Brooklyn teens will bee in spelling competition

C-O-M-P-E-T-I-T-I-O-N: A borough teen tests his spelling skills at the Temple of Restoration’s Spelling Bee.
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Hey, kids! Put on your thinking caps and get thee to this fun and competitive spelling bee, hosted by the Temple of Restoration’s Helping Hands Ministry on Oct. 6 from 6 pm to 8 pm. The bee is open to students in the ninth, 10th, 11th and 12th grades who attend local schools and after school programs.

There is also a mini bee for students in the fourth, fifth and sixth grades.

Prizes include: $1,000, a laptop computer, an iPad mini, and other cash prizes.

The bee is part of the ministry’s helping hands initiative and seeks to promote life-building skills and character as well as foster social development.

It’s free to enter — so don’t delay.

To download the word list and register visit

The Temple of Restoration [490 Pacific St. at Third Avenue in Boerum Hill, (718) 757–0954].

Marine Park

Walk for the cure

Don your pink trainers and caps and join the Women’s Council of Realtors Brooklyn Chapter to help raise funds for breast cancer research.

Meet in the parking lot at Avenue S and E. 33rd Street at 9:30 am on Oct. 13. If you beat the crowds and register by Oct. 8 you will score an event T-shirt. It’s $15 per person (checks payable to Fillmore Cares) as well as plenty of sponsorships available. So come on down and visit the Pink Tent — all proceeds will be donated to Pat’s Pink Party.

Contact Robin Snyder at or (718) 646–3600.

Vinegar Hill

Take a seat!

Welcome and bienvenue to Antonia (Toni) Yuille Williams. She has been elected chair of the Board of Directors at the Brooklyn Arts Council. Currently, Standing O pal Toni is the Director of Regional and Community Affairs, Corporate Affairs for Con Edison Company of New York, Inc. and most recently served as vice chair of the arts council’s board of directors.

“We’re thrilled to see Toni step into this new leadership role,” said Charlotte Cohen, executive director. “Toni’s experience, connectivity, and insight into our borough have already been invaluable, and it is both natural and fitting for her to take the helm.”

Toni added her joy at the nomination and said, “It is truly an honor to be elected to lead BAC’s Board of Directors.”

Toni succeeds Dr. Thomas F. Schutte as the chairman, who will continue in the capacity of an emeritus member.

“I am deeply grateful to the members of our board and staff for their incredible support, commitment and friendship,” said Dr. Schutte.

Brooklyn Arts Council [20 Jay St. #616 in Vinegar Hill, (718) 625–0080].

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