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Tis the Season in North Queens

North Queens is glowing!  It seems like 5 or 6 homes on every block has put on their brightest most spectacular decorations this year.

A few homes that you must see is:

  • 166th Street and 23rd Avenue (corner house) in Whitestone
  • 212th Street and 32nd Avenue (corner house) in Bayside
  • Utopia Pkwy and 21st Avenue in Whitestone
  • 188th Street and Union Tpke in Fresh Meadows… Santa will be there this Sunday (12/23)

Any other places we left off?  Please let us know.

Thank You Minute Man Press – Auburndale, NY 11358

Thank you Julianne from Minute Man Press.  We are very pleased with your printing productions.
For more information on Minute Man Press, please visit their site, http://www.bayside.minutemanpress.com

Easy and Festive Fall Harvest Decorating

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Get into the Autumn spirit!  We did the searching for you and found great innovative and easy ways to decorate you home for the fall. Enjoy!

Letter Perfect Leaves

Mark your front door with a leafy monogram. Paint a papier-mache letter and let dry. Hot-glue dried or silk leaves to the front. Shape a piece of wire into a hanging loop, and hot-glue it to the back of the letter.

 

Pumpkins & Candles

Transform miniature pumpkins into beautiful candle holders, perfect for the autumn season. Drill or cut out a hole in the top of the pumpkin the same size as a candle’s tapered base. Hot-glue miniature pinecones, berries, and dried moss around the hole. Insert a candle and light it to add a little glow to your harvest nights.

 

Curb Appeal

Lush potted mums add color to this front stoop, as do paper lanterns hung from the portico. White pumpkins add contrast and a harvest wreath defines the solid wood door.

Harvest Corn

Tie a grouping of Indian corn ears together and hang from a cabinet door. Display jars filled with dried corn and seeds behind glass-front cabinet doors.

 

 

Autumn Planters

When cold weather arrives, gourds, winter squash, Indian corn, and small pumpkins can fill the planters that once overflowed with flowering annuals; tuck some colorful leaves into any gaps. There’s no better way to capture the spirit of the fall harvest season.

 

Fall Foliage Wreath

Long after the last leaves on the lawn have been raked away, this autumnal wreath will hold on to its crispness and color.

Cut from kraft paper, the faux foliage is accented with additional leaves cut from shimmering metallic paper.

The decoration can be hung year after year. When the season changes, store the wreath in a covered cardboard box until next year.

Tools and Materials
Kraft paper, from hardware or art-supply stores

Similar shimmering metallic paper in Gold (P_L32222) and Antique Gold (P_L32227), $13.50 per 50 sheets, from Paper Presentation

Wreath form, 20-inch double-rail wreath ring (DRWR20), $2.95, from mainewreathco.com

Brown satin bow

Stapler

Scissors

Paper Wreath How-To
1. Cut several long, 1 1/2-inch-wide strips of kraft paper. Wrap around a wreath form (ours was 20 inches in diameter) to cover; staple.

2. Cut several 5-by-10-inch rectangles from kraft paper; fold accordion-style. Cut out multiple leaves.

3. Cut more 2 1/2-by-4 1/2-inch rectangles from metallic papers; fold on the diagonal, at a slight curve.

4. Cut out single leaves; gently pinch to create a curved shape. Staple all leaves to wreath form, overlapping. Embellish with a brown satin bow.

Pinecone Lamp Finial

Bring a bit of the forest indoors by decorating a lamp finial with a pinecone, plain or spray-painted silver. If your lamp doesn’t already have a basic finial — the small piece that screws onto the top of a lamp’s harp — you can buy one at the hardware store.

  1. Lamp Finial How-To
    1. Sand the bottom of the pinecone to create a smooth surface.2. Dab a bit of hot glue onto the flattened area, and press the pinecone onto the top of the finial. 

Fun in the Sun – Fort Totten Park Pool in Bayside

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Need a break from the summer heat?

Why not take a visit to the hidden secret that almost everyone knows about.  Fort Totten pool in Bayside!

Fort Totten is such a lovely place to visit.  Historic buildings, stunning bridge views, cool breeze and Best of all it has a FREE NYC pool at the top of the hill.

You will get some good exercise in walking up the hill and across the soccer field but you can immediately cool off in the beautifully maintained pool.

The employees are very helpful.  The pool is large enough to accommodate many visitors for these hot days.

There is a diving board in the deep end and a kiddie pool.  Life guards on duty and paying close attention.

