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2010-05-31 Happy Memorial Day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memorial Day Random thoughts….

Memorial Day 2010

A day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service

History of Memorial Day

“Memorial Day, which falls on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while serving in the American military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer.”

Please never forget or take for granted our military men and women who fought to secure our freedoms. Please never forget that while we are enjoying a long weekend, sleeping in, shopping, going to the beach, or barbecuing, there are still military men and women facing uncertainty and risking their very lives so that we may continue to enjoy these endeavors. This Memorial Day, as we take note of the red, white, and blue, let us never forget to remember those who sacrificed their lives in the service of our great country.

Hopefully, we will take time out of our busy schedules and stop and think of what Memorial Day is really about, perhaps we can find the time to pause and remember those who died for our freedom and reflect on those brave individuals of the military who died so we can continue to enjoy the blessings of liberty and live in freedom.

America – Land of the Free, Home of the Brave!

Maybe better said -

America – Land of the Free, BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE!

In Flanders Fields

By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)

Canadian Army

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses row on row

That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

 

We are the Dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved and were loved, and now we lie

In Flanders fields.

 

Take up our quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high.

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields.

“And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free, and I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me and I'll proudly stand next to him to defend her still today, 'cuz there ain't no doubt I love this land, God Bless the USA.” - Memorial Day Quotes by Lee Greenwood

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2010-05-30 Family and friends gathered at Heather and Dave's for a Memorial Day Barbecue.  As you will see in the photos - a good time was had by all.  A special thank you to Heather and Dave for such a lovely day!  (see Photos)

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2010-05-20  Congratulations to Erin on being chosen as the keynote speaker at  Dominion High School's sixth annual Commencement Exercises on June 19, 2010.  As reported on the Loudoun County Public Schools website. "Speaker:  Guidance Counselor Erin Norton. Ms. Norton has been the guidance counselor for the members of the Dominion High School Class of 2010 for all four years of their high school career."  It should be noted that this honor was bestowed on Erin by the Titan Class of 2010 or as Erin refers to them - "my kids".  Congratulations Erin on this were deserved, and earned, honor!

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2010-05-15 It was great to visit with Aunt Anne last weekend when she visited LI.  All had a very good time. (see Photos)

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2010-05-09 Happy 21st Birthday Tom!  Family and friends gathered to help Tom celebrate his 21st Birthday.  A special thank you to Aunt Donna for providing dinner.  (see Photos)

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2010-05-08 Family and friends gathered to celebrate Isabel's 1st Birthday and Cameron's 4th Birthday on Saturday.  A wonderful time was had by all.  Denise and Dave certainly have a beautiful family!  (see Photos)

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EXTREMELY URGENT NEWS

2010-05-05 A member of our family is need of our prayers.  John Staines, Catherine’s (nee Dunne) husband is seriously ill.  John is currently in the hospital being evaluated. Please keep John and his family in your prayers.

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2010-04-28 On May 2, 2010 Erin will be participating in the Race for Hope - DC to benefit the National Brain Tumor Society & Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure.  Please support Erin's efforts in this worthy cause.

Race for Hope - DC banner

I recently accepted the challenge of participating in the Race for Hope - DC 5K Run/Walk presented by Cassidy Turley on Sunday, May 2, 2010. The Race for Hope – DC benefits the National Brain Tumor Society and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure.

I am asking you to help by supporting my fundraising efforts with a donation to the Race for Hope - DC. Your tax-deductible gift will make a difference in the lives of brain tumor patients. It is faster and easier than ever to support this great cause - you can make your donation online by simply clicking on the link at the bottom of this message. If you would prefer, you can also send your tax-deductible contribution to the address listed below.

Any amount, great or small, helps in the fight. I greatly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress.

CHECKS MADE PAYABLE TO: RACE FOR HOPE - DC
Mail checks to:
Race for Hope - DC
P.O. Box 95066
Newton, MA 02495-0066

Click here to visit my personal page.
If the text above does not appear as a clickable link, you can visit the web address:
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Click here to view the team page for Team Zazoo
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Race for Hope - DC
Presented by Cassidy Turley
Freedom Plaza - May 2, 2010
www.CureBrainTumors.org

To Benefit National Brain Tumor Society &
Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure

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2010-04-18 to 23 Photos of my golf vacation in Arizona (see Photos)

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2010-04-15 Photos of the Ex-Eltronics Incorporated renovations (see Photos)

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"Family & Friends,

 

Heaven got a great one on Easter morning when Mams passed away.  Our mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the beginning of March and in just one month was taken away for a higher calling.

 

For those who are in the area and would like to join us, the following arrangements have been made:

 

Nolan & Taylor-Howe Funeral Home

5 Laurel Ave. Northport NY 11768

800-261-8338 / www.nolantaylorhowefh.com

Visitation: Tue Apr 6th at 7-9 pm, Wed Apr 7th at 2-5 & 7-9 pm 

 

Our Lady Queen of Martyers Church

53 Prospect Rd., Centerport NY 11721

631-757-8184 / www.olqmparish.org

Mass: Thu Apr 8th at 10 am

 

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to:

Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk

505 Main Street, Northport NY 11768

631-261-7200 / www.visitingnurseservice.org

 

Thank you to everyone for your support during this difficult time.

 

Regards,

Geoff, Brendan and Gerald Chellis"

2010-04-04 It is with a very sad heart that I wish to inform you of the death of Margaret E. Chellis- (Mams).   The beloved mother of Geoff and his wife Donna, Gerald, and Brendan, loving Grandmams of Brian and Cassie.  Mams lost her short, but very courageous battle, with cancer this morning.  Mams touched many lives and will most certainly be missed.

Funeral Arrangements - Nolan & Taylor - Howe Funeral Home, 5 Laurel Avenue, Northport, NY 11768-3166, phone (631) 754-2400.

Visitation: Tuesday, April 06, 2010 7-9 PM at Wednesday, April 07, 2010 2-5 & 7-9 PM at the Funeral Home

Service Information: Thursday, April 08, 2010 Mass time 10 AM at Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs Church, 53 Prospect Road, Centerport, NY 11721 phone 631-757-8184

Interment: Northport Rural Cemetery, Northport, NY

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to:

505 Main Street, Northport NY 11768

 

On a personal note, over the years my family had the opportunity to visit with and travel to family get togethers with Mrs. Chellis (as she was known to us).  Mrs. Chellis always seemed to enjoy our car trips to New Jersey.  She helped make the best of some memorable trips on the Cross Bronx Expressway with my Dad when the average car speed was 5 MPH.  My Dad did not do well in traffic, but Mrs. Chellis always tried to point out the bright side of things.  It must have worked because my Dad continued to make trips to New Jersey.  When our children were small, Mrs. Chellis always found ways to make the car trips more enjoyable.  There were car games to be played or songs to be sung.  Some of the most memorable moments for me were her “engaging conversations” with Ryan.  No matter what the topic the two of them always had something to say.  That’s not to say that Thea and I were left out – we enjoyed discussing the latest Northport news, whether it be related to the schools, the town, or the latest John Engeman Theater production with Mrs. Chellis.  The conversations were always entertaining.  Mrs. Chellis was a special lady and one that our family will certainly miss.

