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Page 6 POST-GAZETTE, JUNE 24, 2011 A Sudden Impulse by Bennett Molinari and Richard Molinari  c : ...... Massachusetts is a small state abundantly blessed with great diversity. If it is city life you prefer, there is of course Boston, with its many world class attrac- tions. Lying just off shore there are the harbor islands, offering a complete get-away from the city just a short boat ride away. Then of course, there is Cape Cod, famous the world over for its wonderful beaches and charming ambi- ance and if it is mountains you desire, just head west and you will be in the Berkshires before you know it. It was last week when the desire to get-away just seemed overwhelming. We were having one of those days in which nothing could go right. Every phone call carried with it a new problem to be resolved, the toaster, toasted its last piece of bread then died, the printer ran out of ink so we could not do a project we had planned for that morning. Then we discovered that a half bottle of olive oil tipped over in the kitchen cabinet, the cap must not have been fastened prop- erly, and most of the oil covered the bottom of the cabinet creating a really nasty mess to clean up. That was the fi- nal straw, it was 11:00 AM and not a single thing had gone right, it was time to get away, to break the pattern of minor disasters and just take off for a few hours. We decided to head for the Cape, Chatham in particular, within ten min- utes we were ready to go. We headed for the parking lot half expecting the old Saab to have a fiat tire, but no, our trust- worthy friend was just f'me, so we started her up and within minutes we were on the expressway heading south. We cruised all the way to the Sagamore Bridge, then we were over it and passing through Sandwich, and never once were stalled in traffic, things were definitely looking up. It was about 1:15 when we arrived in Chatham, never had a place seemed more inviting. It had been nearly a year since we were last there, we tended to forget how beautiful the town is and in particular the stretch of beach we visit, it looks out to the famous sand bars and beyond to the open sea. It did not seem possible that just two hours ago we were in the midst of an apartment "melt down", being on the beach, a sense of order seemed to re-establish itself. We found a space near some sea grass spread out our towels and made our way to the water which was still chilly but warm enough for a swim, then it was time to walk the beach We were heading to some rocks about a mile away that provide a great place to have lunch and spend some time listening to the surf and. the pure sound of nature. On our way to the rocks, it was interesting to see what the ocean had cast up on land since we were last there. Weath- ered pieces of wood, a couple of bottles and an old wooden crate with absolutely no markings to betray its place of ori- gin, all seemed to find its proper place on the beach becom- ing a natural part of the scene. After purchasing two clam rolls from a fish shack on the pier we sat for an hour lis- tening to the sound of water lapping at the rocks just be- neath us. It is amazing how calming that sound can be. We leisurely walked back to our towels on the beach, spent another hour talking and trying to identify some of the sea life milling around us as we once more waded into the water and finally walked back into Chatham center where we had a leisurely dinner. We made our return trip to Boston feel- ing quite renewed, the Cape as usual had worked its magic and we felt ready to tackle the next day, happy that we gave into the sudden impulse of placing everything aside to just get away, even if only for an afternoon. In f.900ing Memory Marie 00N00apoleone May 7, 1917 - May 16, 2011 Remember Me Fill not your hearts with pain and sorrow, but remember me in every tomorrow. Remember the joy, the laughter, the smiles, I've only gone to rest a little while. Although my leaving causes pain and grief, my going has eased my hurt, and given me relief. So dry your eyes and remember me, not as I am now, but as I used to be. Because, I will remember you all, and look on with a smile. Understand in your hearts, I've only gone to rest a little while. As long as I have the love of each of you, I can live my life in the hearts of all of you. David J. Saliba Attorney at Law Is it unlawful practicing law when banks, mortgage companies, real estate brokers, and others process real estate transactions? REAL ESTATE BAR ASSOCIATION FOR MASS. vs. NATIONAL REAL ESTATE INFORMATION SERVICES SJC- 10744 SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT OF MASSACHUSETTS November 2, 2010, Argued * April 25, 2011, Decided The Court said: We stated that "occasional drafting of simple deeds, and other legal instruments when not conducted as an occupa- tion or yielding substantial income may fall outside the practice of law." We under- stand "occasional drafting of simple deeds" as a reference to deeds that do not neces- sarily pertain to real prop- erty. To the extent that the reference may include