2004-12-03 / Columnists

Dorothy Dunne

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

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

We should all count our blessings, not only on Thanksgiving Day but throughout the year, if only for the fact we live in the United States. However, most of us have family to be thankful for and I certainly am. It was such a delight to see my little granddaughter, Elizabeth Ann “Beth” in San Diego , Ca., the daughter of my son, Kevin and wife, Julia Matuozzi and her 13 year old sister, Samantha, who just adores her.

Unfortunately, they had the coldest weather they ever had in Ca., which did not help the cold I had when I left and so returned with it. Being a dutiful Grandmother I managed to make the rounds of Legoland and Wild Animal Park and have fun watching big sister, Sam take little Beth by the hand have the time of their lives on the sometimes scary rides and face the intimidating animals. Some of you who watched my shows on San Diego can appreciate the wealth of information pasted along to the youngsters at these parks. Mom, Julie, not only holds down a nine to five top promotion job, but manages the house, and even took over the Big Bird feast. She did a great job as well as organize an ever so pleasant visit for me for which I thank her very much.

As we now look around us we see signs of the forthcoming holidays of Hanukkah and Christmas. What to give? What to give? Something unusual and most certainly very welcome would be a gift certificate for an Invisilift (non surgical facelift) session to rejuvenate the face of your mother, grandmother, wife, sister, girlfriend etc. This is surely a gift that gives back Dr. Kelly Matone, MD who received her degree at Mt. Sinai Hospital with a specialty in Sports and back injury is married with four children and a kick boxer. She has also won beauty prizes and is currently on the cover of the Dec. and Jan. More Magazine and appears on the social page of Elements Magazine Winter edition. She not only performs INVISILIFT, a sonogram procedure for the face but cures cellulite and offers body sculpture to her patients. something worthwhile looking into, by all means. And, what a great holiday gift or even birthday gift.

That brings to mind Caryn Crowley who marks another birthday on Dec. 18th of this month and my son, James Matuozzi on Dec. 27th.

She is brand new again. After open heart surgery in Las Vegas that failed and three stint implants, Helene Danzilo is back again with vim and vigor and her usual high spirits. Had a delicious dinner with them at Kennedy’s before her third procedure and , I must say, she looked gorgeous with the loss of 20 lbs. Though that is a hard way to lose weight. Just don’t lose anymore or I wont talk to you. Regardless, we are all happy about the final outcome and hope and pray you remain on a healthy road.

Some new products on the market you can add to your Christmas and Holiday list are first, as seen on my WNYX-TV segments, Tech No Tune Watch that plays music you download from your computer. It is a bit pricey, but well worth it if you love to have music wherever you go. It comes equipped with headphones and all. And, for the little ones there is Doro’s Bingo that teaches Spanish. My granddaughter, Beth loves this game that gives Spanish and English manes for animals and colors. And, a novel game, Gamesake for Christmas, Birthdays and Weddings that you bring out year to year to renew your memories of past events. This game required you to fill out cards of memorable events of the day that are referred to at future times. Beats a dairy.

The Dental Show is in Town with some great innovative technologies to give us more beautiful smiles. Whitening in now called, “Zoom” mainly because of the Zoom machines to instantly whiten teeth in the Dentist office. This is the method used on TV’s Extreme Makeover where we can see what a great job it does.

Crest has a toothpaste flavor: Vanilla Mint and Colgate has a new “Total” toothpaste that kills germs up to 24 hours.

At the Vascular Show I learned about new methods clearing vascular arteries with stints as well as with tiny tubes inserted with pressure blow and clear the cluttered arteries that can cause stroke and sudden death.

Dr. Vetch will appear on my WNYX-TV segment next week Look for him if you want to learn more how to manage vascular disease.

Travel: Hot deals to Asia: Tour packages: Air/Hotel/ Bkfts daily /transfs., sightseeing to Royal Temples of Thailand, Great Wall of China, Fragrant Harbor of Hong Kong and more. $1299 for 12 day/9nt to Bangkok, Thailand; Port City of Singapore and Hong Kong, $1150 p.p., 9day /6nt to Beijing and Hong Kong. Valid thru Mar. 31. Puerto Plata non-stop 7 nts. Air/ Land all inclusive from $829 p.p; Aruba, boo early and save 7nts. from $799; QM2 Jan 15, 22 &29 Ft. Lauderdale RT from $999p.p.; Feb 26 $1l 804 ; Mar 9, 17, 25 and Apr. 2 RT New York from $1,377p.p. Jul 2 Fourth of July weekend from $799p.p. Sept. 26 Canada/New England 12 days from $$2,749 p.p. 2-4-1 Air Available 20 day cruise tour Barbados to Santiago Dec. 9 from $1,726.

More specials on WNYSX-TV Ch. 26. E-mail dorothydunne @yahoo,com.

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