2005-08-25 / Columnists

Heard It On The Grapevine

By Frick and Frack

By Frick and Frack

IT WAS ONE OF THE HOTTEST DAYS OF THE YEAR, but that didn’t stop the volunteers from the Carpenters and Electricians Unions from continuing their work on the 9/11 Memorial over at Cedar Beach last Friday. Everyone is focused on the goal of the formal opening ceremonies on September 11, with private services for the families of the victims on September 10. Talked with a group of planners and family members at the Beach: Pat Turner, Ralph Ascoli, Lorraine Nedell, Deacon Robert Guadioso who will be conducting the services, and Councilman Ellen McVeety. Hundreds and hundreds of volunteers have been donating their time and talents for months on the project. If you would like to donate some time for this most worthwhile ,emorial, call Ellen McVeety at 631-957-3081.

THE BUZZ: As we go to press before Monday night’s meeting ,the one and only topic in the Village is "the turf war." I’m sure that there is some support for the project, but we haven’t met or talked to one person who isn’t opposed to County involvement in our school field. Hopefully, some plan can be worked out for the school district to raise some funds to improve the field. Stay tuned.

LOTS AND LOTS OF VISITORS here in town enjoying the beautiful beaches in our area. Nancy Swan celebrated her birthday at a garden party at the home of her sister Pauline Kane last week with her children Cindy Clifton of Sarasota, Florida, Jimmy Swan of St. John’s, Virgin Island and John Swan of Colorado. Also enjoying the party was Nancy’s grandson, "Chip" Clifton and his wife Channing of Tennessee; her granddaughter Molly Clifton of Miami, Florida; her brother John Maynard and his wife Jean of Connecticut; her niece Susie of Connecticut; her nephew Cannon Peter Larom of Connecticut and her great nephew Chris Larom of Long Island.

AND MORE VISITORS: "T.J." and Pam Kane and their children of Situate, Massachusetts had a great time visiting here with "T.J.s" parents , Jane and Tom, last week.

IT’S FOURTEEN GRANDCHILDREN NOW for Helen and Don Cannetti. Their latest grandchild, Christopher Joseph Cannetti, was born on August 10, 2005 at Good Samaritan Hospital, weighing in at six pounds, ten ounces. Christopher’s parents are Lori and Roy Cannetti of Sayville. Christopher joins his sister Emma, age six and his brother Nicholas, age four.

THE ADMIRALTY’S LOSS is the Village’s gain. That’s our way of welcoming Susie and Jamie Glynn back to Babylon Village where they belong. They’re now happily ensconced in their Overton Place home and we’re very happy that they’re back.

SOME SPECIAL BIRTHDAYS: Charlie Collis recently celebrated a big one with his family and so did Jim Rafter. Our best wishes to these great guys.

THEY’RE BACK. Yes Sue and Bob Schapiro and their family enjoyed their recent vacations up at the Mohonk Mountain House in upstate New York.

HEARD IT ON THE GRAPEVINE. The rumor is that Roomors, Pat Turner’s popular gift shop next door to LoMan’s will be moving to their new location in the new building right across the street. Stay tuned for more info.

WE SEND GET WELL WISHES to a very special lady. Peg Rendich is recuperating at home after having had hand surgery at North Shore Glen Cove Hospital last week.

THEY SAY THAT IMITATION IS THE SINCEREST FORM OF FLATTERY. Then we’re really flattered as we drive in neighboring towns and villages and see the hanging baskets and the old-fashioned light poles in Bay Shore, Lindenhurst, Amityville, etc. All of this is by way of giving kudos and special thanks to our Beautification Society which started over 30 years ago under the leadership and vision of its founder, Isabel Gallagher.

LOOK WHO’S 60: Gail Lenox will be celebrating her 60th on August 27, along with many friends and family members. One of her sisters, Madelyn Mikkelsen, is traveling from California for the celebration, which will take place at her home in Babylon.

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