Healthy Habits for the New Year
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Contents January 2015 | Vol. v, No. 8
Best Parties 2014
Becoming BAZ and BEA
Feast On Equality ofL LGBT Center Breaks Bread and U New Ground
Long Run Hounds
Habits for a Healthy Year
Just What The Doctor Ordered
Chat with the Chair
Food and Wine
Holly on the Go
Signature Event is Home for the Holiday
A Blizzard of Fundraising for Kosair Children’s Hospital
Blessing of the Hounds circa 1961 — 53 Years of Happy Pursuits
A Cup of Kindness for Auld Lang Syne
Mac & Jessica Thompson, Lobster Feast
A Chat with Chef Brian Curry
On the Circuit
In With the New
E xpressions of Hope Gala, Masquerade Gala, Cedar Lake Gala, Kids Center Holiday Fashion Show, Glitter for the Girls, Martinis and Mistletoe
Calendar of January Events
Before Local was Cool
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’m amused that we end each year with a rhetorical question that never gets answered. Should old times be forgotten? It’s a survey in the form of a melody. I’m sure most would never swap the treasure of their memories this year; but there are some who can’t wait to write the year behind off for good – never to be brought to mind. Despite the oppressive melancholy of the song “Auld Lang Syne” I desperately love it on New Year’s Eve and insist that it be played or sang at high volumes at midnight. I’m a stickler about this and annually spend the half hour leading to the ball drop stressing about the execution of this ritual even if (perhaps especially if) I’m not the host of the party. This issue is full of people offering hope for new beginnings – no soundtrack necessary. Louisville legend, Darrell Griffith, whose
name and image are proudly represented on the new Athletic Center at The West End School says he wants to be an example to other young men on how you can better your circumstances. The supporters of Bridgehaven, this month’s Charity Spotlight, certainly feel the same about the possibilities for those facing mental illness. Check out “Best Parties 2014” so you know which events are can’tmiss for the coming year, then follow that with “Habits for a Healthy Year” for tips from local health experts on how to get back on track after those party nights when you may overindulge in the food and fun. For those of us at Nfocus who strive to bring you the best party coverage, taking it to the dance floor in the name of a good cause has become our regular cardio. And of course, for any healthy recipe, we take a cue from “Auld Lang Syne” and add a cup of kindness.
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Bourbon Bash Signature Event is Home for the Holiday
he Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft’s annual Bourbon Bash on November 15 included an art experience that enveloped guests upon arrival, and carried them all the way to the third floor of the museum, interwoven with bourbon tastings, ping-pong, live music and more. “It was the first year we brought our signature event home to the museum and we wanted the attendees to experience a special one night only art installation that would span throughout all of the KMAC galleries,” explained KMAC’s Associate Curator, Joey Yates, about this year’s Bash. “We let the artists create the vibe and activate the space as they saw fit. By inviting both local and national artists to attend and participate we were able to provide a great deal of artistic activity that showed partygoers how KMAC upholds its mission to bring both nearby and faraway artists together.” Yates went on to share that KMAC was “aware of the enchantments that Anna Roeder had been doing with her band Lady Pyramid as well as the overhead projection work by Lindsay Sant and Spettra, so we invited them to bring their ideas and skill in creating unique environments to the Bourbon Bash.” With distillers including Brown-Forman, Michter’s, Bulleit, Four Roses, Copper & Kings and Heaven Hill, and edibles by Wiltshire Pantry, Comfy Cow and Doc Crow’s, Bourbon Bash offered something for every palate as guests moved from rounds at the ping-pong tables to the Bourbon Tasting Gallery. Sponsors for the evening included Presenting Sponsors Brown-Forman, Premier Sponsor Kentucky Select Properties, and Supporting Sponsors Stites & Harbison, Michter’s, Humana Foundation, Louisville Visitor and Convention Bureau, and Whittenberg Construction. For more information on KMAC’s work of showcasing excellence in art and craft through exhibitions, art education and community collaboration visit kmacmuseum.org.
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Feast On Equality UofL LGBT Center Breaks Bread and New Ground
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giant gay living room. That’s how a student described the LGBT Center at University of Louisville when she arrived at the space that to her felt like home. Not the kind of house in which your family rejects you for who you are, but the kind where everybody is like you. That home. And so it is that countless students have wound their way to what is recognized as one of the most LGBT friendly campuses in the nation and is on its way to earning even greater acclaim. The Center boasts programming that eclipses that of all but a few handfuls of schools, with an emphasis now on meeting LGBT students’ health needs at UofL in a partnership with the Health Sciences Center and Harvard and Vanderbilt University. To be sure, UofL is the first school in the country, according to Brian Buford, the Center’s Director, “to infuse LGBT competencies into its medical school curriculum,” further cementing UofL’s commitment to the LGBT community on campus and beyond. The goal is to build a strong network of staff and allies, Buford said, and to support students who identify as LGBT. About 500 people came out November 21 to the Center’s annual fundraiser, Feast On Equality, to share a meal and make a toast or two to “framily” and friends awash in festive red light and the kind of camaraderie one shares when among your tribe. Feast On Equality founder Tommy Arnold, said it began as an alternate to a Thanksgiving meal he orchestrated in 2008 for those students whose parents did not welcome them home for Thanksgiving based on their sexual orientation. Now in its 3rd year, Feast On Equality raised over $140,000 in one night, a testament to the generosity and passion of this community. Funds raised will facilitate the eight LGBT groups meeting on campus now, from Shades for LGBT students of color, to Inside Out for students initiating the coming out process. Additionally, the Center hosts a Campus OUTlook day to show prospective LGBT students its mission and goals and why UofL is the best fit for them.
