2006-11-09 / Columnists

Heard It On The Grapevine

By Frick and Frack

SHOWN IN the photo, Ginnie Eckelberry and Larry Nye select the winning raffle tickets for a number print by Don Eckelberry during the Apples and Arts Festival at the Conklin House. And the winner was Dr. Ron Marino. SHOWN IN the photo, Ginnie Eckelberry and Larry Nye select the winning raffle tickets for a number print by Don Eckelberry during the Apples and Arts Festival at the Conklin House. And the winner was Dr. Ron Marino. THEY'RE SAFE AND SOUND! The recent Hawaiian earthquake on the Big Island where they are based, left little damage, thankfully, to the home of Laura (Spencer) Brewer, formerly of West Islip, and her Marine husband, Lt. Colonel Jim Brenner and their adorable new twin daughters, Charlotte and Caroline. They had been through enough. Jim arrived back from a grueling tour of Iraq just after Laura had a difficult delivery of twin girls - with faithful parents Adele and Charlie on hand to help. A few months later they had a lovely christening for the twins at St. Joseph's Church in Babylon, followed by a fabulous reception at La Grange with family and friends. Jim had to report back for duty in Korea, but Laura and the girls were able to stay at her parent's home for two months until fall. Maybe you found Grandpa Charlie catching up on his sleep at his desk at Boyd's"!

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE visit family and friends at Good Sam every day, and last week "America's Mayor" and possible future Presidential candidate Rudy Guiliani was among them. We hear that he was visiting a friend who was a patient in our local hospital.

IT WAS A FAMILY PARTY for Jane and TomKane as they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in Manchester, Vermont. Family members who were able to share in the festivities were: their daughter Abby Boyle and granddaughters Samantha and Sara of Connecticut, their son "T.J." and his daughter Katie of Massachusetts and their daughter and son-in-law, Kristen and Todd Shaw of Amityville. Needless to say, a great time was had by all. Our congratulations to a wonderful couple. We wish they many many more.

EVERYONE LOVES MARY JANE DONAHUE, the lovely waitress at "The Parkwood." Caught up with her news of her very accomplished children after dinner at the well-known spot last week. Mary Jane and her husband Patrick are very proud of their four children who are such high achievers. Daughter Kourtney received a master's degree from Cork University in (where else?) Ireland after graduating from the state University of Plattsburg; their son Patrick is a candidate for the New York City Fire Department and will commence training this month; their daughter Nicole teaches school and coaches the women's lacrosse program in Orlando - she's a graduate of the State University at Albany; and daughter Carol is a student at Bucknell University and she also plays lacrosse. Congratulations to all!

GOOD NEWS! Yes, the building on the northeast corner of Main Street and Deer Park Avenue will not be demolished. It has been sold and will be renovated by the new owners, but the historic village landmark will remain. The news comes from the highest source, our mayor Ralph Scordino who gave us the scoop at the B.H.S. football game last Saturday afternoon.

BRIDE TO BE: Rebecca Atkins was thrilled to have her grandmother help her select her wedding dress last weekend when "Mac" Beyers and her husband Dr. "Mitty" Beyers flew out to Indianapolis, Indianna and visited with Rebecca and her mother Sally Atkins for the fun occasion (we won't tell you the price - it was a schocker). The wedding is coming up next year, and we'll'' get the details later.

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