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December 4, 2021
- On a few websites, I'm getting error messages from Norton saying the website in question
was "dangerous". I have to investigate it more but so far I'm seeing it while using Firefox
on my computers. I tried looking at the site using Chrome and didn't have that problem.
I'm not sure why Norton would flag some website as dangerous using one particular browser.
At least now, you know it's browser-related.
- Thus begins the long and tediuous task of checking out all the listings on this website to make sure
they're still valid. There are occasions where a website was forgotten and not renewed. Many others
are businesses that shut down at some point. If your venue is still active, please drop me a line if
you haven't let me know in recent times that you're still alive.
- And if your listing has changed in any way, I'm not going to know about it unless
you tell me. I might just assume the business closed. Don't wait for that to happen.
Check your venue's listing here and let me know of any updates. Do not assume that I'll
see your event on the Internet. And DO NOT expect me to find new information on your website or
Facebook page; I don't have the time to check out every dance venue.
- I saw a posting of a new swing dance. The
Sunday Swing Dance will be held at the Burren Back Room, 247 Elm Street in
Somerville every third Sunday. (However, I don't know if they meant *every* third Sunday
or if they meant the third Sunday of every month (a big difference).
From the corner booth...
Eli Brookner, ballroom dancer, radar engineer, world traveler, Lexington Ma community participant, loving husband of 35 years to Ethel Bobick Brookner, loving father of two sons, passed away last November 29th.
Eli BROOKNER, Age 90, a Lexington resident, since 1962 and Principal Engineering Fellow for Raytheon, died at Emerson Hospital in Concord on November 29, 2021. He was the husband of the late Ethel (Bobick) Brookner. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 2, 1931, as the son of the late Angel and Fanny Brookner. He was a graduate of Stuyvesant High School in New York City, and went on to attend City College where he met his future wife. Later, he earned his PhD from Columbia University. With a career spanning more than half a century at Raytheon as a Radar Engineer, he played a major role in the development of radar and phased array radar systems. He is recognized as a leader and advisor for over twenty leading radar programs for civil and defense applications. A life member of IEEE, he received the Dennis J. Picard Medal, Warren White Award for Excellence in Radar Engineering, as well as IEEE Centennial and Millennium medals. A renowned international lecturer and published author, his teachings have educated thousands of radar engineers worldwide. An extensive traveler, he has lectured in and visited 22 countries in every continent but the Antarctic. He will also be remembered as a passionate ballroom dancer up until his passing.
Relatives and friends are invited to
gather for his graveside service on
Sunday, December 5th at 11 am in
Westview Cemetery, 520 Bedford Street, Lexington, Ma. 02420. 781-861-2717
Eli's son, Richard, is inviting folks to get together afterwards at the
Element Lexington Hotel meeting room, 727 Marrett Road, Lexington, Ma. 02421. 781-761-1750
between 1 and 4 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society 3 Speen Street Framingham, MA 01701 508-270-4600
See you on the dance floor.
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