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BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP 59 JUNMEA 5Y - 1JU3N -E M 1A1,Y 2 01194, •2 0B1R6O •O KBLRYONO MKELDYIAN G MROEUDPI A GROUP 59 43 To reach Ted General via the Internet, his e-mail address is: General@Journalist.com. SPEAKING To reach Ted General via the Internet, his e-mail address is: General@Journalist.com. BY THEODORE GENERAL BY THEODORE GENERAL SPEAKING New school to host rst council meeting Broadhead re-elected as Society of Old Brooklynites president U.S. Marine Corps decorated combat veteran George Broadhead, BY THEODORE GENERAL Green-Wood Cemetery kicked off its sesquicentennial school to host commemoration of rst the council meeting start of the Civil War this past Sunday with a posse of mounted cavalry, foot soldiers with muskets, bayonets, swords, sabers, color guards, drummers who and ladies was in Civil W a r - e r a inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame in 2011, was recently re-elected for a second term as president of the Society of Old Brooklynites. BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/Photo by Ted General Newly re-elected President George Broadhead with Enrico Caruso Museum dress. We tagged along for the grand procession that passed throughout the cemetery Curator Aldo Mancusi. The borough wide civic group was founded and by candlelit graves of fallen soldiers from both sides of the conflict. As we trekked through the pathways, there were uniformed re-enactors -- soldiers standing guard, musicians and singers performing in 1880 when Brooklyn was an independent city and the third largest in the nation. Other officers re-elected for additional terms include First Vice Civil War songs. President Theodore General, Second The event drew thousands of relatives, Civil War buffs, amateur historians and genealogists, local residents and hundreds of out-oftowners. Vice President Michael Spinner, Treasurer Sherman Silverman and Recording Secretary Linda Orlando. Ellen Haywood, a member of According to cemetery historian, the Board BROOKLYN of Directors, was tapped author as the Photos society’s new MEDIA corresponding GROUP/ by Ted General secretary.Tom Kane’s The election parents took holding place in the the second new sign. floor courtroom at Borough and attorney J e f f r e y Richman, 4,600 Civil War veterans Hall. are buried Guest in speaker for Green-Wood, making the May it the meeting largest was Aldo Civil Mancusi, War curator burial and site in executive the north,Gettysburg,director even surpassing Pennsylvania. of the Enrico Also as part Caruso of the Museum commemoration which is located there were encampments at 1942 East of Union 19th and Confederate pitched Street,tents re-near Brooklyn.enactors who main gate,His on topic both for Sunday the evening and Memorial Day. While stepping was the life and along in the nighttime career of Hollywood composer and lyricist procession, we came across Susan Pulaski, a former president Harry of the Warren Bay Ridge Historical Society and a committee who won three Academy chair at Community Board Ten. Obviously, pleased with the big turnout, was To reach Ted General via the Internet, his e-mail address is: General@Journalist.com. To reach Ted General via the Internet, his e-mail address is: General@Journalist.com. our good friend, Green-Wood Cemetery honcho Richard Moylan. On Memorial Day, the cemetery hosted its 13th annual free concert with the ISO Symphonic Band led by founder and director, Bay Ridge Maestro Brian Worsdale. Several members of the band are current and former graduates of Fort Hamilton High School. ••• Michael Connors, founding partner and president of the Connors and Sullivan law firm, is the new Kings County commander of the Catholic War Veterans. Last year, Connors received the “Veteran of the BROOKLYN Year” Award MEDIA from GROUP/ the Photos New by York Ted General State division Tom Kane’s of the CWV.parents holding The the Kings new County sign. Chapter is holding its annual dinner dance on Thursday evening, June 2, at 7:30 p.m., at the Polonaise Terrace, 150 Greenpoint Avenue. This year, the group will be honoring its National Commander Fred Schwally, New York State Commander J o h n Keyes and the past National Chaplain, F a t h e r Anthony Dell’Anno. Tickets are $75 per person. ••• Congressmember Michael Grimm will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of St. Patrick’s Men’s Club, on Tuesday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m., in the club room adjacent to St. Patrick’s school gymnasium at 97th Street and Fourth Avenue. ••• BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/file photo New York State Supreme Court Judge Arthur Schack. More news from St. Patrick’s. On Sunday, June 5, after a 2 p.m. special concert in St. Patrick’s Church, there