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Marine Park

Students at Midwood Catholic Academy aced their lessons when it came to learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation and how to use an automated external defibrillator. The Dominic A. Murray 21 Memorial Foundation and Melinda Murray, a volunteer at the American Heart Association, donated the life-saving device to the school. Foundation members and Murray then taught the children how to use it.

Currently the American Heart Association is trying its best to pass legislation to train every high school student in Hands-On CPR to help victims of sudden cardiac arrest — the leading cause of death, according to its website. So far 12 states have passed the bill, but New York is still on the fence.

Standing O gives shout out the students, Melinda Murray, and the Dominic A. Murray 21 Memorial Foundation for the gift of life. Midwood Catholic Academy [1501 Hendrickson St. and Flatlands Avenue in Marine Park, (718) 377–1800].


Freezin’ for a reason

It’s time for the Polar Bear Dip into the Atlantic Ocean to benefit Camp Sunshine. Participants strip down and brave the chilly waves to benefit the camp, a one-of-a-kind retreat in Maine for children with life-threatening illnesses.

As usual, the frosty frolic is planned for New Year’s day on Coney Island Beach at 1 pm. Online registrants who make a $20 donation qualify for express registration on New Year’s Day. A $100 donation qualifies intrepid types for a “Freezin’ for a Reason” T-shirt.

Register online at

Marine Park

Wax on, wax off

Welcome to Master Jennie Rosenblum and partner Master Raizy who opened Pa Kua of Flatbush martial arts school on Nov. 10.

Master Jennie is a black belt in the ancient Pa-Kua discipline, having trained in the arts since she was a youngster. Pa-Kua knowledge is based on the ancient Pa-Kua symbol and includes self defense, ancient weapons, healing arts, traditional Chinese medicine, reflexology, energy, and chien-chi-kua. Classes are offered in Tai-Chi, and other martial arts, for adults and youngsters, in addition to instructions for girls ages 6 to 10, boys 5 to 7 years old, and pee wees 3 to 5.

Pakua Flatbush [Nostrand Avenue and Quentin Road in Marine Park, [(719) 377–0592].

Manhattan Beach

It’s the tops

Congratulations to Kingsborough Community College on being ranked America’s fifth best community college, according to Create a Career, a career-information organization. Kingsborough was chosen for its overall quality, reputation, student success, program availability, and student support.

Kingsborough Community College [2001 Oriental Blvd. at Oxford Street in Manhattan Beach, (718) 368–5000].

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Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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