2013-12-06 / Columnists

Dorothy Dunne

One year after Sandy hit, some homeowners in Breezy Point were very thankful this past Thanksgiving Day. They were overwhelmed with deep, deep gratitude.

Elizabeth and Michael Carlson, whose home was destroyed by fire, were presented with a brand new home by the Arverne developers. They did a beautiful job and will be building many more homes in Breezy. Michael Dubb of Beechwood Organization, only charged the family bare minimum material costs without a profit to them. Since insurance covered fire not flood, the Carlsons could manage to have a brand new home again. But what happened to the $648 billion the Feds handed over for aid and to repair homes in Breezy? WHERE IS IT?? Families haven’t gotten it.

Another thing, 55 families have received permission to rebuild while 65 are still on file with no OK. What is holding this up? The home of Ann Heslin of Irving Walk, blew into the house next door. She, among many others, still needs help. There is a big, long list of homes in need of repair. Hopefully this spring we will see new homes along with flowers popping up throughout the area.

They are working on Kennedy’s on the Bay Restaurant. Wouldn’t it be great to have that fine restaurant back in business? Don’t you miss it? And Donald Ritter is hoping to restore electricity to his original Surf Shop and reopen around December 6th in time for Xmas shopping. He ordered new Breezy sweatshirts with a new design ... so save your time and tolls by shopping locally. And, good luck to you, Donald.

Happened upon new devices at CES Expo (Community Electronic Show) in NYC to please and ease your living. Attractive earphones called Soul put out by Loop, put you into a world of your own by blocking out the nasty sounds around you and listening exclusively to pure notes of music of your choice. No earplugs in the ears, but earmuffs that gently rest on your ears, magnifies sound in your ears while in ultra-comfort. They’re lightweight and compatible with Android, Apple and Blackberry. Enjoy!

TrackR finds anything: keys, wallet and more. Works with Android, IPad and IPhone. Phonehalo.com

Who doesn’t have health issues?? Just live long enough you will have them. If you are a diabetic or have heart problems or other medical concerns there is a device for you. Telcare manages diabetes and other health problems while you are doing your daily activities. It tracks and monitors your heart rate while measuring the glucose in your body etc. There are small portable chargers for Smartphone’s when traveling. Craft lovers will love ScanNcut. You can design your own figures or cut designs from fabric. It is amazing and it is put out by Brothers. It will cut any design on fabric or paper. www.scanNcut.com.


Take a backseat to this ... Driverless cars. If you have partied and had one or two too many, you can put your car on automatic drive to drive you safely home. God bless technology.


Some of you may want to run away from all your problems and recharge yourself to deal with the struggles Sandy has caused. If you are looking for a real inexpensive getaway think Cancun, Mexico. All incl. luxury Resort stay for six nts/ five days Cancun or Los Cabos $140 p.p. unlimited food and drinks ... Promo Code NV12

Give me a call and “Away We Go!!!

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