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YOUR PEEPER CARE NEWS: New member C Clearly, Optometrist Dr. Christa Cavallaro, 18 yrs. at Pearle Vision on QB, now hangs up her shingle at 48-14 Skillman Ave. with lovely space where you can get your eyes examined & pick out new eyewear. Maria from Pearle joins her, too! 347-848-0982. Grand Opening, Sat., Sept. 30, 2-5PM! That makes three amazing eye care experts here, Dr. Veronica Chan at Sunny Sight, and long-time member, the gifted Debra Guthrie, M.D.

​RESTAURANT WEEK from Sunnyside Shines, Oct. 1-7, $25 prix fixe 3-course dinners! Dine out 3x and collect stickers & win a dinner for 4 worth $250. 30 restaurants are setting the table for you, including Ariyoshi, Arriba Arriba, Bliss 46 Bistro, Boon by Moldova, Claret Wine Bar, Copper Kettle, Cumbia y Sabor, Dazies, deMole, the Dog and Duck, Don Pollo, I Love Paraguay, Jack’s Fire Dept., Los Verdes, Lowery Bar & Kitchen, Mangal Kebab, Pete’s Grill, Punda Tibetan, Quaint, Riko Peruvian, Cafe Express, Riko Peruvian, Saffron Garden, Sidetracks, SoleLuna, Sotto le Stelle, Takesushi, Tibetan Dumpling Cafe, & Tito Rad’s Grill.

​3rd Annual SUNNYSIDE POST MILE & SKILLMAN DASH for Kids: Sat., Oct. 14. Race Directors are Woodside Sunnyside Runners with proceeds to benefit Sunnyside Community Services. Click for info! This year, why not win?

​HELPING OUR SMALL BIZ: The Chamber, with guidance from Chairperson Denise Keehan Smith, & District Mrg. Debra Markell Kleinert, is formally asking for a “Small Business Committee” to be created in Community Board 2. We are also grateful to Smith and CB2 for reaching out to the DOT and spending hours on their nonofficial survey of the 12-hr. parking used by “outer borough” Manhattan commuters between 32nd St. & 39th in the QB viaduct. 2-4 hr. is needed for most use to locals, like Artist & Craftsman Supply (a wonderland) on 34th north of QB, and at 33rd & QB, the best physical therapist in Queens, Regie Tiu! (photo: Kamila Harris Toole)

​THIS JUST IN! Sept. 22 – Oct.8, Fri. – Sat. 8PM, Sun. 4PM, $35.from Thalia Spanish Theatre: Queen of Spanish Comedy 1-woman show celebrates dancing, singing, comedy goddesses of yesteryear in Divas de España by & starring Inma Heredia, directed by Adolfo Vazquez, about Sara Montiel, Lola Flores, Rocio Jurado and Charo. 718-729-3880. (Photo is of Charo.) See att’d.

​“LILY GAVIN WAY” date for dual street renaming of QB between 39th Pl. & 40th St. is not 9/30. Date TBD. Gavin rose to be a civic giant, with the still family-run & elegant Dazies, a turnstile for the movers and shakers. She is an inspiration to all local entrepreneurs. Congratulations to Lily’s son Raymond on his marriage! L-R: Kenny, Keri, bride Erica, Raymond & Alceria.

​Sad news: Funeral services for TERRI ADAMS, Pres. of Hunters Point Cmty Dev. & CB2 Board Member:

Visiting: 9/21 Thurs. 2-5, 7-9PM
Thomas M. Quinn Funeral Home
35-20 Broadway, Astoria 11106

Mass: 9/22 Fri. 10:30 AM
St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church
10-08 49th Ave. LIC 11101

Burial following mass:
Calvary Cemetery
4902 Laurel Hill Blvd.
Woodside, N.Y. 11377

​FLOWERS were scarce last week, due to weather stopping flights through Miami. Avalon Florist’s Peter Contegiacomo reported, “Dutch flowers were coming in, but none from Colombia.” But posies are now back and fully stocked are Avalon, Sunnyside Florist and Flowers by Giorgie.

Coming Events: Sabba Lighting, Holiday Dinner on Nov. 28 | Real Estate Forum Date TBD | Luke Adams Awards Jan. 9, 2018 | Monthly Showcases last Tuesdays of the month | Exec. Board third Thursdays.

Shana Tovah, & see you Tues., Sept. 26 at Côté Soleil!

Beginning Spanish

Beginning Spanish for English Speakers

Boulevard Film Festival

Boulevard Film Festival

Memorial Day Weekend – Dinner and a Show

Annual Meeting; Gratis Lunch for Members!

Chamber tradition is to treat all full members to lunch at the private Annual Meeting, and this year to be fair, the Board of Directors voted to put all paid-up restaurant names into a hat and drawn out the name, and the wonderful Dog and Dub Gastropub won!

The lunch will be at 12:30 on Tuesday, April 25. President Manny Gomez is working with Chef Padraigh Connelly on the menu and if it is anything like the Chamber Showcase there featuring environmentalist Dan Hendrick, the food will be divine.

If you have not received via email or mail your nomination form, email Prix fixe is free to full members. Individual members pay $25 and may not vote, but are most welcome to come!

Annual Meeting; Gratis Lunch for Members

Valentines Day Luncheon

Where Salt & Fat used to be is now a new trendy place with fish so fresh it jumps off the plate, DAYBOAT! Five kinds of cerviche and paella to swoon over! Plus Digital web and branding expert Brandon Mosley is our speaker and that is a coup! 40th/Lowery Stop on the #7