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Page10 POST-GAZETTE, JULY 31,2009 BOb Bo00b De00Stof00or ea t Bob D. and Baltimore Oriole Rich Hill CELEBRATE MUSICAL THEATER On July 31 'Celebrate Mu- sical Theater' will take place at the Robb Auditorium at the Copley Square Boston Public Library at 2pm. This event is hosted by the CitiCenter Per- forming Arts Center, and is the culmination of a summer long series of workshops held in various neighborhoods of the city for young people. Kids from the Nazzaro Center in the North End and the ZUMIX program in East Boston will be taking part. NEAD NORTH END FAMILY PRIDE WEEK North End Against Drugs will host North End Family Pride Week August 2 "d to Au- gust 9 th. It will be a week full of activities for all ages. Among the highlights the Emilie Pugliano Neighbor- hood Cruise, National Night Out, AI Natale's Big Band Concert, NEAA 'Very Old Timers Softball Game', the North Adams-North End Friendship Baseball Games, Movie Night, Family Sunday, and moret As always Family Week will open up with a Family Mass at Sacred Heart Church on Sunday August 2 d at 9am. MARIO RUSSO & GERALDINE GIACALONE The North End said goodbye to Mario Russo Wednesday. He was a family man. He was a member of the VFW Post 144, He was a caring man and as Father Claude said at Mario's Funeral Mass at St. Leonard's, "He was a faithful man". I would add a faithful man, who loved his Church. He was a true North Ender. He will be missed by the many who called him a friend. We also said good- bye to Geraldine 'Gerry' Giacalone another beautiful, wonderful, caring person, who lived and volunteered for many, many years in the North End helping kids, espe- cially those involved with the NEAA and North End Indepen- dent Hockey League. Gerry was always there to help. We all loved Gerry. DOM GIAMMARCO OFF, AND BIKING! The Pan-Massachusetts Challenge is a two day bike race, whose goal is to raise money for the Jimmy Fund. Dom Giammarco of the North End is taking part in the August I st, August 2 nd bike race. Dom is a good person, and you wouldn't expect any- thing less from this man of great character, who is help- ing to make the lives of kids better in this special way. Go to for more information. FREE FAMILY FRIDAYS This Friday, July 31st the Boston Children's Mu- seum is yours! Next Friday, August 7 th, yOU might want to do some travelling be- cause, thanks to the Highland Street Foundation, the Pli- moth Plantation will welcome you free of charge! To learn more about the Highland Street Foundation, and the Free Fridays Program go to or google Highland Street Foundation. ANTHONY: Hard to believe that this is the 40 u Anniversary of the famed Prince Spaghetti commercial featuring Mary Fiumara and Anthony Martignetti. Billy Baker did a great commemorative story in Friday, July 24, Boston Globe's Metro section. HIGH SCHOOL PREP NOTEBOOK Former Dora Savio and North Adams hockey alum John Giuliotti, formerly of East Boston, has been named Head Coach of the North ofessional represent you and your claim against [BII  the Insurance Company Richard Settipane I-" PUBLIC INSURANCE ADJUSTER FIRE - BURGLARY- FLOOD And All Other Losses Pertaining to Your Home or Business. One Longfellow Place - Suite 2322 Boston, Massachusetts 02114 24 Hour Service (617) 523-3456 FAX (617) 723-9212 Reading Hockey Team. The 35 th Annual Hockey Night in Boston Showcase Tourna- ment is now underway thru August 2 nd at the Haverhill Valley Forum in Haverhill, Massachusetts. FYI: Former Christopher Co- lumbus 1980 Super bowl Coach Bob Hennessey is re- siding at the John Adams Health Center, 211 Franklin Street, Quincy, Massachu- setts 02169. I know he would appreciate cards and/or visits from his his former players and coaching staff. I had a nice conversation with his son at a recent Red Sox game. PROLINE: INTER MEXICO WIN 42,531 saw Inter Milan shutout AC Milan 2-0 in a friendly exhibition game at Gillette Stadium on Sunday. Diego Milito had both goals for Inter and 79,156 at Giant Stadium watched Mexico win the Gold Cup Championship shutting out the USA 5-0. NORTH END WEEKEND SUMMER MASS SCHEDULE SATURDAYS: 4pm at St. Mary's Chapel, 4:30pm at St. Stephen's, 5:15pm at St. Leonard's. SUNDAYS: 9am at Sacred Heart, 10:30am (Italian), 12 noon, 5pm at St. Leonard's. SHAKESPEARE ON THE COMMON You know its summer (tell the weather people) in Boston when the Common- wealth Shakespeare Com- pany with the 'help' of some of their friends, like the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, takes over the Boston Common. This 13 m season production is The Comedy of Errors' and the FREE evening perfor- mances runs from July 31 to August 16 at the Parkman Bandstand. 