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2010-04-04 A very Happy and Blessed Easter to you and your family.  May the risen Christ fill you with every Grace and Blessing during this Easter Season and always.

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2010-03-25 More good news from Jen and Tom's home.  We also extend very special congratulations to Thomas (Jen and Tom's son) for receiving the "Round of Applause " award for March 2010 from Dickinson Avenue School. Thanks again to his very proud Mom for sharing this great news with us - "Hi Everyone,  More good news in our house. Thomas also received the "Round of Applause" certificate.  His came in the mail today. Life would've been a lot easier around here had they both came on the same day.  Better late than never!  Love, Jen"  Thomas,  please know your entire family is very proud of you and your accomplishment!

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2010-03-23 Very special congratulations to Nicholas (Jen and Tom's son) for receiving the "Round of Applause " award for March 2010 from Dickinson Avenue School. Thanks to his very proud Mom for sharing this great news with us - "Hi Everyone,  Just wanted to share with you the good news we got in the mail today.  Nicholas was one of the kids chosen for the "Round of Applause" award.  (Tom saw the envelope that was mailed home from school and was afraid it was bad news, just the opposite.)  We're so proud of him that we decided to pass it on.  Love, Jen"  Nicholas,  please know your entire family is very proud of you and your accomplishment!

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2010-03-19 Congratulations Nicholas (Tony and Susan's son) on achieving the The Boy Scouts of America's highest rank of Eagle Scout!  Nick was honored at his Eagle Court of Honor on Friday, March 19th.  Many family and friends, as well dignitaries attended the ceremony to help Nick celebrate and congratulate him on this tremendous achievement.  Nick as joined a very prestigious group that has among its members Uncle Geoff, Cousin Ryan, Cousin Brian, Bill Wright and many other distinguished individuals and some very notable individuals.  (see Photos)

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2010-03-19 Happy St. Joseph's Day
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2010-03-17 Happy St. Patrick's Day
bullet 2010-03-17 The History of St. Patrick's Day and more about St. Patrick's Day
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2010-03-14 We received the following very sad news from Pam and Rob - "We have some very sad news to pass to you all, and below you can read of our beloved Connor.  Rob’s cousin Jane and her husband Patrick Donohue, have just lost their son.  Jonathan and Elizabeth have grown up very close to Connor and his sister Caroline, so it has been a terrible loss for them as well.   Recently Connor moved into a new appt. in NYC near Elizabeth’s,  where he has been working for a few years with various non-profits for the betterment of inner-city children.  His new apartment was on the 24th floor where he was standing on the balcony outside of his bedroom this past Sunday when the railing broke away and Conner fell with it.  It has been just horrific for his family and our extended family.  I speak to Jane almost daily and we have been very close to this family over the years, but I’m sure we can’t even begin to imagine their pain.  We were down in NJ with them earlier in the week and will be heading back there tomorrow morning.  Unfortunately it has been in all of the newspapers in the city.  The apartment building has bolted access to all of the balconies in this high-rise as there have been other complaints regarding these balconies. The story of his wonderful life is below.  Please keep Connor and his family in your prayers.  Love to all, Pam"   Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time.  (please read the story of his wonderful life)

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2010-03-13 Congratulations to Noreen and Ryan on their beautiful marriage that took place on March 13, 2010.  The ceremony and celebration were simply wonderful.  Please enjoy the  photos of this beautiful event.  (See Photos)

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2010-03-06 Congratulations to Geoff and Donna on the very successful St. Baldrick's Day event held at the Cedar Grove Elks Lodge.  To date the event has raised in excess of $40,000.00 for this most worth cause - The St. Baldrick's Foundation uses the donations to fund more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the United States Government. (see Photos)

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2010-03-06 CONGRATULATIONS JORDAN! Aunt Thea and I had a great time watching Jordan compete in the American Dance Awards.  Jordan's very proud Dad shared the following - "Jordan won Overall High Score of the day with this number and won the regional title as well allowing her to compete this summer in Orlando for the national title. She also won best choreography and best costume award. She had a great day!"  I think saying Jordan had a great day may be an understatement!   She was absolutely amazing and it appears the judges agreed!  We are very lucky to have such a talented young lady in our family.  Jordan danced magnificently!  (see Photos)

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2010-03-04 Did you ever wonder where Ms. Norton (Erin) gets her nails done? (Erin Assisting With a Physics Demo at Dominion High School) Thank you Erin for sharing these photos.  (see Photos)

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2010-02-27 A special thank you to Ara for sharing the news about Tyler's participation in the Florida State Archery Tournament on 2-27-10.  Ara reported - "His school had the highest score for all the elementary schools and Tyler was the highest scoring boy in all the elementary schools! He did a great job!"  Also, thanks for sharing the photos. (See Photos)

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2010-02-14 Congratulations to our good friend John Maceli on being recognized for his outstanding volunteer service.  You can read about him on the The Ithacan online website.  It's a great read.  Well done John! (Follow this link, The Ithacan online,  to read the related story.)

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2010-02-11 See Photos of our home after another Big Snowstorm.  Plus some random snow scene photos. (see Photos)

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2010-02-10 New photos of Riley (See Photos)

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2010-02-04 Priceless Photos has been updated.  (See Photos)

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2010-01-24 We celebrated Ryan's and Dave's birthdays with dinner at the Bond Grill.  We then went back to Ryan's for cake and the Jet's game.  A really great day (even  though the Jets lost)! (See Photos)

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2010-01-23 Aunt Thea and I had a wonderful time at Dalton's 5th Birthday Party.  As the photos indicate - a good time was had by all!  (See Photos)

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2010-01-28 A very Happy Birthday to Dave and may God Bless you!

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2010-01-27 A very Happy Birthday to Ryan and may God Bless you!

