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Page 10 POST-GAZETTE, JANUARY 2, 2009 Bob 's Be, t by Bob DeCristoforo Father Vincent Daily (left) celebrating his 50 th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood. HAPPY NEW YEAR As we begin a magnificent and Blessed New Year let us take the great Spirit of the Christmas season with its message of love, joy, and Peace into every day of 2009. IT'S ABOUT BEING A PRIEST FathEr Vincent Daily cel- ebrated his 50 th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priest- hood at St. Stephen's Church on Sunday, Decem- ber 21st. Father Daily also served as a member of the Missionary Society of St. James, which is head- quartered at St. Stephen's, for 16 years. Bishop Robert Hennessey presided at the Mass, where he also blessed a plaque honoring the Soci- ety 50 th Anniversary, and a beautiful painting of 'Our Lady of Guadalupe', now located in the Church. THANK YOU, NORTH END YOUNGER SENIORS Sad to report that some- thing will be missing in 2009. The North End Younger Seniors Club held their final meeting and Christmas Party in December. The North End Younger Seniors did much, and more impor- tantly gave much to the North End Neighborhood over many years. We take this opportunity to salute Rose Toscano, and the mem- bership. You and your fine work will never be forgotten. DISNEY ON ICE North End Against Drugs ended the year on another high note[ Thanks to NEAD. and the TD. Banknorth Neighborhood Charities, 375 of our closest families and friends attended Saturday (December 27 th) performance of Disney's Mickey's Magical Kingdom. Special Thanks to Joyce Papa Amoroso for her magnificent save, and to all those, who delivered the tickets on time despite the 'No School Snow Days'. GRINCH TIME! Thanks to the NEAA a large number of North End young people had the opportunity to see 'live' The Grinch Who Stole Christmas at the CitiCenter. Once again the North End Athletic Associa- tion put a lot of smiles on many youngsters this Christ- mas season. How fortunate we are to have the NEAAI EDUCATION PLUS 2008 Mark Bavis Leader- ship Foundation Scholarship recipients are Daryl de Villier (Cathedral), Rita Sul- livan (Worcester Academy) Kassandra Kluge (Beverly) Patrick Blute (Harwich) and Skylar Belinsky (Sandwich). For more information and 2009 Scholarship applica- tions check out www.mark bavisleadershipfoundation.org. l REAL GRINCH I wasn't pleased to hear that Hill House on Beacon Hill has severed its ties with the North End NEAA Little League. One of the main goals of youth athletics is to bring young people together. It's sad that some of the base- ball adults at Hill House don't think so. Striking Out Kids, and the North End NEAA is a Big Error! HIGH SCHOOL PREP NOTEBOOK Lawrence Academy Varsity Basketball Team entered the Christmas Break with an impressive 5-I record tak- ing a pair from Holderness, Brooks. Groton and Cushing, and falling to St. Mark's. Former Charlestown High player Shabazze Napier is one of the Spartans hoop stars. Charlestown High Track stars Omar Abdi, and Ahmed Ali were named to both the Boston Globe and ',, Have a professional represent you and your claim against ['%,1 the Insurance Company Richard Settipane l"[6"__ PUBLIC INSURANCE ADJUSTER FIRE - BURGLARY - FLOOD And All Other Losses Pertaining to Your Home or Business. One Longfellow Place - Suite 2322 Boston, Massachusetts 02114 24 Hour Service (617) 523-3456 FAX (617) 723-9212 Boston Herald All Scholastic Cross Country Teams. Omar was also named one of the Globe's 'Runners of the Year'. Glad to read that the MIAA Division 1 and Division 2 GIRLS Hockey Champion- ships will be played at the TD Banknorth Garden this year for the very first time. It's about time! THANK YOU, SAN ANTONIO North End Against Drugs would like to thank the St. Anthony Society for their generous donation. You have always been a big part of the NEAD Family, and we all appreciate the continued support. COLLEGE BOARD Hockey East teams have hit the road this Holiday Break. BU travels to the Denver Cup, Vermont will be hosting their Catamount Cup, Northeastern plays in the Dodge Holiday Classic in Minneapolis, and Lowell fmds the RiverHawks playing in the Shilleiagh Tournament in Illinois. Maine went south to the Florida College Clas- sic. UMass went north to the Ledyard National Bank Classic in Hanover, New Hampshire and Merrimack took part in the UConn Hockey Tournament. HOT STOVE BASEBALL Baseball said 'Goodbye' to former Pittsburgh Pirate star Doc Ellis for whom he pitched a No-Hitter in 1970, and starred on their 1971 World Championship Team. His career record was 138 wins-119 losses with an ERA of 3.46. Four of his Pirate Teams won the NL East. He also played for the Yankees, Oakland, Texas and the Mets. He was 63 years old. Baseball also said 'Goodbye' to former Negro League star Carlos Manuel Santiago, who played second base and short- stop for the New York Cubans in 1945 and 1946. He was 82. If the New York Yankees declare bankruptcy, will Congress bail them out?? TIDBITS Congrats to Joanne Prevost Anzalone, who is the new President of the North End Chamber of Commerce and Thank You to Frank DiPasquale for his fine work with the NECC over the past three years. Celeb Sightings: Bosco alum Harry Coiangelo, Chico Vozzella, and Wally the Green Monster[ Don't forget registration is now underway for the NEMPAC Winter Classes, which