The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) held its Valentine Party early in February to avoid the blizzard that delayed the party in each of the previous eight years!

It was a cheerful, cozy celebration in the drop-in center, with everyone together to celebrate the day of love and friendship and to delight in one another’s company. The NE/WE NSC had a fabulous turn out: nearly three dozen members of the community, including folks from the Amy Lowell and Blackstone Apartments, came to the center at 1 Michelangelo Street in the North End to enjoy one another’s company and a feast of raviolis, green salad, chicken cacciatore, cake, and coffee, served by NE/WE NSC staff and volunteers. Artu’s on Prince Street in the North End graciously donated trays of chicken cacciatore – thank you so much, Nancy Frattaroli! The center also thanks Mike’s Pastry for donating the delicious whipped cream cake at the request of Barbara Maldero.

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Special guests included State Representative Aaron Michelwitz’s aide Patrick Lyons who visited with Valentine greetings and roses. Advisory Board Chair Andres Molina and Advisory Board Member David Roderick joined the meal to both socialize and serve seniors. Victor Brogna, NE/WE NSC Advisory Board member, serenaded the crowd with his trumpet playing. Dino Manca from Boston Harborside Home came with chocolates and other treats for the seniors, and also assisted in serving and clean up. We thank Christine Pizzicannella, Office Manager, for her ongoing support and collaboration as well!

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.