By Sabina Cardali
Welcome to the Point. The Point being College Point. The snow is a memory and the birds are building their nests. There couldn’t be a nicer sight.
A very happy birthday to a special friend, Leona Ryan, on April 13.
She is truly a fan and saves all my columns in her book.
Congratulations to Roberta Ryan Eaton, who attained cum laude at Post College. She is the daughter of Pearl Luis Ryan.
Congratulations to MaryAnn Fanelli, who bowled 211 at the Whitestone Lanes.
Pack 18, St. Fidelis, six boys received their Arrow of Light, the highest award in Cub Scouts: Arthur Chan, Jason Lee, James Murphy, John Hurtubise, Sankeerth Jinna and Kevin Mack. Their leaders, Tom Hurtubise and Annemarie Murphy, are very proud and hope they continue their scouting experience. Anyone interested in joining Cub Scouts, please call Annemarie at 718-358-7371.
Paul Singleman, scoutmaster of Troop 20, worked very hard with his troops on the recent pancake breakfast and is looking to replace their troop flag.
They are trying to get a 3 1/2 by 5 1/2-foot flag with gold fringe. They also need a collapsible flagpole, Boy Scouts of America emblem for the top and flag case. It can only be purchased through a BSA store and must have all their information on it. They would greatly appreciate any support you could give. If you have any questions, call the scoutmaster at 718-961-4589.
There will be an anti-terrorism awareness program presented by Lt. John C. Rowland at the Poppenhusen Institute on Tuesday, April 8, at 7 p.m. Go to learn some facts that will help keep you alert but not in a constant state of fear.
The 25th Annual Queens Half-Marathon and the Skaggs-Walsh 5K Run will be Saturday, May 17. The race will start at 121st Street on Poppenhusen Avenue (MacNeil Park) at 8 a.m. Please leave your car home between 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., as there will be traffic delays and traffic rerouting during this time frame.
Look for the freshly painted blue line on the race course — 6th Avenue to 25th Avenue on College Point Boulevard will be closed from 8 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. for the Skaggs-Walsh 5K Run.
At St. Mary’s High School, Angela Loccisano received first honors, and Daniel Sambucci and Cristina Ponzini received second honors.
The Holy Trinity School’s 24th annual fashion show will be Friday, April 11, at 7 p.m., at the Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston. Fashions by DreNamaran will be displayed. A donation of $40 includes buffet, open bar, dessert, fashion show and door prize raffle. Tickets are available at the Holy Trinity School and rectory office.
The Mary Louis Academy in Jamaica Estates will be having a reunion for class years ending in threes and eights on Saturday, April 12. Please contact Sister Joan Killen, CSJ, alumnae association moderator, at 718-297-2120 for more information.
Congratulations to Andre Rivera and Eric Zorrilla for achieving academic honors at St. John’s Prep School.
The second annual Ryan Fitzgerald 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will be Sunday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Holy Cross High School. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Ryan Fitzgerald Scholarship Fund. The entry fee is $200 per team and includes t-shirts, refreshments, DJ and three-point contest. There will be prizes for first and second place. For more information, please contact Danny Gimpel at 516-488-4803 or Kieran McNamara at 516-238-9971.
Sabina says…With all this good weather, you can choose all the wonderful events you would like to attend and enjoy yourself.