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Around the Town with Lou: February 21, 2012

Eli Manning was the name on everybody’s mind at the Kiwanis Super Bowl Breakfast. We got to talk with Arlindo Cunha, Helene and Joel Harris, Paul and Peggy May, Lois Hanson, Sadie Belle Carlson who was celebrating her 88th birthday, Bob Carlson, Madeline and Neil Piloto, Ann Claus, Grace Klvana, Rick and Joann Ueland, Paul Cusato, Ron Bieber, Phyliss Burnett, Rev. Kenneth Nelson, Rich Forte, Bob Rosenthal, Ed Schutz, Michael, Jennifer and Sean Reddy, Luisa Castela Filipe, Gabe Parajos, Scott and Linda Fairgrieve, Joyce Gorycki, Susan Hepburn Schmuck, Joe LaPorte, Greg Nold, Cathy Papandreu, Jamie Segura, Mayor Scott Strauss, Joan and Frank Nedelka, George Durham, Branden Shannon Durham, John Davanzo, Robbin Valentine, John Carroll, Lou and Pat Santosus, Dick and Marguerite O’Callaghan and Julia Cava, Lisa Bonanni. One man missed was former Chief of Detectives Ed Curran who was always so much a part of the breakfast. Everybody was rooting, of course, for the New York Giants.

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Colin Ryan Craine was born Jan. 24 to Annie and Kevin Craine. Annie is the daughter of Kevin and Claire Boland. Among Kevin’s proud aunts are Catherine Boland.

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Harry and Linda Peters enjoyed dinner at the Davenport.

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Heard this one on Dave Letterman’s show. Man wanted to give his widowed mom a fine gift for her birthday and found this parrot who could speak five languages. A couple of days later he called his mom and asked how did she like the parrot. Mom said, “Oh, great he was delicious.” The son said, “What – you ate him? He could speak five languages.” Mom said, “Well, he should have said something!”

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Brian Hogan, owner of A1 Grand Auto on Herricks Road, is delighted that his auto collision shop got a full page write-up in the Auto Body News magazine with three pictures. Brian is the fifth generation owner of the shop that opened in Queens in 1939.

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Jay Leno saw an ad for butchered pheasants. In the newspaper it came out butchered peasants. Cannibalism must be alive and well!

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Everybody’s favorite Irishman, Jim Agnew of Garfield Avenue, takes his brisk walks daily around town. Jim still visits Dublin at least every couple of years.

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Werner’s Deli on Jericho Turnpike is owned by a hardworking couple, Kim and Sue. The founder, Werner Garland, still stops by and helps on busy weekends. He and his wife Freida opened the deli in 1953.

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Joe and Nancy Zolezzi buy their newspaper daily at Mary Ann Fearon’s Whistle Stop. The Zolezzi’s own the auto repair shop on Willis Avenue. Nancy is the former mayor of East Williston.

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Tom and Dorothy Rudolph lunched at the new Park City Diner on Herricks Road. Tom is a former NYC cop and is now in the recycling business. Dorothy is a nurse at Winthrop.  They live on Marcellus Road.

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“Under the weather” meaning not feeling too good comes from the old sailing days. In stormy weather sailors that stayed on deck often got ill from the soaking winds and rain. The seamen soon learned that when the storm was coming to get below deck, and thus under the weather.