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40 The Courier SUN • APRIL 4, 2013 for breaking news visit www.couriersun.com SCOTT BARON’S STAR OF QUEENS brought to you by SCOTT BARON & ASSOCICATES, P.C. Attorneys & Counselors at Law 1-866-WAS-HURT (866) 927-4878 718.738.9800 star OF queens Jules Corkery Co-chair Astoria Park Alliance COMMUNITY SERVICE: In order to ensure that Astoria Park is maintained properly, Jules Corkery, co-chair of the Astoria Park Alliance, works with all city agencies, including the Parks Department, to ensure necessary services are carried out. Expanding from south of the Triborough Bridge to north of the Hell Gate Bridge, the park is close to 60 acres. The Astoria Park Alliance is entirely made of volunteers and not only works to maintain the park, but works to hold activities there. BACKGROUND: Corkery, originally from Maine, moved to Astoria in 2003 and immediately fell in love with the neighborhood. Aside from working with the Alliance, Corkery enjoys bird watching and gardening. INSPIRATION: Corkery’s love of the park stemmed from her bird watching hobby. The park is home to a variety of birds, including red-tailed hawks. When Corkery spotted the animals, she became inspired to make sure that the park was safe for them. FAVORITE MEMORY: Corkery says she looks forward every year to the local Girl Scout Troop #4301 helping out on “NY Cares Day,” held on April 20. “It’s always great to see them come out and take part in the day,” she noted. Corkery said the tradition will continue this year and is anticipating working with the local troop. BIGGEST CHALLENGE: For Corkery, reaching a diversity of volunteers is the most difficult challenge for the Alliance. “How do we overcome the language and cultural barrier? We live in Queens, which is one of the most diverse boroughs.” The Astoria Park Alliance creates activities such as arts and crafts to get different people involved and is constantly coming up with new techniques. ANTHONY O’REILLY Five Towns College Open House Saturday, April 13 at 1 pm • Learn about our Degree Programs • Speak with Career Services about Professional Internships • Discuss Scholarship Opportunities with Financial Aid Representatives • Presentations & Demonstrations in our Professional Studios • Meet our Award-Winning Faculty Summer Classes & Workshops for High School Stud ents July 8 - 26 July 29-August 16 Summer Programs For College Students May 28 - July 5 Summer Programs for Graduate Students One Week & Thr ee Week Classes July 8 - August 16 Transfer Enrollment Days Every Wednesday 10 am - 4 pm • A U D I O R E C O R D I N G T E C H N O L O G Y • B R O A D C A S T I N G • B U S I N E S S • E L E M E N T A R Y T E A C H E R E D U C A T I O N • F I L M / V I D E O • J O U R N A L I S M • M A S S C O M M U N I C A T I O N • M U S I C T E A C H E R E D U C A T I O N • M U S I C B U S I N E S S • M U S I C P E R F O R M A N C E • T H E A T R E A R T S 6 3 1 . 6 5 6 . 2 1 1 0 3 0 5 N . S e r v i c e R o a d D i x H i l l s , N e w Y o r k 1 1 7 4 6 w w w . f t c . e d u Clearview Park Golf Course GOLF COURSE MAXIMIZE YOUR FUNDRAISING EFFORTS Do You Have A Need To Raise Funds For Your School, Church, Charity Or Organization? If So, We Can Help! Contact Our Experts And Schedule A Free Fundraising Consultation And Personalized Plan That Will Help You Achieve Your Revenue Goals. It Is Possible To Raise Money For Your Worthy Cause And Have Fun At The Same Time. Let Us Show You How At One Of Our Premier Golf Locations! PELHAM BAY • SPLIT ROCK • DYKER BEACH • LA TOURETTE SOUTH SHORE • CLEARVIEW PARK • BEAVER BROOK CC To schedule your appointment call 718.428.7262 jjohnson@americangolf.com


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