2000-12-16 / Columnists

Dorothy Dunne...

Dorothy Dunne...

Dorothy Dunne...

Billy and Barbara Tate are spending an extended three-month holiday in Acapulco, as is their custom every year. Their daughter, Mary, has completely recovered and will celebrate a birthday on December 18. Her best friend, Barbara Hess, will also mark another year on her calendar on December 15. Congratulations to you both.

Thank you Vickie for the info and lift to the Circle.

Patty Crowley of 50 Ocean avenue, Breezy Point, is having a private home sale (everyone is invited) of scarves, gloves and candles and more this Saturday and Sunday, December 16 and 17. I was there last year and she has a nice variety of items from which to choose.

Sorry I missed Susan Locke’s pottery sale. However, I am sure you can still stop off at The Wave and purchase some of her beautiful pieces.

Shirley Hanrahan is having her problems with the Motor Vehicle Department. She had given me one of her cars, literally for a song, several years back when her husband took ill and she found it most difficult to move two cars from the street which is most understandable and, as it turned out, to my good fortune. On the 29th of April I discovered my car (originally hers) missing and eventually learned it was stolen. It now appears the thieves accumulated so many parking tickets on it that Motor Vehicle towed her car away in Brooklyn. She finally, after some court appearances and a great deal of hassle, was able to retrieve her car. Now, why don’t they retrieve the stolen car in the Bronx, send the thieves to jail and return my car to me? Why Shirley’s car was towed is still a mystery; especially when it was registered in my name.

Most New Yorkers are quite familiar with Miami Beach, Fla. However, few of you know of the brand new Aqua Allison Island where there soon will be 46 luxury homes and three highrise loft and condominium apartment building destined to change the expectations of elegant and protected living on Miami Beach. This innovative concept was revealed to the press at Jean Georges ultra chic restaurant in the "Donald’s" Trump Tower at Columbus Circle. Allison Spear, one of New York’s wealthiest and well-known socialites, is a principal partner of this upscale project.

New York’s landmark and sports mecca, Gallagher’s Steakhouse, was the site of sport’s heroes this week at the presentation of the Nassau County Sports Commission Whittnauer International John Mackey Award for best Collegiate Tight-End Division 1-A. And the winners were: Algae Crumpler, senior, University of North Carolina; Todd Heap, junior, Arizona; and Tim Straton, junior, Perdue University.

At Campbell’s Apartment in Grand Central (press luncheon) I learned about an exciting new website, whereby each and everyone of us may develop our own interactive, highly customized website for free to give individuals and small businesses a richer means of communication with family, friends, colleagues and customers.

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) will feature a new fully-integrated campaign that will include television, radio, print and advertising for its three national series - NASCAR Winston Cup, NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division and NASCAR Craftsmen Truck Series. Also online at: www.NASCAR.com.

To capture the spirit of the younger generation, Beefeater Gin has updated its image with a new redesigned bottle, while simultaneously conveying the brand’s historic sensibility.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a smell is worth a thousand pictures. Smell it at: www.digiscents.com. From good to bad, take your choice.

TRAVEL:

Bangkok Special Sale…Free upgrade to first class RT with four night first class hotel RT transfers; City Tour and Travel ins. $745...Kuala Lumpur $795.

Bahamas Hilton designs New Year’s package. For 12 people $2001 per night, three night minimum, December 30 or 31.

Riverbarge excursions from New Orleans for Christmas including bonfires, December 19 to 27.

The Equinox Resort, Vt. Holiday Magic from December 23 to January 1, $178 per night per room.

Opening January new Disney Grand Californian Hotel at Disneyland Resort. Offers unlimited access to Disney’s California Adventure Park.

Amtrak Acela Express zoomed from Washington to New York this week. This high speed train cuts travel by at least 30 minutes to this destination. How about a high seed train from New York City to Rockaway? Wouldn’t that be great!

Wild Women’s new packages is targeting males...San Miguel de Allende, Mexico Air/Cont. Hotel three nights, $466 or seven nights $554.

Virgin Atlantic upper class...premiers with freedom menus anytime you are hungry you can eat, a lighting system to adjust moods to prevent jetlag, in flight beauty treatment with five new massages and manicure treatments. Drive in check in and other amenities.

Rome, Florence, London and Paris, five nights plus air $599.

Seniors 55 and older...22 day Vancouver to Beijing, China -- Norwegian Wind from $1,199 OV. $2,499 plus air add ons.

Run of Ship Special seven-day South Caribbean Aruba and Exotic Sailings from $499, January 7 to April 22.

January 12, 15 day, Circle Hawaii Cruise ms Statendam $1,199.

Check WNYX-TV Monday through Friday, 12 noon, UHF Channels 26/35 for more travel specials.

Give me a call and away we go!


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