To The Point: Strength of America rooted in its families

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The Poppenhusen Public Library held a book sale on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 6 and 7. Special prices prevailed. If you did not get there for this sale, please call 359-1102 to see if there are any additional books for sale.

Whitestone Lanes was highlighted in the NBC television show "Third Watch" on Monday, Nov. 20. The Lanes were highlighted in three segments of the hour show. They must have come to see Greta Hruska bowl 223, Louise Sherry bowl 220 and 201, Paula Palma 201. Now we know why the television cameras went to Whitestone.

Speedy recovery to Mark Von Wieding and to Dr. Glasser.

Get-well wishes from everyone to Jean Solowiei, one of this year's honorees from St. Paul's Church.

You can experience the first live Nativity scene in College Point. On Saturday, Dec. 16, luncheon will take place with Santa from noon to 1:30 p.m. Santa will have presents for the children.

The Nativity re-enactment is from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $5 and are available at St. Paul's. For further information call St. Paul's at 762-4100.

A special lighting of the Christmas tree will take place Thurs., Dec. 14 at the College Point Park on College Point Boulevard and 14th Avenue from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Of course the festive holiday decorations and the Christmas carols will add to the festivities.

Toys For Tots will be collected by Steve Benjamin from Optometrics for pick-up by the Marine Corps for needy children for the holiday season. Optometrics is located in the Whitepoint Shopping Center on 132 Street, College Point. Drop your donation of unwrapped toys there by Friday, Dec. 15.

Three dogs trained and managed by Joan Hikry are in an Avon commercial. Of course one of her stars is the Norwich Terrier, Sage, owned by Lil Moss of Mossland Kennels. Sage's latest is an ad in this month's campaign for Avon. He is peeking out of a valise.

A very Happy Birthday to Brian Moss and to Ursula Graab.

A speedy recovery to Angie Ronan.

Get-well wishes to Johanna Mieras.

Congratulations to Jennifer DeRosa and Lance Fields on their nuptials at the Sacred Heart in Tampa.. Mother Laura Vitale DeRosa, Maid of Honor Jessica DeRosa, Junior Ushers Jim Vitale IV and Stephen Vitale, Flower Girl Erika Blanc, granddaughter of Don and Nancy Moss, granddaughter of Jim and Gert Vitale, with Great Grandmother Anna Kinsyel.

It was good seeing Beverly Burns, Krystal, Jamie and Jerry on their visit to College Point.

Congratulations to these young men and women of Holy Trinity who completed their training as Altar Servers: Brendan Corrigan, Michael Ferrari, Anthony Fotopoulos, Chris Kelly, Justine Koo, Paul Masi, Joseph Mattson, Juan Pilarte, John Sambucci, Stephen Shenk, Steven Stahura, Beth Terranova.

The strength of a nation is rooted in its families. This year of 2000, the Boy Scouts of America celebrated their 90th year of helping strengthen families. The Scouting rules are found in the opening pages of its 1911 Handbook for Boys which states that with the training of Scouting, added to his natural gifts, the American boy will in the near future, as a man, be an efficient leader in the paths of civilization and peace. Scouting programs serve 7 to 10 year old boys (Cub Scouting), 11 to 17 year old boys (Boy Scouting) and 14 to 20 year old boys and girls (Venturing)

The week of Thanksgiving was designated as National Family Week. Since 1970, National Family Week has been observed under proclamation by the President of the United States. The Tradition of Family Values recognizes the role of families as the basic building blocks of society and encourages a renewed determination to strengthen and support healthy family life and family values.

SABINA SAYS: I hope that Thanksgiving was a time when your family joined together in thanks for the blessings in their lives. Now we will look forward to the next holiday with the hope of continuing family love and closeness.

Posted 7:16 pm, October 10, 2011
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