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Obituary: Rose P. Ralli

RALLI, Rose P. (Maccini) Lifelong resident of Wellesley, July 8, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Alfred B. Ralli. Loving mother of Charlene F. Ralli of Wellesley, and James A. Ralli and his wife, Susanna, of Natick. Grandmother of Erik Ralli and his wife, Kristin, of Minnesota and great-grandmother of Joey. Sister of the late Mary Billings, Angela Rizzo, Louis Maccini, and Catherine Doane. Also survived by many nieces and nephews from the Ralli, Rizzo, Millen, Billings, and Doane families, and loving best friend Fred Winkler. Funeral from the George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 477 Washington St. (RT. 16) WELLESLEY Monday, July 14, at 9 AM. Funeral Mass in St. Paul Church, Wellesley, at 10 AM. Relatives and ...
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Obituary: Michael E. Winchester

Winchester, Michael E. Of Lincoln, RI formerly of Natick, Michael E. Winchester, 36, passed unexpectedly on July 6th. He was the beloved and adored husband of Suzy (Barcelos) Winchester. They would have celebrated their seventh anniversary on July 7th. Raised in Natick, he was the beloved son of Richard and Nancy (Salvi) Winchester. He was employed in the finance and banking industry for many years and served in the US Marine Corps Reserves. Besides his wife and parents, he is survived by a brother, Robert J. Winchester of Boston, sister, Colleen N. Winchester, two nephews whom he adored, Conor McDonough and Julian Barcelos, his in-laws, Manuel and Connie (Conceicao) Barcelos, and sister-in-law Manuela Barcelos of North Providence, his cherished dogs, ...
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Obituary: Goodwin Raider

RAIDER, Goodwin Age 94, formerly of Natick and Dedham, on Thursday, July 3, 2014. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 66 years, Bernice (Winfield) Raider. Loving father of Mark Raider & his wife Jody and Robert Raider & his wife Barbara. Adored grandfather of Nathan and Jenny Raider, Matthew Raider, Jessica Raider and Jeffrey Raider. Loving great grandfather of Eliza Belle Raider. Dear brother of Arnold & Brenda Zaltas, Harvey & Barbara Raider and the late Virginia Bachrach. Fond uncle to his nieces and nephews. Services at Temple Israel, 145 Hartford St., Natick, on Monday, July 7 at 1:00pm. Burial in Framingham Natick Jewish Cemetery, Natick. Following the burial, memorial observance at the home of Robert & Barbara ...
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From Dim Sum to Pirate Booty; Chueng Chau Island, Hong Kong, PRC

Chueng Chau islandHong Kong Outer IslandsHong Kong, PRCWhat's a nice Jewish family from New York to do as soon as they wake up in the city that always eats? DIM SUM! We hiked on over to Central HK to Lin Hueng Tea House at 8am (ok, we stopped at Starbucks to fight the jet lag, and yes we had been up since 4). This place hasn't changed since 1950 when it opened, but the shrimp dumplings were amazing and the pork bau unreal. Great way to get the day started. We then hopped a ferry for the outer island of Chuen Chau. In under an hour you've left one of the busiest and most crowded cities in the world and decamped on a remote little town with only bikes for wheels, umbrellas to keep off the sun and wrapped all up in beaches. We walked a block or so to the edge of town and stumbled into the Pak Tai Temple; small but beautiful. Besides the calm and cool ferry ride (deluxe means ...
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Obituary: Edward M. Salamoff

SALAMOFF, Dr. Edward M. Of Natick, on Monday, June 30, 2014. For 48 years, he was the beloved husband of Susan (Glickman) Salamoff. Loving father of Adam & Barbara Salamoff of Irvine, CA and Paul & Melissa Salamoff of Burbank, CA. Adored grandfather of Sydnee & Kyle and Samantha & Ethan. Services at Temple Israel of Natick, 145 Hartford St., Natick on Thursday, July 3 at 10:00am. Burial in the Framingham Natick Jewish Cemetery, Natick. Memorial observance at his late residence immediately following the burial through 7pm, Friday 1-4pm and Sunday 1-4pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice. Levine Chapels, Brookline(617) 277-8300www.levinechapel.com
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No Lions, No Tigers, No Bears, but Oh My: The Prospect Park Zoo, Brooklyn, NY

