Photos and report on the Northstar/Mast Mall and Adjacent Roma Court Bastille Day Celebration, Sunday, July 13, 2014

   Despite competition from the World Cup’s final competition, 40 people attended, including children, grandchildren, friends  and residents of other Malls, among them, Cindy Carlin, Eileen Nugent, Kris Ellenberg and her two daughters, Richard Lysle, a friend of Mark Walker’s from Voyage Mall, Harrison Starr’s cousins, Terry and John Scott and several others.  They contributed very good food, games for kids and music. Highlights in the food department were Jennifer Manoogian’s home-made lasagna and the Kronsbergs’ roast chicken. Jackie Rappaport provided chicken MacNuggets and confessed to eating too many of them before, and  on the way to, the party. Marilyn and Simeon Spiegel brought pizzas which were devoured.  New Mast Mall homeowner, Erica Murray, brought very delicious desserts. Mark Walker contributed a pinata which proved to be a real challenge for the kids. Jennifer and Dick Manoogian brought a Lakers bean bag toss, also popular with the kids. At the end of the party, Don Kronsberg and his son Damon were caught trying their hand at it too. Cindy Carlin brought a pitcher of her extraordinary Margaritas and Suzi Greenberg provided superb Mimosas. It was a perfect sunny day and the atmosphere was congenial and intimate with many staying throughout the event and after chatting away with each other.

IMG_2328Left to right: Harryot Best and Lynn Tobias from Northstar Mall. New Mast Mall homeowner, Erica Murray and Mast Mall homeowner, Block Captain and party co-host, Jennifer Manoogian.



Northstar co-Block Captain, Harryot Best and Northstar homeowner, Lynn Tobias

IMG_2331Cindy Carlin’s husband Jeff and their son Aric who will soon be going to graduate school.


Suzi Greenberg, Mast Mall homeowner and Latte, one of our most popular canine residents. Background: SSMHOA Board Member and Chair of the Block Captain Committee, Nora Nicosia sitting with Mast Mall homeowner, Brenda Kronsberg.


Beau Kronsberg, the newest Mast Mall canine resident, checking out the remains of the day. The sweetest of the sweet – he lives with Don and Brenda Kronsberg. What a love he is.


Northstar Block Captain, Mark L. Walker, supervises the pinata as the Tobias’ grandchildren make their first attempts to break it open. It proved devilishly hard to crack.

IMG_2339Dylan Spiegel, with his father Simeon, gets into the act with the Tobias’ grandchildren

With thanks to: Nora Nicosia, for coming up with the idea of the mini-Block parties and Cindy Carlin for overseeing them; to Jennifer, Dick and John Manoogian for doing a huge amount of heavy lifting in terms of set-up and break-down, tables, chairs, coolers, ice, bottled water, music, fabulous lasagna, plastic cutlery, crêpe paper, games and mini French flags; to Suzi and Michael Greenberg for helping with set-up and breakdown, and providing Mimosas, chairs, card table, paper plates, tablecloths and cups; to Don Kronsberg for lending chairs and card tables and help with decorations and set-up and break-down, along with son Damon and to Brenda Kronsberg for roast chicken; to Mast Mall homeowner, Harrison Starr for lending his cousin John Scott to help with the breakdown.  Thanks too to Sandy Gooch, SSMHOA Board Member and Chair of the Landscape Committee for putting Mast Mall in beautiful condition in preparation for the party. And finally, to all those who sacrificed watching the World Cup final in order to attend and contributed food and their wonderful selves.


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One Response to Photos and report on the Northstar/Mast Mall and Adjacent Roma Court Bastille Day Celebration, Sunday, July 13, 2014

  1. Nora Nicosia says:

    As usual, a great report, great photos of another fun party…The best comment I heard was from someone new to the Silver Strand who said that “there is a real sense of a community here.”…….Thanks Sandy……..Nora

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