Let's think beyond borders and spread love, Gina, Gurgaon, India. FLAVORS BEYOND BORDERS is an event that aims to bring the people of India and Pakistan together on the momentous occasion of their 60th independence day. This historic event, which I attended, brought food and music as mediums to spread the message of peace, brotherhood and harmony among the people of the two nations. We feasted on a hearty meal specially prepared by renowned chefs of the two nations, enjoyed the musical performances by acclaimed singers, visual presentations and was enthralled by the keynote speaker.
The program was hosted by Kiran Khalid, a freelance broadcast journalist covering famine in West Africa and the earthquake reconstruction in Pakistan.
The next night at the Indian Consulate, was an evening celebration of the 60th Independence Day, August 14, from British rule.
Check in with me at Kennedy's around 4 p.m., Saturday if you have news to put in my column. Otherwise drop a note off with bartender Jim and he will pass it on to me. Julian Longhouse's stepdaughter, Casey Libbey and grandson, Joe Grillo and Judy and Mike Longhorn performed in the Stagedoor Musical Group in Lakecliff, N.Y. Grandson, Joseph starred in "Annie Get Your Gun" at the Stagedoor. Alfie Pope celebrated her birthday, August 18, with her longtime friend John, who presented her with an outstanding beautiful necklace. She was thrilled. She has known John so many years and is so close to him. Missed Joe Kilbride, one of my corner bachelors around the bar. Apparently he was in the hospital to recharge his heart battery. They say he is doing fine, but say a prayer for him anyway.
CLERGY AND PARISHIONERS PAY TRIBUTE TO FR. VINCENT,
Missionary of Our Lady of Kerry, on his retirement from the tri-parishes of St. Genevieve, St. Edmunds and St. Thomas More. He is leaving to go back to Ireland where he originated. We had the good fortune to absorb the culture and lessons he learned in Ireland. Jim Pendergast thanked the people who give service and life-giving aid to our parishioners: Former Pastor, Msgr. John Connolly; Msgr. Curran, Pastor, Professor of Theology and Philosophy and Man of Letters. Thank you Fr. Vincent for your kindness, good humor and dedication, for opening our eyes to the world. Have happiness wherever you are sent. God bless you as you enter another chapter of your life. You will always have a home here with us. AT RECEPTION:
Anne and Herbert Ryan are all excited to be traveling to India for their son Andrew's wedding. He is with the Foreign Service and is marrying an Indian girl in New Delhi in November. Their son, Daniel, has served two times in Iraq, youngest son, Stephen was in Iraq, and the end of September, David will be home from Iraq.
Marty Ingram and Nancy and Duffy's daughter, Erin Adams and Mike Martin have three children, Michael Martin, 2 years; Thomas Xavier 9 months and Andrew, 2 1/2 years. Mom and Dad, Marie and Don going over to Hong Kong to be an International babysitter for one week. Son-in-law, Ally, has a business offer in Hong Kong. Marty had an article in L.I. Historical Journal and among many other things, he was a helicopter rescue pilot.
Many grieve Delores Hart's passing. Among them Helen Danzilo who considered Delores one of her best friends. She is devastated and upset because she cannot make her wake and funeral. She was a bridge player. Pete Maloney and Jim Brady, who was her partner, will be there to offer condolences.
Also on the Bayside loading two kayaks on top of a van from Oceanside: Loraine and Neal O'Callaghan with Pattie and Casey, Eileen Geier, daughter, Eileen, Peggy Ragan, Megan and Emily and Donna Regan They said the Bay is just the best place to kayak. Enjoy!!!
Ann Verderosa member of the B.P.S.C. is in the finals along with Paul Albert for the play-offs of Guys and Dolls Bocce on Saturday, August 25. Good luck!
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