Focus On Queens, Jan. 9

Heather Harrison

Heather Harrison

Heather Harrison of Forest Hills was one of four attorneys promoted by the law firm Farrell Fritz in New York. She was promoted to counsel. Harrison is a commercial litigation attorney concentrating in business litigation and partnership disputes.

New Borough President Melinda Katz will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the 112th Precinct Community Council, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15 at the precinct, 68-40 Austin St., Forest Hills. Refreshments will be served.

The Latin American Cultural Center of Queens has announced its annual Winter Dance Party from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Jan. 26 at El Paraiso Tropical, 102-11 42nd Ave., Corona. Raffles and refreshments will be made available.
The free program will include musical entertainment by Francisco Cantilo. Space is limited. To RSVP, call (718) 261-7664 or email laccq@aol.com.

Angela Amor of Whitestone and Mia Polizzotto of Flushing were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at York College of Pennsylvania.

Deanna D’Alessio of Bayside was named to the President’s List for the fall 2013 semester at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy.

Clifford Guilloteau of Queens Village was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy.

EXPANDING FAMILY: National Alliance on Mental Illness and Greater Allen AME Cathedral of New York have introduced new Family to Family classes at five Queens locations: Greater Allen A.M.E Cathedral of New York, Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, Queens Hospital Center, St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care, and NS-LIJ Zucker Hillside Hospital. Pictured (from left) are Jeannette Wells, Don Capone, executive director, NAMI-NYS; and Majose Carrasco, director, NAMI Multicultural Action Center. For information, call (718) 347-7284 or visit www.namiqn.org.

EXPANDING FAMILY:
National Alliance on Mental Illness and Greater Allen AME Cathedral of New York have introduced new Family to Family classes at five Queens locations: Greater Allen A.M.E Cathedral of New York, Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, Queens Hospital Center, St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care, and NS-LIJ Zucker Hillside Hospital. Pictured (from left) are Jeannette Wells, Don Capone, executive director, NAMI-NYS; and Majose Carrasco, director, NAMI Multicultural Action Center. For information, call (718) 347-7284 or visit www.namiqn.org.

The Bayside Historical Society will host its annual Contemporary Art Exhibition at 2 p.m. Jan. 12 at the society building. Cost is $8 for general admission. BHS members are free. To reserve parking, call (718) 352-1548.

Animal Care and Control of NYC will host an adoption special every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in January. Adult cats will be available for a $20 adoption fee, rabbits for $35 and dogs for $40. All adoptions include vaccinations, a microchip, spay/neuter, a free office visit at a participating vet and a free ID tag.
AC&C is open from noon to 7 p.m. daily at three locations: 326 E. 110th St., Manhattan; 2336 Linden Blvd., Brooklyn; and 3139 Veterans Road West, Staten Island. For information, visit www.nycacc.org.

Queens Botanical Garden will host a NYC Compost Project: Teacher Wormshop, 6-8 p.m. Jan. 15. The program will discuss the benefits of composting with worm bin in the classroom. Fee is $5 per person and registration is required. To register, email compost@queensbotanical.org or call (718) 539-5296.

The Community District Education Council 26 meeting scheduled for Jan. 30 has been cancelled. The next meeting will be held on Feb. 25.
The Feb. 25 meeting, to be held in the Martin Van Buren High School auditorium, 230-17 Hillside Ave., Queens Village, will start at 7:30 p.m. On the agenda is Nikki Scott, from the Office of New Schools, who will introduce Hoa Tu, the proposed leader for the New Early College and Career High School coming to the district.

CONTEST WINNERS: Century 21 Amiable, located at 69-39 Myrtle Ave. in Glendale, was the first place winner of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas Decoration contest. Pictured (from left) are Anne Marie Chirichigno, Andrea Scelisi, Margaret Bruce, Sonia Kulesxa, Jian Jun Li, Dino Doxakopoulos and Joseph Guidici.

CONTEST WINNERS:
Century 21 Amiable, located at 69-39 Myrtle Ave. in Glendale, was the first place winner of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas Decoration contest. Pictured (from left) are Anne Marie Chirichigno, Andrea Scelisi, Margaret Bruce, Sonia Kulesxa, Jian Jun Li, Dino Doxakopoulos and Joseph Guidici.

The Samuel Field Y and the Central Queens Y have announced that the Business Council’s fourth annual breakfast will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on March 11 at Douglaston Manor, 6320 Commonwealth Blvd., Douglaston.
Honorees include:
Gus Buitrago, Flushing Bank vice president, 2014 Business Leadership Award.
Susan Cohen, Brandywine Senior Living at the Savoy director of community relations, 2014 Community Leadership Award.
Ronald Fatoullah, attorney, Ronald Fatoullah and Associates, 2014 Community Leadership Award.
For information on reservations and sponsorship, call Jennifer Colletti-Membreno at (718) 225-6750, Ext. 238, or email jcm@sfy.org.

Upcoming events at the Kew Gardens Community Center include:
Concert, a musical program by Johnny Mathis, noon, Jan. 13.
Open Mic, under the direction of Sheryl Simler, Jan. 15.
Health Talk, with Dr. Herbert Gingold, 11 a.m. Jan. 15.
Healthy Living, with Felice Ivy, “Staying Healthy in Winter,” 11 a.m. Jan. 28.
The Kew Gardens Community Center is located at 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202, Kew Gardens. For information, call (718) 268-5960.

Jose Luis of Richmond Hill was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at Benedictine College in Atchinson, Kansas.

Ryan Rayder of Belle Harbor was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at York College of Pennsylvania.

Shanaj Hoque of Ozone Park was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy.