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PS 195. Source: Google Maps

PS 195. Source: Google Maps

For 73 years, the Manhattan Beach Community Group has been celebrating the end of the year – and the group’s anniversary – with an awards bash, and the entire community is invited.

Kicking off this Wednesday, December 3, at 8pm at PS 195 (131 Irwin Street), the group will briefly hold its regularly scheduled meeting, hear from elected reps and deliver their end-of-year reports to the membership. Then it’s party down, with an awards ceremony for those serving the community before retreating to the school’s lunchroom for a buffet of bagels, salads, desserts and beverages.

Previous years have seen the attendance of citywide and boroughwide politicos, including comptrollers, public advocates and borough presidents. The group hasn’t yet confirmed any special attendees.

The next meeting of the Manhattan Beach Community Group will be November 19, 8:00pm at Public School 195, 131 Irwin Street. The meeting will focus on the topic of home values with regard to Superstorm Sandy. Among the issues to be addressed are: Will new building laws affect your property values? What will Manhattan Beach look like five years from now?

Guest speakers will include 195 Principal Bernadette Toomey, who will discuss school overcrowding, what is new and exciting at PS 195, whether PS 195 has dedicated staff for art, music, and physical education, and if the community could help the school in any way, as well as Winston von Engel, director of the Brooklyn Office of the NYC Planning Department. He will discuss what is currently mandated for reconstruction/construction in Manhattan Beach, why some homes are going to be built higher than zoning allowed before the storm, whether there can there be legal basement apartments, how the Special Permit law will change what Manhattan Beach will look like, and if there should be a rule keeping the footprint of a building within certain boundaries.

All are welcome to attend. If you have questions, it is requested by MBCG that you send them in via email to manhattanbeachbrooklyn.org@gmail.com prior to the meeting.

Additionally: PS 195 is holding a holiday food drive to help less fortunate families. Canned goods are being collected at the meeting.

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Public School 195 is located at 131 Irwin Street. For additional information, call (917) 747-5863.

The following is from the Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Association:

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Public School 195 is located at 131 Irwin Street. For additional information, call (917) 747-5863.

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Associate Executive Director Robert Cooper speaks with one of the student artists.

Fifth-grade students from Manhattan Beach’s P.S. 95 (131 Irwin Street) today donated a dozen framed watercolor works they painted to Coney Island Hospital (2601 Ocean Parkway), and they will soon hang in patient areas to help lift patients’ spirits.

The works were produced by the students in Mr. William Lawson’s art class as part of a project called “The Art of Giving,” an annual program coordinated by the United Federation of Teachers to connect elementary school art classes with local hospitals.

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Student artists pose for a photo with Cooper and teacher William Lawson.

The Art of Giving, now in its fifth year, was inspired by the late Sharon Coates, a teacher at P.S. 156.While Coates was hospitalized, she was presented with student art.

“Seeing the children’s artwork on the walls lifted my spirits,” Coates later said, according to UFT Vice President for Elementary Schools Karen Alford, who was Coates’ union representative at the time. Alford later launched the program and continues to oversee it.

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A hospital staffer heaps praise on one of the student artists.

While at the hospital for the unveiling ceremony today, the students were treated to cookies and juice – as well as showered with gratitude from hospital staff including Associate Executive Director Robert Cooper and Chief Nurse Terry Mancher.

Mancher in particular was rigorously interrogated by the students, some of whom said they’d like to be doctors or nurses. She told them of the tremendously rewarding experiences she’s had, explained the difference between medical school and nursing school and clarified that, no, doctors are not bosses to the nurses.

She also talked about the vital role Coney Island Hospital nurses played during Superstorm Sandy, when much of the staff stayed on-site even as power in the facility failed, and how they assisted in the evacuation after the storm.

The following is from the Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Association:

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Former District Leader Michael Geller. Photo by Erica Sherman

Former District Leader Michael Geller. Photo by Erica Sherman

Former District Leader Michael Geller, director of the Lighthouse, an alcohol and substance abuse program at Kingsborough Community College, will moderate a discussion on the implications and consequences of the legalization of marijuana at the Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Association’s (MBNA) next meeting this Monday, March 3, 8:00 p.m. at Public School 195, 131 Irwin Street.

For additional information, call (917) 747-5863.

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The Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Association (MBNA) invites residents to attend its next meeting this Monday evening, February 3, 8:00 p.m. at Public School 195, 195 Irwin Street.

Susan Rosen, a community recovery specialist from the American Red Cross of Greater New York, will be the guest speaker. She will discuss hurricane recovery and assistance.

Refreshments will be served.

For additional information, call (917) 747-5863.

The Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Association will hold its monthly meeting tonight, at 8 p.m., at P.S. 195 (131 Irwin Street).

The group will feature Cathy Brown as a guest speaker. Brown is a vice president at UBS Financal, and will discuss investment strategies for 2013. Refreshments will be served.

The meeting announcement did not say whether the group would discuss the “peace offering” by the rival Manhattan Beach Community Group, which at its last meeting changed its bylaws in order to expedite reunification with the MBNA and allow their directors to come into the older group, MBCG, as directors.

For more information, call (917) 747-5863.

PS 195. Source: Google Maps

The Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Association (MBNA) invites the public to attend its next meeting this Monday, December 9 at 8:00 p.m. inside Public School 195, 131 Irwin Street.

Mark Entin, CPA, will discuss The Affordable Health Care Act. He will touch upon such issues as: How does the new Affordable Health Care Act affect your family or business? Will you be paying higher taxes or penalties in 2013? Are you aware of the all the new Insurance Mandates?

Also: The MBNA Community Service Award will be presented to City Councilman-elect Chaim Deutsch.

Refreshments will be served.

To learn more, call (917) 747-5863.

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