It may not feel it, but spring is coming
by Maria Thomson
Feb 16, 2010 | 1405 views | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The snow arrived! Yes, the predicted snow storm arrived as expected, so I hope that you stocked up on the reasonably priced food and vegetables from our many supermarkets on Woodhaven’s Jamaica Avenue. In addition to the snow it has been very cold, but don’t feel too badly, for Florida’s temperatures have been in the 30 degree range or lower.

So now we look forward to spring. Your calendars will tell you that the change to an earlier daylight savings time will begin on Saturday, March 14, and Spring '10 begins on Saturday, March 20, so these changes will be coming up faster this year. “So hold on, spring’s a coming” to paraphrase a 50’s song - only 40 days to go!

This week we thought of Love. I hope that you bought your Valentine's Day “token of love” on our Woodhaven’s Jamaica Avenue from Dexter Court to 100th Street. Most of our stores are family owned and operated, and offer personalized warm attention to their shoppers. So please, always shop locally, especially now in these difficult times, keep your money in our Woodhaven community. I hope that you had a very loving day. Remember, Woodhaven storeowners and business owners care about Woodhaven, for they contribute toward your WBID to fund keeping your Jamaica Avenue vital.

Our children will be safe in New York because of our Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, who 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.

Mark your calendar, for the Woodhaven Business Improvement District Easter Bunny will also be here on Saturday, March 27. On this day, our fluffy Easter Bunny will take free pictures with the “young and young at heart” in our newly renovated Forest Parkway Plaza area off Jamaica Avenue between 1 and 4 p.m., as well as distribute goodies. There will also be more activities along our Woodhaven’s Jamaica Avenue (weather permitting). More on this to come.

Remember, your Woodhaven Business Improvement District remains the only BID in Southeast Queens besides the three Jamaica BIDs. So, make use of your Woodhaven’s Jamaica Avenue, your shopping strip from Dexter Court to 100th Street, where our American Flags fly proudly and the trees in our Forest Parkway Plaza are strung with red, white, and blue lights in honor of our Armed Forces.

The Woodhaven Business Improvement District is still distributing free American flags, as well as “God Bless America” flyers. Please call (718) 805-0760 for more information. Fly our American flag proudly and replace it often.

Are you interested in a civil service job? More jobs have been added to those already listed, with Civil Service test dates and locations. For more information please call 311 or (212) New-York or visit

May God bless our leaders, may God bless our armed forces fighting terrorism on foreign shores so that we may be safe here at home, and may God bless our America.

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