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Celebrate, celebrate 100 years of good living!

Many memorable events occurred in 1913 — the post office began parcel post delivery, the National Woman’s Party formed, New York City’s Grand Central Terminal opened, and the Internal Revenue Service began collecting income tax (okay we’d like to forget that one!), but the biggest event to shake the world occurred on Jan. 17 of that year when centenarian Sal Greco came into the world. Last week, Standing O pal Sal, who has been living in Trump Village since 1963, celebrated his milestone birthday with cake and friends at the JASA Trump 4 building.

Friends from the Reminiscence group, which meets twice a month and where Sal is a charter member, helped the birthday boy blow out the candles of his very impressive cake.

Standing O wishes Sal another 100 years of good living.

JASA at Trump Village [2942 W. Fifth St. at Neptune Avenue in Coney Island].

Borough Wide

TEAL strikes it big

It’s cheers out to the Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer Louisa M. McGregor Ovarian Cancer Foundation, (aka TEAL), which was recently honored with the 2012 Top-Rated award by GreatNonProfits for being the best nonprofit around. The award, based on receiving the most positive reviews by volunteers, donors, and clients, gives future donors and volunteers confidence that this is a very credible organization. Since its inception the foundation has raised more than $287,000 for ovarian cancer research and awareness.

Cold weather pet tips

Man’s best friend doesn’t like the cold any more than man, so the ASPCA has offered top tips to keep Fido roasty-toasty through the winter months.

Always walk your pooch on a leash, especially in the snow, as dogs can lose their scent and easily become lost. Don’t shave your pet to the skin — keep a full coat on your pooch to keep him warm in his natural fur; short-haired dogs can benefit from a coat or sweater. Never leave Fido or Fiffy in the car alone, as temps in cars can drop dramatically, putting your pet in danger from the cold. And make sure he has a warm place to sleep, away from drafts.

Senator for a day contest

It’s that time of year!

State Sen. Marty Golden (R–Bay Ridge) presents his essay challenge for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders in his district to compete in the “If I Were A State Senator for a Day” contest.

Every year, the venerable senator tasks students with informing him why they should replace him for a day. The essay should be approximately 250 words long, begin with the phrase, “If I were a state senator for a day,” and address issues facing the community. Come on, kids, you know you can do it. If you have the answers to the golden question, give the essay to your teacher and have your teacher return the entry to:

State Sen. Marty Golden, c/o Senator for a Day Contest, 7408 Fifth Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11209, by March 18.


And the answer is…

The girls at Bishop Kearney High School really kicked butt when they kicked off this year’s season of “The Challenge,” facing off against fellow scholars at Edward R. Murrow High School on Dec. 4. The MSG Varsity quiz show on Cablevision challenged the teen titans with questions on history, arts and literature, current events, and math and science. The final question, “In what year did Paul Revere take his famous ride?” stumped the Morrow team and they incorrectly buzzed “1776.” The Kearney team of Lorena Lipe, Caroline Strehle, Katherine Sandormirsky, Billie Wi, Jennifer Kuhn, and Alessia Giarraccca rang in with the right answer of 1775, and clinched the tourney.

Advisors Sister Rosemarie Baglivio, assistant principal, and Dr. Anne Mulligan, academic advisor, were cheering in the wings as the girls trounced their opponents and celebrated the sweet smell of victory.

Bishop Kearney HS [2202 60th St. at Bay Parkway in Bensonhurst, (718) 236–6363].

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Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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