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It was a very moving experience to attend the Memorial Day observance on the Intrepid Museum. To begin with my first experience on the Intrepid Museum was an eerie one. I could almost feel the presence of the souls who died there……. a very fitting place, indeed. Col. Tom Tyrell, USMC (Ret) Exc. Dir./CEO of the Air Space Museum was Master of Ceremonies followed by Armed Forces Color Guard, National Anthem, Invocation and Remarks by several, but Honorable Alan G. Hevesi, State of New York Comptroller, was most noted when he spoke of our life today and the preservation of our Freedom of Religion, Speech, Press." No nation in the world," he said, can people enjoy our way of life and pursuit of career and happiness. "Deep thanks must go to our men and women in the service fighting today and those we have lost in all the wars. Mayor Bloomberg extended his sympathies to the families who lost loved ones and he and the other dignitaries cast five ceremonial wreaths representing those who died in five wars and in New York upon the Hudson River while a huge flag was placed by many over symbolic coffins. Three volleys were shot, the dual taps were played and above us the roar of the missing man formation as it flew over. A closing prayer and the sound of "America" from the Navy Region Band left few of us dried eyed……….. And, now our extraordinary heroes are only memory,……… a memory we will hold dear in our hearts forever.…….. .. .
Safe Horizons is an organization that provides safety, refuge and support for victims of abuse of children and women in the home, at the workplace or wherever. Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.S. Senate, gave the Welcome speech at the Ninth Annual Champion Awards luncheon at the Armory for Safe Horizons.. Remarks by Host Linda Firstein, former Chief Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit, Manhattan Distict Attorney’s Office, best selling crime novelist, (Sexual Violence, Our War Against Rape and her latest book The Kills, a Times best seller.) and she is also Secretary of the Board of Directors of Safe Horizons. Corporate Chair , John Adam Kanas , Chairman, President and CEO of North Fork Bank. Champion Award Presentation was Leslie Seymore, Editor in Chief of Marie Claire. If you are interested in doing your bit to stop this type of violence occurring in our homes, our offices and on the streets call Safe Horizons and lend your support or, at least, attend their next luncheon and be more informed. They did outstanding work at the 9/11 disaster. Of, course those of you who may be victims call them immediately. They are there for you. They raised $900,00 at this event.
Bill Bernbach Memorial Dinner/ Dance for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society was a Gala Black Tie affair at the Plaza Hotel that included aerial performance by award winning Les Oiseaux du Paradis, Tony Cosrello Orchestra. Super model Bridget Swidrak wore $14,000 Asprey jewels and I brushed shoulders with the Bachelor’s Alex Michel (Photo).who was among other Celebs.
Helene and Peter Danzilo will be returning from their winter home in Las Vegas this Memorial Day weekend. Helene is still recovering from open heart surgery, but is coming along much better, now. We will all be happy to see them again and know that they will resume their popular bridge games. And, of course his column in The Pointer. Just got word Jean Johnson is in the Hospital recovering from a triple by-pass. Remember them in your prayers.
Brian Hyland visited his nephew, Erin Baron of Bedford Ave. to celebrate his First Holy Communion. His
sister, Ann, will be celebrating her 2nd birthday. Marshall and Bernadette (Brian’s sister) came in from Richfield, Conn. Joe Belletteare’s son, Joe is playing like a trooper on the CYO Little League Baseball team at Ft. Tilden, They have different age groups from four years up to twelve. It is run by Hugh Echlon and everybody loves coach Marty.
The Sugar Bowl is open and will be open till Labor Day, Sept. 6. Kids 16 and over who wish to be lifeguards at Breezy Point may try out on June 12 sand 19 at Madison High School pool. Frank Farrell is the Beach Safety Director of the Breezy Point Beach and Greg Marshall is Chief Director. Frank Farrell’s mother, RN for 55 years, from the French Hospital on W. 29th ST, NYC will be 100 years old in November and is still as sharp as a tack..
Big surprise for Delores Dillon when she was feted for her 90th birthday at a brunch at Kennedy’s given by her children, grand children and great grandchildren and friends,( 40 in all). And, among them, Ronnie McCarthy who was boasting about her first great grandchild, Michael James McCarthy, 9lbs at birth. Michael and Brian McCarthy are the proud parents and Jack and Sue McCarthy are the proud grandparents. Congratulations to all!
The BPSC members are a little late this year in setting up their cabanas for the season. This seemed to be a working weekend for most, but they will all be set to go in a few days. Shirley Hanrahan looks great after spending her winter in Florida. She expects to move there permanently this coming September. Claire Hughes strutted down the court in a two piece silk blue pant suit looking none the wear for her broken hand that is taking its time to heal. Hubby, John looked the same as ever. Jimmy Doyle was as buoyant as ever with wife, Pat being happy to be back at the Club again.
The Buckley/Kennedy run on Sunday did well, but could have been better;…….need more hype for next year. However, those who attended had a great time at the ending party at Riis Park with FREE beer and soda and hamburgers, hot dogs, music,. Dancing, fun and games. Some of the first place winners were: Alex Leuchanka , 12; Nickolas Pekison, 16; John Hante, 25; Andrei Lioshyn; 35; Wm. Abrams, 47; Greg Rodriquez, 50; Frank McAreneo, 68; Carlo Lopatriello,74; John McManus, 80. In the Female Category: Caroline Strehle, 9; Cristen Mullen, 19; Lelani Patterson, 25’ zjennifer McNaney, 35; Maggie Dischamps, 48; Ellie Gavin, 55; Lois Brusca, 64.
TRAVEL: Deluxe tour of Ireland on July 9 for 11 days for $3,536p.p. Each pax will receive two Waterford Cystal glasses; land only. With Air 12 days July 15 to Aug 19, $4,340, Oct. 7, $4,121; QM2.Aug. 3, 12 day Jewels of the Mediterranean, Southampton to Piraeus, $1,799; Splendors of the
Fall, 12 days $1,999; Sept. 29 New England and Canada a 20% saving.; Royal Carib. 4 nts. $329; NCL, 7 nts. $599 from N.Y. Barbados Air/Land , 8 days $775.Cancun, 3 nts. Air/Land, all include. $349.
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