Hooray! Saint Saviour HS is 95 years young. When the school opened in 1917 there was no McDonald’s, no Macs, no cellphones, not even television. How did we survive?
But survive we did, and so, too, did Saint Saviour. Over 6,500 young women have graduated since then, with many entering the medical, law enforcement and education fields. This year alone, 100 percent of the graduating class received Regents Diplomas — and more than half of those with Advanced Designation. What a batting average. “We are not as large as many high schools, but we continue to achieve exceptionable results,” Principal Sister Valeria Belanger told us. Standing O sends out many happy wishes for many years to come.
Saint Saviour HS [588 Sixth St. between Sixth and Seventh avenues in Park Slope, (718) 768-4406].
Two years running! Wow, Megan Cusack of Bishop Kearney HS is a two-time winner of the Astoria Federal Savings “Teen Photo Contest.” Last year our pal Megan snapped up first prize for her shot of a neighborhood scene. This year, she won first prize for her photo of her dad and the family pooch watching a Yankee game. Fellow Kearnian Jasmine Laraichi also won for her shot of a young man on a park bench. The budding Anne Geddes won $250 each and $100 grant toward classroom use for their school.
Gain a line and take the advantage. The Brooklyn Rugby Team has partnered with the Francesco Loccisano Memorial Foundation for the upcoming fall season. For every “try” (the rugby equivalent of a touchdown), the club will be soliciting pledges. The team hopes to score enough to make a change in the lives of young people who are suffering from cancer. Frankie’s mission aims to lessen the hardships endured by victims of pediatric cancer and their families. “We’d been looking for a way to become better involved in the community,” said Rugby Team President Jorge Quintana. That’s the team spirit.
Pledge via PayPal by visiting www.brookl
It’s big, it’s stupendous, it’s Fushimi. Offering the creme de la creme in modern Japanese cuisine, Fushimi, is introducing a complete brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30 to 4 pm. Appetizers include crab bisque soup, salmon tartar and blue crab fajitas, with main entrees tantalizing the taste buds with Eggs Benedict, waffles, and Fushimi’s special grilled chicken salad. All Standing O can say is “Yummo.” If you can’t make the brunch, then you can help your self to Fushimi’s new $10, five-course, pre-fixed luncheon, Monday through Friday from 11:30 am to 4 pm. Reservations are required for parties of six or more for the brunch. And you’ll need one — because with these prices, you’ll be fighting Standing O for a table.
Fushimi [9316 Fourth Ave. between 93rd and 94th streets in Bay Ridge, (718) 833-7788].
Eye spy a great new place for specs. Optical Showroom opened on Aug. 13 on one of our preeminent shopping venues offering a vast selection of designer frames and lenses. From Burberry to Jimmy Choo (yes he designs specs, too), Optical Showroom provides “fast, accurate and pleasant service.” says owner Kay Chan, who brings five years optical experience into her first venture in retail. She also has two optometrists on staff — doctors Effie Tatakis and Lily Chin — to examine your peepers and prescribe the right lenses for perfect sight. So the lenses will be great, the frames second to none — and the price is right, too: Until the end of August, everything is 25-percent off.
Optical Showroom [2194 Flatbush Ave. between Quentin Road and Avenue R in Marine Park, (718) 252-2928].