On Dec. 15, 27 Worden Senior Citizens teamed up with about 200 more seniors from Billings and Laurel to go on the tour of Christmas lights in Billings, sponsored by the Billings Exchange Club.
Dec. 18 was the seniors’ Christmas dinner and party. They were entertained by the Memory Lane Band from Billings and Laurel. Many old favorites were played and several people danced. Commissioner Bill Kennedy presented a slide show on the new Veterans Cemetery in Laurel.
The seniors’ New Year’s dinner was Thursday, Dec. 31, at the VFW Hall.
Call 967-6535 for more information on Worden Senior Citizens.
Cody Ringo, a 2000 graduate of Huntley Project High School, is the sous chef at a New York restaurant with a special dish that will be featured on the Food Network show, “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.”
Ringo assists executive chef Terry Harwood and pastry chef Lisa Murphy Harwood at the Vine Street Cafe in Shelter Island, New York (in “the Hamptons”).
Food Network chef Ina Garten, also known as “The Barefoot Contessa,” is a regular customer and loves the pasta Bolognese. Garten brought a film crew in and had Ringo and the cafe’s owners prepare and serve the dish to her for the “hometown favorites” themed show.
The show will air first on Friday, Jan. 8, at 9 p.m. on the Food Network. It will repeat on Saturday, Jan. 9, at midnight and on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 8:30 p.m.
Ringo started out working in restaurants in Missoula and, through a friend whose parents own a restaurant in Long Island, N.Y., moved to New York to work there during his summers off from college. He attended the French Culinary Institute in Manhattan, New York City, earning a culinary arts degree. He’s been sous chef at the Vine Street Cafe for about three years.
Ringo describes pasta Bolognese as a classic dish with meat sauce prepared in the style of Bologna, Italy. “It’s a slow cooked meat sauce, and it’s unique because in Bologna they use ground meats— veal, pork and pork sausage— cooked with chicken stock and cream for a very long time.” He said Harwood stayed close to the classic recipe for an authentic Bolognese sauce.
The restaurant has gained acclaim recently, scoring 27 out of 30 points in a Zagat survey of Long Island restaurants, placing them second among them all. It also recently hosted Bill and Hillary Clinton for dinner, who have a home nearby.
Ringo is the son of Tom and Nina Ringo of Ballantine.