This Is Not Katrina
It may not be Katrina, but, Joe Kenbridge reports the water is lapping up to the doors of the Roxbury Post Office with every rainstorm making it so odious that you need a boat and boots to get your new 39-cent stamps. We need action to rid the river in front. Let me hear from you. Email me your comments and suggestions.
Welcome to a new Breezy Point resident, Tricia Traynor, now living on 221 Street. Her job is to make apartments physically accessible for the disabled all over the city. On her way to a brunch and football cheering for the Giants on Sunday, she drove me the city where she was meeting her friends. Thank you, welcome to Breezy, and much happiness in your new home. George Angle is flying to Spain on January 17 and on to Switzerland for a week. Happy trip, George.
Gathered some news with the Rosary Society group while I sat in on one of their meetings: Ronnie McCarthy will be 85 on Feb. 25. Congratulations. Jimmy Omear’s mother, a centurion, died. Condolences to the family. Louise O’Callahan’s grandson, Brian Dickman, graduated from Duke University. He aspires to be a Medical Engineer. A Rosary luncheon for Home Alert will be held on April 23. A thank you lunch for Monsignor Connolly will be held on January 26. Frances Abbracciamento’s granddaughter, Alexis, became engaged to Frank Bruno. Frances is Chairperson of Dr. Geraldine Chapey’s luncheon on Thursday, April 27 at Russo’s, to raise funds for the Trinity Van. It is their fourth anniversary. Register your RSVPs now.
Just saw Dr. Geraldine Chapey at Studio “J” and she was getting spruced up by Janet (she does beautiful makeovers for that special occasion). She was giving Dr. Chapey “Betty Boop” eyes without false eyelashes, and all over makeup. She looked great! Seems she was hosting a dinner for her godchild at the Manhattan Club. Read about it in her column.
Helene and Peter Danizilo just returned from a brief visit to Alexandria, Virginia to visit their daughter Lanie and husband, Richard Schroeder and to see their new grandchild, Valentino. He looks just like his grandpa, Peter. This week they are leaving for Las Vegas for the winter months. Good luck at the gaming tables. Had dinner at Kennedy’s this weekend with them and the Perch (fish) was the best dish. It was on the top on the menu. Always look for the first thing on the menu in any restaurant. It is usually their best dish.
Skin Deep magazine held their launch party at Bruno Jamais Restaurant//Club on East 81st Street. Haven’t dined there, but if their canapé’s are any sample, the food is outstanding. Among other savory tidbits: a lobster bisque with chunks of lobster at the bottom, asparagus wrapped in salmon, crab cakes, caviar with flowing champagne and more. The new magazine, Skin Deep, was created by Dr. Jeanette Martello, a plastic surgeon who wanted to make available vital information on surgery, skin care, beauty, fitness, style, anti-aging, health medicine and other health related concerns. We may not stay young forever, but at least we can look and feel the best we can any age. It is a quarterly with supermodel and author of Eating in the Raw , Carol Alt, appearing on the Winter Cover. Star Susan Lucci will appear on the Spring Cover. Skin Deep should have a very successful life.
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