Mother’s Day is just around the corner
by Maria Thomson
May 03, 2017 | 712 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Warm weather will soon be here for Mother's Day on Sunday May 14.

So shop Woodhaven's Jamaica Avenue from Dexter Court to 100th Street for mom on her day. Yes, Woodhaven has "walkability" with stores, businesses and other good neighborhood amenities within walking distance.

For older shoppers, the walkability keeps them independent, and families can always "run down to the avenue" or pick up something on the way home from work.

The thriving shopping strip with both mom-and-pop and larger stores contributes to the WBID, which supports our vibrant Woodhaven community by cleaning the streets and graffiti, bagging garbage, and sponsoring community events.

So here's to our beloved mothers and hopes for a great day and many gifts.

One of those events is the "Small Town" Annual Memorial Day Observance on Thursday, May 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Forest Parkway Plaza at Forest Parkway and Jamaica Avenue.

At this Memorial Day Remembrance, we place a new wreath at the monument to Woodhaven servicemen that were killed in WWII. We honor and remember those men of Woodhaven that sacrificed their lives for love of their country and our freedom.

So mark your calendar for this important event. Woodhavenites especially for our elderly

Please encourage your WBID storeowners to request a free sleep-proof bench in front of their store, especially for the elderly. I will secure it for them free of charge. An example of one is in front of DII at 80-19 Jamaica Avenue. Call our office for more information.

Last year, I stated there will be two new pet shelters built in the Bronx and Queens. This would be a great time to build these as "no kill" shelters and start the conversion of the other three shelters already in Brooklyn, Staten Island and Manhattan.

We welcome these two shelters, but why do we have to build two new shelters involving high-paid consultants? I'm sure there are vacant that can be renovated, bringing these shelters on line sooner.

Remember, if it takes two more years, that means many more animals will suffer and be euthanized.

Events in Forest Park and Highland Park begin on May 7, with bird watching at 7:30 a.m. at the reservoir.

I hope that our Greek neighbors and friends enjoyed a joyous Greek Orthodox Easter.

Remember fly your American flags proudly above all others and with respect. May God bless our armed forces, may God bless our disabled veterans, may God bless our leaders, may God bless our NYPD and police officers everywhere, and may God bless our America.

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