Focus On Queens, April 10

The Bayside Village Business Improvement District will host its annual arts and crafts festival from noon to 5 p.m. on April 26 near the LIRR station. The BID is looking for artist and creatives selling a wide range of goods. For information, call (718) 423-2434 or visit www.baysidevillagebid.com/artsandcraftsvendors.

Chin Lin Huang of Flushing was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass.

Elder law and estate planning attorney Michelle A. McSweeney, 38, of Flushing, has joined Genser Dubow Genser & Cona (GDGC) in Melville as an associate attorney.

GRAND OPENING: Fidelis Care President and CEO Rev. Patrick J. Frawley cuts the ribbon to officially open Fidelis Care’s Ridgewood Community Office. Pictured (from left) are Abdo Almasmary, outreach specialist; Max Luna, health insurance program specialist; Lori Vavrinec, director, marketing; Mark Sclafani, vice president, marketing; David Thomas, executive vice president and chief operating officer; the Rev. Patrick J. Frawley, president and CEO; Assemblyman Mike Miller, Humberto Trimino, manager, marketing; Yevgeniy Kupin, supervisor, marketing; and Pablo Rendon, supervisor, marketing.

GRAND OPENING:
Fidelis Care President and CEO Rev. Patrick J. Frawley cuts the ribbon to officially open Fidelis Care’s Ridgewood Community Office. Pictured (from left) are Abdo Almasmary, outreach specialist; Max Luna, health insurance program specialist; Lori Vavrinec, director, marketing; Mark Sclafani, vice president, marketing; David Thomas, executive vice president and chief operating officer; the Rev. Patrick J. Frawley, president and CEO; Assemblyman Mike Miller, Humberto Trimino, manager, marketing; Yevgeniy Kupin, supervisor, marketing; and Pablo Rendon, supervisor, marketing.

Gregory Palermo of Bayside Hills, a student at SUNY Geneseo, was recently inducted into the college’s chapter of Phi Betta Kappa.

Eun Hye Park of Bayside was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at Caldwell College in Caldwell, N.J.

Lauren Blachorsky of Flushing was named the recipient of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Blachorsky is a neuroscience major at Queens College.

Nicholas Morici, a student at Archbishop Molloy High School in Flushing, has been accepted to Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo., for the fall 2014 semester.

Candace Burton of Flushing has been inducted into the Ithaca College chapter of Phi Kappa Phi.

Claudia Korzeniecki of Whitestone will be one of 50 students at Stonehill College in Easton, Mass., who will conduct research with faculty through the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Program. Korzeniecki will be working with Professor and Chair of Chemistry Louis Liotta on a project titled “Various Synthesis Projects.”

Army National Guard Pvt. Christopher A. Dunn has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills
Dun is the son of Maria Dunn of Queens Village.

Bernadette McCallion of Oakland Gardens was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at Marist College in Poughkeepsie.

Rowena Wu of Kew Gardens Hills was recently inducted into the American Marketing Association Alpha Mu Alpha international honorary marketing fraternity at Ithaca College.

Tonika Forrester of Queens Village, a member of the women’s track and field team at Binghamton University, was named to the fall 2013 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

The American-Italian Cancer Foundation’s mobile no-cost screening program will visit the following areas in April:
Joseph Addabbo Family Health Center, 6200 Beach Channel Drive, Arverne, April 11.
Ecuadorian International Center, 37-47 76th St., Jackson Heights, April 12.
Corona Spanish SDA Church, 40-34 102nd St., Corona, April 20.
To schedule an appointment, call (877) 628-9090.

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz recently named Carl Seldin Koerner as her first appointee to the Queens Library’s Board of Trustees.
As one of 19 members on the Queens Library’s Board of Trustees, Koerner will be responsible for helping to oversee all aspects of the library system’s strategy and operations in order to maximize efficiency and utility for all New Yorkers. Koerner takes the Board position previously held by Lillian Gavin.

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng has invited high school students in Queens to participate in the first annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math contest, titled, “The House STEM App Challenge.”
Students who wish to enter the contest or obtain additional information should log onto Meng’s website at http://meng.house.gov/services/stem-competition. Students taking part in the competition are required to provide a YouTube video demo explaining their app. All entries must be original in concept, design and execution.
The deadline to enter is April 30.

The Latin American Cultural Center of Queens and Sunday to Remember will host a spring celebration from 2:30-5 p.m. April 27 at El Paraiso Tropical, 102-11 42nd Ave., Corona. Program is free but donations are welcome. To reserve a seat, call (718) 261-7664 or email LACCQ@aol.com.

Vincent Smith School in Port Washington will hold an April admissions open house from noon to 3 p.m. April 26. Learn how students with learning disabilities such as ADD, ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, expressive and receptive language issues in grades 4-12 succeed.
For information, call (516) 365-4900 or visit www.vincentsmithschool.org.

Army Reserve Pvt. Lobsang Rabten has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions.
Rabten is the son of Sonam Chozam and Tsering Wangchuck of Woodside.

Upcoming events at the CCNS Howard Beach Senior Center include:
Book Club, one Monday per month. Call for information.
Tai Chi with Elaine Fleischman, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays.
Chair aerobics, 10:45-11:45 a.m. Mondays.
Tap dance, 9:30-10 a.m. Tuesdays.
Project Staywell exercises, 10:15-11:15 a.m. Wednesdays.
Art Class, 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-2:30 p.m. Thursdays.
Yoga, 10-11 a.m. Fridays.
Stretching, balance and aerobics, 1 p.m. Fridays.
The CCNS Howard Beach Senior Center is located at the 155-55 Cross Bay Blvd., Howard Beach. For information, call (718) 738-8100.

Samantha Dunn of Rockaway Park was named to the Dan’s List for the fall 2013 semester at Elmira College.

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz recently announced she has appointed Ann Kittredge to a position on the Community Education Council (CEC) for Community School District 28. The district covers all or part of the neighborhoods of Forest Hills, Rego Park and Kew Gardens.

Assemblyman Michael DenDekker announced that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $2,000 scholarships to be awarded at its annual Legislative Conference Day on June 9.
Area students may request an application from DenDekker’s office by calling (718) 457-0384 or visit the office at 75-35 31st Ave., Suite 206-B, East Elmhurst. Applications are due by May 2.

Army Reserve Pvt. Courtney D. Chapman has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills.
Chapman is the son of Rashieda Chapman of Woodside.