will be an unveiling and dedication of a portrait of the late Maestro Aldo Bruschi in the school auditorium. Also congratulations to St. Patrick’s Pastor, Monsignor Joseph Nagle, who just marked his 40th anniversary as a member of the clergy. ••• The Fort Hamilton High School Alumni Association held its recent pre-show annual dinner at Chadwick’s Restaurant, 8822 Third Avenue. The dinner was hosted by Dr. Alice Farkouh, the past principal of FHHS and the current president of the Alumni Association. Farkouh is the Principal of the A. Fantis parochial school on Schermerhorn Street in Downtown Brooklyn. Among the attendees were two past FHHS Assistant Principals David Whitebook and Tom Greene. Both are former presidents of the Bay Ridge Community Council, and Whitebook serves as a t r u s t e e and scholarship chairperson of the Kassenbrock Brothers Memorial Scholarship Fund. Also in Muffin’s Pet Connection email: judespets@aol.com By JUDE LASSOW Photo courtesy of Jude Lassow Panela needs a loving home. JACKSON GALAXY: “My Cat From Hell” TV program is seen on Animal Planet Saturday nights showing a calm behaviorist at a cat’s worst! His unique methods work. Many cats are saved from a trip to a kill shelter. Hissing, spitting, biting cats make eye contact with Jackson, and trust and hope begin... HEY JUDE: “Even though we live together, we do not have to be adopted together. We are nine years old. We will not scratch or damage your furniture. Hi, I am Raven, a sweet, little girl who is half Siamese. I love to be affectionate, and play with my toys; you would think I was a kitten. I will give you all the love and attention you seek. I am spayed, housebroken. Unfortunately we are seeking a new home because my mommy has severe allergies and is no longer able to keep us. I hope to join your loving family. You will not be disappointed…Hello there, I am Figaro a tuxedo cat, cuddly, loving boy. I love to snuggle up, play with my toys, act silly and am great with animals and people. Please call our mommy, Stephanie 732-864-5990.” JASPER, DARWIN, AND VESTA – three year old, spayed, neutered with shots, affectionate cats need new home due to legal action against a tenant. These wonderful, loving cats, which are loved, are white with some black or gray, and two would love to go to a good home as a pair. They are brothers and sister rescued as kittens from a backyard. Mistie, a tuxedo cat, is a big couch potato and very laid back. Contact Troyens44@ yahoo.com. “Hi, I’m Tali, a gorgeous, white long-haired cat in search of a new home to call my own. I’m 11 years old but still have quite a lot of spunk left. I’m strictly an indoor cat. I won’t scratch your furniture up, I promise. I only have back claws. I have been living with my mom all these years, but now there is a toddler. The baby is sweet, but I am not used to pinching fingers that grab my tail. I need a space where I can be the queen. Can you find a place for me in your quiet home?” Kim 718-344-9697 PURRFECT MEWS: All of Jenny’s rescued kitties have been adopted into loving homes. GENERALLY BY THODORE GENERAL Single decked headline Green-Wood Cemetery kicked off its sesquicentennial commemoration of the start of the Civil War this past Sunday with a posse of mounted cavalry, foot soldiers with muskets, bayonets, swords, sabers, color guards, drummers and ladies in Civil W a r - e r a dress. We tagged along for the grand procession that passed throughout the cemetery and by candlelit graves of fallen soldiers from both sides of the conflict. As we trekked through the pathways, there were uniformed re-enactors -- soldiers standing guard, musicians and singers performing Civil War songs. The event drew thousands of relatives, Civil War buffs, amateur historians and genealogists, local residents and hundreds of out-oftowners. According to cemetery historian, author and attorney J e f f r e y Richman, 4,600 Civil War veterans are buried in Green-Wood, making it the largest Civil War burial site in the north, even surpassing Gettysburg,Pennsylvania. Also as part of the commemoration there were encampments of Union and Confederate re-enactors who pitched tents near the main gate, on both Sunday and Memorial Day. While stepping along in the nighttime procession, we came across Susan Pulaski, a former president of the Bay Ridge Historical Society and a committee chair at Community Board Ten. Obviously, pleased with the big turnout, was our good friend, Green-Wood Cemetery honcho Richard Moylan. On Memorial Day, the cemetery hosted its 13th annual free concert with the ISO Symphonic Band led by founder and director, Bay Ridge Maestro Brian Worsdale. Several members of the band are current and former graduates of Fort Hamilton High School. ••• Michael Connors, founding partner and president of the Connors and Sullivan law firm, is