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POST-GAZETTE, JUNE 1,2012 Page 5 Nazzaro Center/NEAD Spring Family Dinner, Children's Concert & Scholarship Night Monday, May 21 st was a fantastic night at the Nazzaro Community Center. The Nazzaro Center in conjunction with NEAD held their Spring Family Dinner, Children's Concert and Scholarship Night. Captain Tom Lee from Area A-I spoke to the kids and parents about the importance of staying away from drugs and alcohol, listening to their parents and also about the dangers of not using sun- screen. Laurie D'Elia from the Nazzaro Cen- ter and a NEAD board member also spoke to the children about heeding the warning the Captain gave them and how NEAD and the Nazzaro Center try to help them stay away from those dangers and perils! The Band performed for about 30 minutes under the direction of Jeremy Sarzana, Nazzaro Center Band Director and Christo- pher Romano age 15, assistant band director. After the concert, NEAD as part of their Raymond and Michelina Costa Scholarship Program selected the winners of 11 scholar- ships totaling $7,000.00. Grammar School - 7 Scholarships @ $500 each Lane Family Scholarship Marielle DiPrizio Anonymous Scholarship Antonio Romano North End Scholarship Nolan Ward Boston Police Activities League Scholarship Syndey Russo Bobby DeCristoforo Scholarship Jordyn Amoroso Bobby DeCristoforo Scholarship Tayla Cerqueira Bobby DeCristoforo Scholarship Jacob Gunderson High School - 2 Scholarships @ $750 each Bobby DeCristoforo Scholarship Nick Mustacchio Bobby DeCristoforo Scholarship Mikayla Romano College - 2 Scholarships @ $1,000 each Anonymous Scholarship Michelle DiPrizio On Monday, May 21, North End Against Drugs and the Nazzaro Center hosted the Annual Children's Band Spring Concert and Family Dinner Night at the Nazzaro Center. In photo, L to R: Erin Callahan, Elena D'Elia and Michael D'Elia enjoying themselves listening to the band concert. Over $7,000 in scholarships were awarded to 11 children at this event. (Photo by Sal Giarratani) Bobby DeCristoforo Scholarship Tia Bevilacqua North End Against Drugs and the Nazzaro Center contributed $2,000 each to allow the 11 scholarships to be given out. Other donors were Bill & Jennifer Lane, Matt Conti - North End Waterfront.Corn, Boston Police Activities League and two anonymous donations. "We are already raising money for next year," said NEAD President John Romano, donations of any amount towards the scholarship program can be made at anytime, checks can be sent to NEAD, 30 North Bennet Street, Boston, MA 02113. Donations of $500, $750, $1,000 or greater can have a scholarship named after them, a loved one, or a deceased family member or friend. East Boston Branch Library Upcoming Events ... Here at the East Boston "In Cold Blood" by Truman Capote. Please feel free to come to the library to check out a copy. Then on Monday, July 2 nd at 6:30 pm we will be hosting local author, Tom MacDonald author of "The Charlestown Connection" and will give a reading from the same title. MacDonald is the director of Social ministries at St. Mary-St. Catherine of Branch Library located at 276 Meridian Street, East Boston are providing various activi- ties for all those interested. Please note this isn't the fi- nal listing and will be updated as more events are added. On the 25 th of June the library will host a book discussion at 6:30 pm on "Giovanni's Room" by James Baldwin and Matt6o Gallo Appraisals Sales & Rentals Real Estate 376 North Street * Boston, MA 02113 (617) 523-2100 Fax (617) 523-3530 All the glory that was Rome ..... Pompei Bistro * Beer * Wine Siena Parish in Charlestown and runs the Harvest on Vine Food pantry. He has received a BA from Stonehill College, an MBA from Boston College and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine. "The Charlestown Connection" is his first novel. An Author signing will follow. Books will be available for purchase. Next in the month of August the library will be holding a film series on Marilyn Monroe. Friday, August 3 " the library will have a matinee screening of "Ashphalt Jungle" at 2:00 pm, "Clash by Night" showing at 2:00 pm, John DeVito will present a lecture on the star and share his favorite clips, "The Misfits" will be showing at 5:00 pm on Mon- day, August 20 m and "Some Like it Hot" will be the final film and will conclude the series on the 27 th of August at 5:00 pm. We are looking forward to hosting all these events this summer. If you are requesting any more information please feel free to contact the generalist librarian at 617 569-0271. r CASH In Your Gold I I I I roa way, evere I I 781-286-CASH Honest & Trusted for 33 Years!! MAYOR MENINO JOINS BASS PRO GENE ELLISON FOR JUNE 2 FAMILY FISHING DAY Mayor Thomas M. Menino and professional bass fisher- man Gene "The Fishing Machine" Ellison will welcome anglers of all ages to Jamaica Pond for a Family Fishing Day sponsored by the Boston Parks and Recreation Depart- ment and Bass Pro Shops on Saturday, June 2, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Free loaner'tackle will be available at the boathouse from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon along with free bait courtesy of P&J Bait in Dorchester. Volunteers from The Fishing Academy will be on hand for assistance. No license is required for children under 15. Youths ages 15 to 17 must have a fishing license, available for free from the state. Adults must have a valid state fishing license, For license information, please visit: recreation/ licensing / licensing_home.htm Considered one of the nation's most popular tournament anglers, Gene Ellison will have his professional bass boat on display with truck and trailer and will offer a demon- stration of fishing techniques along with a raffle for items including Piano tackle boxes, Lunkah-Huntah lures and Eagle Claw hooks and bobbers. A Somerville native, Ellison demonstrates and recom- mends products and techniques to anglers and families across the country. He has been very successful in orga- nizing dozens of kid's events each year and increasing participation in outdoor sports and activities. Gene accom- plishes this through television appearances, live demon- strations, tournament appearances, teaching seminars and involvement in kid's fishing contests. Gene has recently added the title of author to his resume with his first children's book "Teach Me Fishing" designed for children and parents who have never fished before to easily get themselves started in America's favorite family sport. For more information please call (617) 635-4505, visit, like us on Facebook, or follow us on twitter @BostonParksDept. Dad RAY JOSEPH NORTON, SR. 61 s+ ANNIVERSARY June 29 m 1951 - June 29 m 2012 Stepfather WILLIAM H. MclNTIRE, JR. 35 TM ANNIVERSARY June 28 t" 1977 - June 28 th 2012 Brother FRANK HAROLD NORTON 5 TH ANNIVERSARY June 9 t" 2007 - June 9 t" 2012 You would think after all of those years, you would be forgotten. That might be true to some people Dad. But you are wrong./ I still remember things about you, because nothing will ever make me ever forget you. It's only been five years brother. But it has been five long years without you. It's tough not having you around. But one thing makes me smile./ The fact is you are now with Janet "Miss America" and Morn and Dad. I miss and love all of you./ Ray J. Norton, Jr.