2005-11-04 / Columnists

Dorothy Dunne

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

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

George Angle is retiring in April when he will be 55.

Happy Birthday, George.

I think he is now looking around for an adult home. They have a few in Rockaway, but recently I heard of the Belle Harbor Manor at Beach 125 Street for adults. They get three square meals a day, medical care and beauty care.

I know this because Janet, owner of Studio “J,” volunteers her time to give free manicures to the residents. And, she has been beautifying them for eighteen years.

Janet is the one I rave about who gives me the exquisite designs on my nails, for which I receive many compliments.

The Chapey girls (Mother and Daughter, both Geraldine Chapey) we read and hear so much about in the WAVE patronize Janet’s. They use Marvin for their hair and Janet for their nails.

All the operators are good, but I favor Janet for nails, and Leaner trims my hair and does a nice job. Cathy Judge is excellent, too, and Alice is ever ready to give you a cup of coffee or tea and cookies or cake.

Laura Lee Maloney is so proud of her son, Michael Maloney, who just finished his TACHS High School admittance tests. They say they are very tough and he worked so hard. His brother Tom Maloney knows about this because he took them to get into Xavier High School, where he is attending now. Well, good luck, Michael. You will have to tell us which school you choose.

Bet some residents of Breezy would be better at pumping iron than pumps in their basement. Charlie Hughes tells me most of the homes with basements still have water. And, he is trying to get rid of it too. Charlie is a CPA on 220th Street, and he is the one who will take care of your taxes. He is excellent, and don’t hesitate to go to him if you have any tax or monetary problems.

Toys and toys fill up my WNYX TV segments.

All the latest.

Oh! You should see them: a giant truck that rolls over rocks called the Crawler, and FLY Wheels that does basically the same thing, but is smaller and the wheels are replaceable. Both run on remote and go over rough terrain.

Parents magazine has a puzzle in the form of big blocks to be played on the floor for the toddler. If affords hours of play for the child and can only be bought in Macy’s.

The Children’s Club was in town and it brought with it the most adorable children’s clothes, as seen on the WNYX TV segments.

Michael Simon’s clothes are very demure, ladylike and colorful. They present a child the way a child should be presented.

No revealing parts.

Just pretty and sweet in attractive colors.

Bamati sent over the most gorgeous bathing suits I have ever seen for the toddlers, such as a two-piece with matching sequined skirt with a lace and sequined top to match, each in solid aquamarine, orange and pink.

The toddler will be a knockout on the beach.

A benefit held at the Manhattan Club for the foundation, Anustad, deepens the American and Cuban people’s understanding and each other’s culture, history and society.

I met Leonella Gonzalez, the lead dancer in the Tropicana Night Club in Havana from 1956 to 1959 during the Castro regime. Because of Castro, she had to leave Cuba and come to America, and formed a dance group in Miami.

The Tropicana Nights, written by Eosa Lowinger and Ofelia Fox about the Cuban Night Clubs, was on display and is available in the stores.

Catholics celebrated All Saints Day this week. How many of you remembered USA Veterans? My doctor at the VA (and who says the VA doesn’t give good care?), Dr. Bernie Nidus, is so thorough he has had me tested from head to foot. He not only is a marvelous doctor, but he is a poet as well.

I would like to share his poems for the Veterans:

Treating Our Veterans

Remember whom we serve

And to whom we are in debt

How much they deserve

That we should never forget

They are the defenders

And protectors of our land

Not the bystanders

Who didn’t lend a hand

They do not brag

Though many are old

They carried the flag

Where they were told

Remember this soldier

There is no better woman or man

Brave or bolder

Than the U.S. veteran

To America’s Veterans

No soldier is better than

The U.S. veteran

From backgrounds so divergent

Came fighters ever resurgent

Defending our great nation

Not for reward or ovation

But for love of our democracy

Against murderous hypocrisy

Whenever we need ‘em

They fought the enemies of free


So let’s remember and do more

For the sacrifice they bore


I don’t want to dampen your holiday spirits (as if the Rockaway residents haven’t been dampened enough} but the price of an airline ticket will be sky high through the holidays.

Wait until after January to get the bargains.

But if you can get away on a cruise, a 20 day cruise from Barbados to Santiago for $1,299, January 3 & 19, 2006, 11 day cruise R/T from Buenos Aires $2,999. A 21-day cruise/tour from Montego Bay to Barcelona April 11 from $1,699.

Give me a call and AWAY WE GO!!!

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