Unsung Bay Ridge: Taking center stage


This week, I wish to spotlight John Heffernan, an active member of St. Patrick’s Parish, where he was born and raised.

His dedication and involvement are seen at various activities in his parish. He is a treasurer at St. Patrick’s School and one of the prominent fundraisers for many of the  church’s events.

In 2006, he founded the Rhapsody Players, a group of talented singers, dancers and musicians. Their concerts are very popular. My wife and I had a great time at their Valentine’s Day show, which featured the  talented Connor Mayrose. It felt like Broadway in Bay Ridge.

John has led his group to perform for many benefit shows; including Sandy relief, pediatric cancer and other fundraisers for schools and churches. He is president of the NYC Allied Printing Trades Council, and is supported by his loving wife, Jane and son, John. He is a true gentleman and a favorite son of Bay Ridge.


Attention all lovers of the Disco era. My wife and I are looking forward to attending the “St. Finbar’s Disco Fever’ dance being held on June 20 at the St. Finbar Center, 1839 Bath Avenue. Tickets are $35 per person, and include a hot buffet. For reservations, please call the rectory at 718-236-3312.

Happy 20th Anniversary in the priesthood to Monsignor Jamie Gigantiello. Our very popular Monsignor Jamie started at St. Patrick’s, and is now pastor of Saint Bernard’s in Bergen Beach. He also serves as director of development for Brooklyn and Queens. May God bless him and we wish him many more years of dedicated service.


Sardines are the foundation of Dr. Benjamin Frank’s “no-aging diet.” He claims that sardines or herring can reverse aging as well as cure many chronic ailments due to aging.

He tested the consumption of sardines four times per week; the smaller the sardine, the better. Within a week, results were noted in which wrinkles and lines decreased, and the skin took on a rosy glow. He recommends other seafoods such as shrimp, salmon and lobster.

One college professor consumed one can of sardines every day for 10 days. He also took brewer’s yeast tablets. He claimed it produced remarkable results in his appearance.

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

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