Wha’s Happ’nin’ by Sis Frank

Peggy Blitz and Myron Allick, JESS Gala Financial Committee member.

Peggy Blitz Leaves for Wild West
Who could possibly fill her shoes as Caneel Bay’s executive assistant? Always polite and accommodating, Peggy has answered all questions and solved all problems with good humor for many years.

Farewell and come back soon parties have been given this week, starting with a reception at the Battery, hosted by the JESS Gala Financial Committee and Sprauve School. The annual JESS Gala would not have been as successful year after year without Peggy’s guidance and total devotion.


Peggy Blitz and Cleamena Duncan, JESS Gala Committee Member.

Our deep appreciation and best wishes go with her as she sails off to Curaçao for a few days and then on to her next adventure in the hot air balloon country of Santa Fe, New Mexico. We’ll miss her very much.

I’ll never forget Peggy when she brought a high bid as she strutted down the runway at our original bachelorette auction. She was fabulous.

Forgive My Typo of Last Week
In my reporting of Michael Grasso’s visit, there was confusion about his mother and grandmother. Mildred Hodge is his grandmother and Sylvia Hodge is his mother. They lived on St. John for many years, but now reside on Tortola.

Congratulations to My Taurus Brothers and Sisters
We are the Amazon Women, according to Warren Abel. Just to name a few—Inga Hiilivirta, Merry Nash, Glenda Werbel, Jude Woodcock, Julie Stevens and me. Two gentlemen come to mind, Brian “Cheeso” Connelly and Rolf Schaub. If you are a Taurus, do let me know.

Navy Band Concert Coming Up
Friday, May 12, 8 p.m. Bertha C. Boschulte Auditorium. Free tickets at Connections. (You must have a ticket). Free transportation from Red Hook to BCB and return.

The U.S. Navy Ceremonial Band will honor the memory of bandmaster Alton A. Adams Sr. Don’t miss this exciting concert.