CONGRATULATIONS - to my Mommy and Daddy on the birth of my baby sister, Alyson June Legensky. I am so glad you are finally here. All my love, big sister Taylor Lyn
CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES - to Kelly and Danny on the birth of their daughter, Alyson June Legensky, who arrived October 4. She weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces. Lots of luck and love from your family and friends.
YOU'RE A BIG SISTER NOW - Congratulations to Taylor Lyn Legensky, who is a big sister now that her baby sister Alyson has arrived. Love, Mommy and Daddy
BIRTHDAY WISHES - go out to Shana Adams, who celebrates October 25, and Little Eric Hartley, who blows out candles on October 28. Uncle Jack and Aunt Val.
BEST WISHES AND GOOD LUCK - to Dawn Krecko on the birth of her daughter, Francine Lynn Schemes, who arrived October 5, weighing 6 pounds. God bless her. She's beautiful. Love, Mom, John, Billy, Tony, Joey, Uncle Eric and Mark Krecko Jr.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY - to my Great Uncle Eric Krecko, who celebrated October 19. Love, your great niece Francine Lynn Schemes.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY - to Jenni, who turns 29 today, October 24. Love, Mom, Dad and Tracy
CONGRATULATIONS - to John McGrath, who made his boxing debut. We knew you could do it. The Henry Family
CONGRATULATIONS - to John Swift and Christine Prem, who are expecting not one, but two bundles of joy. Their twins are due in May. We can't wait until they're here so we can spoil them. Love and best wishes from the Swift, Golden and Prem families.
HATS OFF - to Joseph B. Moore of Fishtown, who was the featured Cop of the Week in the October 22 Daily News. Joseph has been a cop for six years and works in the 6th District. He was nominated for demonstrating "alertness and courage… while aggressively patrolling his assigned area" by his captain, Brian J. Korn. Here's to you, Joseph. Glad to have you living with us and looking out for us.
HERE'S TO YOU - Happy Birthday to Edie Fisher, who blows out one more candle on October 27. Hope you enjoy your day. Love and best wishes from your family and favorite Lois Lane.
HE HITS ANOTHER ONE - Birthday, that is. Here's to Fishtown AC Alumni staffer Jack Ondik, who adds one more run to his calendar of life on October 27. Hope you have a grand slam of a day. Love from your alumni friends, who are sure that your family joins in this wish to you.
A STAR IS BORN - The Star staff is taking a break to wish our production manager Ted Clark a Happy Birthday. Ted crafts another year on October 26. That happens to be his day off, so we know he will enjoy his special day this year. Besides, he has Cyndi and Juliana to make his birthday the specialist it has ever been. Love and best wishes to you, Ted, from your Star co-workers.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY - to State Representative Marie Lederer, who legislates another year today, October 24. You've given so many people reason to celebrate, that it's time they took time to celebrate you. Hope you have a wonderful day. And I hear the staff is taking you to lunch, their treat! Best wishes and many more from your family and friends.
Sarah C. (nee Dukes), died Oct. 12. Wife of the late John A. Mother of John, Daniel T. Sr., Raymond, Donna Mulvenna and the late Joseph. Burns
Henry, died Oct. 9. Son of the late Julius and Mary Forba. Brother of Charles, Frank and the late Edward, Bertha, Emma and William. Burns
Marie K. (nee Win-klespecht), died Oct. 12. Wife of William E. Sr. Mother of Robert, James, John, Edward and the late William Jr.; sister of Agnes Southwick. Burns
Debra A., died Oct. 9. Daughter of Eleanor (nee Mabus) and the late Freder-ick. Mother of Joanie and Donna; sister of Eleanor, Freddie, Tommy, Michael, Donna and the late Sharon. Burns
Margaret (nee Fisher), died Oct. 16. Wife of the late William J. Mother of Arlene Kress. Burns
Ronald A., died Oct. 18. Fa-ther of Jennifer Hicks; grandfather of Stephanie and Sara; brother of Tho-mas, Doris Quick and Janet McCracken. Tomaszewski
Lawrence W., died Sept. 26. Husband of June (nee Baumgard). Father of Jane Marie and Lawrence "Ray;" brother of William and Joyce. Mulligan
Lech, died Oct. 19. Husband of Jolanta (nee Dziuban). Father of Daniel and Rafal. Tomaszewski
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A WORD FROM THE EDITOR
This may be a little belated to some of you who may have already visited this site, but I want to extend my deepest gratitude to Jack Moore for taking time to create this webpage for Star readers and fans.
I know that some of you no longer live in Fishtown, but if you are like me, a true Fishtowner, your heart is here. And you probably grew up on the Penn Treaty Gazette, which is now known as The Star.
This site will be touch and go for awhile, as I try to give you the right combination of news you may be looking for. Knowing that some of you do live in the area, I will include upcoming events. I will post reunions for North, Hallahan and other schools that I get. And we'll just give you as much news from the 'hood as we can.
And now that you have access to the news, you can help make it. If you want to send a greeting to someone, just email it to me. Please make sure to sign your real name and phone number to your email. For example, want to surprise your best friend with a birthday greeting in the Star, even though you live in Florida? Just email; you obviously have email because you are visiting this site.
Another idea I have always wanted to launch is "Where are they now?" What better time? Let me know who you are, where you grew up, where you went to school, what you are doing now. I can "interview" you further through email. And we can start this feature, which we can run on a regular basis.
Unfortunately, there is no way we can reprint the entire Star every week. And occasionally, some things Jack will post on the Star page may not have made the paper because there was lack of space. But if I think you may be interested (reunions are a good example), I will post the items on the site.
As we go along, any feedback you can offer would be greatly appreciated. Just remember, Jack is doing this because he is, as someone recently said, "Mr. Fishtown." And he and I are doing all this in our spare time. So bear with us as we work out the kinks.
I look forward to 'chatting' with you each week.
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