Sushi Maki in Coral Gables rolled out the restaurant’s new menu items with a launch recently that features all the assorted new items, including such options as Kobe Beef Sliders and more finishing off with a Sake Bomb for fun. They even brought in a Ninja that provided some fun photo ops.
Restaurant owners Abe and Christina Ng encouraged everyone to join them on Sunday, Nov. 24, to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan among whom were some employees’ families who were impacted directly and left homeless. Ten percent of the proceeds from the sales on that day at all the Sushi Maki restaurants are being directed to that effort. Text “sp” to 80888 to give $10 to help. #SUSHIMAKI #SMTYPHOONRELIEF.
In other news, The Villagers’ 2013 Holiday House Tour moves this year to Coconut Grove on Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The homes will illustrate the diversity and charm of the Grove and, while all are walkable, there will be a jitney available at Plymouth Church to transport visitors to the homes on Bayview Street, if needed. Look for houses to be decorated in the spirit of Christmas. In addition, guests can enjoy the ever-popular food and holiday boutique at Plymouth Church’s Davis Hall.
Tickets are $35 (advance purchase only). To reserve a spot please send a check and self-stamped addressed envelope to: The Villagers Inc., PO Box 141843, Coral Gables, FL 33114-1843. Include your phone number and name on the check.
Another fun event presented by the Woman’s Cancer Association of the University of Miami Franklin C. Bush Chapter, “Fabulous Fashions of Second Time Around” Luncheon, attracted a sellout crowd on Nov. 13, at the Marriott Courtyard. The event had everything a woman could ask for including a chance to buy some incredible high-end attire and jewelry at bargain prices, followed by a nice lunch, fashion show, raffle and silent auction.
Chapter president Ruth Jacobs and chair Mary Nolan are to be congratulated for a very entertaining affair that even brought back to Miami, former TV weatherman and celebrity auctioneer Bob Soper. Soper helped auction the clothes modeled in the fashion show while Frank Hubbell provided the music throughout the affair.
Among the runway divas were Judi Ashworth, Kay Fahringer, Michele Locicero, Gina Rice Guilford, Bridget Starks, Carolyn Stevenson, Dorothy Thomson, Genevieve Atkinson, Ruth Jacobs, Sara Lee Sanderson, Kelley Rice- Schild, Brittany Starks and Nora Tenny.
Carlos Talavera coordinated the Boutique while so many others also worked hard to make the affair a success including Trish Heard, Joann Capalletti, Lorin Lawson, Pat Saunders and Anita Nolan-Shaw, to mention a few.
Speaking of fashion, the GFWC Coco Plum Woman’s Club held a “Dancing with the Stars: A Fashion Show,” by designer Rosaura Sias Pipenberg on Oct. 30. More than 65 ladies attended the event that was chaired by Aminta Konawicz. The models were all members of the Coco Plum Club with Mireya Kilmon, president of the Coral Gables Woman’s Club, who attended as a guest and a model. Best of all, the event raised $1,500 to benefit SafeSpace, a domestic violence shelter.
Speaking of women’s clubs, the GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club had an incredibly fun Halloween party to raise extra funds for the club’s free children’s dental clinic. The decorations were spectacular, thanks to some talented members and spouses and a large donation of wood from Shell Lumber to create tombstones and more.
Mayra Dominguez chaired the event with help from Nathalia Bogani and many others. Ralph Rivera, who was the point person to build not only party props but also the club’s bed entered in the Great Grove Bed Race, won the costume contest dressed as Tom Hanks in Castaway. Agood time was had by all while more than $1,400 was raised for the clinic. The club’s major fundraiser for the May Van Sickle Children’s Dental Clinic will be a Casino Night on Mar. 8, 2014.
Until next time, keep making each day count.
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