On a Town: 3/1
March 1, 2015 - bbq set
CHEERING fans and paparazzi greeted stars as they arrived on a red runner — not in Hollywood though during a 12th annual Oscar Night 2015 presented by a American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio on Feb. 22 during a Owens Community College Center for Fine and Performing Arts.
More than 700 attendees were held by warn as students screamed with pleasure and Jerry Anderson and Emilie Voss of WTOL-TV, Channel 11, vied for interviews. Men wore suits and tuxedos though a women gave utterly a uncover with prolonged gowns, micro mini skirts, plunging necklines, stiletto and height shoes, and stimulating jewels. Many wore classical black, though there also were gowns in red, blue, green, cream, black and white, and a few prints, and feathers and sequins.
Movie reels, film star posters, red feathers and roses, golden stars, candlelight, “take-two” executive clappers, and Oscar images set a scene. Hollywood Casino Toledo gals in feathered and petty outfits acted with guest for pictures. Cigarette character gals sole raffle tickets.
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The dusk enclosed a wordless auction, a raffle, and dancing to Johnny Rodriguez and to Arctic Clam, with lead thespian Nicole Khoury, an attorney. Stu Goldberg, an profession who is also a musician, couldn’t conflict jamming with a rope for a few numbers.
Featured was a wander of tastes from some-more than 25 of Toledo’s excellent restaurants and vendors. The preference enclosed lobster bisque, oysters on a half shell, lobster mac and cheese, tarts, and tiramisu, to name a few.
Labib Hajjar, owners of Byblos and Beirut, and Kate Blankerts, a server during Poco Piatti, both served adult food during a Northwest Ohio Red Cross Oscar Night.
THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH
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Bars were run by Labib Hajjar’s staff during a Beirut and friends including Sami Sayegh and proffer Bradley Ansberg. A drink garden with qualification spirits and sports bar muck was popular, too.
Dancing were Mark Thees and his wife, Liz, whose birthday was that night. Socializing were house member Tom Uhler and his wife, Marlene, Terry and Denise Benton and daughter Kristen Mollenkopf and crony Ryan Rowley; Marcia and Steve Pisanti, Dick and Cherie Joseph, Georgia and Al “Sonny” Lucarelli, and Kathy Chirdon and father Bob, who is timid subsequent month as ubiquitous manager of WTOL-TV, Channel 11.
Also dining while star gazing were Paul and Julie Croy, Jerry Baum, Chris and Ann Kozak, Dean and Sue Sparks, Phil and Mary Lou Rudolph, Jr., Dr. Lance Talmage and wife, Dee; Nell Roach, Richard and Claudia St. Jean, Fred and Julie Treuhaft, Alyce and Jeff Juby, Dr. David Grossman, Jeff and Laurie Jaffe, Ivan and Michelle Jaffe, and former eventuality orator Chrys Peterson, who was there only for fun.
The American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio 2015 Oscar Night restaurants that gave their time, talent, and food to make a eventuality a good success: Beirut Restaurant, Black Kite Coffee Pies, Burger Bar 419, Byblos Restaurant, Cherry Lane Custom Cakes, Ciao! Ristorante, Deet’s BBQ, Final Cut Steak Seafood, Firepit Grille, Heidelberg Distributing Company, Java Sensations, Jed’s Barbeque Brew (Holland-Sylvania location), Karyn’s Cookies, Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant, La Scola Italian Grill, Mancy’s Bluewater Grille, Mancy’s Steakhouse, Nick and Jimmy’s Bar Grill, Poco Piatti, Premier Catering, Rachel Michael’s Gourmet Popcorn, The Real Seafood Co. of Toledo, Rosie’s Italian Grille, Super Suppers, Tree City Catering, Vendome Pastry, and Zia’s Italian Restaurant.
Nearly $100,000 was raised. All smiles was Tim Yenrick, CEO of American Red Cross Northwest Ohio Region. Honorary chairmen were Doug Howard and Stephanie Kuhlman who also served as eventuality co-chairman with Joe Buick.
WTVG-TV’s Kristian Brown, left, and cancer survivor Kelly Griffiths indication dresses from Belle Amour Bridal during a Victory Center Luncheon Fashion Show.
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THE Victory Center luncheon and conform uncover “Brilliant in Blue” presented by ProMedica Cancer Institute was Feb. 20 during a Hilton Garden Inn. The eighth annual eventuality netted about $40,000. Among some-more than 30 sponsors were Mercy Health and Huntington Bank.
The 550 attendees perused a wordless auction and raffle baskets. Survivor guest perceived a possibility to win a Stella Dot necklace donated by Mindi Marshall and they wore blue ribbons granted by Laura Dosch, a cabinet member and cancer survivor. Ragazza donated 300 immature scarves to sell with all deduction benefiting a cause.
Blue sheers and stimulating lights set a scene. After a juicy nonetheless healthy lunch, guest orator Bobbi Johnson-Filipiak, a lung cancer survivor and indication this year, told her jubilant story.
Then cheers erupted as survivor models as good as others strutted a runway in togs granted by Belle Amour Bridal, Sparkle Forever Jewelry, Chico’s during Franklin Park, Sofi Stella, Kid’s Klothesline, Sophia Lustig, MEIG Shop, Sophie’s Sister, Opening Night!, Stella Dot, Ragazza, and V Couture.
Survivor models also enclosed Laurel Brunner- Becker, Kathy Pemberton, Kelly Griffiths, who perceived a station acclaim for being a member of a Air National Guard, 180th Fighter Wing, Toledo Express Airport for 29 years; Diane Reamer- Evans, Tori Jennings, Carol Vance, Doris Walker, and Brent Kolodziejczyk, a initial masculine survivor model. In with a unchanging models was Mary Beth Zolik of 101.5 The River, who is also a cancer survivor.
Bravo to eventuality chairmen Kathy Schwartz and Michelle Keeling and their committee.
Committee members Stacy Weber, left, Allison Deckelman Murawski, center, and Serena Lipski, right, President Junior League of Toledo Board of Directors, during a Junior League event–Inspire Toledo during a Grand Plaza Hotel.
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THE Junior League of Toledo presented Inspire Toledo, moving effective movement and caring to urge a village Feb. 19 during a Grand Plaza Hotel and Convention Center. Headline orator Ashley Rhodes-Courter, nationally acclaimed open speaker, child gratification advocate, and author of Three Little Words, encouraged a assembly with her story of how she went from encourage caring to an adopted child to an disciple for anticipating homes for children.
About 200 attendees mingled, shopped a wordless auction, bought booze squeeze raffle tickets, bid in a live auction, and dined.
Honored was Judge Andy Devine for bringing Court Appointed Special Advocates to Toledo with assistance from a internal Junior League.
Event authority Allison Deckelman Murawski reports about $10,000 was raised.
RESTAURANT Week Toledo presented by Leadership Toledo, a nonprofit classification to foster caring growth for area girl and adults, starts Monday and goes by subsequent Sunday. A kickoff celebration was Wednesday during a Secor Building with samples from locally owned restaurants that are participating.
Each grill has special dine-in-only menus for lunch and cooking labelled between $5 and $30, incompatible beverages, tax, and gratuities. Reservations are recommended. For a list of internal participating restaurants go to www.restaurantweektoledo.com.