2003-05-30 / Columnists

Broad Channel Bits

By Liz Guarino
Broad Channel Bits By Liz Guarino

A rainy Memorial weekend has come and gone. Memorial Day is less a "fun" holiday than it is one of reflection on the bravery of those who have gone before us. A day of remembering the true meaning of the sacrifices that have been made, so we can enjoy the freedoms of this great country of ours. A day of renewing our dedication to the principles on which this country was founded. And, of course, a day to appreciate our living  in America.

The 50th anniversary of the cessation of hostilities in Korea is almost here and the civic association plans to beautify the June 6 parade route. Using a grant obtained through Councilman Addabbo’s office, civic members (volunteers sought!), will weed, etc. the tree pits in the mall on the boulevard and plant flowers in them. Those interested in volunteering are asked to come to the 17 Road Park at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 31.

The Parents’ Association of P.S. 47 will be holding their Chinese Auction on June 13 at the North Channel Yacht Club.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are $10.00 each, in advance.  Value Pack Auction tickets can be purchased at the door for $15.00 per ticket.  P.A. members said: "Come down, have some fun You may go home happy because you won."  All proceeds will be used to support P.S. 47’s music program. Contact Lisa 718 945-1471, Anna 718 945 8871 or Eileen 718 474 1301.

Knowing CPR and holding a certificate in it are vital to some jobs, like
ambulance driver. It is very useful in other positions, like lifeguard. One local man, a customer service worker, found that his fellow employees were thrilled with his certification. He said there were parents in his class who took the course so they could help their children and other family members, if needed.

People interested in taking a class to learn CPR and getting certification are asked to call Eddie at 718 318-5504.

WORKSHOPS FOR WORKING PEOPLE! Our Library has a lot of workshops, but they are rarely at a time when working people can attend. But, in June, there will be two single session workshops at a time that 9 to 5, Monday to Friday workers will find convenient. On Monday, June 9 at 6:30 p.m. participants will learn how to make Ribbon Roses. (These roses are really beautiful!) And, on Monday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m. there will be a Stained Glass Workshop in the Library. Seating is limited and signup is required for both of these workshops by calling 718 318-4943. The Library will supply all needed materials.

The 9th Annual St. Virgilius Golf Tournament will be held on Tuesday, June 17. With breakfast at 7 a.m., tee off is at 8 a.m. Cost is $110 per golfer and includes golf shirt, continental breakfast, green fees and Awards Dinner at the Beach Club at 6 p.m. Non golfers pay $35 for buffet dinner. There will be a $10,000 Hole in One contest and a "Double Your Money" Hole.

Sponsors are being sought for the Golf Tournament, the final SVS fundraiser of the current school year. (Sponsorships make very appropriate memorials.) A donation of $1000 will bring a full sign at one of the holes on the golf course.  A $500 donation will have a full tee or green advertisement, $250 donation is a 1/2 tee or green, a $100 donation is a 1/5 tee or green. All signs are brought to the Beach Club and displayed during dinner. Interested parties can contact Colleen 718 634-0488 or Donald 718 945-4648 for further information.

The Vollies will continue to collect for the Fund Drive through the month of May. For your convenience, a red box has been placed in the post office in O’Macs to receive your donations. Or phone the firehouse at 718 474-6888 (their non-emergency number!) and one of the Vollies will come to your house and pick up your donation, if you prefer.

There are still seats available for an overnight trip to see a production of 
"Daniel" at the Sight & Sound in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania will be Tuesday, October 14 and Wednesday, October 15. The bus will leave Noel Road and Crossbay Blvd. at 7:30 a.m. October 14th. Eat at the Good & Plenty, sleep in the Hawthorne Inn, shop in the Kitchen Kettle Village and Rockvale Outlets. A deposit of $50 is required to reserve a seat; full payment is a must by the last seniors’ meeting in June. Call Winnie 718 474-2783 or Theresa 718 634-7799.

There will be no more overnight trips planned by the seniors’ trip coordinator. This trip and the trip listed below are open to non-seniors/nonmembers, like all senior trips.

A trip to see "The Music Man" at Molloy College is planned for Wednesday, August 13. Breakfast will be at 11 a.m. at the Waterview Diner that day. The bus will leave Noel Road and Cross Bay Blvd. at 10:30 a.m. The cost is $39 and must be paid, in full, by the last seniors’ meeting in June. Call Winnie or Theresa at numbers listed above.

The 85 Annual Queens County Parade will be held on Friday, June 6th at 8 p.m. At 7 p.m. there will be an awards ceremony.  It is requested that all Korean War Veterans attend this event. Awards and medals will be presented. Also, proclamations will be presented by Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer and City Councilman Joseph Addabbo. After the award ceremony the parade will step off from the Veterans Memorial at the 17 Road Park and proceed to the American Legion Hall. After the parade there will be refreshments and music at the Legion Hall.

Recently, I had trouble with the computerized technology that keeps me on top of things. My hard drive crashed and when Windows was reinstalled, I lost all info that was already in the computer. So, if you sent me information by email and it was not printed-sorry about that! It was lost; if possible, please send it again.

Send an email to Lizbcbits@aol.com Let me know what’s happening.


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