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Aw! Arnold Palmer with his dog, Mulligan.

features 62  Latrobe Legend

We visit Arnold Palmer’s kingdom in Latrobe to chat with the legendary golfer about his business savvy, his golf greatness, and the origins of that namesake beverage.

66  W  HIRL Semi-Annual Event Guide Fill your calendar with exciting events taking place now through January 2014! We’ve got everything from nonprofit fundraisers to stage shows to can’t-miss cocktail parties.

79  2 013 Mylan Classic Guide Head to the fairways of Southpointe Golf Club July 29-August 4 for the Mylan Classic, part of the PGA tour! The big event also includes live music and community events.

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105  S pecial Section: 2013 Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest Meet the 25 men and 25 women who are raising funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation this summer!

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Food Tour Summer Lovin’— Corn, tomatoes, and peaches are taking over this month’s food news. Sound like something you’re into? Read on, and get the dish on new menus and restaurant openings, too.

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Mattress Factory’s Urban Garden Party

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96  Shopping Spree Stack Attack! — It’s time to throw an arm party. Get inspired with our bracelet combinations, perfect for any occasion.

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45 Family Hospice & Palliative Care’s “Soul to Sole”

46 Great Night Gala 47 Dollar Bank’s A Roaring Revival

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49 Women of Excellence Awards Luncheon

50 Courage for a Cure Gala 51  Bentley of Pittsburgh Flying Spur Launch

52 Y108’s 8 Man Jam 53 Lucky’s South Side Dog Festival

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“I’ll take an Arnold Palmer, heavy on the lemonade.” That’s what Jack orders every time we go out. Me, too. I think one of the reasons we love ordering it, especially when we are traveling, is for the reference to the man who created the drink. As a golfer, Mr. Palmer, who is being honored at this year’s Mylan Classic, still ranks near the top. But it is his business acumen that keeps him there today. Want a revealing moment during our photo shoot and interview with the legendary Western Pennsylvanian? It was when Executive Editor Nicole Barley said to him, “You have good business sense.” With a twinkle in his eye and pride in his Christine & Jack Tumpson at the Mattress Factory voice, Mr. Palmer smiled as he said, Urban Garden Party — more photos, page 36! “Very, very good business sense.” After spending time with Mr. Palmer and his entire team, most notably his loyal and professional partner, Doc Giffin, it was clear that there is no intention of slowing down because they’re having too much fun with the business enterprises they keep putting together. Read all about it on page 62. We feel the same way about this issue of WHIRL. Beginning with our Semi-Annual Event Guide, which has more than 400 events, and continuing with our event coverage, we are looking for the best ways to contribute to our community, and the people who are doing it. Find out where you can go to make a difference on page 66. Be the center of attention with one of the floral headpieces designed for our special fashion feature on page 100. With flowers in the manes of beautiful models, our team conjured up images of fantasy that make the pages themselves artwork. Here’s to Arnold Palmer and the Mylan Classic!

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Social media contest winners Abbie Salka and Michael Kostante (center) celebrated with champagne, strawberries, and All Occasions Party Rental’s Event Specialist Dina Licata, co-owner Art Brown, Senior Marketing Director Allison Miller, and co-owner Jason Brown, at the company’s tri-state headquarters in Eighty Four. The soon-to-be-married pair received more than 6,500 votes on Facebook, winning $5,000 in wedding rentals!

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Cinderella Women’s Committee scholarship recipient Athena Petredis, and 2013 Cinderella Ball co-chairs Diana Rath and Catherine Loevner presented a $50,000 check to Kevin McMahon, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust — this year’s recipient of the event’s proceeds.

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Rocker and Pittsburgh native Bret Michaels performed the second annual Rockin’ for Little Hearts concert at Treasure Lake Ski Lodge, which raised more than $110,000 for The Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh! From left to right: Susan Salyards, Dr. Peter Wearden, Amy Cashdollar, Michaels, Cindy Gradowski, and her son, Ethan.


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Becki Boor, Vicki Winrader, Chris Dickson, Rick Strum, and Ann Reale at Prudential Preferred Realty’s Winner’s Circle Awards. Held at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, the company’s real estate agents were recognized for their efforts and accomplishments.

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Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre dancers Stephen Hadala, Caitlin Peabody, and Julia Erickson worked the kitchen of Bar Marco, with Chef Jamilka Borges and guest Chef Bob Broskey of Notion (wearing aprons) — for a great cause! As part of “No Menu Monday,” the evening fundraised for PBT’s autism-friendly performance of The Nutcracker.

Key team members Eileen Pacalo, Marty Randal, Annika Mancini, and Raquel Mancini hosted the fourth annual Great Grapes for Gilda’s at Gilda’s Clubhouse in the Strip District. More than 150 guests helped raise $12,000 for the Gilda’s Club of Western Pennsylvania.

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International Special Events Society (ISES) Pittsburgh chapter President Kristin Nolte (center) of All Occasions Party Rental mingled with members Leigh-Anne Weiss of Air Heads Balloons and Barbara Barry of In-Vision Studio at Clear Story Creative for an ISES chapter meeting.

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Surprise! Chef Robert Irvine was back in town at the Sheraton Station Square for the surprise birthday party of Katie Perich, wife of Bakery Barn owner Sean Perich, a friend of Irvine’s. Irvine, accompanied by his wife Gail Kim, cooked dinner for guests, which included the Perich daughters, Sydney and Samantha.

Carson Scholars Fund co-founders Dr. Benjamin and Candy Carson; Dr. Alfonso Costa, president of the Pittsburgh Carson Scholars Fund, and founder and chairman of Costa Land Company; and S&T Bank President and CEO Todd Brice at the organization’s awards banquet in Heinz Field’s East Club Lounge. Brice was recognized with the Leadership Award, and 299 local scholars were awarded for their academic excellence!

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Christina Jansure, Kathleen Sarniak, Alicia Kamath, Patty Quatrini, and Megan Quatrini donned beautiful millinery at Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s Spring Hat Luncheon. Held at Greensburg Country Club, a record 200 guests enjoyed a champagne reception, gourmet lunch, raffles, and prizes! Mark your calendar — next year’s event is set for June 7, 2014.

Jose Pagoaga, Shawn Golden, Lowrie Burton, and Dat Vu worked the All-Clad bi-annual Factory Outlet Sale at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Customers, including our editors, attended to save 30-70 percent on All-Clad cookware!

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2014 Cinderella Ball co-chairs Jamie Lanier and Janet Summers with Terry Henderson (center) of Boys & Girls Club of Western PA gathered for the Cinderella Ball’s Mother Daughter Tea. The debutantes and their moms attended the event at Zone Cafe, a project of the region’s Boys & Girls Club.


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Barre Bee Fit Pittsburgh co-founder Ariana Chernin, owner Meredith Ward, and instructors Laura Warnock and Jenna Cain made “chair” look easy on opening day. The studio, located on South Aiken Avenue in Shadyside, offers a fitness program designed for women aiming to achieve “a strong, sexy, and feminine body.” And, your first class is only $8!

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Bruce Horvitz, Jewish Association on Aging President and CEO, Deborah Winn-Horvitz, board members Mitchell Pakler, Judy Tobe, chairs Lori Sisson, Jay Silverblatt, and Bobbee Slotsky-Kramer at its 13th Annual Eight Over 80 event. Held at Congregation Beth Shalom, the 2013 honorees were recognized for their activism, dedication, commitment, and philanthropy.

American Cancer Society Regional Vice President Glenn Callihan, Sewickley Valley YMCA CEO and ACS board member Trish Hooper, and ACS Regional Health Initiatives Director Patti Patterson honored the organization’s 100th birthday with a celebration!

Jack B. Piatt, St. Clair Hospital Foundation board member and founder and chairman of Millcraft Industries, and Don Hodor, Southpointe Chamber of Commerce executive director, celebrated St. Clair Hospital Outpatient Center’s grand opening in Peters Township. The $20 million facility includes a diagnostics area, which is named for the Piatt family.

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Scarlett Sagaves, a young, local fashion photographer, displayed her work at CAVO Lounge during the RAW: Pittsburgh series, featuring emerging artists in film, fashion, music, and visual art — among others. The monthly showcase also features performances and a cash bar for cocktails.

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St. Margaret Foundation President Mary Lee Gannon, Emily McClelland, Stephanie Embry, Ryan Antonucci, Neil Van Horn, Comly and Dr. Ed Watters, and Terri Petrick participated in a ribbon-cutting to initiate the grand opening of the Neil Van Horn Pavilion and the Helen and Miles Colwell Garden of Hope at UPMC St. Margaret. The 4,700 square-foot pavilion features a medical library, a lecture theater space, and a cafe!

Bill Wolfe, Rivers Club General Manager Jack Kimbell, Dotti Bechtol, and Scotti Mulert celebrated the Rivers Club’s 30th anniversary with more than 300 members! The night was complete with “30-themed” door prizes, monogrammed gifts, and dance lessons from Arthur Murray.

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The Food Revolution Cooking Club at The Barack Obama Academy for International Studies paired up with local restaurants to cook up delicious miniature plates for Food Revolution Day. The club is considered “a programming partnership of Environmental Charter School and Bar Marco” — an inspiring creation!

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Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Willie Parker and 2013 Steelers Men’s Fantasy Camp participants experienced first-hand what it’s like to attend Steelers training camp. Presented by Bud Light, the football weekend, which included hundreds of dedicated fans, was held at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.

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Pearl of Hope honoree Kathy Froehle, Sojourner House Executive Director Joann Cyganovich, and honorary chair Maris Bondi posed at the Grand Hall at the Priory during Sojourner House’s ninth annual Victorian Tea. More than 300 attendees helped raise nearly $50,000!

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Master Builders’ Association President Dean Mosites, Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh President Sandie Gagorik, and Greater PA Regional Council of Carpenters Executive Secretary Treasurer William Waterkotte at Mansions on Fifth for Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh’s 20th anniversary celebration.

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Huntington Bank’s Kim Ravenda and Terry Kudo kicked off the Silk Screen Film Festival with filmmaker, artist, and Silk Screen Asian Arts and Cultural Organization executive director and founder Harish Saluja (center). The Opening Night Gala, held at the Rivers Club, included a screening of “Midnight’s Children.”

Manager Shawn Kukic and Heyward Penn welcomed guests to an exclusive preview of the all new Infiniti Q50 at Cochran Infiniti of Monroeville. Those attending had the chance to explore the design, performance, and technology of the revolutionary new sedan.

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Instructor Richard Gartner taught yogis and runners alike at Schoolhouse Yoga during the workshop, “Yoga for Runners and Cyclists.” The workshop was ideal for cross-trainers, and included stretching and breathing techniques to maximize athletic performance and recover from injuries.

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Mary and Skip Grinberg at the 31st Annual Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Banquet, where Skip was awarded the Manny Gold Humanitarian Award for his constant and outstanding volunteer work within our local community and in Israel.

There’s a new boat in town! To celebrate the Gateway Clipper’s 55th anniversary, the Three Rivers Queen has been added to the fleet. Passengers Kelly Knable, Nic Kennedy, and the Wirginis family — Hannah, Pam, Terry, Alexandria, and Christian — enjoyed a reception on-board as they set sail down the Mon River.

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Pittsburgh Pirates alumni Bruce Kison, Manny Sanguillen, Grant Jackson, and Dave Parker excited fans outside of PNC Park during the Heritage Celebration Tailgate. The VIP event featured music by House of Soul, a catered meal, goodie bags, and great prizes!

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KDKA-TV’s Larry Richert and Western Pennsylvania’s Salvation Army Divisional Director of Marketing & Public Relations Ginny Knor gathered at The University Club for the 25th Annual Outstanding Achievement in Media Awards dinner, where Knor was awarded by the Media Association of Pittsburgh in the category of Agency/Allied.

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National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) board President Paula Garret, actress and activist Marlo Thomas, Susan Foreman Jordan, and Lynette Lederman at the NCJW 120th Anniversary Celebration. Thomas, Ms. Foundation for Women co-founder, gave an uplifting speech to a crowd of 300 at the Rodef Shalom Congregation.


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Carol Heppner was presented with the Anne D. Johnston Award by Junior League of Pittsburgh Sustainer Director Heather Chronis. The award, which is the highest honor bestowed by the organization, represents the very best of the late Johnston — devotion to the community, achievement in every aspect of life, and compassion.

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Table host Rick Sebak (center) with guests Pam Coates; Anne Naqi; Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise Executive Director Lucille E. Dabney; Brett Varner; EQT Community Relations & Event Manager Ellen Donley; Chris Willan; Kate Jackson; and Sarah Shaffer at the fifth annual Inclusive Voices Community Exchange Luncheon.

During the Center for Organ Recovery & Education’s annual memorial ceremony, “A Special Place,” Ron Gooden, a heart recipient of Hampton, discussed receiving a new heart and a second chance at life in 2011. Since, he’s returned to coaching football at Hampton High School, and was able to attend his son’s graduation and his daughter’s wedding.

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Ginny Koenig and Patricia Sabolski showed off their hats and worked their dancing shoes at the Emmaus Kentucky Derby Gala at Oakmont Country Club. The annual event supports the Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh, which provides homes and services for people with intellectual disabilities.

Family Hospice & Palliative Care hosted Camp Healing Hearts, an annual one-day camp for grieving children and their caregivers. Held at the Center for Compassionate Care in Mt. Lebanon, a first-ever teen camp will also take place in August.

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Partners Dan McCaffery and Bob Beynon of McCaffery Interests, Inc., headquartered in Chicago, welcomed guests to the grand opening of Lot 24, a luxurious, 96-unit apartment property in the Strip District. All in Good Taste Productions, Wigle Whiskey, Marty’s Market, and Cioppino served fabulous fare, which included paella and mini Key lime pie tarts!

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Comedians Matt Braunger, Iliza Shlesinger, and ‘DVE Morning Show’s Randy Baumann posed backstage at the Byham Theater for the DVE Comedy Fest. The second annual evening featured live performances, meet and greets, and a stellar line-up!

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WTAE-TV’s Mike Harvey, Joe DeNardo, Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller, and Channel 4’s Ashley Dougherty came together for the 16th Annual Minigolf Classic at Robert Morris University’s Sports Center on Neville Island. Hosted by The Salvation Army and WTAE-TV, the event raised funds for Project Bundle-Up.

Dollar Bank Senior Vice President of Marketing Joe Smith and Cultural Trust President and CEO Kevin McMahon previewed the works of the Juried Visual Art Exhibition to kick off the 54th Annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival. Guests also got a taste of the Flight School Visual Art Exhibition, curated by Casey Droege.


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Family Hospice & Palliative Care, North Side Christian Health Center, and Bidwell United Presbyterian Church were presented with a proclamation from Pittsburgh City Council for the their collaborative effort on the creation of the Transitions hospice program, which is designed to make compassionate, end-of-life care more accessible to the African-American community of Pittsburgh’s Greater North Side.

Direct Energy presented Marlee Gallagher and Alyssa Jurewicz-Johns of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank with a $2,500 Reduce Your Use for Food grant. In addition, the representatives were given a non-perishable food item collection facilitated by Direct Energy employees. “One really interesting initiative the food bank is doing is striving to provide more fresh produce to its recipients,” says Julie Hendry, Direct Energy public relations specialist.

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Winners of the 26th Annual St. Barnabas Charitable Golf Open Bell Trophy Rich Crnjarich, Jeff Kreutzer, Bob Crnjarich, and Harry Klutcher stood proud at Butler Country Club. More than $100,000 was raised for the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund!

Dana Lewis and Sheilda Braddock at the African-American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania’s Annual Meeting & Luncheon. Held at the Omni William Penn Hotel, Dr. William Winkenwerder, Jr., Highmark president and CEO, served as guest speaker.

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YWCA board President Marsha Jones, YWCA CEO Magdeline E. Jensen, and Peggy B. Harris (center) attended the 2013 Tribute to Women Leadership Awards Luncheon at the Westin Convention Center Hotel. Harris was one of seven women recognized for their demonstrated excellence and leadership in the workplace and in the community.

WPIAL President Jack Fullen, WISH 99.7 and 1320 WJAS personality Chris Shovlin, and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette sportswriter and 93.7 The Fan host Ron Cook at the Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame banquet. During the banquet, the Class of 2013 inductees were honored.

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Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp, Pittsburgh Saint Vincent College, Italian 412.432.7820 Scholarship Fund 30th Annual Awards, WHIRL

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Edible Allegheny Magazine’s The Plight of the Bees,

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks,

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Psychic TV/PTV3,

Fourth Annual Bocce Tournament Pittsburgh Steelers Training & Festival, Senator John Heinz Camp, Saint Vincent College, History Center, 412.454.6405

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RSG1 Foundation’s Comedy to Cure Cancer, Boiler Room,

Jam on Walnut, Shadyside,

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2013 Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest Gala,

2013 Regional Health Equity Summit, Regional Learning

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Southward Publishing Presents United We Stand — A USO Gala, Soldiers &

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16th Annual Art Festival on Walnut Street, Shadyside,

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Bikram Yoga Squirrel Hill’s Yoga in the Park, Overlook at

Sixth Annual Pittsburgh’s Hidden Treasure: An Antiques Appraisal Show, Senator John

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Amanda Kocur, Amanda Thomas

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Wildwood Golf Club, 412.624.7225

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Third Annual Couture for a Cure Fashion Show,

Pittsburgh Field Club, avhtrust@ wpahs.org

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Dick Skrinjar, Michael Lamb

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GNC Live Well Liberty Mile,

Public Market, 412.512.5917

Grow Pittsburgh’s Let Us Eat,

August 3-7

37th Annual NOBLE Training Conference & Exhibition, David L. Lawrence

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Around The World Pop Up Dinner Launch, Pittsburgh

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pointe By Rachel Jones When The CW premiered the Adjacent Productions show Breaking Pointe in May 2012, we were doing our own little dances! The reality show goes backstage with the prestigious Ballet West company in Salt Lake City, Utah. The dedicated hard work it takes to be a professional dancer is truly eye-opening, and we loved seeing ballet prominently displayed on the prime time TV lineup. We were even more thrilled to learn that one of the stars, Allison DeBona, hails from our area! After training at the Parou Ballet Company in New Castle, Pa., until age 12, DeBona moved to Pittsburgh, where she danced with the Pittsburgh Youth Ballet Company & School until college. With the widely anticipated season two of Breaking Pointe premiere this past July, we chatted with the talented demisoloist about her love of ballet and how the show has changed her life — and the craft — for the better. WHIRL: How did you get started in ballet? Allison DeBona: When I was three, my mom had me in gymnastics and ballet. But I just wanted to dance. I fell in love with it. Here I am, at 29, still dancing. WHIRL: What’s your favorite part about the art? AD: The discipline it takes. There’s no time to be lazy or give up. If you do, somebody

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else is going to step out in front of you. The drive it takes to succeed is intoxicating. It’s like a drug. You can’t get that anywhere else. WHIRL: How did you snag your spot at Ballet West? AD: After I got a bachelor’s in ballet at Indiana University, I went to New York and went on auditions for weeks. At first, it’s tough to come into a new company. You’re in a room full of gorgeous, technically sound dancers — it’s intimidating. But, I’ve been at Ballet West for six years, and I have no desire to go anywhere else. WHIRL: When Ballet West was first approached about Breaking Pointe, what was your initial reaction? AD: At first, it was just an opportunity to help this craft. With today’s economy, it’s so hard to support ballet because we are a nonprofit. We wanted to bring ballet into the homes of people who normally would not go to a ballet. We had no idea that it would turn out the way it did. WHIRL: What was it like watching the first season? AD: I had no idea my love life would be on TV [laughs]. But it’s a part of my life, and I just can’t hide that. When I first saw the show, oh my gosh. My dirty laundry and relationships were everywhere!