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2009-12-25 It truly is "A Wonderful Life" - Just ask Donna and Geoff .  Hope you enjoy the Chellis version of "It's a Wonderful Life".  A special thank you to Geoff for sharing the video with us.  A few memorable quotes from the original "It's a Wonderful Life":

 
Clarence: Remember, George: no man is a failure who has friends. Zuzu Bailey: Look, Daddy. Teacher says, every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
George Bailey: That's right, that's right.
George Bailey: Attaboy, Clarence.
Clarence: Strange, isn't it? Each man's life touches so many other lives. When he isn't around he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he? Little Mary: Is this the ear you can't hear on?
[whispering in his bad ear]
Little Mary: George Bailey, I'll love you 'til the day I die.
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2009-12-25 A very Merry and Blessed Christmas to one and all (see Photos)

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2009-12-20 See Photos of our home after the Big Snowstorm. (see Photos)

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2009-12-18 Diane and Joseph and Thea and I visited Aunt Lucy and Uncle Mike last Friday and were treated a Christmas extravaganza!  Aunt Lucy and Uncle Mike's Christmas decorations are simply magnificent!  I hope you enjoy the Photos. (see Photos)

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2009-12-13 A special thank you to Jen (Tom's wife) for sharing photos of the Spinella family's new Christmas tradition - a trip to NYC to enjoy the magic of the Christmas season with family. According to Jen, a good time was had by all! (see Photos)

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2009-12-08 Thea and I had a great time visiting Colonial Williamsburg, VA this past weekend.  We were able to experience an 18th century Christmas with all the splendor of a 21st century fireworks show - The Grand Illumination!  It was spectacular. (see Photos)

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Things To Do:

As dusk falls, Williamsburg lights up during the festive season

Williamsburg's Grand Illumination

Dec 2010 (annual)

On the first Sunday in December Williamsburg's Grand Illumination ushers in the festive season. Colonial Williamsburg is the venue for this lavish celebration as three separate firework displays (at the Capitol, Governor's Palace and Magazine) light up the sky.

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2009-10-31 Thank you to Denise and Dave for sharing Cameron's and Isabel's Halloween photos.  (see Photos)

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2009-10-23 Thea and I were both totally amazed and awestruck by our visit to one of the Wonders of the World - the Grand Canyon (South Rim).  (see Photos)

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2009-10-22 Thea and I visited Red Rock Canyon on our vacation to Las Vegas, NV.  We ventured on the 2.5 mile hike along the trail known as Calico Tanks 3.  It was a great experience that we both very much enjoyed.  The scenery was a amazing! I am considering this as my second training session for my 2010 Grand Canyon adventure. (See Photos and Video)

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2009-10-21 Congratulations to Melissa (nee Pruitt) and Mathew (Barbara and Peter's son) as they begin their new life together. The very beautiful wedding took place in The Venus Garden at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.  Following the ceremony the festivities continued with a cocktail reception and dancing at The Palazzo Hospitality Parlor.  The celebration was magnificent!  We thank them for letting us be a part of their very special day and wish them a lifetime of love and happiness.  You can also read about this happy occasion as it was reported in the local newspaper,  .  If you are interested in a copy of any of the photos, please e-mail me at mike@nortonfamily.com the related file name or names, and I will send you a copy of the original file(s).  (When a photo is uploaded to Webshots the quality of the file is reduced.)  (See Photos)

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2009-10-18 & 19 Thank you to our nephew Chris (Diane and Joseph's son) and Stephanie for a lovely visit and tour of UNLV.  It was great to see Chris and to meet Stephanie. Our tour of UNLV was amazing, especially the new science building and laboratories.  (See Photos)

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2009-10-18 to 24 Photos of our vacation - Viva Las Vegas, NV.  (A special thank you to Erin for taking care of Riley.)  (See Photos)

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2009-10-10 A very Happy 4th Birthday to Justin (Keri and Rob's son).  The photos of the celebration tell the story - Justin truly enjoyed his birthday party!  (see Photos)

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2009-10-07 Mom "N" has a New Garden - hope you enjoy the photos.  (See Photos)

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2009-10-03 A good time was had by all who attended the Brother Dawson Squire Circle Outback Steakhouse Dinner (see below for details).  Thank you to all who supported this fund raiser by purchasing a ticket and those that sent a donation.  A special thank you to Mr. Joe Abate (Outback Steakhouse) and especially Dr. & Mrs. Raymond A. Mascolo.  (See Photos)

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2009-09-19 Thought you might enjoy these photos of my initial training session for my 2010 Grand Canyon adventure.  Erin took Thea and me hiking on the Billy Goat Trail in Maryland last Saturday – a mini adventure.  A good time, a good work out, and beautiful scenery. To learn more about Billy Goat Trail you can visit http://www.summitpost.org/view_object.php?object_id=67397 , http://www.midatlantichikes.com/id163.html , http://www.localhikes.com/Hikes/Billy_Goat_A_8872.asp , and  http://www.summitpost.org/route/161984/billy-goat-trail.html (See Photos)

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Brother Dawson Squire Circle Outback Dinner 

      The annual Brother Dawson Squire Circle Outback Steakhouse Dinner will be held Saturday, October 3rd from 7:00PM to 11:00PM.  We will dine in the St. Anthony of Padua Parish Hall at Fifth Avenue and Cheshire Place in East Northport.  We have been allocated 40 tickets for the Dinner.  The entire proceeds from the sale of these tickets will be for the benefit of Bob and Lisa’s sons, Tom, Drew, and Mike Norton.  We anticipate that these tickets will sell out fast, so please don’t delay in reserving your tickets for this very enjoyable and worthwhile dinner. 

     Mr. Joe Abbate, proprietor of the Outback Steakhouse located in the “Big H” Shopping Center, Huntington Station, will be donating all of the food.  Your donation of $45 per person entitles you to a steak or chicken dinner, beer, wine and soda, dessert, and ice cream bar.  A vegetarian dish will also be available.  DJ Entertainment will be provided. Table seating can be arranged for groups. 

     Hopefully you will be able to join us at this very happy and worthwhile occasion.  If you are unable to attend, but would like to show your support, donations can be sent to the address below. 

                                   Contact Mike Norton at

                                   Home phone: 631-754-1472

                                   Cell phone:     516-356-7972

                                   Office phone: 516-622-1430 ext 103

                                   e-mail:            mike@nortonfamily.com

                                   to reserve your tickets or

send your check, payable to Brother Dawson Squire Circle, to

                                   Michael G. Norton

                                   2 Loret Lane

                                   East Northport, NY 11731-1612

 
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2009-09-05 Thea and I attended the Shinnecock Indian Nation's 63rd Annual Pow Wow 2009 and had a wonderful time.  (See Photos)

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2009-08-18 Nick's BSA Eagle Scout Project Update - It is with great pride that I wish to share some fantastic news - the family will soon have another Eagle Scout among its' members!  Nick (Susan and Tony’s son) finished his Eagle Scout Project earlier this month and now awaits for the paperwork to be completed.  Nick will then be duly honored and awarded, at an Eagle Court of Honor, the well deserved, and earned, rank of Eagle Scout.  Congratulations Nick, your entire family is very proud of you!  (See related News Item below at 2009-03-30 and See Photos)

