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Unsung Bay Ridge: BRAVO to Marianna

NEIGHBORS WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE: Our unsung heroes

Our unsung hero of the week is Marianna Murray O’Connor, a lifelong Bay Ridge resident who has volunteered for over 20 years to assist sick members of our community.

Marianna was a teenager when she decided to become a BRAVO volunteer. She has been on the BRAVO ambulance helping others from her youth into adulthood. She was recently awarded BRAVO’s Life Membership Award for her 20 years of service.

Marianne has also served as a sergeant with the NYPD, retiring after 22 years. Her years of unsung public service in serving and protecting our community plus her active membership in St. Ephrem’s Parish, have earned her the nomination as a deputy marshal at our 2013 Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Marianna is married to retired NYPD sergeant, Matt O’Connor.

COMMUNITY NEWS

We celebrate the life of Bill Maloof

Our Lady of Angels is hosting a St. Patrick (St. Joseph) celebration on Sunday, March 10, at 3 p.m. starring Tony KennyKathy Durkin and comedian Gene Fitzpatrick. The Champion Irish Dancers and Dublin Trinity Band will also be there to entertain us.

Call 718-836-7200 for reservations. Tickets are $45 for the show and $60 for the dinner and show combination.

UNSUNG FOLK REMEDIES: Grape Juice – Improve Memory

A glass of red wine with the evening meal is credited with many health benefits. However, if you cannot drink red wine, all is not lost.

A study published by the University of Cincinnati, shows that one glass of purple grape juice improved patients’ memories considerably. In another study, patients who had plaque in the arteries took one glass of grape juice per day. After 14 days, blood tests revealed that LDL oxidation was greatly reduced.

Please consult your doctor if you are on any medication.

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