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o party ushers in the holiday season in Louisville quite like Snow Ball, Kosair Children’s Hospital’s annual winter wonderland that celebrates the physicians who save children’s lives every day and restore the light to the families of the kids they treat. The sparkle-filled night began with cocktails and a look at one of the best auctions in town (including a hot tub, tickets to everything, and local gift baskets galore) was center-pieced by a festive meal replete with a sorbet-filled ice swan for the intermezzo, and was capped by a bunch of docs who checked their scrubs at the door to break out their best doc dance moves in the dark to a fine party band, Galaxy. This year’s event featured Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery Dr. Thomas Moriarty, M.D., Ph.D., and the need for a neuroscience program to treat tumors, head trauma and disorders from epilepsy to cerebral palsy, that make up every parent’s nightmare for their children and that no child should endure. The Hospital’s “Just for Kids” facility is truly a gift to families and children for its ability to diagnose and treat kids with needs as basic as a special diet to the neurosurgery common parlance uses as a comparative to make everything else seem so easy. Donations totaled almost $1 million in a little more than a week ($945,000) to include proceeds from Snow Ball, The Festival of Trees and Lights, the Kosair Children’s Hospital Home and BMW raffle and the Radiothon. Funds raised are applied to a $2 million initiative for the neuroscience program. Another cause for celebration at Snow Ball and beyond is The Norton Kosair Women’s and Children’s Hospital which opened December 22 in St. Matthews.
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BEST PARTIES 2014
Signature Chefs March of Dimes
This year’s March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction once again offered an incomparable tasting by 30 of Louisville’s finest chefs at the Marriott Downtown. With over 500 people in attendance, guests feasted on dishes by Bistro 1860, Volare, Blu Italian Grille, Vincenzo’s and more while helping to raise $245,000 for stronger, healthier babies.
This city knows how to party for a good cause, and Nfocus is privileged to capture the most unforgettable moments. As we ring in the new year, let’s raise a glass to those who did it best and offer a toast of good luck for those to come. We can’t wait to do it all again!
KSA Gala Kentucky School of Art
Artwork from the exhibit Armatures of Audubon and a curated selection of student works including paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations created effervescent atmosphere for the KSA Gala – where guests moved from the gallery, through the student art studio and outside into a beautiful tent, where vibrant table décor including bird sculptures and floral centerpieces set the tone for dinner.
Best Alt Black Tie
Bourbon and Bowties Kosair Children’s Hospital
Selling out with over 750 people in attendance, Bourbon & Bowties’ expanded layout and sophisticated atmosphere made it the perfect alt black-tie event, where pairing shorts with a bowtie was preferred to a penguin suit, and bourbon and delectable tastings abounded as the sun set over Corbett’s: An American Place and funds were raised for Kosair Children’s Hospital.
Best Costume Event
Lobster Feast Actors Theatre of Louisville
Always one of the hottest tickets in town, the fun-loving guests of this all-you-can-eat-lobster feast donned floral shirts, hula skirts, sarongs and sandals (in icy February temperatures) for this year’s Hawaii 5-0 theme. The evening was a proper fête for 50 years of brilliant, thought-provoking performances from Actors Theatre. Now let’s all say “Aloha” to 50 more.
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Dancing in the Street World Hunger Relief
Yum! Brands consistently creates inventive themes for their annual event for World Hunger Relief, but this year’s Motown Benefit to Beat Hunger was a chart topper. The sequin-clad crew shimmied to the Motown sounds of The Jakarta Band from Denver Colorado, and as if that wasn’t enough fun, there was a recording booth where guests could lay down their own hit. Now that’s a parting gift!
Best Event Expansion
Feast on Equality UofL LGBT Center What started as an effort to provide a comforting Thanksgiving meal for UofL students whose families did not welcome them back home due to their sexual orientation, has grown, in merely three years, to a fabulous feast for 500. Because of the enormous and impressive growth of the event, funds raised can now also be directed toward the many progressive initiatives coming out of the LGBT Center on campus.
Best Pigment Party
Wrapped in Red American Red Cross
Usually during March Madness, half of this town wears blue; but, at this annual black tie event for the Kentucky region of the Red Cross, over 600 guests agreed on red. Wrapped in Red will celebrate its fifth anniversary this year and we are told it will be full of more surprises than ever before. One thing that is already certain - the Endless Summer Band is back by popular demand.
American Heart Association and Norton Healthcare Foundation
Best Black Tie
Heart Ball & Derby Divas
This year, hundreds of fundraisers took place for a variety of nonprofits and charitable organizations in Louisville. Two such events - Derby Divas at Rodes For Him & For Her benefiting Norton Healthcare Foundation, and the American Heart Association’s Heart Ball - each raised over $500,000 for their respected charities.
Snow Ball Kosair Children’s Hospital The winter wonderland that is Snow Ball is the culmination of a week-long extravaganza for Kosair Children’s Hospital that includes The Festival of Trees and Lights, a radiothon and a raffle boasting a new BMW and a new house! The top-notch elegance and prizes are matched by the funds raised – this year almost $1 million throughout the week.
