2004-02-20 / Columnists

Dorothy Dunne

News Events/Travel Editor/Host 95 WNYX - TV Morning News
95 12:00 noon on UHF Chs. 35 & 26 Monday - Friday

News Events/Travel Editor/Host 95 WNYX - TV Morning News

95 12:00 noon on UHF Chs. 35 & 26 Monday - Friday

Congratulations to John Heslin, re tired NYC Detective in the Bomb Squard, devoted husband to one of Breezy Point;s most active community members, Ann Heslin. John’s mother, nee Mary Kelly, was a survivor of the Titanic. She got on the last collapsible lifeboat. She was 19 at the time and was coming to join her new husband to be, John’s father. They married and had seven children. John is one of this year’s Honorees for Deputy Grand Marshal for the 2004 Rockaway St. Patrick’s Day Parade along with Fr. Vincent O’Connell of St. Thomas More Church and A.J. Smith, member of the Board of Directors of the Cooperative, all from Breezy Point..

The New York Times best seller book," The DaVinci Code", has come under a great deal of controversy. The book club at the Breezy Point Library now under the direction of Tom Ma honey will have a discussion on the Opus Dei and Priory of Zion, the Churchtruth and fiction at St. Edmund’s Church Hall on Thursday March 11th at 7:30 p.m. It sounds like a stimulating meeting. Be there.

The Golden Agers will hold a luncheon with guests in vintage clothes celebrating Fat Tuesday on Feb. 24 at St. Thomas More Church Hall. The Sec ond Hand Rose Boutique will be in evidence in the entrance space to sell their items.

There was a staff meeting of the Voice of the Faithful recently and Sr. Ellen of Finn, head of the Healing Committee for Abused Children suggested the Church issue a formal apology to the victims, asking forgiveness. Good idea. The victims have been waiting for that.

The Toy Show is in town and not as big this year nor as lengthy as other years, but still fascinating and fun.

Elmo sings and dances YMCA. Win nie the Pooh takes his first steps and is just adorable. When he falls you have to pick him and give him a hug. Potty Elmo is in diapers with a potty chair to help train your child

to potty. As you probably know by now, Barbie has left Ken (what are we telling our children ??) She has a car and a new girlfriend who has an at tractive brother. (Need I tell you more?) The Cabbage patch Mother is getting a sonogram on top of her cabbage to track the health of her baby to be born early June. A hilarious video of Cabbage Patch dolls exercising is available. Barney cleans his teeth and drinks. Galloping Hippo is a "hip" toy. Peek a Block and the Cali Gal (Cali fornia gal). Oregon Scientific celebrated it’s 5 year at their showroom and I was enthralled with Barbie B Bright computers that teach children as young as three years old and five years old how to operate a computer. They are also available for older youngsters .Got a kick out of

little birds that chirp when you press their bellies at Wild Republic. Lots of educational toys that make our children so bright. And so much more Some of these will be seen on my WNYX-TV segments.

On view at MOMA El Museo Del Barrio (1230 Fifth Ave @ 104 Street from Mar 5 to July 25, Latin America and Caribbean Art from the MOMA Collection.

On the Intrepid Museum, the French Tourist Board, Rail Europe and Normandy Tourist Board hosted agents and press to lure American travelers to visit France especially for the 60 Anniversary celebrating the American Invasion of Normandy. Beach. It is a beautiful spot. Any of you Veterans, sons and daughters and/or grandsons and daughters interested in this historical trip? Rail Europe has a reasonable package from Paris to Normandy in only two and a half hours. You can hire a car, get high or low budget accommodations and at tend all sorts of activities related to the mem orial anniversary.

I have always believed in stores with a good name be cause they will live up to their reputation in servicing you.

As an example: I bought a marble top table on sale with a slight defect years ago at Mau rice Villency. The perfect table upstairs was very, very expensive. The table on sale had a slight scratch on it, but I wanted it regardless. Two days be fore the arrival date I got a call from the store with. "Good news and bad news", he said, " The table cracked in two while loading it on the truck." However, we are sending you a brand new table without a flaw. That is a good name store. And, what a thrill to get a perfect table for the price I paid. Just recently one of my readers told me how gracious Chanel was to her when she returned a very valuable fur coat bought months before. She got complete satisfaction when they gave her a credit to buy anything else in the store. So, remember there are many discount stores, but a "good store" will do it’s best to please you.

TRAVEL: Ireland. Book by Feb. 29 Sale of the Year up to 33% sisc. , up to $299 ship credit Plys Early booking discount on Orient Line Marco Polo and Explorer. Treasures Tour for April 16, 21 & 25 RT Air and Luxury accommodations, 1 nt. Fitzpatrick Bunratty Hotel; nt 2&3. Killarney Towers Hotel; nt 4 Faithlegg Manor Waterford; nt 5&6 Jurys Baillsbridge Dublin; nt. 7 Dromoland or Ashford Casle; Fill Irish brkts. 5 Dinn ers; full sightseeing with guide, transfers, pvt. luxury coach, Sales tax and Vat and nore. $1349 BOOK NOW. Other departures May to Nov.; 23 day cruise/tour Athens to Barcelona May 5 & Sept. 28 on Orient Line’s Marco Polo from $4,580 11 day cruise/to yr Oct. 18 from $2,095 Oct. 18; Mar. 7, departure 12 day cruise Man aus to Barbados from $595 Inx, OV $715 on marco Polo Non-stop JFK to Cancun 7 nts. from $749.99; Riviera Maya, all inclusive. $799.99/

More travel specials on "Ap petizer of News" on WNYX-TV Mon. to Fri. E-mail dorothydunne@yahoo.com.

Give me a call and "AWAY WE GO!!!


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