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POST-GAZETTE, MAY 8, 2015 Page 5 MARCH OF DIMES A Frank De Pas( uale Venture : March for Babies on May 9th Members of 2014 Team Manuela & Tony Bartolini. Manuela and Anthony Bartolini of Southborough, Massachusetts along with many friends and relatives will be part of the 2015 March of Dimes March for Babies at Fenway Park on Saturday May 9, 2015. On March 18, 2014, a "TRUE KNOT" took the Bartolini's son Lorenzo John's life away before he was given the chance to take his first breath. Team Lorenzo John will be marching in memory of him. In memory of our angel Lorenzo John, please join our team. We will be walking once again to raise awareness of the risk of still births associated with umbilical cord accidents. We ask for your support because we truly believe that something can be done in the near future to detect any kind of abnormalities that could potentially be fatal for our babies. Gates will open at Fenway Park Gate B at 8:45 am and Registration begins at 9:00 am. Opening Ceremonies begin at 9:45 am. The day's festivities include: Thunder sticks for all attendees, "I did it" stickers featuring the Fenway Park logo, professional photographers on hand to take family and team photos, balloon artists, a professional magic show, a chance to see the Red Sox World Series Trophy, face painting for the kids, photos with Red Sox Mascot Wally, a Home Depot craft project, a step dancing exhibition, a six-foot nine-inch-tall WaIIy bobblehead, a Red Sox Mickey Mouse statue and the Wally bench. Kids will also see how they measure up to current Red Sox players, by standing near life-size images of current players and measuring their own footprints against those big leaguers on player footprints! And much morel Please join us, and if not possible you can make your donation on line at www.marchofdimes.org - Manuela & Tony Bartolini or by check payable to: March of Dimes, specifying Team name "Manuela & Tony Bartolini" (Lorenzo John). Checks should be Mailed to: March of Dimes, 112 Turnpike Road, Suite 300 Westborough, MA 01581 The mission of March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth de- fects, premature birth, and infant mortality. m A Huge Success !?!| % A fantastic and success- ful fundraiser was held at Filippo's Ristorante on Causeway Street on Tues- day, April 21st. Everyone raved about the food, the lo- cation, the great raffle and silent auction prizes, and the atmosphere created by the fun group of people who attended. The dinner was hosted by Marie Parker Orlandi and Karen Parker Meyers, for their Relay for Life "Miles of Memories" team for the American Cancer Society. The many donors that pro- vided funding and prizes were recognized by them, as well as the businesses, as- sociations, family and friends that helped make the event such a success. They would also like to ex- tend a special thanks to Filippo's Ristorante for a job WELL DONE! Karen and Marie will be walking overnight for the sixth consecutive year at the Burlington High School track on June 13-14, 2015. If you would like to make a donation or join their team, by either walking with them or fundi-aising, please feel free to contact either Karen at kparker209@yahoo.com or Marie at marie.orlandi@ yahoo.com. "We do this in memory of those we love and lost and in honor of our loved ones that are currently fight- ing and surviving cancer," Marie said. "We are deter- mined to have more happy memories and birthdays together." 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Like you, I own property here and still make East Boston my home. While some of us may have inherited our property from the hard work of our parents & grandparents, or by saving & sacrificing, &nd whether we choose to live in them as our primary residence or manage them as investments for our children, the important thing is we are home owners in East Boston. But let's be honest. We often look at other parts of Boston and ask, why can't we be more like them? The North End with their terrific restaurants and nicely developed waterfront, Chadestown's historical settings and quaint streets, the Back Bay's well maintained brownstones, condos & retail shops, Beacon Hill, Southie, Seaport ... The list goes on. For East Boston the answers are varied & complex. But all in all it comes down to one thing ... PEOPLE. Neighborhoods change when people change. East Boston is a great place to live. And is getting better every year. Consider the power we have as landlords! We can make significant changes to our neighborhood, if we act TOGETHER. If we act TOGETHER, we can make a better, safer community with improved value. We don't need new laws. We don't need political influence. We don't need government interference. All we need is what we already have: desire, purpose and like-mindedness!!! This letter is a call to action. Let's make East Boston better. Let's work together. Let's stick together. Join me now by becoming part of my company's expanding list of landlords. Find out why RealtyVentures is one of the fastest growing real estate firms in Boston today. My agents & I live and work here. Your interests are our interests. Our rental & sales program is designed to be all about what YOU want. As our landlord, you will be treated like family. You won't find that in ANY real estate company today! We are trained in all matters of residential sales & leasing and we specialize in the landlord-tenant process. If you have an apartment to rent or a home to sell, call me. I will LISTEN more than I will TALK. Remember, East Boston will continue to improve if WE ALL WORK TOGETHER to be vigilant, knowledgeable and discerning. It's not always about money. We have an obligation to our neighbors, our neighborhood, our community and to our future. What can RealtyVentures do for you? Drop by my office or call me anytime to find out. The quality of your neighborhood depends upon it. John LaPlaca - RealtyVentures, Inc. Call me. 617.201.1800 WWW.BOSTONPOSTGAZETTE.COM