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The Flip Tax cannot be brought up at the August 1 annual Breezy Point Shareholders meeting because the date is past due for the mailing of the notification and information. Is the Flip Tax going to flop? Well, seems like it for this meeting, anyway.
An SOS has been sent out for Bobby Keiley. After 20 years, has he retired from the BAR?
Always an avid participant, his strong but soft, sage, stick to the law comments are sorely missed. Kennedy's corner bachelors are worried about you, Bobby.
Let's hear from the Colonel.
Once again the Grucci Brothers came through with their barge of fireworks to make the Fourth of July, even in the rain, a blast for the Cooperative members. The Breezy Point Cooperative makes this all possible.
Mrs. Ryan of Reid Avenue had a gala celebration for her 90th birthday at the Catholic Club. What is your secret? Another lady I marvel at is Frances Abbracciamento at 93 and still going strong. I think part of it is they are busy, active and interested in and enjoying what they are doing. Being blessed with good health helps, too.
Sorry I missed the annual show at the Colony Theater last week. "Shall We Dance?" with Maryellen Barnes at the helm was sure to be another smash hit. She puts her heart and soul into her work and it is always a success. It was dedicated to Tom Hennessy and well it should be. He was a man much loved by his community; not only for himself, but for the dedication and work he performed for the community. My ole' favorites performed: Theresa Bennett, Sr. Beatta, Jimmy O'Meara, Ed Deacy, Al LoVoi, who, by the way, is the only nearby auto inspection so conveniently around.
His lease has been renewed and thank God he'll be around for much, much longer. Good luck to you, Al.
Not only do we have free concerts at the Ball Field every Thursday, they have free concerts at Ft. Tilden. Look into it.
"Jersey Boys" has received the Top Award for best Musical in B'way. George Angle saw it and gives testimony to it. And, did you know you can see the show for only $26 dollars and you don't have to be a senior citizen? In fact, you are better off if you are not. That's the price for standing room only.
They are all talking about the new book, "Bone Thief," written by Tommy O'Callahan from Belle Harbor. I wish to invite him for an interview on WNYX TV, which is aired Monday to Friday repeatedly from 11 p.m. to 8 or 9 a.m. on UHF Ch. 26 (if no show is scheduled at 9 a.m.) If you can't get these UHF channels it can be seen on the web at TV26 newyork.com . If you are aspiring for office, have a new invention or product, are a performer or have anything of interest you would like the television viewers to hear about by all means email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will schedule a TV interview with you.
Off the Rocks:
"Designing the Hamptons, Portraits of Interiors," is a gorgeous, gorgeous book to display on your coffee table and let your guests browse though it. Enjoy it yourself for the art of designing or give it as a beautiful gift. It is a must have. There are beautiful portraits of the top designer interior rooms.
Off the Rocks:
Went to a benefit for the Lollipop Theatre Network which is a non-profit foundation dedicated to bringing the magic of music, currently in theatrical release, to children confined to hospitals nationwide due to chronic and life threatening illnesses.
The network debuted its program at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center with a special screening of Star Wars Episode II-Attack of the Clones, and offers over 100 films in its collection. It has expanded its program to include celebrity visits as well as music. I interviewed Evelyn Locolano, one of the founders of WNYX TV and she is doing a great job.
If you like Japanese art, Meisui Hatano is here from Japan, displaying her art at the NYCoo Gallery in NYC at 20 West 22nd St (10th Floor) from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at no charge.
The Fancy Food Show is in the Big City and it is the largest attended show at the Javits Center. Retailers Awards went to Zabar's in NYC at 2245 B'way. Other winners were the Epicure Market in Miami Beach, Florida; DiBruno Bros, Philadelphia; Straub's, St; Louis, Missouri; and Woodlands Market, Kentfield, California.
So, Africa just discovered a new sweet pepper called the Peppadew and it is delicious.
Parties, parties all around the city for the World Cup Soccer winners.....the Italians.
Travel: If you are on an Eastern Mediterranean ten-night cruise Costa Concordia 10, December 8, you will receive two FREE Nts. (post cruise) for Air/Sea guests in Genoa, Italy. Other special dates: Canary Island (1) FREE NT. on Costa Victoria and Europa; St. Lucia Air Inclusive four days. From $679 7 days, $975. Save up to 55%.
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