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Big Win!: From left, Jim Farrow, Steve Novak, Mrs. Novak, and Matthew Wiltse, celebrate Novak’s win in 13th annual Sunoco UltraTech Free Fuel 5000 sweepstakes.
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Congrats to Steve Novak, the grand prize winner of the Sunoco UltraTech™ Free Fuel 5000 sweeps.

The newly retired mechanic was named one of 14 Grand Prize Winners in the 13th annual Sunoco UltraTech™ Free Fuel 5000 sweepstakes. He collected the gelt, with his wife, at a ceremony held at his local Sunoco station on Cropsey Avenue.

Steve, 49, said his routine hasn’t changed much — he still drives the five miles to his former shop to visit with friends, and he still makes frequent trips to his local Sunoco station. “When you go there, you’re always greeted by the same person who pumps the gas for you,” shared Steve. “And if you ever need a repair, they do great work!”

He added, “I never win anything, so to find out I won the grand prize of $5,000 in free fuel was amazing. This prize is going to be a big help for my whole family,” he said.

Fred McConnell, director, Fuels Marketing said, “We’re thrilled that the grand prize helps him take care of his family’s commuting expenses and also enables him to enjoy retired life a bit more.”

Steve can now add an O to his list of winnings.

Midwood

Lifers

Three cheers to Brooklyn Lifelong Learning on 40 years of providing an informal, non-competitive, intellectually stimulating environment for older adults. The independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit program on the campus of Brooklyn College was founded in 1977 and is one of the oldest lifelong learning programs in the United States. The institution continues to adhere to one basic concept — to create, adapt, and maintain an academically oriented, campus-based lifelong learning program run by adults for adults.

Standing O says, “Thank you.”

Brooklyn Lifelong Learning -Brooklyn College Campus [2900 Bedford Ave. at Avenue J in Midwood; (718) 951–5647; bll.brooklyn.cuny.edu]

Borough Wide

Play that song

Brava to composer and musician Anna Webber on being the first-ever recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts $5,000 Canadian Women Artists’ Award. The award is supported by funding granted to NYFA by the Canadian Women’s Club of New York as a way to continue its philanthropic work when it disbanded.

Borough-based Webber was selected by a multi-disciplinary panel of artists. The award is designed to provide financial support to an emerging or early career artist working in any discipline, and can be used in any manner the recipient deems necessary to further her artistic goals.

“We’re thrilled to present Anna Webber with the inaugural Canadian Women Artists’ Award and are grateful to the Canadian Women’s Club for helping to support Anna’s work in avant-garde jazz and new classical music,” said Michael Royce NYFA’s executive director.

“It is a huge honour to be awarded the inaugural Canadian Women Artists’ Award,” said Webber. “As I am currently composing a new hour-long suite of music for septet which will be recorded in January 2018, the award will go to immediate use in support of this brand new project.”

Bay Ridge

‘Tis the season

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R Bay Ridge) is hosting her holiday toy drive to benefit local children.

“Our toy drive is one of my favorite events of the year. The generosity and kindness exhibited by the community is truly amazing, said the rep.

Toys can be dropped off until Dec. 19 at:

• Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 8401 Ridge Boulevard

• Salam Arabic Lutheran Church, 414 80th St.

• Dimitrios & Georgia Kaloidis Parochial School, 8502 Ridge Boulevard.

• District Office [7408 Fifth Ave., at 74th Street in Bay Ridge; (718) 987–0197]

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Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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