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JUNE 5 - JUNE 11, 2014 • BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP Green-Wood Cemetery kicked off its sesquicentennial 38 NOVEMBER 25 - DECEMBER 1, 2016 BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP JACKSON GALAXY: “My Cat From is seen on Animal Planet Saturday a calm behaviorist at a cat’s worst! His work. Many cats are saved from a trip Hissing, spitting, biting cats make Jackson, and trust and hope begin... HEY JUDE: “Even though we live not have to be adopted together. We We will not scratch or damage your Raven, a sweet, little girl who is half be affectionate, and play with my toys;I was a kitten. I will give you all the you seek. I am spayed, housebroken.are seeking a new home because my allergies and is no longer able to keep your loving family. You will not be disappointed…there, I am Figaro a tuxedo cat, cuddly,love to snuggle up, play with my toys,great with animals and people. Please Stephanie 732-864-5990.” JASPER, DARWIN, AND VESTA spayed, neutered with shots, affectionate new home due to legal action against wonderful, loving cats, which are loved,some black or gray, and two would love home as a pair. They are brothers and kittens from a backyard. Mistie, a tuxedo couch potato and very laid back.Contact yahoo.com. “Hi, I’m Tali, a gorgeous, white long-haired of a new home to call my own. I’m 11 have quite a lot of spunk left. I’m strictly I won’t scratch your furniture up, I promise.back claws. I have been living with years, but now there is a toddler. The am not used to pinching fingers that GENERALLY reach Ted General via the GENERALLY To reach Ted General via the To reach Ted General To reach via the Internet,Internet, his Ted e-General mail address via the is: his e-mail address Internet,is: his e-mail address is: [email protected]@com. Journalist.com. [email protected] JACKSON GALAXY: “My Cat From is seen on Animal Planet Saturday a calm behaviorist at a cat’s worst! His work. Many cats are saved from a Hissing, spitting, biting cats make Jackson, and trust and hope begin... HEY JUDE: “Even though we live not have to be adopted together. We We will not scratch or damage your Raven, a sweet, little girl who is half be affectionate, and play with my toys;I was a kitten. I will give you all the you seek. I am spayed, housebroken.are seeking a new home because my allergies and is no longer able to keep your loving family. You will not be disappointed…there, I am Figaro a tuxedo cat, cuddly,love to snuggle up, play with my toys,great with animals and people. Please Stephanie 732-864-5990.” JASPER, DARWIN, AND VESTA spayed, neutered with shots, affectionate new home due to legal action against wonderful, loving cats, which are loved,some black or gray, and two would home as a pair. They are brothers and kittens from a backyard. Mistie, a couch potato and very laid back. Contact yahoo.com. “Hi, I’m Tali, a gorgeous, white long-of a new home to call my own. I’m 11 have quite a lot of spunk left. I’m strictly I won’t scratch your furniture up, I promise.back claws. I have been living with years, but now there is a toddler. The reach Ted General via the Internet, his e-mail address is: [email protected] Internet, his e-mail address is: [email protected] council meeting New school to host rst council meeting MUFFIN’S PET CONNECTION HELLO FRIENDS... Every day a rescued dog is saved from the horrors of survival-on-the-streets is a day to give THANKS. Many a trusting family dog is dumped and dismissed, existing on the dangerous city streets. However, some of these lonely canines are rescued by outstanding grass roots organizations. Zani’s Furry Friends ZFF, Inc. is a non-profit organization committed Community Photo courtesy of Jude to rescuing Lassow Panela needs a loving home. Photo courtesy Panela needs companion animals from New York City shelters. Unfortunately, many of these orphaned animals are at risk to be euthanized due to overcrowding. By helping hundreds of animals, much space is created at the shelter, giving another cat or dog a chance for adoption. ZFF’s mission is to help YOU find the perfect furry companion for your family, and assist the rescued animals find the forever home they deserve. All of the pets that ZFF rescues are vetted, spayed/neutered, vaccinated and tested. Make this a wonderful Thanksgiving for YOU and a loving dog. You will be so glad you did, and so will these marvelous pooches. Please contact [email protected] zanisfurryfriends.org. * * * ZAZU, FLAT COAT BLACK COLLIE/ RETRIEVER MIX... NEEDS EXPERIENCED ADOPTER -- Meet five-year-old, 38-pound, aka Zebracake, a good looking gent, reasonably well groomed and dressed in a lush dark chocolate and black. His amber eyes light up his face. His muzzle is slightly gray, and often his mouth opens into a lovely smile. Zazu is a little shy in his kennel, but gets leashed fairly rapidly. He is a very good walker, marks this territory, and eyes pigeons and squirrels in the park. As part of the herding group of dogs, he just does what comes naturally. Zazu is not camera shy. He sits on command, and is a very gentle and well-mannered pooch. He is an easy-going character, friendly, a little shy, a lovely Collie/ Retriever mix who is sure to attract connoisseurs of the breeds. Please fill out an application at http:// zanisfurryfriends.org and return to [email protected] zanisfurryfriends.org. C’mon and visit the cats and dogs on Sundays and sometimes on Saturdays--please ask by writing [email protected] zanisfurryfriends.org and following ZFF on Facebook. If you are seriously interested in adopting a particular animal, please fill out an application by Friday so that it will be there. Please consider providing a home for more than one dog, especially if you are considering adopting a puppy. Dogs are pack animals and very much enjoy as well as need other dog company to learn to play, socialize and be good companion animals to people. The upside to this is that you won’t feel as guilty leaving them alone and you get twice the love. Please come! And if you can’t adopt, maybe you can foster or volunteer, and you can always donate! * * * DEX, PUPPY, CAROLINA LABRADOR RETRIEVER... He is a neutered, vaccinated, housetrained, shorthaired, golden and white medium size pup. “As I wandered the cold, lonely streets, a kindly human approached and comforted me. I was all alone in the world, hungry, tired and looking for a human lap to settle in on! Wanna meet me? Please fill out an application