20 The QUEE NS Courier • NOVEMBER 6, 2014 for breaking news visit www.queenscourier.com INDOOR FUN AT THE FLEA BY QUEENS COURIER STAFF email@example.com/@QueensCourier The fun continues in Long Island City as the LIC Flea & Food has made its move indoors for its annual holiday market. Since last weekend, the LIC Flea Holiday Market has been now located at the warehouse connected to the original outdoor lot on the corner of Fifth Street and 46th Avenue. Every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 21, the indoor holiday market will include a mix of LIC Flea favorite vendors with new faces offering local, handmade and uniquely curated items. Vendors will also be selling delicious treats and drinks. Shoppers will be able to find something for everyone on their list. The LIC Flea Beer Garden also remains open, offering selections from local breweries SingleCut Beersmiths, Queens Brewery, Finback Brewery and Rockaway Brewing Company. Drink specials including $2 beer and $3 wine is available from 4 to 5 p.m. There will be great events in the weekends to come such as Lego building, cupcake making, pictures with Santa Claus and much more. Shoppers can also enter the LIC Flea Black Friday challenge by stopping at the market and getting all their holiday shopping done before Dec. 1. Those who show $100 or more worth of receipts from the LIC Flea from November will have a chance to win $100 in Flea Bucks to be spent in the month of December. See www.facebook.com/licflea for how to enter. The LIC Flea Holiday Market is open every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information visit www.licflea.com or www.facebook.com/licflea. FORMER PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR FOR FIELD HOTEL ASSOCIATES DOLLY DETHOMAS PASSES AWAY BY QUEENS COURIER STAFF firstname.lastname@example.org @QueensCourier Dolly DeThomas, the former public relations director for Field Hotel Associates and known to her family as a “pillar of strength,” passed away on Nov. 5. Along with dedicating over 40 years to working for Field Hotel Associates, DeThomas was also known for being a “genuinely concerned member of the Queens community,” according to her family. Before her passing she was residing with one of her daughters in Hicksville, Long Island, but previously lived in Flushing. Some of her volunteer work included being president of the LaGuardia Airport Kiwanis Club in which she helped coordinate programs for children through the borough. She also served on the boards of directors for numerous organizations including St. Mary’s Hospital for Terminally Ill Children, Walk the Walk and Outreach Programs, Lexington Center for the Hearing Impaired, Catholic-Jewish Relations Council of Queens, and many more. “Dolly was an angel to everyone who knew her. Each of us share many fond memories which we will treasure forever,” said Debra Markell Kleinert, a friend of DeThomas. “Dolly was a blessing to us and her family. We know she has a special place in heaven and is resting peacefully.” DeThomas was also presented with many awards, citations and proclamations for her work. She was given the Bishop Wright Air Industry/Woman of the Year award by former Queens Borough President Helen Marshall. She was also recognized by former Gov. George Pataki and presented with the Governor’s Award for Handicapped Employment. Dolly DeThomas is, and will always be, a “true and lasting friend” of the Queens community, according to friends and family. She is survived by her children, Joanne, Rosemarie and Bill, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A service will be held on Nov. 7 from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Frederick Funeral Home located at 192-15 Northern Blvd. in Flushing. The funeral mass will be on Nov. 8 at 9:45 a.m. at Saint Mel Roman Catholic Church, located at 26-15 154th St. DeThomas will be buried at St. Michael’s Cemetery in East Elmhurst. OBIT: NIZIDA DE LA MERCEDES SALA VARONA ARBESU BY QUEENS COURIER STAFF email@example.com/@QueensCourier Nizida de la Mercedes Sala Varona Arbesu, the mother of Long Island City Citi Corp. executive Denise Arbesu-Meyer, died on Nov. 1 in Montreal, Canada, according to her family. She was 82. Arbesu was born in Camaguey, Cuba, and graduated from the University of Havana with a Ph.D. in philosophy. She married Dr. Benigno Arbesu Cadelo, who was the former Cuban Ambassador to Indonesia from 1950 to 1962. In 1962, Arbesu’s family obtained political asylum and settled in Montreal. In Canada, Arbesu worked at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for 38 years. She is survived by her children, Denise Arbesu-Meyer, Solange Arbesu Sala, Christiane Arbesu, Benigno Terence Marcel Arbesu, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two siblings in Cuba, Conrado and Hector Sala Varona, and Evelio Leandro Sala Varona of Florida. Her family has requested in lieu of flowers that donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society or to the CHLSD Vigi Mont-Royal (Montreal, Canada) in Arbesu’s name.
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