WHIRL: I guess it would be! You’re more than the person you are at work. AD: Exactly! Everything in our personal lives make us who we are on stage. We draw from those experiences, so it’s all really important to show. It’s a hard pill to swallow, but having the people watching know us helps them relate to us. WHIRL: Can you tell us anything about season two? AD: I think everybody is going to be really, really surprised. All of us went through some serious, dramatic changes in our personal lives. It really affects what goes on at work. Plus, the dancing is phenomenal! We do a ballet that’s only been done two other times in the country. It’s really special to all of us. Don’t miss season two of Breaking Pointe on The CW! Breaking Pointe, cwtv.com/shows/breakingpointe. Ballet West, balletwest.org

follow Allison DeBona and The CW on Twitter!

@allidebona, @CW_network

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five and friends

With its 2012 album, Overexposed, still dominating the Billboard charts and airwaves, Maroon 5 is taking the success on the road. The Honda Civic Tour is bringing fun, outdoor shows across the country this summer, and it stops at First Niagara Pavilion on August 6. Kicking off the Pittsburgh show are leading lady Kelly Clarkson and newcomer Rozzi Crane. As the first act signed to Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine’s record label, 222 Records, Crane adds a fresh element to the already stacked lineup. So if you really wanna love somebody this summer, this tour has plenty of options. First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown. 724.947.7400. livenation.com. Maroon 5, maroon5.com. Kelly Clarkson, kellyclarkson.com. Rozzi Crane, rozzicrane.com.

iconic comedian Celebrating its 50th anniversary, The Meadows Racetrack & Casino has packed its outdoor concert series with a lineup of legendary performers. As the stellar schedule winds down, Bill Cosby will serve as the grand finale on August 17. Whether your Thursday night schedule revolved around The Cosby Show, or you’re a fan of his movies, or you just really like Jello, the comedian has made an indelible impact on American pop culture. His effortless sense of humor and wise words have earned him nine Grammy Awards and four Emmy Awards, along with a permanent spot in our comedic hall of fame. Come spend the evening with the beloved icon and his heartwarming smile — and don’t forget your favorite sweater! Meadows Racetrack & Casino, Washington. 724.503.1200. meadowsgaming.com. Bill Cosby, billcosby.com.

soul singer

End summer on a high note — belted out by none other than Diana Ross. The soulful singer is spicing up Heinz Hall on August 20. The former star of The Supremes first lit up the entertainment world after signing a deal with Motown Records in 1961 and hasn’t stopped shining since. She went on to receive an Academy Award nomination, a Tony Award, eight American Music Awards, and credit as a bestselling author. With 18 No.1 hits under her sequined belt, Ross will surely be singing your favorite. With promises of a night of awe-inspiring costumes and outrageous stage designs, we’ll definitely be coming out for this show! Heinz Hall, Downtown. 412.392.4900. pittsburghsymphony.org. Diana Ross, dianaross.de.

Photographs by Press Here Publicity, The Meadows Racetrack & Casino, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Arnold Turner.

influential musicians For the second year in a row, the biggest names in hip-hop are bringing their talents together for the Under the Influence of Music tour. Pittsburgh native, Rostrum Records artist, and former WHIRL cover star Wiz Khalifa is headlining this summer’s set, so of course he had to add a homecoming concert on August 3. Joining Wiz at First Niagara Pavilion are A$AP Rocky, B.o.B, Trinidad Jame$, Joey Bada$$, and Pro Era. Everyone will be lighting up the stage with the hottest tracks and collaborations, including “Ray Bands,” “Waves,” and, of course, “Black and Yellow.” You don’t want to be left out with this crew rolls up! Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown. 724.947.7400. livenation.com. Wiz Khalifa, wizkhalifa.com.

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finance report

Through Riverlife, Huntington Bank donated to the restoration of the Point State Park fountain.

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warm welcome Edited by Andrea Bosco Contributing Writer Katherine Christoff Huntington Bank has named Michael C. Pindell commercial region manager for the Greater Pittsburgh region, which includes the Ohio Valley. With more than 25 years of experience in commercial lending, strategic planning, sales management, and sales compensation, Pindell most recently has worked as senior vice president, central region sales manager, for GE Capital Franchise Finance. Pindell, his wife, Lisa, and their four children have settled in the North Hills. A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, he has a bachelor’s degree from the University Park campus. “This is actually a homecoming for me in that I worked for GE Capital from 1996 to 2001 in Pittsburgh, and I spent a significant amount of time here growing up,” says Pindell. “My family and I could not be more delighted to return to a region we love, where we have an opportunity to become active again in the community, and where I can contribute significantly to Huntington’s accomplished record as a leader in the business community.” This year has been historic for the bank in accomplishments, as Huntington was named No. 1 in small business satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates, and exceeded its three-year goal of lending more than $4 billion to small businesses throughout its six-state footprint, including 1,300 loans to small businesses in Western Pennsylvania. “I am proud to be a part of a bank that is driven by its commitment to businesses — both large and small — as the lifeblood of our cities and neighborhoods,” says Pindell. Also a priority for the bank, in addition to economic development, is caring about the well-being of Huntington’s communities. This summer was highlighted by the

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bank’s donation through Riverlife for the restoration of the famed Point State Park fountain. Other sponsorships included the Allegheny Conference’s Quarterly Regional Update Meeting; Allegheny County Council’s Huntington Breakfast Briefing; Family Hospice & Palliative Care’s Soul to Sole event; Beaver County Chamber of Commerce’s golf outing; the “Sharing and Caring” golf outing for hospitalized and disabled veterans; the Northside Leadership Conference; the YWCA Tribute to Women Leadership Awards Luncheon; and the German-American Business Council’s economic presentation. “Huntington is a bank that entered the Pittsburgh market just six years ago, and, in that short span, has established a solid record of economic investment and community service,” says Pindell. “My team of commercial bankers is not looking back to past accomplishments, but ahead to ways that will enhance our bank’s performance and contributions to our hometown region.” — Kim Ravenda, Bill Eiler Huntington Bank, huntington.com. Photographs by Cayla Zahoran, from Huntington Bank.


great strides! Pittsburgh has maintained a five-year, $125 million, payas-you-go capital budget; stabilized the pension fund; and reduced the debt principal by 30 percent, or almost $250 million, to date, with an additional 10 percent, or $90 million, reduction expected by next year. City of Pittsburgh, pittsburghpa.gov.

advance your career The Allegheny Conference on Community Development has launched ImaginePittsburgh.com — a dynamic website anchoring a new regional talent attraction and retention initiative and a “virtual concierge” for helping natives and newcomers make connections, find new career opportunities, and explore the places that make Pittsburgh home. “It’s been a generation in the making, but Pittsburgh has been reimagined and re-made, and is ready to be discovered as the place to ‘advance your career and build a life you’ll love,’” says Allegheny Conference CEO Dennis Yablonsky. “We have almost 30,000 open jobs across a diverse economy right now with thousands more expected between now and 2020.” To make sure that none of these jobs goes begging, ImaginePittsburgh. com features an upgraded job search engine that provides a searchable database of every job posted online in the 10 counties of the Pittsburgh region. “Not only are companies investing and creating jobs here, but the Baby Boom generation is nearing retirement, which will add to the demand for skilled workers to replace them,” says Yablonsky. The website serves as a human resources solution for regional employers wanting to attract and retain talent. Additionally, ImaginePittsburgh. com aims to change perceptions about Pittsburgh through the stories of “Neighbors” — real people who have found their place here. Visit ImaginePittsburgh.com for more information. Allegheny Conference on Community Development, alleghenyconference.org. Nonprofit organization founding member; co-owner, The Big Idea Bookstore; and ImaginePittsburgh.com Neighbor Anne Marie Toccket.

MAKING THE COMMUNITY BETTER TAKES HARD WORK, DEDICATION, AND MORE PEOPLE LIKE YOU. At Huntington, we believe it’s important to do more for the community – whether it’s rolling up your sleeves and getting involved, or helping in other ways. That’s why we’re proud to support Riverlife and their tireless efforts to make a difference in the community.

credit check Pittsburgh’s credit rating has been upgraded three levels from BBB stable to A stable, the highest it’s been in more than a decade. Standard & Poor’s Rating Services (S&P) awarded the upgrade based on improved financial management and planning, reduced debt, and growing reserves. “In 2006, we inherited a city under financial distress with a low bond rating,” says Mayor Luke Ravenstahl. “By focusing on economic development, debt reduction, pension reform, labor peace, and prudent fiscal management, we have made great strides in improving Pittsburgh’s financial health. Through hard work and dedication, and the contributions of so many, we’ve become a model city for success in municipal finance.” Photograph from Larry Rippel.

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Corporate leaders

do Good, do Well By Rachel Jones Photograph from Mylan

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ongoing commitment and belief that you can ‘do good and do well’ at the same time.” Working closely with the Mylan Charitable Foundation’s Board of Directors since 2002, Coury has played a crucial role in helping the foundation provide grants to various charitable initiatives, including many in the local community. The foundation is funded by Mylan but operated separately. One of Mylan’s biggest corporate contributions to the community is the Mylan Classic. The annual golf event at Southpointe Golf Club — taking place this year from July 29-August 4 — has raised more than $1.35 million in


charitable contributions for local nonprofit organizations. Through ANSYS TICKETS Fore CHARITY, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations can sell Mylan Classic tournament tickets and keep 100 percent of the profits. ANSYS has also generously contributed $35,000 to a bonus pool, which will be divided between the participating charities, based on the percentage of their ticket sales. After raising $545,000 for charity last year, Coury hopes this year will be an even greater success. And even though he doesn’t golf himself, Coury is excited to watch the action and see the event’s positive impacts. “The Mylan Classic is an all-around terrific event that brings a lot to the community,” Coury says. “It is a great sporting event, it offers a variety of music and entertainment, and it gives back to our local charities.” Sticking with the sports route, Mylan recently became the title sponsor for Mylan World Team Tennis (WTT) and the sponsor of WTT’s annual Smash Hits charity event. Co-hosted by Billie Jean King and Sir Elton John, the event raises funds for the Elton John AIDS Foundation and various local AIDS charities. Last year, the event raised a record $1 million for the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force! Mylan also contributed $1 million to The Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship Fund. The scholarship program is for Pittsburgh Public School students and advocates to improve the quality of education and increase the preparedness and diversity of the region’s workforce. The United Way of Allegheny County, the Make-aWish Foundation, and other local charities benefit from Mylan as well. “The dedication and hard work of Mylan’s 20,000 people around the world makes everything we do in the community possible,” Coury says. “I have great pride in them and in Mylan’s mission to provide access to high quality medicine to the world’s 7 billion people. I am very gratified every day to see us make a real difference by delivering against this mission.” Mylan, mylan.com. *Read more about the Mylan Classic on page 79! w h i r l m aga z i n e . co m

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10-minute test drive

mind of its own The 2013 Lincoln MKZ presents drivers with a forward-thinking automobile By Rachel Jones Photographs by Cayla Zahoran General Sales Manage Jeff Innes

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alking up to the shiny red 2013 Lincoln MKZ parked in front of South Hills Lincoln, one of the first things I notice is how big the sunroof is. Anyone who dreams of having an Emma Watson moment à la The Perks of Being a Wallflower will have more than enough room with the Retractable Panoramic roof, stretching to 15.2 square-feet. Unlike other sunroofs that leave you shouting over gusts of wind to talk to your passengers, the Lincoln MKZ’s roof slides shut eight inches when the car reaches 55 miles per hour. Decreasing outside noise is clearly its speciality, as the Active Noise Control sends opposing sound waves from the radio to quiet the inside of the car. Taking my seat in the midsize sedan, I had no idea I was actually entering into the future. The push-to-start engine was already on, but I had to use the Push-Button Shift to start this 10-minute test drive. Once I press the “D” button, the car was ready to go. I instantly turn into an electronics amateur, unable to wrap my mind around the high-level technology. Regardless, I start cruising up Route 19 while South Hills Lincoln General Sales Manager Jeff Innes describes the car’s additional features. Powerful, majestic creatures inspired the aesthetics of the sleek, luxury ride. The strong wings of an eagle are mimicked on the grill, and the smooth curves of a manta ray were the muse for the dashboard. And since there’s no protruding gear shift in the center, the MyLincoln Touch™Screen seamlessly connects to the center console, like a suspension bridge. The innovated safety features are equally breathtaking. The Lane-Keeping System gently warns drivers when they drift too close to the center lane by vibrating the wheel and guiding the car back to its rightful spot. The car sets off a stern alarm if it has to correct the driver multiple times and even detects when hands are moved off the wheel. The smart car also watches out for other cars on the road. The Adaptive Cruise Control detects when the driver in front of you slows down and gives you a brake. WHIRL Staff Photographer Cayla Zahoran and I immediately agree when Innes concludes, “One day, cars will be able to drive themselves.” Even though it’s not at a sci-fi level just yet — though the sound system designed by Lucasfilm Limited helps! — the Lincoln MKZ will definitely lead us into the new age of driving. We can’t wait to be along for the ride!” South Hills Lincoln, 2760 Washington Road, South Hills. 724.941.1600. southhillslincolnofpittsburgh.com.

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New Section

Sports talk

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By Rachel Jones University Update

New beginnings

Pittsburgh is a football city. There’s no doubt about that. And when the Steelers aren’t tearing it up at Heinz Field, the University of Pittsburgh Panthers take the turf. “The anticipation of the new season is always exciting,” says Steve Pederson, athletic director at the University of Pittsburgh. A fresh calendar means a slate wiped clean of forgettable moments from last fall and an opportunity to expand on the successes, with head Coach Paul Chryst returning for his second season. The newest factor this year is Pitt’s complete acceptance into the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), which will pin the Panthers against tough teams, including Virginia Tech, University of Miami, and University of Notre Dame. “The ACC is an outstanding conference, both academically and athletically,” Pederson says. “Every opponent will be an excellent opponent, and you want to test yourself against the best. It’s not going to be easy, but it’s a good opportunity to move our program into a league where we can achieve at the highest levels.” The first home game against Florida State on September 2 will give the Panthers the opportunity to prove themselves. Win or lose, Pederson knows Heinz Field will be packed with supportive students and fans.“We really try to create a fun environment for fans of all ages,” Pederson says. “The students are great and will continue to provide a lot of energy and excitement this year.” Visit pittsburghpanthers.com for more on the upcoming season.

high school highlight

Let’s go Bucs!

Get ready to raise the Jolly Roger! The Pittsburgh Pirates have a packed home schedule in August. For tickets, visit pirates.com. (Read more about Starling Marte on page 136!) August 1-4 vs. Colorado Rockies August 6-8 vs. Miami Marlins August 16-17 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks August 27-29 vs. Milwaukee Brewers August 30-September 1 vs. St. Louis Cardinals

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follow the leader

To honor the high school athletes who dedicate themselves to their teams and their communities, UPMC Sports Medicine is sponsoring the ninth annual Student Athlete Leadership Academy (SALA) on August 2 at Chatham University. The day-long event invites junior and seniors, who have been nominated by their schools’ athletic directors, to improve their leadership skills with more than 150 other local athletes. The athletes represent all sports from roughly 40 different high schools in the WPIAL and Pittsburgh Public Schools districts. As the SALA director and mental consultant, Aimee Kimball, Ph.D., says the academy was created to help athletes absorb valuable life skills from their sports. “We think leadership is something that can be taught,” she says. “We teach these students skills like stress management, conflict resolution, and team building. They learn how to get the most out of themselves and everyone else on the team, which is the goal of a leader.” Along with the workshops and speakers — including Jack Ouellette, president and CEO of American Textile Company, and former Army Ranger and captain of the West Point gymnastics team — local college athletes will lead the day’s activities. “It’s a good opportunity for the college athletes to give back, especially because some of them participated in SALA when they were in high school,” Kimball says. “It shows how SALA participants can become role models for the next generation.” SALA, tinyurl.com/ SALAD7. UPMC Sports Medicine, upmc.com/services/sports-medicine. THE FINISH LINE

on the run

After the success of the inaugural GNC Live Well Liberty Mile last year, the country’s top milers are returning to Pittsburgh for the 2013 event on August 9. The event is an official stop on the first Bring Back the Mile Tour, looking to increase participation in the unique distance race. Everyone will be going the extra mile, from those who run for fun to the elite sub-4:00-mile men and sub-4:30-mile women. The GNC Live Well Liberty Mile also hosts the 2013 USA Masters 1 Mile Championships, with top runners Nick Berra and Sonja Friend-Uhl already creating a buzz! For more information, visit libertymile.org. Get the full list of elite runners at whirlmagazine.com! This page: Photographs from University of Pittsburgh, Brad Georgic Photography, SALA. Opposite page: Photograph by Cayla Zahoran.


Rant & Rave with

Gregg Giannotti

Winning is fun — losing shouldn’t be torture There’s nothing that can dictate how we feel about one of our teams at season’s end more than our expectations — both high and low. It’s one powerful word that toys with our emotions and shapes our memories Pittsburgh sports fans have experienced the extreme ends of the expectation game recently with the Penguins and the Pirates. The Pens always have lofty expectations. This comes with the territory when your roster has two of the best players – if not the best players on planet earth – No. 87 and No. 71. However, things became unrealistic, pressurized, and nerve-wracking once the excitement died down after Ray Shero stole two teams’ captains and a large man called “Crankshaft” at the trading deadline. Crosby! Malkin! Iginla! Neal! Morrow! Letang! Cup or Bust! Cup. Or. Bust. Blargh. Once those words were uttered, nothing but a championship would satisfy the hunger of a rabid fan base. Now, there’s pride associated with rooting for a team where winning championships is the goal every year. But there’s also more sports heartburn that comes along with those raised expectations. It’s a Catch 22 because high expectations for a franchise usually come from winning championships, but the price you pay for the elation — parades, hugs, DVDs, and championship T-shirts that fade after one wash — is settling for nothing less in the years to come. “Cup or Bust” wiped away an exciting and extremely entertaining series with the New York Islanders. “Cup or Bust” will make Sid’s breathtaking “Mario Statue” goal in that series an afterthought for many fans. “Cup or Bust” makes a dominant performance against the Ottawa Senators, one that made their captain quit no less, a mere answer to a trivia question. “Cup or Bust” will carve the sweep at the hands of the Boston Bruins into the brains of Penguins fans forever. The 2013 Penguins? Oh yeah, that’s the year they got swept by Boston. Everything else is gone. But that’s the way it should be, right? You should want your team to win a title every year – this is the way you want it. Or is it? Take the Pirates, for example. Granted, no fan wants or deserves to go through 20 years of losing and embarrassment, but doesn’t it make everything that’s gone on so far this year even sweeter? Expectations have been low for the Pirates – really low. Heck, just win more games than you lose and we’ll have a party. Everyone’s invited. If the Pirates win one of the two Wild Cards in the National League, play in the one game playoff to move on to the NLDS, and lose in that game 64-0, 2013 will have been a resounding success. It’s been too long to expect or want anything more. Unless the Pirates collapse again, like they have each of the last two seasons, the memories of 2013 won’t be of their last game or series if they happen to lose it. It will be about all the special moments, all the things that some younger fans witnessed for the first time, all the “Can you believe this?” text messages you sent to your buddy who said they’d never have a winning season again in his lifetime and he’d prefer the dentist’s chair sans Novocain to Section 125 at PNC Park. What the Penguins just did created one of the worst experiences for a fan. “You were supposed to win, and you didn’t. Fire everyone…now.” What the Pirates are doing could turn into one of the most memorable years in the last 21. “You guys stink! Wait a minute! You don’t stink!” It’s those damn expectations — don’t change them though. We couldn’t have it any other way. Oh yeah — the Steelers better win the Super Bowl this year or there’s going to be hell to pay!

