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Kudos to Standing O’s favorite actress and borough daughter Lisann Valentin. She will be starring in an episode of “Alternatino,” a new digital series on Comedy Central, by Arturo Castro. “Alternatino” takes a look at millennials through Castro’s unique cultural background.

The episode, entitled “Mother,” puts a spotlight on the importance of women in a Latino family.

Lisann shared her excitement with the O on landing this part, “When I got the call that I booked the role, I was thrilled, but it didn’t really sink in until I was on set with all of these fantastic people. And to work with so many talented Latinas, it was truly a proud moment for me.”

The series brings together a multitude of ethnically diverse talent and will be available to stream on digital platforms including CC.COM later this year.

“I had such a great time shooting this episode, holding the almighty flip-flop, and laughing through tears at the truth behind the comedy. Working with Arturo Castro, Ben Weinstein, and the entire cast and crew was truly a rewarding experience,” she said.

Standing O can’t wait to log-on, stream-in, and LMAO.

Borough Park

Oh happy days

A parent’s happiest day of the year is almost here — the first day of school is just around the corner, and to help get back into the swing of things, Maimonides Medical Center’s pediatric sleep specialist offers a few tips to get kids back into the groove.

Achieving a successful back-to-school sleep routine requires parents to plan ahead. “Parents should start adjusting sleep schedules before school starts,” said Dr. Monita Mendiratta, director of Pediatric Sleep Medicine at Maimonides. “In order for your child to be prepared for school, the whole family should return gradually to a regular evening and morning schedule.”

Dr. Mendiratta added that numerous studies have shown a good night’s sleep means better grades in school. “Most children ages 5 through 12 need 10–12 hours of sleep per night.”

Here are some guidelines to follow:

• Adjust sleep routines in advance.

• Create a bedtime routine.

• Avoid big meals and sugary, caffeinated drinks near bedtime.

• Avoid large quantities of liquids before bedtime.

• Avoid naps, especially if it will affect night sleep.

• Make your child’s bedroom a comfortable environment.

• Don’t overextend your child.

And last but not least, “The most important thing parents can do is be consistent,” says Dr. Mendiratta. “Children will be better prepared to learn, have stronger immune systems, and better overall health if they regularly get a good night’s sleep.”

Standing O says, “Good luck, parents.”

Maimonides Medical Center [4802 10th Ave. at 48th Street in Borough Park, (718) 283–6000].

Save the Date

Tunnel run

The 14th annual Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers (T2T) 5K Run & Walk in New York City will take place on Sept. 27 starting at 9:30 am. Participants will have the opportunity to retrace the final footsteps of firefighter Stephen Siller, who ran through the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel to lend aid as the World Trade Center burned.

The event is open to the public, but registration is required. Participants can log onto www.t2trun.org for more information on how to run, walk or volunteer. Online registration will remain open until Sept. 26 at 11:59 pm.

Participants can also register in-person the day of the run. Race-day registration will take place at the Ikea parking lot in Red Hook between 7 am and 9 am. The event celebrates the lives of the 343 firefighters who died during the Sept. 11 terrorist attack, as well as pay special tribute to all the policemen, emergency medical technicians, construction workers and special people who lost their lives in their quest to save others.

Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers (T2T) 5K Run & Walk registration, Ikea parking lot (1 Beard St. between Dwight and Otsego streets in Red Hook), 7–9 am.

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Updated 5:45 pm, July 9, 2018
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