begin in January. Contact Sarah Glenn at sarah.glenn@yahoo.com flr all the information. r SMILE! Remember Your Loved Ones The Post-Gazette accepts memorials throughout the year. Please call dl 7-227-8929 and ask for Lisa L_ j Fact reviewing the best. BRITNEY SPEARS -- CIRCUS (CD) Jive The tent is ready for Britnev's return to the mu- sic scene and stage, with the release of her 15-track CD Circus. Spears' exciting mu- sical performance opens with the chart climbing single "Womanizer." Get the cotton candy ready as the fun foUows with the title cut "Circus," slowing the pace for the pretty "Out From Under," the photo- genic "Kill The Lights," the cutting "Shattered Glass," and the provocative "If U Seek Amy." The 'Pop Princess' con- tinues with royal perfor- mances on cuts as. "Unusual You," the perfectly clear "Blur," a pair of tunes Spears co-wrote "Mmm Papi" and the 'vogue' influenced "Manne- quin," plus the fashionista beat of "Lace and Leather," and another song she co- wrote, the tender "My Baby." Three bonus tracks shine via, "Radar," plus her effort "Rock Me In," and put the wraps on her album by connecting on "Phonography." This Deluxe Edition includes a DVD of the making of the album and an interview with Britney, who is right back on the map, catch her 'live' performance at the TD Banknorth Garden during her March tour stop! DEBORAH LATZ -- LIFELINE (CD) June Moon Jazz vocalist Deborah Latz covers a startling range of moods and emotions on her sophomore album Lifeline. The emotional roller-coaster begins with classics as Hoagy Carmichael's "I Get Along Without You Very Well," tak- ing "Witchcraft" to new heights, plus the tasty "Tea For Two/Day In Day Out," the catchy "Make Someone Happy," an original Latz com- position has the saxy "Jump In," and she hits the halfway mark using the Bill Evans standard, and apropo "Waltz for Debby." The flavored "My Favorite Things" is a high- light, followed by a wonderful cover of Billie Holiday's "Don't Explain," the haunting "The Sweetest Sounds," delivering "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" with a salsa beat, plus the depth of "How Deep Is The Ocean." Added are three songs done in French, "Les Feuilles Mortes (The Falling Leaves)," "Que Reste-t-il De Nos Amours (I Wish You Love)" and "La Vie En Rose," and they are instantly romantic aphrodisiacs. Deborah takes several pages from the Great American Songbook, and makes them her own! Plea- sure upon multiple pleasure! THE CLIQUE -- SOUNDTRACK (CD) New Line/Razor & Tie The Warner Premiere's motion picture The Clique, is based on the" first book of the best-selling 'tween series by author Lisi Harrison. The soundtrack contains 14 brand new pop songs performed by young female artists. Pick your favorites from Interscope Records' Clique Girlz "Here With Me Now," Free & Easy .by bob morello the rest contributes "Break It Down" featuring rising pop star Tina Sugandh, along with "Hypno- tique," Juliet Shatkin's "UR Perfect" and "Look But Don't Touch." plus The Clique star Samantha Boscarino does a fine job with "Find My Place." Rebecca Jones hits the tar- get with "Go," while Classic raps on "Ayo Ayo." followed by Alana D's triple-play--"Get Up and Go." "Commit Me" and "So Dangerous." The final triple-play showcases The DeeKom-pressors "Get UR Good Time On," "That Girl" and end with "What You Say." Pop gems galore that clique! DISNEY BOX OFFICE HITS (CD) Walt Disney Walt Disney Records cel- ebrates the success of film songs with this compilation of 15 musical moments per- formed by some of today's biggest stars. Tracks include, "Ever Ever After" (Enchanted- Carrie Underwood), "Down to Earth"(WALL-E-Peter Gabriel), "Real Gone" (Cars-Sheryl Crow), "Little Wonders" (Meet the Robinsons-Rob Thomas), "This Is Home" (Narnia- Switchfoot), "Breakaway" (Princess D/ar/es2-Kelly Clark- son) and "Can't Take It In" (Narnia-lmogen Heap). Miley Cyrus and John Travolta of- fer "I Thought I Lost You" from Bolt, trailed by "Our Town" (Cars-James Taylor), "All I Know" (Chicken Little- Five For Fighting), "The Call" (Narnia-Regina Spektor), "Where Is Your Heart At?" (Meet the Robinsons-Jamie Cullum), "Le Festin" (RatatouiUe-Camille), finish- ing with Paul Oakenfold's mix "Jack's Suite" Pirates of the Caribbean, and "UNKLE Reconstruction" (The Incredibles-UNKLE). Disney musical moments Well worth celebrating! TERMINATOR: THE SA- RAH CONNOR CHRONICLES --TELEVI- SION SOUNDTRACK (CD) La-La Land If you are a fan of the hit FOX TV show, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, or not, this soundtrack is 'must hear'! Composer Bear McCreary created the score from the first and second sea- sons, blending electronic in- tricacies and delicate bal- ance of the hard, loud bass drums, then connecting with minute percussive micro- beats to. Featured track is "Samson and Delilah" sung by second season star and lead singer for the group Gar- bage, Shirley Manson. Addi- tional highlights have, "Ter- minator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" Opening Title which includes Brad Fiedel's "Terminator Theme," plus "Ain't We Famous" performed by BrEndAn's Band, along with " Terminator: The Sa- rah Connor Chronicles" End Credits." McCreary's music is from the shows: Pilot, The Turk, Queen's Gambit, Auto- matic for the People, The De- mon Hand, Gnothi Seuton, Dungeons & Dragons, What He Beheld, Vickl's Chip and Samson & Delilah.