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Page 6 POST-GAZETTE, OCTOBER 23, 2015 f Queen of Bling Meets Capitol King Crystal couture designer, Sondra Cell/ at an October 16th VIP event for presidential candidate Donald Trump. at Tyngsborough High School. J Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Annual Fundraising Gala The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) and Honorary Co-Chair Mayor Martin J. Walsh invite North End and Waterfront neighbors and businesses to join them on Friday, November 6, 2015, at the Boston Harbor Hotel to support the neigh- borhood gem: Christopher Columbus Park. The event begins at 6:30 pm, and features a cocktail reception and buffet, dancing to the Beantown Swing Orchestra and a silent auction. "Our Annual Fundraiser enables us to enhance one of the most beautiful parks in the City of Boston," says Joanne Hayes-Rines, FOCCP president. "Our major effort is to light up winter evenings by bathing the trellis in blue lights and illuminating 14 trees throughout the park. We also host family-friendly events through- out the year, maintain the Rose Kennedy Rose Garden, the Cres- cent Gardens and work with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department to assure the safety and cleanliness of the park." The Platinum Level corporate sponsors for this year are and Sanibel Electric. Gold Level sponsors are Boston PushCart, Boston Harbor Cruises, CL Waterfront Properties, Joe's American Bar & Grill, One Medical Group, Marriott Long Wharf Boston, Sunstone Hotel Investors and Tia's Restaurant. For information about the 2015 Annual Gala and sponsorship opportunities, go to or call (781) 639-6002. The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park is an all-volunteer non- profit organization comprised of North End and Waterfront neigh- bors and businesses whose purpose is to further the restoration, protection, preservation, care, enhancement, improvement, and main- tenance of the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park. The FOCCP works closely with the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Depart- ment to keep the park clean and well maintained, and with other city and state organizations to improve the park and to enrich the lives of both residents and visitors to Boston. -- FOR YOU WHO APPRECIATE THE FINEST -- THE MUSIC FOR ALL OCCASIONS 781-648-5678 Matt6o Gallo Appraisals Sales & Rentals Real Estate 376 North Street Boston, MA 02113 (617) 523-2100 * Fax (617) 523-3530 ALl. THAT ZAZZ by Mary iV. DiZazzo Celebrate the Pumpkin ~m Ciao BeUa, One of the only saving graces to the end of sum- mer and the start of autumn are the magnificent lots of the season. The grand pkin! Bright eye candy! It's uplifting sight to see them i,/~l(~?! lined up at farm stands and i [// V~ piled up in front of the grocers. I [[ / ~,,P Such a sturdy fruit, so yummy ~/ ~k[ and then again another of -" |~ Mother Nature's beauty treat- ments and medicinal cures! This orange squash is native to North America. Approximately 90 percent of pumpkins from the United States are grown in Illinois. Pumpkin color can vary, but most popular are orange and yellow. Inside the core, which contains the seeds that are high in Zinc content, known to be terrific for the skin. The Zinc helps to heal acne blemishes and sooth irritated skin. The alpha- hydroxy acids help to exfoliate and revitalize. The pulp is also used to reduce the appear- ance of scarring. The bright colored fruit are chock-full of multivitamins which nourish the skin. Vitamin C maintains skin health by preventing the collagen from breaking down. Vitamin A soft- ens and cleanses the skin. In days gone by it was staple food of the Native Americans. They used it to make medicine and wove dried strips of it into mats. It was also used as a cure for freckles, and as a remedy for snake- bites! You can find the benefits of pumpkin in your beauty aisle. There are peels and facial masks and anti-aging creams along with lotions, shampoos and body washes. Here is a do-it-yourself facial with this extraor- dinary fruit! Mix 2 teaspoons pureed pumpkin, 1/2 teaspoon honey, and 1/4 teaspoon heavy cream. Smooth on face leaving on for 10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water for glowing, smoother skin! Buona giomata and God bless the United States of America! Here's wishing all my associates at the Post- Gazette and my readers a fun and spooky Hallowe'en! -- Mary DiZazzo-Trumbull Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns at www.allthat~-azz.eom. Mary is a third- generation cosmetologist and