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Michael Aponte

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Senior’ Prom

CenterLight held its 2015 Senior Prom for senior citizens recently. The prom king was Jim Carey, who is affiliated with R.A.I.N. The prom queen was Cynthia Sibblies of Ebenezer Pentecostal Church. Way to go! Also, hello to past year prom king Joe Thompson.

Naval Reserve

Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Aponte and Petty Officer 3rd Class Henry Rodriguez. Rodriguez is part of the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 27 “Seabees.” Aponte, a 2007 graduate of Cardinal Spellman High School, is with the same unit. Both men were serving in Gulfport, Mississippi recently.

Henry Rodriguez


Kevin Ford from City Island shares the following about the staff at Providence Rest Nursing Home:

I am writing to give thanks to all the staff at Providence Rest who treated my mother Josephine, 90, before she passed recently. Mom previously took care of her son Kenny who suffered from massive cerebral palsy and passed away five years ago. I made sure I was at Providence Rest every day…and never a day went by that I didn’t thank God for the place and its wonderful staff. My mother would say that those were the happiest days of her life: taking care of her son and my brother Kenny 24-7. And just like mom cared for Kenny….the people at Providence Rest work 24-7 to assist the people who reside there.

Ford also thanked the social workers and nurses Fay and Marge, and Sr. Catherine and the other sisters: The nuns were straight from heaven, he said. Ford also thanked Sisto Funeral Home and Frank for doing a professional job and making a difficult time easier.

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Josephine and Kenny

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