1999-09-18 / Columnists

On The Beach

With Beverly Baxter

The Queens County Saint Patrick's Day Parade and Cultural Committee is pleased to announce its distinguished roster of honorees for our parade 2000!

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the committee has an exciting slate of events planned for this milestone parade season. The following honorees will march forth on March 4, 2000 as they are bestowed with the highest of honors recognized by the Irish community. Here they are!: The Male Grand Marshal is Jack Ahern, President of Local 30, Operating Engineers; The Female Grand Marshal is Rosemary Lombard, V.P. Ancient Order of Hibernians New York County Board; Our Hon. Grand Marshal is Democratic District Leader Lew M. Simon; The female Hon. Grand Marshal is Democratic District Leader Dr. Geraldine M. Chapey. This year the committee will honor ten local people as Deputy Grand Marshals who have done outstanding work in the Rockaway community. They are: Mrs. Rosemary Sullivan sr., William Lavin, Chris Bowles, Bob Johnson, Councilman Al Stabile, Michael McCarthy, Frank Dowd, Betty Dermady, and D. Brian Heffernan. We will also be honoring someone from the Rockaway Rockies.

Upon their acceptance, I will let you know who it is! Congratulations to all the honorees. Let's celebrate them at up-coming parade fund-raisers!

Parade Committee Chairman Michael A. Benn has announced that the Mass of Rememberance for John Kennedy jr. will be shown on his cable television show, An Suil na Gael this Friday, September 17, at 5 p.m. on channel 34. If you would like to log on to our web site for future parade events, you may do so by contacting us at members.zoom.com /kroppyboy.

Barbara J. Morris, a.k.a. that superwoman who is involved with everything Rockaway! has been elected to yet another post in our community. Barbara will now be the new President of the Columbiettes! How does she do it all and all so well! Barbara has also announced that there will be a ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of the Sands Point Professional Building to be located on Rockaway Beach boulevard and 102 street. Two Brothers Construction ( Tom and Alphonso Catanese) has purchased the site. The ceremony will take place on Friday September 24 at 12:30. There is also an invitation-only reception at the Irish Circle hosted by Barbara Morris.

Congratulations to Scott and Carol DeNaro on the opening of their new Harbor Optics store at such a great location.

Can't you just hear it! As he waves his finger in our face as he pointedly states, "I did not at any time have discussions about amnesty for the FALN with that woman, Hillary Rodham Clinton!"

See you On The Beach!


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