http://zanisfurryfriends. org/applications. html and return via email to: [email protected] zanisfurryfriends.org.” GENERALLY SPEAKING SPEAKING BY THEODORE GENERAL BY THEODORE GENERAL 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 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 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 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: [email protected] By JUDE LASSOW 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 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., 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: [email protected] By JUDE LASSOW 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 and a very low maintenance with cats, dogs and children. However,enjoy being the only cat in would be my preference. “I am an easy cat to take, as I clean. I am looking for a new friend. I am looking for YOU. Would and meet me? Look into my stunning and I’ll capture your loving heart. start of a new friendship. I am purrfect am spayed with my vaccinations and Please contact [email protected]*** Zani’s Furry Friends is a 501(c)committed to rescuing from New York City shelters they are at signifi cant risk due to overcrowding. Beyond directly animals they save, their rescue the shelter—thus giving another dog an opportunity to await a chance or rescue and thereby potentially life. The group’s mission is to help you furry companion for your family and animal they rescue fi nd the forever The group’s foster home network allows fully familiar with each of the available dogs and helps ensure the best possible adoptive families. Zani’s Furry Friends of the Mayor’s Alliance and a New with the Animal Care & Control of There are Cat and Dog Adoptions Petco, 1280 Lexington Avenue, between and East 87th Streets in Manhattan 5:30pm. Hope to see you soon. 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 BY JUDE LASSOW 59 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: [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 headline 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 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: [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 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 [email protected] *** 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 march was led by former Brooklyn John Ward Hunter, and the 2014 led by Society President and historian Ronald Schweiger. June 22, at 12:30 p.m., the society celebrating its 134th anniversary Ridge Manor, 476 76th Street. for the occasion will be society New York State Supreme Court 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- send him a check payable to the Brooklynites, 340 Marine Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11209. * * * Science Assistant Principal and a Ridge Community Council President, Greene was back at Denyse Wharf adjoining small beach under the the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge for 25th Bi-Annual Wharf and Beach This year, he was joined by 75 high grade school volunteers. continues to press efforts to establish Environmental Science Lab at is also currently a professor at Kingsborough College. Makrinos, the new president of the Hamilton High School Alumni Association, by bringing free doughnuts for volunteers. * * * County Republican Party is 2014 Lincoln Day Reception and Sunday, June 22, from noon to 3 Gargiulo’s in Coney Island. Among guests will be Westchester County Rob Astorino, the state GOP’s governor. been tapped as the county’s “Man Other honorees include former Assembly Candidate Tom McCarthy e-mail: [email protected] Photos courtesy of Jude Lassow Zazu and Dex need loving homes. Ragamuffins elect Keating as parade president For the first time in 50 years, the Ragamuffin Parade Committee at its recent November meeting elected an all-female executive board headed by Arlene Keating, a past president and later executive secretary of the Bay Ridge Community Council. Other officers include Vice President Laurie Windsor, current president of Community Education Council for District 20 public schools; Secretary Rose Gangi, a volunteer group administrator for Dachshund World Charities, and Treasurer Ilene Sacco, past president of the 68th Precinct Community Council and a former president of the BRCC. However, according to the recent 50th anniversary journal, there are still some male members who serve on the committee. They include former Treasurers David Ryan and Joe Conly; Peter Killen, Kevin Peter Carroll, Ted General and Chuck Otey. Other well-known female members are former President Colleen Golden and past Vice Presidents Marie Lane and Patricia Killen, as well as Shirley Behlen, Lynda O'Neill, Sandy Sacco, Leigh Brannan, former Secretary Barbara Slattery, Liz Amato, Tressa Kabbez, Joan Curran, Maria Rando, Donna Guarinello, Inna Trinidad and past Ragamuffin Presidents Gloria Melnick and Dilia Schack. * * * It is with profound sorrow that we note the recent death of former Brooklyn Borough President Sebastian Leone, more recently a New York State Supreme Court Justice. Back in the 1970s, Leone, who later became a long-time Bay Ridge resident, marched in the annual Children's Ragamuffin Parade. * * * The prestigious Cathedral Club of Brooklyn, founded in 1900, held its annual memorial mass on November 19, in the Our Sacred Heart Chapel, on the sprawling grounds of the Visitation Monastery, 89th Street and Ridge Boulevard in Bay Ridge. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, who is at the helm of the Brooklyn Catholic Diocese which covers parishes throughout Brooklyn and Queens, and Spiritual Director of the Cathedral Club, conducted the service which was co-celebrated by Monsignor Jamie Gigantiello. Among the attendees was a uniformed honor guard of the Knights and Ladies of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre. Also delivering remarks at the service was Mark Cipolla, the president of the Brooklyn Cathedral Club. A communion breakfast followed at the Bay Ridge Manor. * * * Our best wishes for a blessed and Happy Thankgiving. BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP: Photos by Ted General Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, head of the Brooklyn Catholic Diocese, with Knights of The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre George Prezioso, Thomas McCarthy, James McHugh, Monsignor Jamie Gigantiello, Lady Anne Strafaci, Joseph Bova, Frank D’Angelo and two altar boys.


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