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POST-GAZETTE, OCTOBER 3, 2014 Page 5 Family Fun Day on Monday, October 13th at Christopher Columbus Park A Frank De Pasc uale Venture : Free Event from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm What was the name of one of Christopher Columbus's ships? The Queen Mary, the Titanic or the Nina? That is one of the ques- tions that will be part of a very unique Scavenger Hunt in Columbus Park on Monday, October 13th, as the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) hosts its annual Columbus Day Celebration. The day will begin with a Kids' Parade through the Park that will conclude at the statue of Christopher Columbus with a wreath-laying ceremony led by State Representative Aaron Michlewitz and Ital- ian Consul General Nicola De Santis. Singers from the North End Music & Perform- ing Arts Center (NEMPAC) will perform. "The Friends of Christo- pher Columbus Park encour- ages year-round activity at our Park and sponsors many free events," explains event co-chair and FOCCP Vice President Ann Babbitt. "Thanks to the generosity of our members and sponsors, we are able to host an Inde- pendence Day Celebration, Sunday Free Movie nights, and, most importantly, our annual Trellis Lighting Cer- emony where we bathe the trellises in blue lights from Thanksgiving through Patriots' Day." The Columbus Day Cel- ebration, the trellis lighting and other events and are made possible by the support of Al Dente Restaurant, Bos- ton PushCart, Benevento's, the Chiofaro Co., CL Water- front Properties, LLC, Joe's American Bar & Grill, Mar- riott Long Wharf, Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc., and Tia's Restaurant. FOCCP is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization com- prised of North End and Water- front residents and busi- nesses whose purpose is to further the restoration, pro- tection, preservation, care, enhancement, improvement and maintenance of the Christopher Columbus Wa- terfront Park. FOCCP works closely with the City of Bos- ton Parks and Recreation Department to keep the Park clean and well main- tained, and with other City and State organizations to improve the Park to enrich the lives of both residents and visitors to Boston. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS II:00 am Kids' Parade All are invited to parade through the park escorted by Chris- topher Columbus on stilts. WREATH-LAYING CEREMONY AT CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS STATUE 11:15 Jenny the Juggler 12:15 - 1:00 Face Paint- ing 12:30 Big Joe the Story- teller 1:30 Jim the "Bubble Guy" 2:15 Peter O'Malley the Magician And more! Scavenger Hunt for children over six (Prizes provided by Boston PushCart), New England Aquarium's Tide Pool ... Raffle ... Curious George NEMPAC's Musical Petting Zoo ... Tours of a Fire Truck. News Briefs (Continued from Page 1) retirement savings, includ- ing 14 percent of those 65 years or older. This is alarm- ing but hardly unexpected news. As more and more baby boomers begin to retire, this is going to have a grave impact on government ser- vices which eventually will have to be used to care for this growing aging segment of society. Also, more and more re- tired boomers have little choice but to keep on work- ing as long as they can. Un- like my father's generation that could actually retire when they reached retire- ment age. Quote To Note "Optimism in the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." -Helen Keller I Was Glad To See Holder Resign Former US Attorney Gen- eral Eric Holder, God do I like the sound of that. One of his last bad decisions was forc- ing BANK OF America to pay off left wing community or- ganizing groups like La Raza. Americans for Limited Gov- ernment called these pay- offs "government-extorted funds." As far as I am concerned, Eric Holder had to be one of the worse all-time U.S. attor- neys general. My favor re- mains Bobby Kennedy some 50 years ago. Governor Moon Beams Still At It California Gov. Jerry Brown recently had Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto over to the governor's mansion for a nice lunch In Spanish, the Mexican prez said, "This is the other Mexico." How nice of him. Meanwhile, he watches as illegals cross over our south- ern border and is still hold- ing a US Marine behind bars since March 31. Shouldn't Brown have at least brought up those touchy subjects while breaking bread at the table? Quote To Forget Now "We leave behind a stable and self reliant Iraq." - President Obama, 2011 Letter Writer Moonbats Medicare A letter writer not long ago in the Boston