the new Kings County commander of the Catholic War Veterans. Last year, Connors received the “Veteran of the Year” Award from the New York State division of the CWV. The Kings County Chapter is holding its annual dinner dance on Thursday evening, June 2, at 7:30 p.m., at the Polonaise Terrace, 150 Greenpoint Avenue. This year, the group will be honoring its National Commander Fred Schwally, New York State Commander J o h n Keyes and the past National Chaplain, F a t h e r Anthony Dell’Anno. Tickets are $75 per person. ••• Congressmember Michael Grimm will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of St. Patrick’s Men’s Club, on Tuesday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m., in the club room adjacent to St. Patrick’s school gymnasium at 97th Street and Fourth Avenue. ••• More news from St. Patrick’s. On Sunday, June 5, after a 2 p.m. special concert in St. Patrick’s Church, there will be an unveiling and dedication of a portrait of the late Maestro Aldo Bruschi in the school auditorium. Also congratulations to St.Patrick’s Pastor, Monsignor Joseph Nagle, who just marked his 40th anniversary as a member of the clergy. ••• The Fort Hamilton High School Alumni Association held its recent pre-show annual dinner at Chadwick’s Restaurant, 8822 Third Avenue. The dinner was hosted by Dr. Alice Farkouh, the past principal of FHHS and the current president of the Alumni Association. Farkouh is the Principal of the A. Fantis parochial school on Schermerhorn Street in Downtown Brooklyn. Among the attendees were two past FHHS Assistant Principals David Whitebook and Tom Greene. Both are former presidents of the Bay Ridge Community Council, and Whitebook serves as a t r u s t e e and scholarship chairperson of the Kassenbrock Brothers Memorial Scholarship Fund. Also in Muffin’s Pet Connection email: judespets@aol.com By JUDE LASSOW JACKSON GALAXY: “My Cat From Hell” TV program is seen on Animal Planet Saturday nights showing a calm behaviorist at a cat’s worst! His unique methods work. Many cats are saved from a trip to a kill shelter. Hissing, spitting, biting cats make eye contact with Jackson, and trust and hope begin... HEY JUDE: “Even though we live together, we do not have to be adopted together. We are nine years old. We will not scratch or damage your furniture. Hi, I am Raven, a sweet, little girl who is half Siamese. I love to be affectionate, and play with my toys; you would think I was a kitten. I will give you all the love and attention you seek. I am spayed, housebroken. Unfortunately we are seeking a new home because my mommy has severe allergies and is no longer able to keep us. I hope to join your loving family. You will not be disappointed…Hello there, I am Figaro a tuxedo cat, cuddly, loving boy. I love to snuggle up, play with my toys, act silly and am great with animals and people. Please call our mommy, Stephanie 732-864-5990.” JASPER, DARWIN, AND VESTA – three year old, spayed, neutered with shots, affectionate cats need new home due to legal action against a tenant. These wonderful, loving cats, which are loved, are white with some black or gray, and two would love to go to a good home as a pair. They are brothers and sister rescued as kittens from a backyard. Mistie, a tuxedo cat, is a big couch potato and very laid back.Contact Troyens44@ yahoo.com. “Hi, I’m Tali, a gorgeous, white long-haired cat in search of a new home to call my own. I’m 11 years old but still have quite a lot of spunk left. I’m strictly an indoor cat. I won’t scratch your furniture up, I promise. I only have back claws. I have been living with my mom all these years, but now there is a toddler. The baby is sweet, but I am not used to pinching fingers that grab my tail. I need a space where I can be the queen. Can you find a place for me in your quiet home?” Kim 718-344-9697 PURRFECT MEWS: All of Jenny’s rescued kitties have been adopted into loving homes. GENERALLY SPEAKING BY THODORE GENERAL Single decked headline MEEOW MEEOW... Hello there, “I am Panela, a fi ve-yearold, gray and white tuxedo kitty. I have the softest fur and am very sweet, but a little shy. Once I warm up to you, I like to read, watch TV, surf the net and most of the time will even help you with these things. I can also be happily by myself for long periods, but I am always available for play time at a moment’s notice. “My outstanding quality is that I am super mellow, and a very low maintenance kitty. I am okay with cats, dogs and children. However, I would especially enjoy being the only cat in the house. That would be my preference. “I am an easy cat to take, as I am meticulously clean. I am looking for a new home, a life-long friend. I am looking for YOU. Would you like to come and meet me? Look into my stunning yellow eyes, and I’ll capture your loving heart. This could be the start of