30 THE QUEENS COURIER • FEBRUARY 28, 2013 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT www.queenscourier.com victoria’s secrets VICTORIA SCHNEPS firstname.lastname@example.org An icon celebrates I want to wish my dearest friend Claire Shulman a very happy birthday. Surrounded by family and friends, Claire celebrated at Mulan in Flushing, in one of their private rooms. May her year be one of joy and happiness and may she celebrate many more birthdays! We lost a great leader Celebrating Claire Shulman’s (center) birthday were (from left): Judge Nick Garafus and wife Betsey Seidman, Stu and me, Wendy Wang, son Larry Shulman and Linda Jacobs, Chinway (Michelle) Wang, husband Mel Shulman and Vinny and Sophie Riso come in for our WINTER specials DYNAMIC DENTAL WORK 718-297-4100 • 718-297-4106 175-15 JAMAICA AVENUE • JAMAICA $500 OFF $500 OFF It was with great sadness that I learned of the passing of my former editor-in-chief, Lou Parajos. He was a wonderful match for me because since The Couriers were founded in 1985 I have had, on and off, a Daily News man as my editor. Lou was the best of the best. A mutual friend, Jim Rodgers, had known Lou for years and bumped into me on Bell Boulevard and asked if I needed an editor. It seems that since Lou had retired from his years as managing editor of the Daily News he was home a lot. His wife Carol had said (not in these exact words), “I married you for better or worse, but not for lunch” and so he was willing to talk to me about going back to work at our newspapers. Lou was a big man both physically and personally. When we met it was instant love. I offered him a second career and he began almost immediately after we met. I loved and respected his knowledge and experience and he never let me down. He led us to our next level of excellence. I’m a big believer that a leader is only as good as the people around him, and sure enough Lou put together a top notch team. In fact our present editor-in-chief, Toni Cimino, was his protege and I know she makes him proud. During Lou’s tenure, through his talent and knowledge, he led and trained our reporting staff, resulting in our earning many professional awards from our peers at the New York State Press Association. But most importantly, as Jack Valenti said about Lyndon B. Johnson, “I sleep better at night knowing you sit as our president.” So I felt when Lou was my leader. Rest in peace my friend. You will be missed. Doing good in our world My daughter-in-law, Mimi Broner, visits often and last week she brought with her a package of coffee beans. The manufacturer is a client of her husband, Jim. Ordinarily I’d just put it away, but because I had to grind the beans I took a longer look at the packaging. The coffee beans were grown in Rwanda by a company whose mission is making a difference, from creating schools to improving the livelihood of coffee farmers. Learn more about what they do at www. westrockcoffee.com. Oh yes, the coffee was delicious. Lou Parajos, our former editor-in-chief and former Daily News editor, brought much to our pages. He will be missed. A unique product While I was on a weekend in Manhattan, I met Richard DiFred at an upscale store’s cosmetic counter. He is bringing a unique product to the marketplace, Imperial Yucatan Honey. It’s a certified organic white flower honey from the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico. As he explained “after many years in the luxury goods market and gaining extensive experience with production and manufacturing, I wanted to create a product that would navigate in these two markets and bring about a change in both the specialty food market and high-end specialty retail market.” It’s a very personal voyage for Richard. He has developed the product, which is great to eat, but, more importantly for me, if applied on your skin for 15 minutes each day for 10 days it will take 10 years away. Wow! Stay tuned! Imperial Yucatan Honey is a certified organic honey from the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico that is great to eat, but, more importantly for me, if applied on your skin for 15 minutes each day for 10 days it will take 10 years away.
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