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Page 8 POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 2, 2010 !ii!ii!i iii!iji : i::i:i::iiiiii: :il i!!:i:::!:!:i:i:::i!!i;:i:i;:ii::iii:ili:i:::i::::!i::::i::ii!i:::i!i!i:::: , bg -Iilda 5"1. Mot, Terence and Kristin Connell of Boston's North End smile for the camera at The Steppingstone Foundation's "Crystal Ball." {Photo by Karen Snyder) More than 400 guests en- joyed The Steppingstone Foundation's recent annual "Crystal Ball" at The Four Seasons Hotel in Boston. The black-tie Gatsby-themed soi- ree raised 880,000 for the non-profit's programs, which prepare urban schoolchildren for educational opportunities leading to college. Live music was provided by the Flipside. A silent auction offered many items, includ- ing a signed Boston Bruins jersey and a year's supply of Samuel Adams beer. Among the supporters enjoying the fun event were Terence and Kristin Connell of Boston's North End. Steppingstone was founded in 1990 and has programs in Boston, Hartford and Phila- delphia. For additional infor- mation, visit www.tsforg. ....... "The 2010 Boston Flower & Garden Show" is but a happy memory now, and congratulations are in order to Show Director Carolyn Weston and the Needham based Paragon Group as they begin a new tradition. After a year without a major flower show in Boston, everyone was more than ready to en- joy "A Feast for the Senses." Especially exciting was the participation of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society and its tireless 3uona asqua If you've never dined in an Italian home, you've never dined at La Summa "s Homemade Italian Specialties 30 Fleet Street Boston's North End Prop: Barbara Summa Phone: (617) 523-9503 - Celebrating 27 gears in business - Buona pasqua MODERN PASTRY SHOP, INC. ITALIAN & FRENCH PASTRY Cakes - Confectionary - Candies 257 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113 (617) 523-3783 20 Salem Street, Medford, MA 02155 (781) 396-3618 : .... , WWW.MODERNPASTRY.COM uona )asqua RISTORANTE & BAR Traditional Italian Cuisine Donoto Frattaroli 415 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113 617.367.2353 Open for Lunch and Dinner Daily -- Private dining rooms for any occasion donato@luciaboston,com volunteers, under the direc- tion of Chair Neal Sanders, in producing the Show's "floral-design and amateur competitions" and various exhibitions. Even more exciting is the fact that the Show will be back bigger and better next year! So, be sure to save the dates: March 16-20, 2011 at the Seaport World Trade Center. If you didn't get to enjoy this year's Show in person, or if you would like to "re- visit," take a look at the pages on Facebook, where our son Michael has posted some short videos and more than 100 images that he took. I have to admit that I can't help looking at them over and over again. Thank you, Michael! ....... Teamsters Local 25 plans to "Light up the Night" at the 3rd annual "Gala for Autism" on Saturday, April 10, at the Intercontinental Hotel Boston with a gala evening that will include dining and dancing, the chance to win a 2010 Harley motorcycle or Boston-to-Ber- muda cruise, and a great silent auction. Buona Pasqua from J. PACE & SON CENTRAL, INC. Italian Specialties 75 Blossom Court, Boston, MA 617-227-6141 Fax 617-227-6201 J. PACE & SON DOWNTOWN, INC. Catering Experts One Federal Street, Boston, MA 617-556-8253 Fax 617-556-8256 J. PACE & SON, INC. Italian Specialties 325 Main Street, Saugus, MA 781-231 0599 Fax 781-231-9699 J. PACE & SON, INC. 42 Cross Street, North End, Boston, MA 617-227-9673 Fax 617-778-0497 J. PACE & SON UPTOWN, INC. I Park Lane, Boston (Seaport District), MA 857-366-4640 Fax 857-366-4648 Buona Pasqua ~~ ~r .Y ~&.oo~o/5 5:o~_o005~ Local 25 President Sean O'Brien recently announced an all-star list of Honorary Committee members that span the entertainment, sports, political and medical spectrum including: Ben Affleck, actor and di- rector; Lyndon Byers, Former Boston Bruin & WAAF Hill- Man Morning Show; Larry Cancro, Boston Red Sox & Autism Speaks, New En- gland; Attorney General Martha Coakley; Jon Fein- berg, Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation; Michael Feinberg, Feinberg, Campbell & Zack, P.C.; and Secretary- Treasurer David Laughton, Teamsters Joint Council 10 New England. Also: Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino; Lt. Governor Timothy Murray; Jack O'Callahan, Olympic Gold Medalist, 1980 US Hockey Team & Beanpot Financial Services; Governor Deval Patrick; Randy Price, WCVB- TV; Mark Roithmayr, Autism Speaks; Helen Tager- Flusberg, Ph.D., Boston Uni- versity School of Medicine; Frank Ventola, Paramount Harley- Davidson/Buell, LLC.; and "Irish" Micky Ward, Former WBU Light Welter- weight World Champion. The soiree will be emceed by WCVB's Randy Price. Guests will dine on delicious cuisine and dance to Boston's party band, The Marsels. This year's honorees in- clude Rita Gardner, execu- tive director of Melmark New England, based in Andover and a private, not-for-profit, community based organiza- At the Boston Flower & Garden Show, John Forti, the curator of Historic Landscapes at Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, NH, stands before the exhibit of the N.E. Unit of the Herb Society of America, which showcased herbs and their historical use in the 17th century. {Photo by Hilda M. Morrill) tion dedicated to serving children and adolescents within the autism spec- trum disorders; and Joseph O'Connor, co-founder of the Braintree American Little League Challenger Division, a program that gives chil- dren with physical chal- lenges the opportunity to play baseball. Silent auction items in- clude: Autographed sports memorabilia by Tom Brady, Bobby Orr, and the 1980 US Hockey Gold Medalists and a Bruins VIP Experience; getaways near and far in- cluding New England, New York City, Florida and Cancun; a chance to tour backstage studios of "Good Still Here... Happy Easter Maria's Pastry Shop ./",~.z.Homemade Pannetone and Nougat Candy : 46 Cross Street, Boston, Massachusetts tappy 8aster KELLEY SQUARE PUB 84 Bennington Street East Boston, MA 02128 617-567-4627 617-567-3080 Fax: 617-567-0800 Function Room Available for Private Parties Buona Pasqua 'BelCa Vista" in Boston at 286 Hanover Street Reservations: 227-5353 Ristorante and Pizzeria in Boston at 288 Hanover Street Tel. 367-4999 Franco Pezzano Lucia Pezzano I_ . . - ,