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POST-GAZETTE, JUNE 20, 2014 Page5 The Power of Caring A Frank De Pasquale Venture by Bennett Molinari and Richard Molinari We are exhorted by the Bible to love our neighbor as ourselves, a seemingly easy request to follow, one that will bring happi- ness to its practitioners but too often is ignored. This past weekend we participated in a happy event that demonstrated the power and wisdom contained in this simple exhortation. We were invited to a wedding of a family member in New York, it was an occasion we looked forward to, happy to share in the memorable event of family members close to our hearts. Right from the beginning the attention paid to details was obvious. Although it would be a large wedding with many guests invited, you felt that you were being considered individually. Directions, menu selections and dietary concerns, seating arrangements seemed tailored to you individually, not an easy thing to accomplish considering the size of the guest list. It was obvious that a tremendous amount of time and caring went into the preparations leading up to the wedding. The day of the wedding was bright and sunny, a welcomed relief from the stormy weather of the previous day. We arrived at the church and once again everything seemed to be well prepared. The ceremony was lovely, the bride beautiful and the groom beaming, it was as it should be, a very happy and memorable occasion. The reception following the wedding once again gave ample evidence of the caring that went into the wedding plans. A delight- ful cocktail hour held on the country club&apos;s terrace followed by a sumptuous din- ner with food selection responding to every taste. Finally there was the music, a true blast, it was so good that the impossible happened, we were both lured to the dance floor where we had fun dancing with our cousins who are marvelous dancers. Reflecting on the past weekend, now that we are back in Boston, it is easy to see the time and caring that went into the wedding plans and the obvious care and love that permeated the preparations. Borrowing from the title of the classic movie, it was "An Affair to Remember" made memorable through the power of caring. Bricco Boutique ItolionCuisine 241 Hanover St. 617.248.6800 Trattoria II Panino Boston's Ist Odginal Traffoda 11 Parmenter St. * 617.720.1336 Quaffro Grill, Rosticceda & Pizzeda 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 Mar@ 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 www.depas NEAA to Honor Coach Dam The NEAA will be honoring Domenic Campochiaro at the NEAA All-Star Game on Fri- day, June 27 th at 6:30 pm at Campochiaro Field at Langone Park. Dom has volunteered as a coach and mentor for over 50 years. This past year he has stopped doing the clinic pro- gram for health reasons. Personally, Dom was my coach in Babe Ruth and also was an opposing coach when I was in Little League, he is a great man and poured his heart and soul into baseball over the years and also truly cared deeply for all of the kids he taught. Dom touched the lives of tons of kids from the neigh- borhood and it would be great if people could stop by to say hello and share in this honor for such a great person. -- John Romano East Boston Chamber of Commerce Please join the East Boston Chamber of Commerce, East Boston Main Streets and Rep. Carlo Basile for the first-ever East Bos- ton Small Business Summit on Tuesday, June 24 th, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Courtyard Marriott Boston Logan Airport, 225 McClellan Highway, East Boston. East Boston is Open for Business: Learn from our panel of experts Make connections and expand your net- work Hear about new small business programs Gain access to valuable resources Get involved with local business initia- tives RSVP to or call 617-569-5000. We look forward to seeing you there. THE MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION and THE BOSTON REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY invite you to attend the firstpublic meeting on the GREENWAY RAMP PARCEL STUDY Thursday, June 26, 2014 6-8 PM at the BRA Boston City Hall, 9 th Floor, Board Room Staff from MassDOT and the BRA, along with their consultant team, will provide an introduction to the Ramp Parcel Study. The Ramp Parcel Study will review the current conditions of Central Artery/Tunnel Parcels 6, 12, and 18 as part of the state requirement to cover the ramps, and provide recom- mendations for each parcel's permanent surface treatment. This first meeting will also offer the public an opportunity to begin to share their vision for the ramp parcels. If you have any questions, please contact: JOHN ROMANO LAUREN N. SHURTLEFF Legislative Liaison, MassDOT Senior Planner, BRA emaih John.Romano @ email: Lauren.Shurtleff@ This meeting space is accessible to people with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation (such as American Sign Language Interpret- ers, assistive listening devices, handouts in alternate formats, etc.) and/or language assistance to fully participate, please contact John Romano at MassDOT at 857-368-8905 or before June 13th. Such accommodations will be provided free of charge. Fundraiser to Benefit ANDREA CHIESA John & Christina Mika are holding a fundraiser for Andrea Chiesa. Andrea needs your help as she undergoes treatment for Stage 1 breast cancer. Please consider donating to assist her in her time of greatest need. It is greatly appreciated. Andrea is a Boston native and avid nature lover. She's dedicated her life to the nur- ture and care of animals, both personally and working as a veterinary nurse. In May of 2014, Andrea was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer. In June, she will undergo a double mastec- tomy and a round of chemotherapy. This fundraiser is an effort to help Andrea cover the cost of medical bills and personal and living expenses for the duration of her treatment. See more at: fundraiser / andrea-s-in-the-pink-fundraiser / 189100#sthash.fadR7mHo.dpuf. The POST-GAZETTE newspaper is a paper of general circulation. We are qualified to accept legal notices from any court in each town that we serve. For information on placing a Legal Notice in the POST-GAZETTE, please call (617) 227-8929; or mail notice to: POST-GAZEI-IE, P.O. BOX 135, BOSTON, MA 02113 Attn: Legal Notices LUCIA RISTORANTE & BAR Traditional Italian Cuisine 415 Hanover Street, Boston 617.367.2353 11 MountVernon Street, Winchester 781.729.0515 PPivole fundion oom, lop onq Occasion C,h,.+isl+ninq B,+,,:Iol SI-,o,,,,+,+ B<:,I,+ 5ho,,,+,, Bi.tMo, I,,,++vement, Etc. Donato Fraffaroli donato @ ! {