2002-09-07 / Columnists

Dorothy Dunne

A merry Mardi Gras Parade in Breezy Point filled with laughs and fun and creative colorful costumes and four Piper Bands brought the sunshine through the clouds at this past Saturday’s Labor Day celebration that marked the end of another summer season.

Dan Leary, V.P. of the Breezy Point Association and Maryellen Barnes, Director of the annual Teen Show and the St. Thomas More Parish Show were among the judges.

The President’s award went to "Movies Return to the Colony" exhibiting Dirty Dancin’ with John Travolta; Wizard of Oz….. the Witch, the Tin Man, Dorothy, the Lion etc.; Yankee Doodle Dandy; Peter Pan and Grease and many more; 2nd award was given to Spirit of Breezy Point……..Breezy Point Fire Department Salutes America; The Chicken took the funniest award with their Jerk Chicken, Chicken Cutlets, Breast, the KFC Chicken and more. Then they topped it off with the most hilarious performance of the Chicken Dance that caused cackles and cackles from the parade watchers. Martha Stewart in prison costume followed by K Mart, Enron, Imclone, White Collars etc won an award.; Snow White with Horney, Drunkey , Sleezy and other five dwarfs; Queens,……. Drag, Dancing, Dairy African, Beauty, Queen for a Day. Voodoo Queen, Queen of Hearts etc.; Dalmations and Ants in the Pants; Mormon Tabernacle Choir and more deserved recognition. Outstanding singles were: Tom Welsh as Tom Jones, Ed McCarthy as Paul Revere, the Elvis Impersonator.

The viewers, with Frances Abbracciamento, who as hard as it is to believe, will be 90 next May was Dr. Devitt Elverson, of 221st St., Vice President of Psychiatry at Coney Island Hospital with his sister, Jean and mother, Virginia, author of Gold Coast Cooking."

Best Mardi Gras party was on Patty and Bobby Crowley’s deck, where food and libation flowed all day for their guests: daughter, Nicole; mother, Gladys Crowley who recently, Aug, 16, celebrated a birthday; Patty’s sister, Maureen, artist, writer and photographer; twin sisters, Karen and Sheila; Bobby’s sister, Caryn Fata, Ann Mazze, John McNamee, Bobby’s sailing partner, Lynn and Freddie Castro almost ready to move into their new home in Neponsit; Margaret McDonald and Bob Keim, engaged June 22; Golfer and my namesake,, Dotty Dunne and daughters, Dorothy Farrell and Maureen Dunne with fiancée’ Anna and Louie Montella and parents Mr. and Mrs. Gallagher, Dan Evans; Paul Raffo, a Piper with the Fraternal Order of Police (NYC Fire and Transit Policeman Pipe Band). Piper parade winners were: Department of Corrections and the Catholic Club Pipers, who, by the way, offer lessons to anyone in Breezy who wishes to learn. A great parade seen on the Crowley deck. Couldn’t be in a better place with outstanding host and hostess. Bobby and Patty. Thank you for a lovely day.

The phrase, "Go Fly a Kite" certainly took on new meaning at the sensational Kite Festival at Riis Park last week. It was spectacular to behold and with the turnout this year looks as if many more kite flyers are on the horizon for next year. The Chamber of Commerce sponsored it and a great deal of credit goes to Liz Sulik, Executive Director, John Lepore, President and Roger Chewing, head of Sky Festivals.

It was so nice of many of you to tune into my Travels in Style to Panama Show this past Sunday on UHF Ch. 39 at 10:30 p.m., and I am happy you enjoyed it. There will be more "Travels in Style Specials" seen on this channel at the same time and station in weeks to come. You will read about it in this column.

Soni American Business Improvement Association held a presentation at the Evergreen Shanghai restaurant on East 38 St., NYC, in conjunction with Kunming City and Kunming Tourist Board. SINO has been in operation over 6 years to strengthen ties between China and the USA. It serves as a bridge to bring together educational, economical and cultural interests within both countries with the main purpose to promote travel to China. Kunming is called the city of Eternal Spring. It is Spring all year round and therefore, the life and customs are different from other parts of China. Situated in the South Western Part of China it is a first class port city for England and South Asia.

TRAVEL:

If you have never been to Hawaii this might be the time to go. From Sept. 16 to Nov. 15 5nts. at Outrigger Reef on the beach, transfs, lei greeting and breakfast orientation $889. In Maui Outrigger Wailea Resort 5* include. Renta car 5 nts. $1189. Fly inter-island FREE with 2 Island combo.2nts at 5* Outrigger Waikiki, Oahu and 5nts Outrigger Waikoloa ,5* with FREE Interlnd air for $1329.

Carnival cruise to Nowhere, Oct. 2 from $299; Regal Empress is offering a five day cruise through New England for as low as $295, Children $69.

These cruises are great if you never cruised before and want to see what cruising is all about. The Children’s program on the Regal Empress is exceptional. The kids love it so much they don’t want to leave the ship. WOW Philippines Jewels of the South 8days/7nts. $467; Enchanting Islands 8 d/7n $438 Sun, Sea Culture $433 8d/7n; Davao: City in Bloom 8d/7n $395 Daily Brkfts. For all, transfs, tours etc. valid till Mar. 2003. Travelspan offers Punta Cana, Santo Domingo at Grand Paradise (very nice, spent a few days there on their beautiful property for my last Travels in Style show. The food is exceptionally good. All inclusive 8d/7n $807 Air/Land meals etc.; Melia Caribe Tropical $1,115, a huge property with 11 restaurants, Spa, pool, beach and ocean all-inclusive.

Trinidad One Way $199 and RT $319 at travelspan. Cancun 3nts Camino Real $495; Bahia Principe Tulum all include. 7nts. $695. QE2 lovers can now FLY FREE on transatlantic cruise to London with a Pvt. car pick up and 3nts. pre or post stay at first class hotel with daily brkfts. PLUS a bonus of $50 on board credit.

More travels specials on UHF Chs. 26, 35 & 39 Mon. to Fri. E-mail dorothydunne@yahoo.com.

Give me a call and. ……AWAY WE GO!!!


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