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, POST-GAZETTE, DECEMBER 2, 2011 .... ' " Page 9 byJ-Iilda M. MorriU Suffolk Law alumnus Gil Schipani, JD'09, left, and Dr. Matteo Casini. (Photo courtesy of Suffolk University) From the left: Laura Piscopo, BA'02, Director of Alumni Relations; The Honorable Michele Frattallone, President, Galileo Legacy Foundation Inc.; Dr. Matteo Casini; and Dr. Deborah Walberg. (Photo courtesy of Suffolk University) On November 6 Suffolk University alumni, students, faculty, and friends gathered in the Sawyer Building for a delightful brunch and lec- ture, the fourth alumni pro- gram featuring the noted and popular history profes- sor, Dr. Matteo Casini. In her introduction of the guest speaker, Laura Piscopo, Director of Alumni Relations, said: "Matteo has become iconic with our alumni, especially those who represent a significant demographic of Suffolk. The Suffolk story includes a history of first generation Italian-Americans to attend college. Their striving spirit and thirst to learn and ad- vance is at the heart of this university. He is a visiting scholar of Venetian history. Matteo's presentations and lectures capture the pride and culture around Italy and Italians. He is a very popu- lar speaker in the Greater Boston area, especially dur- ing Italian Heritage month in October." Dr. Casini's outstanding presentation, "Italy from the Risorgimento to the Birth of a Nation," illustrated the motivations and actions that brought about the birth of modern Italy. Dr. Casini explained the historical pro- cess called "Risorgimento" that liberated the Italian peninsula from foreign occu- pation and permitted the creation of the first Italian Parliament in 1861. A grand time was had by all. Congratulations and Best Wishes! ....... One of New England's most beloved holiday tradi- tions, the "Holiday Pops Season," under the direction of Keith Lockhart, opens on Wednesday, December 7, and runs through Saturday, December 24, at Symphony Hall, Boston. Among the celebrities and performing artists visiting Symphony Hall this season, comedian/actor/musician Jim Belushi and pop vocal act Rockapella will join Keith Lockhart and the Pops at "Company Christ- mas" on Wednesday, Decem- ber I4. New Kid on the Block's Joey Mclntyre will also ap- pear as a guest vocalist with members of the Pops to raise the holiday spirits of patients at the Boston Pops Annual Children's Hospital concert on Tuesday, December 20. Holiday Pops tickets are available online at www. Tick- ets may also be purchased by phone at SymphonyCharge at 617-266-1200 or 888-266- 1200. Matt o Gallo Appraisals Sales & Rentals Real Estate 376 North Street * Boston, MA 02113 (6t 7) 523-2100 * Fax (617) 523-3530 [ I I I ....... On Saturday, Decem- ber 10 at 11 a.m., The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel and The Fairmont Store will host a birthday party for its "Canine Ambassador," Catie Copley. Considered by many to be Boston's most famous dog, Catie will celebrate her I0th birthday with a reading of the book "Catie Copley" followed by birthday cake (for humans) and special snacks for Catie's canine friends. The reading and birthday party are free and open to the public and have become a holiday tradition for many. The Fairmont Copley Plaza is located at 138 St. James Avenue, Boston. For more information, call 617-267- 5300. ....... Kerry Byrne has been writing about beer and food for The Boston Herald for many years. What you may not know is that he is also the "Potentate of Pigskin" at Cold, Hard Football (www. coldhardfootball facts.corn). CHFF is Kerry's website devoted to the "grid- iron lifestyle" of beer, food and football. Kerry and his cohorts are asking nationwide football and tailgating fanatics to submit creative, appetizing recipes and photos for the "Tailgate Recipe of The Year Contest." The diehard, foot- ball fan website will award one lucky fan a party for 10 in time for the biggest game of the year on February 5% 2012, or the 46t" annual edi- tion of the "Super Bowl." Among the great prizes are a new 46-inch flat screen television, a tailgate meal for I0 from Whole Foods Mar- ket, a 30-piece barbecue tool set and grill accessories -- and much more. The contest runs through Monday, December 12 at 11:59 p.m. EST. i DIAMONDS ROLEX ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold Jewelers Exch. Bldg. , ~ Jim o(617) 263-~66 .... Suffolk Law alumna Donna Madden, JD'87, left, and her daughter Gillian Madden, with Suffolk Law alumna Marisa Conti Doherty, JD'87, right, and her daughter Jenna Doherty, second from right. (Photo courtesy of Suffolk University) The top 10 finalists will be chosen on December 12 and the com- munity will have a chance to vote for the top recipe. Voting ends January 1, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST and the grand prize winner will be announced in January 2012. For complete details, be sure to visit tailgate-conteSt~. Full disclosure: Many years ago, yours truly was (Continued on Page 13) G/XTIE C OPLEp ! i~ iiil i:i'ii! W R I TT~N BY DEBORAH KOVAC S ED BY JARED T.WILLIAMS On Saturday, December 10 at 11 a.m., The Fairmont Copley Plaza hosts a birthday party for its "Canine Ambassador," Catie Copley, with a reading of the book pictured above followed by birthday cake (for humans) and special snacks for Catie's canine friends. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 617-267-5300. (Photo courtesy of Suzanne Wenz) JUSTINE YANDLE PHOTOGRAPHY 781.589.7347 JUSTINE.YANDLE@GMAIL.COM WWW.JUSTINEYANDLEPH OTOGRAPHY COM I H I I I I I