Back to school sales
by Maria Thomson
Aug 29, 2012 | 1975 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The weather was on the warm side, bright and sunny, when on Saturday, August 25, our annual “Back to School Sales Days” began.

Our award-winning Woodhaven Business Improvement District on Woodhaven’s Jamaica Avenue from Dexter Court to 100th Street was busy with people shopping in our stores that were filled with bargains. Our “Everything Avenue” was hopping and moving with activity. The shoppers finding “everything” they need right here on Woodhaven’s Jamaica Avenue, where “We’re Taking Care of Bidness.”

Many great savings were made, beginning this past Saturday. The WBID-sponsored Back to School Sales Days activities on our “Everything Avenue” were happy and enjoyable. The children were smiling with little faces painted with kitty cat whiskers and pink rabbit noses. They could be spotted walking our Woodhaven’s Jamaica Avenue with balloons and waving small American flags, with their WBID shopping bags full of free goodies.

Also all along the avenue, our WBID reps were distributing quarters to parking cars, thanking them for shopping our Woodhaven’s Jamaica Avenue. In our Forest Parkway Plaza area, there was dancing and rocking to the great music of Plastic Soul. The songs were from the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and so many rock and roll songs that you couldn’t help but move. The old and young alike tapped their feet to this talented group.

It was a truly fun shopping day with something for everyone. These free events all courtesy of your storeowners and business owners that care enough to contribute to the WBID that make these enjoyable free activities possible. So continue to shop, shop, shop our Everything Avenue. Only in Woodhaven.

Important Information: The GWDC Office is again offering low-cost home improvement loans. These loans at 2 and 5 percent are available for one to four-family homes. Please call our office at (718) 805-0202 to find out if you qualify and for more information.

To be noted: As with the Congress and Senate and Assembly districts that were redrawn this year, the City Council Districts will be changed; this all due to the U.S. Census. At this time, Woodhaven is covered by two council members, Honorable Elizabeth Crowley and Honorable Eric Ulrich.

Although they are excellent caring representatives, there is often confusion as to the areas of Woodhaven that they cover. It is the thinking that it would be better for Woodhaven to have only one council member representing all of Woodhaven. Although in having two council persons we have two voices and two votes for Woodhaven causes.

Hearings were held in regard to redrawing the lines of the City Council, but you can still submit written testimony to state your position. What do you think?

Remember the “Jewel of Forest Park” our Forest Park Carousel is now open every day from 11 a.m. until sunset with free clown/magic shows every Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.

Important Election Information: Thursday, September 13, will be the Democratic and Republican primaries. You should be receiving postcards in the mail regarding your polling location address. This is where you go to vote in this primary and in the November election. Please vote for it is important that Woodhaven votes, for voting makes us strong.

General elections will be held on Tuesday, November 6. If you can not get to the polls to vote due to a handicap or the possibility of bad or snowy weather, then plan on securing an absentee ballot now, just in case. Please call (866) 868-3692 to have an absentee ballot application mailed to you, then fill it out and return to the address noted. The last day to postmark the return of this application is Thursday, September 6. You will then receive your absentee ballot, which will have to be mailed back and postmarked by Wednesday, September 12.

Please do not lose your opportunity to vote. Remember every vote counts. If you need any additional information, please call our Office at (718) 805-0202. The GWDC is assisting the N.Y.C. Campaign Finance Board with disseminating this information on the elections.

Fly your American flags proudly above all others and replace them often. Wear your flag pin, too. May God bless our armed forces, our disabled veterans and may God bless America.

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