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Urban Garden Party Michael Olijnyk, Michael White, Barbara Luderowski

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The Mattress Factory’s Urban Garden Party broke records, with nearly 1,400 groovin’ guests and $265,000 raised! Fabulous party patrons entered the museum through a labyrinth of foil streamers and handcrafted, Diana Ross-esque lanterns — bouffant and all. Themed “Soul Factory: Motown at the Museum,” the annual event was a nod to the Factory’s fall exhibition, “Detroit: Artists in Residence,” which opens September 12. Bob Sendall of All in Good Taste Productions satiated the palates of VIPs with some seriously delicious fried chicken and mac and cheese, and signature cocktails by Tender Bar + Kitchen, Verde, Clique Vodka, and Wigle Whiskey were served. Co-chairs Anuj and Anne Nemer Dhanda gallivanted with costume-clad guests, who enjoyed performances, a silent auction, a candy bar, a photo booth, bites from more than 40 of Pittsburgh’s best restaurants and caterers, and rockin’ dance floors — led with music by Vancouver-based DJ, The Gaff. “This year’s Urban Garden Party was a smashing success!” says Marketing Manager Mandy Young. “Thanks to the ongoing support of Pittsburgh, the Mattress Factory has truly come of age in its 35 years and will continue to thrive on the North Side for years to come.” “Our sponsors and host committee were tremendously generous, and we’re excited to continue this momentum into the fall, as we prepare for our 35th Anniversary Art Auction on October 10,” says Director of Development Alexis Tragos. — A.B. For the party’s best dressed, turn to page 92.

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Jeans, Jewels & Jam

Jeff Leonard, Rebecca Whitlinger, Brian Smith

As guests at the eighth annual Jeans, Jewels & Jam donned their favorite jeans and best jewels, they gathered to raise funds for the Cancer Caring Center. Held at the Left Field Meeting Space on Federal Street, attendees reveled in the view from Smith Brothers Agency’s 5,000-square-foot party space, typically used only for business events. “The lavish outdoor [rooftop] setting and cool indoor space really made the event,” says Cancer Caring Center Executive Director Rebecca Whitlinger. “People loved the new location!” Guests were entered into a raffle at the VIP party, held prior to the general reception, to win a $1,000 piece of custom jewelry designed by Brian Smith of Smithology Custom Jewelry. Catered by local restaurants, including Nine on Nine, Villa, Modern Cafe, and Sausalido, “the food was unparalleled,” says Whitlinger. “It was the best we’ve ever had.” Upbeat Entertainment provided a soundtrack of hits for guests perched high above the city, and this year’s event marked the CCC’s 25th anniversary. The brainchild of Jeff Leonard, the annual event encourages comfort in a casual atmosphere. And, Whitlinger agreed this year was the organization’s best. “We’re a Pittsburgh charity, so it was great to have such an exciting and interesting venue.” — K.C.

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The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation Fundraiser

Robert Boatright, Ben Roethlisberger, Jason Lane

Jergel’s Rhythm Grill was the place to be for The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation Fundraiser, which raised money for K-9 police, fire units, and Make-A-Wish of Greater Pennsylvania and Southern West Virginia! The Pittsburgh Steelers prized quarterback dined — with guests and teammates — on seared filet, caramelized onions, and bleu cheese on potato crostini; lamb lollipops with jalapeño mint marmalade; truffle macaroni and cheese; nori-wrapped tempura tuna bites; and lobster corn dogs. The American Flyers, an Atlanta-based band, provided the entertainment, and an impressive array of items filled the live and silent auctions, including a fournight stay at the Four Seasons Resort in Costa Rica, the “Ultimate Nemacolin Experience,” a Nike golf bag — signed by Roethlisberger — and signed Pittsburgh Penguins memorabilia. “The foundation is fortunate to have supporters all over the country, but our strongest support comes from the wonderful people of Pittsburgh,” says Foundation Relationship Manager Jessica Duffaut. “Both causes are dear to Ben’s heart and those of the foundation staff.” — K.C.

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The Anne Lewis Humanitarian Awards

Paul & Judy Rockar, Kent Culley

A spectacular evening was held to honor this year’s Anne Lewis Award recipient, Rep. Bryan Cutler, at the Fairmont Pittsburgh. Hosted by the ALS Association Western Pennsylvania Chapter, $94,000 was raised to support ALS patients and their families! Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception and grand ceremony, which was emceed by honorary chair Jim Roddey. Sen. Jay Costa and Rep. Frank Dermody served as honorary co-chairmen. The intimate evening featured the personal story of Elisabeth and Michael Testa, a 30-year-old Iraq veteran living with ALS. Cutler was recognized for his advocacy efforts in Harrisburg. The district representative lost his mother and father to ALS, and has worked in partnership with Anne Lewis, persons living with ALS, and the ALS Association to obtain funding in the state budget for ALS patient care throughout Pennsylvania. “His personal story of ALS, along with the heartfelt story shared by the Testas had a profound impact on the audience,” says ALSAWPA Executive Director Merritt Holland Spier. Kudos to all involved! — M.V.

Jay Costa, Anne Lewis

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Greater Pittsburgh 2013 Nonprofit Summit

Marge Petruska, Jim Denova, Myrna Zelenitz

McCrae Martino, Michael Bartley, Carole King

More than 1,000 members and leaders of the prominent nonprofit sector united for the Greater Pittsburgh 2013 Nonprofit Summit: From Ideas to Action, hosted by The Forbes Funds and the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership. The summit, held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, included an awards ceremony that honored UPMC President John Lovelace and the Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) of Pittsburgh. Lovelace was awarded the Frieda Shapira Medal for Exemplary Leadership for his advancement in the nonprofit field and commitment to service beyond UPMC. The Alfred W. Wishart Award was presented to JFCS for the psychological, employment, and social services it has provided to families and individuals. Jeanne Bell, CEO of CompassPoint Nonprofit Services in San Francisco, delivered the keynote speech, “Sustainability: Aligning Around a Viable Business Model.” “The [Greater] Pittsburgh region alone is home to 2,674 active nonprofits that spend about $12 billion annually on the well-being of our region’s citizens,” says Kate Dewey, president of The Forbes Funds. “These organizations hold more than $20 billion in assets and, along with their peer organizations across the western part of the state, are unquestionably a political, social, and economic force.”— K.C.

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WISH 99.7 Purse Party

Alan Serena, Anthony Renda, Sr.

More than 400 guests posed on the red carpet before gathering in the grand ballroom of the Sheraton Station Square Hotel for WISH 99.7’s third annual Purse Party. Red was the color of the evening, as the event was held to benefit the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women initiative. The auction, which featured more than 100 items, including bags by Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, and Stella & Dot — tickets to Disney World, a trip to Punta Cana, and jewelry from L.S. Jewelers, too! — raised more than $6,000 for the organization! “It was extremely gratifying to see so many of our listeners come out and support this wonderful Girls’ Night Out, enjoying food, entertainment, and, at the same time, supporting such a wonderful cause,” says WISH 99.7 Vice President & General Manager Alan Serena. “The generosity of our sponsors, donors, and attendees helped make this year’s event our most successful one yet.” WISH 99.7 personality Cris Winter hosted the festivities, which also included live entertainment by the Pinto Jazz Trio, a Sweet Pix Photo Booth, vendors, and great food by Giant Eagle Market District. — A.B.

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2013 World Class Chief Executive Series

Stephanie Urchick, Rodney Piatt, Kristian White

Friends, family, guests, and supporters gathered at the Hilton Garden Inn at Southpointe to honor Rodney L. Piatt, founder and CEO of Horizon Properties Group, LLC, who was presented with the 2013 World Class CEO Award. Piatt, a real estate developer, has been instrumental in the development of Southpointe II — among myriad others, including DICK’s Sporting Goods headquarters and CONSOL Energy — and has had great success in the development of corporate headquarters, office buildings, hotels, and retailers. As a guiding force behind Southpointe’s business park, and vice chairman and lead independent director of Mylan, Inc., Rod was honored by the Southpointe CEO Association with a grand reception. The night, chaired by Kristian White, featured dinner and an award ceremony, where Piatt’s colleagues toasted to his success! “This year, we had a record number of sponsors,” says Southpointe CEO Association CEO and Executive Director Stephanie Urchick. “That’s a testament to the vision and dedication that Rod displays to Southpointe.” — K.C.

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#1 Cochran Volkswagen of South Hills’ Grand Opening

Rob & Christina Cochran, Emily Kuhns

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The all-new #1 Cochran Volkswagen showroom in Dormont celebrated with a spirited, German-themed “Open Haus,” featuring fare from Max’s Allegheny Tavern and live music by Autobahn, Pittsburgh’s Oktoberfest band! The ribbon-cutting by President and CEO Rob Cochran and Frank Trivieri, Volkswagen of America executive vice president of sales, marked the official opening of the region’s only “White Frame” Volkswagen facility, reflecting the automaker’s new architectural design concept. “We were honored and humbled to become a Volkswagen dealer, and are passionate about serving Volkswagen customers,” says Cochran. “This bright, white, state-of-the-art showroom will enable us to meet the needs of VW buyers and owners like never before.” Emceed by Paul Steigerwald, the celebration included giveaways and games from the Pirates’ Bucco Brigade; an appearance by the Pirate Parrot; grand prize drawings for field passes to Pirates’ batting practice; and a limo dinner for two to Hofbrauhaus. “We have great support from our corporate partners, customers, friends, and team members!” says Media and Sponsorship Manager Leslie Ozer. “We are especially thankful to the local officials who turned out to support us.” — A.B.

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Family Hospice & Palliative Care’s “Soul to Sole”

Jennifer & Dean Ely

David & Christine Jamison, Marian Jamison

Family Hospice & Palliative Care supporters put their best foot forward for “Soul to Sole,” held at J. Verno Studios in the South Side. Approximately 150 guests danced the night away, raising $16,000 for the Family Hospice Future Fund. Sponsored by Barefoot Wine and Bubbly, prizes were awarded for most outrageous footwear, and tasty eats were offered by Bistro to Go, Just Cook It!, and Casta Rasta. Special Events Coordinator Christine Jamison says one of the evening’s highlights was the photo booth. “In addition, the silent auction was a major highlight, which featured autographed memorabilia signed by performing artists, such as Madonna, the Black Keys, Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac, Bon Jovi, and Rod Stewart,” she says. “It brought in nearly $6,000!” And, live music by R&B band House of Soul rocked the dance floor! “This first-time ‘Soul to Sole’ event was memorable, with guests enjoying a star-studded silent auction and campy photo booth, as well as learning about Family Hospice’s services and programs for all ages. We plan on it being an annual marquee event.” — K.C.

Mary & Franco Insana

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Greg Jena, Kimberly Huber

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Great Night Gala at The Children’s Museum

Ann Rooney, Art & Greta Rooney, Mary Rooney

Happy birthday to the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, which celebrated its 30th birthday “under the stars!” While commemorating the museum’s three decades of joy, creativity, and curiosity, guests helped to raised more than $250,000 for the facility and its programs! Sponsored by the Pittsburgh Steelers and chaired by Greta and Art Rooney II, the night kicked off with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a lavish auction. All in Good Taste Productions served a dinner of duck consommé, served with noodles and a poached quail egg, and a roasted, herb-crusted barramundi with vegetables. Auction items included a vacation to St. Thomas and an exclusive private rental of the museum — just to name a few. The Junior League of Pittsburgh, Henry Gailliot, and Ron Wertz were presented with The Great Friend of Children Award. Birthday cupcakes and song closed the festivities! “It was a wonderful event celebrating the museum’s 30 years,” said Director of Marketing Bill Schlageter. “Many of those in attendance have been affiliated with the museum all those years, and it was wonderful to be with all those who have helped it become the place of innovation and creativity that it is today.” — K.C.

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Dollar Bank’s A Roaring Reveal

Dennis Yablonsky, Nicholas Fairplay, Robert Oeler

In dignified fashion, Dollar Bank revealed its new, statuesque kings at the entrance of the Fourth Avenue building Downtown with a day-long celebration. Created by Master Carver Nicholas Fairplay, the lions are exact replicas of the restored originals, which are perched inside. More than 150 guests and executives attended the morning and evening unveilings for light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres. “The lions were always [a symbol of] guardians, guarding our customers’ money,” says Dollar Bank Senior Vice President of Marketing Joe Smith. “And now, the iconic lions on Fourth Avenue are back doing their job.” Meticulously carved by Fairplay, the dignitaries were replicated to resemble their predecessors — made of quarry-bedded brownstone and constructed by Max Kohler in 1871. With the introduction of new cats comes nostalgia and a fresh look at the future. “I was most proud of the fact that the project brought the building back to its original grandeur,” says Smith. “It was a very satisfying, worthwhile project that had historical significance. I think there’s a connection between the lions and the people of Pittsburgh.” — A.B.

Michael Spacciapolli, David & Danielle Weber

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Denis Theatre Foundation’s “Here Comes the Sun” Gala

Irene McTiernan, Tom & Mary Kay Chaffee

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Guests gathered on Reed Smith’s 12th floor Terrace & Grand Foyer for the Denis Theatre Foundation’s second annual summer gala, “Here Comes the Sun.” While overlooking Market Square, those attending mingled and grooved to the music of the ‘60s while supporting the comeback of the Mt. Lebanon theater. Parkhurst provided the tasty eats, as the Talent Network catered the tunes. The evening featured a silent auction, which boasted getaways to the Fairmont Pittsburgh, a bed and breakfast in Meadville, and sports memorabilia signed by Art Rooney II. The sunset was a sure highlight, but the best part of the evening was when the creative team responsible for The Chief was presented with the Tapestry Award. “The Chief really represents Pittsburgh well,” says foundation co-director Jane Delano. “It creates a legacy, which will help it stand beyond the boundaries of Western Pennsylvania.” “It was nice to honor locals having a national impact,” says foundation co-director Penny Richichi. Last open in 2004, plans for the Denis Theatre renovation include a multi-purpose room, a stage for small group performances, and a cafe. “The gorgeous, stunning evening” contributed to the foundation, adding to the $2 million and counting it has received in cash and pledges. — K.C.

Penny Richichi, Jane Delano, Nadine Bognar

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New Pittsburgh Courier’s 50 Women of Excellence Awards Luncheon

Robyn Greer, Denise Williams

The New Pittsburgh Courier honored 50 exemplary women at its sixth annual 50 Women of Excellence Awards Luncheon at the Omni William Penn Hotel. “Each year, we are really surprised to see the number of entries,” says Rod Doss, editor and publisher of the New Pittsburgh Courier. “It’s unbelievable.” Unbelievable, indeed! The honorees have impressive backgrounds and represent prominent companies throughout Pittsburgh. As the ladies lunched on Chicken Saltimbocca, University of Pittsburgh’s former Vice Chancellor of Public Affairs Robert Hill emceed the program. The 2013 Legacy Award was given to Bev Smith, who began her career in 1971 as the city’s first African-American consumer investigative reporter at WPXI-TV. She’s worked as the host of “Our Voices” on BET and hosted talk shows on WAMO, KDKA, and WTAE. She reemerged on radio with “The Bev Smith Show,” where she’s interviewed President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle. “The Legacy Award was created to honor somebody who has defined a path others need to follow,” says Doss. “Bev Smith has quite an outstanding legacy to follow.” To date, the New Pittsburgh Courier has honored 300 women. “It’s special in the fact that it lifts up and showcases women who have helped the community in special ways,” says Doss. — K.C.

Victoria Bryant, Kim El, Rod Doss, Ronita Giles

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Courage for a Cure Gala A change of scenery for its annual Courage for a Cure Gala, the National Pancreas Foundation’s elegant fundraiser began with a VIP portion held on the patio of the Duquesne Club. “The feedback from guests was very favorable, with rave reviews about the food, service, and ambience,” says NPF co-founder Patter Birsic. Sponsored by K&L Gates, the event raised $200,000 for the organization! A buffet-style dinner accompanied local music provided by the Roger Barbour Jazz Quartet. Birsic says the evening’s highlight was the presentation of the 2013 Courage Award to Dr. Abhijit Kulkarni for his leadership as the director of Therapeutic Endoscopy at West Penn Allegheny Health System and medical director of Allegheny General Hospital’s GI Lab. “Dr. Kulkarni has treated thousands of patients with pancreaticobiliary disorders from the tri-state area, as well as parts beyond,” says Birsic. “He is very active in medical education and research, and frequently travels to India to provide free care to the needy.” Longtime NPF board member Susan Payne was also recognized for her service with the Joan Birsic Dawson Service Award. The night was made even more special with the attendance of pancreatic cancer survivors. “We work to fight pancreatic cancer, so it was huge for us that they attended,” she says. — K.C.

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Bentley Flying Spur Launch Bentley’s best-kept secret has made its way to Pittsburgh! During its cross-country tour, the 2014 Bentley Flying Spur parked at The Clemente Museum at Engine House 25, granting Bentley of Pittsburgh customers an exclusive first look at the new ride. More than 75 automobile enthusiasts checked out the cruiser, which Kevin Mullen calls “an amazing car.” “It’s the perfect combination of luxury and performance,” says the vice president and general manager of Bentley of Pittsburgh. “It feels like you’re riding on a cloud.” Pittsburgh Premiere catered the event with decadent treats. Combined with Engine House 25’s fabulous wine collection, the event was as luxurious as the main attraction! “It was really a unique atmosphere,” Mullen says. “We had the Clemente Museum upstairs, the 2014 Bentley Flying Spur on the main floor, and the wine cellars downstairs. Kudos to Engine House 25’s owner Duane Rieder for doing a great job making everyonefeel welcome.” — R.J.

Mark Cohen, Nancy Obringer

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Y108’s 8 Man Jam

Amanda Trau, Ali Johnson, Gretchen Browne

The 2013 Y108 8 Man Jam, powered by Bowser GMC Trucks, welcomed nearly 1,500 guests to the Rivers Casino Amphitheater. Gathered on the Riverwalk, guests waited in anticipation for eight of today’s hottest country stars to perform! Country artists Chris Cagle, Rodney Atkins, Craig Campbell, Randy Houser, David Nail, Scotty McCreery, Chris Janson, and Joel Crouse offered an intimate, acoustic, one-of-kind experience for the radio station’s listeners and clients. Invitation-only, the evening featured the musicians in sets of four and then on stage together for a grand finale. “It’s a wonderful event on the river,” says CBS Radio Director of Sales Michael Spacciapolli. “It’s a really special way for us to reward our loyal listeners.” American Idol winner McCreery sang hits such as “Water Tower Town,” “The Trouble with Girls,” and “See You Tonight.” As a bonus for fans, a meetand-greet with the performers capped off the festivities! — M.V.

