Generally Speaking: Windsor re-elected to helm of area education council

July 18, 2013 Theodore W. General
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Laurie Windsor — who recently won re-election to School District 20’s Community Education Council — was unanimouslytapped by her fellow council members to serve another two-year term as president of the council.

Prior to the in-house election of District 20 officers held in the fifth floor conference room of the District 20 headquarters on 89th Street, Windsor achieved the highest vote plurality of any council member running in the recent citywide Community Education Council elections throughout the five boroughs.

Also handily elected by their fellow council members were Mark Bramante as first vice president, Eileen McKenna as second vice president, Dina Gangemi as secretary, and Sheila Higginson as treasurer.The electionwas facilitated by Randi LazarusEach community education council is made up of nine parent members, two borough appointees and one high school student representative.The borough choices are made by the borough president, and the student representative is selected by the district community schools superintendent. Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz’s appointees to the local council are McKenna and Bramante.

Joseph CriscolaRobert HuDockEvie RabeckAmany NaseifChristopher SichlerZi Yi Panand Robert Yee.

Others present at the election were Community School Superintendent Karina CostantinoBill Chin and District CSA representativeDiane Gounardes, who represents principals and assistant principals.

If you are a parent of public grammar or middle school children, it is always good to know which education council member is the liaison to your child’s school.Accordingly, we herewith present the list: Bramante–PS/IS 163, PS 205 and IS 227; Gangemi–PS 27, PS 185, PS 506 and PS 503;Higginson–PS 105, PS 112, and PS 310; HuDock–PS 160, PS/IS 192, and IS 259; McKenna–PS/IS 180, PS 200, PS 682 and PS 686; Naseif–PS 48, IS 187 and PS 971; Yi Pan–IS 62, PS 102, and PS 186;Rabeck–PS 69, PS/IS 104, and PS/IS 229; Sichler–PS 176, PS 204, and PS 247; Windsor–IS/PS 30, PS 170, IS 220, IS 223 and PS 748; Yee–PS 164, PS 179, and PS 64.

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Sadly, neither of the two Brooklyn contestants — Stephanie Accardo and Christina Moore was able to win the title of Miss New York 2013. Instead, Nina DavuluriMiss SyracuseA minor correction to last week’s column. While the current Miss America, Mallory HaganMiss Brooklyn and later Miss New York, was present tohelp, Hagan’s runner-up in the state pageant, Shannon Oliver,placed the crownonDavuluri.

It doesn’t happen too often in New York,but when the reigningstate title holderwins the Miss America sash, herstate runner-up automatically moves up to the vacated state crown.

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As many of our readers are aware, the Democrat and Republican Party primaries will take place on September 10, with runoffs scheduled for October 1.By that time, we will know who the GOPand Democratic candidates will be in the general election on November5.

However, win or losea spot on the GOP ballot, John Catsimatidis will still have a spotas the Liberal candidate for mayor, and former Deputy Mayor and MTA Chair Joseph Lhota will be running as the Conservative Party candidate for mayor.

Democratic registered candidate former Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion will be runningwith the Independence Partytag, of course against one of theother sixDemocratic primary candidates — Sal AlbaneseBill de Blasio,John Liu, Christine QuinnErick Salgado, Bill Thompson and Anthony Weiner.


They’re calling it “Drinks to Die For!” For two summer Thursday evenings, July 25 and August 22from 6 to 8 p.m.,the Brooklyn Historical Society in partnership withGreen-Wood Cemetery and the Brooklyn Brewerywill turn Green-Wood’s open meadowjust off Fifth Avenue and 25th Streetinto a vintagebeer garden with the bottles of brewsky selling for $5 a pop.While admission is free, you must be at least 21 to purchase thelocal brew.Free entertainment is also being offered.

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The town of Gettysburg just commemorated the 150th anniversary of the famous Civil War battle. Bud LivingstonBrooklyn and the Civil War will be talking about Gettysburg and the role of the then-City of Brooklyn whenhespeaksat the Montauk Club, 25 Eighth Avenueon Thursday, September 18, at 7 p.m.Admission is free.For more info, contact Steve Radacinski at 917-763-7685.

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During this coming week’s Bay Ridge Summer Stroll on Friday,July 19, we’ll be with the Bay Ridge Historical Society, 8509 Third Avenue. The society will be projecting photos of old Bay Ridge from the turn of the 20th century from the Samuel Winter Thomas collection.

Bring the kids for a picture with General George Washington and Martha Washington in full regalia.Also hope to spend some time with fellow Ragamuffin Paradeorganizersat 8423 Third Avenue.The Stroll is sponsored by the Merchants of Third Avenue headed by attorney Bob Howe.

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