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POST-GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 Page 13  ' by John Christoforo 00abbiShonno A Nostalgic Remembrance I've been writing for you from Florida since the middle of July. Loretta and I arrived home to celebrate Labor Day with family and friends and have gone back to our regu- lar routines. My wife teaches in Lynn at Lynn English High School and at Cambridge Col- lege. I have returned to North Shore Community College for the fall semester to teach three courses, two in world history, and another in American. I said no to Cam- bridge College and have ba- sically retired as a perform- ing actor and musician and as an instructor at B.U. Enough is enough, I think. I don't want to be like Willie Mays and stay in the outfield that one-year too long and make a damn fool of myself. I think, in life, you have to know when it's time to call it quits, so I'm down to two jobs, teaching at North Shore and writing for this newspaper. I do enjoy spending time in Florida. We have made sev- eral trips to the Boca Raton- Delray Beach areas and socialize every day: brunch, dinner, trips to a beach or two, shopping trips (mostly the ladies} and looking for stuff we don't need at the indoor flea markets. Loretta's brother, Mike and my sister-in-law, Lin decided to come to Florida for a week and we entertained them for a couple of days. They wanted to drive to the Keys and explore. Their first venture was to Key Largo. We re- ceived a frantic call from them once they got there, "There's nothing here." My comment was, "The film Key Largo was made over 50 years ago and Bogie and Bacall have both left." My advice was to head to Key West. I told them that it was geared for tourists with Duval Street featuring dozens of restaurants, pubs, and shops. I classified it as Province- town, south. Instead, they headed back to our place and spent the rest of the week with us. Mike and Lin's wedding anniversary was at the end of the week, so we called our favorite restaurant in Boca Raton, Pizza Time, to reserve a table to help them celebrate. Pizza Time is a very unas- suming name according to Bobby, the owner and Lou the manager/maitre d', but the food is authentic Italian. I've written about this restaurant before because the gravy is the best ... that's pasta sauce to non-Italians. When we walked in, Lou spotted us and pointed to a reserved table, looked at my brother-in-law, Mike, shrugged and said, "Yeah, what?" Mike looked at me and said, "This must be the right place." Bobby spotted us from the kitchen, came running out, kissed, and hugged me. I hadn't seen him since before my opera- tions, and it was like "old home week." A dish of cala- marl, four arancini and a bottle of wine later, we were ready to order the main courses. Loretta ordered stuffed rigatoni (stuffed with ricotta}, Mike and Lin ordered veal parmagiana and I, ciopino (a seafood medley) over wide noodles. My food came out on an oval shaped platter that was about 16 inches long. On the dish, on top of the noodles were lobster, calamari, large shrimp, clams, mussels, scallops, and pieces of local warm water fish. I ate about a quarter of the dish and took the rest home. Loretta, Mike, and Lin did the same thing and we had enough food for two more meals back at the house. It was that plentiful. Later, thinking about the volume of food reminded me of Nanna's kitchen, especially at Easter, Thanks- giving and Christmas. On each of those holidays, Nanna would cook for the family that would grace her dinner table on the holiday. But, she would make enough food for several others ... just in case. Just in case was more often the reality as late in the day or early evening, rela- tives, their friends and espe- cially the paesani who were still single would drop by for a cup of coffee. Of course they were treated to whatever we had for the holiday dinner. When it was time for all to leave, Nanna had paper bags filled with leftovers for her family and guests to enjoy the next day. If Babbononno knew that one of the males might not have any home- made wine at home, he filled pint bottles or soda bottles with Zi'Antonio's best red to help his guests wash down the leftovers. This was the way we lived when I was a child and this restaurant, Pizza Time, is one of the few places that reminds me of the way we lived when Nanna and Babbononno were alive. Most of the restaurants we patron- ize are hard pressed for busi- ness during the summer. Years ago, when the snow- LEGAL NOTICES -- FOR YOU WHO APPRECIATE THE FINEST-- THE MUSIC FOR ALL OCCASIONS 781-648-5678 U ll ,,,i birds went home for the sum- mer, they would close. Today, it's not cost effective as there are still bills to pay and chances are, you lose your help when you stay closed for a couple of months. The result is the need to break in new people in the fall and training them takes time. So, they remain open and fea- ture specials to entice locals to eat out. As an example, a place we usually eat break- fast has a special, two eggs, oatmeal or grits, bread or bagel and a cup of never ending coffee ... just $4.00. If you want a special omelet or something not on the menu, you can order two and pay for one. As a result, many locals, especially the old folks take advantage of the specials. Lunch and dinner at many restaurants offer the same or similar specials and the locals take advantage of the situations. Another example of what I experienced happened the night that my brother-in-law and sister-in-law left. We received a call from friends who wanted to go out to din- ner and mentioned the Key Lime House, a restaurant that goes back to the 1940s and features great seafood. Unfortunately, they didn't take reservations, and when we arrived, we couldn't even get into the parking lot. Both Jean and Bruce, our friends who live there full time, men- tioned a place called the Ugly Grouper, which had a special that night. Grouper, all you could eat $11.00. This in- cluded the fish, salad preced- ing the fish and a beverage. When