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Happy 103rd birthday to a proud Crown Heights lady: Marie Grace Baker.

Going like 103!: Birthday girl Marie Grace Baker, center, with her children, from left, Calvin Baker, Dr. Audrey Baker, and Dr. Jerry Baker, celebrating the milestone at the Crown Heights Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.
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Crown Heights

Three cheers to borough daughter Marie Grace Baker. The centenarian celebrated her milestone at the Crown Heights Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation on Oct. 22 in a gala whoop-de-do, that provided family, friends — and a rep from Borough President Adams’ office, who presented Marie with a proclamation — with live music, a delicious confecton topped with sugar flowers, and of course loads of well-wishers.

Marie Grace Baker, who turned the magic number on Oct. 26, never left the borough of her birth. She worked for a local cardiologist, raised her children, Calvin Baker, and twin daughters, Dr. Audrey Baker and Dr. Jerry Baker, and spent her time giving back to the community through her local church.

Standing O was told that the very-young-at-heart Marie spends her time cooking, painting, and visiting museums.

Standing O wishes Marie many more birthdays to come.

Crown Heights Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation [810 St. Marks Ave in Crown Heights; (718) 467–7300]

Bay Ridge

Anniversary wishes

Happy 40th to Home Abstract Corporation. The leading title insurance company in the borough celebrated its 40th year of providing the best service in town with an open house on Oct. 26. Sen. Marty Golden (R-Bay Ridge) and Council candidate John Quaglione were on hand to offer congratulations.

“From the moment, my father [Nunzio] and I opened our office in 1977, the people of Brooklyn opened their hearts to us and gave us a home that would thrive for 40 years and counting” said Robert D’Addona, president.

The company attributes its success to constant dedication to staying ahead of the curve in an ever-changing business while keeping its mission the same: to provide unbeatable service and quality on every deal, small or large, in residential and commercial services throughout the state.

Home Abstract recently joined a limited list of title agents to obtain American Land Title Association’s Best Practices certification, allowing the company to demonstrate to clients, lenders and the industry that it is committed to a higher level of compliance.

Gregory D’Addona, Home Abstract’s senior vice president, added, “Obtaining the Best Practices certification, together with our four decades of experience, is really a testament to what hard work and dedication can accomplish.”

Congrats are also in order for the title company as it is expanding and opening an office at 14 Penn Plaza in that distant borough across the river.

“We are always looking to be one step ahead,” said senior vice president Mark D’Addona of the new location.

Standing O offers good wishes and good luck.

Home Abstract Corporation [8225 Third Ave. at 82nd Street in Bay Ridge; (718) 680–4663]

Clinton Hill

Welcome

Say hey to the JCC Brooklyn, on the opening of its new location on Oct. 16.

The JCC Brooklyn is a project of the Kings Bay Y in Brownstone and North Brooklyn.

Programs include Jewish Child Care, pre-school, after-school, summer camp, family and holiday community programming.

The center will roll out a full slate of Jewish-themed programming, including after-school music, dance, sports and other enrichment classes, Jewish cultural programs for all ages, free community gatherings, volunteer/community service opportunities, and more.

JCC Brooklyn [309 Grand Ave. between Greene and Lexington in Clinton Hill; (718) 872- 9445]

Sunset Park

Save the Date

Community Board 7 is holding its 30th Annual Holiday Gift Drive. Bring new, unwrapped toys and clothing for children (boys and girls, from infant to 12 years old) to Board 7 offices now until Dec. 20

Community Board 7 [4201 Fourth Avenue, in Sunset Park; (718) 854–0003]

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Posted 12:00 am, November 2, 2017
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