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Nicole Miller Miami hosted a benefit event for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida at her Collins Avenue Boutique. Guests enjoyed light bites from Mercadito, an urban Mexican restaurant, and spirits provided by Tequila AVION. Among the highlights of the evening were the silent and live auctions that included a trip to NYC to attend Nicole’s February fashion show at Lincoln Center during NY Fashion Week. Pictured: Tracy Mourning, Nicole Miller and Katrina Campins at the event.
More than 175 groovy people experienced the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood’s Third Annual Hot Hollywood Glam “It’s Groovy” fund-raiser held at the Center. Guests munched on scrumptious food and sipped cool libations while enjoying three contemporary art exhibitions; a groovin’ ‘60s dance floor complete with go-go dancers; a live body painting performance by Georgette Pressler; and one-of-a-kind silent and Chinese auction items. The Center also recognized members/donors/art collectors Neil and Sigrid Gold as the Center’s 2010 Groovy Couple. Nearly $20,000 was raised from this event. Event Chair was Gerard Nadeau.
A second-year member of the Young Artist Studio, Jonathan G. Michie (pronounced “Mickey”) was awarded a prestigious $11,000 Sullivan Foundation Grant after auditioning for the Foundation in New York. Mr. Michie's award is named for Theodor Uppman, the famed baritone who was a longtime member of the
Board of the Foundation.
Greenberg Traurig LLP., which recently moved back to its original location in downtown Miami, just north of the Brickell bridge on 333 Avenue of the Americas, will soon inaugurate a colossal mural created by a New World School of the Arts visual arts alum. The work of art, commissioned by attorney and firm partner Juan Loumiet, measures eight feet wide by more than sixty feet tall and it will be the focal point of the internal staircase that joins all five floors housed by the firm. The artist José Félix Perez, a young Hispanic artist who recently graduated from the visual arts college program at New World School of the Arts, also located in downtown Miami.
The Darrell Gwynn Foundation hosted the Hot Shot “Hot Rods & Reels™” Charity Fishing Tournament at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. on November 20. Twenty-one fishing boats paired with NASCAR drivers participated in the tournament. Fishing tournament sponsors and Darrell Gwynn Foundation supporters fished with Carl Edwards, Darrell Waltrip, Ryan Newman, Max Papis, Martin Truex, Dave Blaney, Clint Bowyer, Joe Nemecheck, Regan Smith, Greg Sacks, Jamie McMurray, Bobby Labonte, Richard Childress, Bobby Allison, Kenny Schrader, J.J. Yehley and more. Clint Bowyer defended his title and proved once again he and his team were the best anglers at the event. His bass catch totaled 5.89lbs. giving him the Hot Rods & Reels™ title. Other notables that attended the event include Captain Rick Murphy (Sportsman’s Adventures) and logtime Darrell Gwynn Foundation supporter Bill Goldberg (former WCW/WWE champion wrestler). This year’s Hot Rods & Reels™ was filmed and will be featured on an episode of the Outdoor Channel.
The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus a non-profit state-of-the-art mobile Pro Audio and HD video recording facility travels across the U.S. and Canada year-round, providing free tours and workshops at schools, retailers, festivals, on tours with headlining artists, and at major industry conferences. The Bus, a 501(c)(3) venture, is made possible through the generosity of sponsors. Brian Rothschild is the Founder and Director of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus. Visit
Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger held a book signing for her new book Become Your Own Matchmaker: 8 Easy Steps for Attracting Your Perfect Mate at the award-winning Willow Stream Spa.During the fun evening, spa-goers and dating-hopefuls had a chance to mingle with Patti, plus enjoyed foot scrub samplers, a glass of pink bubbly each and received astrology readings from Terry Nazon, one of the top astrologers in the world.
Tova Leidesdorf, international philanthropist and civic leader, addressed top supporters of the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science (ACWIS) at the organization’s recent Global Gathering. The attendees, who came from as far away as Israel, Mexico and France to participate in the three-day conference, were treated to Mrs. Leidesdorf’s lively and insightful remarks about science and peace at a private dinner at the U.S. State Department, which Mrs. Leidesdorf helped organize.
The Girl Scout Council of Tropical Florida recently hosted The Roundup at Camp Mahachee. The Council honored Grace O’Donnell, first Hispanic female Major in the Miami-Dade Police Department, for her continuous support to the organization. The event, produced by the Council’s Service Unit 18, offered hundreds of guest an evening of Western fun and entertainment to benefit the Girl Scout Council of Tropical Florida and its efforts to provide thousands of girls with programs that help build girls of courage, confidence and character. The event was emceed by Roxanne Vargas Co-Anchor of NBC6 and host of South Florida Today and co-chaired by troop leaders and mothers of Girl Scouts C. Patricia Cruz and Suzanne N. Levitt.
Pictured: Top row:_Ed Rodriguez,Rafel Bastian, Suzanne Levitt, Gloria Garrity Bottom row: Ivette Hofmann, Maria Santos, Patricia Cruz, Nancy Duerr
Discover Financial Services, new Orange Bowl title sponsor, today announced during the Discover Orange Bowl “I Can…” Power Rally that it will be awarding a $100,000 grant benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade and Broward counties. The money will be used to upgrade and enhance their current facilities and to provide scholarships for children to enroll in the Clubs.