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POST-GAZETTE, AUGUST 5, 2011 " , .' . . , .',',' , , , , s , " Page 9 The Socially ,Set by00Iilda M. Morrill Exhibit sponsor Alan Leventhal and MIT president Susan Hockfield at the BPL. (Photo by Roger Farrington) The Map Center and the BPL Associates recently hosted a festive opening reception for the exhibit, "Torn in Two: 150th Anniver- sary of the Civil War." The American Civil War is one of the defining events in American history. To commemorate its 150 th anniversary, the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library is cur- The Catered Affair's Holly Safford, left, and Linda Schwabe smile for the camera at the "Torn in Two" reception (Photo by Roger Farrington) rently presenting the exhi- bition through December 2011. The multimedia display takes a geographic and car- tographic approach to explor- ing and illuminating the causes of the conflict, the conduct of the war and how the war was remembered in later years. It showcases 50 historic maps interwoven with 40 pho- At the "Torn in Two" opening, BPL Map Center founder Norman Leventhal, left, and Muriel Leventhal, right, are pictured with their granddaughters (left to right) Rebecca Leventhal, Sara Fleiss and Emily Leventhal. (Photo by Roger Farrington) Real Estate Matt6o Gallo Appraisals Sales & Rentals 376 North Street Boston, MA 02113 (617) 523-2100 * Fax (617) 523-3530 f tographs, paintings, prints, diaries, political cartoons, music and press of the period, all from the Boston Public Library's special collections. The exhibition is on dis- play and viewable during regular Boston Public Li- brary hours. For more infor- mation, visit The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center is a nonprofit organization established as a partnership between the Boston Public Library and philanthropist Norman Lev- enthal. Its mission is to use the collection of 200,000 maps and 5,000 atlases dating from the 154 century to the present for the enjoy- ment and education of all through exhibitions, edu- cational programs, and a website that includes lesson plans and more than 3,000 digitized maps. ..... We are all invited to join the Big Dreams Start Small committee members and supporters on Monday, September 26, at Byblos Restaurant in Norwood for an evening of traditional Lebanese food and enter- tainment. According to the noted Boston fashion designer, Denise Hajjar, the benefit will help the children of St. Jude Children's Hospital in their fight against cancer. Guests will enjoy a three- course meal with wine pair- ings, entertainment, and valet parking. For sponsor- ship opportunities and more information, please contact Jessica Thrasher at I DIAMONDS 1 ROLEX ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold Jewelers Exch. Bldg. Jim (617) 263-7766 Janet Atkins and Tarleton Watkins enjoy the "Torn in TWo" reception. (Photo by Roger Farrington) 617-965-5262 or e-mail jessica, According to their website, Maurice Daaboul and his family's Byblos Restaurant is the Boston area's premier eatery since 1996 for au- thentic, homemade Leba- nese cuisine. Located in the heart of Norwood, Byblos of- fers "all the best features of Lebanese dining, including a large hall where feasts are laid out in traditional Leba- nese Maza style to the tune of live Arabic music and ori- ental belly dancing. Byblos got its name from an an- cient Phoenician port city in Lebanon where part of [the] family resided." ....... Randal D. Rucker, Chief Executive Officer of Family Service of Greater Boston, has announced the "Family Legacy Gala" taking place on Thursday, Octo- ber 6 at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts located at 539 Tremont Street, Boston. This year's theme is "Strengthening Boston, One Family at a Time." "Our mission at Family Service of Greater Boston is to promote the self- sufficiency and well-being of at risk families and indi- viduals through provision of innovative, culturally competent, and integrated health and social services, thereby contributing to healthy communities. Fam- ily Service is committed to prevention, respect for indi- vidual rights to self-determi- nation, measurement of outcomes and continual ser- vice improvement." The Event Emcee is WBZ News Anchor Lisa Hughes, with Billy Costa of NECN TV Diner and KISS i08's "Marry inthe Morning" as the Event Auctioneer. Charlie Baker, Jr. and Tom Hart are the event co-chairs. At press time, among those on the large commit- tee are John Auerbach, Dan Conley, Stephen Crosby, Pare Cross, Michael Durkin, Robert Gittens, Gary Gott- lieb, Barbara and Steve Gross-man, Andrew J. Hickey, Richard Holbrook, Joanne Jaxtimer, Jackie Jenkins-Scott, Hubie Jones, Kath-erine Jones, Richard Klarberg, Robert Lewis, Michael Maggiacomo, Angelo McClain, Keith Motley, Carolyn Newberger, MD, Eli Newberger, MD, Todd Rassiger, Greg Reid, Michael Starr, Mike Stauff and the Reverend Liz Walker. For more information, call 617-471-0630 or visit ....... The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum has an- nounced that it will close for nine weeks this coming (Continued on Page 13) JUSTINE YANDLE PHOTOGRAPHY 781.589.7347 j USTIN E.YANDLE@GMAIL.COM WW.J USTINEYANDLEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM