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To The Point: Many congratulations in order at the Point

Welcome to the Point. The Point being College Point.

The College Point Road Runners’ 23rd annual Queens Half-Marathon and the Skaggs-Walsh 5K Run will be held Saturday, April 14th. Race will start at 121st Street on Poppenhusen Avenue (MacNeil Park) at 8 a.m. College Point Boulevard will be closed from 8 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. To volunteer call Hector Moreno at 424-2478.

The College Point Memorial Day Parade will be Sunday, May 27. If you would like to volunteer for this worthy parade, call Chairman Fred Mazzarello at 939-3393. Our Grand Marshal will be Councilman Michael Abel and our Poppy Queen is Gloria Palma. A big thank you to Steve Coppolino for use of his flatbeds for our many beautiful floats. Also a big thank you to Eric Ekstein who is storing parade materials at his College Point Self Storage.

Anchor-Astoria Lodge No. 729 holds its Community Awards on April 24 — the DeWitt Clinton Award to Councilman Michael Abel and the Douglas MacArthur Award to Lilian Quintero. Congratulations to both!

A special Happy 80th Birthday to Ray Deutch.

The College Point Ambulance Corps will celebrate 60 years of dedicated service to the community. The dinner will be held at Plattduetsche Park Restaurant on Saturday, April 21 at 7 p.m. The cost is $40 per person. If you have any questions, call Karen Carullo at 353-0199 on Monday nights.

The Queens Chamber of Commerce really celebrated St. Patrick’s Day at their luncheon at Terrace on the Park! It featured the ceremonial unit of the New York Police Department Emerald Society Pipes and Drums, Irish Tenor, Jimmy Walsh, Hirten Family Irish Dancers, The Noel McAtasney Band. The Queens Chamber of Commerce celebrates its 90th anniversary at a gala at Terrace on the Park on May 3.

P.S. 193 Brownie Troop 4166 brought cheer to the residents of the Bridgeview Nursing Home. It was a great experience for all. The music was provided by Wanda Capobianco, Mother of Brownie Marilu. The Brownies brought food baskets that were distributed to the less fortunate. The leaders of Troop 4166 are Mary Governale, Anna Callaghan, Debbie Sharkey and Sue Trocchia. Congratulations on some excellent scouting.

Congratulations to Thomas Manhart of College Point who has been named National Hispanic Scholar by the College Board. He is 17 years old and a senior at Townsend Harris.

Tutor Time of College Point, 25-56 Ulmer Street is now open. This is a child care/learning center for infants 6 weeks to 1 year, toddlers 1 to 2 years, twaddler 2 years to 3 years, and pre-school 3 years to 5 years. Director Karen Hutcheon will answer your questions: 661-4700.

SABINA SAYS: I celebrated pre-holidays of Passover and Easter at the Hillside Nursing Home entertaining the patients. Of course I came in dressed like the favorite animal of the holiday season. The patients were most receptive, which made me feel good. I first portrayed a bunny rabbit when I was 6 years old, so after many times in between I know I was a full-fledged bunny and I even brought the carrots!

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