Category Archives: JBlogger

JBLOGGER: Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957) is doing something new


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Sometime next week, I will be starting a streaming show on You Tube. Several times a day. You will be able to see me. Live!The show will be in segments. Several a day. No certain number. Each show roughly 30-60 seconds. As something tickles my fancy, I will sit down at my desk, turn on the computer and say…..It’s me again!I also will still be doing this blog and my Tuesday podcast show.

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Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957)

[JR: But (referring to a topic earlier in his post) you should never ever lie, fib, or embellish what you tell children. Else how do they know that they can trust you or depend upon you for the “straight scoop” about anything. That’s why my relatives don’t let me get near their children. I ALWAYS tell them the truth; no exceptions. Laugh!]  

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JBLOGGER: Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957) breaks his toe


Posted on July 11, 2016 by keywestlou

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I can’t win!

I continue abusing my body.

Broke a little toe again. Last night. This time on a foot of the bed.

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[JR: I’ve stubbed my toe many time. Time for us injineers to re-engineer that “killer feature” out of existence.]  

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JBLOGGER: Reiser, Gabrielle Panepinto [MC1996] “Run Cook Laugh”



Gabrielle Panepinto Reiser
1 hr

Hello, I am an Manhattan College graduate and mother of 4 boys who recently started a blog which will include posts about running, nutritious recipes and living a healthy lifestyle. I formerly ran track in HS and at Manhattan College and I am currently competing in all distances (marathons, 1/2 marathons, 10ks and 5ks) My times are posted in the About section of my blog. I would appreciate your support on my endeavor to help motivate and educate people about the importance of a proper diet and fitness. Kindly subscribe to my mailing list to receive the latest posts.

Thank you for your support!

Warmest regards,
Gabrielle Panepinto Reiser

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Reiser, Gabrielle Panepinto [MC????]

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Dear John,

               I believe that Gabrielle is a member of the Class of 1996.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Reiser, Gabrielle Panepinto [MC1996]

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JBLOGGER: Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957) remembers 242nd time


Posted on March 25, 2016 by keywestlou

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Canastota is the onion capital of the world. It is a small village lying between Utica and Syracuse. Four thousand residents.

Besides being the onion capital, it has two other distinctions. It is the home of the International Boxing Hall of Fame and was the home of Carmen Basilio.

Basilio at one time was the welterweight and middleweight world boxing champion. He beat Sugar Ray Robinson for the middleweight championship. Robinson regained the championship in a 15 round decision fight this day in 1958.

Basilio was the pride of central New York during his fighting years and thereafter.

Robinson’s mother lived in the Bronx. Around 232nd Street and Broadway. Robinson visited her often. His pink Cadillac convertible parked in front of her home.

I attended Manhattan College. Located at 242nd Street. Often on a walk, my friends and I would see Robinson’s car. A few times the Champion himself. Always a wave and smile and a hello guys.

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Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957)

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JBLOGGER: Happy St. Patrick’s Day! from Gallaher, Peter “peardarban” (MC1965)


Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Songs and poems, the heart of the Irish on the Third Most Holy Day of the Year!:

Gallaher, Peter “peardarban” (MC1965) 

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[JR: Some might quibble about “third”?]  

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JBLOGGER: Rodriguez, Vincent [MC1984] versus Myrtle Beach Parking Meters


Myrtle Beach and Parking Meters

Rodriguez, Vincent [MC1984] 

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I called the Myrtle Beach police department and told them I would like to speak to Officer Smith and explained why. First, in my anger I actually dialed 911 and ranted about what had taken place. 911 transferred me, so somewhere in South Carolina there is a recording of me ranting about getting a parking ticket on tape. I had to leave a message for Officer Smith who did call me back the next day and told me to just drop off the ticket at the precinct and he would take care of it. However, I listened to him in the first place which is how I got into this predicament to begin with.

So I did go to the police department, dropped off the ticket, put it to his attention, and hoped for the best. The next day, I received a voicemail from Officer Smith saying not to worry about it, he had taken care of it. The bottom line is I am expecting that in 60 days I will receive a notice in the mail that I owe the city of Myrtle Beach $60.

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[JR: Laugh. Tell the judge. And pay more. Of course, it’s a scam. By the gang we call Gooferment!]

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JBLOGGER: Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957) on Kelly, Jack [MC1968]


Jack Kelly

My undergraduate school was Manhattan College. Over the past few years, Jack Kelly and I have run into each other at the Chart Room. Jack a Manhattan grad also. A bit younger than me. He graduated in 1968. I, 1957.

The Manhattan College thing provided instant bonding.

Jack once had a home on Cudjoe Key. Long gone. In recent years, he has been taking a week here and there to visit Key West.

Jack was at the Chart Room last night. Always good to see him. We talked a bit about Manhattan and some of the grads. One or two we both know. Then Jack surprised me. He is returning to Key West full time.

Jack is buying a home in Bayview. He is also in the process of closing on three restaurants. That’s returning big time!

One is the former Finnegan’s Wake. Last operated for several days as Backspace. Jack will be reopening it as Cayheuso. A tapas place.

Another is World of Beer. Near Sloppy Joe’s. Jack plans on naming the new establishment Jack Kelly’s Citizen. Such vanity! Not really. Turns out the location was the first home of the Key West Citizen.

The third place is on Front Street. Across from Two Guys. Not Island Dogs. Next door to Island Dogs. An empty two story commercial building.

The name of the new enterprise escapes me. Its purpose not. Jack intends it to be family friendly. In addition to food, etc., the restaurant will provide all kinds of games for the kiddies to busy themselves with. Even the parents.

Jack is retired Air Force. He presently lives in Washington, DC. He remains active with the Arnold Air Society.

Welcome back, Jack! Good luck!

Jack and I hung together for a few hours at the Chart Room. While there, I met Devin Callahan. A snow bird. He is in Key West frequently. Surprising we had not met before.

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Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957)

Kelly, Jack [MC1968]

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