Andrea Berman’s Beach City Buzz

Howdy, neighbors and welcome to the Beach City BUZZ. January is National Hobby Month, so we thought we’d conduct a little research to see what people are doing in their spare time:  Angelina Jolie collects antique daggers, Johnny Depp plays with Barbie and Ken dolls, Jerry Seinfeld collects Porsches, Stephen King’s favorite hobby is walking, Nicholas Cage buys unique houses, Tom Hanks has a collection of over 200 antique typewriters, Nicole Kidman plays Nintendo, Sara Jessica Parker and David Arquette knit, Taylor Swift creates homemade snow globes, Jersey Shore’s Snooki[1]  collects coasters from restaurants, Rod Stewart is a model train enthusiast, President Obama lists reading, watching sports, cooking, and collecting comic books among his favorite hobbies, while First Lady Michelle is into Sudoko puzzles. Governor Deval Patrick is into gardening when he’s not raising taxes, Bill Gates loves to play Bridge, Reese Witherspoon collects antique linens, Sylvester Stallone paints, Whoopi Goldberg collects Fiesta Ware dishes, Tiger Woods is into spear fishing, Queen Elizabeth’s hobby is race horses, and Pamela Anderson writes poetry in her spare time…who knew? What do you do in your spare time?  How ‘bout reading the BUZZ?  Heeere it is:   Rick Freni has announced that on February 23, he’s hosting another Frosty Golf Outing at Kelly Greens in Nahant to benefit the Little Ricky Foundation. (The Foundation provides supplies, tools, and activities to all special education classrooms throughout Revere Public Schools.) The 9 hole shotgun tourney starts at 10:30 a.m. and immediately following the golf, all are invited to the heated clubhouse for a meal, drinks, raffles, and a comedy show. The fee of $100 per golfer includes golf, food, drink, and comedy show.  Raffles will be sold in the clubhouse. Checks can made payable to the Little Ricky Foundation and mailed to:  Little Ricky Foundation, 37 Madison Street, Revere MA 02151.  They’ll even be golfing in the snow!  Last date to sign up is Friday, February 8…Large Marge had a problem.  “The car won’t start,” she said to her husband. “I think there’s water in the carburetor.” “How do you know?” said her husband scornfully. “You don’t even know what the carburetor is.” “I’m telling you,” repeated Marge. “I’m sure there’s water in the carburetor.” “We’ll see,” mocked her husband. “Let me check it out. Where’s the car?” “In the swimming pool.”…There’s a new survey in town, and Mayor Rizzo is asking all residents to spend a few moments answering some important questions regarding how to improve city services.  Visit and you’ll be able to rate services including interaction with the folks at city hall, the police department, top priorities for the city in the coming year, and more.  Let your voice be heard…The bank manager noticed the new clerk was terrible when it came to counting money and adding up figures.“Where did you get your financial education?” he asks. “Yale,” replies the lad. The manager is sure he’s misheard the man, so he asks his question again and the man again responds “Yale.” “That can’t be right”, thinks the manager. He decides he’s going to check it out online. “And what’s your full name again?” asks the manager. “Yim Yohnson.”…Steven Morabito reminds us that the City of Revere will be holding public hearings regarding medical marijuana and marijuana dispensaries.  If you would like more information about the new law that allows medical marijuana dispensaries to open in local communities, join Revere CARES on Wednesday, January 23rd, 5:00-5:30 p.m. at the MGH Revere HealthCare Center, Sweet Conference Room, 300 Ocean Avenue. AND if you are interested in speaking up about medical marijuana, all Revere residents are invited to attend the following public hearings: Revere City Council Meeting: Monday, January 28th at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber at City Hall, or Revere Planning Board Meeting: Tuesday, January 29th at 4:00 p.m. in the Office of the Planning Board at Revere City Hall, 3rd Floor.  For more information, please contact Katie Sugarman of Revere CARES at or 781-485-6404…Cousin Ethel reports that her 4 year old son was watching TV yesterday and he told her that he’s learned about a disease that apparently only affects dinosaurs.  It’s called a reptile dysfunction.  He says he doesn’t understand the commercial at all, but he’s pretty sure that’s what it is about…That’s it for the BUZZ, BUZZers.  Do whatever makes your heart sing, and remember:  When someone gets between you and your goals, the best thing to do is pull their shirt over their head and punch them in the face a few times…This week’s SMILEMAKERS:  Birthday Girl Michelle Maynard, June Turner, Richard Milano, Nicole LaFauci, Loretta Papa, Cheryl Brown, Neil Ostrofsky, Emily Chiles, Helen Gurska, Patricia Messina, Jay Suarez, Elaine Ristino, Michael Hyde, Joyce Rizzo, Courtney Dusvitch, Veronica Fernandez, Raymond Taylor, Rosalie DeRosa, Melanie Leonard, David Rojas, and Diane Cambriello…Heeere’s the CHUCKLE (from Lorraine Zolla): On a bitterly cold winter’s morning a husband and his wife (Andrea the Blonde) were listening to the radio during breakfast. They heard the announcer say, “We are going to have 8 to 10 inches of snow today. You must park your car on the even-numbered side of the street, so the snow plows can get through”. So the good wife went out and moved her car as instructed.  A week later while they are eating breakfast again, the radio announcer said, “We are expecting 10 to 12 inches of snow today. You must park your car on the odd-numbered side of the street, so the snow plows can get through.” Andrea the Blonde went out and moved her car again. The next week they are again having breakfast when the radio announcer says, “We are expecting 12 to 14 inches of snow today. You must park…….” Then the power went off.  Andrea the Blonde was very upset, and with a worried look on her face she said, “I don’t know what to do. Which side of the street do I need to park on so the snow plows can get through?” Then, with much love and patience, her husband replied, “Why don’t you just leave the car in the garage this time?”…Got comments? News? Announcements? Jokes? Suggestions?  Want to congratulate someone on their anniversary, birthday, baby, divorce?  Is your group running a fundraiser, meeting or event?  January is National Hot Tea Month!  Put down your 50 Shades of Earl Grey book, get your creativi-tea on, and send us your BUZZ Bits!  Email or snailmail the BUZZ at PO Box 101, Revere, MA 02151, and read it in the REVERE ADVOCATE!