Prospect Park Zoo450 Flatbush AveNew York, NY 11225It is no understatement to say that we moved back to the Slope for the Park. We spend every nice weekend day there, and often a sunny weekday afternoon too. The boys have gone to CBE day camp there, played SFX little league on the fields and both of us worked there for Brooklyn Heights Montessori summer back in the day. But the highlight by far is the Prospect Park Zoo.A member of the Wildlife Conservation Society, it is smaller than it's more famous partners the Bronx and Central Park Zoos. It has fewer Sea Lion shows than it's other partner the New York Aquarium, but it is the perfect way to spend a beautiful afternoon with your two fav boys. We rode over with my new Father's day bike. We hit the Farm animals first off, because who doesn't want to fee a Jacob four-horned sheep? I then lost Sydney to the Peahen (wife of the more colorful peacock), her little chicks and the amazing ...
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"On the Waterfront" at Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NY

Pier 6Brooklyn Bridge ParkBrooklyn, NYWhen we first moved to Brooklyn back in '04, nobody was hanging out at the piers. Then came Magic Mike and they transformed. Like Bloomberg or not, the waterfront is unrecognizable from the industrial days of the largest shipping port in the world. "On the Waterfront" was a great Brando flick to show to my students about union corruption on the docks, but I sure didn't want to hang out there.Pier 6 was a pioneer, long before the Long Island city, Red Hook and Manhattan pier transformations. And it just keeps getting better. We first came to Pier Six years ago when the urban oasis of Governor's Island ferry launched from there. Then we started hoping the B63 for the amazing playground, especially Slide Mountain and the Waterlab. Where else can you climb a tower in Brooklyn, plummet down a hundred foot slide or get drenched all in view of the Manhattan skyline?Today, with our friends William and Elle we stepped it up a notch. Elle's super cool ...
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The Boys of Summer at Luna Park, Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY

Luna ParkConey Island1000 Surf AvenueBrooklyn, NYThere are a million and one reasons to venture out on the F train to Coney Island. Back in the day Pop pop Art used to walk over every day from his digs in Brighton Beach, throw on some baby oil and burn to a crisp. Our boys have been heading out there since before they could walk. From the beach boardwalk to a Cyclones game, from the Mermaid Parade to Nathan's Famous 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest this place is a blast! Mayor DeBlasio and family take in the Mermaid Parade!But what has drawn the boys' summer camp at CBE more these last few summers has been the resurrection of the boardwalk amusements. The original Luna Park was amazing at the turn of the last century. It included a giant elephant hotel, the real bearded lady, and Thomas Edison's first nickelodeons. My dad rode the original Steeple Chase as a kid. My grandparents went on dates to escape the hot, sticky city. But ...
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Obituary: Charles H. Yorks

YORKS, Charles H. Age 83, of Marco Island, Florida and Natick. Beloved husband of Edith with whom he shared 55 years of marriage. Devoted father of Adam Yorks and Ann Cave and grandfather to Austin, Madison, Jake, Jesse and Tessa. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made through donations in his name to Shriner's Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. A funeral will be held Sunday, June 29th at 11:00AM. Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, 1668 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02445. Stanetsky Memorial Chapels 617-232-9300 www.stanetsky.com
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Rock, Rock, Rockaway Beach, The Rockaways, Queens, NY

