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, . , . - - POST-GAZETTE, JUNE 14, 2013 Page5 Italians Make the Best Masons - Freemasons Worshipful Master Attorney Philip J. Privitera taking oath Attorney Philip J. Privitera was installed as the Wor- shipful Master of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons at Mystic Valley Lodge in Arlington, Massachusetts. The Freemasons comprise the oldest Fraternity in the world. Mystic Valley Lodge, located in Arlington, was founded in 1797 as Hiram Lodge and now consists of 5 separate Masonic Lodges that merged and meet under the name: Mystic Valley Lodge. Its membership dates back to colonial days, and includes many Patriots that fought for this country's freedom. Included in the archives of the Lodge is the Masonic Apron of John Harrington. Harrington was the fifer who played for the Patriots who fought at the Battle of Lex- ington on April 18, 1775. During the ceremony, Wor- shipful Master Privitera ordered that Harrington's Apron be carried around the Temple (protected under glass) for all his guests to observe. Members of the Privitera Family including Phil's Toni-Ann, Phil, Presley father Francis D. Privitera, Phil's wife Toni-Ann, son Payton, daughter Presley, sister Jeannine, and Aunt Nancy Privitera Cannalonga were all escorted to the front of the Altar to congratu- late Phil on his position as Worshipful Master of Mystic Valley Lodge. After speaking about Attor- ney Privitera's accomplish- ments Dr. Dean J. Saluti, President of the Sons of Italy Greater Boston Renais- sance Lodge, presented him with a prestigious Roman Legionnaire's Sword. Among other dignitaries who attended were Massa- chusetts State Sons of Italy First Vice President Carmelita Bello and Second Vice President Tony Sestito. They presented Citations of and Payton Privtera. Achievement on behalf of the Grand Lodge of Mas- sachusetts. The Augusta (Sicily)-Boston Club and its officers, including Presi- dent Joseph Morello and Sal Bramante, presented a plaque and gavel to com- memorate the momentous occasion for a fellow brother and member. The Cosmas & Damian Society President, Sal DiDomenico, presented a framed Salutation. Massachusetts State Sen- ator Sal DiDomenico, Jr., and Massachusetts State Representative Sean Gar- bailey both presented cita- tions that were read by Dr. John Christoforo. Lisa DiLuna, Boston College Law School Dean of Students (retired), made a donation to the Lodge in Phil's honor. Sissy Castrogiovanni Live in at the Dante Alighieri Society Sissy Castrogiovanni will be appearing at the Dante Alighieri Society, 41 Hamp- shire Street. Cambridge on Friday, June 21st at 7:30 pro. Sissy's powerful and warm voice has a unique and soul- ful sound created from the mixture between her Medi- terranean and Sicilian roots. jazz harmonies, classical and African music all combined with beautiful melodies in Sicilian dialect. Sissy was f RISTORANTE & BAR Traditional italian Cuisine 415 Hanover Street, Boston 61 7.367.2353 11 MountVernon Street, Winchester 781.729.0515 Private I=undion I ooms for any Occasion Christeninq Show Bol y Show Donato Fraffaroli donato @ J born in Sicily (Italy) into a musical family and started singing and composing on piano at the age of five. She started early on to delve into a wide variety of musical styles, from jazz to blues, to soul and funk, but at the same time, being exposed to Sicilian traditional folk mu- sic. She continued her stud- ies until the age of 20 as a self-taught musician. In 2005 Sissy started her mu- sical training in Italy, study- ing voice technique, jazz im- provisation piano and per- (Continued on Page 14) / x.. Happy 105'h Birthday atherine zuto Congratulations to Catherine 'q'ina" Pizzuto who celebrated her 105th birthday on May22, 2013. Lots of well wishes from her whole family; which includes her 7 children, 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Catherine was born in Riezi, Sicily in 1908. All the glory that was Rome ..... Pompei ............... ~ ......... : ~, ~ '~- .. ...................... CAFFf] POX.4P I T(L. 617-Z27"-I562 FA~C 617-7,1-2-7927 Bistro Beer Wine \ J