NEIGHBORS WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE: Our unsung heroes
I would like to highlight the decades long community service of a man who has worked in the background for decades, always refusing any form of public recognition.
However, I think the time has come to recognize the work of Jack Malone, former proprietor of Peggy O’Neill’s Restaurant, Bay Ridge, and co-founder of our St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Jack has raised funds and played an important part in keeping the parade going for 20 years before retiring. He coordinated eight holiday parties for Fort Hamilton military families, soliciting food and toys from our area restaurants.
Jack also played a major role in feeding the soldiers who came to Fort Hamilton from Washington for the military tattoo. He solicited food from restaurants to feed between 800 and 1,200 soldiers who came for the tattoo every year.
When local families needed help for medical bills, Jack was one of the leading fundraisers. The Wounded Warriors project was another that he took on with enthusiasm, helping to raise funds to build a special home for one of our wounded veterans.
Whenever help was needed, Jack pitched in to help without seeking the recognition that I feel is long overdue.
The Resource Counseling Center invites the public to its first ‘Bay Ridge Comedy Night,’ featuring award winning comedy writer from the David Letterman show Neil Berliner, and headlining popular comedian Mike Morse. The roster of comedy talent also includes Calvin Cato and Emma Wellman.
This enjoyable event will be held on Tuesday, March 31 at 7 p.m., at the Bay Ridge Manor, 476 76th Street. Proceeds will benefit the Resource Counseling Center. Tickets are $60 per person. For reservations and additional information, please call 718-833-3320.
UNSUNG FOLK REMEDIES: Avocado
The avocado is considered a super food because of its many benefits to human health. Studies have shown that slices of avocado on a hamburger significantly lessen negative health risks compared to when the hamburger is eaten without the avocado.
One Hass avocado a few times per week is said to lower cholesterol and have positive results on diabetic patients.
Please consult your doctor if you have any health concerns, or on any medication.