a new friendship. I am purrfect for you. I am spayed with my vaccinations and micro chipped.” Please contact cats@zanisfurryfriends.org. *** Photo courtesy of Jude Lassow Panela needs a loving home. Zani’s Furry Friends is a 501(c)3 non-profi t organization committed to rescuing companion animals from New York City shelters where, unfortunately, they are at signifi cant risk for euthanasia due to overcrowding. Beyond directly helping the animals they save, their rescue creates space at the shelter—thus giving another shelter cat or dog an opportunity to await a chance for adoption or rescue and thereby potentially saving yet another life. The group’s mission is to help you fi nd the perfect furry companion for your family and to help every animal they rescue fi nd the forever home it deserves. The group’s foster home network allows it to become fully familiar with each of the available cats and dogs and helps ensure the best possible match with adoptive families. Zani’s Furry Friends is a member of the Mayor’s Alliance and a New Hope Partner with the Animal Care & Control of New York City. There are Cat and Dog Adoptions Every Sunday at Petco, 1280 Lexington Avenue, between East 86th and East 87th Streets in Manhattan from 12:30- 5:30pm. Hope to see you soon. *** HEY JUDE...WOOF WOOF: “I am heartbroken to give up my two half-Pointer-mix, 10-month-old pups. Sabrina and Tyson love to play ball and run around. Both pups love people, are lap dogs, love to sit with you. Sabrina gives kisses but sometimes gives a little love bite before kisses. She hates the vacuum and barks at it. Tyson loves people, loves to play and watch his sister play ball. He loves to play tug of war. They are lap pups. He also makes noises like Chewbacca from ‘Star Wars.’ It is very cute. I am in Lynbrook, New York.” – Jackie, 516-6980-5669. Community Education Council 20, which is headed by Laurie Windsor, will be highlighting its June monthly meeting agenda with a special salute to the PTA/PAs that serve all the public schools in District 20. The laudatory session will take place on Wednesday, June 11, at 7 p.m., at P.S./I.S. 30, 7001 Fourth Avenue. It will also be an opportunity for parents from other schools to see the interior of the district's newest school that was built on the former site of the Bay Ridge United Methodist Church (aka the Green Church). ** * What an absolute terrific turnout for the street co-naming ceremonies in honor of the late, great Tom Kane. The block that Kane grew up on 88th street near Colonial Road was formally dedicated Tom Kane Way and was even blessed by Reverend Gerard Sauer, the pastor of St. Mel's Church, a former associate pastor at Bay Ridge's St. Patrick's Church and a personal friend. A host of dignitaries were on hand to join Kane's family, friends and associates on this auspicious occasion. City Councilmember Vinnie Gentile -- who ensured the full Council approved the co-naming, wrote in the program, "A lifelong Bay Ridge resident, Tom's tremendous contributions and achievements left an indelible mark on the community he loved so much." Close friend Frankie Marra sang and played "Forever Young" by Bob Dylan. Kane was a big, big Dylan fan! * * * Among the marching groups in the recent 147th annual Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade was the Society of Old Brookynites. The civic organization has been marching in every Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade since its founding in 1880. Its fi rst march was led by former Brooklyn Mayor John Ward Hunter, and the 2014 march was led by Society President and Brooklyn historian Ronald Schweiger. On Sunday, June 22, at 12:30 p.m., the society will be celebrating its 134th anniversary at the Bay Ridge Manor, 476 76th Street. The keynoter for the occasion will be society member and New York State Supreme Court Justice Arthur Schack who will be talking about the history of the Boy Scouts, prominent Eagle Scouts, and since he was a former attorney for Major League Baseball, a few hits, runs and strikes. Also on the program will be former Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz discussing his new role as vice president of borough promotion and engagement for NYC and Co. The event is open to the public. Reservations are only $46 which includes a full sit-down dinner. Contact Sherman Silverman at 718-748- 3165 or send him a check payable to the Society of Old Brooklynites, 340 Marine Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11209. * * * Former Science Assistant Principal and a past Bay Ridge Community Council President, Tom Greene was back at Denyse Wharf and the adjoining small beach under the shadow of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge for his group's 25th Bi-Annual Wharf and Beach Cleanup. This year, he was joined by 75 high school and