54 times • MARCH 26, 2015 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT www.timesnewsweekly.com in your neighborhood COMPILED BY ROBERT POZARYCKI AND SALVATORE LICATA Celebrating a centennial in Glendale: Family members and friends celebrated Glendale resident Mary Fink’s 100th birthday on Sunday at Zum Stammtisch restaurant. Assemblyman Mike Miller dropped by the party to present Fink with a proclamation honoring her centennial. Shown with Miller and Fink is Joana Fink, the centenarian’s daughter. These kids conquered Maspeth school’s challenge: Martin Luther School crowned winners of its Academic Talent Expo for students from grades three through eight on Saturday, March 21. The youngsters participated in five different academic competitions, testing their skills in spelling and knowledge of the Bible, geography, science and mathematics. First- and second-place finishers earned scholarships to Martin Luther School’s middle or high school programs or gift cards. The winning students were James Fusco of Middle Village, James White of Maspeth and George Yankey of the Bronx (science); Damien Cavallo of Middle Village, James White of Maspeth and Vanessa Huang of Manhattan (math); Jarred Janniere of Brooklyn, Joshua Liu of Forest Hills and Zari James of Brooklyn (spelling); Loralie Landesman of Woodside, Alexadra Shehigian of West Babylon and Kongit Amaha of Ozone Park (Bible); and Damien Cavallo of Middle Village, Dylan Richard of Brooklyn and Anthony Davis of Glendale (geography). Maspeth students collect towels for sheltered pets: The Builders Club at Maspeth’s I.S. 73, under the supervision of Lauren Peyer and Harriet Kliegman, started a towel drive for shelter animals. These towels will be donated to local shelters in order to keep the animals warm and clean. I.S. 73 has collected over 100 towels. Honoring pillars of Howard Beach community: Detective Kenneth Zorn of the 106th Precinct; Attorney Joe Mure Jr.; and Danny Golom, Immediate Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Howard Beach were honored at the 53rd annual Howard Beach Kiwanis Club dinner dance last week for their service to the community. Pictured with the honorees and club members are Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder and state Senator Joseph Addabbo. Let’s go fly a kite in Ridgewood: The first full day of spring may have been overcast and chilly, but that didn’t stop families from welcoming the new season by flying kites on the Onderdonk House lawn in Ridgewood on the afternoon of Saturday, March 21. Guests brought their own kites or purchased and assembled their own handmade kites to soar through the air. The event also featured lessons on the life of Benjamin Franklin and his famous kite-flying experiments.
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