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To The Point: Crime prevention night slated for College Point

Welcome to the Point. The Point being College Point. The birds and squirrels are still wearing their mufflers and trying to keep the warmth all wrapped around.

Condolences to the families of Mildred Gennario and June Masone.

Important community notice: There will be a crime prevention night in College Point, conducted by Inspector Monaghan, commanding officer of the 109th Precinct, with his crime prevention and community affairs officers. This event will be held Thursday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 22-38 College Point Blvd. The St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus and the College Point Security Patrol are co-sponsoring the event. Only police matters will be discussed. Now is your chance to speak up.

St. Fidelis Seniors’ Trips: Atlantic City Feb.19 – Cost $18. Call Gloria to reserve a seat. Scott’s Oquaga Lake Resort June 2 through June 6 – Cost $410 per person includes three meals daily, gratuities and baggage handling. A $50 deposit is due in February. For trips and additional information call Gloria 1-718-353-6229.

College Point Little League late registration for the spring 2003 season. For all players 5-18 years old. Registration fees: Jr./Sr. Ponies (13-18) $125- second player in division $85.

Minors/Majors (9-12) $120 – second player in division $80.

Mini Minor/T-ball $100 – second player in division $60.

An additional $30 administration fee will be charged per family. This fee will be refunded after a minimum of three hours of approved volunteer service. Dates of registration are as follows: Saturday, Feb. 8; Wednesday, Feb. 12; Saturday, Feb. 15; and Saturday, March 1. Times: Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The second Wednesday of each month is a Little League Meeting Night. Register in person at the College Point Little League building, 13-28 123rd St. Phone 1-718-460-8408. You will need full registration fee (cash or check), birth certificate(s) and proof of address.

Congratulations to the following students for achieving academic honors at the Mary Louis Academy: Jaisa Maddalena and Deidre Baker. There were 121 St. Agnes High School students from College Point who participated in the school’s Adopt-a-Family program this past Christmas. The students purchased and wrapped presents for others in the community.

The Mary Louis Academy, in Jamaica Estates is looking for lost graduates. If you are an alumna and have not been receiving mailings for information regarding the school, please contact the development office at 1-718-297-2120 or send your information to TMLA Development Office, 176-21 Wexford Terrace, Jamaica Estates, N.Y. 1432. Information may also be e-mailed to MaryLouisAcademy@aol.com. Missing class lists are posted check out the Web site at www tmla.org.

St. Fidelis School – Catholic Schools Week – 2003. If you cannot make the open house on Sunday, Feb. 2, all classes will be in session and open to visitors on Friday, Feb. 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Borough President Helen Marshall’s first State of the Borough address was exciting and very informative. She expanded the borough’s domestic violence task force and established a police substation in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The presentation took place at a packed Queen’s College’s Colden Center.

Also announced was a high school that entertainer Tony Bennett wants to devote to the arts to honor his departed friend, Frank Sinatra. In September 2001 the school opened to 250 students at a temporary site at LaGuardia Community College. Also honored was 17-year-old Jonathan Grassi, a Boy Scout who chose organ donations as his Eagle Scout project last year. Also singled out was Sean, the police dog credited with rescuing a rape victim from her assailants in Flushing Meadows Corona Park last month. Sean received a huge bone. He was very anxious to rip the paper and bow off, so he could begin eating.

Sabina says…Three close friends have gone on to their final reward and I will remember them always with love.

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