Bill & Barbara Burdwood, Barbara Richards, Ray Pronto

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Lucky’s South Side Dog Festival

Rachel Kuszaj, Drew Donegan with Theo

Yasin Abdulla, Skylar Jones with Tiffany and Rooney

More than 1,000 people and pups attended the first annual Lucky’s South Side Dog Festival on 24th Street! The pet-friendly block party was a vision of Double Wide Grill owners Steve Zumoff and Scott Kramer, who recently re-opened their dog patio. “The Double Wide Grill is the only restaurant in Pittsburgh legally allowed to have dogs on its property,” says Marketing Manager Damian Trujillo. “It was a great opportunity to not only help nonprofits, but to create a family-fun environment while doing so.” Named for the restaurant’s three-legged mascot, Lucky, the gathering featured carnival games, a bouncing house, contests, face painting, and a silent auction — Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center was even on-site with dog adoption opportunities! Local, like-minded businesses, such as Big Dog Coffee, Urban Dog, Grandma’s Dog Daycare, and others, joined the fun. And, proceeds went directly to Hello Bully, the Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center, the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, CARMAA, WearWoof, Frankie’s Friends, and Biggies Bullies, just to name a few. No dog went home empty-pawed. In fact, a few were dubbed Best in Show, rewarded with Best Dressed and Best Tricks. “The event exceeded our expectations on all levels,” says Trujillo. — B.B.

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Summer Lovin’ Edited by Nicole Barley | PhotographS by Cayla Zahoran | Styling by Allie Wist What’s not to love about this season’s food selection? There’s so much to share! We’re enamored with

summer’s bounty of beautiful dishes, everything from crisp cocktails to farm-fresh menus featuring local corn, tomatoes, and peaches. New locations of some of our favorite places are opening up as well, just as new menus are cropping up, too.

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Drink This: the Arnold Palmer

Half iced tea + half lemonade = a classic beverage. Created by the legend himself (who you can read all about on page 62), we consider his eponymous drink our official summer beverage. Sip it at lunch, or add a bit of liquor for some punch. Order it the classic way at LeMont. The bartenders there tell us it’s the perfect beverage to serve at a wedding as it’s a non-alcoholic option that’s a lot fancier and far more refreshing than soda. The bartenders at Restaurant ECHO know how to put a tasty twist on the Arnold Palmer, spiking it with a splash of limoncello. At Walnut Grill in Wexford, a hit of Absolut Citron amps up the Arnie. For even more pucker and panache, the bartenders will use fresh squeezed lemon juice in lieu of lemonade. Osteria 100 Chef Di Cucina Matt McClelland says that “people order Arnold Palmers all the time” at this Downtown Italian eatery. He calls the drink “simple and classic,” but suggests swapping regular iced tea with peach or strawberry tea for a flavorful twist. Shady Grove’s bartenders recommend the John Daly — a combination of lemonade, iced tea, and vodka. For even more summery flavor, order it with peach-flavored vodka.

Big Deal August 5-8

farmer dinner #2 at Soba Reserve a table for this four-course tasting menu featuring food sourced from local farms. August 17

IPA Jam at Mad Mex Cranberry Grab a glass to sample some of the tastiest IPAs around, poured by 30-plus breweries. $30/advance, $35 at the door. August 26-29

tomato + corn festival at Casbah Celebrate two of summer’s star veggies with this three-course tasting menu. August 27

beer tasting night at Mad Mex Cranberry Raise a glass as the crew taps a few beers from a featured brewery, plus giveaways. August 29

Finch’s beer tasting night at Mad Mex North Hills Grab a chair at the bar as some delicious Finch’s brews are tapped, and get in on giveaways, too!

We’re Hooked! Red Hook Lobster Pound and its owner, former Pittsburgh resident Susan Povich, appeared on the TODAY show for a colossal win as Best Food Truck in America! Ranked by the website The Daily Meal, Red Hook has been famed by its mouthwatering lobster rolls, which feature a quarter-pound of fresh Maine lobster. Povich, a Harvard lawyer and French Culinary Institutetrained chef, and her husband, Ralph Gorham, are the masterminds behind the booming business, which is comprised of two food trucks in New York City and Washington, D.C.; a popular restaurant in Red Hook, Brooklyn; and its newest venture, a store in Montauk, New York, in conjunction with Sweet ‘Tauk Lemonade. On an average summer day, Povich sells 300-400 lobster rolls at $16 a piece at the corner of 50th and 6th in Manhattan. The grandiose Red Hook staple is served on a buttered and grilled Country Kitchen Top Split hot dog bun. The lobster is boiled in a court bouillon of celery, white wine, thyme, and onions. Then, the tail, claw, and knuckle are mixed whole with a lemon-and soy-based, from-scratch mayo and topped with lettuce. Congratulations to Red Hook — we’re wishing the company seas of continued success! For the recipe, go to whirlmagazine.com. Red Hook Lobster Pound, 284 Van Brunt St., Brooklyn. 718.858.7650. redhooklobsterpound.com. — Andrea Bosco

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We’re digging big Burrito’s summer calendar of tastings and special menus. Mark your calendar for a few favorites. big Burrito Restaurant Group, bigburrito.com.

new menu news Psst! The Speakeasy at the

Omni William Penn Hotel has updated its menu to include light fare. Now, guests can grab a small bite while indulging in the wide variety of 20s-themed and Pennsylvania-inspired cocktails at the Speakeasy, a tribute to the once-illegal businesses that originated in Pennsylvania. The new menu offers a Crested Duck Charcuterie assortment, filled with delicacies from the Beechview butchery, a flight of deviled eggs, jumbo shrimp cocktail, and a jumbo lump crab tower complemented with red peppers, mango, and plantain chips. In true speakeasy tradition, the Gatsby-esque social lounge is tucked beneath the hotel lobby, and provides a private escape for guests to drink, socialize, and now, grab a bite to eat. Speakeasy at the Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. 412.281.7100. omnihotels.com/pittsburgh. — Katherine Christoff


peachy keen Bistro 19 is celebrating the bounty of summer with two seasonal tasting menus. Peaches will star August 6-7, and corn will be the main attraction August 27-28. The four courses for $40 will feature local produce with an optional wine pairing available. We got a sneak preview of the peach tasting, set to include peach and prosciutto flatbread with fresh mozzarella, basil, and balsamic syrup; honey-orange glazed

sea scallops with peach salsa and almond basmati rice; and for dessert, peach crisp with homemade cinnamon ice cream. Says Executive Chef Jessica Bauer, “It’s a really big hit.” Want more? Check out the latest offerings at Savor Pittsburgh, August 29, and visit the restaurant during Pittsburgh Restaurant Week, August 12-18. Bistro 19, 711 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. 412.306.1919. bistro19.com.

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My first taste of a true croque-monsieur was across the pond at a restaurant just along the perimeter of the palace of Versailles. If you’re looking for a Parisian escape close to home, get to Bridge 10 Brasserie. New to the French bistro is Sunday brunch, featuring a variety of egg preparations; charcuterie; crêpes; the aforementioned toasty, cheesy, béchamel-laden goodness; and Le Brunch — fresh-squeezed orange juice, coffee, pain au chocolat, a croissant, bread, butter, and confiture — not to mention “hair of the dog” cocktails, sandwiches, burgers, and fries. “We’re both a Pittsburgh restaurant and a French restaurant,” says owner Dave DeSimone, who’s authored the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s wine column since 1995. “You don’t have to speak French to be here — it’s about having fun with authentic French items.” Every Wednesday, a French accordion player swoons an audience of hungry guests, and on Thursdays, a French language group meets to speak and dine. Bridge 10 has received the Diners’ Choice Notable Wine Lists award from OpenTable, and with nearly 40 available wines and eight beers on tap, your thirst will be quenched. Every Friday, from 5-7 p.m., the Amuse-Bouche menu is available. Enjoy small bites, paired with two selected sample wines, for just $10. DeSimone says he’s looking into hosting painting classes at the establishment, as well as adding menu items and wine flights. Bon appétit! — A.B. (1) Suprêmes de Volaille Sauce Véronique: Hormone-free, naturally raised chicken breast with ver jus and Chablis wine reduction and green grapes. (2) Smoked Salmon Salad: Smoked salmon over baby spinach, pistachios, and orange supremes with lemon dill vinaigrette. (3) Lobster Crêpe: Lobster sautéed and served in a savory crêpe with leek and shallot sherry reduction. (4) Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers: Roasted peppers stuffed with quinoa, served over spinach, and Basquaise red sauce.

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party starter Want to throw a summer soirée your friends will be talking about well into winter? Start by serving local cheeses from Wild Purveyors. Try the Chanterell Chive, exclusive to the store and made by a farmstead cheesemaker with mushrooms foraged by Wild Purveyors owners Cavan and Tom Patterson. For the main event, serve basil-edamameavocado pesto pasta topped with roasted tomatoes (get our recipe online at whirlmagazine.com), and pair it all with a crisp rosé. What you serve it on is of high importance, too. We went shopping at Outside Inspirations for dishware, linens, vases, and the striking centerpiece — a wooden charcuterie board. Cheers to you, you host(ess) with the most! Outside Inspirations, 12085 Perry Hwy., Wexford. 724.933.8850. outsideinspirations.com. Wild Purveyors, 5308 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.206.9453. wildpurveyorsmarket.com.

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new + improved Walnut Grill will be opening a new location in Bridgeville this fall! The company’s fourth restaurant is situated on Washington Pike, and the completely remodeled space will offer a plush dining room with party facilities, plus a large, energetic bar and a 2,000-square-foot patio. Kirk Vogel, founder and operating partner, says, “We’re known for our patios in Wexford and Fox Chapel, and we’re going to bring that same vibe to the Bridgeville-Collier area.” Executive Chef Randy Simpson has prepared fresh menu offerings, including the recently debuted heirloom Caprese salad, topped with balsamic reduction and grilled asparagus, which Chef Simpson describes as “a work of art”;

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Parmesan-crusted Alaskan halibut with lobster-sherry cream sauce; and seared Ahi tuna tacos. The drink menu has also been upgraded with “new and fun” summer libations, including passion fruit, pineapple, and Key lime mojitos, and a cucumber “balijito,” made with Hendricks gin, cucumber, and basil. “It’s super refreshing,” says Erica Rodriguez, assistant general manager at Walnut Grill Wexford. “When it’s 90 degrees out, that’s what you’re going to want out on our patio.” Right on! Walnut Grill, 12599 Perry Hwy., Wexford. 724.933.8410. 911 Freeport Road, Fox Chapel. 412.782.4768. 660 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. 412.668.0951. 1595 Washington Pike, Bridgeville. 724.940.7177. eatwalnut.com.


icing on the cake Have your cupcake, and eat lunch, too, at the new Dozen Bake Shop & Bistro in McMurray. “We have the same great desserts Pittsburgh has come to know and love, but we also have full breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus with seating for 50 people,” says Doreen Valentine, owner of Dozen Bake Shop. The new hot spot, located in Donaldson’s Crossroads, even has a large room that can be rented out for parties or meetings. If cakes are more your taste, sign up for a decorating class with Megan Hart. Dozen’s cake decorator will also be building and dressing up her 3D cakes in a glass room, so customers can admire her works of art up close. Of course, we think the best way to really appreciate her cakes is with a fork. Dozen Bake Shop & Bistro, 3909 Washington Road, Suite 250, McMurray. 724.260.5904. dozenbakeshop.com. — Rachel Jones

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Legend Golf king Arnold Palmer continues to reign supreme By Nicole Barley Photographs by Cayla Zahoran


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including Dwight D. Eisenhower, Bill Clinton, George H. Bush, and ho could ever really understand the magic aura that George W. Bush, fill the walls, and display cases hold keys to cities surrounds Arnold Palmer? It’s kind of like that famous all over the country, along with his Congressional Gold Medal and quote of Palmer’s about his trade: “Golf is deceptively the Presidential Medal of Freedom, “the two most significant awards simple and endlessly complicated.” that can be given to a private citizen of our country,” says Doc Giffin, Arnold Palmer describes his life motto as follows: “Playing Palmer’s executive assistant since 1966. hard and practicing is a philosophy that never goes away. It’s A letter from former President Bill Clinton (among many letters something that’s absolutely necessary.” Certainly, a commitment from many other former presidents), dated July 27, 1994, is posted to hard work is one of the not-so-secret components to his among the memorabilia. In it, Clinton writes, “In a brilliant success. He also has business acumen. He’s daring, he’s Turn to career that spans four decades, your skills have come to debonair, and he dreams big — but Palmer also has page 84 to define the game of golf. Your sportsmanship, energy, and an intangible kind of greatness about him. read about the genuine love for the game have inspired generations of When asked to describe what the biggest challenge dinner honoring golfers from all walks of life.” is to being a successful golfer, Palmer’s answer is Arnold Palmer at It’s a warm, welcoming space, especially similar. It’s the ability “to be able to concentrate. To this year’s Mylan when Palmer’s golden retriever, Mulligan, puts in keep your thoughts and your mind on what you’re Classic. an appearance during the photo shoot. And it’s no doing, it’s very challenging. It requires very heavy accident that these sparkling acknowledgements of concentration,” he says. “Of the thousands of people Palmer’s success are gathered like so. When asked to share that play, there’s only a few that really make it because they his greatest accomplishment, Palmer acknowledges the awards haven’t found the secret to concentration — hard work.” that literally surround him. “Most of what you see here, each one The bright offices of Arnold Palmer Enterprises in Latrobe are of those have some very significant part of my life, and that is very akin to a kingdom for the golf king and put on display the fruits of his rewarding and very satisfying. It’s something that is very difficult to dedicated labor. Trophies upon trophies from the world’s preeminent talk about, and be able to describe, but it is very, very important.” golf tournaments — including the Masters, the British Open, the One might say the same about his impact on the game of golf. Ryder Cup Matches, the U.S. Senior Open, the U.S. Open, and the U.S. Arnold Palmer, arnoldpalmer.com. Amateur — line the shelves. Photos of Arnie with former presidents,

The Origin Story of the Arnold Palmer: Today, Palmer partners with AriZona Beverage Company to produce packaged versions of his classic beverage. Beyond the half-and-half combo, there’s now Drive, the Arnold Palmer Natural Energy Drink, along with strawberry, peach, pomegranate, sweet tea pink lemonade, and green tea flavors. How did the drink come to be? Says Palmer, “I spent a lot of time in the sun building golf courses as n architect, and spending a lot of time in the hot sun is difficult. One day, I was out in the desert in [Palm Springs] California, and it was 116 degrees. I was very thirsty, and I was thinking of anything I could drink that would satisfy my thirst. I went in and had them mix me an iced tea and put about a quarter of the iced tea into lemonade, and it satisfied my thirst. Some other people heard it when I was ordering it, and a lady in the place said to the waitress, ‘I’d like a Palmer.’ She said, ‘You’d like a what?’ She said, ‘I’d like a Palmer.’ The waitress said, ‘I don’t know what that is,’ and the woman said, ‘You just mixed him one, and that’s Arnold Palmer. That’s what I want.’ That’s how it started. It became very popular very quick, then I picked up and went commercial with it.” Find out where to order one locally on page 55.

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We asked three sportswriters who’ve interviewed Arnold Palmer countless times to share an anecdote that illustrates the kind of person he is, professionally and personally. Mike Dudurich

— Host of “The Golf Show” on 93.7 The Fan In 2000, Arnold was playing in the U.S. Senior Open at Saucon Valley Golf Club in Northeast Pennsylvania. He wasn’t playing particularly well at that point, but was playing and still a very popular figure. Because he wasn’t playing that well, he didn’t want to go into the media center after his first round but did go to a mini-stage outside, where he could answer questions from local television stations as well as newspaper reporters. I had been following him around the course and listened in while he patiently and graciously answered every question. When the questions ended, Palmer asked, “Everybody good?” And when they said yes, he started to walk away. But he stopped and said, “Mike, you need anything?” I said, “Well, yeah, I do have a couple questions.” He laughed and said, “You always have a couple more questions! Come back here.” With that, we went behind the stage and had a 20-minute conversation. That’s Arnold Palmer. There has never been an athlete more gracious with the media than Palmer. He answered every question in a friendly, professional manner. But he was always aware of the local guys who were at events and made sure he accommodated them. That’s why Arnold Palmer is Arnold Palmer.

Marino Parascenzo — Former Pittsburgh PostGazette golf writer This episode occurred before I knew Arnold and before he knew me. It was the early ‘80s at the Masters. Arnie didn’t play well. One day, he shot an 80 or an 81, something like that. And as a golf writer, as a journalist, I’m an 80. Anybody can shoot an 80 or 81, but when Arnold Palmer does it, that’s news. So, as much as I hated to, I wanted to go over and talk to him about this. I went over to the locker room and found him inside, seated in his locker, disgusted, disheveled, just discouraged — his head down, holding a can of beer. Then, about five other golf writers had come to the same idea that I did, and so we were all standing there really not knowing how to start talking. Now, you have to understand, in terms of real problems in people’s lives, this was nothing. This was a golf game. Photograph From Golf Digest.

But in the context of golf, this was quite a heavy moment. So, we didn’t know how to start talking to Arnold. Finally, one of the other writers said, “Arnold, we hate to have to talk to you at a time like this.” And Arnie looked up and said, “Fellas, we talked when times were good, and we’ll talk when times are bad.” Now, if you want to know what kind of professional Palmer is and what kind of person he is, that tells you everything right there. That tells you absolutely everything about Arnold Palmer. Arnold Palmer was always accessible to every writer, always cooperative, and he spoke in good times or bad.

Chris Rodell — Author of “Use All the Crayons” and timeline curator for arnoldpalmer.com I get asked that a lot: “What’s Arnold Palmer really like?” And I’ve started to say, “He’s cool, genuine, and refreshing. If he’d be a drink, he’d be an Arnold Palmer.” I’ve known him for over 10 years, and I used to interview him when I was working for Golf Magazine, and I’d hold him at such regard because of the way I was raised by my father who idolized him. I was very nervous about interviewing him and often pulled my punches with asking questions. Then one day, I realized he has an aversion to serious discussion and prefers banter. I was doing an interview about him and his dog and I said, “Is the dog a good-on-course dog?” He was barely looking up, and he said, “No, he’s a bad on-course dog because he chases after the balls and slobbers them up. I guess it’s because every day, I spend about a half hour out back hitting a tennis ball and letting him chase it.” And I said, “I’d like to see that,” and he got this devilish look in his eye, knowing the interview was over, and he said, “Come on, let’s go!” Right away, the interview was over. He grabbed a pitching wedge, and I just sat there for like a half hour just B.S.-ing with Arnold Palmer just like we were kids, and that’s when I realized that’s kind of the essence of him. He has an empire, but at his heart he’s just a little boy still who really enjoys fooling around and playing. He’s just great. Golf is such a nervous game, you have to be very careful, and he had a reckless style. Again, it was kind of a devil made care [kind of style], and if he had to hit the ball 250 yards to clear a 240 foot creek, by God, he was going to do it. He wasn’t going to sit there and say, “Well if I lay up, that’s a safe percentage shot.” He was always bordering on reckless. He enjoyed taking those chances for the thrill of it. Not as much as he was hoping he’d succeed better than he did, but because he just enjoyed that kind of challenge — that he would be up there with his face against the odds and he wanted to overtake those odds. w h i r l m aga z i n e . c o m

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It often takes a village to throw the party of the year, not to mention a slew of creativity, a decent budget, and a clear purpose. However, the process doesn’t have to be complicated. Custom elements equate the entire affair — from stationery to décor to favors, leaving guests with a continued experience. So we looked to local event planning professionals and peppered this piece with tips on constructing a flawless fête. Remember: take one bullet point at a time!