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2009-08-17 NEW FEATURE Priceless Photos – Do you have a photo that words cannot describe (remember a picture is worth a 1000 words)?  Would you like to share it with family and friends?  Want to bring a smile to somebody’s face?  Or do have a photo that is heartwarming and want to share it?  The new Photo Folder, Priceless Photos, is where these photos can be shared.  E-mail your photo and related caption for inclusion in Priceless Photos. (See Photos)

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2009-08-16 Family and friends gathered to attend and celebrate the very blessed and beautiful Christening of Isabel Chloe on Sunday, 8/16/09.  May God Bless Isabel Chloe and her very proud family (Denise, Dave and big brother Cameron). (See Photos)

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2009-08-15 Sunset at Crab Meadow Beach (See Photos)

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2009-08-09 A special thank you to Barbara and Peter for organizing "Danny's Headstone Unveiling".  All Danny's children and grandchildren were in Northport for the occasion.  It was certainly great to get together with them.  Also a special thank you to Colleen and Peter for hosting the brunch for all who attended. (See Photos)

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2009-08-08  What a great time was had by one and all at this most happy occasion - the Terri & Bruce Thank You Party.  We were all so happy to see them and visit with family and friends.  The POWER OF PRAYER is amazing!  (See Photos)

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2009-08-08  Thea and I had a wonderful time at Lara, Dave & Dalton's BBQ.  We most enjoyed visiting with old friends.  I think Aunt Thea put it best - to Carol, "It was great seeing you on Saturday. Hints of the old days are still circulating in my heart. Ah...poetry!"  and to Lara, "Thank you for a wonderful day on Saturday. Uncle Mike and I had such a great time! Dalton is just TOO cute for words. I felt the pangs of "the good old days"...I'm getting old!"  Safe to say, Uncle Mike is also getting old!   (See Photos)

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2009-08-01 A visit to Port Jefferson with Heather and Dave. (See Photos)

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2009-07-24 Our long weekend to the Washington DC area. (See Photos)

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2009-07-23 Never underestimate the power of prayer.  Received the following good news from Bill Nolan - "Hello Mike. Bruce is feeling much better. He started to return to work 2 days a week. The prayers are helping, stay well and say hello to the family for me."

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2009-07-19 Congratulations to Dr. Christine O'Leary on her graduation from St. George's Veterinary School. Family and friends helped Christine celebrate this very joyous occasion at a fabulous party on Sunday the 19th.  (See Photos)

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2009-07-18 Enjoy photos of our day of boating with friends in and around Northport and Huntington Harbors, as well as Eaton's Neck and Asharoken. (See Photos)

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2009-07-06 My Mom had some very old photos of my Dad's family that I think you might enjoy viewing.  You may see photos of your Mom, Dad, Aunt or Uncle when they younger.  Hope you enjoy! (See Photos)

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2009-07-04 New photos posted of our 4th of July visits to Mom and Dad T's and Pete and Barbara's (See Photo Gallery)

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2009-07-02 A very special update from Michael Collins: Katherine Veronica (Norton) Collins, daughter of Michael C. and Anne O'Connor Norton, will celebrate her 90th birthday on July 13, 2009! She and her loving husband, William, are still going strong nearing their 68th year of marriage, living in their own home in Maryland. She pays the bills, does the taxes and cooks and cleans; he cuts the grass, trims the bushes, washes the car and drives Mom wherever she has to go. They are truly grateful to the Good Lord, everyday, for all of their blessings.  They will celebrate the 90th birthday with a gathering on July11th of their five sons (William, Michael, Joseph, Gerard and Peter), their wives (Patricia, Nancy, Anita, Cindy and Cindi) and their grandchildren and great grandchildren. Best wishes can be sent to their home: 606 Robinson Place Court, Severna Park, Maryland 21146; or telephone 410 422 9525. (Please do not send gifts.)

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2009-07-02 A note from Denise:  Here are some recent pictures of Isabel and Cameron.  The ones of Cameron at school were taken on his last day celebration.  He volunteered during one of the songs with two of his friends. Talk to you soon!  Love, Denise (See Photos)

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2009-07-01 Special thanks to Bro. Fran for the providing a copy of the movie of our Essex Steam Train & Boat trip. (See the Movie)

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2009-06-30 Thanks to Ara for sharing new photos of Tyler and Gauge (Cynthia and John also).  From Ara - "Here are some new pics of the boys and some pics of Cynthia and John's trip to visit us. Hope all is well. We are all doing well.  The boys are getting so big!!! Hope to see you soon. Hugs and kisses to all.... Ara" (See Photos)
2009-06-27 Congratulations to Laurie (nee Spera) and Sal Falesto on their beautiful wedding.  We wish them a lifetime of love and happiness. (See Photos)

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2009-06-24 Congratulations and best wishes to Cousin Laura Ann on her retirement!  We wish you all the best as you enter this next chapter of your life.  Relax and enjoy - you have earned it.  (See Photos)

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2009-06-23 Some Old Family Photos of the Children I thought you might enjoy. (See Photos)

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2009-06-23 Congratulations to Brian on his Graduation from High School.  Brian will be attending the University at Albany-SUNY in September.  We are all (especially your parents) very proud of your accomplishments - keep up the good work.  (See Photos)

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2009-06-22 Our Vacation to Hawaii and California - September & October 2008 (See Photo Gallery for photo links)

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2009-06-17 Better late than never – Christmas 2008 photos

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2009-06-13 Congratulations to Julie and Ryan on their beautiful  marriage that took place on June 13, 2009.  The entire weekend celebration was simply wonderful.  Please enjoy the  photos of this beautiful event and festivities.  (See photos)

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2009-06-13 Thea and I had a great time visiting with Kathy and Mike (Chris and Shaun also)  and Aunt Ann.  Kathy and Mike's home and property are just beautiful!  We enjoyed visiting and talking to Aunt Ann and catching up with Kathy and Mike on all their family happenings.  A good time was had by all.  (See photos)

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2009-06-07 On Sunday, June 7, we helped our brother Pete celebrate his 65th Birthday with family and friends - a good time was had by all! (See photos)

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2009-05-24 Thank you to Heather and Dave for hosting a wonderful barbeque at their beautiful home over the Memorial Day weekend.  As you can see from the photos - a good time was had by all! (See photos)

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2009-05-23 Congratulations to Kacey (nee Foster) & Curtis J. LeGeyt on their beautiful wedding.  We wish them a lifetime of love and happiness. (See Photos)

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2009-05-16 A special thank you to Joe and Anita Collins for sharing the following family update: "Michael, how good to see that you are keeping up the site and the touch of elbows!  A short update on the Collinses of Virginia.  Anita and I live in Alexandria with our two Scotties, Biscuit and Baci.  We are generally well, but dealing with the heartbreak and grief of the death of Anita's younger sister, Elizabeth in February.  Joseph and Jude both live with their families in Great Falls.  Our family is our hobby, so to speak.  Joe Jr. has his own software firm that supports among others, the Dept. of Education.  He is married to Nancy and they have 4 kids:  Joey, a high school student and lacrosse player, Jessica, Madeleine, and Will.  Jude, whose in commercial real estate, is married to Julie Jacobsen and their babies are Tyler Ann and Addison, both pre-K going on 20.  This week was very busy.  200 miles in the back and forth between Alexandria and lacrosse games and school plays, and family birthdays.

