What’s the hottest thing in town? The Wave…the HEAT WAVE. These are the days your reach the boiling point before reading the "Boyle-ing Point". So, just cool it. Take a dip in our beautiful ocean and be glad you live in the Rockaways. And, if you don’t live here. It is only minutes away by bus, train or car from all boroughs. To our shores retreat where you can beat the heat.
Hope you got a big bang out of our Independence Day this year. My Yankee Doodle Dandy granddaughter, Erika Janine Matuozzi, was two on July 4. Mom and dad, Bettyann and Jimmy Matuozzi (my son), entertained relatives at a pool bar-b-que at their home in Island Park. It was a lovely day for pretty and happy little Erika who was showered with gifts from all. And, it suited the guests fine to keep cool in the pool. That’s the next best thing if the ocean isn’t handy.
Leon Locke and wife/crafts-woman, Susan, recently returned from another fantastic sailing on their favorite ship, the QE2. Their destination was the Canary Islands from Southhampton, England. As world cruisers they get special treatment and this time they fully enjoyed their spacious accommodations. They said the cabin was huge. To make it more pleasant they came across a couple they met on a former sailing. To bad the QE2 is going into dry dock for renovation. They may have to switch to another ship for their next cruise. Bet they still stay with another luxury vessel owned by Cunard. We’ll see. Glad they enjoyed their roomy voyage.
On the subject of Locke is another Locke. Francis (no relation to Leon) who just graduated from St. Rose of Lima and won scholarships to Stella Maris, Martin Luther King High School and St. Edmunds in Brooklyn. He is the son and step son of Kathy and Tom Cane from Broad Channel and the grandson of Cathleen McCormack. Kathy’s daughter and Cathleen’s granddaughter, Caitlin Locke, will be leaving for Maine July 13. We wish her well. July 6 Cathleen McCormack celebrated her big 30 plus birthday, daughter Kathy will mark another year on her calendar on July 23 and husband Tommy Cane will be 39 on July 27. How well I remember Harry Ashton from the BPSC who always celebrated his July 5 birthday the entire July 4 weekend. Congratulations to all!
This past Saturday, Kathy Duffy Leonard and daughters, Tara and Megan Esposito and sister Maura Duffy, attended the anniversary mass of their father, Thomas Duffy, who died July 12 some 23 years ago. How well I remember Tom. He was such a kind, gentle individual with an easy, even disposition who was always ready to give a helping hand. A happy go lucky fellow who is still missed and will always be remembered.
Kathy Duffy Leonard became a grandmother by her son, Tom and daughter-in-law Doreen. Her name is Kayla Fitzpatrick and she was born February 1. Kathy’s daughter Megan is expecting on her own birthday, Halloween. Dad is husband Bill Fitzpatrick and they reside on Utica Walk. Tommy Duffy jr. and wife Marie will celebrate the first birthday of their daughter Taylor Duffy on July 10 though she was born on July 1, 1998. Best wishes to all.
Kids cruise free…on s.s. Sea Breeze offering Big Red Boat cruisin’ dis program, casino, disco and shows. Lobster dinners, pool and fitness program and more. Five night sailing for as low as $429 plus $109.50. Plus charges…August 29, September 5 and September 12.
Be a tour conductor and receive a free cruise if you fill five cabins on the Key West/Bahamas SeaBreeze sailing, September 28 for as low as $449; five nights sailing.
Big Red Boat offers free Disney World theme park vacation package free with a four night cruise. You get four night cruise/admission to Disney World parks/three night Orlando hotel stay; free meals for kids under 10/rental car/free admission to Wet and Wild or Kennedy Space Center. Kids seven night vacation $449; adults $849 per person.
Holland America 2000 seven day Caribbean cruises January to April-55 percent off starting at $799 per person.
New England/Canada $799 ms Maasdam-September 5.
Mediterranean November 9, ms. Rotterdam $999 per person double.
3000 Panama Canal 10 days ms Maasdam-save 44 percent-$1799. Acapulco to Ft. Lauderdale January 2 through April 1.
New York/Fort Lauderdale November 30…13 days $1299.
Windstar…Costa Rica seven days $2495 includes air from Miami plus free air from New York…port charges $185.
Barbados…Windstar…seven days November 28 and December 12-$2033.
Transatlantic…August 29…$799 Big Band.
2000 South America…17 days Ms. Noordam-$3089-Cape Horn and Rio de Janeiro January 19 and February 23…33 days South America…explore Ft. Lauderdale to Rio Janeiro March 10.
Cozemel…Roatin, Belize and Key West must be booked by July 15 for sailing October 3 to December 12, 1999…One tour conductor free for every five cabins filled this fall. $579 per person double.
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