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PAGE 8 POST-GAZETTE, JULY 1, 2016 Flag Waving Fun at Independence Day Celebration by Matt Conti Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Independence Day Celebration group photo. The Friends of Christopher Columblas Park Ann Babbitt, chair of the event and vice once again put on a family fun day to celebrate president of FOCCP cheered, "This is a particu- Independence Day at the park. This year's larly exciting event as we celebrate FOCCP's 15th festivities were held on Saturday, June 25 anniversary this year." The free celebration was kicked off by the fun Raising the bar each year, FOCCP worked "Kids Parade," led by Uncle Sam on stilts. Other with Wow Balloons to form a huge American flag entertainment throughout the day included visits that waved in the center of the park. Check out by Rosalita the Puppeteer, Daniel the Tiger, Sta- upcoming FOCCP events at the park, including tionS'sFireTruck, the New England Aquarium's their 15th Anniversary bash on August 23 at Touch Tank, and Magician Peter O VIalley! Uncle Sam on stilts leads the Independence U.S. Flag over Christopher Columbus Park with Day parade at Christopher Columbus Park. Custom House and skyline. [Photos by Matt Conti, Let' s Design It! by Jeanette Cataldo Let's Talk Opening Walls ... I just love opening walls and creating an entirely differ- ent look! For more than half my design career I designed mini-mansions, with an abundance of space. Today I'm challenged with designing small spaces. Now that being said, "I just love a challenge." I would have to say at least one out of three spaces I design today involves taking a wall down. More often than not, it's in the kitchen. You would be amazed at the difference it makes. Create a counter or just a pass through. Depending on the space it can be grand or modest. The construction involved in doing this is not extensive. The cost will vary on what you choose for materials. But I will tell you, at the end of the day, it will be more than worth it. Let me share a few photos on the different open- ings you may consider." Add an arch for a very A simple openinl with a "simple, yet elegant look." modest counter top. An opening with a radius counter top. Annl at St. Leonard's Hall ~ June Audrey Read and "Nonna" Dinner 11, 2016 Kathleen. Barbara Coppola- D'Ambrosio, Camille Colangelo, and Francine Gannon. Carmen Gtiarino's niece Anna and friend. (Photos by Michole Morgan) Angela Alquilino. If you don't have enough space for a counter and stools, simply open the wall for a pass-through only. It will still make a world of difference. Depending on space, you can go as elaborate as possiblel Need assistance putting it all together? Call for a design consultation or stop by CATALDO INTERIORS HOME 42 Prince Street, Boston, MA 02113 857-317-6115