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[? b "q~ "' ..... * 2%"~-~,A.'" '.',,'.re POST'GAZETTE, JULY 13, 2012 Page 7 The Mystery of the Italian Wheelmen m Know Any of These Names? The "Italian Wheel- men," was a club of Italian cyclists who got together in June 1895 during the height of the "cycling craze" in Boston. About 50 men from the North End and surrounding commu- nities made up the membership. The pub- lished lists gives only a first initial and a last 1895 Columbia Pneumatic Safety Bicycle, Circa 1895. name. A local author is writing a book about Boston Bicy- cling in the 1890s, and would like to get more information about the families of members of the club, or further clues about their full names so that they can be followed through historical records. If you have any information about the club or its members, please email to lfinison@bu.edu Italian Wheelmen The following were the officers of the club in 1895: Presi- dent G. Turco; Vice President J.A. Langone; Treasurer A. Cava; Secretary J.D. Simonds; Captain L. Carbone; First Lieutenant P. Pavletti (or Paoletti); Second Lieutenant L. Cucci; Bugler G. Colucciello; Ensign V. Penta. Another publication adds the name W. Silmonetti and B. Turco as secretary of the club. Italian cyclists were urged to contact L. Cucci at 4 Moon Street to join the organization. JUSTINE YANDLE PHOTOGRAPHY 781.589.7347 JUSTINE.YANDLE@GMAIL.COM www..J USTIN EYANDLEPHOTO GRAPHY.C OM You can email gour questions to postgazette@aol.com to the attention of Freeway. Don't forget folks, Freeway is not a vet, so please keep the questions light-hearted! Thanks. I know I live in the North End but I found this article interesting. New Jersey warned to buckle up or pay up. Mitt Romney has made us well aware that driving with your dog on the roof of the car is a faux pas but what about once you have your pup inside the vehicle? New Jersey is reminding us that sitting inside isn't safe enough; pets need to buckle up. Under the state law, NJSPCA officers can stop a driver they believe is improperly transporting an animal and they plan on making such stops and sub- sequent ticketing, a priority. "You wouldn't put your child in the car unrestrained, so you shouldn't put your pet in the car unrestrained either," said NJSPCA Superinten- dent Col. Frank Rizzo. Rizzo explained that his officers "will be checking for vehicles traveling to and from the shore areas" with unrestrained animals this summer noting that they won't just be looking out for dogs. Of course a dog travel- ing on the driver's lap is bad he said, "But so are dogs hanging their heads out of the windows, birds traveling on a driver's shoulder or cats resting on a dashboard. Raymond Martinez, chair- man of the state's Motor Vehicle Commission, said that in a 2010 survey by AAA indicates that 20% of partici- pants admitted to letting their dogs sit on their lap while driving and 31% said they were distracted by their dog while driving. Here is some information that may help my pooch friends and their human companions. How do I prepare my pet for car travel? Begin by taking your pet for a short trip and rewarding it with praise and a treat after- ward. Make sure that your dog is used to being in a car before you take it on a long journey. Can dogs get car sick? Yes, signs of motion sick- ness include restlessness, drooling and vomiting. To decrease car sickness, avoid feeding your pet just before short trips and 5-6 hours before longer trips. If neces- sary your veterinarian can prescribe medication to relieve your pet's discomfort. Is it okay for my dog to ride in the bed of my pickup? No. Dogs should ride inside of the car {or cab) rather than inside a camper or in the bed of a pickup truck. Dogs can jump or be thrown from an open bed, leading to serious injury or death. Can I leave my pet in the car if I crack a window? Never leave any animal in a parked vehicle in warm weather, no matter how briefly. The inside tempera- ture can skyrocket to a life threatening level in a few short minutes, even with the windows cracked open. Good luck with your pooch and enjoy the ride wherever you're going. That's all for now. DAN-O SAYS, "BOOK THE "20thv.'' by Sal Giarratani Sacred Heart Parish, located at 45 Brooks dinner, dessert and Singer/DJ music for Street in East Boston is hosting a Luau ondancing. Friday, July 20, 2012 starting at 6:00 pro. Please call 617-567-5776 or stop by the The Luau will consist of a Chinese rectory for tickets and further information. BEST KEPT SECRET IN THE SCENIC GREAT NORTHERN CATSKILLS HE AUTHENTIC ITALIAN BOUTIQUE RESORT ...................................................................... ............................... ..................... ULTIMATE ITALIAN COMFORT FOOD .................................... AUTHENTIC ITALIAN ENERTAINMENT REFLECTING THE HEART OF ITALY $100pp daily + up including 3 meals