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Glendale pub delivers big bucks for St. Jude’s
BY EMILY DAVENPORT
A small breed of dog with tons
of personality is holding on
to the top spot as the most
popular dog breed in Queens.
The American Kennel Club
(AKC) recently released their 2018
ranking of the most popular AKCrecognized
dog breeds in New
York City. The French Bulldog
topped the list as the most popular
dog breed in Queens, particularly
in Astoria, in 2018.
In fact, the French Bulldog held
tightly the top spot in the top ten
most popular breeds not just in
Queens, but in the entire city
“The Frenchie held on tightly to
From left to right: Yesenia Covarrubias, Vinny DePaola, Eleanor Kimlingen and Michelle Redaj at the Celtic Gasthaus
presentation on March 24. Photo by Dean Moses
the top spot once again in NYC,”
said AKC Executive Secretary
Gina DiNardo. “It’s no surprise
that French Bulldogs topped the
charts in the Big Apple – this
adaptable breed fits right in to
big city living.”
Other breeds that earned a
place on the top ten list in Queens
include Bul ldogs, German
Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers,
Golden Retrievers, Poodles,
Rottweilers, Yorkshire Terriers,
the Maltese and the Havanese.
Other breeds that were popular
in New York City in 2018 included
the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel,
the Welsh Pembroke Corgi and the
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BY MORGAN CHITTUM
Patrons and staff at Celtic Gasthaus,
a small Irish pub on Myrtle
Avenue in Glendale, poured
out some big dollars for St. Jude’s
Children’s Research Hospital.
This year alone, the watering hole
raised $42,650 for the Memphisbased
medical center known for
treating childhood cancer patients.
That achievement brought Celtic
Gasthaus’ fundraising total for St.
Jude’s to more than $100,000 over
the last four years.
On March 24, the bar’s
management and staff held a check
presentation with a representative
of St. Jude’s, who also took the
opportunity to deliver a certificate
honoring the establishment for
Spearheaded by bar manager
Vinny DePaola, the restaurant and
bar has fundraised through various
raffles and benefits. Celtic Gasthaus
has received gift contributions for
fundraisers from local business
such as: New York Grill, The Avenue
Restaurant and several more.
Contributions range from full gift
baskets to televisions.
According to Yesenia Covarrubias,
a development representative for
St. Jude, a donation of even $40,000
covers a major surgical procedure
and helps run a blood donor center
for one week. Treatments for
pediatric cancer can cost on average
$425,000 including housing, food
and travel. This process can last up
to three years.
“The people from Celtic Gasthaus
have been very passionate about
helping St. Jude’s, and that’s
something I noticed from the getgo.
They were just very determined
to beat their goal from last year.
It was really nice to see that,”
She says Celtic Gasthaus has
“generously supported St. Jude for
over three years.”
By next September, the bar hopes
to raise $100,000 for the charity.
Celtic Gasthaus is located in
Glendale at 64-04 Myrtle Ave.
Hey bulldog! This cute canine is Queens’ most popular breed
A French bulldog
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