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Woodhaven Celebrates Springtime at Biz Group Dinner/dance

Community activists and business leaders in Woodhaven were honored during the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation’s annual “Everlasting Spring Dinner/Dance” held last Friday night, June 1, at Cordon Bleu Caterers. Guests enjoyed a buffet dinner as well as a variety of enterainment. During the festivities, the GWDC recognized Debra A. Hoffer as its Woman of the Year, Dr. Robert J.Castelli as Man of the Year, Michael D. Brennan as Business Owner of the Year and Jaime J. Illescas as Businessman of the Year. St. Luke’s Nursery School also received the GWDC Special Recognition Award. The honorees are shown in the photos above with GWDC members and elected officials in attendance. Pictured in the left photo (from left to right) are Judith Gaves, Lisa Bohne and Debbie Cronin; State Sen. Joseph Addabbo; Assemblyman Mike Miller; Rep. Nydia Velázquez, GWDC Executive Director Maria Thomson; Hoffer; Illescas; Castelli; Brennan; GWDC President Steven Esposito; Kate Mooney, a representative of City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley; and Enea Gjoza, community liaison for Rep. Bob Turner. Some of the award recipients and Thomson are shown in the right photo with two other special guests in attendance: City Comptroller John Liu (sixth from left) and Rev. Karen Kuttler, pastor of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church (third from right).
(photos: Nicholas Biondo)

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