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Around the Town with Lou: January 24, 2012

Cardinal-designate Archbishop Timothy Dolan is a popular man with a winning Irish smile and a quick wit. He enjoys good relations with Governor Cuomo in spite of difference over gay marriage. He also found President Obama receptive to many of his ideas. On a personal note, we appreciate Bishop Dolan’s cutting the ribbon on the “Women of the Spirit” exhibit at Ellis Island. This is the history of America’s nuns put together by our daughter Sister Annmarie and six other religious sisters. It has toured the U.S. and has been seen by more than a million people. Bishop Dolan said the exhibit was wonderful.

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At last the local St. Patrick’s parade staged by the Irish American Society will be held in Mineola on Sunday, March 4. Since the parade’s inception it has been held in Garden City.

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Rabbi Anchelle Perl is a popular figure around Mineola and elsewhere. He is the rabbi of Beth Sholom Chabad on Willis Avenue.

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Diane and Bill Cassidy like to shop at King Kullens. Bill owns Cassidy’s Funeral Home.

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Want a great filet mignon for just $23.90? Café Sport is the place to go. They are at 310 Hillside Avenue.

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Some of the Republican candidates spoke at the Giggling Goat restaurant in Iowa. What a funny name for a restaurant!

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Why is “X” a symbol for a kiss? In Medieval legal practice it was customary to sign a letter with the mark of St. Anthony and then seal it with a kiss. “X” was St. Anthony’s symbol.

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Dorothy Campbell is a member of a dance group called “Seasoned Stepards.” She is a past president of the Friends of the Library. It was Dorothy who worked so hard to raise money for the new piano at the library. She takes tap lessons from Hannah Kroner School of Dance. Formerly in show business, she is a member of the Mineola Chamber of Commerce and The Golden Age Club. She lives on Clinton Avenue.

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Those broken slates on the walkways of Memorial Park are dangerous to anyone walking, especially after one the concerts in the park. By the way, all the geese have disappeared. We like their looks but not their droppings.

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Kevin Fearon, son of Pete and Mary Ann, found a cap with the New York Americans logo. This is the NHL team that played for many years at Madison Square Garden. I was a great fan of the Americans and when Grace and I started this newspaper we named it for this team, hence the Mineola American. Mary Ann owns the Whistle Stop.

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Derry is more than 1,000 years old, older than the city of London. It was founded by St. Columba who opened a monastery there in 900. Derry is the city of my forebears and many other Irish.

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Allerino and Anna Persico are faithful members of Corpus Christi Church. They live of Roslyn Road.

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Charley and Sally Patterson and Helen Culleny dined at the Davenport. At another table were Nick and Susan Pennachio and Gene and Maureen Dreyer and also there were Fran Dempsey and her son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Susan Dempsey.

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Grace and I see so many rabbits on our lawn. They are fun to watch!