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Birth Announcement

Proud parents Anthony and Maria Benevento are happy to announce the arrival of their daughter: Gulianna Maria Benevento. She was born on Wednesday, April 22 at 11 a.m. She weighed six pounds and seven ounces.

Grandparents Maria and Nazzareno Magnarelli along with uncle and future Godfather Gerardo Magnarelli wish Gulianna all the happiness and health as her journey of life begins.

Notable Passing

Nancy Campoamor who was born on January 6, 1922 and who passed away on Sunday, April 26 is being remembered by her granddaughter Lizamarie Campoamor Hondros. Grandma, you were always there for me.

Congrats Grad

Sue Sparaci of Morris Park wishes her son Joseph Sparaci salutations on his graduation from Concordia College in Bronxville, N.Y.

Dear Joe, As you graduate from Concordia, we wish you the very best of luck in the future. We love you and are very proud of you and very proud of you and your accomplishments – mom, dad and Johnny.

Red Hats Thank Senator Jeff Klein

On Tuesday, April 21, the Bronx Red Hat Roses went to see a play in New Jersey. Senator Jeff Klein provided $750 in funding for a bus. The leader of the chapter of the society of ladies, Queen Anne Marie Corealle, and the Red Hats chapter, thank Klein.

An Amazing Season

Performers Edge Dance School send the following announcement into the Bronx Times:

What an amazing season 2015 has been so far for the talented dancers at Performers Edge.

Performers Edge competition team consists of 92 dancers ranging in the ages from 5 years old to 18 years old.

These dancers have worked extremely hard putting in numerous hours rehearsing getting ready for the season.

The first mandatory competition the team attended was Legacy Dance Competition in Sparta, New Jersey. With the incredible talent on that stage Peda dancers went out and did their thing. The largest win is the “Legacy Award” and these dancers did it. They brought home this award for the 12 and under division having the highest scoring routines throughout the weekend. Big congrats to all the title winners as well as the high score and overalls.

This past weekend Peda continued their victory attending Kids Artistic Revue in Long Island. The talented and inspiring schools that Peda shared the stage with was impeccable. They left their hearts on that stage each time they danced. Once again they won an incredibly hard award. Peda dancers achieved “Top Secondary School” having the highest scores throughout the weekend, they won Top Production as well as overalls in each category and division.

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