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CLEANING UP!: Volunteers collect and catalogue debris along the shoreline of Manhattan Beach on Sept. 29.
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Prospect Heights

It’s a five-garbage-bag clean-up. Thanks to Artichoke Dance Company, artist Sina Basila, and very caring volunteers for joining together to preserve our shorelines. The beach clean-up and “Trashion Creation” beautified Manhattan Beach on Sept. 29.

Trash was collected and catalogued and used to create wearable designs, which artist Basila will take a snap of and use in her project, Refashioned Garbage. Talk about one woman’s trash is another’s haute couture!

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 80 percent of marine pollution — also known as ocean pollution — comes from land. Last year, 66,830 pounds of debris — the majority of which is plastic — were removed along 233 miles of shoreline in New York State.

Since 2010, Artichoke Dance Company has coordinated annual beach clean ups, providing a way to contribute to environmental action and raise awareness about water pollution and plastic use.

“Our aim is to provide alternative and creative methods to think about environmental problems and illustrate that every action counts, whether it’s a large or small scale,” says Lynn Neuman, artistic director at Artichoke.

Artichoke Dance Company [121 Sterling Pl. in Prospect Heights, (212) 971–5873].

Sheepshead Bay

Save the date

Welcome back, Classes of ’72 and ’73 — alumni of Sheepshead Bay High School are all invited to a reunion celebration. Be there or be square!

Ruby’s Bar & Grill (1213 Reiglemann Boardwalk in Coney Island) on Sept. 28, 2019, 5 pm to 11 pm. Call Bobby Bank at (908) 672–9999 for additional info.

Bay Ridge

Roll out the slate

Standing O is sending Os to the new slate of officers elected to serve the County Committee of the Kings County Conservative Party. Without further fanfare, they are, Frances Vella-Marrone, chairperson; David Ryan, vice chairperson; Nanci Roden, executive secretary; and Ross Brady, treasurer.

“I want to thank former Chairman Jerry Kassar for his years of service and dedication to the Kings County Conservative Party and I look forward to his continued guidance and support. I also want to congratulate all of the newly elected officers of the Kings County Conservative Party. Together we will work to elect quality candidates to public office and speak out on important issues,” said the newly elected chairperson.

“I wish to congratulate Fran and her newly elected officers and wish them a productive term. I very much enjoyed the many years I served as chairman; the people I met and the candidates we endorsed, some who went on to to be outstanding elected officials. I plan to remain active in the Brooklyn Party and as a vice chairman of the State Party,” outgoing chairman Kassar said.

Standing O wishes the new elected slate good luck.

County Committee of the Kings County Conservative Party [486 78th St. in Bay Ridge, (718) 921–2158].

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Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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