2002-08-31 / Columnists

Dorothy Dunne

It was a hot, hot, hot summer, but we are still sorry to see it go. Mardi Gras and Labor Day this weekend sure marks the end of busy, sizzling, sweating, yet swim-cooling summer days we will yearn for in the winter months to come. (The Almanac predicts a cold, snowy winter season). September, however, is our cooling down period and usually one of the best months of the year. Enjoy it to the fullest.

It is a new year on the Jewish calendar Sept. 7. Happy New Year to all those celebrating. The next week, as we all know by now is the big memorial of commemorating the WTC 9/11. I don’t know how the families hold up under these circumstances. True, memorials are needed, but the continual reminders of the loss to the families touched by this tragic event is absolutely heart wrenching. My prayers and condolences to them all. There are four memorials in Breezy Point alone for the many heroes no longer with us.

Heartshare is looking for your help once again and you can give to them in a very painless, in fact, enjoyable way by participating in the Buckley/Kennedy Golf Outing on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002. If you need more in formation stop into Kennedy’s.

The Bocci players at the B.P.S.C. are winding up their tournaments and so far Claire Hughes may make first place in ladies singles. Shirley Hanrahan and Betty Morgan have made first place in ladies doubles.

Heard from Renee’ Lacey, President of the Breezy Point Golden Age Club, that the production of "Fiddler on the Roof " at the St. Thomas More Parish Hall was a great success. The audience was amazed at the stage set design and the flying feats attained in the show… all done in limited space and, of course, the acting ability of the cast.. The proceeds went to St. Thomas More Parish. Though "It’s a Grand Night for Singing", the show that followed weeks later, did not net as much may have been because it was unknown to many. This show was a revival of a old one on Broadway. However, Renee claims the men went wild over it. There was one lady I met who had an unfortunate occurrence. I am mentioning this because I want all to be aware that when you attend a show on the Breezy Point Cooperative premises it is imperative you stop at the Breezy Gate first and obtain a parking pass. One lady had no knowledge of this. She came from the Breezy Point Surf Club, parked her car across the street from the Church only to find at the end of the show her car was nowhere to be found. It had been towed away and it cost her $185 and great distress and inconvenience to retrieve it. DON’T LET THAT HAPPEN TO YOU! Be on the safe side. Stop and get a parking pass before you enter cooperative property for any kind of event. There are even stricter rules for Mardi Gras. No non-resident cars are allowed through the gate on Saturday, August 31. You must come Friday night or have the resident pick you up and bring you into the property. Can’t have enough security these days.

Just a bridge away from the Rockaways is the El Caribe Catering Hall, a few blocks from Kings Plaza that was the site of a wonderful travel event hosted by the Tourist Board of St. Lucia. They went all out with food, entertainment and prizes. Most of all we learned about the pretty Island of St. Lucia. Several years ago, I produced a "Travels in Style" television show at La Sport in St. Lucia. This was the most relaxing show I ever did because all spa treatments are included in your package at La Sport. I had three massages a day, reflexology, seaweed wrap, facials and whatever else they offered including Tai Chi on the beach in the morning. It was a great experience. Of course, all the hotels are lovely and suitable to your needs. The Jalousie, near the Pitons (landmark twin mountains) is a huge property surrounded by Villas and your own private pool, a shuttle to transport you to the beach and general pool and restaurants. Pick up a brochure from your travel agent and ask about the super special air/land packages to St. Lucia from September 1 to December 15.

TRAVEL:

Ixtapa & Zihutenajo have beautiful resorts right on the beaches and have great prices this time of year.: Air/land 4 days NH Krystal $375, 8 days $525. Las Brisis receive $50 beverage credit for 4 days; $100 for 7 days or more. Barcelona Ixtapa, all inclusive plus tips 4 days, $485, 8 days $779; Presidente , all inclusive 4 days $595; 8 days $1045. Zihutenajo, Vella Del Sol 4 days $405, 8 days $915. Mexicana airline specials Buy 4 tkts get one FREE. Min.2 adults. Save $300 on 3 nts. Cancun $95, Bhaia All inclusive Principe Tulum till Dec. 15 7 nts. $895; Fiesta Grand Resort 7 nts. $949; Punta Cana 3nts. $314.99 all-inclusive, Fiesta Bavara 3 nts. $515, all include. Sunscape , all include. Until Jan 1to 31 3 nts. $549 departs JFK. Air to Curacao RT $294; Buenos Aires, Santiago (Chile) Rio and Bogotá RT $400till Dec 14 and jan 15 to Mar. 31; Club Med air/Land 7 nts. Include. Fla. $990, Cancun, $1000, Paradise Island $1390. Family specials Cancun Robinson Club 4. Kids 14 and under stay, play and eat FREE 7 nts. $695 Save $400 per couple. Fiesta Grand and Spa 5*, 7 nts. $894; Punta Cana Riu Naiboa all include. 3 nts. $495 Jr. suites accommodates up to 6. Family suites, up to 8. All-inclusive, first two kids stay, eat ad play FREE. Fully stocked in room mini bar. Two night cruise to nowhere from New York on the Carnival Leg4end, Oct. 17 -19. From $299; 3 nts. Cruise to Nowhere Oct. 3, Carnival Legend. Cruise West is a small intimate line with ships that travel through the Glaciers and the Inside Passage. See Alaska up close.

Dorothy Dunne "Travels in Style to Panama," will air Sunday, September 1, 10:30 p.m. on UHF Channel 39.

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