a Massachusetts distributor of Kosmea brand rose hip oil products. She may be contacted at (978) 470-8183 or mary@ East Boston Kiwanis Club to Hold #'! The Kiwanis Club of East Boston will host a Halloween "Monster Mash" costume party on Wednesday, October 284, from 7:00-11:00 pm at the Beachmont VFW, 150 Bennington Street in Revere. The party will feature the music of DJ Michael Anthony Gaeta. Tickets to the Monster Mash include light refreshments, raffles, a cash bar and a Hallow- een Costume Contest with prizes. The public is invited to attend, and tickets can be obtained from Kiwanis Club members, includ- ing club President-elect John Schwagerl at 617-592-6773. All funds raised by the club during the Hallow- een "Monster Mash" will be used for the club's charitable activities in East Boston. So please join the club for a ghoulishly good time! Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time. The East Boston Kiwanis Club meets every first and third Tuesday at 6:00 pm at Spinelli' s in Day Square, East Boston. Saint Canute IV of Denmark by Bennett Molinari Canute was born in 1042, one of the many sons of Svend II Estridsen. When Svend died, Canute's brother Harold Ill was elected king, and Canute went into exile in Sweden, where it is believed he was possibly involved in the active opposition to Harald. Canute succeeded Harald to the throne of Denmark in 1080. Once on the throne, he married Adela, daughter of Count Robert I of Flanders. She bore him one son, Charles and twin daughters Caecilia and Ingerid who married Folke the Fat. Their descendants, the House of Bjelbo, would ascend to the throne of Sweden and Norway. Canute's reign was marked by attempts to increase royal power which was a major change from the weak, ineffective reign of his brother. Canute was a champion of the Church, and issued laws to protect the weak, orphans, widows, and foreignem, and tried to enforce the collection of tithes. His policies led to discontent among his subjects, who were unaccustomed to a king who claimed such powers and who interfered in their daffy lives. Canute built churches and monasteries and required obser- vation of church holidays. He gave large gifts to the churches in Dalby, Odense, Roskilde, and Viborg, and especially to Lund where he authorized the build- ing of a cathedral. He also estab- lished the Lurid cathedral school. Canute was also /he gran. d- nephew of Canute the Great, who and Richard Molinari ruled England, Denmark and Norway until 1035 and he con- sidered the crown of England to be rightfiffiy his and considered King William I of England to be a usurper. Canute had aspirations to invade England in an effort to take the throne from the aging William the Conqueror. Canute ordered the assembly of 1000 Danish ships and 60 Norwegian ships in the Limi]ord (Northern Jutland}. In 1085, with the support of his father-in-law, Count Robert and Olaf III of Norway, Canute planned an invasion of England. The invasion never took place due to the civil unrest of his subjects, Canute was delayed in joining the assembled ships, which were waiting for him in the Liml]ord. when Canute finally arrived he found that the major- ity of the Danish ships had gone home after growing impatient waith3g, for their king to arrive. Canute was furious at what he felt was to be a betrayal. With- out adequate manpower to at- tack England he sent the Nor- wegians home, and then ordered enormous fines for those Danes whom he felt had abandoned him. These fines amounted to more than the annual income for the majority of Danes at the time. The people turned on their king and revolted. In Northern Jutland buildings associated with the king were attacked and burned, and royal officials were murdered. Canute, his brother Benedikt and their supporters were forced to first flee to Southern Jutland, and then to the island of Funen. On Funen the group then made their way to Odense. However, news quickly spread that Canute was located in Odense and a large group of peasants and rebels pursued Canute and his followers into the local wooden structure, St. Alban's Priory. On July I0, 1086, Canute was killed by rebels along with his brother, Benedict and 17 others at the altar of Saint Alban's Priory in Odense, Denmark. Canute was canonized by Pope Paschal II in 1101 at the urging of his brother and successor King Erik the Good. From that time on "Saint Canute and his brother Benedikt's remains have been located in the Cathedral's crypt at Odense. Saint Canute is the first Dan- ish saint and the patron saint of Denmark, his feast day is celebrated on January 19th.