Happy B-day to Dorothy

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Congratulations and many happy wishes to Dorothy Fund. The uber centenarian turned 106 years young on Oct. 9. Standing O pal Dorothy spent the auspicious day with son Billy Fand and daughter Susan Moses at their Midwood home with cake and hoopla.

Standing O wishes Dorothy many happy returns of the day and many, many more b-days to celebrate.

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1,000 special deliveries

Break out the cigars and hats off to the Brooklyn Birthing Center on its one-thousandth delivery. Boy, oh, boy have the storks been busy there. Happy parents Kaitlyn and Todd Bramblett welcomed precious Lillian at 1:30 pm on Oct. 11. The center’s certified nurse-midwife Aki Shishido and assistant Linda Gaglioti helped little Lillian bounce into the world weighing in at seven pounds, 13.5 ounces.

Standing O Pal Linda has helped a whole heap of bundles come into the world, but this one was special.

“It was such an honor to take part in this important milestone,” she shared. “We look forward to serving many more women and families for years to come.”

Brooklyn Birthing Center is the only freestanding birthing facility in all of New York and is staffed by the Brooklyn Midwifery Group.

Standing O congratulates parents Kaitlyn and Todd, welcomes little Lillian into the world and says, “Thanks Brooklyn Birthing Center, for all those special deliveries.”

Brooklyn Birthing Center [2183 Ocean Ave. at Quentin Road in Midwood, (718) 376–6655].


Great news

Welcome and bienvenue to Thomas Arria, Jr., the new principal at Bishop Ford High School, and Myles Davis, the newly elected board chairman there. Bishop Ford opened its 51st freshman class with a new principal and new chairman of the board, who is also an alum of the school. Our pal Thomas takes the place of interim principal Sam Sued, who is happy to return to his role as vice principal.

Alum Myles told standing O, “It’s a new beginning for us here as we chart our legacy for the next 50 years. The challenges are great for Catholic schools today, but our commitment to paving the way to success for our student body remains as strong as ever.”

Brother Thomas Barton, director of Ministry, had nothing but accolades in welcoming the new principal.

“We are particularly pleased to welcome Tom to Brooklyn and to Bishop Ford,” he told Standing O.

Standing O offers a toast, “May you lead long.”

Bishop Ford High School [500 19th St. at 10th Avenue in Greenwood, (718) 360–2500].

Borough Wide


Standing O wishes a very happy birthday to Nicole Philippidis, daughter to our very own Sales Associate Jeanne Eisenhardt. We are also offering congrats on Nicole’s dance piece being accepted into the NYC Dance Now festival. Nicole doesn’t let any grass grow under her twinkling toes. She will be performing at WhitenWave on Nov. 2 and Nov. 3.

WhitenWave (25 Jay St. in Dumbo) Nov. 2 at 7:30 pm and Nov. 3 at 4 pm.

Sheepshead Bay

In the pink

When it comes to looking good and feeling great, Anthony & Nic’s Spa is the place to be. Cheers and kudos to owner Maritza Ramos for hosting a fund-raising event at her salon on Oct. 19 from noon to 5 pm in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Regulars and new-comers will have the chance to taste delicious ethnic dishes, listen to the mellow, sexy sounds of Victor Latimer, and have their coifs styled, all the while donating to a good cause. The spa is all about looking your best and stylists there make sure that when you leave, you’re looking great.

“Our motto here is ‘Looking good, feeling great,’ ” said Maritza, adding, “One of my workers, Alice Miccolupo, is a breast cancer survivor and has been cancer free for 11 years. She is one of the reasons that I’m hosting this event.”

Maritza told Standing O that the salon will donate $10 for every pink hair extension sold. “We will also have baskets with products and 25 wigs to be raffled off,” she concluded.

Come on down. What lady can resist a cut and blow dry to put her in the pink?

Anthony & Nic’s Spa [1802 Jerome Ave. at E. 18th Street in Sheepshead Bay, (718) 618–0021].

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Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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