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POST-GAZETTE, OCTOBER 21,2011 Page7 TEAM DONNE 2000 FOURTH ANNUAL "Cure for Breast Cancer" Walk You can email your questions to to the attention of Freeway. Don't forget folks, Freeway is not a vet, so please keep the questions light-hearted! Thanks. I can't believe Halloween is here already. Here are a few tips for my pooch friends. No tricks, no treats; that bowlful of candy is for trick- or-treaters not for us pooches. Chocolate in all forms can be dangerous for dogs and cats, and tin foil and cellophane candy wrap- pers can be hazardous if swallowed. A carved pumpkin cer- tainly is festive, but exercise extreme caution if you choose to add a candle. Pets can easily knock a lit pump- kin over and cause a fire. If you do dress up your pet, make sure the costume isn't annoying or unsafe. It should not constrict the animal's movement or hearing, or impede his ability to breathe or bark. Keep a look out for small dangling, or easily chewed-off pieces on the cos- tume that your pet could choke on. All but the most social dogs and cats should be kept in a separate room during peak trick-or-treat visiting hours. Too many strangers can be scary and stressful for pets. ID please! Always make sure your dog or cat has proper identification. If for any reason your pet escapes and becomes lost, a collar and tags and/or microchip increase the chances that he or she will be returned to you. To ALL my readers and especially my friends at the Post-Gazette have a "Happy Halloween" and keep safe. That's all for now! REMEMBER TO PICK UP AFTER YOUR PET AND KEEP OUR NEIGHBORHOOD CLEANHY To all my pooch friends and their companions on Friday, October 28 th and Monday, October 31 "t 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Please take your pooch to the Post-Gazette and pick up a doggie halloween treat bag. Freeway would love to see his pooch friends pick up their treats because every one of them is very special to me. 4 th Annual Halloween Party In Loving Memory of ROBERT SORRENTINO Hosted by the Sorrentino's Stompers Please join us on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at the Knights of Columbus located at 75 West School Street, Charlestown. There will be appetizers, music and an opportunity drawing. Costumes are optional but strongly encouraged. The party starts at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. All proceeds will be donated to the Jimmy Fund. The Jimmy Fund was founded in 1948 and since then has supported the fight against cancer in chil- dren and adults at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, helping raise the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. FUNCTION FA CILITY Please aCcept sincere condolences, from the Spinelli's family and staff. During this difficult time, we would like to offer our facility at a specially reduced price, for you, your family and friends. SERVED UPON ARRIVAL Coffee, Mini Danish Pastries and Tea Breads BUFFET LUNCHEON MENU Tossed Salad, Assorted Rolls with Butter Chicken, Ziti and Broccoli Alfredo Eggplant Parmigiana Italian Sausages, Onions and Potatoes Above price does not include a 15% Administration Fee and a 7% Mass State Tax. 280 BENNINGTON STREET, EAST BOSTON, MA k.- Telephone: 617-567-4499 www.spinellis.eom ............................................. j On October 2, 2011, Donne 2000 members and friends walked the Six Mile Walk at the "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" which began at the Esplanade in Boston. The team shirts read, Team Donne 2000 "Unite Conquistiamo', i.e., "United we will conquer. They raised over $3,400.00. They were very successful both in their fundraising and in having completed their six mile walk. Together we can all make a difference and with your continued support, the day will come when no one will have to hear the words, "You have breast cancer." Women forty years and older are encouraged to get their yearly mammograms and also perform their monthly self exams. To learn more about Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and the American Cancer Society's fight against the disease, visit www. cancer, org / stridesonline. Donne 2000 is a non-profit organization for women of all ages aimed primarily to ben- efit and educate women in today's society and preserve ethnic traditions from genera- tion to generation. Donne 2000 wishes to thank all the supporters for their generous donations and thanks to all the walkers who donated their time and efforts to make it another successful fundraising event! Special thanks to the ladies of San Domenico Society who contributed all the proceeds from their Festa della Donna event this past March. The East Boston Columbus Day ParadeCommittee Presents the Second Annual An Evening of Music and Comedy Comedian Steve Sweeney An Evening of Music and Comedy will be held on Sat- urday, October 29, 2011. FUNDRAISING TO REPAIR Historic East Boston Church More than 140 years old, the historic brick church that sits on the crest of the Sumner Street hill sorely needs repairs inside and out. Parishioners and support- ers of Our Lady of Assump- tion Church hope to raise $25,000 to repoint loose mor- tar on the brickwork, repair interior water damage and plug the leaks that caused it. Please consider sending a check to: Our Lady of Assumption, c/o Building Maintenance Fund, 404 Sumner Street, East Boston, MA 02128. All donations are tax deductible. Doors open at 6:30 pm, light buffet at 7:30 pro. The evening will feature "Bos- ton's King of Comedy" Steve Sweeney accompanied by Sopranos "Georgie the Bar- tender" Frank Santorelli, local guy and Vegas favorite Johnny Pizzi, East Boston's own Joey Yannetty, "Amer- ica's Favorite Mom" finalist Christine Hurley, musical impressionist DJ Barry Mooney, world-renowned vocalists North Shore Acapella and Dennis Taylor. This event will be held at The Madonna Queen Shrine Hall, 147 Gladstone Street, East Boston. For more infor- mation or tickets, contact Comedian Frank Santorelli Joe Ruggiero at EBColumbus or by phone at 617-590-3035. LUCIA RISTORANTE & BAR Traditional Italian Cuisine Donato Frattaroli 415 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113 617.367.2353 -- Open for Lunch and Dinner Daily- Private dining rooms for any occasion