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Experienced Valentines: Long-married Brooklyn Couples Celebrate their Love
NEW YORK (AP) -- More than 300 couples who have been married for half a century or more will gather in Brooklyn to celebrate their love in a special Valentine's Day ceremony.
The special celebration will be held in the El Caribe Country Club in Mill Basin on Thursday. Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz has thrown the party every year since taking office in 2002.
Couples will dance, eat cake, drink champagne and then kiss as Markowitz officially declares them married forever more.
Some of those in attendance will include long-married couples like Fortuno and Maddalena Corso of Bensonhurst who were married as teenagers in Italy 72 years ago.
Murray and Esther Redlitz of Mill Basin will also attend the celebration. They've been married for 66 years and are both Holocaust survivors.
Posted: Wednesday, February 13 2013, 04:06 PM CST
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Habitat for Humanity to donate to tornado victims
June 17, 2013 20:23 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity says it will donate proceeds from sales at its Renovation Station stores in Oklahoma City to help pay for construction and repairs of homes of the May tornado victims.
Habitat said Monday that all proceeds through Aug. 31 will be donated to the project. Habitat is also soliciting donations to help rebuild or repair homes damaged by the tornadoes in the Oklahoma City metro area.
Renovation Stations are retail stores operated by Habitat for Humanity that sell new and used building supplies, material, appliances, furniture and other household items. There are two in Oklahoma City -- one in north Oklahoma City and the other on the city's southwest side.
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