Focus On Queens, Dec. 5

Air Force Airman John Lee graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Lee is the son of Soojin Lee of Fresh Meadows and the grandson of Jong Soon Lee of Long Island City. He is a 2010 graduate of Cardozo High School in Bayside.

SENATE PROCLAMATION: State Sen. Jose Peralta recently presented a proclamation to the Fialkoff Foundation for a Drig-Free World NYC Program, founded by Bayside dentist Bernard Fialkoff. Pictured (from left) are David Tidman, Peralta, Fialkoff and Tameek Williams.

SENATE PROCLAMATION:
State Sen. Jose Peralta recently presented a proclamation to the Fialkoff Foundation for a Drig-Free World NYC Program, founded by Bayside dentist Bernard Fialkoff. Pictured (from left) are David Tidman, Peralta, Fialkoff and Tameek Williams.

Air National Guard Airman Bryan Chang graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
Chang is the son of Vivian Chung of Fresh Meadows and is a 2009 graduate of Francis Lewis High School in Fresh Meadows.

Air Force Airman Clarence E. Bell graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
Bell is the son of Deidre Basile of Springfield Gardens and is a 2012 graduate of Cardozo High School in Bayside.

Army Reserve Pvt. Khemnauth Jagroop 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.
Jagroop is a 2009 graduate of Martin Van Buren High School, Queens Village.

St. Josaphat’s RC Church of Bayside will hold a Christmas Craft sale plus Polish meat and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 7 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 8.
The church will also hold a flea market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 15.
Both events will be held in the parish hall, 35th Avenue and 210th Street, Bayside. Call Steve at (718) 224-3052 for information.

Anthony Cervasio of Flushing is a participating member of the SUNY Delhi men’s swimming and diving team.

Daniel Graham, a graduate of Saint Francis Prep in Floral Park, was inducted into the Colgate University chapter of Phi Eta Sigma.

TURKEY DONATION: Councilman Daniel Dromm poses with students and Principal Dolores Beckham from IS 145 in Jackson heights, where Dromm donated 20 turkeys, thanks to the generosity of Howard Koeppel of Koeppel Nissan on Northern Boulevard.

TURKEY DONATION:
Councilman Daniel Dromm poses with students and Principal Dolores Beckham from IS 145 in Jackson heights, where Dromm donated 20 turkeys, thanks to the generosity of Howard Koeppel of Koeppel Nissan on Northern Boulevard.

Assemblyman Edward Braunstein is once again sponsoring a holiday gift drive for hospitalized veterans and a toy drive for hospitalized children.
All gifts should be delivered by Dec. 18 to Braunstein’s office 213-33 39th Ave., Suite 238, Bayside, to the office of Dr. William Duke, 35-01 202nd St., or Community Board 11, 46-21 Little Neck Parkway. For information, call (718) 357-3588.

Assemblyman David Weprin will host a holiday toy drive to benefit the autistic children of the Lifeline Center for Child Development, 80-09 Winchester Blvd., Queens Village. Participants can bring a new unwrapped educational toy, game or book suitable for children ages 12 and younger to Weprin’s office, 185-06 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows.
Donations must be received by Dec. 18. For information, call (718) 454-3027.

Emma Lobenhofer of Astoria and Krysatl Quero of Corona will take part in SUNY Potsdam’s Dept. of Theatre and Dance performances of original dance work.

Leeza Tirado of Corona was named treasurer of the Debate Society at the University of Scranton for the 2013-14 academic year.

Julie Wan, a graduate of Hunter College High School in Jackson Heights, was inducted into the Colgate University chapter of Phi Eta Sigma.

Greater Ridgewood Historical Society will host a visit with St. Nicholas from noon to 4 p.m. and candlelight tours from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Vander Ende Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave., Ridgewood.
Cost is $3 for adults and free for children. For information, call (718) 456-1776 or visit www.onderdonkhouse.org.

Community Board 5 will meet 7 p.m. Dec. 11 in the cafeteria of Christ the King High School, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village. Comptroller John Liu will address the board.

Sunnyside Shines is holding a photo contest to determine which Sunnyside business has the best holiday window display. Participants can upload a photo to the BID’s Facebook page or to Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #SunnysideWindowContest.
Entries will be accepted until 5 p.m. Dec. 16 and voting will continue until Dec. 18 at 5 p.m. The business with the most votes will win a cash prize of $500. For information, visit www.sunnysideshines.org.

The Indian Jewish Congregation of USA will host a post-Hanukkah celebration beginning 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., Rego Park.
Cost is $20 per person in advance, $22 at the door. Children under the age of 12 will be charged $12. To RSVP, email events@jewsofindia.org or call (718) 897-8718, (516) 941-6268 or (347) 244-1181.

Girl Scout Daisy Troop 4360, Brownie Troop 4336 and Junior Troop 4281 hope to collect 200 homemade holiday cards to give to Boots on the Ground NY to send to soldiers stationed overseas. The troops will collect holiday cards from 3-5 p.m. Dec. 13 at PS 56, 86-10 114th St., Richmond Hill and 5-6 pm. Dec. 13 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 86-20 114th St., Richmond Hill.

Air Force Airman Aaron S. Jaime graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Jaime is the son of Jacqueline Piccardo of South Richmond Hill and Efrain Jaime Jr. of Jamaica. He is a 2012 graduate of Aviation High School in Long Island City.

Army Pvt. Stephanie N. Singh 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.
Singh is the niece of Mohani Ali of Ozone Park and is a 2011 graduate of John Adams High School in Ozone Park.