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Through August 4

“Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story” Beneficiary: Pittsburgh CLO fBenedum Center T 412.456.6666

August 3

August 7

f Club Cafe

Beneficiary: Western Pennsylvania Humane Society f Station Square T 412.321.4625 x248

Pop-Up Dinner with Bill Deasy

T 866.468.3401 August 3

St. Barnabas Medical Center 5K Run/Walk Beneficiary: St. Barnabas Free Care Fund f St. Barnabas Medical Center, Gibsonia T 724.444.5326 August 3

Wiz Khalifa/A$AP Rocky with B.o.B, Trinidad James

Through September 1

f First Niagara Pavilion

f 709 Penn Gallery

August 3

Through October 6

Beneficiary: The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network f North Shore Riverfront Park B events@pancan.org

Chris McGinnis: The Productive Machine

T 412.471.1578

Summer Flower Show Beneficiary: Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens fPhipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens T 412.622.6914

T 724.947.7400

PurpleStride Pittsburgh

August 3-7

37th NOBLE Training Conference and Exhibition

10th Annual Sample of Station Square

August 9

BikeFest Party Beneficiary: PedalPGH f Pittsburgh Opera B bikefest@bikepgh.org August 9-25

BikeFest 2013

August 7

Beneficiary: PedalPGH f Citywide B bikefest@bikepgh.org

f Gemini Theater, East End Food

August 10

Green Investments in our Communities and Waterways Co-op T 412.242.3598

Andrew Stockdale (of Wolfmother)

August 7

T 866.468.3401

Solar Concert Series Presents The Josh & Gab Show (Anti-Bullying Kid Rock) f Buhl Community Park, Allegheny

f Mr. Small’s Theatre

August 10

SouthSide Works Street Party f SouthSide Works

Square T 412.586.6300 or joshandgab.com

T 412.481.8800

August 7

Grow the Garden Days

Champagne Cocktail Launch Event Style & Steel Presents Style Week Pittsburgh

August 10

f Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

T pittsburghbotanicgarden.org August 10

f Perle

Summer Saturday at the Fort: 250th Anniversary of the Siege of Fort Pitt

August 8

Healthy Kids Cuisine Cooking Class

Superwoman in Heels Wine Social Style & Steel Presents Style Week Pittsburgh

Beneficiary: Senator John Heinz History Center f Fort Pitt Museum T 412.454.6000

f Habitat, Fairmont Pittsburgh

f Pittsburgh Urban Winery

August 10

August 4

August 8

f SPLASH — Cranberry Showroom

Play for Purpose: Soccer Tournament in Oakland to Support Cameroonian Youth

Beneficiary: Gilda’s Club of Western PA f Simmons Park, Bethel Park T 412.400.0528

August 1

f Cathedral of Learning Lawn

f Pittsburgh Winery

Community Supported Art Performance Series: Kelli Stevens Kane

August 5

August 8

Beneficiary: New Hazlett Theater f New Hazlett Theater T 412.320.4610

Wednesdays Through October 30

Farmers at Phipps

Beneficiary: Local farms fPhipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens T 412.622.6914 August 1

WHIRL Shop Talk & Open House

T 724.772.1060

Notes from the Playground Concert Series: Calvin Stemley Jazz Quartet Beneficiary: Shady Side Academy f Shady Side Academy Junior School Playground, Point Breeze B shadysideacademy.org August 1-October 20

“Defending the Caveman” Beneficiary: Pittsburgh CLO f CLO Cabaret Theater T 412.456.6666 August 2

Blake Shelton with Easton Corbin and Jana Kramer f First Niagara Pavilion

T 724.947.7400 August 2

Yoga Series with Jen Stratakis Beneficiary: Farm Sanctuary f BYS Yoga T 412.481.9642 August 2-4

PPG Festival of Water Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium f Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium T 412.655.3640 or pittsburghzoo.org

f David L. Lawrence Convention

Center

B noblenational.org August 3

T 412.773.8848

T jenny@cameroonfdp.org

WPMSDC 31st Annual Golf Outing and Dinner Beneficiary: Western PA Minority Supplier Development Council Scholarship Fund f Quicksilver Golf Club T 412.391.4423 August 5

Maroon 5 with Kelly Clarkson and Rozzi Crane f First Niagara Pavilion

T 724.947.7400 August 5

13th Annual Fore The Children Golf Classic Beneficiary: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butler County f Cranberry Highlands Golf Course T 724.287.4733 August 6

Williams-Sonoma Presents The Flavors of Sicily Cooking Class f Williams-Sonoma, Shadyside

T 412.688.9220

T 412.208.0249

T 412.208.0249

Style & Steel Presents Style Week Pittsburgh’s Superwomen in Heels Style Awards

T 412.208.0249

Let Us Eat @ Legume f Legume

T 412.621.2700 August 8

Pittsburgh Restaurant Week Kickoff Party Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Restaurant Week f National Aviary T 4 12.586.4727, pittsburghrestaurantweek.com

Adult Co-ed Kickball Tournament

August 10

August 10

3rd Annual Couture for a Cure Fashion Show Beneficiary: Allegheny Valley Hospital cancer patients f Pittsburgh Field Club, Fox Chapel B avhtrust@wpahs.org, klunn@ wpahs.org August 10

August 9

Gary Sinise & The Lt. Dan Band Benefit Concert f Stage AE

Small Business Basics Workshop f Mellon Boardroom, Chatham

University

T 314.603.2866

B chatham.edu/cwe/events/sbb

August 9

August 12-18

f Pittsburgh Public Market

B pittsburghrestaurantweek.com

Around the World Pop-Up Dinner Launch

T 412.512.5917

Pittsburgh Restaurant Week Summer Celebration

August 12

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August 16

August 19

Beneficiary: Urban Impact Foundation f Diamond Run Golf Club T 412.741.2020

f First Niagara Pavilion

August 13

Henry Diltz Meet + Greet

Beneficiary: Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania f Pittsburgh Field Club and Fox Chapel Golf Club T 412.632.1934

Urban Impact Charity Golf Outing

Pittsburgh Italian Scholarship Fund 30th Annual Awards Honoring Pittsburgh ItalianAmerican Man of the Year John C. Barsotti Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Italian Scholarship Fund f Valley Brook Country Club T 412.980.5679 August 14

Williams-Sonoma Presents “WS Weeknight Gluten-Free” Cookbook Club f Williams-Sonoma, Shadyside

T 412.688.9220 August 14

WHIRL + The Modern Matchmaker’s Perfect Match Party: End of Summer Singles Mixer f Perlé

T 412.521.3747 August 14

Jason Aldean with Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett

T 724.947.7400 August 16

Beneficiary: Local cancer charities, including the Obediah Cole Foundation f Private Wexford home B cindystock.org August 16

LHAS + Urban Polish present Wild Orchid Party Beneficiary: The LHAS Orchid Fund f SAVOY Restaurant & Lounge T 412.584.5677 August 16

Sound Series: Psychic TV/ PTV3 Beneficiary: New Hazlett Theater f New Hazlett Theater T 412.320.4610 August 16

The Charlie Daniels Band Beneficiary: Westmoreland Cultural Trust f The Palace Theatre T 724.836.8000

Don’t Toss the Bones: How to Make Bone Broth

August 17

f Gemini Theater, East End Food

Beneficiary: Local cancer charities, including Adagio Health f Private Wexford home B cindystock.org

Co-op T 412.242.3598 August 14

Solar Concert Series Presents Members of Timbeleza (Brazilian Batacuda Drumming)

Cindystock 10

August 17

Comedy to Cure Cancer with Jim Krenn

Square T 412.586.6300 or timbeleza.org

Beneficiary: Local brain tumor, cancer research, and patient care f The Boiler Room T 724.272.8797

August 15

August 17

f Wild Purveyors

Beneficiary: Italian American Endowed Fund f Senator John Heinz History Center T 412.454.6405

f Buhl Community Park, Allegheny

Edible allegheny magazine: the plight of the bees

T 412.431.7888 August 15

Global Challenges & Local Impacts: Education Access Global Solutions Pittsburgh f The Union Project

T 412.471.7852 August 15

Rae Gold Fashion Show Beneficiary: Society for Contemporary Craft f Society for Contemporary Craft T 412.261.7003 August 16

Wild Orchid Whiskey Saloon Beneficiary: Ladies Hospital Aid Society Orchid Fund f Fort Pitt Museum B lhas.net

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4th Annual Bocce Tournament & Festival

August 17-30

Kids Zoofari Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium f Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium T 412.655.3640 or pittsburghzoo.org August 17

Pure Gold Beneficiary: St. Barnabas Free Care Fund f Kean Theatre T 724.444.5326 August 18

Ballet Under the Stars — Pre-Season Performance Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre f Hartwood Acres — Middle Road Concert Area T 412.281.0360

Burns & Scalo Golf for Goodwill

August 19

The SFG/PRC Annual Golf Outing Beneficiary: The Pregnancy Resource Center of South Hills f Chartiers Country Club T 412.833.7445 August 19

15th Annual Million Dollar Golf Outing

August 22

Edible Allegheny Magazine @ Market Square Farmers Market f Market Square

T 412.431.7888 August 22

Our Town/Your Theater Preview Party at The Public Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Public Theater f O’Reilly Theater T 412.316.1600 or ppt.org August 22

The Moth Mainstage Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures f Byham Theater T 412.622.8866

Beneficiary: ACHIEVA f Valley Brook Country Club T 412.995.5000 x404 or creilsono@ achieva.info

August 22-25

August 20 - September 14

August 23

Julia: Paintings by Sonja Sweterlitsch f Boxheart Gallery

T 412.687.8858 August 21

Solar Concert Series Presents The Flow Band f Buhl Community Park, Allegheny

Square T 412.586.6300 or myspace.com/ daflowband August 21

Eco-chic: Making Healthy Choices  emini Theater, East End Food fG Co-op T 412.242.3598 August 21

The Bob O’Connor Cookie Cruise f Gateway Clipper Fleet, Station

Square T 412.355.7980

Little Italy Days f Bloomfield

T 412.377.2923 Southward Publishing Presents United We Stand — A USO Gala Beneficiary: USO f Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall B rpoore@southwardpublishing.com August 23

Golf + Sporting Clays Even t Beneficiary: Center for Victims f Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Spa T 412.482.3240 x214 August 23

Four Man Scramble Golf Outing with Hello Bully Beneficiary: Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center, Hello Bully f Birdsfoot Golf Club, Freeport T 412.345.0346 or ayeager@animalrescue.org August 23

Gene Ferrari in the Family & Friends for Freedom Concert Beneficiary: Shady Side Academy f The Hillman Center for Performing Arts T 412.968.3040

Pops of Culture • Ask yourself “what’s my goal?” says Theresa Sciullo Kaufman, owner of Theresa Kaufman Events & Public Relations and president elect of ISES Pittsburgh. Determine your event’s purpose and a focal point to set the tone. • “Gatsby is all the rage!” says Kaufman. Look at The Great Gatsby film and note the Tiffany & Co. touches, use of pearls, orchids, and art deco. • Stay in style by serving craft cocktails that have made a comeback, she says. Think Gin Rickey, Rob Roy, Sidecar, Old Fashioned. The antique aperitif makes for a more interesting conversation piece, as it’s not-yourstandard gin and tonic. We say spice

it up with a twist of citrus rind! • Kaufman reminds her clients they can borrow inspiration from just about anything — superheroes, zombies, Downton Abbey — but the key is making it reflect your personal character or the character of the organization. • “The worst thing you can do is try and force a fit just because something is popular,” she says. • Make clean, simplified choices, and mix in avant-garde elements for a modern approach. Theresa Kaufman Events & Public Relations, 1133 Prospect Road, Baldwin. 412.207.0760. ISES Pittsburgh, isespittsburgh.org.


August 23

August 25

September 4

Wednesday Wine Flights: Australia and New Zealand

River City Brass Presents Stars in Brass

f Senator John Heinz History Center

T 412.454.6000

Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust f Cabaret at Theater Square T 412.471.6070

Beneficiary: River City Brass f The Palace Theatre T 1.800.292.7222 or rivercitybrass.org

August 25

September 5-October 20

September 7

f First Niagara Pavilion

T 724.947.7400

Beneficiary: Pittsburgh CLO f CLO Cabaret Theater T 412.281.3973

August 23, 24

August 26

September 5

Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Public Theater f O’Reilly Theater T 412.316.1600 or ppt.org

Beneficiary: University of Pittsburgh Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Disease f Wildwood Golf Club T 412.624.7225 or 412.624.7166

Beneficiary: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society f Cioppino Restaurant & Cigar Bar T 412.395.2889

August 28

Party in the Tropics

September 7

Trans-Q Live! Beneficiary: The Andy Warhol Museum f The Andy Warhol Museum B meyere@warhol.org

Classical Pilates Workshops

2013 Regional Health Equity Summit f Regional Learning Alliance,

Cranberry T 717.547.3313 or theclark@pa.gov August 23

Laughter After Dark Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Public Theater f O’Reilly Theater T 412.316.8200 x704

The Second City’s Happily Ever Laughter

August 24

Julia: Paintings by Sonja Sweterlitsch Public Reception

Pittsburgh’s Hidden Treasures: An Antiques Appraisal Show

John Mayer with Phillip Phillips

The Fran Magister “Fore IPF” Golf Outing

Williams-Sonoma Presents Mario Batali’s Italian Dinner Cooking Class

“Defending the Caveman”

3rd Annual 93.7FM The Fan Smoker

September 6

August 24

T 412.688.9220

Beneficiary: Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens f Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens T 412.622.6914

Beneficiary: Animal Friends f Hartwood Acres Amphitheater B kkurylo@thinkingoutsidethecage.org

August 28

September 6

f Boxheart Gallery

T 412.687.8858

Bark in the Dark

August 24

Bikram Yoga Squirrel Hill’s Summer Series: Yoga in the Park Beneficiary: Local charities f The Overlook at Schenley Park T 412.586.7501 August 24

A Night of Remembrance to Raise Awareness Beneficiary: The Demi Brae Cuccia Awareness Organization f Rizzo’s Reception Hall, Crabtree T 724.668.7772 August 24-25

16th Annual Shadyside Art Festival f Walnut Street, at South Aiken and

South Negley Avenues B info@artfestival.com or 561.746.6615 August 25

Red, Ripe, and Roasted — Tomato & Garlic Festival Beneficiary: Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank f Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens T 412.622.6914 August 25

Pitt Football Fan Fest f Heinz Field

T 412.648.7488 August 25

3rd Annual Apples & Honey Fall Festiva l Beneficiary: Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh — Shalom Pittsburgh f Anderson Playground, Schenley Park T 412.992.5245

f Williams-Sonoma, Shadyside

Pittsburgh’s Green Buildings f Gemini Theater, East End Food

Co-op

T 412.242.3598

Rascal Flatts with The Band Perry f First Niagara Pavilion

T 724.947.7400 September 6

August 29

Savor Pittsburgh

Riverlife’s Party at the Pier: TORCH

Beneficiary: Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation f SouthSide Works B savorpgh.com

Beneficiary: Riverlife f North Shore Riverfront Amphitheater T 412.258.6636

August 31

September 6, 7

Free Fur All Beneficiary: Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center f Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center T 412.345.7300 x219 August 31

Troubling the Line: Poetry Reading and Conversation with Jenny Johnson Beneficiary: The Andy Warhol Museum f The Andy Warhol Museum T 412.237.8300

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September 2

Pitt Football vs. Florida State

“Hotel California” — The Original Eagles Tribute Band Beneficiary: St. Barnabas Free Care Fund f Kean Theatre T 724.444.5326 September 7

Hometown Homegrown, A Fun and Flavorful Food Expo f Senator John Heinz History Center

T 412.454.6000

September 7

Bill Frisell Explores the Music of John Lennon Beneficiary: Shady Side Academy f Hillman Center for Performing Arts, Fox Chapel T 412.968.3040 or thehillman.org September 7

18th Annual Lupus Loop Run/ Walk/Skate 5K Event Beneficiary: Lupus Foundation of PA f Station Square T 412.261.5886

September 7

f Moxie Mind and Body Pilates Studio

T 412.261.2299 September 7

11th Annual Gala to Benefit Imani Christian Academy Beneficiary: Imani Christian Academy f Heinz Field East Club Lounge T 412.342.4431 or lsilver@imanipgh.org September 8

Sijahk Yoga Warriors Reclaim! f Ligonier Camp & Conference Center

T 724.219.5025 September 8

National Grandparents Day Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium f Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium T 412.655.3640 or pittsburghzoo.org September 8

13th Annual Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer

September 7

Beneficiary: National Ovarian Cancer Coalition f North Park Boathouse B ovarian.org/pittsburgh

f First Niagara Pavilion

September 9

Kid Rock with ZZ Top and Uncle Kracker

T 724.947.7400 September 7

Canonsburg General Hospital 29th Annual Golf Tournament

Beneficiary: Family House f Hartwood Acres T 412.647.0389

Beneficiary: Patient Renovation Project at Canonsburg General Hospital f Valley Brook Country Club T 724.745.3913

30th Annual Family House Polo Match

September 7

T 412.648.7488

International Beer and Food Pairings Cooking Class

September 9

f Heinz Field

September 3-29

f Habitat, Fairmont Pittsburgh

Beneficiary: NICU families f Birdsfoot Golf Club, Freeport T 412.578.5306

Disney’s The Lion King Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust f Benedum Center T 412.456.6666

T 412.773.8848

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Annual Charity Golf Classic

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September 9

September 13-April 19

September 14 Through November 3

Canonsburg General Hospital’s 29th Annual Golf Event

ENOUGH Violence: Artists Speak Out

Beneficiary: Canonsburg General Hospital patients f Valley Brook Country Club T 724.745.3913 or rbiddle@wpahs.org

Beneficiary: Society for Contemporary Craft f Society for Contemporary Craft T 412.261.7003 x15

Beneficiary: Animal Friends f Haunted Acres Manor, Bethel Park B hundredacresmanor.com

September 11

September 14

Strip District World Festival

Williams-Sonoma Presents “Collards & Carbonara” Cookbook Club f Williams-Sonoma, Shadyside

T 412.688.9220

WaterFire Sharon: WorldFire f WaterFire Ballroom

September 12

12th Annual United Way Women’s Leadership Council Breakfast Beneficiary: United for Women f Wyndham Grand T 412.456.6831 September 12

Beneficiary: Carnegie Museum of Art f TBA B cmoa.org

Beneficiary: Mexican War Streets Society f North Side T 412.848.1083

September 19

T 412.648.7488 September 14

Insider Tour of Meadowcroft Rockshelter with Dr. James Adovasio

44th Annual Mexican War Streets House & Garden Tour

September 15

Beneficiary: Senator John Heinz History Center f Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village T 724.587.3412

Pancake Brunch

September 14

September 15

Second Saturday Art Workshop: Twin Herringbone Bracelet Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust f Trust Arts Education Center T 412.471.6070

“Detroit: Artists in Residence” and “Janine Antoni” Opening Receptions

September 14

Beneficiary: The Mattress Factory Museum f The Mattress Factory Museum T 412.322.2231