grade school volunteers. Greene continues to press efforts to establish a Marine Environmental Science Lab at the site. He is also currently a professor at Kingsborough College. Maria Makrinos, the new president of the Fort Hamilton High School Alumni Association, stopped, by bringing free doughnuts for all the volunteers. * * * The Kings County Republican Party is holding its 2014 Lincoln Day Reception and Dinner on Sunday, June 22, from noon to 3 p.m., at Gargiulo’s in Coney Island. Among the honored guests will be Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, the state GOP’s candidate for governor. He has been tapped as the county’s “Man of the Year.” Other honorees include former GOP Assembly Candidate Tom McCarthy as “Counselor of the Year,” past City Council candidate and President of the Brooklyn Young Republicans Russell Gallo as “Young Republican of the Year,” plus the following ladies, as “Women of the Year” Phyllis Carbo, Francenia Hall, Joan Braunstein and Mary John. Tickets are $200 a pop and available at www.BrooklynGOP.com. Members of the Society of Old Brooklynites march in the recent Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade with Society President and Brooklyn Historian Ron Schweiger, center. awards for best song. Harry’s birth name was Salvatore Antonio Guaragna. *** We were deeply saddened when we heard the somber news about the untimely death of New York State Supreme Court Justice Arthur Schack. Artie was a longtime, good friend whom we’ll sorely miss. On several occasions, we had the opportunity of taking pictures while he swore in the officers of the Children’s Ragamuffin Parade organization. We were there when he was given the oath of office as a new Supreme Court judge. On the day of his funeral service at the Sherman’s Flatbush Memorial Chapel, the row upon row of pew-like benches were packed with mourners including many of his current and retired colleagues from the Kings County Court System. Rabbi Joseph Potasnik conducted the service. A ceremonial squad of court officers marched in with the colors, halted by the open casket, and unfurled a large American flag and draped it over the coffin as another officer played “God Bless America.” This was immediately followed by Boy Scout officials who came front and center, and led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by the Boy Scout Oath. As we looked around the room, there were several fellow justices and others including former Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz reciting the oath in unison. Schack had a longtime affiliation with the Boy Scouts of America. The room was filled with prominent luminaries, far too many to name all of them here. However, here are a few that I know quite well: Brooklyn Bar Association President Arthur Aidala; New York City Public Advocate Tish James; fellow columnist and community board Chair Brian Kieran and District Manager Josephine Beckmann; Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President Carlo Scissura; Fran Vella Marrone; Justices John Ingram, Matt D’Emic, Jerome Cohen and Vincent DelGuidice; Craig Eaton; Dozier Hasty; City Councilmember Vinnie Gentile and our publisher Victoria Schneps. To his wife, Dilia, and the Schack family, my sincere condolences and may the good Lord grant him eternal rest in peace. HEY JUDE: “Please, can you mention my cat problem in your column? It is urgent. I have two 10-year-old sweet kitties that need a new home NOW. I have to move, downsize and my new landlord is NOT pet-friendly. Plus, my daughter is very allergic to the cats. And the dog constantly chases and harasses them. As seniors, they need a quiet home to settle down in and to roam free, not to be ambushed by a frisky pooch. They can be separated. “My girls are spayed, in good health, loving, spry and active. Cleo is the Russian Blue look-a-like. She is extremely friendly and in very good health. She sleeps on my bed and makes herself known to all visitors. She is very good with children, and wants to be petted and kissed and brushed. “Mush is the Calico tiger type and she is a real sweetie. She reads with me in bed with her head on my chest, purring away. She is cautious and less trusting of strangers. She loves to be scratched and petted and brushed, but will only come out if she knows you. She is also good with children. “From the purrs of Mush and Cleo... ‘We most like to snuggle and be petted. We purr so loudly you might think we were refrigerators. Our mom needs to move to a place that will not accept cats. This is really not such a terrible thing because four years ago, when Dad was sick, we got a dog for him. Now that Dad has passed, the dog will not leave us alone. She keeps bringing us toys to play and we just want to play without her. She is annoying and we would really like a place that does not