2006-12-22 / Columnists

Erin On The Rox

By Erin Baumann

On Friday, December 8, The Ladies Auxiliary of the Mayor’s Committee had their annual Christmas party. Patty Cook did a great job organizing the party as the food and music were great. The cold weather that night still brought out over fifty members to enjoy the gift swapping that occurred during the holiday grab bag. In the end everyone was happy with the gift they received. It was a great night. And I am sorry Mr. Byrnes I will not be taking your suggestion!

Congratulations to Mike Carlson and Liz Doukas on their engagement! Best of luck to you both.

Happy Birthday Wishes to Brian Diffendale ~ December 2, Keith Naus ~ December 4, Kevin Donohoe ~ December 6, Juan Montero ~ December 10, Ricky Diffendale ~ December 11, Mike Colleran ~ December 11, Carolyn Cryan ~ December 13, Michael Lehner ~ December 13, Veronica Trahey ~ December 16, Mary Armour ~ December 21, Johanna Arasin ~ December 21, Noelle Baatz ~ December 24, Mary Colleran ~ December 24, Sara Lehner ~ December 26, Nick Baumann ~ December 29, Nicole Duemig ~ December 30 and Joey McGorty ~ December 31.

And Happy 18th Birthday to Brian Baumann ~ December 24!

Congratulations to Brian Baumann for finishing 9th in the Bridie Goldstein 5k in Syosset on November 28th with a time of 19:11. He cheered me on while I finished (30:48) in my first 5k.

On Friday, December 1, I attended the annual Wave Christmas Party at Pier 92. The food was great and it was good to see everyone at the Wave especially Lew Simon, Howie Schwach and Robin Shapiro.

On December 13, the Annual Christmas pageant was held at St. Genevieve’s Hall. The CCD children put on another wonderful Nativity pageant this year. As always, Mr. Danaher was nice enough to sing all the Christmas songs. The children in the pageant this year were, Kyle Hvidsten as the drummer boy; the three kings were Tommy Reid, Gerard Rodman, and Dean Durante; the shepherds were Thomas McEnroe, Billy Reid, Wally Joe Cook, and Jimmy Reid; the Angels were Cassie McMahon, Ryan Henry, Caitlin Cook, Isabella Neibel, Kaylene Ris, Carlianne Simonelli, and Sally Gressar.

Grace Sanicola, Brian Murphy, Isabella Arikian; and Vincent Lehner did a great job as the narrators.

At the end of the pageant Father Jack was treated when all the children sang Happy Birthday to him.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Take Care,



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