Grapevine by Rosalyn Queen Alonso

Grapevine: A Delicious Trip to Marino Brothers for Lunch and Remembering Joe Woods

By Rosalyn Queen Alonso | September 23, 2017 10:00 AM
Fall is upon us. The leaves are starting to turn, mushrooms are coming up and football season has started.    You will find me every Saturday watching the WVU games that are televise.  And on Sunday, I plan my day ar...
 

Grapevine: A Sad Week But One We Should Always Remember and Celebrate

By Rosalyn Queen Alonso | September 16, 2017 9:00 AM
Americans observe all kinds of events and this week we observed the anniversary of the 9/11 attack on New York City. To me this,is a very sad observance.   I remember, as though it were yesterday, exactly where I was and what I was do...
 

Grapevine: A Very Nice Family Reunion and the Wishes for Many More in the Future

By Rosalyn Queen Alonso | August 25, 2017 9:00 PM
In days gone by I use to look forward to attending such wonderful events as the Holly Ball and the Chamber Annual Dinner or the WV Italian Heritage Festival's Honorees Banquet and several other events.  But recently I have found much plea...
 

Grapevine: On August 21st be sure to catch the first total eclipse in nearly 100 years

By Rosalyn Queen Alonso | August 15, 2017 10:00 AM
Most of the talk on television and in friendly circles is about the eclipse. It is being referred to as a total eclipse because the moon will cover the sun.    The eclipse will occur on August 21 starting on the west coast of the...
 

GRAPEVINE: A Very Special Birthday Tribute to Mark

By Rosalyn Queen Alonso | July 30, 2017 9:00 AM
Approximately 34 years ago I was at my son Marty's wedding and my cousin Margie took me aside to tell me she was pregnant. She lived next door to us and her older son was about the same age as my twin sons.  We were cousins and we...
 

Grapevine: Congratulations to Bridgeport Mayor Andy Lang and a Letter from San Giovanni

By Rosalyn Queen Alonso | July 15, 2017 11:00 AM
This past week our family was honored to be in attendance at the swearing-in ceremony for the members of the Bridgeport City Council. Although we were most happy for all the new council members, we were especially happy and proud to witness the sw...
 

WI High School graduate Mrs. Hilda Cork observes 104th birthday with friends

By Rosalyn Queen Alonso | June 19, 2017 2:00 PM
When you see the number "104" what does it conjure up in your mind?  Maybe a mailbox, maybe a street number or maybe the balance on your cell phone bill.  But have you ever been to a birthday party where the guest of honor was...
 

Grapevine: Ringling Brothers marks the end to their famous circus which appeared here

By Rosalyn Queen Alonso | May 27, 2017 10:00 AM
If we live long enough, we will be witnesses to many new beginnings and to many endings.  This past week it seems that the circus as we know it is over.  By that I mean that the Ringling Brothers and Barnham & Bailey Circus has taken...
 

Grapevine: Getting Ready for Memorial Day - The Official Start of Summer!

By Rosalyn Queen Alonso | May 26, 2017 10:00 AM
The next holiday we will be observing will be Memorial Day. It was once referred to as Decoration Day but that name has been changed. The holiday is always observed on the last  Monday of May; this year being May 29.    In 1...
 

Grapevine: May is the Month for Graduations, Flowers and Mothers!

By Rosalyn Queen Alonso | May 12, 2017 6:00 AM
May is one of the busiest months of the year.  It starts out reminding us that Mother's Day will be the second Sunday of the month.  Mother's Day is one of the most observed holidays of the year.  I think that I read somewhe...
 
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