real property deeds, we no longer follow the opinion. (Preparation of deed by a real estate broker is "a prac- tice not to be condoned"). There is no evidence before us, however, that NREIS is engaged in the actual draft- ing of deeds for its lender cli- ents in Massachusetts. What the record does indicate is that NREIS's clients either supply their own deed when one is required for a mort- gage financing transaction, or request that NREIS fur- nish one. On the other hand, NREIS's preparation of settlement statements and other mort- gage-related forms for its lender clients clearly does not constitute the unautho- rized practice of law. HUD-1 and HUD-1A settlement statements are standardized forms required under the Real Estate Settlement Pro- cedures Act for all feder- ally regulated mortgages. The forms detail all aspects of the mortgage transac- tions, fees, interest rates, and amounts due to various parties. Filling out standard gov- ernment forms for others is not necessarily the practice of law. Many such forms "can readily b e filled out by any intelligent person". Id. We see little difference be- tween the income tax forms at issue in the Lowell Bar Ass'n case and the federally mandated settlement state- ments in this case. Although there may be legal conse- quences that flow from fill- ing out these forms, there is no legal advice or legal opin- ion being offered, see id, and ultimate control over and responsibility for the content of those forms rests with NREIS's lender clients. This case says that the usual filling out forms for loans and real estate agree- ments by real estate brokers and loan institutions is not the unauthorized practice of law. However, this c/se seems to say the drafting of a deed by a non lawyer for the cli- ent is not to be condoned. Region of Umbria - PROMOTED IN BOSTON by Elena Lucco Borlera "Umbria is the green heart of Italy, a place where balance between nature and human activity has created impressive landscapes." This was the message that regional touristic entre- preneurs sent to American tour operators on Tuesday June the 7 t, during a workshop in a Cambridge hotel. There followed a meeting with press and a dinner of Umbrian de- lights. The workshop is going to also go to Washington and Philadelphia, with the aim of promoting what Umbria can offer to U.S. visitors: sport, culture, museums, local delica- cies, healing waters and events of international renown. Small and medium tour operators were present. They were interested to discover new territories to offer to their customers. Thousands of years of history, peoples and civiliza- tion have left an archaeological patrimony that is difficult even to quantify to the region of Umbria. Every city has traces of the ancient Umbrians, Etruscans, or Romans. Umbria also has longstanding and prestigious ceramic traditions. The ceramics of Deruta are world renowned and in the entire region you can find a lot of places of artistic ceramics. Cities of Umbria attract tourists and travelers who are thirsty for beauty. Perugia's Palazzo dei Priori, Orvieto's Duomo or Assisrs Basilica of San Francesco are only examples of many architectural masterpieces spread all over the region. Representative Aaron Michlewitz Sponsors 2 nd Annual North 2 South - ALL-STAR GAME On Sunday, June 26  and Tuesday, June 28 th the North End will meet the South End in the spirit of baseball through the Sec- ond Annual North 2 South Baseball Classic. State Representative Aaron Michlewitz, will sponsor the classic played by the Little League All-Star teams from the North End Athletic As- sociation and South End Baseball. "As I continue to work for the 3  Suffolk District, I ad- mire the two great baseball organizations that these two neighborhoods have." Said Representative Michlewitz. "As a youth baseball coach for the previous eight years, I am proud to be having an event like this. Last year was a big success and we hope to build upon that this year." There will be two 7-inning games, one in each neigh- borhood for the 12 and un- der age division. The North End game will be played at Langone Park on Commer- cial Street on Sunday, June 26th and the South End game will be played on the /-following Tuesday;. June 28th at Luis Taint Field at Peters Park in the South End. Both games start at 6:00 pm. Both groups are hoping for a strong neighbor- hood turnout and will be of- fering food and refresh- ments. ,,. In fo00ing Nlemory 00ta001. f ucente June 19, 1928 - March 28, 2011 The next place that I go will be peaceful and familiar as a sleepy summer Sunday and a sweet untroubled mind. I won't remember getting there. Somehow I'll just arrive. But I'll know I belong there and will feel much more alive than I have ever felt before. I will be absolutely free of things that I held onto that were holding onto me. I will travel empty-handed. There is not a single thing I have collected in my life'that I would ever want to bring except ... the love of those who loved me, and the warmth of those who cared and the happiness and memories and the magic that we shared. 00our foxing 00hmily _.,/