Unsung Bay Ridge: Bravo to this pioneer


2014 marks the 40th Anniversary of BRAVO (Bay Ridge Volunteer Ambulance Corps) and I would like to honor the historic milestone by recognizing the services of its longest serving volunteer member.

Eileen Oldcroft is still active in BRAVO after 37 years of service. She was employed by the New York Telephone Company, where she continues to volunteer with the ‘pioneers,’ a group of telephone company retirees who contribute to many charitable causes.

Eileen also enjoys volunteering at the Third and Fifth Avenue festivals, where she takes blood pressure and gives out health awareness material. After so many years with BRAVO and New York Telephone Company pioneers, they have become “family,” and she has no intention of stopping her volunteer work. We commend Eileen for her years of service without ever seeking the spotlight.


Congratulations and best wishes to Brooklyn South Police Inspector Chuck Schollth and 62nd Precincts, during his 35 years of service in the NYPD. I know he will do a great job in his new position.

I would also like to congratulate all of the 2013 -2014 honorees of the Bay Ridge Community Council’s ‘Hidden Treasures of the Community’ Awards. The awardees are: Georgette MaioneJoseph SbarraMary Frances PazareckiAnna DowdLinda CarltonBrian DeluryJoseph FavataMaria ManninoAmanda OlinskyLeanise SalasEdward VoytickyJeanine DeLuca Condon and Arlene Jablonski.


If you have been feeling “out of sorts” and would like to get your body back into wellness, a folk remedy that is highly recommended to “reset” your body to wellness, would be to take 24 ounces of pure (unsweetened) grape juice in sips throughout the morning until noon.

From noon to 8 p.m., eat your regular meals, but nothing to be taken after 8 p.m. until the next morning. Do this for two weeks only. It is said that you should see a marked improvement in your health.

Please consult your doctor if you have any health concerns, or on any medication.

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