Rock, Rock, Rockaway Beach97th Street and Shorefront ParkwaysThe Rockaways, QueensIf you are not a Ramones fan, then you must be a Bloomberg New Yorker. Rockaway beach is a passion of my boys, mainly cause they love the song "Rockaway Beach." Like Joey Ramones New York of the '77 this beach has all the grit and all the cool of CBGBs. This ain't no Jersey shore, but it surely isn't the Cape either. Hurricane Sandy did a number on this entire flood plane. The boardwalk is still missing, you have to climb a prefab dune over a giant metal pipe to access the water, and there is construction fencing everywhere. But like every good New Yorker that fateful fall, we pitched in for the recovery; the boys helping to make sandwiches at their synagogue Congregation Beth Elohim. "CBE Feeds" has since gone on to feed over 185,000 victims.But the don't be fooled, like their neighbors Coney Island, the Rockaways are back! Those annoying hipsters are even checking in to the Playland Motel. The ...
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Sunset Inlet

Even at low tide an inlet can provide the perfect mirror for a New England sunset. This painting is 10x30... and heard to a gallery soon!
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Single A Ball by the Sea: The Brooklyn Cyclones at Coney Island

The Brooklyn CyclonesSingle A Affiliate for the New York MetsMCU Field1904 Surf Ave.Brooklyn, NYWe are back in Brooklyn; been back for three years. back in the borough where my grandparents were raised. The boys are bigger. They have new friends. Beantown is behind us, but never far from our hearts. While we don't make it to Fenway as much these days (although we did get to see Game SIX, even stayed for Papi's MVP ceremony) we still love baseball. I coach Little League for Liji (soccer for Sydney) in the Saint Francis Xavier League, a wonderful, fun-filled intro to the game of dreams for both boys. They have both decided shortstop is for them (Nomar!)So how do you fuel the flames of baseball passion in a city known for two of our hated rivals? (Yes, we go dressed in Sox gear to Yankee stadium, old and new many times and we go to City Field each year with little league to march across the turf with thousands of little leaguers). What does ...
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Sunset Pinks

I know....I keep saying it but the pinks in the New England sunset sky are unreproducible.... so I try! This painting of a sunset over a bay reminds me of my Maine roots...still planted firmly. Size 18x36
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Obituary: Edwin M. Palmgren

PALMGREN, Edwin M. Of Natick, June 21, 2014. Beloved husband of Anne C. (Austin) Palmgren. Complete notice to follow. John Everett and Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at NATICK COMMON.
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Night Moves

I love the New England sunsets and the bold colors that apper... for a painter...a cloudless sky makes for an unexciting sunset. Size 10x20 acrylic on canvas.
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Obituary: John J. Shaughnessy

SHAUGHNESSY, John J. Of Natick, June 9, formerly of Mission Hill. Beloved husband of the late Janette (Cushman), Loving brother of William, Henry, Arthur and Margaret. Also survived by 15 nieces and nephews. Funeral Services at the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre St., WEST ROXBURY, Monday, June 16, at 11 am. Late U.S. Navy Veteran. For directions and guestbook www.gormleyfuneral.com William J. Gormley Funeral Service 617-323-8600
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Obituary: Harold Rosen

ROSEN, Harold Of Natick on Friday, June 13, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Charlotte S. (Novick). Loving father of David Rosen & Karen Callahan of Plantation, FL, Mark Rosen of Natick and Joanne & Kevin Kennedy of Natick. Adored grandfather of Caroline Cozzi, Ellie, Hannah and Katherine Rosen and Samantha, Kyle, Victoria & Andrew Kennedy. Services at Temple Beth Am, 300 Pleasant St., Framingham on Tuesday, June 17 at 11:00am. Burial in the Framingham Natick Jewish Cemetery, 20 Windsor Ave., Natick. Memorial observance will be announced. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave., Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451. Levine Chapels, Brookline 617-277-8300 www.levinechapel.com
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Making Waves

I'm so happy school is out and the beach is only 50-something days away....I can hear the ocean as I paint the waves. ... If only I could also smell the salt air! Size 10x20.
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Maine Berries

I am looking forward to spending some time in Maine this summer- looking for views like this. ...views that remind me to be grateful for all that I have. Size 12x12.
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