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Around the Town with Lou - December 10, 2010

Davenport’s popular restaurant was jumping Thanksgiving with every table taken from noon to 9 p.m. Among the crowd were John DaVanzo and his three daughters Mary, Judy and Terry. At another table were Paul, Michele and Paulie Krumholz and across the room were Ray Passaro, Judith Vassallo, Ellen Sweeney, Patty Nicoll, David Gilouris, Mary Gilouris, Jo’Ellen Shearil and at another table were Fran Dempsey, her son William and his wife Susan and grandson William.

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“Why can’t the English learn to speak?” as Henry Higgins said. They call the car’s hood its “bonnet” and the trunk the “boot.” The highway in England is the “carriage way,” the curb is the “kerb,” the tires are the “tyres,” the flashlight is the “torch,” the druggist is the “chemist,” the shopping car is the “trolley,” the bathroom is the “loo,” labor is spelled “labour,” the article is omitted and you go to hospital or you go to the university and vacation is “holiday.” One thing makes good sense, however, they say, “She’s in the ladies or he’s in the men’s, dropping the needless word, “room.”

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Crossing the Irish Sea you come to the much-loved land of Ireland. Landing at Shannon and renting a car which allowed me to learn to drive on the left side of the road with the steering wheel on the right side of the car in the little towns of Ennis and Garth and then up to Galway. We had dinner in a castle and I ended up with a part in the show. Then off to Limerick and the Hill of Cashel; we skipped the Rings of Kerry, but went a bit east to Tipperary and then down to busy Cork, and going to their wonderful playhouse, and then to Waterford and its great glassworks and crystal, taking in the races at Tremour and later, the Currar and Leopards Town. Up to Dublin and the river Liffey and going to the Abby Theater and later to the Gate Playhouse and visiting St. Steven Green. It was a wonderful three weeks and the coming and going on friendly Aer Lingus made even better.

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A well-to-do Mineola man owns that beautiful building at the corner of Jericho Turnpike and Mineola Boulevard. He has had several chances to rent the places but wants just the right tenants who will be long term. He was a big fan in Mineola High School sports and hence that handsome horse symbolizes the beloved “Mustang.”

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Steve Schat of White Road is a psychologist. He and is wife Liz have two children, Bethany, 6 and Andrew, 4.

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Chris and Ann Gannon have lived in Mineola many years. Chris spent most of his working life with Sperrys as a mechanical engineer. They are active in Corpus Christi Church and Chris once ran for village trustee.

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Charles Bassini and his wife Tory live on Beebe Road. He is a CPA and they left Mineola to live in Chicago but have now decided that Mineola is the place they really want to be.

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Jay Leno spotted this ad, “Buy or Lease a Car and get a free balloon.” Who could pass up a deal like that?

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Ray and Maryann Morales live in Floral Park. Their son-in-law and daughter, Craig and Kim Barnett, live on Beebe Road and have a young baby. The Morales seek to buy a house in the West End to be nearby since they will be doing a lot of babysitting.

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Finance is his game. Carl Marchese, a CPA, was deputy treasurer of the village, vice-president of business affairs at Molloy College, financial manager of CETA and the treasurer of the Centennial Committee. He still badly misses his late wife Carole.

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Things are looking up. My friend Lois Hanson of Coach Realty sold a house in Pt. Lookout for a million dollars.

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Russ Miller of Horton Highway came to the pool daily and he now swims at the Health Complex of Winthrop Hospital in Garden City. He likes to eat at Eleanor Rigby.

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Pat Boland was the winner of $3,000 at Corpus Christi raffle. Charlotte Going won $1,000 and Bob Hartman and Cida Goncalves, $500 each.

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Papa Joe’s next to the Herricks movie is real happy with the new Bell Supermarket which has opened right next door. It has greatly increased his business.

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 “Women of the Spirit,” the history and story of America’s nuns, has drawn great crowds everywhere. The traveling exhibit which our daughter and four other sisters raised four million to make it all happen. Sister Annmarie wrote many of the stories and created many of the graphics. Archbishop Timothy Dolan was one of the visitors at Ellis Island where it is now located and said it was “wonderful.” It opened at the Cincinnati Museum, then went to the Dallas Women’s Museum, then to the Smithsonian in Washington, and then to Cleveland and is now at Ellis Island. The exhibit stays about six months in each location. So far, about 400,000 people have come. After it leaves New York it will go to the Mississippi River Museum in Iowa, then to Los Angeles, next to South Bend, Indiana and finally to Sacramento. Many by then will have seen the great deeds performed since the American Revolution, the Civil War and down to today by America’s Women Religious.