More than 3,000 collectors and car buffs oohed and aahed at a stunning parade of vintage vehicles assembled at the Malvern show grounds Sept. 10. Zipping along in its 21st year, the Radnor Hunt Concours is now internationally recognized as one of the world’s premier automotive shows.
M*A*S*H fans flocked to the Cottage at Valley Forge Flowers to meet Loretta Swit, aka Hot Lips Houlihan.
The star: A longtime artist and animal rights activist, Swit, now 79, came to Wayne June 29 to sign copies of Switheart: The Watercolour Artistry & Animal Activism of Loretta Swit. Fetched from New York by a Valley Forge Flowers staffer, Swit was reportedly “lovely” and raved about the antiques and collectibles at the Cottage.
Braving steamy temps, throngs of sarcoma warriors, survivors, their families and friends – 1,300 strong – walked or raced through Wilson Farm Park in Chesterbrook on June 11.
The teams: Identifiable by their custom tees, at least 30 teams turned out for the 5K chip-timed race and one-mile walk, many led by people battling sarcoma on crutches, wheelchairs and with prosthetic limbs.
Gang green: Some 80 family and friends wore green t-shirts in honor of Pat Maher of Devon, who tragically lost a four-year-battle with sarcoma last June at age 47. Pat led his green-shirted team in the first Steps to Cure Sarcoma event two years ago.
The hometown hero host: Conestoga ’06 star and Ewing’s sarcoma survivor Mark Herzlich, 29, who will play his 7th season for the New York Giants this fall.
Hatted hopefuls bling it on for “Jewels of Devon” Ladies Day contest
The gathering: Ladies paid $65 in advance, $80 at the door for light bites, live music, “Devontinis” and bubbly, and goody bags that included tickets to a long list of raffle prizes donated by Country Fair vendors. Just over 130 ticketholders picked up paddles to compete in the contest. A bit of a headache in recent years, party crashers were kept out by a barricade of picnic tables and volunteers checking wristbands.
Friends from Wayne journeyed to Virginia for the woodsy wedding of NBC News’ political reporter Kasie Hunt, Conestoga ’03, where the requested dress was “rustic formal.”
The bride and groom: One of Conestoga’s many success stories, Kasie Hunt, 31, is now seen on TVs across the country, covering Capital Hill politics for NBC News and MSNBC.
A record-breaking 1,100 people partied with Patti at Temple Auxiliary’s Acres of Diamond’s gala, raising $1.3 million for critical, life-saving care.
A sparkling night at the Please Touch Museum: Guests took a spin on the carousel and bid on silent auction items, then sashayed down a red carpet to dinner under a huge custom tent.
Star power: Two Main Liners! Emcee was Flyers’ anthem singer Lauren Hart, longtime pal of Lindy Snider, wife of Larry Kaiser and daughter of Flyers’ co-founder Ed Snider. Patti LaBelle sparkled in Philadelphia Eagles Kelly green. Her private concert brought down the house.
/>Happy Ever After (at last!) for former Philly news anchor Alycia Lane.
With their two toddlers in tow, Alycia Lane married Jeremy Joseph in the Malibu Mountains April 15.
The venue: Calimigos Guest Ranch, once a filming site for TV’s The Biggest Loser.
The Dress: Looking as stunning as she did when she left Philly for a job at KNBC in LA back in 2009, Alycia, 44, designed her own gown: an illusion-bodice, silk taffeta chiffon and tulle confection with deep v-cut and cap sleeves.
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.