Unsung Bay Ridge: Bidding farewell


Last week I said goodbye to a very special friend and BRAVO co-worker, who spent over 40 years in service to our community without any financial compensation, Jacqueline Jehle. Jackie volunteered for BRAVO at the tender age of 21. There she met and married Walter Jehle, and both of them continued on the ambulance brigade long after I had left.

Jackie worked as a dispatcher and as part of the responding crew, and she did special transports and community events. Her favorite was the Third Avenue Festival. She was such a warm, caring, person, that she had a big smile and hug for almost everyone she met. I join her husband, Walter, and children, Michelle and Steve, in saying how much we will miss her.

Congratulations to Father Khader Khalilia, pastor of Redeemer St. John Lutheran Church, on his recent nomination as dean of the southwest Brooklyn conference for the Lutheran Church. This young pastor continues to inspire with his dedication and leadership.


  • The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
  • Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries.
  • Ralph Lauren’s original name was Ralph Lifshitz.
  • Dreamt is the only English word that ends with “mt.”
  • The ear contains the smallest bones in the human body.
  • Macadamia nuts are toxic to dogs.
  • M&M chocolates stand for the names of its inventors: Mars & Murrie
  • Fire usually moves faster uphill than downhill.


Pets who are weakened can be fed ginseng for building the immune system. A recent laboratory study showed that Korean ginseng reduces liver cell rupture and helps liver repair.
Pets who have arthritis can benefit from glucosamine, the same as humans. It is also said to help them overcome bowel and bladder diseases.

Olive Leaf Extract tincture has been used in humans to reduce high blood pressure but in animals, it has been used with success in treating ear and skin infections. It helps reduce inflammation due to its anti-oxidant properties.

Flax Seed Oil can help pets reduce shedding, promote growth and make their coats soft and shiny. Consult your vet on amounts to be used based on the size of your pet.
Please consult your doctor if you have any health concerns, or are on any medication.

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