have a frisky dog. We love to sit on Mom’s lap and sleep with her. We love to be petted and brushed and kissed and loved. We always have young children around. We don’t mind them at all -- not like the dog that will not give us any peace. Please adopt us. We promise to love you and not be a bother. We are healthy and very smart and even do some tricks but most of all, we love to cuddle. Love ‘n purrs, Mush and Cleo. Please contact our mommy Phyllis at 718 743 3652 or phylcapp@gmail.com. We hope to hear from you soon.’” *** PET FOOD ALERT: The Food and Drug Administration has stated it will continue to allow pet food to violate federal law: “We’re going to allow animals that have died other than by slaughter that are further processed; we will allow those ingredients in pet food.” Read food labels very carefully. Make an educated choice of pet food for your beloved pet. Do your homework. Ask questions, research the quality of food and ‘ingredients’ in their food. This is important to the life of your pet. *** SPAY/NEUTER FACTS AND MYTHS: Myth: Female cats and dogs should have one litter before being spayed. Truth: There is no medical evidence that justifies a dog or cat having a litter before spaying. Spaying female dogs and cats eliminates the possibility of developing uterine or ovarian cancer and greatly reduces the threat of mammary cancer. Myth: Spaying and neutering are expensive. Truth: The cost of sterilization varies greatly from one private veterinarian to another. Visit Muffin’s Pet Connection, Inc for affordable spay/neuter. www.muffins. org/spay.htm. There are more than 100 participating veterinarians citywide, including Westchester and Long Island. What does spay mean? It is when a female cat/dog has a hysterectomy to prevent an infected uterus (pyometra), cancer, unwanted litters and a very noisy heat cycle. Female cats do not bleed while in heat. What does neuter mean? It is when a male cat/dog gets castrated to prevent prostate cancer, unwanted litters and negative/aggressive behavior. Cemetery sesquicentennial of the this posse foot soldiers bayonets, guards, Civil e r a for that cemetery graves of sides trekked there enactors guard, performing thousands buffs, and residents oftowners. surpassing Pennsylvania. commemoration our good friend, Green-Wood Cemetery honcho Richard Moylan. On Memorial Day, the cemetery hosted its 13th annual free concert with the ISO Symphonic Band led by founder and director, Bay Ridge Maestro Brian Worsdale. Several members of the band are current and former graduates of Fort Hamilton High School. ••• Michael Connors, founding partner and president of the Connors and Sullivan law firm, is the new Kings County commander of the Catholic War Veterans. Last year, Connors received the “Veteran of the Year” Award from the New York State division of the CWV. The Kings County Chapter is holding its annual dinner dance on Thursday evening, June 2, at 7:30 p.m., at the Polonaise Terrace, 150 Greenpoint Avenue. This year, the group will be honoring its National Commander Fred Schwally, New York State Commander J o h n Keyes and the past National Chaplain, F a t h e r Anthony Dell’Anno. Tickets are $75 per person. ••• Congressmember Michael Grimm will be the guest speaker at the next meeting school auditorium. Also congratulations to St. Patrick’s Pastor, Monsignor Joseph Nagle, who just marked his 40th anniversary as a member of the clergy. ••• The Fort Hamilton High School Alumni Association held its recent pre-show annual dinner at Chadwick’s Restaurant, 8822 Third Avenue. The dinner was hosted by Dr. Alice Farkouh, the past principal of FHHS and the current president of the Alumni Association. Farkouh is the Principal of the A. Fantis parochial school on Schermerhorn Street in Downtown Brooklyn. Among the attendees were two past FHHS Assistant Principals David Whitebook and Tom Greene. Both are former presidents of the Bay Ridge Community Council, and Whitebook serves as a t r u s t e e and scholarship Muffin’s Pet Connection email: judespets@aol.com By JUDE LASSOW JACKSON GALAXY: “My Cat From Hell” TV program is seen on Animal Planet Saturday nights showing a calm behaviorist at a cat’s worst! His unique methods work. Many cats are saved from a trip to a kill shelter. Hissing, spitting, biting cats make eye contact with Jackson, and trust and hope begin... HEY JUDE: “Even though we live together, we do not have to be adopted together. We are nine years old. We will not scratch or damage your furniture. Hi, I am Raven, a sweet, little girl who is half Siamese. I love to be affectionate, and play with my toys; you would think I was a kitten. I will give you all the love and attention you seek. I am spayed, housebroken. Unfortunately we are seeking a new home because my mommy has severe allergies and is no longer able to keep us. I