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Adopt and be a pet lover

Adopt and be a pet lover
Furry friend: Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis and pooch Peanut will be hosting this year’s pet adoption event at the Third Avenue Festival in Bay Ridge on Oct. 2.

Bay Ridge

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, (R–Bay Ridge) is joining with Pet Lovers United Together as One (PLUTO) and hosting a pet adoption event at the Third Avenue Festival on Oct. 2, from noon to 3 pm.

“As the owner of two dogs, I know how much love and joy animals can bring to a family,” said the pooch-loving legislator. “The animals rescued by PLUTO are desperately in need of a loving home to call their own.”

Adopting pets doesn’t just benefit animals, it brings a loyal companions into your family and your life, she said.

“I hope that many people will have a chance to stop by our event and meet their new best friend,” said Malliotakis.

All animals available for adoption have been spayed or neutered and are up to date on all vaccinations.

Third Avenue Festival (Third Avenue and 74th Street in Bay Ridge, www.plutorescue.petfinder.org).

Bay Ridge

Runs in the family

Put your hands together for Jack Ryan. This young do-gooding entrepreneur, the nephew of Greenhouse Cafe owner John Keegan, ran the show and manned the water station for the Greenhouse Cafe, at this year’s Chris Hoban Memorial Run on Sept. 18.

The Chris Hoban run is a September tradition and honors PO Christopher Hoban, who died in the line of duty in 1988.

Greenhouse Cafe [7717 Third Ave at 77th Street in Bay Ridge, (718) 833–8200].

Marine Park

Save the date

The Women’s Council of Realtors is walking for the cure at the Breast Cancer awareness event at Marine Park on Oct. 16. (Register by Oct. 6)

Sponsorship and registration is $15 per person. The walk will take place on E. 33rd Street and Avenue S at the Marine Park Oval Path at 9:30 am.

For registration and info, visit Eventbrite.com or contact Robin Snyder at RobinsNY1@Verizon.net or call Catherine Favara at (718) 646–3600.

Boro Wide

Catch this lifeline

Important information for Verizon’s Lifeline customers: Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz (D–Sheepshead Bay) has launched a month-long initiative to help customers re-certify in this program.

Lifeline is a government assistance program that offers telephone discounts to qualified low-income customers. In order to continue receiving benefits, participants must re-certify. Assemblyman Cymbrowitz recommends completion of the pre-certification by Oct. 15. This year, recipients will also receive phone calls reminding them to re-certify. Please note that participants must be currently enrolled in the Verizon Lifeline program to re-certify, and must supply their Social Security number and Verizon phone bill. Fore more visit www.lifelinerecertify.org or call (855) 332–3919.

District Office [1800 Sheepshead Bay Rd. at Shore Parkway, Mon.– Fri., 9 am–5 pm, (718) 743–4078].

Bensonhurst

Takes two to tango

The Federation of Italian American Organizations of Brooklyn (FIAO) will sponsor Ballroom Dance Instruction for teens and seniors on Wednesday nights, starting Oct. 5. “Light-on-his-feet” dance instructor Carmine Santa Maria teaches basic meringue, foxtrot, tango, cha-cha, swing, peabody, rhumba, mambo, waltz, and samba. No experience necessary.

Seth Low IS 96 [99 Avenue P at W. 11th Street in Bensonhurst, (917) 523–9210].

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Leading the way: Young Jack Ryan manned the water station for Greenhouse Cafe at this year’s Chris Hoban Run on Sept. 18.

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