Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Benefit Beat Party Spotlight

Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana “Big Wish Gala”

The Make-A-Wish “Big Wish Gala,” held at the InterContinental Cleveland will help to ensure that the dreams of many young children will continue to come true. More than 550 guests spent an evening in support of the wishes of kids with life-threatening medical conditions. The evening’s goal was to raise $475,000 to continue to grant the wishes of th...

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Great Lakes Science Center “Yuri’s Night”

Remember that bar scene in the first Star Wars movie, (or is it actually the fourth)? Well, the Great Lakes Science Center might just as well have been the Mos Eisely cantina on Tatooine for the crazy confab of 1,200 creatures at the 2017 Yuri’s Night. Star Trek crews mingled with Ava the inflated astronaut and the Yip Yip martians of Sesame...

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The Andy Nowacki Foundation “Heroes for Andy”

  Lance Corporal Andy “Ace” Nowacki was 25 years old when he was killed by a roadside bomb in Babil Province, Iraq in 2005. Here at home he was a police officer for Grand River, Ohio. In both places, Andy’s job was to serve and protect, and his parents Denis and Sheila Nowacki decided to honor his commitment with a scholarship fund for America...

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Gilmour Academy “Celebrate the Academy”

More than 500 alumni, current parents, past parents, faculty members and friends of Gilmour Academy gathered at Landerhaven for “Celebrate the Academy,” a spectacular celebration of the school’s 70th anniversary. The event was chaired by Lorraine Dodero, mother of Corrine Dodero Salvador ’02. The evening was truly impactful for Gilmour. The school...

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Cleveland Hungarian Development Panel “Paprika!”

    Attending Paprika! is like taking a trip to Budapest – totally immersive, gracefully sophisticated in a charming, old-world style, not to mention a delightful way to sample Hungarian dishes, aperitifs, culture and dancing. This 27th annual event organized by the Cleveland Hungarian Development Panel (CHDP) was a celebration recognizin...

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The Cleveland Orchestra “Centennial Season”

          The Cleveland Orchestra announced its Centennial Season at a grand celebration with more than 1,200 people in attendance at Severance Hall. A reception in the Smith Lobby prior to the presentation in the concert hall featured libations and hors d’oeuvres by Marigold Catering, and music performed by members of the...

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American Red Cross “Fire & Ice Ball”

      Fresh battery power in smoke alarms is not usually a list topper for discussion at a formal reception. But the 25th anniversary of Operation Save-A-Life gave the American Red Cross Northeast Ohio Chapter an additional reason for celebrating at this year’s Fire and Ice Ball. Since 1992, when former chapter executive Steve D. Bul...

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“Illuminate” 41st Cleveland International Film Festival Opening Gala

  Captions  and Photos by Peggy Turbett With the roar of clacking keys, the Cleveland International Film Festival kicked off “Illuminate,” the 41st annual film fest with a multi-theater showing of “California Typewriter.” The documentary ode to the low-tech machine profiled various aficionados, including Tom Hanks, John Mayer and Sam Shepard....

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Playhouse Square 26th Jump Back Ball: Roaring Back to the 20s

    Playhouse Square went “Roaring Back to the 20s,” transforming the multi-theater complex into a meandering multi-level speakeasy for the 26th Annual Jump Back Ball. Fedoras, feathers and and flappers filled the halls as more than 1,000 patrons sipped champagne and cocktails, danced the Lindy and the Charleston with Get Hep Swing, and played...

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Our Lady of the Wayside “Cleveland’s Finest Hors d’oeuvre Contest”

          A dream team of area chefs helped raise more than $50,000 at the 23rd annual Cleveland’s Finest Hors d’oeuvre Contest, to benefit Our Lady of the Wayside. The sold-out event at the Terrace Club at Progressive Field attracted more than 800 guests. Attendees were invited to sample fare from some of the area’s very best restaurants. Guests v...

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