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POST-GAZETTE, NOVEMBER 23, 2012 Page 3 POST-GAZETTE Pamela Donnaruma, Publisher and Editor 5 Prince Street, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 617-227-8929 617-227-8928 FAX 617-227-5307 e-mail: Website: Subscriptions in the United States $30.00 yearly Published weekly by Post-Gazette, 5 Prince St., P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 USPS 1538 - Second-Class Postage paid at Boston, MA POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the POST-GAZETTE P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Donnaruma Caesar L. Donnaruma Phyllis F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 116 - No. 47 Friday, November 23, 2012 OUR POLICY: To help preserve the ideals and sacred traditions of this our adopted country the United States of America: To revere its laws and inspire others to respect and obey them: To strive unceasingly to quicken the public's sense of civic duty: In all ways to aid in making this country greater and better than we found it. !Buor00 ,A0000.tale NORTH END ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION PRESENTS THE 42 nd Annual 2012 NORTH END CHRISTMAS PARADE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2012- 1:00 P.M. Mert00q Ciu tstmas SEE SANTA CLAUS ARRIVE AT NORTH END PARK BY HELICOPTER AT 1:00 P.M. In case of bad weather, Parade will be held the next Sunday, December 23th IN ASSOCIATION WITH ThE Nazzaro Center North End Against Drugs * Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Ewnts Dedicated m Memory of May your stuffing be tasty May your turkey plump May your potatoes and gravy have nary a lump. May your yams be delicious and your pies take the prize and may your Thanksgiving dinner stay off your thighs! Unknown Happens When You Don't Advertise? Nothing! For information on advertis  the Post-Gazette, c 617-227-8929. The opinions  by our colunmis and ontbutors are not necessarily the same as those of The Post. its publish or editoro Photo submi sions are accepted b the I'ost azette pvided they are elear. riaal . There is a  harlle for each photo submitted. Photos can be submitted via entail: Leom. If Uml want yom'  include a alre.sed,  elo. Santina "Sandy" uririda Santina "Sandy" (Mazzotta) Giuffrida, 88, a life-long resident of Lawrence, passed away on Monday, November 12, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. Sandy, was the only girl born to Carmelo and Guiseppina Mazzotta. Her parents immigrated to Lawrence from Italy and founded a dry cleaning business. Sandy attended Holy Rosary Grammar School, bringing much pride to her parents when she was awarded a Gold Medal and a trip to Italy upon graduation for excelling in the study of the Italian language. While attending St. Mary's High School and Mclntosh Business School, she worked at the family's dry cleaning business. Sandy acquired a great interest in the art of dressmaking and tailoring. Her interest was nurtured and encouraged by a tailor who was employed in the business. This was the beginning of Sandy's lifelong love of designing and dressmaking. A stay at home Mom, Sandy never gave up on her dream. When her two daughters had grown, Sandy took courses at the School of Fashion Design in Boston, and later opened her own business in Lawrence: Sewing Arts Studio. Many students attended Sandy's classes and had the opportunity to share her sewing talent. Each spring, her students would showcase their work in an annual fashion show. Sandy attended Corpus Christi Parish at Holy Rosary Church, serving as a lector and Eucharistic Minister. She was a member and past President of St. Rita's Sodality. Sandy was a dedicated member of Order Sons of Italy in America for over 25 years. Sandy served as First Lady of The Order from 1995-1999. Sandy will be sadly missed by her husband of 66 years, Joseph; daughters and their husbands, Patricia and Nelson Mariano of Lawrence and Jo-Anne and Scott Corcoran of Methuen; grandchildren, Christina Mariano of Lawrence and Joseph Mariano and his wife Kelly of Lowell and great-grandson, Anthony Joseph.. Visiting