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Photo by Boris Shekhman

Okay, so you’ve spent hours on the ladder, stringing those darn lights up. You’ve plugged in your mechanical Santas. You’ve got the music going, and everything’s all glitzed up.

Now what?

Share it with the world!

Sheepshead Bites wants your photos of holiday lights and displays from around the neighborhood. Photos do not to be of your own property. Whether its houses, businesses or otherwise, we want to show the world how Sheepshead Bay celebrates the season to be merry.

Send photos by e-mail with “Holiday Lights” in the subject line to photos [at] sheepsheadbites [dot] com.

The Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association’s Annual Holiday Meeting-Party will be held December 15 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Kings Chapel, Quentin Road and East 27th Street.

The evening will include refreshments, music by the Marine Park Junior High School 278 jazz combo, as well as the opportunity to meet neighbors, elected officials, 61st Precinct officers, and community leaders. The meeting-party is free and open to the public.

There will be no MMHCA meetings in January or February. For more, call (718) 375-9158.

Source: Jaszek Photography via Flickr

A local advocate is proposing a marked bike lane on Emmons Avenue to make cycling on the busy stretch safer. The only problem is community leaders don’t care one iota for the plan.

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Sasha, a teen from the Kings Bay Y, holds up a Marines Toys for Tots poster while helping out with the toy drive mailing.

Hoping to shatter last year’s astounding record of a mind-boggling 7,790 toys, members of the 41st Assembly District Democrats Club, Councilman Lew Fidler, and Club Executive Director and Toy Drive Founder Bryan A. Lee are holding this year’s Community First Toy Drive Grand Finale Party on Thursday night, December 15, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the club, 2952 Avenue R and Haring Street.

Find out how you can donate, and attend the party yourself!

Erik Palanker brought five toys to donate to less fortunate children

Tzar Restaurant (2007 Emmons Avenue), in conjunction with the 41st Assembly District Democrats Club and the Be Proud Foundation, held a Toys for Tots drive on Monday, to celebrate its fifth anniversary and give a special holiday season to less fortunate children.

This year’s Toys for Tots drive was the the third time that the event has been organized by Be Proud Foundation and hosted by Tzar. The event is a local off-shoot of the 41st Assembly District Democrats Club drive, a massive effort across Southern Brooklyn that nets more toys for disadvantaged children than anywhere else in New York City.

The effort is in full-swing, and if Monday’s donations are any indication, the club is poised to once again claim their mantle as the city’s top tot toy target. Tzar and Be Proud collected more than 100 toys and raised $1,100 in donations, which enabled the organizers to purchase 400 more toys for the children.

“This number will be a major part of the overall goal of over 8,000 toys our club toy drive is aiming for in order to be the largest collecting Toys for Tots chapter in all of New York City for the sixth straight year,” declared Bryan Lee, 41st Assembly District Democrats Club executive director and Toy Drive founder.

– Taylor Reynolds

The 61st Precinct Community Council will meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Bainbridge Center, 3093 Ocean Avenue.

The Community Council is comprised of concerned residents and top brass from the 61st Precinct, and offers neighbors an opportunity to ask questions and express concerns about crime and safety issues in the area. The monthly meetings are attended by Deputy Inspector Georgios Mastrokostas, the commanding officer of the precinct, who will present a report on incidents and trends in the neighborhood, and speak face-to-face with neighbors about specific concerns.

Do you have a crime or safety concern you want addressed? Attend tonight’s meeting!

THE BITE: Yes, that is fried chicken in the picture. Yes, the place is called BBQ Chicken. Yes, I’m confused too.

Olive Original Chicken is marinated, battered and breaded chicken that is deep fried in 100 percent olive oil. The menu claims that the chicken here is prepared using over 30 ingredients, and by “ingredients” I assume they mean spices. Take that Colonel Sanders and your “secret recipe” of 11 herbs & spices!

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"B" is for "Blah." Source: Wikipedia

All northbound Brighton line trains came to a halt yesterday afternoon at approximately 12:00 p.m. The delays started with a B train held at Church Avenue, and the official reason given was that, “We are being held because of a work train ahead of us.”

If you were stuck yesterday afternoon on the northbound Brighton line, read on to find the real reason out why…

Photo by Yuriy Semenov