2006-11-03 / Columnists

Dorothy Dunne

Small Town Girl Makes Breezy Point Proud
News Events/Travel Editor/Host + WNYX - TV Morning News + 12:00 noon on UHF Chs. 35 & 26 Monday - Friday

News Events/Travel Editor/Host + WNYX - TV Morning News
+ 12:00 noon on UHF Chs. 35 & 26 Monday - Friday

Robyn, with a voice like a bird, is the daughter of Attorney Robert Lee, who serves on the Board of the Breezy Point Cooperative, and his wife, Janet from Breezy Point, had the lead in "Little Ships of Horrors" in Boston, Steven Swartz's "Wicked," "Children of Eden," "Cabaret" and has performed at Birdland. Talented Robyn is still pursuing her career in show business and if she has a "B" roll of her performance I will gladly run a piece of it on WNYX -TV and will welcome her as a guest on my New Yorker segments. I tape them on Friday at 2 p.m. at Metro Access Studios. If anyone out there has something interesting to talk about please email me.

The Manhattan Theatre Club announces full casting for Paul Rudnick's "Regrets Only". The World Premier is set to open November 19 at New York City Center, Stage 1. At City Center Stage 11, David Grieg's "The American Pilot" opens on November 21.

It was a whirlwind weekend of birthday celebrations for Barbara Genoese of Breezy Point. Her friends and relatives wanted to make sure she knew she was a year older.

With Christmas coming up, we all want to sparkle with jewelry and gems. Right here in Rockaway Beach at Studio J you will now find exotic Global Gems, one of a kind of semiprecious stones from all parts of the world in all the colors of the rainbow. And, these limited edition stones are heart healthy, too. You cannot afford to be without them. You can see them displayed at Janet's beauty salon. Take a look. She is known for her beautiful nail designs and will be happy to show you one of my Travel Destinations TV Shows while you are there.

Alaska made a big splash at the Puck Building this week with freshly caught fish and Vodka and wonderful packages. The best time to go is from the Spring thru October. You can catch your own salmon or whatever fish you desire. And, let's not forget Alaska is one of our states. There is snowmobiling, dog sledding, mountain climbing and magnificent views. And, a luxurious way to see Alaska is cruising there.

A fundraiser for City at Peace Casino, where the teenagers are valued and respected and play a leading role in creating vibrant communities was held. It is a nationally-recognized organization that empowers teenagers to create safe, healthy and peaceful lives using performing arts as a vehicle. There were readings and performances by these teenagers. This weekend you can find founder and President, Paul Griffin, on WNYX TV or the internet at tv26newyork.com from 11 p.m. and 9 a.m. on my interview segment.

Friends of Freie Universitat Berlin brought together 400 distinguished representatives from German, Chinese and American businesses with a fabulous party at Cipriani's featuring the talent of Dance China N.Y. formerly know as the Chinese Folkdance Company. It was spectacular! The Lion Dance, The Sword Dance and others.

Greek Food Festival at UN Delegate's Dining Room. They entertained in their National Greek Costumes and Ouzo was served in the Spirit of Greece, an anise scented liqueur that turns pearly white when ice or water is added.

The Tokyo Seminar at Gotham Hall was festive, colorful and loud. In native costumes they beat their drums, and danced and sang while local Japanese delicacies were served around the room as they promoted travel to Tokyo.

Over at Palm 11 was the Women and Wine for Cancer with Dr. Stephanie Blank, Associate Professor at NYU, Department of Gynecological Studies for cervical and ovarian cancer. Cervical and ovarian cancer can be caused by a virus and a new vaccine has been developed to prevent cancer in young women. These fundraisers are so important and you have a good time while giving.

There's a full week ahead of things to do and places to go.

TRAVEL: Direct flight from NYC to Kenya, Africa. And Delta has made it possible to fly from NYC to Bombay or Mumbai, India. (I will be headed there in January for two weeks to produce a TV Show.) Valdez, Alaska has three days of Salmon Fishing and 3 nights At Swifty's Fishing Lodge for $1,799 per person.

Give me a call and "Away We Go!!!" or emaildorothydunne@yahoo.com.

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