H0U were held on Friday, November 16 t" at Cataudella Funeral Home, Methuen, MA. Funeral Mass was at Corpus Christi Parish at Holy Rosary Church in Lawrence, MA. Donations in Sandy's memory may be made to St. Rita Sodality, c/o Corpus Christi Parish, 35 Essex Street, Lawrence, MA 01840 or to Corpus Christi Parish at Holy Rosary Church, 35 Essex Street, Lawrence, MA 01840. Expressions of sympathy can be sent to Mr. Joseph Giuffrida, 452 Mt. Vernon Street, Lawrence, MA 01843. Learn to Skate at Bay State Skating School The Massachusetts Department of Con- servation and Recreation (DCR) Ice Skat- ing Rinks are opening to the public Friday, November 23 for general skating. The days and times vary at each local rink. Don't wait; Lace up your skates! This is the 42 "d year of Bay State Skating School offering Learn-to-Skate Classes for children age 4V2 and up and adults at 12 greater Boston rinks: Brookline-Larz Anderson, Brookline-Cleveland Circle, Cam- bridge, Hyde Park, Medford-LoConte, New- ton/Brighton, Quincy, Somerville, South Boston, Waltham, West Roxbury and Weymouth. If you are a beginner or want to learn new skills using figure, recreational or hockey skates, join the ice skating classes with Bay State Skating School. For information call: 781-890-8480 or visit www.BayStateSkatingSchool, org. Boston Children's Theatre's Production of The Velveteen Rabbit Puppetry, live actors and magic! Boston Children's Theatre (BET), which was re- cently named Best of Boston 2012 for Children's Theatre, is proud to present the beloved children's classic The Velveteen Rabbit. Back by popular demand for a fourth smash season, The Velveteen Rabbit has captured the hearts of thousands with its touching and entertaining story about friendship and love told through the eyes of a young boy and his beloved velveteen rabbit. Performances are December 15 th, 16 th, 22 "d and 23 rd at the Benjamin Franklin Institute located at 41 Berkeley Street in Boston. Adapted by BeT Executive Artistic Director and Elliot Norton Award nominee Burgess Clark, The Velveteen Rabbit features original puppets designed by Marjorie Tudor of the Tasha Tudor Family combined with live actors to create a wondrous experience for children and adults. "We have seen The Velveteen Rabbit grow and evolve over the past 4 years and it's very exciting to see families returning each December to share this special experience with one another," said Clark. "The story is timeless and to see the reactions on children's faces when they meet each of the classic characters, from the Velveteen Rabbit to Skin Horse to the Wooden Lion, is truly wonderful for every- one associated with this production." Based on the novel by Margaret Williams about a boy and his stuffed rabbit's quest to be real, The Velveteen Rabbit features young actors from eight area communities. The cast includes: Arlington resident Marshall Joun as 'Rabbit 2,' Beverly Farms resident Tori Cargill as 'Velveteen Rabbit,' Boston resident Emily Greenslit as 'Fairy,' Brookline resident Marisa Lazar as 'Tin Soldier,' Dover resident Joshua Sussman as 'Boy,' Edgar- town resident Katie Clarke as 'Nana,' New- ton residents Miles Levin as 'Puppeteer' and I'in Soldier Understudy and Tema Siegel as 'Rabbit 1,' and Quincy residents Ellis Hamp- ton as 'Skin Horse' and Niamh O'Connor as 'Margery.' All performances of The Velveteen Rabbit are at 2:00 prfi. Tickets can be purchased at or by call- ing the BeT Box Office at 617-424-6634 x222. About Boston Children's Theatre For over 60 years, Boston Children's Theatre has served as one of the regions premier not- for-profit theaters. Awarded Best of Boston 2012for Best Children's Theatre by Boston Magazine, BCT's mission is to provide live theatre opportunities dedicated to fostering the educational and artistic development of children throughout the greater Boston area. At BeT, talented and motivated students gather from across traditional boundaries and nation- alities to learn about themselves, each other and the world as they create some of the fin- est theatrical productions in New England. www. bos tonchildrenstheatre, org.