Focus On Queens, Nov. 14

HS FOCUS Sikh Parade
Sikh Parade

Assemblyman Mike Miller recently marched with members of the Baba Makhan Shah Lubana Gurdwara, located at 113-10 101st Ave., Richmond Hill. The parade was organized by the Gurdwara in honor of the founder of the Sikh religion, Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

The New York Army National Guard has announced the promotion of members in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership.
Cristian Penaduenas of Woodside, serving with the 107th Military Police Company, is promoted to private.
Jasmine Owens of Corona, serving with the 442ns Military Police Company, is promoted to specialist.
Joseph Calleja of Woodside, serving with the 727th Military Police Detachment, Law and Order, is promoted to staff sergeant.
Anna Teczynska of Jackson Heights, serving with Company B (Military Intelligence), 27th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, is promoted to staff sergeant.
Christopher Soto of Ridgewood, serving with the Battery B, 1-258th Field Artillery, is promoted to sergeant.
Muhammad Velez of Corona, serving with the Company G (Forward Support Company Field Artillery), 427th Brigade Support Battalion, is promoted to sergeant.
Gera Nunezrivera of Far Rockaway, serving with the 107th Military Police Company, is promoted to private.
Ana Bello of Richmond Hill, serving with Company G (Forward Support Company Field Artillery), 427th Brigade Support Battalion, is promoted to sergeant.
Sean Durst of Richmond Hill, serving with the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1-258th Field Artillery, is promoted to sergeant.
Tevin McLeary of South Ozone Park, serving with the 145th Maintenance Company, is promoted to private first class.

Army Pfc. Cesar A. Hincapie 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, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.
Hincapie is the son of Maria Maury of Woodside and is a 2010 graduate of William Cullen Bryant High School in Long Island City. Hincapie earned an associate’s degree in 2012 from LaGuargia Community College.

Army Reserve Pvt. Tashi Sherpa has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Sherpa is the son of Rinji and Jangmo Sherpa of Woodside.

The 110th Precinct Community Council will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Flanders Field VFW Post No. 150, 51-11 108th St., Corona. A representative from the FDNY fire safety education unit will be the guest speaker.

Mathematics professor Yunping Jiang and history professor Joshua Freeman, members of the Queens College faculty, have been named as CUNY Distinguished Professors.

Newtown Literary has invited young writers and poets to enter the Queens Young Authors and Poets contest, a borough-wide writing contest for students in grades 3-12. Queens-based writers will review and judge all entries, which will be accepted until Dec. 20. Winners will be announced in March 2014.
For information, visit www.newtownliterary.org/qyap or email contest@newtownliterary.org.

Nicole Godreau of Jamaica was recently inducted into the Ithaca College Oracle Honor Society.

The Queens Historical Society will sponsor the 26th annual Holiday Historic House Tour from 1-5 p.m. Dec. 8. Seven sites, each with its own story to tell, will participate, including the Kingsland Homestead, Voekler Orth Museum, Lewis Latimer House Museum, the Friends Meeting House, Flushing Town Hall, Bowne House and the Louis Armstrong House Museum.
Tickets cost $10 and provide admission to all seven sites. For information, call (718) 939-0647 or email info@queenshistoricalsociety.org.

City View Pharmacy in Astoria is sponsoring its eighth annual Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit City Harvest, through Nov. 26. The pharmacy is asking for canned fruit and vegetables, canned proteins, mac and cheese, plastic jars of peanut butter and family sized packages of hot and cold cereal.
City View Pharmacy is located at 23-07 Astoria Blvd., between 23rd and Crescent Streets.

Martin A. Gleason Funeral Home is holding its annual St. Mary’s Hospital for Children holiday drive, through Dec. 6. For information, visit www.facebook.com/stmaryskids.

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall has announced that residents in need of financial assistance to help heat their homes this winter will be able to go to Queens Borough Hall to apply for grants from the Home Energy Assistance Program starting next week.
The Borough HEAP office will begin accepting applications for this season’s program on Nov. 18. The office is located in Room 225 on the second floor of Queens Borough Hall and will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m.
For information on what documents are required to apply for the program, call the City’s HEAP hotline, at (800) 692-0557.

The American-Italian Cancer Foundation’s mobile no-cost breast cancer screening program will hold screenings at the following locations:
Nov. 23: Korean Community Services, 35-56 159th St., Flushing.
Nov. 26: Castle Senior Living, 108-25 Horace Harding Expy, Corona.
Nov. 27: Susan B. Anthony Academy IS 238, 88-15 182nd Place, Hollis.
To schedule an appointment, call (877) 628-9090.

AJW Honoring Nolan
Honoring Nolan

Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan was recently honored at a reception organized by Sunnyside Community Services for her contributions to the community and for her years of public service. Pictured (from left) are past honoree Ira Greenberg, Sunnyside Community Services Executive Director Judy Zangwill and Nolan.