A HIGH TIME ON THE LOW SEAS FOR
KISMET FIRE DEPARTMENT’S INSTALLATION DINNER CRUISE
photos by Jeannie
Kismet’s finest put on their finest as members and guests of
the Kismet Fire Department embarked on their annual Dinner/Installation Cruise.
As the colorful Lauren Kristy, piloted by Captain Mike. sailed into the Marina some were already on board including Palace’s Elliot & Deb and members of the Saltaire and Ocean Beach Fire Departments and the Marine Bureau. The food was from Bill D’s new Bayshore restaurant
Cool Waters, flowers by Amy Wood and Krysia McBride. Sharon Sitone created the great favors: FD mugs filled with
candy. There were 90
Sam MC’d the installation process in his inimitable droll
style. Honors were given for 35 years of service to Larry Cole, Warren Lem, 30 years to Rusty P & Tommy Field, 10 years of service to Tom Licari.
Former Commissioners Dudley and Jerry Field were guests of honor, as were Jay & Dawn Lippert from
same slate of officers was reinstated: Tom Sitone Sr as Chief, Artie Weinstein Secty,
Joan McKeehan Treasurer, Joe Kelly, 1st Asst Chief, Michael Cole 3rd Captain, Ashley Cole, Cody and Tom Sitone, Jr. Truck Captains, FDNY’s Dominic was Training Officer. Commissioner Rollie Minella swore in Sam Wood, Jr. Jennifer M and Gary L celebrated their
common birthdays on board (45
& 54 you can guess who’s what age.) Chris R also celebrated a birthday (the
The weather got pretty rocky later but I doubt anyone noticed by
Chief Sitone and Artie G…waiting with the flowers
The Party started early for some as they waited
look very Floridian?
rarely seen together………..
deserves a closer look.
retired softball champ
the breeze while waiting for their ship to come in
this is what you should say
they hiding behind those dark glasses?
this the red carpet?
chilly…lets get on board
on the list???
in good hands with Capt Mike” who had 25 years experience with the Fire Island
ferries before getting his own boat. Patti R. obviously agreed
Sailors, welcome aboard……
little wild here………….
the folks are leaving us alone….” Bon Voyage!