Beneficiary: Tuskegee Airmen Memorial of Greater Pittsburgh Region f Byham Theater T 412.456.6666

Black Angels Over Tuskegee

Beneficiary: Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center f Double Wide Grill, South Side T 412.345.7300 x219

Macy’s Elephant Day Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium f Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium T 412.655.3640 or pittsburghzoo.org September 15

Flavors of Pittsburgh f Westin Convention Center Hotel

T 412.434.7044

September 17

Craft Beer School: North Country Brewing

Keith Urban with Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch

September 14

Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust f Cabaret at Theater Square T 412.471.6070

f First Niagara Pavilion

f The Sewickley Heights History

September 18

September 13

T 724.947.7400

September 13

ZooBrew

Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium f Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium T 412.655.3640 or pittsburghzoo.org September 13

7th Annual Charlie Ross Memorial Charity Invitational Golf Outing Beneficiary: Mainstay Life Services f Quicksilver Golf Club T 412.344.3640 September 13

10th Annual Pittsburgh Fashion Story f Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne

University

T pfq.org

September 13-15

PetSmart Adoption Weekend Beneficiary: Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center f Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center T 412.345.7300 x219

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2013 Carnegie International Culture Club: Total Recall — The Impact of Past Carnegie Internationals on the Collection

September 15

f Heinz Field

Extra Bases for Extra Mile

22nd-25th Streets

September 19

September 14

Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra f Heinz Hall T 412.392.4900

Beneficiary: Extra Mile’s Sponsor a Student Campaign f PNC Park T 412.456.3103

f Strip District, Penn Avenue, and

Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust f Byham Theater T 412.456.6666

T 412.377.2923

Pitt Football vs. New Mexico

September 12

September 14-15

Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Series: SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody

T WaterFireSharonPA.org

September 11

Il Volo

Haunted Acres Manor

September 19-21

The Riding and Driving Party

7th Annual Salon 7 Deadly Sins Beneficiary: New Hazlett Theater f New Hazlett Theater T 412.320.4610 September 20, October 18, November 8

Unseen Treasures of George Eastman House 2013 f The Andy Warhol Museum

T 412.237.8300

September 20

Dancing in the Square: A Celebration of Ballroom Dance Beneficiary: USA Dance Pittsburgh f Market Square T 412.563.1298 September 20

6th Annual Challenge the Champions Gala Beneficiary: Every Child, Inc. f Rivers Casino Grand Ballroom T 412.665.0600 September 20

Wine Dinner, Passport to Portugal f Gateway Clipper Fleet, Station

Center B staff@sewickleyheightshistory.org

Williams-Sonoma Presents Bobby Flay’s Throwdown Cooking Class

September 14

f Williams-Sonoma, Shadyside

T 412.688.9220

September 20

Beneficiary: St. Barnabas Free Care Fund f Kean Theatre T 724.444.5326

September 19

Beneficiary: African-American Chamber of Commerce of Western PA f Rivers Club T 412.392.0610

“Arrivederci, Al — Dinner with the Godfather”

September 14

Enhanced Creativity Presents “Come One, Come All, Come Couture” Ethnic Wedding and Fashion Show f David L. Lawrence Convention

Center T 724.831.7321 September 14

The Lunatic Heroes Troubadour Tour featuring C Anthony Martignetti and Nicholas Despo f Eljay’s Books

B eljaysbks@gmail.com

Edible Allegheny Magazine @ Market Square Farmers Market f Market Square

Square Dock

T 412.355.7980 Power Breakfast Meeting

T 412.431.7888

September 20, 21

September 19

Beneficiary: Animal Friends f Animal Friends B thinkingoutsidethecage.org

“Sound Series”: Scout Niblett Beneficiary: The Andy Warhol Museum f The Andy Warhol Museum B meyere@warhol.org September 19

Global Challenges & Local Impacts: Hunger Beneficiary: Global Solutions Pittsburgh f The Union Project T 412.471.7852

Black Tie & Tails

September 20-22

Mother Earth News Beneficiary: Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center f Seven Springs T 412.345.7300 x219 September 20-22

Breast Weekend Ever Event Beneficiary: The Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer f Nemacolin Woodlands Resort T 724.329.8555


September 20-22

Serve2Cure: A Rally to Ace Cancer Beneficiary: Gilda’s Club of Western PA f Mt. Lebanon Tennis Center T 412.343.3411 September 20

Bill Burr

Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra f Heinz Hall T 412.392.4900 September 21

Saturday Speaker Series: Allegheny Arsenal — A Civil Catastrophe Beneficiary: Senator John Heinz History Center f Senator John Heinz History Center T 412.454.6000 September 21

H’Art & Soul of Haiti Gala Beneficiary: Friends of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti f WQED, former Mister Rogers Studio T 412.361.4884 September 21

Pineapple Classic 5K Beneficiary: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society f Hartwood Acres T 412.395.2883 September 21

Autism-Friendly Performance of Disney’s The Lion King Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust f Benedum Center T 412.456.6666

September 21

September 21

September 25

Beneficiary: Sojourner House f Pittsburgh Grand Hall at the Priory T 412.441.7783 x24

f Club Cafe

f Williams-Sonoma, Shadyside

September 22

Butler Wing Fest

September 25

September 21-22

9th Annual Sojourner House Victorian Tea “Friendraisier”

Washington & Greene Counties 43rd Annual Covered Bridge Festival Beneficiary: Senator John Heinz History Center f Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village T 724.228.5520 September 21

13th Annual President’s Challenge 5K Run/ Walk/ Wheel Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Steelwheelers f Steelers Quay — River Walk, starting at Heinz Field T 412.487.7644 September 21

Walk to Cure Diabetes Beneficiary: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation — Western PA Chapter f Schenley Park, Flagstaff Hill T 412.471.1414 x5 September 22

A Taste of Grow Pittsburgh Beneficiary: Grow Pittsburgh f Pittsburgh Center for the Arts T 412.362.4769 September 21

91.3FM WYEP Presents The xx f Stage AE

T 800.745.300

Bash, Please! • Sammar Accessories, a local silent and live auction company that caters to nonprofits’ event auctions with high-quality products, is essentially a “fundraiser on wheels.” • Owner Adina Schiffman advises delegating tasks is key. “Appoint who will lead the charge to solicit for donations from local businesses to support a silent, live and/or Chinese auction,” she says. “Whether you’re planning your annual gala, a wine tasting, or golf outing, the approach to fundraising has changed. Merchants who were once

September 21

Baptist Homes Society Community Day 2013 Beneficiary: Baptist Homes Society f Baptist Homes Society, Mt. Lebanon T 412.350.9654 or slauer@ baptisthomes.org

generous in their donations may longer contribute what they used to. Consequently, patron appeal for products is limited and so are the bids to obtain them.” • “It’s all about presentation, presentation, presentation!” says Schiffman. “Sammar is always perfecting its art.” From lighting to display props to bid sheets, Sammar presents its array of showcased items with a statement. Get the full story from Schiffman online at whirlmagazine.com! Sammar Accessories, sammaraccessories.com.

September 21

4th Annual “Costumes for a Cause” Beneficiary: American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” Pittsburgh Chapter f CAVO T 877.629.7192

Johnny Hickman (of Cracker) and Ed Anderson (of Backyard Tire Fire)

T 866.468.3401

f Days Inn — Butler

T 724.287.6761 x401 September 23

18th Annual Emmaus Golf Classic: A Liberty Mutual Invitational Beneficiary: The Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh f The Club at Nevillewood T 412.381.0277 September 23

10th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament Presented by BNY Mellon Beneficiary: Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, History Center f Allegheny Country Club T 412.454.6404 September 23

Literary Evening with Michael Moss Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures f Carnegie Music Hall T 412.622.8866 September 23

“Entrepreneurs: Thriving or Surviving?” — St. Barnabas CEO Leadership Conference f The Washington Place, Gibsonia

T 724.444.5326

September 23

Leading the Links Charitable Golf Tournament Beneficiary: St. Barnabas Free Care Fund f Treesdale Golf and Country Club T 724.444.5326 September 23

Tee Up to Cure Diabetes Presented by Highmark and PNC Bank Beneficiary: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation — Western PA Chapter f Valley Brook Country Club T 412.471.1414 x5 September 24

The Josh Gibson Foundation Negro League G.I.B.S.O.N. Awards Gala Beneficiary: The Josh Gibson Foundation f Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh September 24

“Sound Series”: Angel Olsen Beneficiary: The Andy Warhol Museum f The Andy Warhol Museum B meyere@warhol.org

Williams-Sonoma Presents French Country Fare Cooking Class

T 412.688.9220

“Sound Series”: Kurt Vile & the Violators Beneficiary: The Andy Warhol Museum f Carnegie Music Hall B meyere@warhol.org September 26

A Fireside Chat with Ron Suskind and Paul O’Neill Beneficiary: The Neighborhood Academy f The Neighborhood Academy T 412.626.6851 September 26

2013 Red Cross Heroes Breakfast Beneficiary: The American Red Cross of Western PA f CONSOL Energy Center T 412.263.3123 September 26

Writers LIVE @ CLP-Main with Anthony Wallace Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures f Carnegie Library — Oakland T 412.622.8866 September 26-October 27

Our Town

Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Public Theater f O’Reilly Theater T 412.316.1600 or ppt.org September 26-October 27

ZEE — Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust f 943 Liberty Ave.

T 412.471.6070

September 27

Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust f Cultural District

T 412.471.6070

September 27

ENOUGH Violence: Artists Speak Out — Exhibit Opening Beneficiary: Society for Contemporary Craft f Society for Contemporary Craft T 412.261.7003 September 27

Art on Fire Celebration and Auction Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Glass Center f American Eagle Outfitters Corporate Headquarters, SouthSide Works T 412.365.2145 or pittsburghglasscenter.org

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Studio Florentijn Hofman’s The Rubber Duck’s Debut — Opening Night of the International Festival of Firsts, which runs through October 26

September 28

Compagnie Marie Chouinard Presented by Pittsburgh Dance Council and Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts

f Allegheny Riverfront, Culture District

T 412.471.1578

Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust f Byham Theater T 412.471.6070

September 27-October 20

September 28

Granular Synthesis: Model 5 and POL — Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust f SPACE T 412.471.6070 September 27-28

Squonk Opera’s Mayhem and Majesty f New Hazlett Theater

T 412.496.6480

September 27-28

Great Race Expo Beneficiary: Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center f David L. Lawrence Convention Center T 412.345.7300 x219

Lupus Research Golf Outing Beneficiary: Lupus Center of Excellence f Castle Hills Golf Course T 724.971.3174 September 28

Michaux Movements and Gymnopedies Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust f Byham Theater T 412.456.6666

September 28

Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live! f Senator John Heinz History Center,

Photo Antiquities

T 412.454.6000, 412.231.7881 September 28

Luke Bryan with Thompson Square and Florida Georgia Line f First Niagara Pavilion

T 724.947.7400

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October 2

Daughter with Bear’s Den

River City Brass Presents Autumn Leaves Beneficiary: River City Brass f The Palace Theatre T 1.800.292.7222 or rivercitybrass.org October 5

Beneficiary: Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center f Bellefonte Street in Shadyside T 412.345.7300 x219

Bodiography Contemporary Ballet and Westmoreland Choral Society’s Light and Joy

September 30

Beneficiary: National Parkinson Foundation of Western PA f Highmark Stadium — Station Square T 412.837.2542

Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust f Cabaret at Theater Square T 412.471.6070

October 5

October 3

Beneficiary: Adagio Health f August Wilson Center T 412.253.8138

Moving Day — 3rd Annual Walk for Parkinson

Wednesday Wine Flights: The South of France

September 28-29

T westmorelandchoralsociety.com

September 28

October 2

Braddock

T 412.622.3131

October 5

f Seton Hill Performing Arts Center

Beneficiary: Senator John Heinz History Center f Senator John Heinz History Center T 412.454.6000

f Carnegie Museum of Art,

f Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh

September 28

One Book, One Community: Civil War Author Talk

Beneficiary: UPMC Senior Services f Omni William Penn Hotel T 412.586.9778

56th Annual 2013 Carnegie International Opening Weekend

T 412.773.8848

September 29

September 28

October 4-6

October 3

September 28

Hot Pink Pittsburgh

October 2

Celebrating Senior Champions Dinner

Gallery

T info@contemporarycraft.org

Beneficiary: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation — Western PA Chapter f University of Pittsburgh — Greensburg T 412.471.1414 x5

Walk to Cure Diabetes

Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra f Heinz Hall T 412.392.4900

T 412.648.7488

f BNY Mellon Center, Satellite

Pies and Tarts Cooking Class

Beneficiary: Senator John Heinz History Center f Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village T 412.454.6000

f Heinz Field

Beneficiary: The Andy Warhol Museum f The Andy Warhol Museum B meyere@warhol.org

Holly Hanessian: Touch in Real Time

T 866.468.3401

September 27

Pitt Football vs. Virginia

October 4-January 5

“Sound Series”: Julianna Barwick

September 28

American Indian Heritage Weekend

“Once Upon A Time”

October 1

Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Presents Terry McMillan “Who Asked You?” Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures f Byham Theater T 412.622.8866 September 30

Golf S.O.M.E (So Others May Eat) Beneficiary: Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank f Wildwood Golf Club, Allison Park T 412.460.3663

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October 1

2013 Carnegie International Artist’s Talk: Pedro Reyes Beneficiary: Carnegie Museum of Art f Carnegie Mellon University’s Kresge Theatre B cmoa.org

f Mr. Small’s Theatre

Event Showcase & Expo

T 412.377.2923

Leading Ladies Gala Beneficiary: Oakland Catholic High School f Westin Convention Center Hotel T 412.682.6797 October 3

The Pittsburgh Foundation’s 5th Annual Day of Giving Beneficiary: 650-plus regional nonprofits B p ittsburghgives.org, westmorelandgives.org October 4

The Art of Wine and Food Beneficiary: HEARTH f Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh T 412.366.9801 October 4-6

“Carmina Burana” Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra f Heinz Hall T 412.392.4900 October 4

Party in the Tropics Beneficiary: Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens f Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens T 412.622.6914 October 5-March 16

56th Annual 2013 Carnegie International f Carnegie Museum of Art

T 412.622.3131 October 4

2013 Carnegie International Gala Benefit and Preview Party Beneficiary: Carnegie Museum of Art f Carnegie Museum of Art T 412.578.2552

f Habitat, Fairmont Pittsburgh

Blessing and Celebration of Animals

October 5

“Lordy, Lordy, Marty’s Forty” Beneficiary: St. Barnabas Free Care Fund f Kean Theatre T 724.444.5326 October 6

Free Admission 12th Annual RADical Days Beneficiary: Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD) f Senator John Heinz History Center T 412.454.6000 October 6

WQED and Cohen & Grigsby Trust Series Presents Celtic Thunder Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust f Benedum Center T 412.471.6070 October 6

Perfectly Planned by Shari’s Bridal Brunch f Omni William Penn Hotel

T 412.965.5287 October 7

Trust Cabaret Series Presents Marilyn Maye Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust f Cabaret at Theater Square T 412.471.6070 October 7

Literary Evening with Sue Grafton Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures f Carnegie Music Hall — Oakland T 412.622.8866


October 7

Ra Ra Riot with Cayucas f Mr. Small’s Theatre

T 866.468.3401 October 7

2013 Carnegie International Artist’s Talk: Takaharu Tezuka, Tezuka Architects Beneficiary: Carnegie Museum of Art f Carnegie Lecture Hall B cmoa.org October 8

“Sound Series”: Bill Callahan Beneficiary: The Andy Warhol Museum f The Andy Warhol MuseumB meyere@warhol.org October 9

October 11

PA&L Teens — Authors. Stories. You. with Siobhan Vivan and Jenny Han Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures f Carnegie Library Lecture Hall — Oakland T 412.622.8866 October 11-13

“Honeck, Beethoven, and Mozart” Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra f Heinz Hall T 412.392.4900 October 11

75th Anniversary Gala & 59th Annual Diamond Horseshoe Ball

Robert Morris University Presents the Pittsburgh Speakers Series, George Papandreou

Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Opera f Omni William Penn Hotel T 412.281.0912

Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra f Heinz Hall T 412.392.4900

October 12-January 12

October 9, 10, 12

U.S. Preimere of Robin Frohardt, HARP (HERE Artist Residency Program): The Pigeoning

“Plaid Tidings”

Beneficiary: Pittsburgh CLO f CLO Cabaret Theater T 412.281.3973 October 12

Community Supported Art Performance Series Presents Miniature Curiosa

Benenficiary: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust f 937 Liberty Ave. T 412.471.6070

Beneficiary: New Hazlett Theater f New Hazlett Theater T 412.320.4610

October 9, 10 & 12

October 12

U.S. Premiere of the Perth Theatre Company’s It’s Dark Outside f Peirce Studio, Trust Education

Chili with the Works f SouthSide Works

T 412.481.8800

Center T 412.471.6070

October 12

October 10

f WaterFire Ballroom

2013 Carnegie International Artist’s Talk: Zanele Muholi Beneficiary: Carnegie Museum of Art f Carnegie Museum of Art Theater T cmoa.org October 10

35th Anniversary Auction Beneficiary: The Mattress Factory f The Mattress Factory Museum T 412.322.2231 October 10

Off the Record XIII: All the ‘Burgh’s a Stage! Beneficiary: Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank f Byham Theater T 412.460.3663 October 11

Steelers Style 2013 Beneficiaries: UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program, Cancer Caring Center f Heinz Field East Club T 412.802.8256

WaterFire Sharon: Up and Around

T WaterFireSharonPA.org October 12

Billy Price

Beneficiary: St. Barnabas Free Care Fund f Kean Theatre T 724.444.5326 October 12

Stile Antico Beneficiary: Renaissance & Baroque f Calvary Episcopal Church T 412.361.2048 October 13

Howl-o-Ween Beneficiary: Animal Friends f Vietnam Veterans Shelter — Schenley Park B kkurylo@thinkingoutsidethecage.org October 12

Paw Prints Gala Beneficiary: Animal Rescue League & Wildlife Shelter f Heinz Field T 412.345.7300

October 15

October 19

Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust f Cabaret at Theater Square T 412.471.6070

Beneficiary: Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America f The Mattress Factory Museum T 412.823.8272

October 17

October 19

Beneficiary: Carnegie Museum of Art f TBA B cmoa.org

Beneficiary: St. Barnabas Free Care Fund f The Washington Place, Gibsonia T 724.444.5326

October 17

October 19-November 10

Craft Beer School: European Beers

2013 Carnegie International Culture Club with the Curators

Global Challenges & Local Impacts: Immigration Global Solutions Pittsburgh

Howl at the Moon

“Walk This Way” Fashion Gala and Luncheon

Fall Flower Show

T 412.471.7852

Beneficiary: Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens f Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens T 412.622.6914

October 17

October 19, 20

f The Union Project

Ina Garten: The Barefoot Contessa f Benedum Center

T 412.456.6666

October 17-20

Broadway and Beyond with Brian Stokes Mitchell Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra f Heinz Hall T 412.392.4900 October 18, 19

Zimmermann & de Perrot: Hans was Heiri Presented by Pittsburgh Dance Council and Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts

ZooBoo

Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium f Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium T 412.655.3640 or pittsburghzoo.org October 21

Literary Evening with Ian Frazier Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures f Carnegie Music Hall T 412.622.8866 October 21