Herald while slamming opponents of Obamacare over the fact that 60 percent of state residents are receiving state funded care by opining, that "It would be better for us to have improved Medicare for all." In reality, she must have meant Medicaid for all because that does seem like America's future, doesn't it? No It Doesn't "In the end, none of this matters, because ISIS is des- tined to die on its own. People like this ultimately fail. They fail, because the future is won by those who build and not destroy." President Obama, August 20, 2014 Here's What I Herad Him Say At The U.n. The enemy of my enemy of my friend of my enemy of my friend of my enemy is my friend. While we bomb the J.V. team that doesn't have Kobe Bryant, these doc- tors, dentists, farmers and pharmacists will provide ground support. I Oppose Open Borders But .,. Opens of open borders are correct about the need to secure our southern border from both illegals and poten- tial ISIS warriors but we just can't blame every new ill- ness such as Enterovirus-68 or Ebola on lack of border security. No need to jump conclusions, stick to the facts. Liberals love hearing outrageous statements by conservatives. Don't feed them ammunition to poke fun at us. Is Hillary Ready To Run? Doesn't it on depend on what the meaning of the word 'is' is and anyways, what difference at this point does it make? Workplace Violence Again Out in Oklahoma late last week a disgruntled employee recently fired for trying to convert his co-workers to Islam returned to his job with a large knife and started stabbing two women in the office. One woman was killed by getting be- headed by the culprit. The second woman was saved when the company's CEO also a reserve police officer shot him. The guy didn't die and the second victim survived Was this an act of terror- ism by a Radical Islamist and ISIS supporter or was he just psychotic. The local police and FBI are calling it work- place violence like out in Fort Hood, Texas. Jeff Kuhner on WRKO Radio won- ders aloud was it an act of terrorism? Sometimes you need to let the dust settle but when a recently con- verted Muslim beheads a woman it does sound like he was a lone wolf terrorist to me and many others. You don't have to be taking direct orders from ISIS to be a lone wolf. The world continues to be- come more violent daily and we wonder what will co me next. The federal govern- ment keeps steering the conversation away from ter- rorism and toward workplace violence. With that kind of logic, wasn't the Marathon Bombings a case of sports violence? I am glad the guy in Okla- homa wasn't killed. Maybe we can find out his motiva- tion in his ISIS copy-cat crime. 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Hun- dreds of illuminated jack-o'-lanterns will be floated on the water and festive family activities will be offered. Attendees are asked to bring 8" or smaller carved pump- kins that will be lit and then floated on the Frog Pond for a thrilling early evening display. In addition, local organiza- tions have been invited to carve jack-o'-lanterns to put on display at the event. Children are also encouraged to deco- rate luminary bags which will line the edge of the Frog Pond. This event is presented by the Boston Parks and Recre- ation Department in partnership with the Skating Club of Boston with additional support provided by Mass Farmers Markets, Boston Cares, Magic 106.7, and the Friends of the Public Garden and Boston Common. Spooky science activities presented by the Parks Department's ParkSCIENCE program will include the Mas- sachusetts Horticultural Society's Plantmobile, Boston's Best Bee Company, and Halloween giveaways. All pumpkins will be donated to Boston Natural Areas Network after the event for high quality city composting. Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes and partici- pate in a parade around the Frog Pond. The free family- friendly event includes dazzling magic and a giant bubble show by "Bubble Man" Jim Dichter, games and giveaways and scarily delicious snacks and refreshments. For more details, call 617-635-4505, or visit or /parks. BANQUET HALL CELEBRATING 20 YEARS 1994 - 2014 THANKS TO OUR LOYAL CUSTOMERS For over the the past 20 years Spinelli's Banquet Hall has had the pleasure to serve our customers and help them celebrate Wedding Receptions, Quinceniera, Showers, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Meetings. We thank you for the opportunity to serve you and to help you and your family create memories that last a lifetime. The Roberto Family 280 BENNINGTON STREET, EAST BOSTON, MA Telephone: 617-567-4499