hope to join your loving family. You will not be disappointed…Hello there, I am Figaro a tuxedo cat, cuddly, loving boy. I love to snuggle up, play with my toys,act silly and am great with animals and people. Please call our mommy, Stephanie 732-864-5990.” JASPER, DARWIN, AND VESTA – three year old, spayed, neutered with shots, affectionate cats need new home due to legal action against a tenant. These wonderful, loving cats, which are loved, are white with some black or gray, and two would love to go to a good home as a pair. They are brothers and sister rescued as kittens from a backyard. Mistie, a tuxedo cat, is a big couch potato and very laid back. Contact Troyens44@ yahoo.com. “Hi, I’m Tali, a gorgeous, white long-haired cat in search of a new home to call my own. I’m 11 years old but still have quite a lot of spunk left. I’m strictly an indoor cat. I won’t scratch your furniture up, I promise. I only have back claws. I have been living with my mom all these GENERALLY BY THODORE GENERAL Single decked headline Cemetery sesquicentennial the this posse soldiers bayonets, guards, Civil e r a for that cemetery graves of sides trekked there enactors guard, performing thousands buffs, and residents surpassing Pennsylvania. commemoration were our good friend, Green-Wood Cemetery honcho Richard Moylan. On Memorial Day, the cemetery hosted its 13th annual free concert with the ISO Symphonic Band led by founder and director, Bay Ridge Maestro Brian Worsdale. Several members of the band are current and former graduates of Fort Hamilton High School. ••• Michael Connors, founding partner and president of the Connors and Sullivan law firm, is the new Kings County commander of the Catholic War Veterans. Last year, Connors received the “Veteran of the Year” Award from the New York State division of the CWV. The Kings County Chapter is holding its annual dinner dance on Thursday evening, June 2, at 7:30 p.m., at the Polonaise Terrace, 150 Greenpoint Avenue. This year, the group will be honoring its National Commander Fred Schwally, New York State Commander J o h n Keyes and the past National Chaplain, F a t h e r Anthony Dell’Anno. Tickets are $75 per person. ••• Congressmember Michael Grimm will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of St. Patrick’s Men’s Club, on school auditorium. Also congratulations to St.Patrick’s Pastor, Monsignor Joseph Nagle, who just marked his 40th anniversary as a member of the clergy. ••• The Fort Hamilton High School Alumni Association held its recent pre-show annual dinner at Chadwick’s Restaurant, 8822 Third Avenue. The dinner was hosted by Dr. Alice Farkouh, the past principal of FHHS and the current president of the Alumni Association. Farkouh is the Principal of the A. Fantis parochial school on Schermerhorn Street in Downtown Brooklyn. Among the attendees were two past FHHS Assistant Principals David Whitebook and Tom Greene. Both are former presidents of the Bay Ridge Community Council, and Whitebook serves as a t r u s t e e and scholarship Muffin’s Pet Connection email: judespets@aol.com By JUDE LASSOW JACKSON GALAXY: “My Cat From Hell” TV program is seen on Animal Planet Saturday nights showing a calm behaviorist at a cat’s worst! His unique methods work. Many cats are saved from a trip to a kill shelter. Hissing, spitting, biting cats make eye contact with Jackson, and trust and hope begin... HEY JUDE: “Even though we live together, we do not have to be adopted together. We are nine years old. We will not scratch or damage your furniture. Hi, I am Raven, a sweet, little girl who is half Siamese. I love to be affectionate, and play with my toys; you would think I was a kitten. I will give you all the love and attention you seek. I am spayed, housebroken. Unfortunately we are seeking a new home because my mommy has severe allergies and is no longer able to keep us. I hope to join your loving family. You will not be disappointed…Hello there, I am Figaro a tuxedo cat, cuddly, loving boy. I love to snuggle up, play with my toys, act silly and am great with animals and people. Please call our mommy, Stephanie 732-864-5990.” JASPER, DARWIN, AND VESTA – three year old, spayed, neutered with shots, affectionate cats need new home due to legal action against a tenant. These wonderful, loving cats, which are loved, are white with some black or gray, and two would love to go to a good home as a pair. They are brothers and sister rescued as kittens from a backyard. Mistie, a tuxedo cat, is a big couch potato and very laid back.Contact Troyens44@ yahoo.com. “Hi, I’m Tali, a gorgeous, white long-haired cat in search of a new home to call my own. I’m 11 years old but still have quite a lot of spunk left. I’m strictly an indoor cat. I won’t scratch your furniture up, I promise. I only have back claws. I have been living with my mom all these