Help our seniors, trees in this heat
by Maria Thomson
Jul 17, 2013 | 1265 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Last week I stated that it was “hot, hot, hot,” quoting from a song. Well, this week’s song is we’re having a “heat wave.” The temperatures are so high and oppressive that it has become a true health hazard.

I hope that you have air conditioners, and as I have stated before, if you have to go out stop periodically in our air-conditioned stores on your Woodhaven’s Jamaica Avenue. Or go into one of our restaurants and sit and have a cold drink. If you need to buy groceries, there are stores that you can call and they will deliver what you need.

Again, I want to reiterate, There are two designated cooling centers in Woodhaven. Our still-damaged Woodhaven Senior Citizen Center in the Volunteer Ambulance Corps at 78-15 Jamaica Avenue, which is open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. And the Woodhaven Library at 85-41 Forest Parkway (under construction, so please use the 85th Drive entrance), which is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., except Tuesday when it is open from 2 to 7 p.m.

In this heat, please water our street trees. If you are fortunate enough to have a tree in front of your home (did you know that having a tree in front of your home increases your property value by thousands of dollars?) or store, please water them. (You can use the water from your air conditioners).

In my June 25th article, I stated that a little street tree was planted in the location of our Christmas Tree in the Forest Park Plaza in error. I also stated that the WBID had made the Parks Department aware of this and the little street tree, which is thriving, would be transplanted and an evergreen tree would be planted in its place in September. So, this was settled in June. Now the WBID will make sure that this little Woodhaven tree when transplanted will stay in Woodhaven.

Don’t accept being battered. Our great Queens District Attorney has a Domestic Violence Unit available to you. Please call (718) 296-6550.

Events at George Seuffert Bandshell

• Thursday, August 1, 7:30 p.m.

Mike Delguidice and Big Shot featuring Tommy Byrnes and Chuck Burgi from the

Billy Joel Band

• Friday, August 2, 8 p.m.

Movies Under the Stars featuring the hit

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

Events at Highland Park

• Wednesday July 24, 7 p.m.

Swing Sabroso - Dance along to the rhythmic sounds of this dynamic Salsa band.

• Wednesday, July 31, 7 p.m.

Sonido Libre - Experience the excitement of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia and Mambo.

Take care in this heat. Remember, fly our American flags proudly above all others and wear your American flag lapel pins. May God bless our leaders, may God bless our armed forces and disabled veterans, and may God bless our America.

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