2007-02-16 / Columnists

Erin On The Rox

By Erin Baumann

By Erin Baumann

Hi everyone, I hope you are all surviving this crazy winter of extreme temperatures in both directions. After a little hiatus I am happy to report some of the great news happening in Roxbury.

On January 1, 2007 Beth and Thomas Durante welcomed into the world their first child Kaitlyn Durante, weighing in at 5lbs, 13 oz and 18 inches long. The proud family includes Grandparents Donna and Artie Kahlau, Janet and John Durante, and Great Grandma Harriet Ramage.

On January 29, 2007 Kelly and Eddie Morgan and Big Sister Emma welcomed into their family their second child Shamus Edward Morgan, weighing in at 9lbs, 12 oz and 22 ½ inches long.

Good Luck to Rich Colleran and Lorien Halligan on their recent engagement.

Congratulations to Paul and Laura Armour as they are expecting their second child in September.

On Superbowl Sunday, The Drifters met in Venice for the weekend. Friday was spent at J&J Carpenters, Saturday there was a book club meeting "One More Day" and a luncheon at Jeannette Siniscalchi's for the ladies while the men golfed. The dinner on Saturday night was at PJ Carney's and Sunday brunch was at Pelican Point. Afterwards the McMahon's hosted the Superbowl.

Thank you to Mary Bosch for the info and if you want to buy in warm and sunny Florida give her a call at 877-297-7033.

On February 7, the 2007 Rockaway Relay for Life Kickoff party was held at the Knights of Columbus. This is the 8th year that the event is being held at Beach Channel High School on June 9. Cancer has affected all of our lives and this event is a way to help fund the research to find a cure to this terrible disease. If you want to start a team or join an existing one you can on the website www.acsevents.org/ relay/ ny/rockaway.

Happy Anniversary to Dorothy and Ronnie Farrell ~ January 21 and Janet and John Durante ~ February 17.

I want to wish Happy Belated Birthday to: January 3 ~ Howie Taphouse Sr., January 4 ~ Rob Donohoe, January 4 ~ Amy Rutter, January 6 ~ Max Farrell, January 8 ~ Paige Stathis, January 9 ~ Zach Marano, January 10 ~ Matthew Celentano, January 18 ~ Danielle Durante, January 23 ~ Howie Taphouse Jr. January 28 ~ Tracy Rutter, and January 28 ~ Ronnie Farrell.

And Happy Birthday to: February 1 ~ Tania Taphouse, February 6 ~ Kathleen Rose, February 8 ~ Jackie Taphouse, February 12 ~ Jackie Rutter, February 14 ~ Michael & Matthew Beehler, February 22 ~ Janet Neibel, February 24 ~ Gillian Galvin and Happy 30th Birthday to Eddie Morgan on February 14.

Take Care, Erin

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