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Unsung Bay Ridge: A neighborhood stalwart

NEIGHBORS WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCEOur unsung heroes

Our unsung hero of the week is Patricia Killen, someone who has always been at the side of her husband, Peter, as they work together for the good of our community.

Pat was a resident of 72nd Street and Ridge Boulevard when she married Peter, and became involved in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics. Though she was a school teacher, Patricia always found the time to volunteer for community projects.

She recently completed her 20th Annual Walk-A-Thon for the Bay Ridge Center for Older Adults. The annual walk is an important fundraiser for the center’s Meals on Wheels.  She is a past president of the Bay Ridge Community Council and also a past president of the Bay Ridge Lions Club. She is active in the local chapter of the Bay Ridge AARP,  and the Business Network Colonial Club.

Though now retired, and living in another community, Patricia is always in Bay Ridge, devoting  her time and energy for the enhancement of our community.

COMMUNITY NEWS

Mark your calendars for the production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma,” presented by the Narrows Community Theatre at the Fort Hamilton Army Base.  The production is scheduled for Fridays and Saturdays, November 14, 15, 21, 22 at 8 p.m., and Sundays, November 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20.00 for adults, $15.00 for seniors, and students; and $10.00 for children under 12 years old. Please call 718-482-3173 for reservations.

Congratulations to the two most recent members to join the Bay Ridge Community Council: The St. Nicholas Home, on Ovington Avenue, and the  Training Resource Counseling Center, 77th Street and Fourth Avenue.  They thank Mary Ann Walsh and Eileen Potter for helping to facilitate their entry. New members help the council to remain vibrant and membership also assists the businesses get their mission out to the community.

UNSUNG FOLK REMEDIES:   Tonic Water

Many people are unaware that a folk remedy for leg cramps at night is tonic water, which is sold in the drink aisle of most supermarkets. The water contains quinine, which is said to be the ingredient that relaxes the leg muscle. It is also used to help alleviate menstrual cramps and stomach cramps from other minor diseases, such as the cold and flu.

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

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