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n this day and age, where fast fashion rules over true luxury, it is easy to forget what consumers sacrifice when it comes to craftsmanship. BAZ and BEA is breathing life back into the art of everyday wearable clothing. Pulling from a wide range of inspiration and constantly looking to experiment, Nathan Smothers and Justin Keibler have built a creative business founded in both passion and talent. Through the process of hand dying, the two have brought fabric treatment and customization into a realm previously untapped on the local scene.
How did custom dying evolve from your background in fashion and costume? Justin Keibler: I was always that little kid who was dying everything; if I didn’t like the color of something I would change it. Throughout my life I would design color stories for different seasons and then I would have to go dye my entire wardrobe to fit what I had fashioned myself into. People kind of thought we were crazy at first. They would say, “That’s kind of weird,” and I would say, “Yes, exactly!” Nathan Smothers: We started hand dying t-shirts and then silk screening simple line images and different things we had created onto them. It got such a good reception that we then started expanding into other garments like dresses and skirts. We started showing at fine art shows and we just kept growing and eventually moved into Mellwood because it was taking over our house. At that point it was sort of like “Do we take
the next step and turn it into a full service boutique and do what we initially wanted to do, mixing that art element with a designer faction?” We wanted to combine what we make with that boutique label.
Where do you foresee not only your business but your product progressing? JK: We have big plans. We set out to deliberately concentrate on a few techniques, to create something that really does evoke an emotional response. In the future we want to produce fabrics. We would love to dye for anyone that is interested in incorporating that into their own artwork; right now we’re collaborating with a few local artists. NS: We love to work with other designers, if they need a specific color or fabric to build their collection or color story. Flat dying is another service that we offer and we’re always excited when customers come to us even just asking us to change a color. JK: As a business, we’ve been very lucky. The community has supported us so much and we’ve grown at our own speed; we’ve tried to self-invest at a pace that is convenient for us. Building relationships in the community has been key and we do hope that in the future it will grow into something that people will say, “Oh, we can just step into BAZ and BEA and have that dyed.” We’ve never placed limits on it; we just hope to grow the concept of a unique little place where you can get this custom and personal element.
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Long Run Hounds Blessing of the Hounds circa 1961 — 53 Years of Happy Pursuits
n Oct 1961, a small group of local horse and hound enthusiasts introduced hounds to the Long Run Country for the very first time. As a formal blessing of hounds, horses and riders, on the first Saturday of November about twenty hounds are cast by the Huntsman into a “Draw” area of woods or cover where, with noses to ground, and tails feathering, they enthusiastically search for scent in anticipation of a spirited run. The huntsman move the hounds as needed from one promising, over-grown, vegetated hideaway to another with the assistance of qualified Staff “Whippers-in,” who help direct the hounds. Following close behind the hounds is the “Field” of members and guests who are mounted atop their chosen horse (Thoroughbred, Warmblood, Quarter horse or Pony). These folks are dressed in formal attire where the outfit is designed to address the need for protection (helmet and boots) and identification (a scarlet frock coat) to denote a seasoned Hunt member. All animals, riders, horses and hounds seem most interested in their pursuit. “We are all about enjoying the outdoors with both our four legged and two legged friends” said one long time Long Run Hound club member. Members hail from as far away as Nashville, Kansas City and Lexington. The Long Run Hounds follow a pack of Penn-Marydel (Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware strain) foxhounds whom are bred with a specific, deep resonant voice and moderate speed which affords the Field riders to stay within close proximity to the Hounds. The Hunt country consists of the beautiful meadows, woodlands and streams of Shelby and Oldham County. Fortunately, portions of this land are being set-aside by Conservation Easements for the enjoyment of future generations. Protecting and caring for the outdoor habitat is a powerful draw for the Foxhunter group. Hunt members have the option of riding and jumping over fences to stay with the hounds; or, they can opt to move rapidly through the country by making use of gates and short-cuts. The Hunt’s objective is to partake in the Countryside chase over “Hill and Dale” while watching the hounds perform with the hope of catching a view (or glimpse) of the wily coyote or fox. The stated reward is to enjoy the chase and not to capture or harm. It is virtually impossible (with slower moving hounds) to catch the running coyote or fox, as they are fitter and a bit more clever than the hounds. When the “strike” hound locates the scent of the quarry, the hounds are off on a run with the Huntsman blowing the horn to the “staccato” and shrill
cadence noise of “Gone Away” (signifying to the hounds that they should follow their brethren in hot pursuit). At this point, all hounds “open cry” and “give voice” in their heated excitement. The wily coyote enjoys “teasing” the hounds along in a circuitous pursuit where, in most every instance, he does a calibration to decide if, in fact, he needs to shift to a higher gear in order to wear down and tire out the slower-paced and even-striding hounds. The fox and coyote will only run as fast as need be, and often derive a certain pleasure from this tease act of slowing down and then sprinting off. Foxhunting (or more realistically fox chasing/ coyote chasing) has a huge following right here in America. It is often (wrongly) thought of as an old fashioned sport only pursued in England, yet actually several famous Americans were passionate foxhunters. None other than the father of our country, George Washington, followed hounds religiously and actually even hunted on the New York island of Manhattan. Both Generals George Patton and “Skinny” Wainwright rode to the hounds prior to WWII. America currently boasts about 175 registered or recognized clubs. Kentucky, the horse capital of the world has four recognized foxhunting clubs. The Long Run Hounds formally open each season in November with the blessing of the hounds. Then, after 50 or 60 hunts in the fall, winter and early spring, they close the season with a formal ball in March. Foxhunting can be equally enjoyed by both genders and by all ages. The Long Run Hounds, as they enter the second half of their first century, has members riding to the hounds in their 80’s and also has members that are not yet 10 years old. Long Run Hounds members are teachers, farmers, technicians, salesmen, soldiers, barristers and bankers. This club remains focused on the sheer love of the sport and serving as devoted land stewards with land conservation. In addition, the club is loyally committed to Susan G. Komen “Ride for the Cure” and dedicated to supporting Junior Horseman. That is what has kept the club going for the last 53 years, and that is what will keep it going the next 50. The club is managed by three “Joint Masters.” The senior Master Dinwiddie Lampton III, Paul Bickel and Alf Caldwell (Huntsman) make up the leadership team. LRH gives a heart-full thank you to Pastor Joey Pusateri, Reverend of Simpsonville Christian Church, for presiding over the 2014 Blessing of the Hounds. If you have any questions about foxhunting with the Long Run Hounds, call the Hunt Secretary Annette Adams (502.228.5088) or visit LongRunHounds.org. Colleen Walker