Between the Buried And Me — Performing ‘Future Sequence’ in its entirety with The Faceless, The Contortionist, and Safety Fire

f Byham Theater

f Mr. Small’s Theatre

T 412.456.6666

T 866.468.3401

October 19

October 23

Hillman Performing Arts Series: Nelson Illusions Smoke & Mystery Tour Beneficiary: Shady Side Academy f Hillman Center for Performing Arts, Fox Chapel T 412.968.3040 or thehillman.org October 19

Pitt Football vs. Old Dominion f Heinz Field

T 412.648.7488 October 19

Garden Railroad Beneficiary: Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens f Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens T 412.622.6914 October 19

Third Annual Noe’s Night of Light Beneficiary: The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center f DiSalvo’s Station Restaurant T 412.441.4884

Beats Antique f Mr. Small’s Theatre

T 866.468.3401

October 22-26

Christopher McElroen and T. Ryder Smith: Measure Back U.S. Premiere Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust f Baum Building, Fifth Floor T 412.471.6070 October 24

Global Pittsburgh 2013 Annual Dinner Beneficiary: Global Pittsburgh f DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown B nkessler@globalpittsburgh.org October 24

Magic of Mentoring Recognition Event Beneficiary: Mentoring Pittsburgh f Heinz Field, East Club Lounge B kallen@mentoringpittsburgh.org October 24-26

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October 24

November 1-December 25

The 2013 hillman cancer center gala

Charm Your Guests

Beneficiary: CONSOL Energy Center T 412.578.9250 October 25

Dancing for a Cause Beneficiary: The Watchful Shepherd f Hilton Garden Inn — Southpointe T 724.941.3339 October 25

10th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Beneficiary: DePaul School for Hearing and Speech f Heinz Field East Club Lounge T 412.924.1012 October 25-27

Noah Bendix-Balgley Plays Bruch Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra f Heinz Hall T 412.392.4900 October 25

W(h)ine! Bark ‘n Boo Beneficiary: Animal Friends f Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road B kkurylo@thinkingoutsidethecage.org

13th Annual Amen Corner Senator John Heinz Law Enforcement Awards Luncheon Beneficiary: Amen Corner f Sheraton Station Square Hotel T 412.422.9434 October 25

PA&L Kids and Teens — Authors. Stories. You. Presents Daniel Handler “Why Does Lemony Snicket Keep Following Me?” Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures f Carnegie Library Lecture Hall — Oakland T 412.622.8866 October 26

Fiddlesticks Family Concert: Halloween Spooktacular Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra f Heinz Hall T 412.392.4900 October 26

LHAS’s An Evening of Enchantment Gala Beneficiary: Ladies Hospital Aid Society Enchanted Forest within the UPMC Mercy Trauma & Burn Center f Omni William Penn Hotel T 412.648.6106 October 26

“Halloween Spooktacular” Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra f Heinz Hall T 412.392.4900

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American Middle East Institute Sixth Annual Conference with General Colin Powell Beneficiary: American Middle East Institute f Carnegie Music Hall T 412.995.0076 or mhastings@ americanmei.org October 29

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• Kristin Nolte, regional account executive of All Occasions Party Rental, advises clients to focus on making an impact in one, central part of the room. “Maybe make a square or circular bar,” she says. “Build a lounge around the dance floor, or, for a wedding, play up the bridal table with more accents than the rest of the room.” • Nolte adds to Kaufman’s suggestion of going art deco. “It’s all about crystal chandeliers!” she says. “They can be rented and installed in reception rooms.”

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American Middle East Institute Sixth Annual Business Conference — Energy and Water 2013: Building a Global Energy Network Beneficiary: American Middle East Institute f Fairmont Pittsburgh T 412.995.0076 or mhastings@ americanmei.org October 29

TFK Hot Ticket Fundraiser — “We Will Rock You: The Musical by Queen and Ben Elton” Beneficiary: Tickets for Kids Charities f August Wilson Center, Benedum Center B meryl@ticketsforkids.org, 412.456.6666 October 29

“We Will Rock You: The Musical by Queen and Ben Elton” Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust f Benedum Center T 412.456.6666 October 30

A Conversation with Paul O’Neill and Special Guest Capt. Sully Sullenberger Beneficiary: Gilda’s Club of Western PA f Carnegie Music Hall T 412.338.1919 October 30

Robert Morris University Presents the Pittsburgh Speakers Series, Bill Bryson Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra f Heinz Hall T 412.392.4900

• She proposes mixing platinum, Champagne, and gold shades with black and white. “Use gold Orizzonte or mirror chargers, and crystal Napoleon chairs,” she says. • “Farm-to-Table and family-style catering is on trend,” says Nolte. “Use tabletop serving bowls and platers with smaller centerpieces. Mix and match plates and farm chairs.” This we’re swooning over! All Occasions Party Rental, 2740 Smallman St., Strip District. 72 Wilson Ave., Eighty Four. 724.745.1500. allparty.com. October 31

Halloween Party for Pets! Beneficiary: Animal Friends f Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road B k kurylo@thinkingoutsidethecage.org

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Presents for Patients Campaign

Beneficiary: St. Barnabas Charities T 724.443.0011 November 2

Flanders Recorder Quartet Beneficiary: Renaissance & Baroque f Synod Hall T 412.361.2048 November 2

Non-Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner Cooking Class f Habitat, Fairmont Pittsburgh

T 412.773.8848 November 2

45th Anniversary Season Opening Night Beneficiary: Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra f The Palace Theatre T 724.837.1850 November 3

Pittsburgh Kidney Walk Beneficiary: National Kidney Foundation f Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium T 412.261.4115 x15 or kidneywalk. org November 3

Boutique Bride Show f LeMont Restaurant

T 412.377.2923 November 4

November 1

2013 Carnegie International University Night with Bidoun Projects Beneficiary: Carnegie Museum of Art f Carnegie Music Hall B cmoa.org

TRUST Cabaret Series Presents Maureen McGovern Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust f Cabaret at Theater Square T 412.456.1390 November 4

November 1

Literary Evening with David Nasaw

Beneficiary: Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens f Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens T 412.622.6914

Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures f Carnegie Music Hall T 412.622.8866

November 1-3

Arthur J. Rooney, Sr., Courage House Luncheon

Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra f Heinz Hall T 412.392.4900

Beneficiary: Holy Family Foundation f Heinz Field, East Club Lounge T 412.766.9020 x439

Party in the Tropics

Signature Chefs Auction

Party in the Tropics

Russian Masterpieces

November 5

November 1

November 5

Beneficiary: Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens f Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens T 412.622.6914

Beneficiary: March of Dimes f Wyndham Grand T 412.506.8609

November 1

f Mr. Small’s Theatre

Beneficiary: The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center f Omni William Penn Hotel T 412.441.4884

November 5

The Children’s HOMEtown Hero Luncheon

November 5

Matt Wertz

T 866.468.3401

91.3FM WYEP Presents City and Colour f Stage AE

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November 7

Vegas on the Mon Beneficiary: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society f LeMont T 412.395.2879 November 7-10

7th Annual Knittreat Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival f Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa T 412.963.7030 November 7-December 8

True West

Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Public Theater f O’Reilly Theater T 412.316.1600 or ppt.org November 8

CRAFTED Opening Reception Beneficiary: Society for Contemporary Craft f Society for Contemporary Craft T 412.261.7003 x29 November 8

CRAFTED Opening Reception f The Store at Contemporary Craft

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November 8-December 31

CRAFTED

Beneficiary: Society for Contemporary Craft f Society for Contemporary Craft T 412.261.7003 x29 November 8

4th Annual A Taste of Independence Beneficiary: Easter Seals Western and Central Pennsylvania f Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel T 412.281.7244 x229 November 8-10

Scheherazade Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra f Heinz Hall T 412.392.4900 November 9

2013 Carnegie International Performance: Pierre Leguillon

November 8

River City Brass Presents All American Heroes Beneficiary: River City Brass f The Palace Theatre T 1.800.292.7222 or rivercitybrass. org November 10

Elko Concerts Presents Matt Nathanson: Last of the Great Pretenders Tour with special guest Joshua Radin f The Palace Theatre

T 724.836.8000

Elko Concerts Presents Jonny Lang f The Palace Theatre

T 724.836.8000

f Heinz Field

T 412.648.7488

T 412.648.7488 November 16

November 22

Polar Bear Birthday Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium f Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium T 412.655.3640 or pittsburghzoo.org November 17-24

Time for Fun Handmade Theatre (Russia) Presented by the Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater Family Series

Annual Light-Up Night f Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

T 866.344.6957 November 22

“Baby, Look At Us Now — Come to the Cabaret!” Beneficiary: Twenty-Five Club of Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC f Longue Vue Club T 412.641.8911 November 22

PA&L Teens — Authors. Stories. You. with James Dashner Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures f Carnegie Library Lecture Hall — Oakland T 412.622.8866

Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust f Cabaret at Theater Square T 412.471.6070

Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust f Byham Theater, Penn Hills High School, Marshall Middle School, Moon Area High School, Upper St. Clair High School, Seneca Valley Intermediate High School T 412.471.6930

November 13

November 19

Literary Evening with Amy Tan

Beneficiary: Pittsburghl Cultural Trust f Cabaret at Theater Square T 412.471.6070

November 26-December 1

November 13

Wednesday Wine Flights: Blinded by the Whites

34th Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh Corporate Roast Beneficiary: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh f Senator John Heinz History Center T 412.204.1225 or kelias@bbbspgh. org November 14

f The Union Project

Pitt Football vs. Notre Dame

November 21-24, December 5-7

f Heinz Field

November 16

November 12

Beneficiary: Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh f J. Verno Studios T 412.992.5222

Beneficiary: St. Barnabas Free Care Fund f Kean Theatre T 724.444.5326

November 12

Beneficiary: Carnegie Museum of Art f Carnegie Museum of Art B cmoa.org

Young Adult Division Main Event

“Godspell”

Pitt Football vs. North Carolina

Beneficiary: Senator John Heinz History Center f Senator John Heinz History Center T 412.454.6000

2013 Carnegie International Artist’s Talk: Transformazium

November 21

November 16

Beneficiary: Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania f Westin Convention Center Hotel T 412.632.1934

Power of Work Awards

November 9

November 9

Beneficiary: Shady Side Academy f Hillman Center for Performing Arts, Fox Chapel T 412.968.3040 or thehillman.org

November 12

Beneficiary: Carnegie Museum of Art f Exhibition galleries B cmoa.org

Beneficiary: Senator John Heinz History Center f Senator John Heinz History Center T 412.454.6000

Hillman Performing Arts Series: Aquila Theatre’s Twelfth Night

Frozen in Time: Tintype Photography in the Civil War

Global Challenges & Local Impacts: Technology & Free Speech Global Solutions Pittsburgh

Saturday Speaker Series: Behind the Scenes of Pennsylvania’s Civil War

November 16

T 412.471.7852

November 14-17

Ann Hampton Callaway Presents The Streisand Songbook Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra f Heinz Hall T 412.392.4900 November 15-16

La Roche College Presents Bodiography’s Multiplicity f Byham Theater

T 412.456.6666

Craft Beer School: Beers with Bob Batz, Jr.

November 20

One Handbag at a Time Fall Luncheon Beneficiary: Ladies Hospital Aid Society Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Program f LeMont T 412.648.6106 November 21 Thanksgiving Holiday Brunch Location: Nemacolin Woodlands Resort T 866.344.6957 November 21

The Fresh Beat Band Live in Concert Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust f Benedum Center T 412.456.6666 November 21

66th Anniversary Fundraiser Global Solutions Pittsburgh

November 23

Breakfast with Santa f Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

T 866.344.6957 November 25

Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures f Carnegie Music Hall T 412.622.8866

Elf

Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust f Benedum Center T 412.456.6666 November 28

50th Medallion Ball Beneficiary: St. Lucy’s Auxiliary to the Blind f Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh T 412.784.4277 November 29

Pitt Football vs. Miami f Heinz Field

T 412.648.7488 November 29-December 1

“Honeck, Beethoven, & a Waltz Tradition” Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchrestra f Heinz Hall T 412.392.4900

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November 29-January 5

December 6-29

Beneficiary: Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens f Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens T 412.622.6914

Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre f Benedum Center T 412.456.6666

November 30

Beneficiary: Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens f Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens T 412.622.6914

Winter Flower Show and Winter Light Garden

Robert Morris University Presents the Pittsburgh Speakers Series, Robert Gates Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra f Heinz Hall T 412.392.4900

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December 1

10th Annual Reindeer Ball Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Mercy Health System Child and Adolescent Services f Westin Convention Center Hotel T 724.934.3537 December 1

“Honeck, Beethoven, & a Waltz Tradition” Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra f Heinz Hall T 412.392.4900 December 4

Wednesday Wine Flights: Holiday Wine & Cheese Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust f Cabaret at Theater Square T 412.471.6070 December 4

Annual Business Luncheon Beneficiary: African-American Chamber of Commerce of Western PA f Omni William Penn Hotel T 412.392.0610

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Presents “The Nutcracker”

December 6

Party in the Tropics

Holidays with Heart — Vendor and Craft Extravaganza Beneficiary: Animal Friends f Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road B kkurylo@thinkingoutsidethecage.org December 7

Books in the ‘Burgh Beneficiary: Senator John Heinz History Center f Senator John Heinz History Center T 412.454.6000 December 7

Piffaro

Beneficiary: Renaissance & Baroque f Synod Hall T 412.361.2048 December 7

8th Annual Vodka/Latke Beneficiary: Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh — Shalom Pittsburgh f TBD T 412.992.2545 December 7

Holiday Party Planning Cooking Class f Habitat, Fairmont Pittsburgh

T 412.773.8848 December 7

River City Brass’ Christmas Brasstacular Beneficiary: River City Brass f The Palace Theatre T 1.800.292.7222 or rivercitybrass. org December 9

Literary Evening with George Saunders

Beneficiary: Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank f Market Square T 412.566.4190

Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures f Carnegie Music Hall T 412.622.8866

December 5-22

“A Musical Christmas Carol”

Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Straight No Chaser

Beneficiary: Pittsburgh CLO f Benedum Center T 412.456.6666

Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust f Benedum Center T 412.471.6070

December 6-8

December 12-14

Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra f Heinz Hall T 412.392.4900

Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Public Theater f O’Reilly Theater T 412.316.1600 or ppt.org

“Honeck and the Tallis Scholars”

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President and Project Strategy Consultant Susie Franklin of Susie Franklin Consulting, Inc., says whether you’re planning a large or small party, or gala, think about “creature comforts.” “Flowers, striking linens, and luscious food can monopolize the focus,” she says. “My goal is a happy and comfortable guest!

Plenty of seating, appropriate room temperature, simple hors d’oeuvres that don’t crumble on the first bite.” A must: “Never, ever have a line at the bar,” says Franklin. “Always make it easy to get that first cocktail.” Susie Franklin Consulting, Inc., sfranklin@strategy-first.com.

December 7

December 5-23

Peoples Gas Holiday Market

Top Tips

December 11

The Second City’s Nutcracking Holiday Review

December 12-15, 20-21

December 17

f Heinz Hall

T 412.392.4900

Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust f Cabaret at Theater Square T 412.471.6070

December 13

December 19

Beneficiary: Family Services of Western Pennsylvania’s Helping Hand Fund f J. Verno Studios B latinil@fswp.org

Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra f Scottish Rite Cathedral, New Castle T 412.392.4900

December 13

December 19

Highmark Holiday Pops Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Act 2: A Celebration of Second Chances

2013 Carnegie International Artist’s Talk and Event: Wade Guyton and Joel Sternfeld Beneficiary: Carnegie Museum of Art f Carnegie Museum of Art Theater and first floor exhibition gallery B cmoa.org December 13-14

The Clarks at Christmas: Scott, Rob & Greg

Craft Beer School with Dear Heart

Scottish Rite Cathedral: Holiday Pops

Pittsburgh Holiday Doo Wop Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra f Heinz Hall T 412.392.4900 December 21

Home for the Holidays Beneficiary: Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra f The Palace Theatre T 724.837.1850 December 21

Beneficiary: St. Barnabas Free Care Fund f Kean Theatre T 724.444.5326

Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra Presents Home for the Holidays

December 14

westmorelandsymphony.org

Community Supported Art Performance Series Presents Continuum Dance Theater

f The Palace Theatre

T 724.837.1850 or

December 24-29

Christmas with The Rat Pack — Live at the Sands

Beneficiary: New Hazlett Theater f New Hazlett Theater T 412.320.4610

Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust f Heinz Hall T 412.471.6070

December 14

December 25

Purses with a Purpose Beneficiary: HEARTH f LeMont T 412.366.9801 December 15

Friends of Pittsburgh Opera Holiday Brunch & Resident Artist Holiday Recital Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Opera f Fairmont Pittsburgh T 412.281.0912

Mitzvah Day

Beneficiary: Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Volunteer Center f More than 60 sites throughout the Pittsburgh area T 412.992.5229 December 27

Autism-Friendly Performance of The Nutcracker Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre f Benedum Center T 412.454.9117


December 31

New Year’s Eve Celebrations at Nemacolin f Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

T 866.344.6957 December 31

Noon Year’s Eve Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium f Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium T 412.655.3640 or pittsburghzoo.org December 31

Highmark First Night Pittsburgh Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust f Cultural District T 412.471.6070 December 31-January 5

Ghost the Musical

Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust f Heinz Hall T 412.471.607

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January 2-5

The Chief

Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Public Theater f O’Reilly Theater T 412.316.1600 or ppt.org January 12-19

Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater Presents Stuck: Big Wooden Horse (UK) Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust f Byham Theater, additional locations T 412.471.6070 January 15-February 9

Wicked

Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust f Benedum Center T 412.456.6666 January 17-19

“Haydn & Zarathustra” Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra f Heinz Hall T 412.392.4900 January 18

Les Délices Beneficiary: Renaissance & Baroque f Synod Hall T 412.361.2048 January 23-25, 26

The Music of John Williams Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra f Heinz Hall T 412.392.4900

January 23-24

Company

Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Public Theater f O’Reilly Theater T 412.316.1600 or ppt.org January 24

7th Annual Symphony of Food — Chef’s Showcase Dinner Beneficiary: WOMEN of Southwestern PA f The Venue at Bella Sera T 724.941.1495

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January 25

The 88th Presentation of Cinderella Ball Beneficiary: Boys & Girls Club of Western PA f Omni William Penn Hotel Ballroom B chronis707@aol.com January 26

10th Annual Alley Up with Animal Friends Beneficiary: Animal Friends f Legacy Lanes, Whitehall B kkurylo@ thinkingoutsidethecage.org

Adina Schiffman

January 27

Literary Evening with Ayelet Waldman Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures f Carnegie Music Hall T 412.622.8866 January 28

Canady Symphony Series at West Virginia University: The Best of Broadway Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra f Lyell B. Clay Concert Theater T 412.392.4900 January 29

Robert Morris University Presents the Pittsburgh Speakers Series, Steve Wozniak

Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra f Heinz Hall T 412.392.4900

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January 31

“So You Want to Be in Pictures...?” Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Film Office f J. Verno Studios T 412.261.2744 January 31-February 2

“Bach, Beethoven, & Brahms” Beneficiary: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra f Heinz Hall T 412.392.4900

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The Mylan Classic. Donating to local charities is a big part of our game. Since 2010, the Mylan Classic has raised over $1.8 million for local charities.

