Focus On Queens, June 26

D-DAY HONOREE: In the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, U.S. Navy Veteran Lawrence Janos, a decorated veteran of the famed D-Day invasion of Europe that turned the tide of World War II and a resident of Atria Kew Gardens, was honored Friday in ceremonies commemorating its 70th anniversary.

D-DAY HONOREE:
In the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, U.S. Navy Veteran Lawrence Janos, a decorated veteran of the famed D-Day invasion of Europe that turned the tide of World War II and a resident of Atria Kew Gardens, was honored Friday in ceremonies commemorating its 70th anniversary.

Local students were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester at the University of New Haven in Connecticut. They include:
Bayside: John Paul Koulotouros, Maria Panepinto.
Bellerose: Nichelle King.
College Point: Christopher Sang.
Flushing: Tori Watson.
Queens Village: Desiree McPherson.
Whitestone: Joseph Totino.

Eddy Garcia of College Point and George Chern of Fresh Meadows were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester at Morrisville State College.

Local students were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester at Farmingdale State College. They include:
Bellerose: Christian Scarborough, Reet Kaur, Jeffrey Merai.
Douglaston: Lisa Calhoun, Nexhdet Fejzullaj, Paige Robito.
Fresh Meadows: Porousha Chomeili, Gabriel Kocon.
Queens Village: Zeeshan Ali, Ava Cazabonnet, Shannel Tomlinson, Kimberly Castilla, John Cassidy.
Whitestone: Anthony Larousa, Thomas Regan.

Lauren Fink of Flushing was named to the President’s List for the spring 2014 semester at Herkimer College.

Ricole Beaubian of Queens Village and Timothy Chan of Douglaston were named to the President’s List for the spring 2014 at SUNY Potsdam.

Jaclyn Castoro of Beechhurst and Navjot Samra of Floral Park were named to the Provost’s List for the spring 2014 semester at Hofstra University in Hempstead.

Local students were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester at Cornell University in Ithaca. They include:
Bayside: Annie Fan, Andrew Huang.
Floral Park: Jonathan Park.
Flushing: Seul-E Son.
Fresh Meadows: Sangmin Choi.
Glen Oaks: Vidhan Bhatt, Venkatesa Chandrasekaran.
Little Neck: Deborah Seok.
Whitestone: Michelle Lee.

Upcoming programs at the Howard Beach Senior Center include:
Stretching, Balancing and Aerobics Exercise Class with Lisa Garcia, certified silver sneaker teacher, 1:15-2 p.m. Fridays.
Art Class, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays and 12:30-2:30 p.m. Fridays.
The Howard Beach Senior Center is located at 155-55 Crossbay Blvd., Howard Beach. For information, call (718) 738-8100.

Local students were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester at Farmingdale State College. They include:
Forest Hills: Juliet Crawbuck.
Kew Gardens: Antanas Bublis.
Rego Park: Paola Dominguez Iglesia.
Rockaway Beach: Daniel Nowicki.
Woodhaven: Natalie Young.

Joseph Dinas of Rego Park was named to the President’s List for the spring 2014 at SUNY Potsdam.

Local students were named to the Provost’s List for the spring 2014 semester at Hofstra University in Hempstead. They include:
Far Rockaway: Michael Annan.
Kew Gardens: Lubaina Haider.
Ozone Park: Victoria Bohme.

John Indergaard of Kew Gardens was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester at Cornell University in Ithaca.

Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering an Americans Boating Safely course which satisfies all PWC/boating license requirements. The course will be held at the Old Mill Yacht Club 163-33 Cross Bay Blvd., Howard Beach on July 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. For information, call Barry Caesar at (718) 641-0886.