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Apologies last week’s column was not printed as written. The Pavillion Lodge is on Catalina Island as is the Villa Portifino Restaurant.
Over 40 cyclists gathered at Kennedy’s on Sunday for the first annual Bicycle Marathon, in protest of the other marathon that excludes Kennedy’s and the Bay House. It began at Kennedy’s and ended at the Bay House. It was a short run but a fun one.
While at Kennedy’s brunching were: Jean and Jack Matarozzo who hosted dear friends and neighbors for years; Judge Ann Dufficy; Frances Abbracciamento; and Helen and Howard Gillespie. It was fortunate for me they were there because Judge Dufficy kindly drove me to the Bay House to cover the Cycling celebration.
For those who participated, beer and buffet were provided by Bay House owner, Sean. All were having a great time. The male winners were: Number one, Mike Schween who came all the way from Northport, L.I. to show off his skills; local resident, Frank Keim took second place; and Steve Thompson, third. The ladies followed suit with Joan Schween, top winner; Marie Thompson and Sally Esposito right behind her followed by Diane Keim. Other revelers around the room were: my neighbors Jessie and Paul Rudolph, Annett Caroleo Thompson, Kathy and Elaine Lynch, Noreen and Bill Godwin; out on the beach facing the outside dining deck playing horseshoes were horseshoe winners Lynn Smith and Maureen Grace, Nancy Rice and Sean Minks and observers, Margaret and Dennis Scorcia who will be spending their first winter in Breezy Point. (Change the last digit of that phone number I gave you to four instead of five). Margaret admired my nails and I told her Janet at Studio J has a brand new, no smudge manicure system that lasts and lasts. In fact, for the three weeks I was away, not a chip, broken nail or anything marred the perfect crystal encased manicure. Unbelievable! The only reason I needed a new manicure was because my nails grew out and the space between the cuticle and the polish was showing. Well, it turned out Margaret is a beautician and may be looking to relocate. Hope there is still space available for her at Janet’s.
Grace Someck at 93 is certainly sharp mentally even though she lives alone (on Lincoln Walk.) She keeps abreast of all the news by reading several dailies a day, the WAVE, by watching TV and by kind neighbors who drop in with little favors for her quite regularly. What she enjoys most is lively conversation. Drop by and pay her a visit.
Preview of Holiday Toys was held this past week and it is always so much fun peeking at the new toys being launched on the market: A mini size kitchen stove that works and tells the child when the cooking is done and to take it out of the oven; Elmo who now dances the Hokey/Pokey; the doll that roller blades; my favorite, the Leap Pad learning system with more than 90 interactive books for Pre K 1st., 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. It comes with 2 books and 56 interactive pages and 135 activities. It is an award winning, best selling learning platform. One of the best learning tools you can give a child. There is the wooden birdhouse and other objects with paints to decorate them. Oh, so many more. It will be a hot toy season you can be sure to amuse, interest and teach your child.
TRAVEL: On the brand new QM2 Free OW Sir New York/South Hampton 6 days April $1499; QE2 Panama Canal 50% off Fly Free 14 days N.Y./LA Jan 5-19 $2,379; New Zealand QE2, 50% off Fly Free, La/Auckland 17 days, $3,999 Jan. 18 -Feb. 6; Coronia Nov. 8, 7 days RT England $499. And Dec. 5 visiting four ports. Nov. 30 to Dec. 21 NCl , Dawn 7 days out of New York to Bahamas $499. Cancun All Include. 5nts./6 days $299 dbl. BONUS …Complimentary 3 nts./4 day Orlando Vacation.
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