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If youâ€™ve set a fitness goal for yourself in the new year only to fall victim to old habits, youâ€™re in the company of the majority. Almost half of Americans make a resolution each year (another half of those are fitness related) and only 8 percent actually achieve them according to Forbes in 2014. The advice for success is to keep your goals simple, tangible, obvious, and to actually believe you can do it from the start. We called in some local health and fitness experts to help guide us in the right direction. We asked them to share easy ways that our readers could incorporate healthy habits and activities in their daily lives and also to impart their best advice for living well in 2015!
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B. You Fitness POSTURE. Whether you’re sitting at your desk, driving your car, jogging on a treadmill or lifting weights, you should always be aware of your posture and how good posture helps to strengthen your core and improve your overall comfort and health. During all of your daily activities, think about extending through your tailbone and lengthening your spine, opening your chest, pushing your shoulders away from your ears and lifting your chin. It helps to think of good posture as an energy flow that creates a feeling of expansiveness, like a balloon, floating up from the earth through your body. Think about rising and becoming lighter in a sense. At first you’ll have to continually remind yourself to practice good posture, but eventually it will become a habit…a good habit! A TABATA A DAY. We all lead busy lives so the thought of taking an entire hour for a workout is sometimes overwhelming and simply not possible, but four minutes is completely doable. Download the free app called “Tabata Timer,” choose a high intensity cardio exercise, such as mountain climbers, squat jumps or alternating squat kicks, and get to work! In just four
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e’s tall and quiet, with a strong presence as he enters the room at the Tim Faulkner Gallery. The Louisville Legend formerly known as “Dr. Dunkenstein” has had a massive career in basketball that began in high school at Louisville Male where he quickly drew a local fan base and honed his skills. He was heavily recruited from colleges all across the country, but he chose the University of Louisville and delivered their first men’s NCAA Championship in 1980. He was the second pick in the first round of the NBA draft and spent a decade with the Utah Jazz. In speaking with him, I got a definite sense of commitment and an intensity of purpose that seems to be his primary driver. His athletic skills are irrefutable, but Darrell Griffith is a man propelled by a sense of community, with a higher purpose as his sole navigational device. What does it take to be successful in the NBA? “Talent,” he says, with a bit of a laugh, “and a mental toughness. You have to have a passion for the game.” His passion for sports was originally focused on football. He and his Dad would fight over the remote on Sunday afternoons. His father wanted to watch westerns and Griffith wanted to watch the Cleveland Browns. His father put up a basketball hoop outside to give his son a new focus…and the rest is NBA history. “I developed a love of basketball and I was blessed with a special talent that I didn’t even know I had.” He had two goals upon entering college: One was to complete his degree in four years, the other was to bring home a national championship title. He readily accomplished both. “By the grace of God,” he adds. “I wanted to set goals for myself.” The preparation and hard work he put in before the NCAA championship is the highlight moment in his college career he says. It meant a lot to him to bring a victory for the hometown team. As a kid who once watched the NBA Draft on television, he soon found himself sitting in the center arena with a Utah Jazz jersey bearing his name. “It was a blessed day to have a dream fulfilled. You get drafted, but then you have to produce.” Utah was one of the worst teams in the NBA. They turned the team around within three years and Griffith played for them for a decade, retiring in 1991. He scored 12,391 points over his 10-year career with The Jazz. The franchise recognized his many contributions and retired his jersey, number 35, on December 4, 1993. Griffith’s loyalty to the area hasn’t waned. He remains involved with the University of Louisville as a Special Assistant to President Ramsey, where he is focused on developing alumni and community relations. In addition to that, he has donated the Darrell Griffith Athletic Center at The West End School, whose mission includes the statement, “To be a man is to be responsible.” Young men who might fall through the cracks of a traditional public school are given a real opportunity to thrive there. The school’s rigorous academic and personal standards are a benchmark of the college preparatory school of which Griffith is a founding member and currently sits on the Board of Directors. It’s privately funded and
free to those that gain admission. “I grew up five blocks from there. That was my neighborhood.” And, now, his name is on the building. “That’s very satisfying.” Griffith believes that many valuable lessons are learned on an athletic field. “Sports is such a non-fundamental way of teaching people life skills. You’ve got to be disciplined. You’ve got to be able to accept corrective criticism and that carries over into life itself.” The University of Louisville Autism Center is another cause to which he is devoted. He was immediately impressed with the center and the work they do. ULAC offers families and primary care providers a single source for expert treatment, referral and information. He is also involved with Healthy Hoops Kentucky, which is a special initiative for kids with asthma. Under the guidance of celebrity basketball coaches and medical experts, children between the ages of 7 and 13 (and their families) can participate in a full day of health awareness, entertainment, asthma screenings, and basketball drills and skills workshops. His return to the Derby City only solidified his loyalty to its’ future success. “The city has grown in a tremendous way. It’s so diverse and rapidly growing, thanks to the University of Louisville. I think Mayor Fischer is doing an awesome job, too. We have a great city, but we still have a ways to go.” Even though he’s a very public persona, he concedes, “I’m a pretty laid back, private person at the end of day. I hope to be remembered as someone who made a difference by example. I hope people will say he raised his kids well; he loved God, and his community. When you say my name, I want it to bring a smile to your face.” On his bucket list? Griffith wants to help build a new building for the Fifth Street Baptist Church. He grew up in the West End and worshipped there and he says that would bring his life full-circle. “I hope my life is an example to other young men on how you can make your life better regardless of your circumstances.” I would say that’s a pretty solid prescription for a successful life. Or, in Griffith’s case, a total slam-dunk. For more information on Darrell’s causes, please go to www. WestEndSchool.org, www.louisville.edu/autism, and www.healthyhoopsky.com.
