Woodhaven’s Grapevine – Volume # 73


In this issue of The Grapevine:

  • Our Next Town Hall – The NYPD / Block Watchers
  • Blizzard Re-Cap & Pictures
  • First Aid Class
  • 102 Precinct Holds Blood Drive
  • Woodhaven Cares
  • WORKS Little League Registration – Last Chance!
  • School Sisters of Notre Dame Mardi Gras Event
  • PS/IS 113 Parent Teacher Association event
  • Citizen’s Police Academy
  • House Explosion in Richmond Hill
  • Previous issues of The Grapevine
**  February Town Hall:  Our next Town Hall is a week from tomorrow — Wednesday, February 20, 8 p.m., at the Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps (78-15 Jamaica Ave.).  This meeting will focus on the NYPD and the Block Watchers program being launched to improve conditions in our neighborhood.  Here is more information about the Block Watchers program.  It’s not too late to become a Block Watcher; here is the application, which you can complete and bring to the Town Hall.  So far, we’ve signed up over 50 residents who are interested in making our community better and safer.  Click here to see a map of where in Woodhaven the program will have coverage — and where we really need more volunteers to step up and become Block Watchers.

** Thanks to all of our Block Captains for their timely reports on conditions on their block.  From everything we heard, it appears that the DSNY did a real good job keeping the streets of Woodhaven clean.  Click here for some beautiful pictures of Woodhaven in the aftermath of last week’s blizzard.

**  A First Aid Class will be offered at the Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps (78-15 Jamaica Ave.) this Sunday, February 17, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Click here for details on what you will learn.  The cost is $40.  If you’re interested, call John Bennett at 516-643-6746 or e-mail bennettcpr@aol.com.  What you learn in this class could save the lives of your friends and family.

** The 102 Precinct is holding a Blood Drive – Click here for details.  Each donation received will help to save up to THREE lives.  The blood drive will be held Friday, February 22nd from 12 to 6 PM at the 102 Precinct (87-34 118th Street in Richmond Hill).


** Here’s a real nice Woodhaven story — one that contradicts the theme that neighbors don’t care about each other anymore.  If you know of any seniors / handicapped individuals who need help with their sidewalks after it snows, please let us know.  We will try to match them up with some volunteers.

** Registration for WORKS Little League ends this Friday, February 15th — click here for more information.

** It was great seeing so many friends at the Mardi Gras Celebration / Fundraiser for Woodhaven’s School Sisters of Notre Dame Educational Center.  Click here for pictures.

**  The Parent Teacher Association of PS/IS 113 is sponsoring an event, “Joey and Mary’s Irish/Italian Comedy Wedding,” on March 15.  Click here to see a poster with more information, including details on how to purchase tickets.

** WRBA President Ed Wendell, his wife Josephine Wendell, and resident Monica Varona all recently graduated from Citizen’s Police AcademyClick here to read all about it.  If interested in attending, please drop us a line — it is a very interesting course that you will get a lot out of — and it’s free!  And at the end, you get your diploma from Commissioner Kelly!

** Please be aware that a house will “explode” tonight in Richmond Hill.  There will be a controlled explosion at a house on 112th Street and Park Lane South.  They are filming a TV Show (“The Americans”).

**  Previous issues of The Grapevine:  If you only recently signed up for The Grapevine, or if you want to look at a previous issue, the last several issues are available on our blog here (be sure to scroll down).
Until next time,
Your friends and neighbors at the

Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association


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