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Page 6 POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 9, 2010 DANTE ALIGHIERI -- The Happy Years 1265-1300. ALL THAT. ZAZZ by Mary N. DiZazzo I! by Dominic AveUani " I recently made a preser~tation on Dante " "Healing Power from Natural, Organic Ingredients Alighieri at the Italian-American Promote Skin's Elasticity" Cultural Organization in Braintree Czao bells, EIGHTH NATURAL WON- , (founded by Mr. Domenic Candelieri) Kosmea's certified organic DER REVITALISING FACIAL and realized how many people know products can restore your SERUM: contains hibiscus about Dante's Inferno (the book) but very skin unbelievably! I have extract, organic Rose Hip Oil few people know about Dante the man. been using this line per- and pea extract. This is We all know Shakespeare was our great-sonally for almost ten nature's alternative to Botox[ writer of the English language. We allyears. My friends, Clients This anti-aging facial serum know that Cervantes was the greatest and peers who use Kosmea instantly "lifts" dull and tired writer of the Spanish language. And we have all been looking skin and is also used in the all know that Dante was the greatest younger, better! chest area to smooth out fine !I writer of the Italfan language. But The cornerstone of lines and wrinkles. what do we really know about Kosmea's line is the Rose To be used daily as an Dante the person? Hip Oil. The Rose Hips are anti-aging protection. See it Dante was born in Florence in 1265 when Florence was a grown high in the Malta for yourselfl young city (about I00 years old). As Dante was growing up, Mountains of Lesotho, Af- For more info and to pur- there was a lot of construction going on. In fact, the city rica. -Growing wild from lips. feet and heels, spots and chase Kosmea go to my web was growing so fast that the walls had to be extended, and harmful insecticides and scrapes, scars, sensitive site: IJ Florence went from one bridge (Ponte Vecchio) to four bridges, fertilizers, the rose hips are infant skin, elbows, nails Feel good, look better! Dante was born in a rather wealthy class. His father had certified organic from the and cuticles, stretch marks, Buona giOrnata and God invested wisely, loaned money, and made a handsome profit. U.S.D.A. The rainfall thereafter hair removal, dry andbless the United States of The family owned a house in Florence, lots of land. and had is high, 11,000 feet above damaged hair and unruly America[ many servants, sea level, the air is cleaneyebrows. Mary N. At the age of nine, he met Beatrice Portinari (1274) at a and pure. Resulting in qual- SKIN CLINIC CERTIFIED DiZazzo-Trumbull party and fell in love with her. iCy ingredients for Kosmea's ORGANIC ROSE HIP OIL: a Read prior weeks' "All That Although he never dated her nor had any physical con- line. The skin care range super-light, easily absorbed Zazz" columns at unmu.mary tact with her. she was the love of his life in his poems and contains only the very besttreatment oil used to smooth Mary is a third- in his thoughts. At age 12, Dante was promised to Gemmanature has to offer. "Skin-wrinkles, even out skin tone, generation cosmetologist and Donati whom he married at age 19 and had two beautiful care as nature intended" reduce scars, moisturize and a Massachusetts distributor of boys and a girl with her. He was a Cavalliere who rode his About a few of the products: sooth dry skin, nourish andKosmea brand rose hip oil (cavallo) horse to check on his lands but also to see and 'SKIN CLINIC RESCUE hydrate aging Skin, balanceproducts. She may be con- enjoy the beautiful Tuscan countryside. When he was 24 BALM: a natural soothing oily skin and reduce the ap- tacted at (978) 470-8183 or years old he fought in the battle of Campaldino in the multi-purpose ointment for pearance of blemishes, Florentine calvary and returned to Florence as a hero. In 1290, the love of his life (Beatice Portinari), whom he had kli Day ther' never touched but was totally enamored with died. As a Annual Duc ng Event on Mo s Day result, he wrote a poetic book ~La Vita Nuova" on the ideal Based on the children's classic Make Way Friends of the Public Garden, there will be platonic- love he had for her. Years later, he will write the for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey, Ducklinga birthday cake at the end of the procession Divine Comedy where she plays a major role both in purga- Day is an annual ritual that retrace the steps for the children to enjoy. tory and in paradise, of the beloved characters Mr. and Mrs, Mal-The Annual Duckling Day will take place From 1290-1295, he went into a deep study of philosophy, lard and their family of eight ducklings. Led on Sunday May 9, 2010 (Mother's Day). Reg- He studied under a famous philosopher and teacher.