Women paint Aronimink red for healthy hearts
A red tide washed over Aronimink Golf Club April 5 when a few hundred women turned out for “Paint the Town Red,” a shopping social.
The cause: Raising awareness and funds for the Women’s Heart Initiative at Lankenau Heart Institute. (Fun fact: The Heart Institute has 13 women cardiologists, the most in the region. Girl power! )
Why are so many seeing red? Main Line Health’s Women’s Heart Initiative is spreading the word far and wide that heart disease – not cancer – is women’s #1 killer so gals need to get savvy about their heart health.
The not-so-fun-facts: Signs of heart attack in women are weird and confusing, e.g. shortness of breath, upper back pain, indigestion or vomiting, anxiety, cold sweats, dizziness.
A scary story: At age 46, fit-as-a-fiddle Carol Cutler of Bryn Mawr had a severe heart attack. Her first symptoms: numbness in her foot and a headache. Ten years later she’s Lankenau Heart Institute’s poster woman for proactive heart health.
Get smart: Know your numbers – cholesterol, triglycerides, BP, blood sugar & BMI. If something doesn’t feel right, get yourself to an ER, stat. (The kids & the house can wait.)
Helena Quigley and Linda Shikitino of Wayne, Diane Zeller of Berwyn and Pat Lalli of Media.
Anne Taylor of Wayne, Tami Rieger of Devon, Kristin Fahey of Wayne and Stacy Clark of Devon.
Shana Schwartz of Bryn Mawr, Robin Halpern of Villanova, Sandy Edelstein of Penn Valley, Nicole Dresin Schaeffer of Villanova, and event emcee, Caroline O’Halloran, editor of SAVVY Main Line.
Heart disease survivors Andrea Cardwell of Ridley Park, Melinda Schumacher of Garnet Valley, Susan Lawhead of Chesterbrook and Stephanie Austin of Bryn Mawr, and Margaret Walker, senior director of the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign.
Mary Delvacchio of Devon, and Blanche Levitt Trophy and Caroline Dow of Bryn Mawr look over baskets of goodies at the raffle table.
Main Line Health marketing manager Shaun Moran, clinical physician liaison Catherine Mikelson, Mary Moran and Eileen Hartnett.
Susan Marshall, Wanda Bryant and Suzette Webb goof around at Lankenau Heart Institute’s Instagram photo booth.
Lankenau Heart Institute cardiologists Maribel Hernandez of Penn Valley and Sandra Abramson of Bryn Mawr, Lankenau primary care physician Dr. Linda Bullock, and Leslie Poor and Laura Immordino, also cardiologists at Lankenau Heart Institute.
Mojo Fitness friends Allyson Hotz, Kim Champy, Mary Delvacchio, Caroline O’Halloran, Janet Antoian, Haidee Sullivan and Cindy Brauer.
Committee members Lyn Coyne and Karen Forcine, event chair and Lankenau Foundation Board member Carol Cutler, Lankenau Medical Center President Phil Robinson and Rhonda Mordy, Main Line Health board member.
Star-spangled shopping & socializing at upcoming Philly Antiques & Art Show
Before they rally ‘round the flag down at the Navy Yard in a few weeks, Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show friends huddled at Hazy Hill, aka the Bryn Mawr home of the show’s Cheerleader-in Chief, Anne Hamilton.
What’s this about a flag? The 2017 show’s loan exhibit, “What So Proudly We Hail,” will showcase patriotic textiles circa 1790 – 1912.
Other reasons to hit this year’s show: Designer/author Meg Braff’s talk about mixing antiques with modern pieces; FBI agent Jake Archer’s scoops on art crime (!); and esteemed collectors’ yarns about our stars and stripes.
The hip cause: The Quality of Life Program for Penn Med cancer patients. Think yoga, reiki, art and pet therapy in the waiting room of the Radiology Oncology Dept. Ommmmm.
More deets: Show runs April 21- 23 at the Navy Yard. Doors open at 11 a.m. daily. Buy tickets here or call 215-573-2247. P.S. April 20 Preview Party guests get first dibs.
Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show co-chairs Nancy Kneeland, Anne Hamilton and Nancy Taylor with Advisory Committee Chair Richard Worley.
Antique Dealers Association chair Grete Greenacre of Wayne, Steve Kamp of Haverford and his wife, Catalog Advertising chair Karen Nagel, and Preview Party Committee co-chair Ann Calvert of Bryn Mawr.
Philadelphia Antique Show manager Diana Bittel of Bryn Mawr, past chair Didi Rieger of Newtown Square, Catalog Committee member Harriet Disston of Gladwyne, Leslie Ann Miller of Bryn Mawr and Catalog Committee member Kathleen McCoy of Gladwyne.
Representing Philadelphia Antique show sponsor Freeman’s are senior vice presidents Sam Freeman (left) and David Weiss (third from left). Joining them are Antique Show Preview Party co-chair Hollie Holt of Wayne and her husband, Jamie (right).