the grouper arrived, one piece was enough for anybody. We all ordered a sec- ond helping, and after the first bite, wound up taking everything left over home. People ask me how do I stand the heat in Florida in the summer. Well, let me put it this way, it's last Saturday and I'm sitting at my com- puter in my garage writing this column. The tempera- ture is around 90 degrees and the humidity is around 100. Florida's east coast may get to 90, but the humidity is nowhere as oppressive as what I am experiencing right now in the Boston area. If my folks or Nanna and Babbononno were still alive, I would have them take va- cations and join us at our new home in Delray Beach. We chose this city for our get- away due to having spent a lot of time here when the kids were young and Uncle Nick and Aunt Dorothy were alive and had a Delray Beach condo. Before I close ... did anyone see Taxi Brooklyn this past Wednesday night at 10:00 pm? It featured a new young actor named Michael Christoforo. I have to brag, he's our youngest son and could become the next George Clooney. Got to go, so see you next week. GOD BLESS AMERICA Socially Scene (Continued from Page 9) The Beehive will host an evening dedicated to rock legends The Beatles with a night of cutting edge re-interpretations from various artists on September 18 th. (Photo by huffintonpost.com) Merrimack River Bluegrass Band, antique cars, wagon and miniature train rides, pumpkin catapults, a pump- kin carving demonstration, and a ground-floor tour of the mansion. There will be an LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Docket No. MI13D4443DR DIVORCE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION AND MAILING TCHAVDAR NATCHEV-PENO VS, MARIA N. BOGDANOVA To the Defendant: The Plaintiff has filed a Complaint for Divorce requesting that the Court grant a divorce for Irretrievable Breakdown of the Marriage lB. The Complaint is on file at the Court. An Automatic Restraining Order has been entered in this matter preventing you from taking any action which would negatively impact the current financial status of either party. SEE Supplemental Probate Court Rule 411. You are hereby summoned and required to serve upon Tchavdar Natchev-Peno, 41 Marion Rd., Belmont, MA 02478 your answer, if any, on or before October 6, 2014. If you fail to do so, the court will proceed to the hearing and adjudication of this action. You are also required to file a copy of your answer, if any, in the office of the Register of this Court. WITNESS, HON. EDWARD F. DONNELLY, JR., First Justice of this Court. Date: August 25, 2014 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 9/12/14 The POST-GAZETTE newspaper is a paper of general circulation. We are qualified to accept legal notices from any court in each town that we serve. For information on placing a Legal Notice in the POST-GAZEI-IE, please call (617) 227-8929; or mail notice to: POST-GAZETI'E P.O. BOX 135 BOSTON, MA 02113 Attn: Legal Notices Small Ads For more:information call 617227-8929 additional charge for the wagon ride, train ride, and mansion tour. Parking is free. According to Thom Roach, Director of Interpretation and Programs, "This is our first Fall Festival and it promises to be a great one! Where else can you see 1,000 pounds of pumpkins smash all at once? And, they won't go to waste. The sheep, pigs, and chickens will have a pumpkin feast!" The Fall Festival at Gore Place runs from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on September 28 th and the beer tent will be open from 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Gore Place mem- bers and ages 12 and under admitted free. Tickets are available at the door or online at fall- festival brownlxertickets.corn. For details, visit www.gore place, org/faU-festival, htm. Gore Place is located at 52 Gore Street, Waltham and can be reached at 781-894- 2798. LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Docket No. MI14P3993GD CITATION GIVING NOTICE OF PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN FOR INCAPACITATED PERSON PURSUANT TO G.L.c. 190B, 5-304 in the Matter of KATHERINE O'CONNELL Of Watertown, MA RESPONDENT Alleged Incapacitated Person To the named Respondent and all other interested persons, a petition has been filed by Springwell, Inc. of Waltham, MA, in the above captioned matter alleging that Kathedne O'Connell is in need of a Guardian and request- ing that William O'Connell of Waltham, MA, David Breton of Waltham, MA (or some other suitable person) be appointed as Guardian to serve Without Surety on the bond. The petition asks the court to determine that the Respondent is incapacitated, that the appointment of a Guardian is necessary, and that the proposed Guardian is appropriate. The petition is on file with this court and may con- tain a request for certain specific authority. You have the right to object to this proceeding. If you wish to do so, you or your attomey must file a written appearance at this Court on or before 10:00 a.m. on the return date of September 29, 2014. This day is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline date by which you have to file the written appearance if you object to the petition. If you fail to file the written appearance by the return date, action may be taken in this matter without further notice to you. In addition to filing the written appearance, you or your attorney must file a written affidavit stating the specific facts and grounds of your objection within 30 days after the return date. IMPORTANT NOTICE The outcome of this proceeding may limit or completely take away the above-named person's right to make decisions about personal affairs or financial affairs or both. The above-named person has the right to ask for s lawyer. Anyone may make this request on behalf of the above-named person. If the above-named person cannot afford s lawyer, one may be appointed at State expense. WITNESS, Edward F. Donnelly, Jr., First Justice of this Court. Date: August 4, 2014 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 9/12/14