Focus On Queens, Nov. 7

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Anne Frank Center Visit

Students at Veritas Academy in Flushing visited the Anne Frank Center in TriBeCa, to examine a new exhibit that offered an up-close look at Frank’s family history.

The New York Army National Guard has announced the reenlistment of members in recognition of their continuing commitment to serve.
Specialist Katherine Soto of Ozone Park has reenlisted to continue service with the Company G (Forward Support Company, Field Artillery) 427th Brigade Support Battalion.
Staff Sergeant Rohit Ramoutar of Richmond Hill has reenlisted to continue service with the 719 Transportation Company.
Specialist Corina Encarnacion of Woodhaven has reenlisted to continue service with the Headquarters and Support Company, 42nd Infantry Division.
Private First Class Joshua Catricala of Astoria has reenlisted to continue service with Company F (Forward Support Company, Infantry) 427th Brigade Support Battalion.
Specialist Roy Aguinaga of Woodside has reenlisted to continue service with the Company C, 101st Signal Battalion.

Army Pvt. Henry J. Gualotuna has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Gualotuna is the son of Jose Gualotuna and brother of Huga Gualotuna, both of Corona.

Local students received degrees during summer 2013 commencement ceremonies at Boston University. They include:
Forest Hills: Hyebin Hong, Master of Theological Studies degree, summa cum laude.
Howard Beach: Rocco Bagnarol, Bachelor of Arts degree in Chinese language and literature, magna cum laude.
Rego Park: Peris Alban, Doctor of Musical Arts degree in music education.
Astoria: Matthew McClay, Master of Engineering degree in electrical engineering; Sonia Borys, Master of Liberal Arts degree in gastronomy.

Carlos E. Aviles

Carlos E. Aviles

Air Force Airman Carlos E. Aviles 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.
Aviles is the son of Joann Aviles of Woodhaven and Carlos Aviles of the Bronx.

Forest Hills Hospital was named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America.

Community Board 6 will meet starting at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 at the Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202 in Kew Gardens.

The Forest Park Jewish Center, 90-45 Myrtle Ave., Glendale, will present “To Be or Not to Be,” starring Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft, as part of its second Sunday program of the season, at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 10. The event is in honor of Evelyn Bernstein’s 90th birthday. Admission is $10. For information or to RSVP, call Goldie at (718) 847-6273.

The Samuel Field Y has invited adults with disabilities and those who care about them to a special Thanksgiving celebration from 1-3 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Y, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck. For information or to make a reservation, call Marisa Plotkin at (718) 225-6750, Ext. 345, or email plotkinm@sfy.org.

Air Force Airman Luis Mario B. Hans graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
Hans is the nephew of Philomena Bergantinos of Woodside.

Community Board 5 will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 in the cafeteria of Christ the King High School, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village.

Naif Alabdullatif of Long Island City received a Master of Science degree in engineering management during commencement ceremonies at Western New England University in Springfield, Mass., on Oct. 15.

Air National Guard Airman Daniel F. Suaza 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.
Suaza is the son of Angela Giraldo of Elmhurst.

Air Force Airman Hanniel J. Julien 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.
Julien is the son of Carla Shurwin Julien of Cambria Heights and is a 2012 graduate of Holy Cross High School in Flushing.

Air Force Airman Rafael Rodriguez graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
Rodriguez is the son of Ana Rodriguez of Jamaica.

Air Force Airman Jonathan Escala 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.
Escala is the son of Raquel Escala of Corona and Enrique Escala of Jamaica. He is a 2009 graduate of John Bowne High School of Flushing.

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Ecuadorian Health Fair
Corona Plaza hosted the Ecuadorian Consulate’s annual health fair on Oct. 19. The daylong event featured health screenings, vaccinations, health talks, medical care and insurance information. There was also a children’s area and a wonderful set of live entertainment, including a performance by the Ayazamana Cultural Center (above), which promotes and educates the community about Ecuadorian culture through the arts.