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Midwood

Put your hands together for GraceAnn-Lautato Weick, R.N., for being named the vice president of Patient Care Services and chief operating officer at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn.

Standing O pal GraceAnn is the former administrator and director of the Heart and Vascular Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center, in that other state of New Jersey, but we’re glad that this Dyker Heights resident is now back in Brooklyn.

Nurse GraceAnn received her bachelor of science in nursing and master of science in healthcare administration from Hunter College, in addition to a master of science from Columbia University.

Standing O welcomes her home, and wishes her a long reign at Mount Sinai Beth Israel.

Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn [3201 Kings Hwy, at E. 35th Street in Midwood, (718) 252–3000].

Park Slope

Let the light shine in!

It’s a good thing! I Like that Lamp in Park Slope was selected by doyen of domesticity Martha Stewart and her panel of judges as a finalist in the 2014 Martha Stewart American Made awards in the design category.

The plaudit celebrates the growing national craft community’s rising stars, who make their products here in the good old U.S.A.

Lamp’s owner Kiri hopes her win will inspire hobbyists to switch on their talents.

“My goal is to show people that making your own lamp is a fun weekend activity that’s much easier and affordable than you’d think,” she says on her website.

That’s exactly what Standing O likes to hear, affordability. If you want to plug in, electrify your friends, and make your own lamp, log onto www.ilikethatlamp.com and peruse the kits and inventory.

Standing O offers congratulations and wishes, “Long may you light.”

Williamsburg

He’s a winner all around

Hats off to Williamsburg student Eric Santana, winner of the United States Achievement Academy Science award. Eric tells us the award is so rare that only 10 percent of American high school students get recognized, making him among the cream of the crop of the nation’s academic aces.

Congratulations and keep up the good work, Eric.

Cobble Hill

Students with a heart

Standing O cheers the high-school students who participated in the annual summer youth employment program at Cobble Hill Health Center.

Karen White, director of volunteer services, said the student volunteers were invaluable to both patients and staff, and their industriousness was admired by one and all.

“When they came in at the beginning of the program, they rolled up their sleeves and set to work,” she said.

The aspiring Florence Nightingales sat with patients, talked with them, and read to them.

“I’m not sure who was getting more out of it, the patient or the volunteer!” said White.

Standing O gives the vollies triple thumbs-up, and of course special shout-outs.

Cobble Hill Health Center [380 Henry St. at Street in Cobble Hill, (718) 855–6789].

Borough Wide

Golden oldies

Brooklyn’s starry-eyed seniors are invited to polish up their vocal chords and tear up the stage for the eighth annual Senior Idol competition at Xaverian High School in Bay Ridge on Oct. 25 at 7 pm.

Registration and auditions are on Sept. 8 at 4 pm. Budding Frank Sinatras and Judy Garlands should bring their own musical instruments or CDs and cassettes for musical accompaniment, although a piano is available on site.

Sponsor state Sen. Marty Golden (R–Bay Ridge) says he is anticipating another stellar showcase of exceptional elders.

“Brooklyn’s Senior Idol attracts great talent from our borough, and many fans show up to cheer-on the contestants,” he said. “This year I’m looking forward to another successful night.”

So is Standing O, so stay tuned.

Xaverian High School (7100 Shore Rd. at 71st Street in Bay Ridge). State Sen. Marty Golden, (718) 238–6044.

Updated 11:04 am, July 31, 2014
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Kiri from Park Slope says:
Thanks for the kind words, Standing O!
- Kiri, www.ilikethatlamp.com
Aug. 1, 2014, 4:13 pm
Jen from Williamsburg says:
I Like That Lamp is awesome! Go Kiri!
Aug. 1, 2014, 5:01 pm

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