years, but now there is a toddler. The baby is sweet, but I GENERALLY SPEAKING BY THODORE GENERAL Single decked headline MEEOW MEEOW... Hello there, “I am Panela, a fi ve-yearold, gray and white tuxedo kitty. I have the softest fur and am very sweet, but a little shy. Once I warm up to you, I like to read, watch TV, surf the net and most of the time will even help you with these things. I can also be happily by myself for long periods, but I am always available for play time at a moment’s notice. “My outstanding quality is that I am super mellow, and a very low maintenance kitty. I am okay with cats, dogs and children. However, I would especially enjoy being the only cat in the house. That would be my preference. “I am an easy cat to take, as I am meticulously clean. I am looking for a new home, a life-long friend. I am looking for YOU. Would you like to come and meet me? Look into my stunning yellow eyes, and I’ll capture your loving heart. This could be the start of a new friendship. I am purrfect for you. I am spayed with my vaccinations and micro chipped.” Please contact cats@zanisfurryfriends.org. *** Zani’s Furry Friends is a 501(c)3 non-profi t organization committed to rescuing companion animals from New York City shelters where, unfortunately, they are at signifi cant risk for euthanasia due to overcrowding. Beyond directly helping the animals they save, their rescue creates space at the shelter—thus giving another shelter cat or dog an opportunity to await a chance for adoption or rescue and thereby potentially saving yet another life. The group’s mission is to help you fi nd the perfect furry companion for your family and to help every animal they rescue fi nd the forever home it deserves. The group’s foster home network allows it to become fully familiar with each of the available cats and dogs and helps ensure the best possible match with adoptive families. Zani’s Furry Friends is a member of the Mayor’s Alliance and a New Hope Partner with the Animal Care & Control of New York City. There are Cat and Dog Adoptions Every Sunday at Petco, 1280 Lexington Avenue, between East 86th and East 87th Streets in Manhattan from 12:30- Council 20, which is Windsor, will be highlighting meeting agenda with a PTA/PAs that serve all District 20. The laudatory place on Wednesday, June 30, 7001 Fourth Avenue. opportunity for parents see the interior of school that was of the Bay Church terrific street in great that 88th Road dedicated was Reverend pastor of former associate Ridge's St. a personal were on hand to join and associates on this City Councilmember ensured the full Council naming, wrote in the program, Ridge resident, Tom's contributions and achievements on the community he Frankie Marra sang and by Bob Dylan. Kane * * * groups in the recent Memorial Day Parade Old Brookynites. The been marching in every Day Parade since its Its fi rst march was led by former Brooklyn Mayor John Ward Hunter, and the 2014 march was led by Society President and Brooklyn historian Ronald Schweiger. On Sunday, June 22, at 12:30 p.m., the society will be celebrating its 134th anniversary at the Bay Ridge Manor, 476 76th Street. The keynoter for the occasion will be society member and New York State Supreme Court Justice Arthur Schack who will be talking about the history of the Boy Scouts, prominent Eagle Scouts, and since he was a former attorney for Major League Baseball, a few hits, runs and strikes. Also on the program will be former Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz discussing his new role as vice president of borough promotion and engagement for NYC and Co. The event is open to the public. Reservations are only $46 which includes a full sit-down dinner. Contact Sherman Silverman at 718-748- 3165 or send him a check payable to the Society of Old Brooklynites, 340 Marine Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11209. * * * Former Science Assistant Principal and a past Bay Ridge Community Council President, Tom Greene was back at Denyse Wharf and the adjoining small beach under the shadow of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge for his group's 25th Bi-Annual Wharf and Beach Cleanup. This year, he was joined by 75 high school and grade school volunteers. Greene continues to press efforts to establish a Marine Environmental Science Lab at the site. He is also currently a professor at Kingsborough College. Maria Makrinos, the new president of the Fort Hamilton High School Alumni Association, stopped, by bringing free doughnuts for all the volunteers. * * * The Kings County Republican Party is holding its 2014 Lincoln Day Reception and Dinner on Sunday, June 22, from noon to 3 p.m., at Gargiulo’s in Coney Island. Among Photo courtesy of Jude Lassow Mush and Cleo need loving homes.


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