Standing O says “Crikey mates they’re here!”

G’day mates: Assitant Principal Allison McGinnis, second from right, welcomes Australian exchange students to breakfast at St. Edmunds’ Prepatory.

Marine Park

Crikey mates! Australian Exchange students from St. Aidan’s School in Brisbane were welcomed by their host families, staff and students at St. Edmund Preparatory High School with a breakfast at the school earlier this month.

Members of the student council including Alain Pasquis, president; Anthony Romano, veep; Kelli Diodato; Alissa Diodato; Matthew Cullen; Matthew Maniglia; and Jaida Alexander prepared a good ol’ fashioned American breakfast, including bacon and eggs, to treat the students on their arrival.

The girls from the land Down Under, Lily Prowse, Gemma Kirkwood, and Harriet Sawyer will be staying here with host families in our fair berg until the first week in October when they return home.

While here, the girls will visit the United Nations, see a Broadway show, go shopping — is there anything better? — and go sightseeing to many New York landmarks, as well as enjoying the best Brooklyn hospitality there is.

Standing O says “G’day!” and hopes the girls have a bonza (good) time here.

St. Edmund Preparatory High School [2474 Ocean Ave. at Avenue T in Marine Park, (718) 743–6100].


Save the date

It’s not too late! Registration is still open for the best thing to ever happen in Brooklyn. It’s monumental, it’s the greatest — it’s the Midwood Fall Food tour on Oct. 18.

Have a stroll and a nosh with Ethno-foodie Rich Sanders on this culinary exploration of the neighborhood’s markets and eateries.

The 90-minute walking tour, hosted by Midwood Development Corporation, highlights some of the community’s unique treasures.

It’s just 15 buckaroos, and all participants receive a shopping tote to fill to the brim with goodies, and a copy of “The Food Lovers Guide to Midwood.” And what a bargain it is!

Space is limited so get a move on.

Midwood Development Corporation, [1416 Avenue M #201 at 14th Street in Midwood, www.middev.org, (718) 376–0999].

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