Thanks to Lt Steve Reisman of the FDNY for a great presentation on keeping ourselves and our homes protected. I learned something new and I would like to pass off this tidbit to you. They now manufacture smoke detectors expressly for the kitchen. My smoke alarm always goes off when I am cooking something in my oven at a high oven temperature. I always have to get up on a ladder and pull out the battery or take off the top of the smoke alarm and I put it back when I remember to do it, which is not always. The new kitchen smoke alarms have two buttons; one for testing the battery and the other one, once pushed with a broom handle, will turn off the smoke alarm for approximately five minutes so you are able to clear out the smoke from the area. I also had my smoke alarm too close to my oven. It should be 15 feet away. My new smoke alarm will go in my dining area.
If you have a collection of papers that you haven’t gotten around to shredding, the NYC Department of Sanitation is having a Shred Fest on Sunday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can bring your papers and shred away for free. The closest Shred Fest to our area will be at Bronx Park, on the corner of Boston Road and Bronx Park East near Ben Abrams Playground 2. It might be worth the drive over on a Sunday morning to get rid of unwanted papers that need to be shredded.
Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Villa Barone Manor. Our speaker will be the administrator of Jacobi Hospital’s Emergency Room who will tell us all about what to expect if you are rushed to the hospital and the services the emergency room provides.
At our last meeting we made a presentation to Tony Francesconi, Nick Lavista and John Crecco, owners of the Villa Barone Manor for being such great hosts to us seven times a year when we hold our meeting at their establishment. Tony accepted on behalf of the owners who were not all present. We love you guys and appreciate all you do for the community!
We hope you all had a wonderful Easter and Passover and we look forward to seeing you at our next meeting. Please send your dues to Throggs Neck Homeowners Association, PO Box 25, Throggs Neck Station, Bronx, New York 10465. The dues are $10 and you will receive a subscription to the Bronx Times. As always, you can call us at (718) 823-0327 and leave a message.