When it is cold and snowy it really is hard on everyone of all ages, the old and the young suffering the most. The ice is especially dangerous. So please be careful walking, and if there are any problem areas on Jamaica Avenue call our office and we will address the spot. During the snowstorm, the WBID shoveled in front of the collapsed building at 78-19 Jamaica Avenue.
Remember, just five weeks until Daylight Savings time, and six to spring when the sun will be stronger and the snow will be a memory.
As Woodhavenites, we have to keep getting down to Jamaica Avenue. In spite of the weather, the stores are open and there are residents walking on the avenue. If you can't, there are many stores, restaurants and businesses that deliver.
Some of our supermarkets offer free home delivery, and some can take orders over the telephone. So, if you don't want to go out, stay home and get what you want delivered right to your door.
Being so preoccupied by the snowstorm and the cold weather, we almost forgot our day for lovers. Valentine's Day is this coming Sunday, and there are still many gifts and tokens of love available on our "Everything Avenue."
In our many stores you can buy cards with loving sentiments and any “heartfelt” gifts you may need, as well as send roses by telephone from our local florists. Most of our stores are family owned and offer personalized warm attention to their shoppers.
So buy that perfume, a gift certificate, jewelry, special outfit or the homemade delicious box of chocolates for that loving lady in your life. And for that special guy buy him a shirt, cologne, or if you really want to show your love, let him have some of your homemade chocolates from Schmidt’s Confectionery.
Please always shop locally, especially now in these difficult times, and keep your money in the Woodhaven community. Woodhaven store and business owners care about Woodhaven and keep your Jamaica Avenue vital. Our stores and businesses are hurting because of the difficult economy and the inclement weather, so help them out.
Happy Lunar New Year, the Year of the Monkey, and for the first year a public school holiday.
Remember, our children will be safe in New York because of Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, whose office is prosecuting all child abuse cases to the fullest extent of the law. If you suspect child abuse, call (800) 342-3720, you may remain anonymous.
Attention doo-wop afficionados, on February 14 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Tropical Restaurant at 88-18 Jamaica Avenue there will be live great 50’s music, great food, good company and great ambiance. Come by and enjoy!
May God bless our armed forces, may God bless our disabled veterans, may God bless our NYPD and most of all may God bless our America.