Dr. William Levin of Wynnewood, associate professor in Radiation Oncology Dept. at Penn Medicine; Fern Nibauer-Cohen of Bala Cynwyd from Penn Medicine, Rand Silver, a global director at AIG Private Client Group; and AIG Vice President Steve Bitterman.
Parents whoop it up for ‘Late Night Stoga’
Parents of Conestoga High School juniors partied in advance of the post-prom party they’re throwing at the school on May 20. About 140 parents turned out for an auction social in Devon to raise funds for “Late Night Stoga,“ a safe, fun and free after-prom party.
So what’s Late Night Stoga? The Stoga-gym-turned-nightclub with cushy sofas, high top tables, light show, dancing to “Silent Disco,” and food from Chipotle, Rita’s and Clay’s Bakery. It takes a village of parents, local businesses and fundraisers to pull off this annual shindig that’s free to prom-goers and students alike.
The backstory: After ricocheting around places like Dave and Buster’s, Lucky Strike and Grand Slam in recent years (then taking last year off), the party returns to its home court.
Fun fact: Lady luck sure shined on Beth Mulholland at the parent social. After 30 keys were duds, her key unlocked the treasure: $850 gold and silver blue topaz earrings donated by Walter J. Cook Jeweler. A sparkling return on her $20 investment, right?
Jeanne Braun, party hosts Jean and Greg Kane of Devon, Jean Allen and Jeanne Swope.
Kim Marren, Diane Pancoast, John Marren and lucky lady Beth Mulholland.
Chris Caraher, Sharon Forge and Karen Seifert.
Cathleen Winters tries to open the treasure chest. No dice.
John and Marina Polychronopoulos, Patty Davis and Megan Robinson.
Douglas Hay, Patty Davis, Jean Allen, Susanne Hay and Steve Miller.
Committee members (back row) Amy Buck, Debbie Riener, Jeanne Braun, Jeanne Swope, Jean Allen, Linda Brewington; (front row) Jean Kane and Raquel Hunter.
St. Katharine’s School rings in 100 years in Wayne with ‘Fabulous at Every Age’
Parents and friends of the Wayne elementary school sipped, shopped and socialized at Aronimink Golf Club on March 9.
A highlight: A smashing fashion show of resort looks from the 50s, 60s and 70s, all from Malena’s Vintage Boutique in West Chester, the event’s top sponsor. Hey, nice job modeling, SKS moms. You all looked mah-velous! (Btw, we had fun emceeing for you, too.)
Fun fact: What’s old is new again. Amazing how many of the vintage dresses reminded us of current classics from Trina Turk, Kate Spade, Anthropologie, and, of course, Lilly Pulitzer.
Five of the night’s models: (left) event co-chairs Kim Kendall, Jen McGowan and Pam Goggin in vintage maxis, and (right) Wayne SKS moms Julie Judge and Jessie DiLucia in vintage lace and crinoline.
Mom/model Erin Buckley of Devon, Barbara Bigford of Paoli and SAVVY Main Line, model Emily Murray of Villanova, and SAVVY editor and fashion show emcee Caroline O’Halloran, an event sponsor.
Melissa Djamoos of Malvern, Jen Driscoll and Julie Hayes of Devon and Alexis Ditommaso of Berwyn.
(Left) Model/mom Daphne O’Connor and (right) fashion stylist Ashley Meyers and Berwyn neighbor Susan Gardner. Meyers’ fashion tip: Snatch up Spanx in hot new colors: burgundy, gun metal grey and faux leather. Who knew?
Giant auction funds public interest jobs for Nova law students
Suppose you’re in law school and want to take a summer internship in say, human rights, child welfare or environmental law.
One small snag: you’ll be paid nothing.
How do you make ends meet? Hopefully, with a fellowship.
On March 31, Villanova law students hosted a huge auction for the Walter Lucas Public Interest Fellowship Program. The shindig pays for 90 percent of the stipends it awards each year. Run entirely by law students, the auction has raised nearly $1 million in 20 years.
Fun Fact: Each year law professors are hit up for auction prizes. And each year they deliver – donating everything from plates of homemade cookies to professor-led trips to D.C. to see the Supreme Court in action.
Meghan, Katie, Caitlin and Tony Micciolo of Malvern. The solicitations coordinator for the auction, Meghan was awarded a fellowship for her work in environmental defense at the U.S. Dept. of Justice last summer.
Peter and Elizabeth Campana of Bryn Mawr and Priscilla and Larry Holmes of Ardmore. Elizabeth is an associate development director at the law school and Priscilla is Assistant Director for Academic Affairs.
Class of 2017 law school classmates Alessa Torres and Austin Murphy of Wayne, Shannon Delaney (a former Conestoga teacher), and Lizzie Flanagan a family law fellowship awardee in 2015 and co-director of the fellowship program’s executive board.
