Katie McQuaid's Scene in Manchester: Fratello's lends helping hand Christmas Day
One reason: "I couldn't get people to work," McDonough said.
They served 400 meals last year, their largest year. He expects to do the same this holiday season.
"For me it was more to show the kids how good their life is," he said. "And my brother feels the same way."
"It was going to be a one-time deal, and we just kept it going," he said.
If you would like to help serve the Christmas meal at Fratello's, I am afraid you are out of luck. The McDonoughs have more than enough people to help. I think that is a wonderful reflection of our community.
One of my favorite Central High School graduates is about to make her Broadway debut as a member of the ensemble in "Cabaret." Kaleigh Cronin, who grew up performing in many community theater productions around our city, and who even had a stint on the PBS show, "Zoom," has spent the last couple of years with the touring production of "Jersey Boys." According to Broadway.com, Cronin will be rubbing elbows with some pretty big-time celebrities in the Cabaret cast, including Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams. The production opens at Studio 54 on April 24. Bus trip, anyone?
SEE Science Center has created the perfect after-school program for parents who want to infuse their children with more STEM. STEM, my new favorite buzz word, stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
In the first week, participants built towers and learned about structures. In week two, they learned about weight, balance and pivot points through zip line building. This week they will focus on space while building a space craft (pretend, not real).
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Nothing makes me want to shout hallelujah like a live performance of Handel's "Messiah." Experience it Friday at 7:30 p.m. at The Cathedral of St. Joseph on Lowell Street.
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