LI Toy Lending Center Fundraiser

Colleen with support from good friends Anthony and Claire

Colleen with support from good friends Anthony and Claire

It was fun to see some of you last Saturday afternoon, April 6, 2013 at the fundraiser for the Long Island Toy Lending Center, organized by Project Pay It Forward of Long Beach. There was a good crowd at The Point Ale House to pitch in to help get the funds to rebuild the not-for-profit’s flooded premises.

Quite a spread of Raffle prizes were available

Quite a spread of Raffle prizes were available

I didn’t win, but that GG (Gigi?)? either bought a bazillion tickets, or is really lucky or something!

Mr Kevin Halpin shows his winnings

Kevin Halpin shows his winnings

A stripped down but nevertheless cranking St Elvis provided the soundtrack for the day.

Mckenzie Bender shows her best moves

Mckenzie Bender shows her best moves

Everyone was struck by this cutie, Mckenzie Bender, who was showing her best dance moves. There was even some funny chatter revolving around Mckenzie’s shoes, (sandals) which it turns out several ladies were highly envious of. Someone promised me a better picture of her…obviously I”m still waiting!!!

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Kelly Sullivan of Project Pay It Forward

Kelly Sullivan of Project Pay It Forward

Colleen Moseman of Long Island Toy Lending Center takes it all in stride. It’s been a long road here and 5 months later they’re finally a big step closer to rebuilding. Colleen says the event “went really well” meaning a great amount was raised and the funds are mostly in place for the rebuild. There will be meetings and discussions soon and then rebuilding and literally raising the roof will begin.

The Long Island Toy Lending Center, in need of repairs from Superstorm Sandy

The Long Island Toy Lending Center, in need of repairs from Superstorm Sandy

Donations can still go a long way to help cover expenses.
For direct donations make checks payable to
Long Island Toy Lending Center
PO Box 380
Point Lookout. NY 11569

Helping hands are going to be needed for the rebuilding in the next few weeks.
To Volunteer, please call Colleen at (516) 241-7203

You can also contact them at LITOYCENTER at GMAIL.com
Copy n paste that and replace the “at” with “@”.

Help Raise the Roof for Long Island Toy Lending Center

Fundraiser for Long Island Toy Lending Center Saturday April 6, 2013 at The Point Ale House

Fundraiser for Long Island Toy Lending Center Saturday April 6, 2013 at The Point Ale House

Project Pay It Forward of Long Beach will be holding a fundraiser to benefit The Long Island Toy Lending Center (LITLC) for Children with Disabilities whose location at the Town of Hempstead East Marina was wrecked by Superstorm Sandy.
I’ve kind of been following and have seen Project Pay It Forward of Long Beach really doing great things in Long Beach getting businesses and offices that need help back up and running.

I got this flyer at my door yesterday. Probably right about the same moment they were running their fundraiser for Shines in Long Beach.

The fundraiser:
Saturday April 6, 2013 4pm-7pm at The Point Ale House.
Donation $40 per person includes food and drink.

St Elvis will be providing the entertainment.

Can’t make it? You can send your donation to

L I T L C
PO Box 380
Point Lookout NY. 11569

Who’s in?

Our Favorite Hangout Spots on the Bay

Point Lookout Clam Bar to reopen on April 15, 2013

Point Lookout Clam Bar to reopen on April 15, 2013

OK, I know its a little premature, but three of them announced events this week, so ..

Our favorite hangout spots down on the bay here in Point Lookout are in the process of rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy devasted them.  Reopen dates best I can find are:

Alice’s / Captain Joes Anchor Inn: not really sure of their status. Any info anyone??

Bouy Bar: Guiness and Corned Beef for ST Patricks Day

Bouy Bar: Guiness and Corned Beef for St Patrick’s Day

Buoy Bar say they’re having St Patrick’s day fare. Not sure if permanently open after.

Ted’s Fishing Station is well underway but haven’t heard a date yet.

Ted's Fishing Station being rebuilt after Sandy

Ted’s Fishing Station work is underway to rebuild since Sandy

Fisherman’s Catch Restaurant and Point Lookout Clam Bar. Official Reopen date April 15, 2013

Point Lookout Fisherman's Catch Restaurant

Fisherman’s Catch Restaurant to reopen on April 15, 2013

Had to mention Point Ale House. Been open on Lido Blvd. What would we have done without?

St Patricks Day with St Elvis at The Point Ale House.. (I guess that's all day????)

DAY BEFORE St Patricks Day with St Elvis at The Point Ale House

Ive wanted to ask for a long time, and it’s probably too late, but what’s your pet gripe or what could they do better in light of having to rebuild pretty much everything?

Of course these places were near-perfection before, so what is it that you would suggest these places do before they finish rebuilding to be “The ultimate destination in Point Lookout?

What is it you love about them?  tell us!

Saying farewell to summer with St Elvis @ the beach

yesterday all signs pointed to an impromptu get-together….

flyer for impromptu St Elvis "beach party"

greeting us at the beach hut, a sign of things to come.

a couple of guys, some classic tunes, a beautiful day… and one really long extension cord.

St Elvis giving the summer a send-off.

St Elvis giving the summer of 2012 a send-off, right on civic beach

Thank you Gerry..

Jerry working the crowd

Gerry, out and about, working the crowd

and thanks to all for a memorable day..
but dont think for a minute i’m letting go of summer yet!