“I hope my life is an example to other young men on how you can make your life better regardless of your circumstances.”
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ac and Jessica Thompson have enjoyed being season subscribers at Actors Theatre since moving to Louisville several years ago. Jessica says, “I look forward to every production. There is such a diverse range of work from re-imaginings of classics and contemporary works, to holiday plays, free theatrical events produced by the Apprentice/Intern Company, and world premieres during the Humana Festival of New American Plays.” When Mac was invited to join the board in 2013, he was thrilled. Together, they realize that Actors Theatre is a true gem in Louisville’s cultural crowd, and, as this year’s Lobster Feast Chairs, are enthusiastic to lend their support to an organization that is committed to enriching the quality of life in the community by engaging people in theatre.
Lobster Feast is consistently one of the hottest tickets in town. To what do you attribute that?
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Besides being a blast to attend, this party always seems to raise an incredible amount of money. What are your fundraising goals for this year and what sponsors are helping you to achieve them? We are targeting the event to raise $500,000. Thanks to Bill and Barbara Juckett who have grown this event and achieved amazing numbers over the last three years, we have set a lofty goal. We also couldn’t achieve this success without Tequila Herradura, which returns as our Presenting Sponsor for the fourth year in a row. We also have valued Supporting Sponsors from Kentucky Select Properties, Kindred Healthcare, Republic National Distributing, Tafel Motor Company and White Clay.
Lobster Feast is such a fun, unique event. Where else can you feel comfortable dressed in a fun costume (or casual attire), indulge in all-you-can-eat lobster, sip signature cocktails and Last year you opened dance the night up the VIP table away all in support experience. Tell us of great theatre? more about that. Much of the credit As a VIP table spongoes to Actors sor ($5,000), you Theatre’s creative are in the center of staff and perform, Jennifer Bielstein, Les Waters the action! It comes ers for integrating Mac and Jessica Thompson with premium table a theatrical experiplacement for 10 ence into the event. guests in the center of the Ballroom near We also have to recthe stage; tableside drink service by dedicated ognize Jennifer Bielstein and Les Waters for wait staff during dinner so you and your guests their leadership, the entire development team do not have to leave the table to order drinks; for their support and several board members one complimentary room at the Marriott for who serve as committee chairs and volunteers the night and an additional for $119 per room; who have been involved in this event for years! your table name in the Actors Theatre program We get together once a month to update our during the 2015 Humana Festival; and, your committees, brainstorm ideas, celebrate and table name on Actors Theatre lobby signage for socialize. We have an incredible team planning the entire 2015-2016 Season. this event and it materializes in the result of Lobster Feast.
This year’s theme is “The Spirit of New Orleans.” Guests this year will experience the food, libations, music and mood of New Orleans. Grab your krewe and laissez les bons temps rouler! You will be able to capture a group photo or
Give us some inside scoop on this year’s auction.
Be sure to check out auction packages prior to the event! Visit www.lobsterfeast.org for access to viewing and early bidding after January 23. We will have something for everyone … wine collections, incredible vacations in South Akumal, a stay in a 11th Century French Chateau, dinners with renowned chefs, tickets to Wimbledon and many more surprises! We try to offer experiences that are unique and unavailable anywhere else. Be sure to bring your mobile devices to Lobster Feast so that you can bid easily throughout the evening. Can’t join us that evening? You can still bid online in support of Actors Theatre! Tony a Abeln
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vacation to a less wintery destination sounds appealing as we buckle down for what can be our coldest month in the Ohio Valley. Fortunately, we have a little bit of Northern California right here in Louisville. Napa River Grill, located in Westport Village, offers a relaxed atmosphere in which to experience fresh, local ingredients and an award winning wine list. Add to that a cozy patio complete with fire pit and you have the perfect place to dine out with friends and family. Executive Chef Brian Curry shares what makes Napa River Grill a top choice for “seasonal, local, fresh” dining.
