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POST-GAZETTE, MAY 10, 2013 Page 3 POST-GAZETTE Pamela Donnaruma, Publisher and Editor 5 Prince Street, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 617-227-8929 617-227-8928 FAX 617-227-5307 e-mail: postgazette@aol.com Website: www.BostonPostGazette.com Subscriptions in the United States $30.00 yearly Published weekly by Post-Gazette, 5 Prince St., P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 USPS 1538 - Second-Class Postage paid at Boston, MA POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the POST-GAZETtE - P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Donnaruma Caesar L. Donnaruma Phyllis F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 117 - No. 19 Friday, May 10, 2013 OUR POLICY: To help preserve the ideals and sacred traditions of this our adopted country the United States of America: To revere its laws and inspire others to respect and obey them: To strive unceasingly to quicken the public's sense of civic duty: In all ways to aid in making this country greater and better than we found it. Happt/Birfhda00 I Sal WILMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL LAMPLIGHTERS PRESENTS SWEENEY TODD-- The Demon Barber of Fleet Street A Musical Production!!! If you are looking for something fun and inexpensive to do this weekend -- come and support The Wilmington High School Lamplighters presents Sweeney Todd -- The Demon Barber of Fleet Street -- A Musical ProductionTIl Amongst the many great students of Wilmington High School in the cast and crew is none other than my son CHRIS ROMANO, come and see him and his friends -- this will be awesome. Shows are Thursday, May 9th at 7:00 pm, Friday, May I0 th at 7:00 pm and Saturday, May 11 th at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm at the Wilmington High School Auditorium, 159 Church Street, Wilmington, MA. Tickets are available at the door or in advance at (978) 694-6060 ext. 378. Hope to see you all there! LETTERS POLICY The Post-Gazette invites its readers to submit Letters to the Editor. Letters should be typed, double-spaced and must include the writer's name, address and telephone number. Anonymous letters are not accepted for publication. Due to space considerations, we request that letters not exceed two double-spaced, type-written pages. This newspaper reserves the right to edit letters for style, grammar and taste and to limit the number of letters published from any one person or organization. Deadline for submission is 12:00 noon on the Monday prior to the Friday on which the writer wishes to have the material published. Submission by the deadline does not guarantee publication. Send letter to: Pamela Donnaruma, Editor, The Post-Gazette, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 MALDEN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS Michaela D'Onofrio & Alyssa Figueiredo m Fundraiser a Success Miehaela D'Onofrio and Alyssa Figueiredo, both sophomores at Malden High School, have recently been accepted into the National Honor Society. The National Honor Society is an organization of high school students who come together to create an impact in their community and serve as agents for change. As members of the National Honor Soci- ety, it was requested that they do a project that would make a change in their commu- nity and that they could connect with. On Thursday, May 2, 2013 Michaela and Alyssa put a Kickball game together at Malden High School with students against teachers to support Housing Families in Malden. Hous- ing Families is an organization where home- less families are given a safe place to call home. Alyssa and Michaela thought it would be nice to have some of the children who live at Housing Families join in the festivi- ties and invited the children who live there to their event and provided them with pizza that was donated by DiPietro's in Malden. These kids appreciated the food very much. Malden Mayor Gary Christenson rolled out the first pitch of the game. Malden Ward 5 Councillor Barbara Murphy was also in at- tendance to lend her support. They raffled off many items consisting of products such as: bath and body works bas- kets, which were donated by the Bath and Body Works in Beverly, MA and many pieces of sports memorabilia, donated by Salem Five Savings Bank in Malden. They also sold soaps donated by Candlicious Occasions in Malden and stuffed bears donated by First & Main in Illinois. In the end, with the donations that they received and all of the proceeds from the raffles and items, donations totaling $400 dollars for Housing Families were collected L-R: Alyssa Figueiredo, Malden Mayor Gary Christenson and Michaela D'Onofrio. (Photo by Rosario Scabin, Ross Photography) and we also had so many donation items that it filled the back of our trunks! It was an amazing experience that no one will ever forget and to see the smiles on everyone's faces was just priceless. We are both so very proud to have been able to give back to the community that gives so much to us. The Museum of Fine Arts Will Reincarnate 'Hippie Chic' this July Let's take a moment to mentally trans- port ourselves to summer: Boston is hot, flowers are in bloom and within the walls of the Museum of Fine Arts, so are the floral psychedelic prints of the '60s and '70s. "Hippie Chic" is the latest in the museum's string of fashion-focused exhibitions, run- ning from July 2 through November 11, 2013. The turbulent era made an imprint on countless aspects of culture, a big com- ponent of which was the way people dressed. The 50-ensemble showcase features re- invented fabrics from young designers of the decade -- velvet, eyelet, satin, leather -- as well as popular detailing like beading, fringe, patchwork and the inescapable tie-dye. Many of the pieces are new acquisitions to MFA's Textile and Fashion Arts collection. Especially notable about the time period was the rejection of haute couture and the fa- voring of individual street style. Anyone want to draw some parallels between now and then? This exhibit should not be missed, though if you do, there is a coordinating hardcover by curator Lauren D. Whitley. PAISLEY, BEADS AND FRINGE: CELEBRATE HIPPIE FASHION The end of the 19605 and early 1970s was an exciting time for fashion as the counter culture's challenges to authority expressed itself in new ways of thinking about dress. The emerging hippie culture rejected the dictates of Paris haute couture, adopting instead an eclectic, highly individual look, mixing vintage and ethnic clothing with fashions inspired by contemporary psychedelic Pop art, nature, fantasy and ethnographic art. For the first time, trends percolated up from the streets to affect ready to wear and even haute couture. "Hippie Chic" celebrates the designs of innova- tive boutiques and young designers and includes about 50 ensembles, in materials (crushed velvet, eyelet, satin, leather,), techniques and embellishments (tie-dye, patchwork, beads and fringe) and styles from psychedelic to retro that made state- ments consonant with the era's experimen- tation, theatricality, and freewheeling spirit. MICHAEL O. POLACCO April 25, 1919 Michael O. Polacco formerly of Watertown and Boston's North End. Beloved husband of Linda (Spinale). Father of Leonard Polacco and his wife Janice (Renzulli). Grandfather of Michael L. Polacco, all of Swampscott. Brother of Alfred Polacco of Middleborough and the late Phyllis Palmarazzo, Joseph and Antonette "Anty' Polacco. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Michael served in the U.S. Army during WWlI. Michael was also a retired motor pool ~ May5, 2013 supervisor for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Leonard Church, North End, Boston on Wednesday, May 8,2013. Interment with Military Honors followed at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge. Donations made in Michael's memory to: Aviv Center for Living, 240 Lynnfield Street, Peabody, MA 01960 would be appreciated. Arrangements were by Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston, Massachusetts.