8pro Tuesdays thru Saturdays and 7pro on Sundays. TIDBITS - Birthday Best to Carl Ameno. - Happy 40 th Anniversary to Mary Fiumara and Anthony Martignetti! - Special Thank You' to the Molinari brothers from North End Against Drugsl - Celeb Sightings: Michael Della Porta visiting the Cor- ner Cafe, Street Magic on stage at the St. Joseph Feast. Mayor Menino at the 'Off the Wall, Pizza Regina Movie Night' at the Gassy, BCYF Coordinator Bob McGann visiting The North End Mirabella Pool, Korey McIssac home from LA, Baltimore Pitcher Rich Hill and Bob D., at Fenway Park, and newlyweds Mr. & Mrs. Imbergamo strolling through the Feast. WANTED Italian speakers to train for Boston tour guide work. Seasonal work, mostly in October. Not a full-time job, but a lot of fun. Contact oooooooo@@@ooooooooooooooooooooooo•@ooooooooo i V,L ° Bob Morello : WS " ... more than meets the eye : @ • 0@@00@@0••0000••@•@@•@0•@00•@••••@••••••@••••• PUSH (DVD) Summit Entertainment Sci-fi action adventure abounds in Push, as a gang of super-powered paranor- mal operatives takes you on a white-knuckle thrill ride. The excitement be- gins when a future-seeing Watcher (Dakota Fanning) convinces a telekinetic Mover (Chris Evans) to help steal a briefcase that holds a billion-dollar secret. But to outrun government agents, they must enlist a mind-con- trolling Pusher (Camilla Belle) who could be their sal- vation -- or their doom. Also starring Djimon Hounsou. Push will pull you inl (I hr. 51 mins.). A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT (BLU-RAY) Sony Pictures Home Ent. Robert Redford captures the majesty of the Montana wilderness and the poetry of fly-fishing in this ac- claimed 1992, Academy Award (Best Cinematogra- phy) -- winning drama, and a lyrical adaptation of Norman Maclean's classic novella. Norman (Craig Sheffer) and Paul (Brad Pitt) are two brothers straining against the expectations of their stern minister father (Tom Skerritt). Eldest brother Norman eventually leaves home and becomes a disci- plined scholar, while younger brother Paul becomes a reckless ladies' man and de- scends a slippery path to self destruction. The re-mas- tered Blu-Ray disc contains deleted scenes, an exclusive 32-page scrapbook with production photos, new essays and behind-the- scene stories from the film. Breathtaking images! (2 hrs. 4 mins.). STREETS OF BLOOD (DVD) Anchor Bay Entertainment It's New Orleans, six months after Hurricane Katrina r{pped through the streets, destroying every- thing in he path. The flood- waters have quelled, but the death toll is on the rise and the torrent of blood rages on. Now, for a veteran detective (Val Kilmer) with a viciously brutal past, his new partner (Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson) with a dark secret, and a department shrink (Sharon Stone) who knows the city's vices all too well, crime and corruption in The Big Easy are about to go to all new lev- els of depravity. In a town struggling to put the pieces back together, can anyone stop the barrage of dirty cops and the obscenely brutal drug war that threatens it all? (1 hr. 35 rains.). SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS -- TO SQUAREPANTS OR NOT TO SQUAREPANTS (DVD) Nickelodeon SpongeBob turns Bikini Bottom upside down in search of a new pair of pants in the never-before-seen title episode, SpongeBob SquarePants: To SquarePants or Not to SquarePants. When SpongeBob finds that all of the stores in Bikini Bottom are out of square pants, will he take on round pants as a new look? In addition to this episode, the DVD set features seven other new-to-DVD episodes: "Squid's Visit," "The Splin- ter," "Slide Whistle Stooges," "Boating Buddies," The Krabby Kronicle," "The Slumber Party" and "Groom- ing Gary." (1 hr. 28 mins.). MICHAEL JACKSON m A FAREWELL TO THE KING OF POP (DVD) Amazon.corn Fans around the world were devastated by the news of Michael Jackson's un- timely death and people flooded to LA to be part of the memorial for the King of Pop. Producers Darren Doane and Josh Karchmer wanted to capture the raw emotion and heartfelt spirit of Michael Jackson's fans as they cel- ebrated his life and music. With an intimate 4-man crew, director Dan Dobi cap- tured all the footage at LA's Staples Center on July 6 and 7. Most of the fans in- terviewed were outside and did not have lottery tickets to enter the memorial ser- vice. In two intense 24-hour runs, the movie was com- pleted and delivered, creat- ing a video "time capsule" of the historic memorial to one of the world's greatest enter- tainment figures. (42 mins.). THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN: THE FIRST SEASON (2-DVD) Sony Pictures Home Ent. Two discs of nonstop, su- per Spidey excitement as the world's most famous web- slinging Super Hero returns in all 13 action-packed epi- sodes from the first season of The Spectacular Spider- Man. A determined group of Super Villains attempt to take Spidey down! These criminals are almost more than he can handle, and the stress would be enough to send a lesser Super Hero over the edge, but it's all in a day's work for The Spectacu- lar Spider-Man. (5 hrs.). WIN A COPY OF SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS' DVD If you would like to enter to win a copy of the DVDSpongeBob Squarepants: To Squarepants or Not To Squarepants, just email your answer to the following ques- tion to:, SpongeBob's next-door neighbor has a name like a fish -- can you guess what that friend's name is? Winners will be selected from correct entries and announced in 'VideoViews'. Deadline for entries is August 7 . l  .........,..,11, rl!lF |111I,