 I retired a decade ago (!) from the Army and am now teaching at the National War College in Washington and helping my buddies in the White House and the Pentagon as time permits.  Anita says that National may be as close as I will get to heaven.  It is a great job.  I am still writing frequently, usually in Armed Forces Journal or blogging on national security on the National Journal website.

 God bless all who read this.

 Joe and Anita Collins"

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2009-05-09 Cameron celebrated his 3rd Birthday on May 6th.  His family gathered to celebrate this happy occasion on May 9th.  (See photos)

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2009 -05-09 We experienced a ride on the Essex Steam Train & Boat with Heather, Dave and Bro. Fran.  Dave also gave us a tour of Essex and Guilford.  We then went back to Heather and Dave's for a barbeque.  It was certainly a great day! (See Photos and Movie -a special thanks to Bro. Fran for this)

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2009-05-04 Golf Vacation Myrtle Beach SC 5-4 to 5-8-09 (See photos)

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2009-05-02 Thomas received his First Holy Communion on May 2, 2009 at St Philip Neri Church.  His very proud family and friends attended the 10 AM mass to help him celebrate this great sacrament.  After mass we returned to Jen and Tom's home to continue the celebration.  A good time was had by one and all!  (See photos of this most joyous day.)

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2009-04-25 Nick's Eagle Car Wash - a message from Nick:

"I wanted to thank you for coming out to my car wash and supporting me, thanks for all your help.
From,
Nick

P.S.
Uncle Geoff got some good photos and you can put them up on the site if you want."

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2009-04-23 Congratulations to Denise and Dave on the birth of their beautiful daughter, Isabel Chloe.  Truly a gift from God!  Isabel was born April 23, 2009 and was 7lbs. 7oz. and 19.5 in. long.  We also send our best wishes to Big Brother CameronEnjoy the photos of the newest family member!

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2009-04-22 It is with a very sad heart that I wish to inform you of the death of our beloved cousin, Gerry McLean ,his wife, MaryAnn Dunne McLean, is the daughter of Jack and Mae Norton Dunne and the granddaughter of Michael and Ann O'Connor Norton.

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2009-04-21 News received from a proud uncle - Brian came in 27th out of about 500 people in the JFK Runway Run this past Sunday.  (Man, that kid is fast! His uncle came in shortly behind him at 239th)  Thanks for the update Brendan.  See the photo of the proud uncle and Brian after the race.

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2009-04-19 Tom, welcome home from Austria!  Tom did send some photos but sent a special photo to Uncle Geoff "that really captures the moment of a boy coming to manhood by the shear majesty of the Alps!" Tom also helps answer the question - are the hills really alive with the Sound of Music?  (see photos)

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2009-04-12 Easter photos now available for viewing

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2009-04-01 All the News That's Fit To Print - Peter McDonnell took his son Jason to witness a little bit of history on February 18, 2009 - the demolition of the final section of Shea Stadium.  The New York Times covered this event and interviewed Peter and reported his thoughts and comments.  Enjoy the article.

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2009-04-01 It is with a very sad heart that I wish to inform you of the death of Colleen's beloved father, Robert Allen McGregor Sr. "Bob", on March 31, 2009.  Our deepest sympathies go out to Colleen, Peter, Sarah Shea and the rest of their family at this most difficult time.  You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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2009-03-30 Nick's BSA Eagle Scout Project

A message from Nick (Susan and Tony’s son) - The Eagle Scout project I plan to do is to replace the church bell stand at the United Methodist Church in East Northport.  Currently the unstable wooden frame and base may cause the existing bell to fall, break, and possibly injury someone.  I plan to honor and preserve the bell’s historic character by constructing a new frame.  To help fund my project I am planning a car wash on April 25th (rain date April 26th), 9AM - 3PM,  at Pep Boys, 6350 Jericho Turnpike, Commack.  For additional details please click here to see my flyer.

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2009-03-24 St. Baldrick’s Update - We did it!  Mikee, Brian, Geoff and I had our heads shaved!

As you know, we went bald to stand in solidarity with kids fighting cancer.  Even more important, though, we did it to raise money for life-saving research.

Last year, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation funded childhood cancer research in a big way – over $15 million in grants!  These funds went to pediatric cancer experts who are looking for cures today, as well as to young Fellows and Scholars who will be the experts of tomorrow.

If you are interested in supporting this most worth cause please see the 2009-02-20 Breaking News item below.

Hope you enjoy the photos of us fulfilling our St. Baldrick’s commitment.

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2009-03-10 Congratulations Brian (Donna & Geoff’s son) - we are all very proud of you!  As reported in the February 26th, 2009 edition of the Verona-Cedar Grove Times, "Brian Chellis, 17, of Cedar Grove has been honored for his exemplary volunteer service with the President’s Volunteer Service Award."  Click here to read the related article and view Brian’s award.

 
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2009-03-04

    EXTREMELY URGENT NEWS

A member of our family is need of our assistance and prayers.  Please see below for more details concerning Bruce Wojno (Terri's (nee Nolan) husband).  If you are unable to attend the Benefit and want to help by making a donation, I am sure it would be very much appreciated.

Benefit for Bruce

Bruce Wojno, former Marlton resident for 20 years, and current resident of Shamong was diagnosed with Abdominal Mesothelioma in October 2008. Abdominal Mesothelioma is a rare asbestos cancer, with only 100-500 reported cases per year. Currently there is no cure for the disease and he has undergone surgeries and experimental medical treatment, which is not fully covered by insurance. Bruce is a father of 6 children and grandfather of 3, and another on the way.  He has always been active in the sports community, volunteering his time with the Cherokee 5th Quarter Club and coaching the Seneca youth football team for the past 5 years.

