2000-08-19 / Columnists

Dorothy Dunne…

The Breezy Point Co-operative annual meeting took place on the ballfield last week and there were overwhelming votes for the renovation and expansion of the medical center, which is greatly needed. A majority of the residents are of mature age as well as a great number of little children. Both these age categories are in supreme need for medical assistance. It is going to be a wonderful boost to the good health of the community.

There have been many surveys taken for an accessible swimming pool on the co-op premises. In the meantime, the good news of a Rockaway spa with an indoor pool in Rockaway Park will have to do for now. Because of the proximity of this pool many Rockaway Point residents as well as those in the heart of Rockaway may find it enticing to take advantage of it. The opening for this spa with pool is planned for the fall of the year. However, I have not seen any construction work on it as yet. And, knowing the usual promised due dates of construction, we will be lucky to have it by spring. Lets hope I’m wrong.

The night out against crime was its annual success. And, that in part was due to its efforts by Liz Sulik and her amazing committee members.

The street fair for the merchants of 129 street was discontinued some years ago. It is finally being revived this year on Sunday, August 20 from noon to 9 p.m.

Gladys Crowley of Beach 122 street celebrated a birthday this week on August 16. Kevin Matuozzi, my son, will be another year older on August 29. Happy and healthy birthdays to both of you and many, many more.

Wonderbra celebrated three degrees of wonder at the 42 street Cipriani’s last week and what a sensational show it was. Models paraded on the runway in three levels of uplifting bras: the stylish, confident head turner; a gentle swell and a glimpse of cleavage for the woman feeling strong and sassy; and the push-up bra that produces maximum cleavage to give the three degree woman freedom to indulge in her wildest dreams.

Pink, only 20, with her shock of red hair, blue eyes and an abundance of self confidence has a rock and roll hand and has written over a half dozen songs, performed for her guests. Then there was Abigail, the diva with a difference and Amber, born in the Netherlands and raised in Germany. She grew up surrounded by music. They all did a great job on stage. A truly uplifting evening.

At the City-Corp Center-Atrium Plaza there was an unveiling of Charles Fazzino 3-D pop artist’s official commemorative artwork for the 2000 summer Olympic games. Charles Fazzino, of course was there along with Lynette Cole, Miss USA 2000; Melania Knauss, supermodel and Donald Trump’s newest special friend; New York 1’s George Whipple; and the Donald himself, though scheduled, was in absentia due to the death of his mother. Condolences to Donald Trump and the family.

At the New York Public Library, Humanities and Social Sciences library you’ll find this fall the multi-dimensional exhibition of Utopia, the search for ideal society in the western world. Among other events (Breezy Point book club take note), the rare appearance of novelist John Updike, a conversation with provocative writer William Vollman and a discussion with the Irish author Colm Tobin. Also, in store is a talk by James Atlas on his much-anticipated biography of Saul Bellow and a lecture by Nobel prize winning scientist Steven Weinberg. I am mentioning all this because Rockaway is without, among other things, a bookstore. Therefore it is important residents be aware of these available events.

The Schomburg center for black culture is featuring, Lest We Forget: The Triumph Over Slavery; The Emancipation Proclamation and the highlights of the center’s 75 year history on view for the public walking along Malcom X boulevard.

Carnival Cruise line hosted travel agents at a lovely luncheon and tour on board the ms Destiny that is best described as elegant glitz and hi-tech fashioned after the Paradise and the newest ship ms Triumph. What is very special about this ship is that it has adjoining rooms and oversized suites to well accommodate families..children and grandparents etc. If you belong to an organization in need of funds by all means get in touch with me because I will find a way for the cruise line to match donations. The brand new Victory ship is coming into port this week and is offering one and two night cruises to nowhere this September.

Travel:

For the budget minded who wish to get away for Christmas for seven days to Mayan Riviera Merida. Cozmel and Costa Maya December 23 to December 29..kids 16 and under sail free..and two category upgrade, all for only $599. Port charges are included..must be booked by August 31.

Wow! Seven days on ms Veendam r/t San Juan October 20 to the 27; November 3 to the 10 and December 8, 2000 from $599. Free air if booked by August 31.

London $409 air/land three nights, hotel. Book by September 30. Valid for travel November 1-27, 2000.

New Carnival Victory…from Miami October 12, $399..seven day Caribbean from $639 October 15.

Jubilee from Tampa four and five day form $369 starting November 13.

Seven day Holiday Fun Ship to Southern Caribbean, an island a day from $529 per person.

Free air on Jubilee 17 day Panama Canal from San Diego October 27. Air $99 form JFK.

Three day cruise on Fascination to Bahamas or Western Caribbean $289 per person. Key West and Cozumel.

More travel specials on WNYX-TV 1 p.m. Monday to Friday UHF channels 35 and 27.

Give me a call and away we go.

 


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