Standing O is sending out the happiest of happy birthdays to centenarian Rose Fremder. This borough daughter celebrated the big 100 on Sept. 10 with daughter Sara Hirst, son-in-law Martin, son Meyer Fremder, and granddaughter Dr. Rachel Ellis at the Kosher Hut on Sept. 10. Physicians Dr. Shimonov and Dr. Inzlicht, her present docs, also dropped in to share in the cake and offer their good luck wishes and happy b-day salutations.
“She’s calm,” said daughter Sara. “She doesn’t let anything get her down.” Adding, “My mother came to America from Poland and lost almost all of her family in the Holocaust, except for one sister, who sadly died many years ago, but she is a fighter. My mom would walk from her apartment to the senior center almost every day. Great exercise. And she was her own doctor. She knew her own body, and I think this is why she has lived such a long and healthy life.”
Sara added, “Up until very recently, she lived on her own and even now gets by with just the help of aids.”
Standing O says mazel tov, and here is to another 100 years. L’Chaim!
Conserve and educate
The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy and Brooklyn Bridge Park announced the opening of the Conservancy’s Environmental Education Center. Invited guests snipped the ribbon and opened the doors to the public on Sept. 10.
The program will welcome more than 10,000 young people from area schools and day camps to explore the ecology and history of the Brooklyn waterfront. The center will provide an area to enrich student fieldwork, as well as year-round space where classes can be held rain or shine.
Standing O is busy putting out another welcome mat.
Environmental Education Center [99 Plymouth St. at Washington Street in Dumbo, (718) 802–0603].
Help is still available
As the third anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaches, utility giant National Grid wants everyone to know that it continues to assist customers in the affected areas.
“We wanted to do everything we could to continue assisting customers that owned their home when Sandy hit, and who are just now in the process of rebuilding their homes after receiving New York Rising and Build It Back grants,” said Mike Ruiz, director of community and customer management at National Grid. Customers seeking assistance with the fees for natural gas service relocations must meet the following criteria:
• Must be the owner of record as of October 2012.
• Residence must be in a designated flood zone and have sustained damage as a result of Superstorm Sandy.
Customers can contact (718) 643–4050 for New York City, and (800) 930–5003 for Long Island and the Rockaways.