In an effort to defer Bruce's medical expenses we are holding a benefit:

When: Saturday, May 2, 2009

Where: Pic-a-Lilli Shamong, NJ 08088

Time: 2:00 - 6:00 pm

Tickets: $40.00 per person (include food, drinks & entertainment)

To purchase tickets please contact Debbie Verner @ 856-985-9679 or H10398@comcast.net

Please send your check made out to "Benefit for Bruce" and a self-addressed envelope to:

Debbie Verner

6 Dana Road

Marlton, NJ 08053

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2009-03-02 Congratulations to Jon Lyons on the purchase of his new home.  A few words from his very proud parents,  "The Jon Lyons Estate - We are the proud parents of a new (and pretty broke, but welcome to the real world) home owner!  The heavenly abode is located at, 89 Baltimore Ave., Narragansett, RI - It is just off of Ocean Road, between the Christian Brother's Monastery where we had one of our earlier family reunions and the Narragansett Parks & Rec.  At the end of his street is Blackpoint Hiking Trail which runs along the ocean and would be a great place to visit during the family reunion, or whenever you are visiting RI.  With a little bit of paint and few minor alterations, it may be displayed in one of the upcoming issues of Coastal Living . . . . ."  (view photos)

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2009-02-20

BREAKING NEWS

I am again having my head shaved in a fund raising effort for the St. Baldrick's Foundation for kids and their families with childhood cancer.  You heard it right - I'm shaving my head in solidarity with children who have cancer and typically lose their hair during treatment, while at the same time raising critical funds for childhood cancer research!  In the US, more children die of childhood cancer than any other disease.  It's getting very close to St. Baldrick's Day on Saturday, March 14th at Napper Tandy's Pub in Northport** and I haven't heard from many of you.  I would appreciate if you could do me a favor and make a donation in any amount to this worthwhile cause.  Please make a donation on my behalf to support childhood cancer research so that all children diagnosed with cancer will have a better chance for a cure.

To make a donation, please visit my St. Baldrick's web page and click on "Donate Online" or "Download a Donation Form" to send in by mail.  Or you can just make out a check to the "St. Baldrick's Foundation" and send directly to me at 2 Loret Lane, East Northport, NY 11731-1612.  Make sure you write "Shavee ID: S-330596" in the memo section of your check.  Thank you in advance for your support!

For a good laugh see photos of my first St. Baldrick's experience.  Mike gets his St. Baldrick's haircut (BUZZ) 8-8-04

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2009-02-07 Congratulations to Heather and Dave on the purchase of their lovely New Home.  (view photos)

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2009-01-09 Thank you to family, friends, members of the Fr. Thomas A. Judge Knights of Columbus Council, the East Northport - Northport Communities,  Northport High School PTA and sports' teams, East Northport Fire Department and especially Dr. & Mrs. Raymond A. Mascolo for supporting the very successful Fund Raiser for the benefit of my brother Bob and Lisa's children.  The evening was fun filled and enjoyed by all.  (view photos

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2008-12-25 A very Merry and Blessed Christmas to one and all (see photos)

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2008-12-08 It is with a very sad heart that I wish to inform you of the death of our beloved aunt, Anne Dulka, on December 12, 2008.

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2008-11-15 Thea and I are very happy to announce that Heather and Dave were married in a beautiful ceremony on November 15, 2008.  The wedding weekend at the Lord Thompson Manner was truly wonderful.  We also welcome Dave and his family into our family!  Thea and I are very happy and proud of our daughter and new "son"! Congratulations and much love to the happy couple.  Please see the photos at www.collages.net  (Username: Heather-David Password: 3323) and the my photos.  (see Photos)

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2008-11-14 Watch the  beautiful tribute, John Timoney 1918-2008 - at Chellision - Tributes, to our beloved Uncle John.  Thank you Geoff for all your efforts in compiling our memories into this FANTASTIC tribute.

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2008-11-14 It is with a very sad heart that I wish to inform you of the death of our beloved uncle, John J. Timoney, on November 14, 2008.  View several pictures of Uncle John and his loving family.

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2008-11-14 Watch the  beautiful tribute, Danny Norton 1956-2008 - at Chellision - Tributes, to our beloved brother Danny.  Thank you Geoff for all your efforts in compiling our memories into this FANTASTIC tribute.

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2008-11-14 It is with a very sad heart that I wish to inform you of the death of our beloved brother, Daniel A. Norton (Danny), on November 14, 2008.  View and sign his Guest Book and view several pictures of Danny and his loving family.

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2008-10-08 Our Hawaiian/California Vacation - September 24 to October 8, 2008 - Thea and I celebrated our 35th Wedding Anniversary, Thea's 55th Birthday and her well deserved retirement with a wonderful trip to California and Hawaii.  It was our third attempt at such a trip and I think we both agree, it was well worth the wait!  We took many photos to help us remember this wonderful experience.  (See Photo Gallery for photo links)

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Received the following message from a proud Mom and hope you enjoy the video - "You’ll love the link I’m sending along to you.   Jon was on a half hour NESN (new England sports network) show on spear fishing.   Of course he caught the only keeper.  After the show they took the fish to a local gourmet Narragansett restaurant and cooked and served the film crew and participants.   Please share this with Uncle Tom and Aunt Lydia, Thea and Mike, Joe and Diane – don’t know if Aunt Lucy and Uncle Mike do e-mail, but hoping you have a group e-mail set up for them.  Love to all, Your favorite cousin in Rhode Island, Pam"  Enjoy the video!

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New Photos - Aunt Lou and Uncle Mike's Gardens - August 9, 2008

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New Photos - Visit to Washington DC with MikeAugust 2-5, 2008

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New Photos - Visit to Ryan's - July 27, 2008

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On July 13, 2008 the Norton Family and several dear friends gathered in Northport Park for the dedication of our beloved Dad's Park Bench.  A very special thank you to Bro. Fran for helping make a special day even more special with his kind words and blessing. (see photos)

