Valentine’s Day Party at ABC North End / West End Center


The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) held its Valentine Party on Friday, February 26th, due to snow earlier in the month.  Nearly 4 dozen members  community, almost all of them seniors from the neighborhoods, came to the center at 1 Michelangelo Street in the North End to enjoy fish, chicken and potatoes, cake, and coffee.

Representative Aaron Michlewitz Addresses the Crowd

The NE/WE NSC is a grateful recipient of surplus perishables from Whole Foods Market and the Boston Public Market, which Lovin’ Spoonfuls brings to the center twice a week.  The NE/WE NSC delights in taking full advantage of this lovely produce and making sure that the seniors eat their greens!

Volunteers from Babson College-Alpha Epsilon Pi Assist with Serving the Meal

Special guests included State Representative Aaron Michelwitz and his aide Patrick Lyons who visited with Valentine greetings and roses!   Rosemary McAuliffe donated chocolates that all enjoyed.  Maria Stella Gulla, Director, addressed the crowd to thank them for their presence and to remind them,  “This is a day to celebrate love and the love we have for one another and our families and friends.”  Volunteers from Babson College-Alpha Epsilon Pi – Sam Doliner, Chaz Hermanoski,Inder Majumdar, and Billy Stetson-came to assist with the serving and the meal and clean-up and also to prep the center for an upcoming floor renovation in the drop-in center.   The NE/WE NSC thanks them profoundly for their help and hopes that they come again!

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.