2003-01-18 / Columnists

Broad Channel Bits

By Liz Guarino
Broad Channel Bits By Liz Guarino

By Liz Guarino

It seems to be colder this winter than last. And there has already been more snow this year than last, but it's not been too bad. When it's very cold--if it's not windy and the sun shines too--it doesn't feel as cold to me! Some
people feel really activated in winter, others hibernate, and still others go
about their business and grudgingly put up with weather they really don't
like! Which group do you fall into?

Does a day in a beautiful casino appeal to you? Another bus trip to Mohegan Sun (an Indian-owned Connecticut casino) is planned for Saturday, February 22. Like the last trip, this one is sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post 1404. Last time the bus was packed; every seat was filled! A capacity crowd is expected this time also. Those who went last time
will recall that there were two buffets in the casino--the $10 coupon covered
one buffet at that time, while the other buffet called for a few dollars in
addition to the coupon. Well, this trip the coupon for the buffet will be
honored in full at both buffets! All reports said the food was a fabulous
feast. Tickets cost $30 each and are available from Carol at 718 634-7235 and Dee at 718 318-6010. There will be a buffet coupon and $10 bet included in the ticket price. The bus will leave from the American Legion Hall promptly at 9 a.m. and return about 9 p.m. Seats on the bus will probably sell out quickly.

FOR ADULTS ONLY! Supermarket Bingo is coming to the American Legion Hall on Friday, January 24 at 7:00 p.m. (The 1st game will start at 7:30 p.m.) Sponsored by SVS PA, tickets for the event are $10 each; call Mary 474-3367 or Jo 474-8207.

During the month of February, it will be time for gentle, yet energizing Yoga Classes on Fridays at the Library. Classes start early-8:30 a.m. and last for one hour. Mary Lou Illouzzi leads the class with an easy- to-follow routine and brings great music with her. (One of last year's favorites was a Sarah Brightman cassette which several people wanted to buy, but it was not for
sale!) Participants need an exercise mat or a large towel and should wear
loose, comfortable clothing (sweats are perfect!) All are welcome.

SAVE THE DATE: Adults will be "Puttin' on the Hits" on Saturday, February 1 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the American Legion Hall. This event has not been seen in a while, but now-it's back. Sponsored by SVS PA, this should be an enjoyable and fun-filled evening! Tickets are $30 per person (adults only, please!). Tickets are available from Mary Benedetto or Pat Vicari. Ticket
price includes show, hot buffet, beer and soda.

New student registration at St. Virgilius School will be held for
Kindergarten through 6th grade on Wednesday and Friday January 29 and 31 from 10 a.m. through 1 p.m. For those unfamiliar with the school (and for those who are familiar, but just want to come!), Open House, complete with classroom visits, will be held on Thursday, January 30 in two sessions. The first begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m.; the second session runs from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (Seats for new students are limited in this small school.

Students from outside the parish are welcome, space permitting.) Further information is available during school hours at the School Office, 718

Speaking of St. Virgilius School, the Eighth Graders will get their school
rings during Catholic Schools Week. The Ring Day Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, January 28 directly after the 10:45 a.m. Catholic Schools Week mass. Catholic Schools Week starts January 26 and ends February 1.

I got an email recently from someone who had lost track of a certain copy of the Wave, specifically the copy where I mentioned the Broad Channel Reunion that takes place in the Florida Keys every year. All information about this annual event is on a website maintained by Dave Arnemann, one of our neighbors. The site contains complete info, including photos, of what looks like a really fun event-the reunion. It's at: http//BroadChannelNY.com. If you don't have a PC or aren't online, you can use the PC in the library. It
costs nothing to use and -if you don't know how to work the PC- a member of the library staff will get the site on the screen for you.

MORE ON THE MISSING STREET SIGNS! Replying to my inquiry Councilman Addabbo's
office called me last week to say they had received several reports on the
missing signs. Sandy told me the order belonged to DOT and had been forwarded to them and that it took time. (They have to make the signs too!) Then, on Friday, the customer service division of DOT called and left a message in response to my email. The DOT man said they have gotten the work order for the street signs for W. 12 and W. 13 Roads and gave it to a contractor. The message said a whole section of Queens needs to be done and the Channel
signs are expected to be up by early April. They received reports on the
street signs from quite a few different people too!

Email your event to: Lizbcbits@aol.com  Then look for it in the column!

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