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Slainte! Irish eyes were smiling and St. Saviour girls went a’marching at this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in their home borough. Lovely lassies proudly waved their banner high, unfurling it in the crisp wind, while getting their green on at the annual Park Slope parade — to the cheers of friends and family.

The bonny students also displayed their school colors, while step dancing down Fifth Avenue in that other borough across the East River on March 16.

Standing O says, “ ’Tis sure as plain as day, their smiling eyes made the sun shine brighter on the snowy day.”

St. Saviour High School [701 Eighth Ave. between Seventh and Eighth streets in Park Slope, (718) 768–8000].

Mill basin

Aiming for the stars

Three w-hoops and as many points to the Millennium Mustangs — Roy H Mann’s basketball team. The shooting hoopsters have taken on a leadership role in the community by visiting elementary schools each week to teach younger b-ballers the skills needed to excel in school. Aspiring court kings and queens learn how to build skills that will see them through high school and college, all the while having a great time. Hey, it’s a win-win!

Bucking Mustangs members include Darlen Henry, Anthony Kelly, Pharoah Ells, Gaetan Moussignac, Alan Monastrysky, Ralph Pierre, Jordane Hunt, Caleb Howerton, Bryan Medy, Jakei Edwards, Zamazi Thomas, Gino Bova, Quentin Millen, Steven Peraita, Jaden Pryce, Gregory Dancy, Jared McCauley, Jaden Paul, Anthony Vento, Jacob Guerrier, and Joseph Zaremba.

Standing O is cheering on the side-lines.

Roy H Mann [1420 E. 68th St. at Veterans Avenue in Mill Basin, (718) 763–4701].

South Park Slope

Tantra-tastic!

Standing O sends out a great big “Namaste” to the Tsurphu Goshir Dharma Center, in South Slope! The center is under the direction of his Eminence Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche, a widely-known, respected teacher.

The center is open to Buddhists as well as other believers eager to contemplate the mysteries of life.

A range of classes are offered, from basic meditation and breathing, to the history of Buddhist Tantra, to specific texts that have yet to be explored in the city’s Buddhist community.

“Whether you are interested particularly in Buddhism or just a general spiritual path, our community and classes offer a space for you to explore integrating a more mindful approach to all aspects of your life,” says Lama Sangye.

So take a class and embark on the eight-fold path to enlightenment, peace and serenity — Buddhist-style!

Tsurphu Goshir Dharma Center [183 15th St. at Fifth Avenue in South Park Slope, goshir.com/classes].

Prospect Lefferts Gardens

Twenty-one gun salute

Standing O joins the NYPD’s Community Affairs Bureau in delivering a big blue huzzah to our Finest commanding officers for their exceptional work with the youth Explorer program. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly presented the awards at the annual Law Enforcement Explorers Recognition and Scholarship Dinner in the Bronx. Brooklyn Inspector Kenneth Leher, commanding officer of the 67th Precinct, was on the list for holding the most consistent post. The station house has maintained a steady enrollment of more than 70 explorers for the past three years.

Standing O offers congrats to all commanding officers for leading the charge to keep the Big Apple safe.

67th Police Precinct [2820 Snyder Ave. at Nostrand Avenue in Prospect Letters Gardens, (718) 287–3211].

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Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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