Napa River Grill emphasizes “Northern Californian” cuisine. How is this reflected in the menu and atmosphere of the restaurant? Basically, the way that I interpret Northern Californian cuisine, the real basis of that, is farm-to-table. What we try to do is develop relationships with our local area farmers [currently: Ambrosia Farms, Garey Farms, Grateful Greens, Pop’s Pepper Patch]. And we’re really still branching out with that; we’re really just getting started. Also, we do three big seasonal menu changes a year. With the cooking techniques for Northern Californian cuisine, there really are no limits. Some will call it fusion but I don’t really care for that too much. You know, so much of cuisine these days is fusion for the most part. We go by three big things: seasonal, local, fresh. Those are the guidelines that we really go by here.
For those of us resolving to eat healthier during 2015, how can we still enjoy dining out without sacrificing flavor and experience? One of the dishes that would be a nice example [of a healthy choice] would be our salmon dish. On our Mango-Chile Salmon, we do a nice mango chile glaze. Then we serve it over a barley stir fry. What we can do instead of the barley is quinoa
so now it’s a nice gluten-free item. There is zero fat in the dish. We have a happy hour menu as well. Heading into the spring, we’ll really restructure our menu and I would imagine we’ll see a lot more small plate items.
Others may resolve to spend time with friends and family. What makes Napa River Grill an excellent choice for dining out? Just the ambience: it’s a real intimate setting. You can have a nice, quiet, secluded area of the restaurant to yourself. We have several private dining areas. We have the patio bar which is really nice and broken off from the main dining area. We keep it nice and warm with a fireplace and several heaters. It’s really nice and comforting. And the staff here-from the front to the backare just excellent. I believe we have an excellent serving staff who are extremely attentive without being overwhelming. We believe in outstanding service. And our kitchen staff guarantees that the food is coming out the way that the guest prefers. We meet any and all guest requests. We like for [our guests] to trust us and our menus, but we are always willing to work with our guests.
We’ve touched on some common resolutionshealthy eating and spending time with loved ones. Any resolutions you would like to share for this New Year? My wife and I have a 1-year-old daughter. My resolution is mainly to be there for my family. The life of a chef can be tough. You have to be so dedicated to the job. So, my main goal is to be there for my family and watch my family grow. Whether you’re looking to entertain a group of friends and family this year or want a cozy night out for two, Napa River Grill can accommodate your plans. With delicious menu items and a growing commitment to sourcing local ingredients, you can leave the guilt at home.
Shichimi Togarashi is a condiment blend widely used throughout Japan, similar to salt and pepper in the states. It can be used on most proteins as we use it as a rub on ribs and feature it on our Seabass dish. Our recipe for Togarashi is as follows:
Toasted Nori Sheets (1) The zest of two oranges 1 Tablespoon ginger powder 2 Teaspoons granulated garlic 2 Teaspoons sesame seeds 2 Teaspoons poppy seeds 1 Teaspoon cayenne pepper Toast the nori sheet in a 350 degree oven until it becomes flaky and brittle. Combine all ingredients in a food processor until fully incorporated.
Lemongrass Dashi 8 cups Water 2 sheets Konbu 2 lbs House cured bacon 1 lb Lemongrass 1/2 cup Mirin 1/2 cup Light soy sauce tt Kosher Salt Place the dried konbu sheets in a bowl and run cold tap water over them until they become hydrated, loose. Once hydrated put them in a sauce pan with the 8 cups of water and bring to a simmer. Turn off the heat once they get to a simmer and let the konbu steep in the water for about twenty minutes. Remove the konbu from the pan and discard. Now place the bacon (if you don’t cure and smoke your own bacon, than some store bought slab bacon will have to do, I prefer Neuskes from Michaels) in the pan and bring to a simmer for about 30 minutes. After 30 minutes has passed, put the lemongrass in the pan. Bring to a simmer and then turn off the heat, let the bacon and lemongrass steep for about 20 minutes. When the time has passed, strain the broth through a fine mesh chinois and discard the solids. Season the broth with the mirin, soy sauce, and salt. Keep on tasting and seasoning with equal parts mirin and soy sauce until you reach your desired level of flavor. Enjoy.