(Latini), by the Harvard University Band, children istration and activities begin at 10:30am and ~ and also studied philosophy with the Franciscan and parade around Boston Common dressed like the parade-starts at noon. I Dominican friars. He studied Aristotle. Virgil, Socrates, characters from this story. A face painter, a Registration will be in Boston Common on ' and others. He made great friends like another poet and magician and a balloon artist will be at the the corner of Beacon Street and Park Street philosopher, Guido Cavalcante. In 1295, he entered event from 10:30am until noon to entertain across from the State House. Florentine politics. He became a City Councilor and became the children before the parade begins. As For more information, please call Marjorie very well respected by his political party (the White Guelphs) this year is the 40th anniversary of the Rochon at (617) 267-7366. who would send him to mitigate the many warring factions in Italy, He was even sent as ambassador to Rome in 1300 when on his return trip to Florence he leamed in Siena t that his happy and ideal days would soon come to an end. I hope you now have a better idea about our greatest poeta, Dante, who wrote in the Florentine dialect (which eventu- KAROUN RESTAURANT, NEWTON,MA ally became the Italian language) rather than in Latin over C a r o l y n The heart of ConSon6's mission is aimed 700 years ago. and John at breaking the cycle of poverty through edu- In a future report, I will write on "Dante-The Sad but Eurdolian, cation and transforming the lives of young Adventurous Years" [1300-1321 At).) Proprietors women through the power of music. Ciao, per adessso, of Karoun ConSon6 will replicate the legacy of the Dominic Avellani, Restaurant, successful New York Nativity School with li will be host-its highly structured paradigm that includes Director of the East Boston Adult Ed. Center ing a Gala small classes, an extended dab, and school ~ Fundraiser year, rigorous academic standards, high ex- Greater Boston 's Affordab[e Private Cemetery on April 29, pectations, value formation, summer inten- H 2010 in sire study, and graduate support. Traditional Burial Plot Connolly and Helen support of As a special distinction, Chorus.will be a Tassone, foundeta of C o n S o n ~ prominent part of ConSon6's academic core, , , , (for2)Starting at S1500 ConSon6. Academy. a and its students will rehearse daily as an !- ~] t :_- 5- new middle ensemble. The comprehensive chorus (~ school for girls slated to open in the music program will ensure music preser- : ~ ~r%4} . ~U" US0~0 S ~OLU~U S Charlestown neighborhood of Boston. A vation, music education, and music aware- -=r ~ ~ ~ reception to meet Foundersand Heads of ness, while fostering creative thinking, 500 C nt b St. 617.524.1036 School, Anne Connolly and Helene Tassone,problem solving, and risk-taking in girls. Bostoh, MTk02131 will begin at 6:30PM with dinner to follow at Through music. ConSon6 will inspire stu- "~ _ \ ~rving the Italian community for over I00 years! 7:30.PM This is a ticketed event, and RSVPs dents to develop a personal, creative voice ~' f are due April 15th. Further details may be within the context of an intellectual and /f ~" found at, artistic community. ConSon6 will seek to About ConSon~ encourage, broad thinking and active listen- Boston Harborside ConSon Academy, Where Middle School ing, teach delivery and acceptance of con- p h Girls Can Develop Their Voice(s), slated to structive criticism, plant the seeds of wis- Jose A. Langone open in September 2010 in the Charlestown dom. and nurture a life-long commitment neighborhood of Boston, will be an indepen- to creative expression which will cultivate dent, tuition-free, urban school, providing a young women "capable of effecting positive 580 Commercial St. Boston, MA 02109 structured, values-oriented education to change in the world around them. ConSon~ 617-536-4110 promising and motivated girls, grades 5-8, will also use music as a powerful tool for serving students of all faiths from low- social change in three primary domains: income families, preparing them for admis- youth development, community building, AugustaveM. Sabia, Jr. TrevorSlauenwhite sion to selective high schools and colleges and social healing. FrederickJ. Wobrock DinoC.Manca -- challenging each to achieve her highest ConSon6 envisions its students to ap- CourtneyA.Fitzgibbons potential and to attain academic compe- proach life creatively, collaboratively, and tence, confidence, curiosity, integrity, and with conviction. We will help them all be- hope. A special emphasis in choral music come the women they want to be ... women education will strengthen a traditional cur- who have found their voice(s). AServiceFamilyAfiliateofAFFS/ServiceCorporationInternafional riculum, empowering the girls to realize For more information about ConSon6 206Winter St., Fall River, MA02720 Telephone 508-676-2454 their potential and develop their voice(s), Academy, please visit .the website at -- . i music-wise and otherwise,