2003-09-05 / Columnists

Dorothy Dunne

News Events/Travel Editor/Host
Dorothy Dunne News Events/Travel Editor/Host • WNYX - TV Morning News

News Events/Travel Editor/Host • WNYX - TV Morning News

• 12:00 noon on UHF Chs. 35 & 26 Monday - Friday

South Africa/Orient-Express Hotels "Dorothy Dunne Travels in Style" television series to be aired this Sunday, Sept. 7, at 6:30 p.m. on UHF Ch. 35. Please watch and give me your comments.

Sprinkles sprayed on summer’s last weekend dampened Labor Day activities for some though the Breezy Point Mardi Gras parade made it through the walks up until award time at the Balllfield. Choice seats were to be had on Patty and Bobby Crowley’s deck, where the parade passes by each year. And, this year, as usual, their house and deck were filled with my cousins, Patty and Bobby’s friends and family: daughter, Nicole, mother, Gladys Crowley, another year older on Aug. 17, her daughter, Caryn Fata; son, John who flew in from Florida; Patty’s sister, Maureen and fience’ Danny and one of her twin sisters, Sheila McCarthy, with her baby, Sabrina.; friends, Dotty Dunne (golfer) with daughters, Maureen, FBI agent who may be assigned to Iraq and other daughter, Dorothy Farrell and her daughter, Dorothy, Ed Ryan, Anna Louie Montella among the intimate masses.. All enjoyed the fun, food and festivities of the final farewell to summer. This may be the last Mardi Gras Crowley viewing since our hosts for the years have sold their house to rebuild another on a different walk that does not front the annual parade path. According to most, the French float was a big hit, along with the Chicago Couple’s attractive costumes, Colors of the Walks, Weddings and Balls, such as eye balls, masquerade balls, behind the eight ball, the wonderful Piper Bands and so on. The Mardi Gras seems to always bring out the uniqueness of talents and creativity never to fail to disappoint and entertain the parade watches.

And, it didn’t fail us again this year. Patty’s brother Donald Ritter was missing from the Crowley guests mainly because Donald was busy working at his Breezy Point Surf Shop, where he is running rock bottom sales for the end of the season. The store is still open and may remain open throughout the year. His adorable helper, Casey (not Chris as printed in last week’s column) is ready to help you, too. Remember the Breck hair girl? Casey looks just like her with a sweet personality to match.

Even though all final scores were not in for all the B.P.S.C. Bocci tournament players their awards brunch was held at the B.P.S.C. on Monday, Labor Day. It was nice to see the old gang again. To name a few: Ann Verderosa and her daughters, Kathryn and Rosemary, Therese Bennett, Shirley Oakes, Mary Harley, Claire and John Hughes (Claire was one of the top winners with her team at the Firemen’s Fundraising Bocci Tournament the week before and was proud to show me her crown), Kay and Ralph Schiano, Anita and Jack Wilkenson, Jean and Jim Brady and Pat nd Jimmy Doyle. Shirley Oakes Hanrahan, Chair of Ladies Singles presented a plaque to Maureen Godwin 1st place winner ; Nancy Gunther for 2nd place, Ann Davitt, 3rd and Winnie Killips, 4th; Al Donahue Chaired Men’s Doubles and the winners are: (1) place Sean Halligan and George Kennedy; (2) Neil Donahue and Jim Brady; (3) David Shelley and Ed Stackpole; Ladies Doubles awards went to: Ann Verderosa and Kathryn Henning, (2) Joann Rand and Maureen Godwin; Ann Davit and Brian Perry took top honors for Guys nd Dolls; Joann Rand, best rookie of the year and Lynn Haskel won cap and glasses for the most loyal and faithful fan. (She never missed a game).

You know, if you have been reading my column, that I went to South Africa to produce a television show (see above). However, who would have thought I would run into manufacturers from Cape Town, South Africa at the Children’s Show at the Javit’s Center a month ago. We had a chat about the beauty of Cape Town and their shop where they manufacture darling little genuine animal leather ShooShoos for children 18 months to 24 months old that are soft and furry on the inside and soft genuine leather on the outside. Simply great for the new toddler to protect his or her feet. If you watched my TV segments this past week you saw how adorable they are. The web site is: www.SooShoosUSA.com if you wish more information.

At the Waldorf, the NFL New York Jets Kick Off fundraiser for Lupus Research luncheon was held on August 27. Joe Nameth gave an impressive talk and showed his support for the Lupus Alliance Research and gave his thanks for all who attended and for their generosity in contributing their aid to fund research for developing a cure for Lupus. It is a debilitating disease that cripples the lives of many. Of course, Joe gave positive predictions for a successful football season for the NY Jets.

TRAVEL: .Club Med …Companion Flies FREE! 7 nt. All inclusive From New York 1st Adult at Sandpiper $1144; 2nd Flies FREE; Caravelle, Guadaloupe $1265 ..2nd Flies FREE ( up to $400) Punta Cana, $1196 and more destinations. RT Air, Sup. Accomm. 24hrs. premium, open bar, Goumet dining & snacking, Sports with instruction and trip ins. Puerta Plata , non-stop from JFk 7 nts. from $679.99 all include. PLUS FREE fully stocked , in room mini bar…..price was $899.99 Experience China, 8 days, 8 nts. till Mar. 31-04 Bejing and Shanghai from $1099 was $1299 includes RT Air from NYC JFK, Intra Island Air, 3 nts. Bejing-Best Western Hotel, 3 nts. Shangai-Radisson Hotel 6 bfkts., 3 lunches, 1 peking duvck dinner, Airport transfers & sightseeing by pvt. car, Midweek dep. On UA.

More travel specials on WNYX-TV Mon. to Fri. on UHF Ch. 35 at 12:30pm. E-mail dorothydunne@yahoo,com.

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