2001-06-13 / Political Page

On the brief side...

On the brief side...

Leader Receives Award

Maria Thomson, executive director of the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation and the Woodhaven Business Improvement District, recently received a Woman Pacesetter Award 2001. She was recommended for the award by Councilmember Alfonso Stabile (R–C, Howard Beach).

Povman Supports Concerts

City Councilmember Morton Povman (D–Kew Gardens Hills) is sponsoring several free concerts this summer.

Tomorrow evening at 8 p.m., Sol Zim In Concert will be presented at the Young Israel Hillcrest, 169-08 Jewel Ave.

The Rabbi Moshe Shur Concert is scheduled for Wednesday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the school yard of the Yeshiva of Central Queens, 150th Street and Jewel Avenue, Kew Gardens Hills.

On Tuesday, Aug. 2, Greg Wilder and the Westchester Swing Band will play at the National Night Out Against Crime in the Electchester Shopping Center, Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Avenue and Parsons Boulevard, Flushing.

The Wilder Band will also perform at the Salute to Briarwood on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 4 p.m. at the Manton Playground, Manton and Main Streets, Briarwood.

Women Of Distinction

A reception and awards ceremony for 14 Women of Distinction selected by state Senator Serphin Maltese (R–C, Middle Village) from his senate district was held recently in Albany.

Two of the women, Patricia Donnelly, Howard Beach, a lobbyist, and Patricia Linekin, Glendale, a health professional, represented the group at the Albany reception held by the state senate.

The other 12 are Rose Camus, Middle Village, parent activist; Nayibe Nunez Berger, Flushing community leader; Claire Culkin, Richmond Hill USO Dance Team alumnus; Priscilla Hidalgo, Ridgewood, St. Aloysius educator; Evelyne Jenniton, Bayside nurse; Frances Lamburini Lo Giuduce, formerly of Elmhurst, Human Resources specialist; Leonora Lavan, president, Woodhaven Cultural and Historical Society; Pauline Leblond, Ridgewood, Community activist; Antoinette Maggio, Ridgewood, community activist; Regina Massaro, Maspeth, animal rights; Susan Simonetti, assist and director, Glenridge Senior Center, Ridgewood, and Ruth Lillian Young, Jamaica, New York State Coalition for Fairness to Veterans.

Crowley Visits Teen AIDS Program

Observing the 20th anniversary of the first documented case of the AIDS virus, Congressmember Joseph Crowley (D–Queens/Bronx) visited Steinway Child and Family Services, 41-36 27th St., Long Island City, which offers HIV/AIDS education workshops for high school students. Crowley met with Mary Redd, the center’s president, last Friday.

Crowley had secured $100,000 for the center’s Teen Peer Education program. Such counseling continues to be paramount in HIV/AIDS prevention, the lawmaker said. The Steinway program takes an innovative approach, Crowley said, by using peer counselors to speak directly about HIV/AIDS prevention.

7 Train Goes To Washington

A subway car from the No. 7 transit line is being transported to Washington, D.C. by flatbed truck to be part of the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Nancy Groce of the Smithsonian said, "We think of the Appalachian Trail and the Trail of Tears and of those kinds of rural trails, but one of my colleagues, who is a Queens folklorist, nominated the No. 7 train. The White House thought about it and said, "Yes, actually that is very representative of the diversity and the richness of New York.’"

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is free and will run from June 27 to July 1 and July 4 to 8 at the national mall in the nation’s capital.

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