Around Town: News from your neighbors

Victoria Valeriano

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Hello readers and welcome to another edition of Around Town!

Officially A Teenager

Lisa Soli, a reader in Pelham Bay, sent in the following birthday greeting to her son, Nicholas Soli, who has turned 13-years-old:

Happy 13th birthday to our son Nicholas! Officially a teenager! How did this happen so fast? We love you so much and are so proud of you! Keep reaching for the stars! Love you to the moon to infinity and beyond!!! God bless you , hugs and kisses — mommy, daddy, grandma and all the family! Dilly dilly! xoxoxo

SCA Student

Athlete Recognized

Victoria Valeriano, a St. Catharine Academy senior who is a basketball and volleyball player, was named a News 12 Scholar Athlete.

According to information provided by the school, Victoria took the court at a forward and center in 6th grade at St. Luke School, and has been on the SCA varsity since she was a freshman.

She is very active at St. Catharine’s as both athlete and scholar. She has been the development coordinator of their student council for two years, serves as an academy ambassador, and is a member of the National Honor Society, the National English Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society.

She plans on pursuing nursing in college, and hopes to specialize in pediatrics and become a nurse practitioner.

Notable Passing

Of An Infant

Tryten Joseph Lugo, of Temple, TX, who was born on November 23, 2017 to Kriss Edwin Lugo and Tabitha Marie Breeding Lugo, died on Sunday, January 28.

A memorial service will be held for the infant on Saturday, February 17 at the Harper-Talasek Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Sauser officiating.

Burial will occur after the service at Hillcrest Cemetery. His family has ties to the Bronx.

TJ is remembered for acquiring many names because he was born on Thanksgiving.

His godfather, Gianfranco Hembrador, called him ‘turkey juice.’ TJ’s first toy, from his older brother Kyler, was a nativity snow globe.

Tryten was a happy baby and always reached for the sky even while he was sleeping. His smile would warm your heart. He always enjoyed his bath time. He may have been here only a short while but left an everlasting memory.

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Nicholas Soli

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