Help Us Adopt’s stylish spring soirée helps put children in homes
Main Liners turned out in their Wednesday best for bubbly, bites and a spring runway show at Neiman Marcus in KOP March 15, raising $64,000 for Helpusadopt.org.
The designer: All-American sportswear brand Veronica Beard, who’s actually two Beards in one. The label’s co-founders are sister-in-laws named Veronica. (I mean, what are the chances?)
The cause: Helpusadopt.org was founded by Shipley grad Becky Fawcett who adopted two children after she couldn’t sustain a pregnancy. The non-profit helps folks defray the cost of adoption, which runs $40,000 or more. In ten years, Helpusadopt.org has awarded 208 grants (up to $15k each) to nearly $1.8 million to people across the country.
Fun Fact: Spring-fevered supporters braved Winter Storm Stella’s rain, sleet and snow for the festivities.
Helpusadopt.org founder and president Becky Fawcett and 6ABC's Erin O’Hearn, the event’s emcee. (Photo by Campli Photography)
Susan Bowers Demski of Audubon, fashion designers Veronica Swanson Beard and Veronica Miele Beard, and Donna Boyle of Havertown.
Models stroll the catwalk in Spring 2017 looks from designer Veronica Beard.
Kathy Weir of Phoenixville, Carrie Soroush of Bryn Mawr and Kristen Hartz of Villanova.
Aimee Gallagher of Bryn Mawr, Suzanne Masciantonio of Radnor and Kristin Monty of Bryn Mawr.
Fox Chase’s ‘Night for the Fight” – a TKO for pancreatic cancer
The night: Friends of Fox Chase Cancer Center Board of Associates Main Line Chapter dined and danced the night away at Pomme in Radnor. Yummy Peachtree & Ward dinner, dancing to Slippery, and a big-time auction.
The fight: Raise $75,000 to give pancreatic cancer patients a fighting chance. Done.
The highlight: Fox Chase physician Igor Astsaturov spoke about his personal commitment to the cause following his wife’s passing from the disease. Before her death, Igor’s wife, Elena Gitelson, a hematology oncologist, donated her tumor cells to pancreatic cancer research.
Fun Fact: Guests swarmed for a photo with the event’s emcee, 6ABC weatherguy, Adam Joseph. We’re thinking word got around that BuzzFeed had just named him the 2nd hottest TV anchor in the world.
Board president Nicole Klein of Havertown, emcee and 6ABC meteorologist Adam Joseph of Devon and partner, Karl Kraft, and board member Nicole Walsh of West Chester.
Milliner Zoya Egan of Wayne, Ashley Meyers of Berwyn and networking guru Jennifer Robinson of Bala Cynwyd.
Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Dr. Igor Astsaturov of Huntingdon Valley, Seth Brown of Westtown and Melissa and Christian Fusco of Landsdale.
Andrew and Renee Petersohn of West Chester.
Board president Nicole Klein with vice president Sandy Johnston of Havertown and Jamie Moss of Ardmore.
FemCity Philadelphia/Bizzy Mamas members Sara Penn Mann, Melanie Toner, Kate Schnittman, Claire Guarino, Katie Kincade, Heather Turner, Nicole Klein, Jamie Moss, Ann Marie Casey, Jennifer Caviglia, Ashley Meyers, Annemarie Lange and Stephanie Gambescia.
Rae Gross of Media and Mike and Carly Dinmore of Havertown.
The Main Line Chapter of Fox Chase Cancer Center Board of Associates: Phil Moss, treasurer Brian Love, event chair Nicole Walsh, VP Sandy Johnston, emcee Adam Joseph of Devon, event co-chair Mary Fran Riffel, president Nicole Klein, VP Glenna Stone and Domenic Nardini.
Marcia Ruto of Bryn Mawr and Fox Chase Cancer Center COO Judy Bachman of Philadelphia.
‘The Stratford Affair’ celebrates Newtown Square school’s 40th
So, what does a school for unique learners do when it turns 40?
It has an affair.
More than 150 friends of Stratford Friends School converged on nearby Teca on March 11 for “The Stratford Affair.”
The takeaway: The shindig raised $96,000 (nearly double last year’s take). Of that, 22K will be spent on smart boards for each of the K-8 school’s ten classrooms.
Up for bid: Stays in France, Bermuda, Telluride and Cape May, student artwork and the always popular chance to be Head of School, if only for a day.
Fun fact: SFS was the first Quaker school in the U.S. for students with language-based learning disabilities. This fall, a new “Shine Bright” program – the first of its kind in the Philly area – will integrate occupational therapy into the classroom.
SFS parents Shana Burrell, Lucretia Murphy and Beth Puleio. (Photo by Todd Zimmermann/Todd Photography)
SFS board members Julianne Sullivan, John Schmader, Head of School Jill Dougherty, Ed Driscoll, Madge Rothenberg and Scott Booth. (Photo by Todd Zimmermann/Todd Photography)