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Welcome to the Point. The Point being College Point.

Bernadette LaMagna, director of development and public relations for the Association for the Advancement of the Blind and Retarded, Inc. is looking for volunteers to work in their Thrift Shop which is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This Thrift Shop is a means of funding for her group. If you would like to volunteer, please call her at 321-3800. They will be holding their 45th Anniversary Dinner Dance honoring George Andreozzi of Fleet Bank and Dominic Cefalu, Omni Office Systems on Friday, March 23, 2001 at Terrace on the Park, Flushing Meadow Park, New York. Cocktails 7:30 PM, Dinner 8:30 PM.

Blessings to New York Cardinal-designate Edward M. Egan.

Condolences to the families of Harriet Cootz and Betty Shapiro and to the family of Bessie Pappas.

Speedy recovery to MaryAnn Fanelli and to Rev. Arthur Gillespie.

Speedy recovery to Desiree, Granddaughter of Marilyn and John Tie and to Larry Eivers.

Speedy recovery to Nicolo Cespe and to Bob Fogle.

Speedy recovery to Adele Kruger and Betty Caivano and John Cardali.

Congratulations to Ray Haynes, a jazz drummer who played with Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker and for being the first Jazz Hall of Fame inductee.

College Point Community Ambulance Corps and the New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens are sponsoring a Blood Drive. All donors will receive a gift and free cholesterol testing. Give the gift of life!

Saturday, March 3, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the College Point Ambulance Corps, 123-06 18th Ave. For more information, call 353-0199.

Cub Scout Pack 18 held their annual Blue and Gold Banquet on Sunday, Feb. 25 at St. Fidelis auditorium, celebrating the anniversary of Scouting in America. This year the celebration included a potluck dinner, awards ceremony, raffles, dancing (music provided by a DJ) as well as performances by all our Scouts. I’m looking forward to the event.

Troop 20 of the Boy Scouts of America celebrates the “Eagle Court of Honor” on March 3 at the First Reformed Church for Michael William MacKay. Congratulations to our new Eagle Scout.

St. Paul’s children are holding a fund raiser Bowlathon at Whitestone Lanes for Tuller Hall on March 3.

Sponsors are needed. Please call St. Paul's at 762-4100.

At Whitestone Lanes, congratulations to Maureen Pupplo who bowled 214, 217, 211. and to Barbara Niegerball who bowled 208.

New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens (NYHQ) held their grand opening tour and reception of the Women and Children’s Pavilion. The program was presented by Dr. George Heinrich, chairman of the Board of Trustees; Stephen Mills, president and chief executive officer; Dr. Gary Eglinton, chairman of the Department of

Obstetrics and Gynecology; Dr. Joseph Abularrage, chairman of the Department of Pediatrics; and Michelle Williams, RN, acting vice president of Patient Care Services. We received a guided tour which was quite outstanding.

United Cerebral Palsy of Queens held “An Evening of Fine Food” at Terrace on the Park, and honored “Chef of the Year” Stephen S. Mills, NYHQ president and CEO. Guests sampled the specialities of the finest restaurants, wineries and bakeries, Commissioner and Mrs. Joel Miele’s special family recipe, and Joe Previte’s outstanding linguine with clam sauce. There were bids for many gifts at the silent auction. Some of the other participants were Anthony’s Restaurant, Deli Masters, Marretta's Bakery & Cafe, Nancy Rickman Pastries, Rego Smoked Fish, Sarah Brown Caterers, Classy Catering, Papazzio Restaurant, Tricana Imports, India Corner, Marbella Restaurant, Luigi's Restaurant, Nick & Maggie's Steak House, Oasis Cafe. All for the benefit of United Cerebral Palsy of Queens.

Adelphi University’s Undergraduate Social Work Council presents a live music concert to benefit Friends of Karen, a Children's Charity, dedicated to providing financial and emotional support to children with life-threatening illnesses, on Saturday, March 3 from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the University Center Ballroom, Adelphi University. Advance ticket sales. Limited number of tickets available: $8 for Adelphi Students, $10 for non-Adelphi students. Featuring live music including the band Outlet, the Joe Rock Band, Live DJ and Buffet Dinner. Silent auction, raffle prizes, 50/50 Raffle. Call Denise A. Wind, 516-897-6778, or Hal S. Eisenberg, 516-909-8218.

The Queens Chamber of Commerce and Queens Borough President Claire Shulman presented a session of the Queens Borough Cabinet at the Crowne Plaza LaGuardia, sponsored by Queens Center and Cross County Federal Savings Bank. After giving her remarks, she took questions from the audience. Of course, my question was focused on schools, the present needs, bad aspects of any Charter Schools and of course, this is an ongoing problem and will continue when the next Borough President gets elected.

St. Fidelis Sports — Girls Softball Ages 9-13. Last registration date March 3 from 10 a.m. to noon in the gym. Cost $65 per player & $50 for a second child.

Safe Driver Course will be held on March 31 in the Madonna Room, St. Fidelis. Call the Rectory to register.

St. Agnes High School, College Point will hold a reunion for all years on Mar. 25 at 2 p.m. Special recognition for significant anniversaries. If you or a friend has lost contact with St. Agnes, please call S. Pat Koehler at 718-353-6276, ext. 30.

SABINA SAYS: St. Valentine’s Day was a beautiful celebration at Caffe on the Green and I wanted to stay there and wait for the next year’s day of the boy with the golden arrows. February has been a big birthday month: Eric McIntyre, Paul McIntyre, Connie Bonanno, Laraine Memola, May Pidgeon, Terrence King, Gabriela Gennario and Rocky the Canine. My Grandson Brian read the birthday cards to Rocky the canine. Rocky barked in delight and couldn’t wait to eat his birthday treats.

Posted 7:03 pm, October 10, 2011
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