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2/14/18 Highlights of this week's edition...

Former ice dancer recalls Olympic games

By Goldee Greene
Staff Writer/Arts & Entertainment

(Continued from cover) Also, Seibert choreographed the hit Canadian Broadcasting Company’s whacky “Battle of the Blades,” for four seasons. This was after the multi-talented artist had taken a long hiatus from the ice, and launching a successful interior design firm. “After having the skates off for six years designing and building homes, I was lucky to be able to do a job that turned out to be one of the most fun skating jobs I’d ever done,” he said.

“It was weekly and live across Canada with elimination format, pairing retired NHL Stanley cup players with female pair and ice dancers. The hockey players were competing to learn to figure skate and do lifts and all of that, live for their charities. The guys were the best, great athletes, still competitive and just plain good sports. For everything as it was a challenge to them as athletes. And of course bragging rights never hurt.

“And the girls who paired with these hockey guys, and trusted them to be lifted above their heads were amazing,” he said.

Read the full story in this week’s print edition.

‘There’s mutual respect for each other’

Couple celebrates more than 50 years of marriage

The Jemptys, of Fishkill, will celebrate their 54th anniversary on Sept. 7. - Photo by Kristine Coulter

By Kristine Coulter

Robert and Carolyn Jempty have been married for more than 53 years.

“We met at a beach club,” recalled Carol. The beach club was in the Throggs Neck section of the Bronx.

Carol and Bob met when they were in their 20s.

Asked what they thought about each other the first time they laid eyes on each other, Bob replied, “When you just see somebody and you say ‘Wow.’”

Carol replied, “I thought he was good looking.”

Bob was working for the New York Police Department. He would retire after 23 years on the force.

“That didn’t bother me,” said Carol about her husband’s dangerous job.
Bob said about the day they met, “I took her home that day.”

Also in the Feb 14-20, 2018 issue:

  • Fire on Rombout Ave. injures four, kills dog

An early morning fire on Rombout Ave. on Friday, Feb. 9 caused multiple injuries. - Courtesy photo


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