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Week In Review

Catch up on the stories that took place in your community this week.

October ended on a surprisingly wintry note, but this week felt once more like autumn as trick or treaters roamed the borough’s streets. Be sure to check out our photos below of some youngsters who celebrated Halloween at Alley Pond Environmental Center.

This month's coverage kicked off with a roster of upcoming events at the environmental center as well as a new exhibit at the National Art League.

Council members Dan Halloran, R-Whitestone, and Mark Weprin, D-Oakland Gardens, called for reforming the city Board of Standards and Appeals’ variance process.

Carol Brock’s Notes from a Food Diva column focused on French chef Jacques Pepin and Douglaston Patch posted a rundown of events taking place in the community this month, such as Fairway Market’s debut and the Dick Lynch Turkey Trot.

Here’s your Week In Review:

Monday

Take a look at these photos from Alley Pond Environmental Center’s “” event.

In this week’s , columnist Walter Mugdan wrote about Virginia Point. Reviews in included “The Rum Diary,” “Like Crazy” and “In Time.”

Tuesday

Douglaston Patch posted a that will be held in the community this fall, including opening at the Douglaston Shopping Plaza, the greenmarket closing for the winter and the .

Also, read about .

Wednesday

The National Art League premiered its , while Councilmen Halloran and Weprin introduced for developers and businesses.

Thursday

Queensborough Community College debuted its production of “.” This week’s pick was College Point, which is home to the Poppenhusen Institute and Spa Castle.

Friday

In this week’s , Carol Brock wrote about French chef Jacques Pepin, with whom she has worked through Les Dames d’Escoffier.

Weekend

In light of last weekend’s snowstorm, we asked our panel of neighborhood moms and dads for advice on which items to keep around the house in case of emergencies. Check out this week’s .

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