A warm welcome back to Tom Cody who just returned from a two-week vacation in Florida. Tom is the friendly, congenial bartender at Kennedy’s, and we all missed him.
Around the bar were Pat and Tom Cleary, all aglow over their surprise 40 wedding anniversary party at the Baron DeKalb Knight’s of Columbus in Sheepshead Bay where, by the way, they were married. John Judge from the 11 Airborne delivered the Best Man speech he was unable to give at the wedding because of a sudden appendicitis attack. (Tom Cleary’s brother, Eddy, filled in for him.) Bobby Keiley, a member of the wedding party, was there, as were Jack and Pat Smith who flew up from Florida just to attend.
Pat and Tom danced to their song "You’re My Everything" and were so delighted all their children and their kid’s spouses remembered them in such a beautiful way. Their children are Eileen and Peter Stathis, Patty Ann and Jack Hurley, Tommy and Maureen Cleary, and Marybeth Cleary, recently engaged to Brian Mullen. Congratulations and many more memorable married years together.
Richie Coyne is celebrating a birthday on May 3. You’ll find Richie every Saturday at The Irish Circle from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., ready to fill your glass. Speaking of the Irish Circle, congratulations to owner Frank, jr. whose wife, Kim, is expecting twin boys this coming August. Now that should be a celebration. Happiness with the new babies to both of you.
She was Sweet Sixteen. That’s Frances Locke, daughter of Kathleen Locke Keane and granddaughter of Catherine McCormack who shared the celebration with her along with stepdad Tommy Keane at Jekyll and Hyde’s in the Village. They had a ball. Congratulations, Frances. What a fun place to be on your birthday.
If you have dinner at Kennedy’s on Saturday, you’ll find a live guitarist, Steve, to accompany your dining. Starting at 9 p.m. there is a live Saturday night band to entertain you. Make a reservation.
Outstanding Mother of the Year Awards at the Sheraton were presented to: Christine King Ferris, daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr. and sister of Matin Luther King, Jr, who is an associate professor at Spellman College; adorable model/actress Christie Brinkley, first on the cover of Sports Illustrated, who has become an avid environmentalist; Jacqueline Frasier Lyde, daughter of former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Joe Frazier, who is a professional lawyer with an ambition to defeat Mohammed Ally’s daughter, Laila Ally, in an up and coming boxing match; Anita Howe Waxman President of Alis Productions. She is a producer of several successful Broadway plays including Electra, Cabaret, the newly opened A Night To Remember from Belfast, and others. She co-founded International Medical Care and is a member of the Board of the International Center for better health for women and children in Moscow; Nancy Marchand, the actress who plays the mother on "The Sopranos" TV series. Her daughter accepted for her and stated when her mother heard she was receiving a Mother of the Year award, she hoped it wasn’t for her role on "The Sopranos." She didn’t think that set a good example. Also receiving an award was Pam Valvano, a widow who has devoted her life to further the cause of the V Foundation her late husband founded. She raised over 12 million dollars for them. Jane Hanson, anchor for News Channel 4, was a recipient of the award in 1995. She did a great job as Mistress of Ceremonies. All honorees are mothers, and they were all proud to be there as such.
A beautiful reception and luncheon to raise funds for osteoporosis was held at the Pierre Hotel in honor of Eleanor Lambert—the name that is synonymous with fashion since she brought New York fashion to Paris. Though Eleanor may suffer from arthritis, she is an avid supporter of osteoporosis research and prevention. Else Klinch, commentator for fashion on CNN Saturday mornings, introduced Eleanor.
Make a Wish Foundation for Olympic Billiards, founded by Jerry Orbach, at Roseland was a great affair. News anchor Chuck Scarbough, actor/producer/restauranteur Paul Savino, and many other celebrities were on hand to participate in the Pool Table Olympics.
Do you have children three to nine years of age? Games to Remember has come up with a great new card game called "Zoo Party" filled with delightful characters on their way to the "Jungle Party." Similar to old maid, the cards must be matched by pairs. Draw any card but the Zoo Party Winner. If you have it, bluff your way. Fun for Mom and Dad and the whole family. They also came out with the Funky Monkey board game for four to 10 year olds. It’s a swinging good time where the monkey with the most bananas wins. On the web gamestoremember.com.
Punta Cana . . . group rate $498 for three nights/four days at Rio Taino. Air/hotel, all meals and drinks included. Equipped with minibar, transfers, water sports, diving lessons, and supervised children’s program. One free for 25, October 1 to January 31 only. Reduced from rack rate of $649.
Grand Bahamas . . . four nights $499 per person, double, at Lucayan gorgeous beachfront property. May 1 to November 30. Air/hotel, transfers, taxes, add 50 for LaGuardia departures. Two for one golf, May 1 to August 31.
Kids under 14 stay, play, and eat free at Boscobel Beach Super inclusive resort. Beautiful suites and fun for everyone.
Save 20 percent to St. Thomas. Five nights/six days. $775 air/hotel round trip transfers.
Three-day sale . . . Norwegian Cruise Line, Norwegian Wind, Alaska, May 8 and 15 $599, depart Vancouver; May 22 $699; Norwegian Magesty to Bermuda May 7 and 14; $499 departs Boston. Port charges included.
Senior citizen special (55 and older) Norwegian Dream sailing to Scandinavian Capitals . . . May 28, June 9, July 3, 15 from $1,649, 12 days.
More travel specials seen at new time 1:25 on WNTX-TV UHF Channels 27 and 35.
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