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Hip, hip, hooray for Mildred Goldberg. The nonagenarian celebrated her milestone birthday with friends, family and very special guest State Sen. Martin Golden, (R–Bay Ridge), who presented Mildred with a proclamation hailing the auspicious occasion.

Roy Hansen, the manager for the Guild for Exceptional Children’s Olga House, where Mildred resides, gifted the 90-year-old with the most delicious cake adorned with lots of candles to make happy wishes on.

Mildred isn’t allowing any silly age to slow her down — no siree. She is very active and enjoys arts and crafts, painting, shopping, and going to Atlantic City.

Standing O wishes Mildred many more happy birthdays and good luck in Atlantic City.

The Guild For Exceptional Children [260 68th St. and Third Avenue in Bay Ridge, (718) 833–6633].

Borough wide

Fastest fingers in the east

Congratulations to Anita Trombetta for earning a Certified Realtime Reporter certification from the National Court Reporters Association.

The fleet-fingered Anita was rewarded for her knowledge of cutting-edge technology, proficiency, and accuracy of reporting. Realtime uses a stenograph machine connected to a computer to facilitate an immediate transcription of the spoken word convert to text — who knew?

The certification will help Trombetta’s job prospects, according to National Court Reporters executive director Mike Nelson.

“Certified reporters are highly sought-after because of their proven precision in reporting and ability to deliver high-quality, real-time services.”

Anita has flexed her reporting skills for the last two-and-a-half years, working as a freelance court reporter. She also holds a professional certification of Registered Professional Reporter, too.

“I am grateful to the association for encouraging reporters to acquire national certification and providing a unified means to test and measure our skills,” Anita said.

Standing O says, “Congratula­tions Anita — keep on reporting.”

Windsor Terrace

Green flag

A green thumbs-up to the students at the Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School who received national recognition for their environmental efforts by winning the Green Flag award, presented by the National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) Eco-School USA program. The award, which is the highest distinction possible in the program, is given to top schools who show exceptional leadership with sustainability by integrating green principles throughout the school and curriculum. The award came with a $4,000 grant from the Department of Education’s Office of Sustainability.

The students and staff demonstrated their success in addressing a number of sustainability initiatives that included creating an “eco-action” team, completing an environmental audit, and generating an “eco-action” plan.

The Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School [500 19th St. in Windsor Terrace (718) 280–9556].

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