Daily News from New York, New York on August 18, 1985 · 421
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XQL D 5 "ACES csstd! ?HASGS C J ' --4 i v i! m ' t A J - .; ' .- -sS, ;s 4 ". ..;:::; . . fof :. .... f . Edward Ostrowski (I.) presents award to Bill Weiss. Bill Weiss is a city sanitation man who has encountered more than his share of foul odors. Maybe that's why he has learned "to stop and smell the flowers" on his free time. In the backyard of his home in Maspeth, Weiss maintains a little flower garden as a hobby. He also indulges in photography as a pastime, and recently combined the two interests to win an award in the annual Sanitation Art Show conducted by his union. Edward Ostrowski of Woodside, the president of Local 831 of the Uniformed Sanitationmen's Association, presented Weiss with an award for his photo of a crocus. "Crocuses bloom in the spring and to me, they symbolize a rebirth of life," said Weiss. The 30-year-old bachelor used to collect garbage on the streets of Harlem. He now is assigned to the Central Repair Shop near his home in Maspeth. "It sure beats heavy lifting," Weiss joked in reference to his current job. v.w4: .-.: l- ' wi 4 r I - rV V Receiving awards from HPO Commissioner Anthony Glledman (r.) are (I. to r.) Gerald Johnson Jr., Bertha Grant and Jaime Vallejo. I !BCgi(liiaHffiiaei5Eli&caiEBFH I The hard work of three Queens handiworkers has paid off with awards in the Big Apple Fix-Up Home Improvement Contest Gerald Johnson Jr. of Jamaica won $500, and Jaime Vallejo of Astoria and Bertha and Herman Grant of Laurelton received plaques during a City Hall ceremony. In all, 11 New Yorkers were cited. The contest was held in conjunction with the annual Big Apple Fix-Up Home Improvement Show, scheduled for Sept 13 to 15 at the New York Coliseum. Applications for next year's contest will be available there. Johnson restored an abandoned and heavily vandalized single-fami ly home at 107-17 165th St., Jamaica, that he bought in 1981 from the Veterans Administration. Vallejo remodeled a 140-year-old mansion at 2607 12th St, Astoria, that has been used as a rooming house for years. The Grants modernized their Cape Cod-style home at 131-79 Frances Lewis Blvd. t(3Wii traiiT. trait i The Daily News welcomes items of interest about you or your organization suitable for use in the Faces and Places Column. Mail letters to Faces and Places, New York Daily News. Room 804, 16 Court St., Brooklyn, NY. 11201.. Flushing's favorite newspaper hawker, Connie Rohr, is wearing a smile these days that's brighter than ever. Rohr has been named one of two national hospital volunteers of the year by the Disabled American Veterans organization. Rohr, 75, runs a newsstand at 41st Ave. and Kissena Blvd., from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. She then totes a load of unsold papers to the Veterans Administration Extended Care Center in St. Albans, where she spends the day with disabled vets. "I do my best with my hugs and telling them that God loves them and so do I," Rohr told the vets' publication, DAV Magazine. "If I go in feeling low, it disappears when I'm around the patients. I enjoy working with them. They make me feel like I'm 13 asain. They make me feel alive." For her efforts, Rohr was one of two Americans to receive the George II. Seal Memorial Trophy Award during recent ceremonies in New Orleans. The DAV auxiliary in Jamaica is named for her late husband, Walter Rohr. Connie has been volunteering for the DAV since 1948, when she joined that auxiliary. She has five dauchters, 22 grandchildren and 30 greatgrandchildren. - . ) $ x i, ' , x V : . :, , i N I ...... & , I 4 :" . The Queens chapter of the American Red Cross awarded special-service plaques to four Baysid-ers at its annual luncheon. The recipients (1. to r.) are Janet Wolfe, for fund raising; Lat Taube, for service to the safety and disaster units; Fire Commissioner Joseph E. Spinnato, for community service, and Henry D. Berney, dean of Quccnsborough Community College, for academic excellence. If. Li 1 Two Queens police officers have copped awards from the Queens County Line Democratic Association. Officers James Phelan and Wil-Ham Giacclo received plaques of recognition for collaring two burglars who were feasting on homes in Floral Park and Bellerose... Ernest P. Garthwaite, assistant professor of fine arts at York College in Jamaica, has been commissioned to paint six 12 foot landscape murals at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square . . . Question: Who is Frederic Oza-nam? He was the subject of an essay contest at St Andrew Avelli-no School in Flushing. The eighth-grade winners were Michael Kibar-ich, Jeanine Aybar and Alice Codero. The seventh-grade winners were Frank Cumbo, Deborah McGee and Maureen McGetrick. Answer: Ozanam was the principal founder in 1833 of the St. Vincent de Paul Society ... Dr. Alvln I. Orllan of Great Neck is the new president of the medical board of Flushing Hospital and Medical Center. Orlian is the hospital's director of dentistry and a professor of oral surgery at the New York University College of Dentistry . . . Nicole Victor, a student at Martin Van Buren High School, Queens Village, was awared a certificate from the Queens Raoul Wallen berg Committee for her essay about the famed Swedish diplomat who is credited with savin? the lives of 100,000 Jews in World War II . . . Amy Wysoker of Forest Hills has been elected secretary of the Nurses Association of the Counties of Long Island Inc., an organization of registered nurses from Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk... The Rev. James V. Man-nlng, a Maryknoll missionary in Chile, is visiting New York this summer, and the timing couldn't be more apt. Holy Child Jesus Church in Richmond Hill Is celebrating its 75th anniversary, and Manning was the first child baptized there... Dr. Walter F. PizzL associate professor of clinical surgery at Cornell University Medical College, has been appointed chairman of the department of surgery at Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens . . . Citibank donated $5,000 to the Queens Symphony Orchestra during a recent borough hall ceremony. Thomas C. Gaspard of the bank did the giving, and Joanna Giesek, executive director of the orchestra, did the receiving . . . Rabbi David Horwili of Flushing has been awarded a post rabbinical scholarship from the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, based on a To rah essay in Talmu-dic scholarship.

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