1999-10-30 / Columnists

Dorothy Dunne

At the Fabrics and Design Show at the Javits Center this past week, Philip Rawdon, president of Formal Fabrics, Ltd., a Breezy Pointer, who designs fabrics for formal, bridal, evening, dressy decadent suits and dresses, was there promoting business and boasting about his daughters—his top salespeople—Theresa Hylan and Christina DiMinno. And what a business it has been for 40 years with sales offices in Dallas, Miami, Los Angeles and Chicago, as well as being the major manufacturing exporter to South America.

Christina, now residing at the ocean front home on 220 street, just delivered a brand new baby girl, Christa, on September 29. She also has a seven-year-old son, Anthony.

Theresa, working with her dad at the Javit’s Center, has two boys, Chris and Ryan, who are top soccer players on the Breezy Point soccer team.

Formal Fabrics, Ltd. is well known to the Pointers. They have made many prom dresses for teens and made the wedding gown for Jansen/Hanratty wedding as well as gowns for Maureen McElhenney and Mrs. Espisito. The company is right in New York City on 39 street. Give them a call when in need. (Maybe they should join the Rockaway Chamber?)

The Park avenue Country Club on Park avenue South, New York, which I wrote about last week, had many Rockawayites on hand to meet with the Hometown Heroes at a blast of a reception. Marty Keating, whom I met at the "World Wide Concern" dinner dance was there along with Toni Gallagher, John Clark, George Droesch, Jimmy and Tina Bulloch, Mike Nelson O’Brady, Margie and Bob Levy, Billy Mates, Marty McManus and many others. And, of course, our Hometown Heroes such as Knicks player Marcus Cambry and Mets pitcher Al Leiter, just to mention a few. A good time for all.

Mary O’Rourke form Breezy Point is ill at St. Francis Hospital. Speedy recovery, Mary. Remember her in your prayers.

On November 14, James Beard is holding an evening of fine foods and fun along with an auction. To attend this fund-raiser call Aquivit Restaurant on West 54 street or James Beard.

This Sunday, October 30 is the Halloween Extravaganza at Fort Tilden from 4 to 7 p.m. for children 12 and younger.


$399 for regular $799 seven-night cruise and land. Free four night hotel with three night cruise or three night hotel with four night cruise from Puerto Vallarta on the Seawind Crown or from Cancun on the Triton. All transferss between ship, airport and hotel. Luxury hotels available include Hyatt Regency, Western Resort or Sheraton. Hurry. Space is limited.

The Big Red Boat--$399, $99 per child, for four night cruise and three days in Orlando at Universal Studios Escape. Hotel, rental car and much more. Plus admission to Space World or Wet and Wild.

Thanksgiving Special—Cartwright Hotel in San Francisco set a reduced rate for November 16 to 30 at Gobbler Getaway price of $95 per room includes deluxe accommodations, continental breakfast and coffee and tea service.

Hawaii--$400 gift certificate for guests who stay a minimum for three nights through November 30 at Mauna Lani Bay. Hotels and bungalows used for dining, golf, tennis, spa and retail purchases. Illiani Resort and Spa offers a package for first Hawaiian Prix to be held at Barbers Point on West Oahu—a five minute drive away. Four nights in an oceanfront room, three days reserved grandstand seats and paddock entry. Breakfast and lunch daily at the race site and a gift.

Italy—Rome or Florence $599 air/land. Five nights, breakfast, transfes, discount dining and more. November 1 to March 31 Venice $699.

Ski package--$759 includes ski pass, seven nights hotel, daily breakfast and six day ski pass.

Spain--$599 Madrid/Barcelona and Costa del Sol. Round trip air. Three nights hotel, daily breakfast, and half day city tour.

More travel specials on WNYX at 8:55 a.m. on channels 35 and 27 UHF.



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