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POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 11,2014 Page5 A Frank De Pasquale Venture Co-chairs Christine Cusick, husband Dr. Paul Cusick, and Dr. Sue Cullinane Jeppson. The Emerald Necklace Conservancy and 125 guests enjoyed an evening at the Boston Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, March 13 th, helping to raise 820,000 for the Justine Mee Lift Fund for the Emerald Necklace. Completely underwritten for the third year by the BSO, the event sup- ports Party in the Park fundraising effo-ts which have raised over $5M for capital projects in the Emerald Necklace park system. This years' Party in the Park luncheon will Ursula Liff, daughter of the late Parks Dept. Commissioner Justine Liff, with co-chair Deb Hoffman (right) and daughter Lindsey Hoffman. be held on May 14 th at Pinebank Promon- tory at Jamaica Pond. For more information: ww w. emeraldnecklace, org. Attendees included: Conservancy Presi- dent, Julie Crockford, Board Chair Ben and Kate Taylor, Lynn Dale and Frank Wisneski, Ursula Lift, the BSO's Kim Noltemy, Paul and Saskia Epstein, Camille Valentine, Cackie Austin, Kim Furnald. BSO Event Committee Chairs: Christine Cusick, Peggy Dray, Molly Dunne, Deb Hoffman and Sue Cullinane Jeppson. Bricco Boutique ItalianCuisine 241 Hanover St. 617.248.6800 Trattoria II Panino Boston's Ist Original Trafforia 11 Parmenter St. * 617.720.1336 Quattro Grill, Rosticceria & Pizzeria 266 Hanover St. 617.720.0444 GiGi Gelateria 50 Flavors of Homemade Gelato 272 Hanover St. * 64 Cross St. 617.720.4243 N.E, Scene Boston Magazine A Magazine of Food, Wine, Tradition, Travel & Culture 256 Hanover St. 617.570.9199 Mar6 Seafood & Oyster Bar 135 Richmond St. 617.723.MARE Bricco Panetteria Homemade Artisan Breads 241 Hanover St. 617.248.9859 Umbria Prime 5 Stow Steakhouse Oyster Bar & Night Club 295 Franklin St. * 617.338.1000 DePasquale's 5 Homemade Pasta Shoppe Over 50 Varieties 66A Cross St. * 617.248.9629 Eagle Design Commercial & Residential Construction 256 Hanover St. Suite 8 617.201.7951 The Ocean Club at Marina Bay 62,000 Square Feet of Outdoor Nightlife 333 Victory Rd. * 617.689.0600 Lucia's Thirsty Thursday Comedy Series with Dave Russo & Friends! "party in the Park" co-chalr Cackie Austin and Stephen Jeffries. ENC board chair Ben Taylor Adrienne Camire and and president Julie co-chair Molly Dunne. Crockford. (Photos by Roger Farrington) SWAN BOATS OPENING APRIL 19 th Mayor Martin J. Walsh will host the first Swan Boat ride of the season as the popular attraction opens at the Public Garden lagoon at 10:00 am on Satur- day, April 19 th. "I'm proud to be joining the Paget family and Boston- ians of all ages to cel- ebrate 138 years of the Boston Swan Boats," said Mayor Walsh. "As millions of residents and visitors already know, springtime is a great time to enjoy a ride around the Public Garden lagoon surrounded by the park's greenery and flowers coming into bloom for the season." This annual rite is made possible thanks to the Paget family, owners and operators of the Swan Boats first launched in 1877 by Irish immigrant and shipbuilder Robert Paget. Mr. Paget designed the Swan Boats after attending the opera Lohengrin in New York City. At the end of the opera, the hero crosses a river in a boat drawn by a swan. Mayor Walsh will be joined on the first ride of the year with students from Boston Public Schools including the Ellis Mendell Elemen- Italian Festa IN WALTHAM WANTED: VENDORS (Food and others) and GRAFTERS for Italian Festa on the Waltham Common on 5/31. OSIA Lodges can also participate.. Contact Carol @ 508-655-2099 or tary School in Roxbury. and the Chittick Elementary School in Mattapan. The students are drawing pictures of the Swan Boats in art class and their work will be ran- domly selected from all the drawings made. All of the art- work depicting the swan boats will then be on display at Boston City Hall for four weeks beginning April 28 m. 2014 marks the 138 th season for the Swan Boats. The oldest and smallest boat in the fleet just celebrated its 103 *d season, while the newest was launched in 1993. The swan on today's boats is made from either copper or fiberglass, depending on the age of the boat, and encloses a paddle mechanism that is used to foot propel the boat through the water. Fully loaded, each Swan Boat weighs three tons and carries up to twenty passengers. The Swan Boats are built on oak framed pon- toons sheathed in copper just as they were initially constructed in 1877. After being stored in a safe place for the winter, the boats are returned to the Public Garden Lagoon in the spring with Mayor Walsh and his young guests celebrating the first ride of the season. For further details, visit or call (617) 522-1966. l Now Hiring Owner Operators l l 85% of Gross, 40% Advance. l |O/OP's with own Authority Welcome I l Lease trucks Available l ' L. 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