bulletCongratulations to Cori and Kyle on the birth of their son, Austin Ryan.  Truly a gift from God! (See new photos!)  Austin was born July 3, 2008 at 6:49 pm and was 7lbs. 8oz. and 19.5 in. long.
bulletCongratulations to Drew on his graduation from Northport High School. (see photos)  Drew will be attending Farmingdale State College in September 2008.  Also, included are photos of Drew and Theresa at the Northport HS pre-prom party.
bulletA very Happy 80th Birthday and a very Happy Father's Day to Dad T!  Dad's family helped him celebrate these joyous occasions on June 14th. Hope you enjoy the photos.  The celebration was a huge success!  All had a very good time.  A special thank you to Eve and Frank for hosting this great celebration.
bulletCongratulations to Valerie on her Graduation from Framingham State College, Framingham, MA. (see photos)
bulletCongratulations to Scott on his Graduation, summa cum laude, from Mount Saint Mary College and on receiving four very prestigious awards from the College (see photos).
bulletSee our beloved Dad's Park Bench at Northport Harbor.  A special thanks to our brother Danny for all his efforts in arranging this great tribute. (see photos).
bulletEnjoy the beautiful performance of our niece - Jordan Norton-Can't Cry Hard Enough.
bulletCongratulations to our Mom on the new addition to her home - it is beautiful! Special thanks to Danny, Donna and Geoff for all their efforts in making this project happen. (see photos)
bulletDo you remember when Mathew sang with U2's Bono?  See his performance with "U2 Knocking on Heaven's Door live from Miami 2001".
bulletDo you recognize these family members? Click here to view this great photo.
bulletRead the latest news from the Fr. Thomas A. Judge Council Knights of Columbus - The Knight Light (April 2008).
bulletCongratulations to Geoff for coordinating a very successful St. Baldrick's Day event at the Cedar Grove, NJ Elks Lodge #2237.  Our family shavees included Michael, Brian and Geoff.  See photos of the boys with their new hair styles.
bulletRead the latest news from the Fr. Thomas A. Judge Council Knights of Columbus - The Knight Light (March 2008).
bulletIt is with a very sad heart that I wish to inform you of the death of our beloved aunt, Mary Timoney, on February 17, 2008.  See photos of Aunt Marion and her family.
bulletRead the latest news from the Fr. Thomas A. Judge Council Knights of Columbus - The Knight Light (February 2008).
bulletCongratulations to Laurie and Mike on their beautiful  marriage that took place on January 11, 2008.  The ceremony and reception were simply wonderful.  Please enjoy the photos.
bulletRead the latest news from the Fr. Thomas A. Judge Council Knights of Columbus - The Knight Light (January 2008).
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Not only are we blessed and very lucky to have our children home for Christmas but Riley also enjoys a visit with his cousins! See photos of the family dogs! December 2007

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A very Merry and Blessed Christmas to one and all!  See new photos!

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It is with great joy that Thea and I announce the engagement of Heather and Dave.  We welcome Dave into our family and wish them a life of love and happiness! (12/08/07)

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Read the latest news from the Fr. Thomas A. Judge Council Knights of Columbus - The Knight Light (December 2007)

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Thea and I have a new addition to our family - Riley, an 8 week old Yorkiepoo puppy!  (see new photos).  Riley visited the vet for the first time on 10/29/07 and weighed in at 1 pound 4 ounces - a very small puppy but very lovable!

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Read the latest news from the Fr. Thomas A. Judge Council Knights of Columbus - The Knight Light (November 2007)

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View photos celebrating our Beloved Brother Bob's Life

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Watch the  beautiful tribute, One More Day, to our beloved brother Bob.  Thank you Geoff for all your efforts in compiling our memories into this FANTASTIC tribute.

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It is with a very sad heart that I wish to inform you of the death of our beloved brother, Robert J. Norton, on October 6, 2007.  View and sign his Guest Book and view several pictures of Bob and his loving family.

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Read the latest news from the Fr. Thomas A. Judge Council Knights of Columbus - The Knight Light (October 2007)

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Read the latest news from the Fr. Thomas A. Judge Council Knights of Columbus - The Knight Light (September 2007)

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Congratulations to Ara and Sean on the birth of their son, Gauge Raynen.  Truly a gift from God! (See new photos!)  Gauge was born May 4, 2007 and was 8lbs. 4oz. and 20 in. long
Family update - Tyler is 8 years old and is going into 3rd grade. He lives with us every other week. He was having a rough time for a while but is better now.  He is so proud to be a big brother and helps out so much with Gauge.
Sean and I are doing great. Sean is still driving and delivering furniture for Rooms to Go. I'm still on maternity leave, but still employed with the Sheriff's Office.
Thank you Ara for this family update.

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Congratulations to Tom on his graduation from Northport High School (see photos)

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Father's Day Weekend 2007 - including the celebration of Dad's Birthday and Cameron's 1st Birthday! (see photos)

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Congratulations to MaryAnn and Shannon on their graduation from Parkwood High School (see photos)

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Congratulations to Ryan on the purchase of his new home. (see new photos)

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Congratulations to Kristine and Jeff on their beautiful  marriage that took place on May 5, 2007.  The ceremony and reception were simply wonderful.  Please enjoy the  photos of this beautiful event.

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A very Happy 85th Birthday to Mom N!  Mom's family helped her celebrate this joyous occasion on April 21st in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Hope you enjoy the photos (courtesy of Geoff) of the celebration.  The celebration (and visit to Greenpoint) was a huge success!  All had a very good time.  A special thank you to Donna and Geoff for organizing this great celebration.

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Congratulations to Heather on the new addition to her family - Coco, a 12 week old Yorkie puppy!  (see new photos)

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A very Happy 80th Birthday to Mom T!.  Mom's family helped her celebrate this joyous occasion on April 7th.  Hope you enjoy the photos of the celebration.

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Hope you enjoy these photos of me and Fr. John O'Farrell fulfilling our St. Baldrick’s pledge and trying to help find a cure for childhood cancer. Also, a special thank you for your support of this most worth cause.
 

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BREAKING NEWS

I am again having my head shaved in a fund raising effort for the St. Baldrick's Foundation for kids and their families with childhood cancer. You heard it right - I'm shaving my head in solidarity with children who have cancer and typically lose their hair during treatment, while at the same time raising critical funds for childhood cancer research!  In the US, more children die of childhood cancer than any other disease.  It's getting very close to St. Baldrick's Day on Saturday, March 10th at Napper Tandy's Pub in Northport** and I haven't heard from many of you.  I would appreciate if you could do me a favor and make a donation in any amount to this worthwhile cause.  Please make a donation on my behalf to support childhood cancer research so that all children diagnosed with cancer will have a better chance for a cure.
 
To make a donation, please visit my St. Baldrick's web page at  http://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/shavee_info.html?ShaveeID=4536  and click on "Donate Online" or "Download a Donation Form" to send in by mail. Or you can just make out a check to the "St. Baldrick's Foundation" and send directly to me at 137 Express Street, Plainview, NY 11803-2404. Make sure you write "Shavee ID 4536" in the memo section of your check. Thank you in advance for your support!
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A panel of celebrity judges will choose the New York State Senior Idol 2006 on that day. In addition to crowning the second New York State Senior Idol, the expo will feature live entertainment, celebrities, health screenings, travel showcases, giveaways and more.  For more information, call 631-286-0058 ext. 100.

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Happy 50th Birthday Joe!!!  Click here to see what awaited Joe as he opened his front door on his special birthday.

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Thank you to Donna and Geoff for hosting the Birthday Bash for Cassie, Brian, Drew and Michael.  A good time was had by all.  We also enjoyed having our picture taken in Geoff's new Car.  (See new photos! - Thank you to Mrs. Chellis for providing the photos.)

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The very blessed and beautiful Christening of Cameron David took place on Sunday, 8/20/06.  May God Bless Cameron David and his family.  Please see the photos of this very special day.

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Congratulations to Colleen and Peter on the birth of their beautiful daughter, Sarah Shea.  Truly a gift from God! (See new photos!)

