Honoring everyday heroes, who make the right decisions

Fred and Vincent Ardolno, center, were honored for their brave work on 9-11. With them are (from left), Brooklyn Lt. Gov. Michael Rizzotto and Past Gov. Joseph Corace.

Sheepshead Bay

Captains Fred and Vincent Ardolino made so many right decisions on 9/11. The brothers piloted their Ameberjack V to and from Manhattan, transporting survivors on that fateful day. Without their fearlessness and humanitarian efforts, many would not have reached home. The Brooklyn Division of the Kiwanis International Organization recently honored the brothers by bestowing upon them the Everyday Hero Award at the Baron DeKalb Knights of Columbus on Feb. 1. Hey, better late than never! “This award is given to people who may never receive an award, but their contributions to society are nonetheless important,” said Lt. Gov of the Kiwanis Michael Rizzotto. Standing O agrees completely.

Park Slope


Shining in her 15 minutes of limelight, longtime Sloper and Standing O pal Tomi Tsunoda is directing “Erosion: A Fable” premiering at La MaMa through Feb. 26. The play tells the story of corporate competition, environmental catastrophe and personal transformation — oh my! It fuses dance, theater and original music in traditional storytelling techniques. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students — be warned, though, that it is playing in that other borough of Manhattan. But hey, close enough!

La MaMa (the Club) [74 E. Fourth St. between Second Avenue and the Bowery in Manhattan, (212) 475-7710].


Go with the flow

Every printer will be green with envy over the HPL2550060 graphic printer that just moved into Liquid Dreams Design. The eco-friendly green machine affords users the options of printing on canvases and other materials, as well as producing the trendiest looking trade show displays and custom wall paper. The printer uses water based latex inks, is odorless — which is a very good thing — and UV and water resistant. Get this: it even prints on recyclable materials. Standing O wants to know “how green can you go?”

Liquid Dreams Design [344 Ave. Y between W. Third Street and Shell Road in Gravesend, (718) 627-8599].

Moving, grooving senior Walter Chica Chevallos struts his stuff at the Metropolitan Jewish Health System Adult Day Care Center.

Fort Greene

75th says goodbye

Welcome to Captain Scott Henderson, the new CO at the 88th Police Precinct who held court at the 75th Precinct in East New York. Our pal Scott has taken the reins from Deputy Inspector Anthony Tasso, the former CO who is now the new CO at the 83rd Police Precinct — confused yet? “My years at the 75th Precinct prepared me to take the post here,” Scott told Standing O. We say, “Welcome aboard, to both of them!”

75th Police Precinct [298 Classon Avenue between DeKalb and Willoughby avenues in Fort Greene, 718-636-6511].

Crown Heights

Circle goes round

Thanks to the bigwigs at Astoria Federal Savings the circle is going to keep on going until March 4! The Federal Savings angels have agreed to bankroll the Secrets of Circles Exhibit at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Circles are everywhere: the wheels of the car, the clock on the wall — even the “O” in Standing O — and they’re pretty amazing, too. In this interactive exhibit, children and adults uncover and discover the math, science and engineering behind the incredible geometric shapes. Hurry up, you still have time to catch the exhibit before it rolls off!

Brooklyn Children’s Museum [145 Brooklyn Ave. at St. Marks Avenue in Crown Heights, (718) 735-4400].

Reach reporter Joanna DelBuono at jdelbuono@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2523.

Actress Neva Cockrell in “Erosion: A Fable,” directed by Park Slope’s Tomi Tsunoda.

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