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The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) held its St. Patrick’s Day party on Friday, March 11th.  Nearly 5 dozen members of community, almost all of them seniors from the neighborhoods, came to the center at 1 Michelangelo Street in the North End to feast on corned beef with all the trimmings, shepherd’s pie, cake, and coffee.  The cake was a work of art-Cool Whip and green and orange sprinkles to resemble the Irish flag.  The cook shares her secret to how light and fluffy the cake was-no water and no oil!  She substituted whole milk so that the raw batter was a bit runny when she dipped a spoon in to test.   

Special guests included State Representative Jay Livingstone. Maria Stella Gulla, NSC Director, shared with guests the significance of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in the North End, as the neighborhood had Irish roots dating to mid-to-late 19th century.  She closed with a traditional Irish blessing:

“May the road
Rise to meet you,
May the wind always be at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
May the rains fall softly upon your fields….”
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Would you like to join the fun?  Please call the NE/WE NSC directly at 617-523-8125 to reserve your spot for future luncheons, which the NE/WE NSC will advertise in advance.  New clients must sign up to obtain free membership with ABCD.

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