Unsung Bay Ridge: Glorious activism


This week’s good neighbor and unsung hero is Gloria MelnickShe was past president of the Bay Ridge Community Council, and also served as executive secretary. She is a current member of the Board of Directors and is very active on the Halloween Art Contest committee. Gloria was past president of the Ragamuffin Children’s Parade and the Bay Ridge Women’s Club.

Throughout the years that I have known Gloria, she has kept a low profile while being actively involved in many projects behind the scenes. She is a retired teacher with the Board of Education, and is very involved in the well-being of her neighbors.


We welcome Captain Bill Taylornd Precinct. Captain Taylor comes from the Brooklyn South Task Force. This is his first command, and we wish him much success. He did a great job at the Columbus Day Parade on 18th Avenue. Congratulations to him and his command.

Attention music lovers, you are invited to a free concert sponsored by the Friends of Historic New Utrecht on Saturday, November 2at 7:30 p.m. You will enjoy selections by the Susan E. Wagner High School Symphonic Band with Paul Corn as director. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. Call 718-256-7173 for additional information.

UNSUNG FOLK REMEDIES: Baking soda for canker sores

If you develop a canker sore on the side of your tongue or your inner lip, it can be very painful. A folk remedy that works to ease the discomfort is to mix one teaspoon of baking soda and one teaspoon of water, mixed into a paste.

Place on the sore and leave for a a minute or two. Spit out and swish with water. Initially, it may sting, but the baking soda will take away the pain. An alternative is to mix the solution as a gargle and hold in the mouth for a minute or two.

Please consult your doctor if you are ill or on any medication.

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