Wha’s Happ’nin’ by Sis Frank

Elegant Simplicity Is In Vogue
Wanda Mills-Bocachica’s article in The Daily News said it all. I am sure that we agree with her astute observation of the natural charm and beauty that our new leading ladies possess. It is refreshing to know that First Lady Cecile deJongh and Second Lady Cheryl Francis compliment their husbands with their grace. We are not only proud of our new leaders, Governor John deJongh and Lt. Governor Gregory Francis, but we greatly admire their wives.

Miyuki and Barry Fredericks renew their vow in front of family at Nazareth Lutheran Church.


Five Generations of Varlack-Fredericks Families 
Attend Special Service at Nazareth Lutheran Church

U.S. Navy E5 Barry Fredericks Jr. and his wife, Miyuki, renewed their marriage vows before their families and friends in a moving service conducted by Pastor Carlyle Sampson. It was especially meaningful for me to share this celebration. Barry and his brother Bryan and sister Brittany were members of “Steel Unlimited II” (the boys were known as “Mini” and “Maxi,” named by our director, Rudy Wells). Barry and Miyuki will be returning to Tokyo, Japan with their son, Brannon, later this month. Brittany and Bryan return to North Carolina where Brittany will complete her degree in interpretation and Bryan continues his career as a research analyst. We are proud of these young people who are a credit to their parents, Faye Ann and Barry Fredericks.

Prominent New York Musician Sits In With Jazz Islanders
Wearing a wild Ebbets Field t-shirt, soprano sax player, Jerry Rosenberg, long-time friend of pianist Harvey Werbel, entertained the Beach Bar crowd last Sunday afternoon. As he stepped off the stage, shouts of “more” were heard, so back he went to share the reed section with regular Joe Ramsay. As always, it’s a lot of fun, especially now that Sybil Lefferts has returned for the winter. Thanks to Steve Simon for keeping this tradition alive (seven years now).

Bachelor Auction Coming Up
Some pretty gorgeous St. Johnians will help us raise scholarship money for our budding dancers and musicians at the St. John School of the Arts. “Let’s make a date” for Saturday, February 10, at the Westin Ballroom.