By Sabina Cardali
State Sen. Frank Padavan had pertinent information on the proposed dredging of Flushing Bay, Epic, education tax relief, College Point Blvd. Beautification program,. Assemblywoman Nettie Mayersohn, Peter Magnani, Marilyn Bitterman, Alan Gross, Fred Mazzarello, Robert Speziale gave important comments on the airports, sports fields, parks and College Point business.
In the afternoon, the College Point Board of Trade held its annual luncheon meeting and held elections, and gave updates on the beautification program of the boulevard.
Blessings to Eric Christian, son of Robin and Tom Nazario. He was christened at Holy Trinity and had a beautiful reception at Elegante Grand Caterers. The children were entertained by a clown who did face painting, made special balloons, and served popcorn and cotton candy.
Happiness to a special girl named Lisa Hess, who got engaged to Bobby Buchholtz. Congratulations!
Happy Birthday to Daniel Spatire and Marie Gomez.
Happy Anniversary to Hilda and Carlos Malave and happy birthday to Carlos..
Happy Birthday to Jack Sinatra, Jr.
Happy First Birthday to Eric Taylor.
Happy birthday to Ada Abreu and to Steven Connolly.
Happy Anniversary to Marina and Steven.
Happy Birthday to Lucie Shannon and Happy Anniversary to Lucie and Biff Shannon.
Happy birthday to Marylou Pelizzi and Uncle Louie
Sympathy to Ferdi Schneider on the loss of his wife Connie..
Condolences to the family of Thomas Dowd.
It seemed like Hollywood the other night as 10 trailers assembled on 132nd Street and 11th Avenue to film the movie “100 Center Street” for A & E cable channel to be shown in January. Not to be outdone, NBC filmed a sequence at the Whitestone Bowling Alley to be shown on “Third Watch” next month. This was right after Angie Ray bowled 211.
October is Fire Prevention Month: Be fire safe! Install smoke detectors. When you change your clock every spring and fall don't forget to change your smoke detector batteries. Have a home fire escape plan. Develop a plan with your family about what to do in case there is a fire. Have a pre-arranged meeting place for your family somewhere outside. Conduct a safety inspection of potential fire hazards in the home. Eliminate them. Check room to room to make sure none exists.
It was wonderful seeing old friends – but not old in spirit, just more loving. Helen Banniettis was one of my bridesmaids and when I see her I think of my wonderful wedding day. She has a new apartment and even has ducks in a pond beside the building. She can't wait to feed them in the morning.
I had to run to Flagship Diner to meet Vinny Puppolo, who is a great host and has a great son named Danny to assist there. The food was great as was the service, and I did find out that Vinny taught his wife Maureen to bowl. Of course, here again he did a great job – Maureen is always bowling over 200. I just drool over the score but I get to write about it.
Bus trip to Reading, Pa. Outlets. 7 a.m. Oct. 30 departure from 119th Street and 14th Avenue, First Reform Church. $25 per person. One bus – first come, first served. Call Dorothy 718-539-7501 to reserve a seat.
Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Famee Furlane Clubhouse 20-08 127th Street, College Point 8 p.m. in costume! Hot buffet, open bar, DJ dancing, prizes. $35 up to Oct. 23, $50 (cash only) at the door. Call 718- 358-0649.
Every Thursday afternoon 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., the New York Hall of Science presents special programming for senior groups. Senior science afternoons: coffee, tea science. $3 per visitor. To secure a reservation call Jan Rosensky at 718-699-0005 Ext. 370.
At Garden World , 46th Avenue & Francis Lewis Blvd., Flushing, Haunted House up to Oct. 31. Halloween Eve 5-8 p.m., Halloween 5-8 p.m. Halloween Castle Bounce, and visit Farmer Fiddles Farm Animals. (See this week's Qguide for more details on Halloween goings-on).
SABINA SAYS: Wouldn't it be wonderful if campaign funds were used toward a good cause rather than wasted on television ads knocking another candidate?
It could then be reported that an after-school program was funded by one of the politicians with campaign funding, or a senior outing was paid for so they could have an entertaining afternoon or sports equipment bought for children whose families could not afford to purchase them. A candidate would be remembered in a much better way.