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Welcome to the Point. The Point being College Point. Tennis, Serena Williams and Danny Almonte, the pitching ace who is being questioned about his age for possibly being 14 and not 12, were the talk of the town.

The Arthur Ashe tennis day for children was a howling success and I am sure that many future stars got started on that day.

Condolences to the family of Charles Motz. For many years he and his wife Loretta ran the Flessel’s Restaurant.

Happy Birthday to Lily Currie.

Speedy recovery to June Masone.

Condolences to the families of Jim DeFillippo, Mary McMorrow, Antonia Denicker, Rose Milezarzyk, Carrie Safonte, Margie Fascigone, and Renato Segnini

Speedy recovery to Ralph Mele, Florence Pellettieri, Maureen Boran, Larry Gillis, Antoinette Sforza, and Jean Salawai.

Important health notice:

The Department of Health is now accepting reports of dead birds. Only a sample of dead birds that meet specific criteria will be picked up and tested for the West Nile virus. However, your report of a dead bird is extremely important because it could indicate the presence of West Nile virus.

If you do not receive a call back from the Department of Health within two business days of making your report, please dispose of the bird. There is currently no evidence that West Nile virus can be spread directly from birds to people.

However, dead birds can carry a variety of diseases and therefore should never be handled with bare hands. To dispose of a dead bird, use plastic or latex gloves to carefully place it in a double plastic bag. Or you may use a doubled plastic bag as a glove to pick up the bird. Then wrap the bird in the bag, tie it off and place it in the outdoor trash. Wash your hands with soap and water when finished.

To report the dead bird, include the following information:

Dead Bird found by:

Full name, Day Phone, Evening Phone, E-Mail Address, Street Address, City, State, Zip Code

Date Found, Type and Number of Dead Birds, Location of dead Bird, Address or Street Name, Cross Streets/Between, Borough, Zip. If found on a public site, provide name.

For information on West Nile virus spraying or to report dead birds and areas of standing water where mosquitoes breed, New Yorkers can call the NYCDOH's West Nile Virus information line 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-877WNV-4 NYC (1-877-968-4692) or visit the Health Department's website at NYCgovhealth.

The park concert at MacNeil Park in College Point was a wonderful way to end the season with the American Concert Band’s a 35-member band performing show tunes and classical pieces. The conductor was Dr. Kirby Jolly. Thanks to the Flushing Council on the Arts with special support by the Poppenhusen Institute and funded by Councilman Mike Abel (R-Bayside).

Many thanks in funding this program for all the people to enjoy. It was nice seeing my friend Phil Conti at the show. Also prior to the show Dennis Saffran, a candidate for Abel’s seat, circulated around, answering questions and distributing folders.

A huge white truck came down the avenue several times that belonged to Herb Berman, a candidate for comptroller in this election. He is currently chairman of the City Council’s Finance Committee and manages a $40 billion budget. George Frangoulis is coordinator on this election.

Any boy starting first grade in September is welcome to join Cub Scout Pack 18 as a Tiger Cub. Wait list is available for grades 2-4. Leader positions are open. Call Cathy Mulvey 359-1468 for more information.

Everyone join forces to take part in College Point’s fight to cure diabetes by joining “Andrew's Army.” Support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in the Walk to Cure Diabetes. This year’s walk is Sunday, Sept. 30, at Flushing Meadow Corona Park. Anyone needing more information or who would like to walk or contribute, contact Cathy Mulvey at 359-1468.

The Catholic High School Fair, 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, at St. John’s University. Archbishop Molloy High School, Cathedral Prep Seminary, Christ the King Regional High School, Holy Cross High School, The Mary Louis Academy, Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School, St. Agnes Academic School, St. Francis Prep School, St. John’s Prep School, Stella Maris High School. Information on the cooperative entrance exam and the 20 outstanding Catholic High Schools will be available.

Terri and Robert Blanc are the proud parents of twins, Thomas Peter and Andrew Karl on Aug. 24. Thomas and Andrew join their sister Erica, 3. Nancy and Don Moss are the proud grandparents.

Fall luncheon and food table will be held at the First Reformed Church on Wed., September 19 at 11:30-1:30 PM. $5. For further information, contact Guild Member or church office, 359-3956.

Sabina says a very Happy 41st Anniversary to my husband, Rocco. We always do everything together.

I am sure that with all the meetings the 41 years could be halved by 20.

Posted 7:23 pm, October 10, 2011
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