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ome say a new year offers the opportunity for atonement, or the chance to burn off karma. Others swear no matter what this is THEIR year. They will do things differently, by golly, just you wait and see. Alas, new years, like new shoes, inevitably succumb to the same old dumb “if you like piña coladas” routine if we are not vigilant in our efforts to keep it fresh. So rather than rewind or unwind, let’s incorporate what works and spring forward from wherever we are. Herewith, the movers and shakers guide to What Should Happen in Louisville Version 2015. Jeremy Johnson, Meta co owner and scandalous Pappy jello shot maker – “More independent places downtown! Take 4th Street seriously. Support the entire city.” Lance G. Newman, aka Mr. SpreadLove, organizer of spoken wordsmiths – “Poetry slams! Monthly! Weekly!” Paul Sizemore, tech guru, pie baker – “In 2015 I would like to see Louisville get fiber to the door. A great business infrastructure advancement that would aid our local economy and help leverage our logistics expertise areas by providing another part of the equation needed to create a new breed of eCommerce companies here in Louisville.” Hanna Beasley, client success manager Red eApp, GLOW Millennial Whisperer – “I would like to see more open-minded Louisvillians – we MUST be open to new businesses, new partnerships and new ideas if we are going to move forward. We can’t just pretend to be open and talk about how great we are - we need to actually put our time and money where our mouth is by investing in new endeavors.” Michael de leon Hawthorne, Thompson & Coburn LLP, travels between DC + 502 – “More private/
venture capital equity being deployed in the Louisville Metro area.” Tandee Ogburn, VP External Relations, Volunteers of America – “Affordable Housing!” J.P. Davis – VP, Fund for the Arts, most popular Louisvillian – “More spending on early childhood education. Increased support for our robust arts and culture scene in Louisville.” Julie Smith, Spokesmodel, should have her own show – “Improve broadband/bandwith to avoid losing potential business investment for lack of bandwith to run daily ops. Also, light rail.” Christy Ferko, Steel Technologies lawyer, recent UofL law grad – “Actual on-campus safety for UofL students. Rape alerts to go out weekly, informing students about another assault. A classmate I graduated law school with tested the Emergency Blue Lights once- she even warned Campus Safety that she would be testing on a certain afternoon, and, according to her, it still took them almost 40 minutes to respond. The safety situation down there truly terrifies me.” Karter Louis – Hillbilly Tea owner, Thrivals supastah – “Public bike lanes expanded!” Tom Williams – Stoll Keenon & Ogden partner, champion for peace – “In 2015, I see Compassion locked arm in arm with Justice so we can fully embrace our infinite possibilities. I see both Compassion and Justice supported by Love.” Nerissa Sparkman, photographer, always moving – “I would love to see the Light Rail/ Move Louisville initiative go through. I think it’s so close to me because of (brother) Michael’s death leaving Thunder this past year and how wonderful would it be if he had been given a different choice.” Happy New Year Louisville! “Go and do it.” Tom Williams to me via His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
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In 2014, Bridgehaven introduced Recovery 201, a mental health recovery option designed for those who have already made substantial progress in their recovery, yet desire support in a less structured, more personal setting in the evenings. The program offers psychosocial assessment, individual therapy, family therapy and group therapies, and significantly adds to the number of people who are now able to benefit from their services. Ramona has seen the effectiveness of these treatments firsthand and has said, “People with mental illness are just like you and me. At the end of the day, what they want for themselves is the same thing we all want.” Indeed we all deserve a fresh start each year. To “unlock your mind” to the work of Bridgehaven, please visit bridgehaven.org.
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read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I’ve never been able to believe it,” reasons the main character in Anne of Green Gables. Indeed, names can carry powerful connotations. When expectant parents are faced with the task, books are poured over and name combinations tried out. Should the name convey strength? Power? Kindness? Compassion? Similarly, much preparation goes into the naming of a company. For Kentucky’s largest advertising agency, Scoppechio (formerly Creative Alliance), the decision to change their name comes after careful consideration. Scoppechio (sko-pek-e-o), named after founder Debbie Scoppechio, steps into 2015 with a new name that truly reflects the vision and commitment of the company. Founded in 1987, and with only four employees, the decision to change the name to Scoppechio was a nod to the hard work that went into founding what is now the largest ad agency in the state. “We believe that most great agencies have their founders name in them. By calling ourselves Scoppechio it reminds us every day that even though we have changed in dramatic ways with respect to the things we do and the services we provide at our agency, this is still a service business. Our rollup-the-sleeves work ethic that founder Debbie Scoppechio established has deep roots within the agency”, explains Jerry Preyss, CEO. Today, with 187 employees, Scoppechio demonstrates work ethic and a commitment to the state as they handle some of the biggest companies in Kentucky. The agency oversees traditional broadcast and print, digital, social media, experiential and multicultural marketing for clients such as Yum! Brands, LG&E, Churchill Downs,
Humana, GE, and KCTCS. These clients are some of the largest employers for the state of Kentucky. “We believe in Kentucky and particularly in Louisville. We believe in the talent of the people from this area and in the quality of life the area offers to help attract great talent. We are proud to work with a wide range of companies of varying sizes. These are companies and brands that drive the economic growth in our state and city, create jobs, and make it such a special place to live,” explains Preyss. Toni Clem, President and COO, adds “We feel everything we do on behalf of our clients in a way promotes the quality of life here…You won’t find an agency more Kentucky and Louisville proud.” The agency goes beyond advertising through their mantra “rise above.” This inspirational message is evident in their commitment to their clients and community. As Preyss explains, “[Rise above] inspires and challenges us to make Louisville a better place to live.” Scoppechio puts this “rise above” attitude to work through their commitment to the Salvation Army Angel Tree, the fundraising efforts to support the James Graham Brown Cancer Center and the founding of the Scoppechio Rise Above Scholarship Award- an annual $10,000 scholarship awarded to one deserving female business student entering her first year at the University of Louisville. What lies ahead for this established, committed company with a new name? “In a word, growth”, states Preyss. Most recently, Thorntons announced that Scoppechio would be their agency of record. Preyss reflects on the accomplishments of the company—accomplishments that are a result of commitment to clients and community—“we will close 2014 with our best year ever and expect even greater things in 2015.” Lauren SChuhmann
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Expressions of Hope Gala 11.14.14
Held during Epilepsy Awareness Month, the 5th annual Expressions of Hope Gala, held at Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center, boasted a spread provided by Texas Roadhouse with jazzy entertainment fitting the vintage feel of the evening. Epilepsy Foundation Kentuckiana works to improve the quality of life for children and adults living with epilepsy so not another moment or life is lost to seizures.
