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Shopping to cure the Fall blues

Yvonne Delaney Mitchell | 5/23/2013, 4:28 p.m.

"Why do you need my name?" I asked. The reply was something along the lines of "in case I come back with the shoes and you are not here, I can page you over the loudspeaker." Now I'll admit, while I am on a quest for fortune and fame, having my name announced over the loudspeaker at Macy's was not exactly what I had in mind. "Thank you, but never mind," I replied, and with that I returned to Bloomingdale's and bought the booties I originally saw. Of course by this time, the "sale" was over, but I was just glad they still had them in my size. Oh yeah, and the shoes in Macy's, they were all made in China.

Happy birthday, Langston Williams, Roger Daniels, Jamie Foster, Crystal Gaines, Mary Louise Williams and Ruth Clark, who is about to be roasted and toasted on Friday, Oct. 19, at Melba's State Office Building.

The Children's Aid Society will host a Sports Management/Career Development workshop for youths aged 14-20. Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 16, there will be weekly sessions covering topics such as careers in sports, tips on obtaining financial aid, managing the scores table, promoting events and a field trip to visit a college. The facilitator is Kelsey Stevens, who can be reached at 212-865-6337 or by emailing kelseys@childrensaidsociety.org. Classes will be held at the Society headquarters on Columbus Avenue between 103rd and 104th streets.

You do remember that you read it here first, months ago, that Clyde Frazier, our fabulous Knick, was opening up a restaurant on 10th Avenue at 38th Street? Well, you will be glad to know that Clyde Frazier's Wine and Dine is up and running and gaining a reputation as the "in" place. The walls are decorated with larger-than-life-size pictures of Frazier's glory days on the court, the food is good and, naturally, large-screen TVs are placed throughout the venue so patrons can watch the game. Which game? Any game that's on, and there is always a game on.

Wondering what to do for Halloween? Clyde Frazier's will host a Halloween party on the 27th, and B. Smith will host her own Halloween party on the same date at her Sag Harbor restaurant. Both are giving prizes for the best costume. Whether you're here or there, you're sure to have a howling good time.

Both here and there are the Guardsmen, who are about to jet off to Monte Carlo and Paris, while Fred and Joy Cooke are just returning from a cruise to Canada. It's also bon voyage to Seymour James, president of the New York State Bar Association, and his wife, Appellate Court Judge Cheryl Chambers, who are all set to rendezvous off in the blue horizon for their wedding anniversary; is it 32 years? My, my how time flies when you're having fun.

Until next week ... kisses.