Standing O is wishing Rose another 105 years of happy living

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Put your hands together for Rose Marciante. The lovelier-than-roses Rose turned 105 years young on Feb. 12, and helping her celebrate the great day was grandson Micheal Marciante.

Micheal planted a big kiss on his glorious grandma, helped her blow out the candles on her red frosted cake, and thanked his lucky stars for having such a remarkable relative.

“I’m very thankful and truly blessed to have such a strong, loving, and cheerful nana at the age of 105,” said Micheal.

Standing O is sending out 105 b-day shout-outs to Rose, and wishing her an Italian toast, “Cent’ anni.

Borough Wide

Save the date

Come to this very important double header on March 15 (3–7:30 pm) and be prepared to give.

Public School 102 will hold a blood drive in memory of Mathiew Johnson, and a bone marrow drive for 6-year-old John Faro Vitale, who is suffering from a rare blood disease.

Roll up those sleeves and donate a pint or two, and be tested for a marrow match. Enjoy snacks, coffee, and tea; some really great raffles; and leave with the wonderful knowledge that you helped to save a life.

What are you waiting for? Don’t forget to bring a photo or signature identification — you can’t donate without it.

PS 102 [211 72nd St. at Ridge Boulevard in Bay Ridge, (800) 688–0900]

Hip, hip, hooray!

The Innovation Awards named Brooklyn Public Library its “Tech Mission Organization of the Year” for having the biggest impact on inclusivity, education, or access in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, thrilling administrators.

“Brooklyn Public Library’s staff and volunteers provide creative, educational S.T.E.M. programs to young people of all ages and to the adults who teach them,” said chief librarian Lisa Rosenblum.

Brooklyn Public Library offers free access to technology to Brooklynites and is one of the borough’s largest providers of free, wireless internet access.

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Save the date part deux

Temple Sholom and Hatzolah of Mill Basin volunteer ambulance corps is hosting a blood drive for Maimonides Hospital on Feb. 28 from 10 am to 5 pm in memory of Marvin Master.

A glatt kosher buffet and gifts will be provided for donors, who must be in good health, between the ages of 16 and 76, and weigh at least 110 pounds. Donors who are 16 years old must have parental consent and supply a parental consent form.

Temple Sholom [2075 E. 68th Street between Avenues T and U in Mill Basin, (718) 283–7657].

Scouts honor

Boy Scout Troop 76 and Cub Scout Pack 76 will hold its annual “A Scout is Reverent” celebration on Feb. 28. with a Mass at St. Bernard Church, followed by brunch in the St. Bernard Parish Hall at 10 am.

Scout Sunday is one of the highlights of the Boy Scouts of America calendar year, and has been designated as the primary date to recognize the contributions of young people and adults to scouting.

Fifth-grade Webelo Scouts will take part in a crossover ceremony — from cub scouts into boy scouts — and become members of Troop 76. The event will also feature raffles and 50-50 drawings.

The Mass is open to all. Tickets for the brunch are $20 for adults, $10 for children 8 years and older, and free to children under 8.

St. Bernard Church (2055 E. 69th St at Avenue T in Mill Basin, info at

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Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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