Legendary Hall of Fame goalie to ‘skate’ into Newtown
NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP – The Green Parrot will turn orange and black on Dec. 10 when Broad Street Bully and Hall of came hockey great Bernie Parent “skates” into town for a night of nostalgia.
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“It’s going to be a memorable night,” said Senior Luca, the owner of Ned’s Cigar Shop. “And you’ll be spending it with a true gentleman. If you’re there, Bernie will talk to you. He’s a real guy. No one will be disappointed.”
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“If you can get two or more of them together and get them bantering back and forth and telling stories about bus rides and post games, it’s absolutely worth its weight in gold. It’s absolutely hysterical. And they are all really good guys – salt of the earth.”
Of course, the other big attraction of the night will be the cigars.
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