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Clare Connor, daughter of our good friends Norma and Mike Connor, has recently retired as Captain of the English Women's Cricket Team.  One of the highlights of her career was England's victory over Australia in the 2005 Women's Ashes series (see celebration photos).  Clare was also awarded the prestigious Order of the British Empire" (OBE) from Britain's Queen Elizabeth II during a ceremony in London's Buckingham Palace on Thursday Feb 9, 2006

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Congratulations to Erin on the purchase of her new home. (see new photos)

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Congratulations to Ryan on his Graduation from Fordham University and on receiving The Fordham University College of Business Human Resource Management Gold Medal.

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Congratulations to Denise and Dave on the birth of their son, Cameron David.  Truly a gift from God! (See new photos!)

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The very blessed and beautiful Christening of Justin took place on Sunday, 4/23/06.  May God Bless Justin and his family.  Please see the photos of this very special day.

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Read the very favorable review of Uncle Joe's CD, The Kid Inside, by Rob Lester of www.talkinbroadway.com

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A special thank you to Cassie Chellis for inviting Aunt Thea and Uncle Mike to her first art exhibit.  Please take a moment to view her excellent work (Cassie's paintings and the family art critics).  We are proud to have such a talented artist in the family.

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Congratulations to our Uncle Joe on the release of his first CD - The Kid Inside !!!

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A special Christmas thank you to Rachel for the entertainment she provided at our Christmas Eve celebration.  Rachel is quite an accomplished musician.  She provided both sounds of the season as well as a special song for Nanny.  Thank you Rachel for sharing your talents and gifts with us !

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Congratulations to Keri and Rob on the birth of their son Justin -he is such a beautiful gift from God.

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A Very Merry and Blessed Christmas to all ! ! (see new photos)

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Congratulations to Jordan Norton for winning the national title of Junior Miss for the American Dance Awards. For pictures and information concerning this great achievement and honor please visit http://www.americandanceawards.com/05juniordancer.php and www.americandanceawards.com.  We are all so very proud of Jordan and all her accomplishments!

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See new photos of Erin's puppy, Madison

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Please feel free to e-mail me with any news you would like posted.

bulletSee new photos of Diane & Joe's 25th Wedding Anniversary Party
bulletSee new photos of Brian's Boy Scout Eagle Court of Honor
bulletSee new photos of Danny & family in Georgia
bulletCongratulations to Ryan on completing his Junior Year at Fordham University
bulletCongratulations to Erin on the new addition to her family - Madison, an 8 week old Pomeranian puppy!  (see new photos)
bulletCongratulations to Erin - New Job - New Car- New Apartment (see new photos)
bulletThe Norton Family  extends to you and your family our best wishes for a very Merry and Blessed Christmas! (see new photos)
bulletOur best wishes to Barbara and  family for a Happy Hanukkah! (see the new photos)
bulletCongratulations to Colleen and Peter on their beautiful  marriage that took place on August 21, 2004.  The ceremony and reception were simply wonderful.  Please enjoy the photos.
bullet8-8-04 Please enjoy the photos of me fulfilling my St. Baldrick’s Childhood Cancer Fund commitment. A good time was had by all and the funds raised are certainly going to a very deserving cause. To learn more about the St. Baldrick’s & CureSearch National Childhood Cancer Foundation please visit their website at www.stbaldricks.org  A special thanks to Donna, Geoff and Fr. John for the special roles they played at the event.
bulletThe Norton Family  extends to you and your family our best wishes for a very Merry and Blessed Christmas! (see new photos)
bulletOur best wishes to Barbara and  family for a Happy Hanukkah! (see the new photos)
bulletCongratulations to Colleen and Peter on their beautiful  marriage that took place on August 21, 2004.  The ceremony and reception were simply wonderful.  Please enjoy the photos.
bullet8-8-04 Please enjoy the photos of me fulfilling my St. Baldrick’s Childhood Cancer Fund commitment. A good time was had by all and the funds raised are certainly going to a very deserving cause. To learn more about the St. Baldrick’s & CureSearch National Childhood Cancer Foundation please visit their website at www.stbaldricks.org  A special thanks to Donna, Geoff and Fr. John for the special roles they played at the event.
bulletCongratulations to Ryan on the very successful completion of his first semester at the United States Coast Guard Academy.  Ryan earned a Gold Star for his academic achievements and a Silver Star for his military achievements.  As a result of earning these Stars he as earned a spot on the Dean's List, the Commandant of Cadets List, and the Superintendent of the USCGA List.
bulletWe all wish Heather well as she starts a new job with Boots Health Care International.
bulletCongratulations to Erin for the very successful completion of her 1st semester of Graduate studies at St. John's University.  In addition, Erin is enjoying her job as a Graduate Assistant/Coach with the Women's Soccer Team.
bulletIt is with a sad and heavy heart that I must inform you of the passing on October 12, 2002 of Heather's beloved dog Kody.
bulletWe welcome the new addition to the Steele family.  Kira now has a new sister, Bella, a very happy and rambunctious puppy.
bulletCongratulations to Heather on the beautiful renovations to her lovely home.  The new finished basement, doors, molding, and painting have truly added to the welcoming feeling when entering her home.
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Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year to one and all !!!

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Norton Family Picnic
Date: Saturday, August 3, 2002
Time: 10:00 AM
Where: Sunken Meadow Park

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Directions: Northern State Parkway or Southern State Parkway or Long Island Expressway to (Sagtikos) Sunken Meadow Parkway going NORTH to toll booth ($7.00 fee). Go straight .8 mile to parking Lot #4 Picnic Area. Follow signs to "Norton" Area.  Please notify all siblings and other family members.

Hope to see you there!

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CONGRATULATIONS to Erin on  her graduation from Marist College.

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CONGRATULATIONS!!! Ryan will be attending the United States Coast Guard Academy  as member of the class of 2006.

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CONGRATULATIONS!!! Ryan has received a full appointment to the United States Coast Guard Academy.  Needless to say, his family is very proud of him.  In addition, he has been accepted by Fordham University, American University, SUNY Binghamton, and SUNY Geneseo.

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Erin is currently seeking a coaching position for the Fall 2002.  She plans on beginning her Master's Program at that time.

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It is with a very sad heart that I wish to inform you of the death of our beloved father, Peter J. Norton, on January 31, 2002.

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Congratulations to Erin and her teammates as the Marist Women's Soccer team captured its first-ever Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) regular season crown, with an 8-1 record.  The Red Foxes finished 2nd in the MAAC Championship Tournament held at the Walt Disney World Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida.

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Congratulations to Erin for being selected to the All-MAAC Second Team for the fourth time in her career.  Erin also holds the Marist women's Soccer record for career starts with 76 and the record for most games played in with 76.

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Ryan will be 1st chair tenor sax in the Northport High School Concert band.

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