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POST-GAZETTE, NOVEMBER 18, 2011 Page 7 East Boston to Benefit Mario Umana Academy and EBMS Local Artist Leigh Hall has captured the old and new of East Boston in the 2012 Calendar for East Boston Main Streets. With the cooperation of the Boston Public Library, Leigh has taken historic photos of East Boston and merged them with new images of how Eastie is today. Some of these dramatic transformations that have occurred over the years unfold in the pages of the 2012 calendar and are amazing. East Boston Main Streets has designed this calendar as a fundraiser for the Mario Umana Academy and East Boston Main Streets. 50% of the proceeds will go directly to the school. With help from graphic designer Todd Antonellis who pulled it all together, local talent has come together with EBMS to create something very special for East Boston. The spiral bound calendar has 50 coupons, all from local businesses, saving buyers hundreds of dollars on food, gifts, shoes, clothing and jewelry. There are even freebies[ You can pre-order your calendar by contacting us at or call us with your contact infor- mation at 617-561-1044. Calendars will also be available at MP&CO, 146 Maverick Street and other participating businesses. .. Don't miss out! Call now to reserve your 2012 East Boston calendar. Due to his increasing popularity and several suggestions from readers (and after much negotiating on our part with his huge salary demands), our friend Freeway has consented to try to answer readers' questions concerning him or any of our little four-legged friends. You can email your questions to postgazette@aol.e0m to the attention of Freeway. Don't forget folks, Freeway is not a vet, so please keep the questions light-hearted! Thanks. Turkey day is coming and I can't wait. I hope my hu- man. companion will be kind to me-and give me a break from my dog food for this spe- cial holiday and fill my dish with turkey, pleasel Don't forget the mashed potatoes, no butter. I want to stay trim for all my female pooch friends. Spoiling your pet for the holiday is fine with com- mon sense. A small piece of turkey is okay. NO turkey bones, no grax9"~ that is too heavy for their stomach. They know they are part of the family and' want to be included. Also, let me remind you to consider donating canned goods to your local parish and to shelters for the needy. Most importantly remember the elderly who have no one to bring them over a nice hot plate of turkey goodies. This is the time to be "Thankful" and also a time to remember those in need. Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday to share this time with friends and family and be thankful for those that are sitting around the dinner table on this special holiday. I would like to wish all my pooch friends and of course my pals at the Post.Gazette a "Happy Thanksgiving" and remember to please drive safely. Before I forget I want to thank my co-worker Joan for coming up with the idea of the Thanksgiving Pet Food Drive for the shelter which we have been getting a lot of food for dogs and cats and treats. The deadline for this is Tuesday, November 22nd. Anyone that is interested can drop the food at the Post- Gazette, it would be greatly appreciated andwe know the animals will appreciate it even more. That's all for now! REMEMBER TO KEEP OUR NORTH END STREETS CLEAN. PICK UP AFTER YOUR PET! East Boston Main Streets and East Boston Chamber of Commerce Announce All East Boston businesses are encouraged to enter the Sixth Annual Holiday Window Contest. East Boston Main Streets and the East Boston Chamber of Com- merce are re- questing all East Boston businesses and organizations to help decorate the commercial districts for the holidays. The Sixth Annual Holiday Window Contest will be judged by volunteer resi- dents and business owners and will take place the week of December 5th, 2011. The top five selections will receive special recognition. Your business or organization could be the best of East Boston so let's take pride in our neighbor- hood and enter now! To enter call us at 617-561-1044 or email us at ebrnainstreets@verizn'net" Please leave the name of your business or organization and a phone number. Notice of 2011 East Boston Chamber of Commerce ctors OFFICERS: (One to be elected, per each position) President, Diane Modica, Law Office of Diane J. Modica Ist Vice President, Pasquale 'Pat" Todisco, Todisco Towing 2nd Vice President, Marisa DiPietro, East Boston Social Center 3rd Vice President, Scott Heigelmann, Heavy Advertising Treasurer, Kim Altschul, East Boston Savings Bank Secretary, Joanna Cataldo, East Boston Chamber Boston Neighborhood Health Center BOARD OF DIRECTORS: (Four to be elected) Pedro Cordano, Cordano Real Estate Phil Giffee, Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) Bobby Martin, Piers Park Sailing Program Mike Sulprizio. East Boston Community Development The elections take place at the Chamber offices at 175 McClellan Highway, Suite I, on Thursday, December 15, 2011 from 11:30 am--2:00 pm and also 4:30 pm-5:30 pm. (Candidates for officers and directors are typically present at this time.) All East Boston Chamber of Com- merce members in good standing as of November 15, 2011, are eligible to vote. Good standing requires that members be current on their membership dues. Each member business of the Chamber is allowed one vote; however Chamber by- laws stipulate that any mem- ber who joined the Chamber after August 31 of the cur- rent year shall not be en- titled to vote in this election: voting by multiple represen- tatives of the same business is not allowed. Proxy voting and absentee voting are not allowed. All voting results will be counted and reported after 5:30 pm on Thursday, December 15, 2011, at the Chamber office; results will then be made available on the Chamber website and by phone call request as well. A nominations committee is selected each year and is responsible for identifying candidates for the board of directors. This year, several members of the Chamber were recognized by the com- mittee and invited as can- didates, including: Citizen's Bank, Meridian Insurance, First Priority, Cordano Real Estate. East Boston Commu- nity Development Corpora- tion (CDC), Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH), and Piers Park Sailing Cen- ter. As of the response dead- line, November I0, four of these members, Michael Sulprizio of East Boston CDC Board of Directors. Robert Martin of the Piers Park Sail- ing Center, Pedro Cordano of Cordano Real Estate and Phil Giffee of NOAH, replied that they were able to accept can- didacy for board service at this time. Any other eligible candi- dates seeking to run for the four open Board positions are invited to run through the process for independent nomination outlined below. According to the bylaws of (Continued on Page 15) SPINELLI S WILL COOK THANKSGIVING DINNER! Order a Fully Cooked Whole Turkey By The Pound Accompanied By Homemade Stuffing, Gravy & Cranberry Sauce $7.25 lb 10 lb minimum order An Individual Turkey Dinner With Homemade Salffing, Turkey Gravy and Cranberry Sauce. ~ Dinners Indude: 4~'~ Choice of Potato: ~.~ ~ Mashed, Baked or Yarns Choice of Vegetable: ~,,~(~ yButternut Squash, Peas & Mushrooms or Corn ....... iChoice of Dessert: Sides available in 4 convenient sizes x Slice of Apple, Slice of Custard. Slice of Pumph'n or Slice of Mince Pie $11.95 per person Please Plaee Your Orders Before Tuesday, November 22, 2011 Order by Phone or Drop By Spinelli's ]l~ 282 Bennington Street, East Boston, MA 02128 ~ !!~ [ .~{~, :iii~!!),~ ~ Telephone 617-567-1992. Fax 617-567-5150. ~/:~ Spinelli's is Looking Forward To Having Thanksgiving' With You/ 1[ ~'~ Open Thanksgiving Day! 8aan.- lpan. l~~.