2008-04-11 / Columnists

The Road Less Traveled

Commentary By Erin Baumann

"Come watch a six- year-old talk about her love for rap music and her family. A retired professional boxer relive his glory days while obsessing over the Food Network. A 73-year old grandmother who could 'knock you on your ass.'Awalking art history book with a thick Brooklyn accent. And of course watch as I try and recreate my birth."

Maryanne Hedderson's hilarious one woman show, "Go Ahead and Laugh," will be performed by Mare at the Gotham Comedy Club April 21 and April 22. Tickets are $15 with a two drink minimum. For more information contact the club at 212. 367.9000 or www.gothamcomedy club.com.

The next meeting for the Rockaway Relay for Life will be held on April 24, 2008 at the Circle at 7 p.m. If you can not make it to the meeting, but would like to start a team or join an existing team, please go to http://events.cancer.org/RFLriispark NY.

So far the top teams are: the Breezy Point Pipe and Drums with $1,520 raised, Who Loves You Baby with $1,110 raised, (Roxbury's own) Debbie's Dream team with $435 raised, the Stellar Walkers with $270 raised, and the Sandy Shamrocks with $255 raised. Off to a good start with a total of $3,850 raised so far with almost three months to go till the Relay on June 28.

The 3rd Annual Kutting for a Kause will be on May 31, starting at 2 p.m. at the Irish Circle. Whole In One, the Square Rooters, Wine with Sue, and Brian Monaghan will be performing. For more information please contact Tracy at Kutting4a Kause@yahoo.com

On April 2, the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved a bill to regulate tobacco products. "This bill will put a stop to decades of Big Tobacco marketing, aimed at addicting each new generation of young people to their deadly products. Ninety percent of smokers begin before the age of 18, not because they are taking their health into consideration, but because they're persuaded by slick advertising and promotions that convince them smoking is glamorous and cool. Nothing could be farther from the truth. We urge the House to move the tobacco legislation quickly to the full House floor and look forward to continued success for this critical public safety policy." Statement of Daniel E. Smith, President, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). For more information please visit www.acscan. org.

Happy Birthday Wishes in April go out to: April 3 - Irene Hettenbach, April 7 - Kelly Fitzgerald, April 9 - Damien Stathis, April 14 - Jane Swenson, April 18 - Mickey Frappollo, April 21 - Danny Scialpi, and April 21 - Jennifer Fitzgerald.

Take Care, E GO YANKEES!!!!!!!

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