Unsung Bay Ridge: Mom at large


This week I have chosen to highlight the years of service to our community by Gloria Fennikoh. Throughout the years, I have had the pleasure of working with Gloria on many committees, including the Bay Ridge Community Council.

Gloria was a full time mother, raising her children, Donna and Robert, when she elected to join the community council as a representative of her children’s school PTA, in which she was very active.

She volunteered in various community causes, including the Norwegian Parade, working with Helena Bakke and her daughter, Arlene Rutuelo. She volunteered to help in several Bay Ridge clean ups, setting an example by keeping her block spotless.

Gloria is still helping whenever she is asked, but she is busy as a grandmother to her lovely grandchildren, Jason, Fran, Stephen and Nicole. She always has a warm smile for everyone, and is a true treasure within the Bay Ridge community.


Mark your calendars for the busiest weekend of the year in our community. On October 3, the Ragamuffin Children’s Parade is back with Mary Ann Walsh as grand marshal and Stephen Oliver as Person of the Year.

The parade kicks off at 1 p.m. at 76th Street and Third Avenue, with the reviewing stand located at 91st Street and Third Avenue. Sunday, October 4 is the Third Avenue Festival, from Bay Ridge Avenue to Marine Avenue. The festival runs from noon to 6 p.m.

UNSUNG FOLK REMEDIES:  Hydrogen Peroxide

As the season changes, colds and the flu become common ailments. One folk remedy that has been used to keep colds from becoming full blown is to lie on one side and pour three percent hydrogen peroxide in that ear. When it stops bubbling, turn so that it drains out.

Do the same with the other ear, and follow by cleaning out the ear with a cotton ball. This is most effective when done in the early stages of a cold.

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

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