Keep up the great work
I would like to draw your attention to an 85-year young lady who volunteers as a gardener in Juniper Valley Park at the two corners to the entrance of the park, one on Dry Harbor Road, the other on Juniper Blvd North, also around the flag. Ursula Rosenhammer has made the park beautiful for thirty years and her work glows. Thank you for your time and work.

A friend in Middle Village

Local Resident Extraordinaire

Linda Finnegan was born on March 22, 1949 and began taking dance lessons at age 3. As a teenager, she had modeling jobs while learning dance techniques at a studio in Jackson Heights. As a specialist in tap and jazz, she danced at the Copa for 20 years. But that was not all: she also had a small acting part in the movie “The Good Years” starring Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball in which she sang a song with other children in the movie. She also appeared as an extra in “A Safe Place” starring Jack Nicholson and Tuesday Weld. She had a brief singing career with Alive and Kicking’s hit record, “Tighter and Tighter.”

Linda Finnegan Di Fiore was happily married until her husband died 10 years ago, leaving her alone with her cat, Tiger. That is when she entered Midway Nursing Home. She never lost her love of music and dance, and even sings at karaoke Fridays at Midway.
Although her plans were thwarted by circumstance, she has never lost heart and her smile is still radiant. Her philosophy is, “If you want God to laugh, tell him your own plans.”

Teresa Ornas
OFS Lay Minister
Holy Cross RC Church

In appreciation of the K Bridge

Dear Juniper Berry:

I enjoyed the article on the Kosciuszko Bridge replacement and re-dedication in your Fall issue. The bridge is a vital part of the City’s infrastructure and they did a great job with it. Completed 4 years early and within budget is amazing! However, I got worried when I saw the photo of Gov. Cuomo driving across the span with his mother, Matilda, by his side. I thought for a moment he was going to re-name the bridge after her. Thankfully, he didn’t. Here’s to the Kosciuszko Bridge!

Joseph Sullivan
Eastchester, NY

A job well done

Thanks to DSNY Supervisor Story of Queens West 5 and his crew this recent dumping of construction debris didn’t last long here. He was driving by while on vacation and made a call and next day it was gone. 57th Ave between 74th & 80th Streets has been a problem illegal dumping area or a long time but thanks to being a priority of the Sanitation Dept we can now say it looks pretty good.

Richard Polgar