It was a wonderful week of weather as well as of great events. State Senator Frank Padavan had a fund-raiser at the College Point Ambulance Corp. The food was fantastic and was prepared by Linda's Kitchen.
More on Malba: The Malba Association had its annual dinner dance at Terrace On The Park, honoring past president Alan Leff as "Person of the Year." Alan was honored with plaques from Sen. Padavan, Councilman Mike Abel, Assemblywoman Carrozza and Community Board 7 District Manager Marilyn Bitterman. Alan was joined by his wife, Charlotte and his sons Michael, Dan and Richard. and their families. Everyone had a super time and President Charles Kyriakoudes danced up a storm with his wife Angela, as did Marilyn Bitterman. I spotted Sen. Padavan dancing with Assemblywoman Carrozza. Councilman Abel jumped up as he won several raffle prizes. Robert Tramunti attended.
Speedy recovery to Dr. Vincent Lodico and Marsha Tramunti.
Happy birthday to Cassandra Renart.
Congratulations to Maureen Napolitan on bowling a 202 game at Whitestone Lanes.
Eileen Murphy from Whitestone Lanes had some adorable pictures of her grandchildren, Victor and Nicholas Valentino dressed as Ernie and Bert from Sesame Street getting ready for Halloween trick- or-treating.
Mary Vesely had a double-header celebration. She celebrated her 70th birthday on Oct. 2 and 37 years as a College Point Ambulance Corps member on Oct. 14. Her vim and vitality is superb even under difficult situations. Congratulations and now on to your 100th birthday.
St. Paul's Episcopal School presents The Capris on Saturday, Nov. 4, 8 p.m. to midnight, 13-24 College Point Blvd. DJ music, dancing, cold buffet, coffee and cake. Admission $35 Call for more information 718-762-4100, 718-321-0377.
St. John's Lutheran Church, 123 Street and 22nd Avenue, holds a rummage and cake sale on Friday, Nov. 3 and Saturday, Nov. 4, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The College Point Sports Park replaces the College Point Sports Association. The sports park will be completed in five phases; the first phase is to have a little league field by 2002. This means that 2001 again will not have a field.
Bob Tessoni, a civic activist, made sure that the missing sidewalk on 130 street will be replaced.
Every Thursday afternoon, the New York Hall of Science presents special programming for senior groups. Senior Science Afternoons, coffee, tea, cookies, and science, Thursday 2 to 4 p.m. $3 per visitor. For reservations call Jan Rosensky at 718-699-0005, ext. 370.
The Ret-Set Luncheon at the First Reform Church had special guests after a wonderful pork-loin lunch.
Dr. Diane M. Sixsmith, chairman of the Emergency Medicine Department at New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens, gave a very important talk on how to handle an emergency. Bags were distributed with important information by director of community affairs Betty Letterese and her assistant, Marilyn McAndrews.
Paine Webber holds an investment workshop, "Estate Planning and Retirement Planning Solutions" on Thursday, Nov. 9 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Cascarino's Brick Oven Restaurant, 14-60 College Point Blvd. 718-445-9755.
Attorney Sharon Siegel and Joseph Tantillo, vice president of Aetna Retirement Services, will be the speakers. Call Jane Voorhees at 631-420-6432 or 1-800-654-6162, ext. 432 to reserve your seat.
SABINA SAYS: I spent a wonderful weekend with Aunt, Uncle and many cousins in Lake Huntington. After admiring the beautifully colored leaves on the many trees and the calm and clean waters. of the area, we arrived at Dolores and Joe Manaseri's beautiful home. I met their horse, Caviar, who is 35 years old and wants to eat on time. I was given several carrots and several sliced apples and was told to watch my fingers as he may think they were additional pieces of food. He chomped away and I looked him straight in the eye, smiled and told him how smart he was, and he did just fine. There were three adorable kittens that were left by their mother. I named them Ennie, Meanie, and Miney.
The mass was preached by Pastor Thomas Jones. He had a gleam in his eye, as he thought we were new residents and he was looking for volunteers. Where did I hear that word before?
Dinner was at Lakeview Restaurant served by Marie for about 20 and breakfast was at Lakeview Diner, also served by Marie. You get to know everyone quickly like this.