2002-10-26 / Columnists

Dorothy Dunne

Oh! Those e-mails. I agree with Kevin Boyle (we finally meet eye to eye) on the numerous, numerous e-mails one receives…at least 400 or more for me a day and out of that only 10 or 12 are pertinent for my use. It takes up so much time to delete them, especially when you wish to save a few. Sometimes I get so impatient I check them all out… and end up losing some important ones. Oh, Well! Kevin, if you know how to wipe out unwanted mail for good I would like to know and so would others, I am sure.

Lew Simon deserves accolades for his swift action in addressing the bus problem for the Roxbury Children being bused to Stella Maris. Ft. Tilden is a wide, dangerous highway for children to cross. Whoever designated the bus to pick them up on the other side of the road surely wasn’t thinking right. So happy he took care of the problem. It most likely will result in the saving of the lives of some of our young ones.

The hero rescue dogs from Long Island were the focus of attention of the guests of Manic Panic 25 year Silver Anniversary fund raiser. And, these dogs who love their job of saving lives enjoyed all the attention they received. They deserve our love and respect for they certainly prove to be the epitome of man’s best friend.

Have you ever wondered what to give at a baby shower? Don’t stretch your imagination, Wickle Crafts has the answer with Wickle Baby. If you watch my TV segments you will see the variety of beautiful wistful cakes decorated with tiny rolled up baby diapers, roses made of pink and blue and yellow wash cloths, baby bottle, pacifier, receiving blanket, you name it all dressed up in flowing pink or blue netting. Cakes of all sizes, too, according to your budget. Makes a stunning, unique gift. They were displayed at the extract show last week and will be seen on my daily TV segments, UHF 35, Mon. to Fri. following 12:30pm commercials.

Didn’t dare miss the International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show Preview Party at the Seventh Armory Regiment at 67 and Park Ave. this week. It was just as exquisite as ever. It is a show you just," Ooh and Ah!" your way through. Dealers from all over the world display their handsome pieces and unique works of art that are the envy of all. Many obtainable in our own New York Galleries, such as: Jill Newhouse, Kenneth and Rendall Gallery and H.M. Luther and others from abroad such as The Annunciation by Juan De Valds’s Leal and Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Femme Nue Couchee both from London’s Agnew Gallery. I urge all of you to visit the International Fine Art and Antiques Show this week from 11am to 7pm and take a look at these magnificent works of art, be they painting, wall tapestries, furniture etc. I know you will walk away feeling a little richer for doing so. And, so will Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the beneficiary of this annual Antique Show and Preview Party. If you miss it this year try to be there next year.

Did you know there is a Hilton Hotel other than the one on Sixth Ave and 54 St.? Well, I found myself at the Hilton Hotel Times Square last night which is right in the heart of Times Square between Broadway and 8th Ave, in the middle of the block on the South side….much smaller and less elaborate then the Flagship Hilton on Sixth Ave., but very nice, indeed and it most certainly has close proximity to the Broadway Shows. If you have friends and relatives who come to New York for the Theatre, you might keep it in mind. After that I walked up the street to the corner of 42 Street and Seventh Ave to the ESPN restaurant, which is the most elaborate Sports Bar I have ever seen. There is a panorama of huge TVs showing every sport taking place on all four or five floors. On one of the floors, Palm Springs Desert Resorts was welcoming travel agents and press. Since I have never been to Palm Springs, Ca., I was anxious to learn more about it. Of course, it is known for super beautiful resorts and spas and casinos and sensational shopping , but I was unaware of their World’s largest Rotating Tram Cars at the Palms Springs Aerial Tramway that hovers over two and a half miles of a scenic wonderland in Mt. St. Jacinto State Park that provides a spectacular 360 degree view of the Valley floor and surrounding area in a tram car that revolves slowly from within. You can visit the Palm Springs Air Museum, the living desert Zoo and Gardens, Rock Climbing Center, ride the desert in Quads, explore the National Park and have the most fun at the Fabulous Follies that celebrates music, dance and comedy of the 30s and 40s with a cast old enough to have lived it. Doesn’t it all sound inviting? It might even make a good TV show for my series.

TRAVEL SPECIALS:

Club Med, 2nd flies FREE Punta Cana 1st $1010, 2nd $590 till Dec. 14 ; Cunard’s Coronia 50% off Jan. 1 -Feb. 27,…. 36days cruise only $3699 RT Air $599; Celebrity cruise , 11 nts. Dec. 9, $91 per day, plus $18 upgrade for Balcony; Air/Land 2 nts. in Las Vegas at Excaliber $200, Free Show; Riviera, $220; Hawaii, non-stop from JFK, 5nts.land accommodations, transfs.; lei greeting, Free orientation bkfts. $505; Punta Cana , 3nts at Riu Resorts $464, was $929, 7nts. $514 was $1229, must book 14days before departure. Rio Carnival at Copacabana Air/Land Feb. 28 to Mar. 3 $1235. Radisson Diamond 70% off Pvt. Bal Dec. 9 RT Palm Beach, 4 nts. $998; Mediterranean Special on Costa $599 =Port Chgs. 7 nts. Nov. 6 only 5 days Tahiti, Bora Bora & Moorea, RT Air from L.A. baggage, lei greeting & shell departure, flight bag, optional room upgrade, Pearl Resort $779 5 days, 12 days, $2079. QE2 plus Air , 10 day cruise, pvt. car transf. 3nts. 1st class hotel in London Free air return to N.Y. , 6 day Trans Atlantic crossing from Apr. to Oct. 2003 $1499; Thanksgiving Islander on Radisson Diamond Nov. 25 RT San Juan 7 nts. $1948; Carib Island Sojourns Dec. 2 San Juan to Palm Beach 7 nts. from $2048 at Sandals/Beaches with Champagne Flight from JFK $99.Senior Spec. for Mariners Dec. 2 all staterooms with Balconies RT Ft. lauderdale, 10 nts. $2, 998 p.p. 50,60 and 70s music.

More travel specials on UHF Ch.35 at 12:30pm, after commercials, Mon. to Fri.

E-mail dorothydunne@yahoo.com.

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