 

Tip:  read the pool rules online before heading out.  Since it is a NYC pool they do have restrictions on what you can bring in to the pool area.  All are understandable rules given the fact that it is a free pool.

Plus they closed everyday from 3-4pm.

If you do decide to make a day out of it, pack a lunch and grab one of the picnic tables outside of the pool area.

A Fine Dining Experience in the Bay Terrace Shopping Center

Whenever a new business opens in our area, I want to be there to check it out.

So two days ago I visited the new deli at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center, Kuzina Kabaret.  I was unsure at first because with my Weight Watchers diet limiting the quantity of my intake, the quality has got to be the best.  And I, in the mood for an amazing salad made just the way I want it.

Jimmy, one of the owners of this new establishment who h just opened last Tuesday, did not disappoint me: he had me pick my favorite variety of fresh greens and then offered me my choice of up to 5 add ons from a huge selection. Then he chopped those delicious fresh ingredients up to perfection and added just enough dressing to satisfy my appetite and still stay within my points for all you Weight Watchers.

I recommend this place very highly. The place I amazingly clean, sparkling even, and the meats and prepared salads looked as good as everything else. Let me know what you think. As for me, this place gets 4 full charges!!

Remembering & Celebrating Memorial Day in Queens, NY

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff of summer. It’s also a time when family and friends get together for those great backyard BBQs. When celebrating Memorial Day weekend 2012 don’t forget the meaning of the holiday.

What is Memorial Day?

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966. However, may towns all over the country, dating back to 1866, arranged large  gatherings of people to honor those who have passed defending our nation.

Memorial Day quotes

“For love of country they accepted death. — James A. Garfield

The greatest glory of a free-born people is to transmit the freedom to their children. — William Havard

The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree. — Thomas Campbell

We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers but to praise them. — Francis A. Walker

Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored. — Daniel Webster

Where to go to celebrate and honor our troops?

Check out local parades in the area by clicking the link below.  And have a Happy and Safe Memorial Day Weekend!
http://www.qgazette.com/current/community_calendar

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World War II veteran Loretta Z. Weiss, from Flushing’s Veterans of Foreign Wars, sells the traditional poppys for soldiers at last years Whitestone Memorial Day Parade. 

 

8th Annual Walk for St. Mary’s Kids & Family Fun Day

Looking for something fun to do with the family, and help out a great cause…

8th Annual Walk for St. Mary’s Kids & Family Fun Day

Fort Totten Park – Bayside, NY

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Registration: 9:00am
Family Fun Day: 9:00am
Walk: 10:00am

Join St. Mary’s  for the 8th Annual Walk for St. Mary’s Kids on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Fort Totten Park and help support children with special needs and their families.

Help make a difference in the lives of New York’s most vulnerable children.

Sign up today – Do it for St. Mary’s Kids!

To learn more about the Walk for St. Mary’s Kids, contact Angela Sculti at 718-281-8817 or asculti@stmaryskids.org
http://events.stmaryskids.org/site/TR/WalkforStMarys/General?fr_id=1050&pg=entry


Price floors leave many New Yorkers stuck in apartments – By Tripp Whetsell / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

This is the article that was needed to uncover what is going on in developments where boards and management hold their shareholders hostage. It is a shame that good people who want to move on w/ their lives cannot make their own decisions based on their life values to live where they want to, because others are afraid of what would happen with their own profit margins. I completely support Mr. McClusky and others like him, and as a realtorfor over 25 years, I empathize with the freedom to make your own decision about what price you want to take and when you want to move!

Read the complete article  http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/real-estate/price-floors-leave-yorkers-stuck-apartments-article-1.1047319#ixzz1psRBS5J 

A Small Makeover to Our Website

“I think we’re having fun.  I think our customers really like our products.  And we’re always trying to do better”.  – Steve Jobs

Here at the Energized Realty Group we are always looking for ways to help YOU (family, friends, neighbors, and customers) get the most information possible when looking for a home.  As a result, we decided to give our website a small makeover to give you the best search possible with the most valuable information.

These are just some of the new features we have on our website:

  • Fast, easy, and accurate searches
  • Walk Score – check out what is nearby every listing – from supermarkets to coffee shops, to parks, the Walk Score has it all.
  • Mortgage Calculator right on the listings page, so you don’t have to leave your page to get mortgage info.
  • And much, much more…

Please check us out energizedrealtygroup.com from your computer, or your mobile device.