1. Desiree Chappell, Jennifer Nickel, Jessie and Brendan Teague 2. Eric Newby, Jasmine Newby, Justin Newby, April Newby, Tammy Newby 3. Audra Miller, Bryan and Amy Barber 4. David and Michele Whitlock, David and Sandra McConnell 5. Mike and Lisa Wallace, Lauren Wallace
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Masquerade Gala 11.15.14 The Mattingly Center, Inc. hosted their most successful gala yet in its 10th annual year. Masked and feathered guests flocked the Muhammad Ali Center complete with a fun-filled casino atmosphere leading into dinner. MCI provides the highest quality of structured day services for adults with severe disabilities.
1. Linda Dues, Sue Evans 2. Mari Graham, Hank Evans 3. John and Sheryl Carl, Douge and Bobbie Harper 4. Emma Pemberton, Emily Barns, Lindsay Stivers 5. David and Whitney Kays, Geradette and Greg Givan Tony a A beln pho t ographs by A lexa Pence
Cedar Lake Gala 11.15.14
With entertainment provided by Pete Willinger Orchestra and “The World’s Funniest, Most Inspiring Comedian,” Jeff Allen, there was never a dull moment at the 26th Annual Cedar Lake Gala. Honorary Chair, Mary Nancy Chatel says, “One hug, one kiss, one smile, from one resident, and you’re hooked. You want to be in the circle of Cedar Lake.” 1. Gwen and Sam Ronald, Sherry Truhlar 2. Karen and Alan Craig 3. Denise Delaney, Ali Hawthorne 4. Jim Fahy, Chris Stevenson, Ed Binford 5. Angie Wagner, Amy and Megan San, Sherry Chavvin, Melanie Beeler
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Kids Center Holiday Fashion Show 11.22.14
Some walk, some roll, but all shine at the 12th Annual Holiday Fashion Show for Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies. These super models showcased clothes they chose themselves from Macy’s in an unforgettable event emceed by Jason Applegate, Angie Fenton and their speciallyabled dog, Zeke, who, like the participants, proved the “ability” in “disability.”
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Glitter for the Girls 12.02.14 The Zonta Club of Louisville held their annual holiday silent auction at The Aeroclub at Bowman Field in an effort to raise money for a number of local organizations that serve women and girls. The Zonta Club is an organization of executives and professionals whose mission is to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy.
1. Dianne Webb, Joyce Freville 2. Kathryn Tillett, Alex Gwin 3. Judi Donovan, Michael Ellis 4. Bille Smith, Stacie Linn, Maureen Bearden 5. Loise and Lewis Bornwasser, Liz Bornwasser
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Martinis and Mistletoe 12.04.14
It was a night for sipping and shopping at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft in a holiday event that brought together Finlandia Vodka specialty cocktails and fine artisan gifts from the gifted regional talent that KMAC so proudly supports. Fueled by the holiday “spirit,” some wise shoppers even treated themselves to the ultimate gift – a KMAC membership.
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What: Imagine! Art Auction For: St. Francis School When: Fri., Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m. Where: The Henry Clay Tariff: $150 Info: stfrancisschool.org
What: Carnevale For: Kentucky Opera When: Sat., Jan. 24 Where: Louisville Marriott Downtown Tariff: $250 Info: kyopera.org What: YAD (Young Adult Division) Annual Event For: Jewish Community Center When: Sat., Jan. 24, 7 p.m. Where: Standard Club Info: jewishlouisville.org What: Nfocus February Launch Party When: Wed., Jan. 28, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Where: The Lee W. Robinson Company Tariff: Free! Info: nfocuslouisville.com
What: Swashbucklers Ball For: St. Mary’s Center When: Sat., Jan. 31 Where: Louisville Marriott East Tariff: Dinner $125, After Party $75 Info: saintmaryscenter.org What: The Ben Folds Orchestra Experience For: The Louisville Orchestra When: Sat., Jan. 31, 8 p.m. Where: Kentucky Center, Whitney Hall Tariff: Tickets start at $35 Info: kentuckycenter.org
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Before Local was Cool Circa 1948
hat can you get with a $1000 loan and the promise of fresh kale greens? A thriving business if you are Paul Thieneman, founder of Paul’s Fruit Market. Raised in south Louisville among generations of truck farmers, Paul developed the innovative idea to build a business selling local produce and settled on his first retail location at 1006 Barrett Avenue. The shotgun-style building featured produce on one side and Lawrence’s Meats on the other. Even during the 1950’s, when supermarkets gained popularity, the fresh produce and personal service provided by Paul and his bride Jean, helped their business to thrive. By the 1960’s, Paul and Jean decided to try an open-air market in St. Matthews and with the help of his brother, Joseph, built greenhouses and harvested their first crops – bibb lettuce and pansies. With his oldest son, Paul Jr., able to manage the St. Matthews market, Paul opened several other stores to meet the demands of a growing city. In the 1980’s, his children, Phil, Sally and Mary joined in contributing to the family business. Today, Paul’s Markets continue to provide fine fruits, vegetables and gourmet items in four retail locations in addition to gift basket operations. Paul’s advice to the new generation is, “Be open to new ideas and new ways to grow,” which will assure that Paul’s Markets will stay fresh for years to come.
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