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The Gossip Column: November 5, 2021

Peter Green celebrates his 85th year in style

I’m not sure that we have a “Living Legend” in our culture like the Japanese, but if we did, PETER GREEN would certainly fit that description in terms of success and popularity. PETER holds that distinction on both sides of the Atlantic, as he is held in the highest esteem in the United Kingdom, from where this Welshman came to America and has enjoyed well-earned fame. So is it any wonder that 50 of his closest friends gathered on Monday evening to help him celebrate his 85th birthday? Gathered at JOHNNY’S STEAKHOUSE and hosted by BETH SWEIGART, they completed the dinner with a homemade birthday cake decorated with a Welsh dragon by baker extraordinaire DINA MOORE. Among all the celebrants were GAYNOR GREEN, RICHARD GREEN, DEBBIE GREEN LAMANNA, AMY & ANDREW GREEN, SCOTT & MELANIE GREEN KLEMAS, IAN KLEMAS, ANDREW & ROZ KRAMER, GEIR FLYCKT-PEDERSEN, MARI-BETH O’NEILL, PAM BEALE, ENID & GEORGE WRIGHT, CATHERINE WRIGHT, CHARLENE MASCUCH, KAREN JUSTIN, JIMMY MITCHELL, DAVID FITZPATRICK, APRIL & TODD CLYDE, MICHAEL & MARTI PAWASARAT, LETISHA & CARLOS DE LA TORRE, ERNESTO LARA, MORGAN MILLER, JAN RITCHIE GLADSTONE,  PETER & JILL FRAISE, CHRIS & PAM DAVIS, WOLFGANG STAMP, CARLITOS DE LA TORRE, LISA GALLIZZO, SHEILA GALLIZZO, JIMMY DICKSON and JANIE FOWLER. ...

The voting continues for the PURINA® PRO PLAN® Best Professional Handler, Owner Handler, Breeder and Judge of the Year awards. The nominees appear in this week’s issue of DOG NEWS. The winners will be announced at the PURINA® PRO PLAN® SHOWDOGS OF THE YEAR AWARDS DINNER partnered with DOG NEWS on Sunday evening, January 23, 2022, at the fabulous and opulent GOTHAM HALL. Also celebrating that evening will be the Top Dogs in each group, the top Obedience dog and top-winning Junior Showman, topped off by the induction to the coveted Hall of Fame. ...

Congratulations to Skye fanciers ANTOINETTE & FRANK VOLPE, who have announced they are expecting their first child in the spring. They have a little catching up to do to get where multiple group judge KAREN & GARY WILSON are, as they celebrate the birth of their 21st great-grandchild, CECILIA ANN CHAUTA. Best wishes to all. ...

We were saddened and shocked to hear that BETH DOWD of Pinehurst, North Carolina, passed away suddenly. BETH owned several top-winning Pembroke Welsh Corgis and Clumber Spaniels, and was of course co-owner with the late CEIL RUGGLES of the Sussex Spaniel Stump, winner of the 2009 Westminster Kennel Club. Our deepest sympathies to her daughter CAROL. ...

Bouvier, Affenpinscher and Papillion fancier RAMONA FINE has passed away. Not active in the sport for several years, she still had many friends with whom she kept in contact. Our deepest sympathies to her family.




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