Around Town: News from your neighbors

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Hello readers and welcome to another edition of Around Town!

Happy 106th Birthday!

Lorreta Gross celebrated her 106th birthday at Providence Rest Nursing Home with her daughter Susan Messina and one of her 11 great-grandchildren. Loretta has six grandchildren as well.

Green-Thumb Volunteers

Pelham Bay shop owner John Scanlon of Pelham Bay Home Center is calling on community members to help him grow flowers in planters he built in 2017 to make street trees near his store at St. Theresa and Westchester avenues sparkle. Part of the planters include flowers which Scanlon said aren’t growing as he had hoped.

He is looking for experienced gardeners in the community to volunteer their expertise to make the planters look their best, and in the process beautify a street in Pelham Bay. If you can help, give John a call at (718) 863-7529.

Touro College Dean

Dr. Jacob Easley, of Kingsbridge/Riverdale, was recently appointed the Dean of Touro College’s School of Education. Easley previously served as the dean of the School of Education and Professional Studies at Eastern Connecticut State University.

He was also the chairman of University of Pittsburg-Johnstown Education Division.

Serves Country In Hawaii

Ashlie Loyer, a U.S. Navy interior communications electrician from the borough is serving at the headquarters of the U.S. Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor-Hickham, HI as a petty officer second class. She is a 2008 graduate of Bronx School of Law and Finance.

Loyer is responsible for interior electronics as well as alarm systems, telephones and announcement systems.

Reach Reporter Patrick Rocchio at (718) 260-4597. E-mail him at procchio@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @patrickfrocchio.
Ashlie Loyer
Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy

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