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To The Point: Activities, events, school begin anew at the Point

The breezes may be blowing, the sun golden and bright, but the best thing to experience is the talking and laughter of the children now back in school.

Speedy recovery to Florence Pellettieri, Larry Gillis, Maureen Boran, Franny Kane, and to June Masone.

Condolences to the families of Florence Zaino, Clovis Daniel, Margaret Gray, Rudol Artinger, Anna Costelli, Hugo Conciatori, and to Ralph Mele.

Wedding Bands: Joan Ulicny and James Dougherty, both of St. Fidelis.

Congratulations to Peter Becker who made a hole-in-one at Flushing Meadow Park par 3 playing on the St. Ambrose Council Senior Tournament.

A very Happy Birthday to Mark Tuttle, Dan Masone, Chrisy Loeb, and to Karen Loeb.

Penny Social, Oct. 19 — Ladies Auxiliary VFW McKee Post.

St. Fidelis resumes its film festival on Friday evenings at 7:30 in the Madonna Room: Friday, Sept. 28 — “84 Charing Cross Road” (Anthony Hopkins and Ann Bancroft); Friday, Oct. 26 — “Brother Sun, Sister Moon” Directed By Franco Zeffirelli; Friday, Nov. 30 — “Tootsie” with Dustin Hoffman; Friday, Dec. 28 — “A Time For Miracles” (Story of Elizabeth Seton, with Kate Mulgrew).

Free seminar — Learn about wills and estate planning: St. Fidelis Madonna Room, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7. Please call rectory to reserve your place.

Everyone join forces for College Point’s fight to cure diabetes by joining “Andrew’s Army.” Support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in the “Walk to Cure Diabetes,” Sunday, Sept. 30 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Call Cathy Mulvey at 359-1468.

A 20-year reunion is planned for Nov. 2 for the St. Agnes High School Class of 1981. Call Mary Ann Prendergast at 516-747-0201

St. Michael’s School is celebrating its 150th anniversary. To get or give more information you can contact Marie at the rectory office 718-961-0295, fax 718-961-1403.

Seventh and eighth graders and their parents are invited to learn more about the 20 outstanding Catholic high schools in Brooklyn and Queens at the Catholic High School Fair on Thursday, Sept. 20 at St. Francis College, Brooklyn and on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at St. John’s University, Queens. The time on both dates is 7 to 9 p.m. Students and families are invited to follow up on the visit by going to the open houses of the Catholic high schools.

Register for St. Fidelis CYO Traveling Basketball. Place: St. Fidelis Gym, Location: 125th Street between 14 and 15 Avenue: Wednesday, Sept. 12 & 19 7:30-9 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13 & 20 7:30-9 p.m., Sat. Sept. 8 & 15 10 a.m. - noon. A copy of birth certificate is required for all new players (cannot register without it). Cash, money orders or bank checks are the only acceptable methods of payment. Personal checks will not be accepted. Registration fees: Subnovice 3rd-4 th grade, 8-9 years old to Rookie 7th grade, 12 years old) - $90, 8th grade & high school $100, There are discounts for more than one child enrolled at a time. There will be a maximum of 12 players per team. If more children apply than the maximum, there will be a tryout for the team.

Happy retirement to Ben Fried, 86 and son Jack, 59, who are closing Benn’s Hardware Store on Bell Boulevard after 68 years because of competition from giant “big box” stores.

Happy retirement to Fred Rogers (“Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood”) who has entertained our children for many years and will continue to in reruns.

Helping children with school: Accept homework, it is essential. Influence of adults must outweigh that of friend when it comes to school. Cut back on sports if they interfere with schoolwork. Limit TV time and curtail weekday jobs during the school year.

IMPORTANT: Tomatoes are now said to have various disease-fighting antioxidants including the red pigment lycopene and an anti-clotting agent known as P3 tomato factor. These discoveries have transformed the tomato into a hot health food increasingly believed to help prevent and even reverse disease.

Fall Luncheon and Food Table, Wednesday, Sept. 19 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. First Reformed Church. For more information, call church office 359-3956..

My husband planted new flowers, put a little wooden fence around our tree and all of a sudden, huge mushrooms began to appear. The birds are eying them to eat but I am afraid they may be poisonous and I have been picking them up and throwing them away.

It is so wonderful to have fresh, juicy peaches grown by my neighbor, George Tsai.

SABINA SAYS: Rocco and I have been celebrating our 41st anniversary for several days. It started with a fantastic dinner at Caffe on the Green that our family in Las Vegas had arranged to surprise us. This restaurant is a little bit of heaven with extremely beautiful landscaped surroundings. Joe Franco, owner, keeps it that way. While there, we met Stephanie and John Kubick who were celebrating their 59th anniversary. We invited them for cake and coffee at our table. They were sure a delight and told us that they had three sons: Stephen in College Point, John in Bayside and Richard in Flushing. We were then feted at Patrick’s Pub in Bayside by Mabel McAuliffe — and that was a delight.

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