Comatose car crash victim clings to life

— Benefit set Sunday

Sharkey’s Sports Bar on Route 57 will host a benefit for Kristin’s family, from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17.

Sunday’s event will feature food, raffles and live music. Well-wishers will dance to tunes by Southern rock guitarist Fred Kuepper and Alex Boatman & The Boatmen, an upbeat  rock’n’roll quartet with songwriter Boatman supported by bassist Paul Puzzullo, guitarist Andrew Halliday and drummer Brandon Morse. Admission costs $20; for info, visit Facebook.com/kristins.fight


‘A living miracle’

Despite her grim prognosis, Kristin’s friends and family do their best to stay positive.

“Kristin is a loving girl who would’ve given the shirt off her back to someone in need,” said her friend, Kailee Perrin. “She touched the lives of everyone she met, and made a lasting imprint on their hearts. This benefit will raise money to help with the multiplying medical expenses, transportation costs for her family to travel from Liverpool to Schenectady and her ongoing recovery after that.”

Amanda Trepasso is still Kristin’s best friend. She organized the fundraiser.

“Kristin Conway was a beautiful young woman with a full life ahead of her when this tragic car accident happened,” Trepasso said. “Kristin is still medically considered to be in a coma. She has a long road of recovery ahead of her, but she is a living miracle.”

Squeaky door update

You‘ve got to give Jimmy Mosconi credit. After I reported the annoying squeaky door at the U.S. Post Office in Liverpool where he works as a counter clerk, Jimmy grabbed a can of WD-40 and silenced the whiney hinges.

But you know what they say. “When one door closes, another opens.”

Sure enough I found another squeaky door at appeThaizing, the new Southeast Asian restaurant at 105 First St.

‘Café Saturdays’

Syracuse area Music Hall of Famer Maria DeSantis recently kicked off a series of “Café Saturdays at Café at 407 at Ophelia’s Place, 407 Tulip St., here in Liverpool.

From 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, the series will spotlight Maria’s own DeSantis Band, which plays a wide variety of pop tunes.

On Friday, Feb. 15, the café welcomes Hans Storsberg and Dan Clausen playing acoustic R&B originals. Admission is free at Café at 407, but don’t forget to drop a little something in the musicians’ tip jar; 451-5544.

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