1999-06-19 / Columnists

Dorothy Dunne


Caitlin Ferguson graduated from Maura Clark Junior high School last Friday evening with flying colors. Her family and friends were so proud to see her receive eight awards…including Outstanding Scholastic Achievement and Outstanding Academic Achievement. With awards like these, Bishop Kearney High School will welcome her with open arms this coming September where she will be completing her high school studies. Lots of good luck and success to you, Caitlin. Her grandma, Kay Salica, entertained family members and friends with a small reception at her home following the graduation ceremonies.

Lauren Pallini, daughter of Karen and Mike Pallini of 217th street, will be one year old in September. Five year old brother, Michael, will help her celebrate. Bob and Mary Meyer and four year old Rachael will celebrate Rachael’s fifth birthday on June 20. Congratulations to all.

Dan Smith will have to miss the Sugar Bowl Senior Day. He is scheduled to have a much needed knee operation. Good luck, Dan.

Wednesday Irish Nights at Kennedy’s start on June 30 with Giaravogue; July 7, Jerry Piper Band and Tom Doyle’ another week…They will be alternating weeks until September 1. You can bank on good Irish fun every Wednesday through the summer at Kennedy’s.

Most Breezy Pointers and BPSC members remember with very fond memories, conductor/composer, Gene Gilroy and his orchestra. Frank Waters played the drums with Gene at one time. He now has his own band. He not only appears in Tony and Tina’s Wedding from Thursday to Sunday every week in New York City but once a month he hosts a Staten Island cable show. Last week I appeared on his show as a guest following an interview with comedian, Pat Cooper. I have to congratulate Frank for a very entertaining show. He has a three piece band that plays all the good numbers of the 50s and 60s as well as some new numbers in between interviews with guest performers. I know Frank from my Golden Girl Pageant days (which may be revived). Frank and his band played for one of my pageants and when he called and asked me to be a guest on his show I most certainly could not refuse. And, to my surprise, I thoroughly enjoyed it. The only hitch was getting there but he made that easy for me. His young, handsome friend and assistant, John P., and aspiring rock concert star, drove me to the ferry for my return to New York. He is a bundle of talent and I suggest you watch for him. I am sure he is going to hit the top of his career in the very near future.

Life is a cabaret…was the first free movie shown in New York City’s Bryant Park for opening summer film festival. Every Monday (rain date Tuesday) the best classic movies ca be seen free of charge in Bryant Park that is located behind the New York Public Library. To kick off the season, HBO held a fabulous opening party at the Bryant Grille. They took over the whole restaurant with TV monitors placed around for inside and outside viewing. The best view was on their rooftop where you could see the special performance live by the Kit Kat Club Girls from Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Cabaret. A fun evening.

TRAVEL:

Greece…$999 eight days….one night ATHENS fly to MYKONOS…three nights/Santorini three nights. Air round trip from New York.

Europe…$399…fly/drive round trip air from Newark to Amsterdam seven days Eurocar.

Transatlantic Europe big band cruise…$799 on August 29; eight days Rotterdam November 9 $999.

Panama Canal…10 days…from $949.

Caribbean cruise Maasdam seven days $799-November 22.

New York to Ft. Lauderdale…13 days Maasdam $1200 South Caribbean Crystal Cruises…Century seven nights Caribbean from $799; air $199.

Double Decker Deal…book with British Airways economy class June 15-June 30 for travel June 22-September 30 and get a second London vacation free this winter (round trip tickets free).

Give me a call and away we go!

More travel specials at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday on UHF channels 27 and 35.

 

 

 

 

 

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