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Standing O is back and cheering Brooklyn on!

Snip, snip!: (From left) Candice Henry, Dr. Angela Alvarado Coleman, Dr. Elizabeth Basile, Peter Cohen, Dr. Regina Peruggi, and Heather Brown cut the ribbon at the new toddler center at Kingsborough Community College.

Marine Park

Dancing queen Jamie Sclafani has hit the big time at an age when most of us barely dream about it: just 9 years old. This tween from Marine Park is a finalist in the “National American Miss Pageant” which will be held on Aug. 17 at the Brooklyn Marriott. Of course, Jamie loves to dance (especially jazz, tap, and hip hop), shake her pom-poms as a cheerleader, and shoot hoops in a game of one-on-one. Did we mention she has a great set of pipes and loves to cover all those songs by women with one name: Adele, Rhianna and Beyonce? Maybe we should just call her “Jamie!”

Proud mom Maria Sclafani is thrilled that her little girl is walking the aisle of roses and told Standing O, “We are so looking forward to this event that highlights the inner beauty of a young women instead of the other pageants that emphasis the outer beauty.” So is Standing O.

This young lady has talent to spare. Can the roses, sash, and diamond tiara be far behind?

Bensonhurst

Bless you!

Little Leonardo Giovanni Dimino received his First Holy Communion on May 12 with proud papa Steve Dimino in attendance. Steve, who is on the Executive Board of the Bensonhurst West End Community Council, also known as Carmine’s BWECC!, celebrated with mama Rosa and sister Marcella, at a gala celebration at the Dyker Beach Golf Course, along with grandma Maria Fiore and uncle Gianfranco Fiore. There was also about 110 other well-wishers chowing down and partying it up. And did we mention that our very own Big Screecher, Carmine Santa Maria, with his trusty Tornado, was there too? Hey, it wouldn’t be a party without Carmine. Let’s hope he saved some food for everyone else! He’ll probably screech about it next week!

Manhattan Beach

Toddlers unite

Kingsborough Community College Child Development Center snipped the ribbons on its new toddler and school-age program. Now toddlers can get a higher learning experience too! The center opened in 1971 to accommodate student parents who were admitted to the school, but couldn’t find child care services to meet their needs. Thanks to funding from the U.S. Department of Education grant, Child Care Access Means Parent in Schools, Kingsborough was able to expand and now offers the services to more student parents. “We are pleased to launch our new program, expanding our child development services, which accommodates more of our students that want to balance an education and childcare,” said Dr. Regina Peruggi, president.

Kingsborough Community College [2001 Oriental Blvd. at Pembroke in Manhattan Beach, (718) 368–5000].

Congratulations: Dad Steve Dimino smiles with son Leonardo Giovanni Dimino at his First Communion party with our very own Big Screecher, Carmine Santa Maria.

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