Wednesday, April 2, 2008



"One of Boston's finest dining destinations, the award-winning Top of the Hub features outstanding cuisine, impeccable service, and a sophisticated ambiance. Soaring 52 floors above the Back Bay, the restaurant and adjoining Skywalk Observatory offer guests a spectacular view of the Boston skyline from every table”.

Last Friday March 28, 2008 I was invited to the “TOP OF THE HUB” in Boston on the 52nd floor for Lunch with the CEO, Joan Wallace-Benjamin along with the three (there were four but one now lives in Texas and couldn’t attend) other HONROREES from THE HOME FOR LITTLE WANDERERS – and we had a delightful lunch and conversation. And although it was cloudy and raining last Friday - NONE of US noticed it a bit!!

Of course I had Chowder and Lobster! And we ALL shared two delish’ous deserts among us. Also in attendance were Lisa, who is the director of Marketing and Deb who is on THE HOMES Board of Directors. (shoot I can’t find all the business cards from each person – but when I do I will repost the correct names and the other Honorees).

Now for those of you who are from Boston, or even Massachusetts you know that the Prudential Center and the John Hancock Tower are two of the tallest buildings here in the heart of Boston – known as the HUB – hence the restaurant is named TOP OF THE HUB!

If you haven’t been to either one – visit the observatories. The view of BOSTON is spectacular and you will love it even more at night!

Before lunch US HONOREES met at THE HOME for Interviews, Video Taping, Photos and Tours of THE HOME and the Knight Children’s Center buildings.

“The Home for Little Wanderers is a nationally renowned, private, non-profit child and family service agency. It has been part of the Massachusetts landscape for over 200 years, making it the oldest agency of its kind in the nation and one of the largest in New England. Originally founded as a orphanage in 1799 (see history for more details), The Home today plays a leadership role in delivering services to thousands of children and families each year through a system of residential, community-based and prevention programs, direct care services, and advocacy”.

We are being HONORED by THE HOME for our accomplishments on Wednesday May 28, 2008
(see how I found out – peek at my January 2008 post “AN HONORED GUEST”).

I am a proud Graduate of THE HOME FOR LITTLE WANDERERS!





1. honoree - a recipient of honors in recognition of noteworthy accomplishments
recipient, receiver - a person who receives something

academician - someone elected to honorary membership in an academy

laureate - someone honored for great achievements; figuratively someone crowned with a laurel wreath


HUB – too many definitions to list – please peek at this link



A skyscraper is a very tall, continuously habitable building. There is no official definition or a precise cutoff height above which a building may clearly be classified as a skyscraper. However, as per usual practice in most cities, the definition is used empirically, depending on the relative impact of the shape of a building to a city's overall skyline. Thus, depending on the average height of the rest of the buildings and/ or structures in a city, even a building of 80 meters height (approximately 262 ft) may be considered a skyscraper provided that it clearly stands out above its surrounding built environment and significantly changes the overall skyline of that particular city.

The word skyscraper originally was a nautical term referring to a tall mast or its main sail on a sailing ship. The term was first applied to buildings in the late 19th century as a result of public amazement at the tall buildings being built in Chicago and New York City.

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