2015-02-26 / Columnists

Babylon News & Muse

by Mary Gallagher

•The freeze is still in place. Mother Nature is being very mean to us this year. One day the temperature is 40 degrees and the next night is zero! (And that’s not even talking about the wind chill!)

•After spending $500 last week on plumbing problems due to frozen pipes, they are frozen again. Because some of the pipes are not copper, the plumber is limited in what he can do to warm them up. Basically, he just told me that I will have to wait for the weather to warm up or the pies to burst! Fortunately, I do have running water in my bathroom and clothes washer. Unfortunately, neither is an ideal place to wash dishes!

•The Babylon Rotary is holding a Networking Night at Horace and Sylvia’s on March 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. It’s a good time for taking a look at the Rotary Club and networking with members and other community individuals.

•The Fredshores Beach Club is hosting a Night at the Races on Sat., March 28, at the Babylon Masonic Hall at 250 West Main Street. Tickets are $25 per person and that includes dinner, beginning at 7:00 p.m. What is a Night at the Races? The night includes 10 simulated horse races, shown on DVD. You have the choice to bet on one or more horses. You can make up a group with friends and specify whose horses you would like to race against for more friendly and fun competition. There will be 10 exciting races to bet on. Looking for more action? Buy a horse and name it for $25...if your horse wins you win a gift basket. They have a great night planned for everyone. For tickets please call Anamari at 631-433-2646 or Karen at 631-379-3045.

•Happy birthday to a couple of local sportsmen, Bob McKeown and Hans Seidenberg! Many happy returns, gentlemen! We are also sending birthday greetings to Patty Zito Burke and Judy Cooper, who was a Valentine’s Day baby. We hope you all enjoyed your day!

•March 28 will be a busy day. The Almost Home Animal Rescue group will be holding their annual Chinese auction and some of the prizes are great! Two rooms for an overnight at Oheka Castle, tickets to a Broadway show, and gift certificates to some of Long Island’s top restaurants are just a few of the exciting items! The event begins at 11:00 a.m. at the Smithtown Elks Lodge at 120 Edgewood Avenue. There will also be a few of their rescues on hand for possible adoption.

•We are happy to announce that Werner Zumbrunn received the “Paul Harris Plus One” award in recognition of his generous contributions to the Rotary Foundation.

•Hopefully, sometime in the next few weeks we will see the grand re-opening of The Dollar Tree Store. Formerly located in the Great South Bay Shopping Center, the new location will be just west of K-Mart in West Babylon.

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