2009-04-23 / Columnists

HEARD IT ON THE GRAPEVINE

BY JANE WARREN

 
A WONDERFUL VISIT TO CALI­FORNIA. Alice Zaruka and her daughter Irene Caronja flew out to California to visit with Alice's son John and his wife Linda in their Southern California home. While there, they attended the christen­ing of Linda and John's first grandchild, Nataly, the daughter of Linda and John's son Billy and his wife Jennifer of Northern California. They also visited with Alice's granddaughter Stacey who lives in Southern California. A great time was had by all.

 

OLD FRIENDS GET TOGETHER Ms. Susan Steadman of Nyack and New York City visited here last weekend with Ginny Eckelberry. On Saturday, Ginny enter­tained at a luncheon party for old friends of Susan and her late mother, Martha Steadman. Susan and her parents lived in Babylon for many years. She is the daugh­ter also of the late Lou Steadman who was a well-known artist in our community.

ANOTHER VILLAGE AUTHOR TO TELL YOU ABOUT. We're fast becom­ing the cultural center of Long Island what with painters, musicians, poets and writers living here in our perfect setting. Now our own Paul Steinberg, a longtime resident of Babylon Village, has written a book, Make Yourself Marketable. Paul is a graduate of Bates College and received his M.B.A. from Columbia Graduate School of Business and is the founder and president and C.E.O of IMA Search Inc. If you're looking for a job, or seeking a job change, this book is a sure bet to be helpful, especially under the present state of the economy. Paul is very active in a number of organizations in our community.

ARE THERE PROBLEMS WITH THE MOVIE MARQUEE? Several residents have commented on Babylon Village theatre's marquee which they say needs repairs. Talked to Mayor Scor­dino who is aware of the comments and looking into it. We'll keep you posted.

MARK IT ON YOUR CALENDAR NOW! May 17th is the big day for several events in the Village. We'll start with the Conklin House where people can bring fam­ily heirlooms, antiques, collectibles, etc. to the Conklin House where a team of experts will be on hand to evaluate them. The cost is $5 an item, and the maximum number of items eligible is five. This will take place from noon until 4 p.m. Meantime over at the Babylon Village Historical Society, Alice Zaruka will conduct a program on the background and history of the three women's groups in the Village, starting with the first, the Babylon Business and Professional Women's Organization. We'll have more info on both of these interesting programs, so be sure to set aside the date!

PAST COMMADORE OF THE LONG ISLAND YACHT CLUB DIES. So sorry to hear that Charlie Tibbetts passed away recently after a prolonged illness. Charlie was a very popular past president of the Long Island Yacht Club. Our heartfelt condolences to his wife Dolores and family.

ANOTHER LOSS FOR OUR VILLAGE. Tom Kane was very successful on the na­tional scene where he was well known and admired by people in very high places, such as generals, senators, congressmen, etc. But we will miss him for his accomplish­ments here in our Village where he worked for many years for the Rotary and also for the Zoning Board of Appeals and other organizations where he was admired and respected for his dignity and intelligence. We extend our sympathy to his beautiful wife and children and grandchildren. May the wind always be at your back Tom.

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