Mylan Classic Canonsburg, PA

July 29-Aug. 4, 2013 mylanclassic.com Mylan.com

Copyright Š 2013 Mylan Inc. All Rights Reserved.


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Mylan Classic GuidE

Welcome to the 2013 Mylan Classic!

The annual event, held at Southpointe Golf Club in Washington County, Pa., serves as “the official proving ground of The PGA TOUR.” Beginning in 2013, the Web.com Tour became the path to the PGA TOUR, with all 50 available PGA TOUR cards coming through the Web.com Tour and the season culminating at the four-event Web.com Tour Finals in September. Three out of four PGA TOUR members are Web.com Tour alumni. Tour alumni have won 360 PGA TOUR titles, including 17 majors and five PLAYERS Championships. The fourth annual Mylan Classic will offer a purse of $675,000 with $121,500 going to the champion. This year, 144 players from as many as 20 countries will compete in the 72-hole stroke-play competition. The Mylan Classic offers much more than championship golf. July 29-August 4 is filled with special events and fun for the whole family! Support local charities, explore Washington County, and celebrate local legend Arnold Palmer. For more information on the 2013 Mylan Classic, visit mylanclassic.com. By Rachel Jones Photographs from Jeff Jones/Capture, Inc. whirlmagazine.com

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Monday, July 29

• Gates open at 8 a.m. • Professional Practice Rounds, All Day • GNC Celebrity Pro-Am, Shotgun Start, 1 p.m. • Washington Health System Women’s Day Presented by Dr. Pepper and PNC, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, July 30

• Gates open at 8 a.m. • Professional Practice Rounds, All Day • “A Tribute to the King,” Charity Fundraiser honoring Arnold Palmer, 5 p.m. • California University of Pennsylvania Youth Clinic, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, July 31

• Gates open at 7 a.m. • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Pro-Am • Pro-Am Morning Flight Shotgun, 7:30 a.m. • Pro-Am Afternoon Flight Shotgun, 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 1

• Gates open at 7 a.m. • Mylan Classic Round 1 Approx. Morning Tee Times, 7-8:50 a.m. Approx. Afternoon Tee Times, 12-1:50 p.m. • Live Golf Channel Coverage, 12:30-2 p.m. • The Energy Symposium at Hilton Garden Inn, 8 a.m.-1:15 p.m. • Pure Gold in Concert at Southpointe Golf Club, 7 p.m.

Friday, August 2

• Gates open at 7 a.m. • Mylan Classic Round 2 Approx. Morning Tee Times, 7 a.m.-8:50 a.m. Approx. Afternoon Tee Times, 12 p.m.-1:50 p.m. • Web.com Small Business Forum at Hilton Garden Inn, 8-11 a.m. • Live Golf Channel Coverage, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. • Bon Journey in Concert at Southpointe Golf Club, 7 p.m.

Saturday, August 3

• Gates open at 7 a.m. • Mylan Classic Round 3 • Approx. Tee Times, 7:36 a.m.-12:45 p.m. • Live Golf Channel Coverage, 2-4 p.m. • Military Appreciation Day, All Day* • Ronnie Dunn in Concert at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino, 7 p.m.** 

Sunday, August 4

GET TICKETS

for the Mylan Classic at Southpointe Golf Club July 29-August 4 at:

mylanclassic.com

• Gates open at 7 a.m. • Mylan Classic Round 4 • Approx. Tee Times, 7:36 a.m.-12:45 p.m. • Live Golf Channel Coverage, 2-4 p.m. • Award Ceremony and Volunteer Appreciation Party following completion of play *Military Appreciation: Free admission for all veterans, active, reserve, retired military, and their dependents. **Concert Policy: All Mylan Classic tickets permit complimentary access to the tournament’s concert series. Space and seating are limited and will be granted on a first come, first served basis. whirlmagazine.com

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Welcome to the Mylan Classic. As a leading global pharmaceuticals company, Mylan is committed to helping provide the world’s 7 billion people with access to high quality medicine. Honoring this commitment, as well as our long-standing support of the communities we serve, are a few of the main reasons we chose to be the event’s title sponsor for the fourth consecutive year. The Mylan Classic is a great way to celebrate golf, watch some of the game’s most talented players, enjoy live entertainment, relax with friends and family, and most important, support the vital work of local charities. The event has raised more than $1.8 million to benefit local charities over the past three years. Thanks to your interest and participation in this week’s activities, nearly 200 charities will have additional financial resources they

can use to help ensure the good health and well-being of people living right here in southwestern Pennsylvania. In addition, we are extremely proud that this year’s Mylan Classic is again honoring and celebrating the many contributions and sacrifices made by members of the U.S. military. We sincerely hope you, your family, and friends take the time to enjoy the Mylan Classic — and we encourage you to carry forward its spirit of generosity by supporting worthy causes in your community throughout the year.

Sincerely, Robert J. Coury

Heather Bresch

Executive Chairman, Mylan

Chief Executive Officer, Mylan

ANSYS TICKETS Fore CHARITY While the golfers give it their all on the greens, the Mylan Classic is giving it back to local charities. The PGA TOUR, including the Web.com Tour and Champions Tour, benefits more than 3,000 charities worldwide. The Mylan Classic has contributed its share, donating more than $1.8 million to local nonprofits since 2010. Through ANSYS TICKETS Fore CHARITY, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations can sell Mylan Classic tournament tickets and keep 100 percent of the profits. ANSYS has also generously contributed $35,000 to a bonus pool, which will be split between the participating charities, based on the percentage of their ticket sales. ANSYS TICKETS Fore CHARITY has already raised more than $450,000 for this year’s participants! Get your charity involved at MylanClassic.com or 724.746.3535.

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Join us for a taste of our family traditions, in classic Italian Style of antipasti, pasta and dessert Thursdays & Sundays in August

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Tribute to The King:

Honoring Arnold Palmer

GNC Celebrity Pro-Am Curious about how your favorite sports figures would do on the course? The GNC Celebrity Pro-Am tournament on July 29 pairs four players from a Mylan Classic sponsor company with a professional or celebrity. The group will play the full course, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Free and open to the public, this event always draws a big crowd. This year, keep an eye out for University of Pittsburgh men’s basketball coach Jamie Dixon and former Pittsburgh Steeler Lynn Swann, who are first-time golfers!

Here’s the complete list of celebrities playing this year: • Robin Cole, Pittsburgh Steelers • Jamie Dixon, University of Pittsburgh • Bob Errey, Pittsburgh Penguins • L.C. Greenwood, Pittsburgh Steelers • Randy Hillier, Pittsburgh Penguins • Eddie Johnston, Pittsburgh Penguins • Pierre Larouche, Pittsburgh Penguins • Louis Lipps, Pittsburgh Steelers • Edmund Nelson, Pittsburgh Steelers • Bob Pompeani, KDKA-TV • Lynn Swann, Pittsburgh Steelers • Kent Tekulve, Pittsburgh Pirates

In the realm of golfing greats, one local legend reigns as king of them all. Western Pennsylvania native Arnold Palmer single-handedly revolutionized golf in the 1950s and 1960s, earning countless awards and honors. A national Associated Press poll named Palmer as the Athlete of the Decade for the 1960s, based on his 92 championships in professional competition of national or international stature. These wins include four Masters Championships, one U.S. Open Championship, and two wins at The Open Championship. Palmer was also awarded PGA Player of the Year in 1960 and 1962, and Sports Illustrated Man of the Year in 1960. Even after he left the game, Palmer was still honored for his skills, joining the elite World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974 and earning the PGA TOUR Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996.  Along with his stellar sports career, Palmer’s name also rings loudly in the fields of business and philanthropy. The aviator successfully launched the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Latrobe, Pa., and served as the talented designer behind several great golf courses. Not to mention, the delicious drink named for the golfer, which is a summery blend of lemonade and iced tea. For his achievements, Palmer became the first golfer to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, from President George W. Bush in 2004, and the second golfer to receive the Congressional Gold Medal, from President Barack Obama in 2009. To celebrate all of Palmer’s accomplishments, including the never-ending impact he has on the region and golf itself, the Web.com Tour Tournament will host a private charity dinner in his honor. Jim Rohr, executive chairman of The PNC Financial Services Group, and Ed Stack, chairman and CEO of DICK’s Sporting Goods will co-chair the dinner, which is presented by Golf Galaxy and Horizon Properties. Friends and family will also enjoy guest speakers and video messages from those who have had a major impact on Palmer’s life and career. In addition to the “Tribute to the King” charity fundraiser at Southpointe Golf Club on July 30, a selection of Palmer’s memorabilia will be on display from August 1-4. Don’t miss this piece of history! Arnold Palmer, arnoldpalmer.com.

Ronnie Dunn Put on your cowboy boots, and get ready to party! The Meadows Racetrack & Casino will host country singer Ronnie Dunn, presented by Washington County Tourism Promotion Agency, on August 3, as part of the Mylan Classic Charity Concert. For more than 20 years, Dunn served as half of one of the most successful country duos in music history, Brooks & Dunn, with Kix Brooks. The friends flooded the airways with hits like “Boot Scootin’ Boogie,” “Play Something Country,” and “My Maria.” The now solo Dunn will put on a show with the same high-energy level and catchy tunes. Meadows Racetrack & Casino, 724.5031200. meadowsgaming.com. Ronnie Dunn, ronniedunn.com.

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Washington Health System Women’s Day Presented by Dr. Pepper and PNC Brush up on your knowledge of golf, fine wines, and important women’s health issues at the Washington Health System Women’s Day, presented by Dr. Pepper and PNC, on July 29. The third annual event invites women to participate in “The Power of Women in Golf Clinic,” hosted by World Golf Hall of Fame member Carol Semple Thompson and former LPGA Tour star Missie Berteotti. After getting golf tips from the pros, stop by the 19th Hole Tent for “Wine Down – Network Up.” The simultaneous wine tasting and networking event will create new friendships – and possibly a new favorite libation. Speakers from the Washington Health System will finish out the evening with a panel discussion, focusing on women’s health issues. Mary Parks Lamb, MD; Rebecca A. Feist, MA, RCEP; and C. Michael Brown, MD will lead the conversation. Call Kacy Simon at 724.746.3535 to register for this event.

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Party Zone Located at hole #15’s green, the Party Zone boasts drink specials for spectators after a player makes a birdie!

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The Energy Symposium With so many energy companies based in Washington County, it’s only natural to host The Energy Symposium during the Mylan Classic on August 1 at Hilton Garden Inn.

Registration/Breakfast, 8-8:30 a.m.

• Welcome by Jeff Kotula, president of Washington County Chamber of Commerce • Opening Remarks by Washington County Commissioner Larry Maggi • Event emcee: Pennsylvania State Senator Tim Solobay

Session 1: State of the Industry, 8:30-10 a.m.

• Session introduction by Marcellus Shale Coalition Representative • Speaking on the issues are: James Grech, executive vice president and chief commercial officer at CONSOL Energy; Scott Roy, vice president of government affairs at Range Resources Corporation; Rod Piatt, founder and CEO at Horizon Properties Group, LLC; Venkee Sharma, president and CEO at Aquatech; Andrew G. Place, corporate director at Energy & Environment Policy and EQT Corporation; and David P. Ginther, senior vice president at Waddell & Reed and industry analyst •Closing remarks by Pennsylvania State Representative Brandon P. Neuman

Session 2: Oversight, Careers, Future, 10:15 a.m.-12 p.m.

•Session introduction by Josh Hickman of Young Professionals in Energy

•Speaking on the issues are: Patrick Henderson, Pennsylvania Energy Executive; Chris Abruzzo, Secretary of Department of Environmental Protection; Paul Ziemkiewicz, Ph.D., director of WVU Water Institute; Kevin J. Garber, shareholder at Babst Calland; and Dave Callahan, vice president of government affairs at Markwest Energy Partners •C  losing remarks by Washington County Commissioner Harlan G. Shober, Jr.

Lunch at Hilton Garden Inn, 12:15-1:15 p.m.

•O  pening remarks and introduction by Pennsylvania State Senator Tim Solobay •K  ey note speaker: Karen Alderman Harbet of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute of 21st Century Energy •C  losing remarks by Barron P. McCune, cochair of Washington County Energy Partners

Marcellus Shale Open House/Energy Networking, 2-6 p.m.

• Hosted by Marcellus Shale Coalition at Mylan Classic Southpointe Golf Club 19th Hole

Pure Gold Concert at 19th Hole Tent, Southpointe Golf Club, 7 p.m.

Web.com Small Business Forum As the Web.com Tour helps qualified players reach the PGA TOUR, Web.com helps small businesses get the most out of their websites. Join other small business owners at the Web.com Small Business Forum August 2 from 8-10:30 a.m. to learn how to successfully market your business online. Debbi Lechner, vice president of marketing at Web.com, will serve as a speaker at the forum. Discussion topics include increasing web traffic, marketing your business on social media, elements for a great website, and more. Reserve your spot at sbfcanonsburg.eventbrite.com.

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timeless beauty edited By Nicole Barley

Take a tour through the decades in this month’s style department! We revisit retro and vintage styles made fresh again in Style File with Rachel Carson of Yelp, and this month’s best dressed stars show off a modern take on ‘60s fashions at the Mattress Factory’s Urban Garden Party. There is some ‘70s style featured in the new footwear available at Littles Shoes in Squirrel Hill, and the ‘80s meet modern day with stacks and stacks of bracelets. Find out how to mix and match in Shopping Spree, page 96. We stop to smell the flowers in the Style Feature, as we take a whimsical, wonderful look at the latest, most beautiful trends available today — including swirling sundresses, and the laid-back, summer vibe that accompanies them. Details in WHIRL Directory, page 134.

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yatra pure-fume spirit “I use the Aveda oils every day to moisturize and for healing purposes. They are very beneficial medicinally as an added bonus,” says Laurie Pickens, massage therapist at La Pomponnée Spa & Salon in Mt. Lebanon. We love the Yatra Pure-Fume Spirit blend of organic rose and lavender, along with sandalwood and rose geranium. Yatra is the Sanskrit word for spiritual journey, and this fragrance is centering and inspiring. 30 ml/$75. La Pomponnée Salon & Spa, 659 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. 412.563.3990. 4137 Washington Road, McMurray. 724.941.8226.

With summer in full swing, we like to keep a long-lasting and portable fragrance on hand. Our favorite scents during these hot days are essential-oil-based fragrances, which we adore for their staying power and inherent healing properties. Try four of our favorites for the season.

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complete cosmetics! Upgrade your beauty regimen with Chanel UV Essential Complete Sunscreen, which spans the total range of protection that every skin type requires under the summer sun. Non-oily and lightweight, the fluid sunscreen moisturizes as it protects — and it can be worn alone or under makeup, year-round. Choose from three options: Broad Spectrum SPF 20, Broad Spectrum SPF 30, or Broad Spectrum SPF 50. Any of the potent options filters harmful rays, free radicals, and urban pollution, protecting it from photo-aging and hyper-pigmentation. 1 oz./$55. Available at chanel.com and at department stores, including Macy’s and Nordstrom at Ross Park Mall.

gypsy woman editor’s pick

Come September, we’ll be walking our worn-out boots to Littles in Squirrel Hill and trading them in for these hot, new, West Coast styles from Freebird by Steven. The distressed leather boots and booties designed by Steven Caballero are gypsy-esque, featuring gorgeous bohemian detailing, including buckles, studs, braided leather, and even, turquoise. Shop the styles this September! Littles Shoes, 5850 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill. 412.521.3530. littlesshoes.com.

smart shoppers School will be back in session before we know it, but until then, we’ll be enjoying summer days and the sales that come with it. Here’s how to be a smart shopper: Head to the Grove City Premium Outlets August 1-5 for the Back-toSchool & Fall Preview Sale for savings on top of already-discounted outlet prices. Plus, we suggest checking out three new stores — the North Face Outlet, Burton Snowboards, and Hot Topic — and newly expanded offerings from Nike outlet. The expanded store now features a section dedicated to youth apparel and shoes. Grove City Premium Outlets, 1911 Leesburg-Grove City Road, Grove City. premiumoutlets.com.

enhanced ambiance Ambiance Boutique in Regent Square has moved! The new and expanded space in Squirrel Hill continues to offer shoppers the fine consignment fashions Ambiance is known for. “Regent Square was our home for 19 years. We loved it there, but are very excited to join the Squirrel Hill community,” says Angela Morelli, interim district manager for Ambiance Boutiques. Morelli is also happy to announce that the store will be open seven days a week and will boast even more designer merchandise than before. As always, all of the proceeds from sales at both the Squirrel Hill and Oakmont locations benefit Bethlehem Haven, a nonprofit homeless women’s shelter located in Downtown Pittsburgh. Stay tuned for the date of the grand opening party in September! And, be sure to visit the newly redesigned website, which offers the option of online shopping. Ambiance Boutique, 1722 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill. 412.421.2100. 428 Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont. 412.828.1946. ambianceboutique.org.

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fresh footwear Step up your shoe style for fall at Footloose Shadyside, now offering 10 Crosby Derek Lam footwear in three styles: the Audrey, the Austin, and the Vira Slingback. The Fall ‘13 collection of the diffusion line from Lam features footwear with a streamlined and architectural feel, made with luxe detailing like lizard print, suede, and leather, along with striking cutout silhouettes and pointed, shark fin-inspired toes.“We’re very excited for this collection,” says Jill Rubinstein, president of Footloose Shadyside. “It features wearable styles that are very edgy at the same time.” Footloose Shadyside, 736 Bellefonte St., Shadyside. 412.687.3663. footlooseshadyside.com.

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Wishing you could rock those perfect beach-y waves even when you’re nowhere near salt water? Then check out what’s new to Posh Salon — the Couture Styling Collection by Kérastase, in particular, the must-get Spray à Porter. It’s a beach texture spray that imparts an “instant tousled effect,” along with UV and heat protection. Tip: Use it on secondday hair to achieve an effortless, wavy coif. Says Posh Salon owner Lisa Martin-Campbell, “[The line] has an innovative breakthrough technology of micronized polymers that give maximum hold, shape memory for your style, and a velvety, luminous finish. All the products are anti-frizz and anti-humidity. They are safe for color-treated hair, and they are for all hair types! They are all so amazing!” Posh Salon, 1725 Washington Road, Upper St. Clair. 412.833.6636. posh-beauty.com. Photographs from Chanel, Footloose, Freebird by Steven, Kérastase.


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Join WHIRL Magazine at SPLASH Cranberry on August 1 for an Open House, 12-9 p.m. and peruse new Kohler and Rocky Mountain Hardware products.

new + improved “Here we grow again!” says Lauren Wright, showroom manager for SPLASH Kitchen Bath Home, of the company’s recently expanded Cranberry Township showroom. “With the addition of hundreds of new Kohler products, the latest kitchen and bath trends are right at your fingertips,” she says of the new offerings. “In addition to faucets and fixtures, we offer a full range of products including door and cabinet hardware as well as tile and stone, vanities, and cabinetry and bath accessories in every style imaginable. Stop dreaming of improvements and start enjoying your new space. Not only does SPLASH have everything you need to make those dreams a reality — we have the know-how to help put it all together.” SPLASH, 1237 Freedom Road, Cranberry. 724.772.1060. 200 Fifth Ave., Downtown. 412.281.3712. 4807 William Penn Hwy., Murrysville. 724.733.2600. exploresplash.com.

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change it up! Ready for an interior design revamp that’s both simple and stylish? Mini Irwin with the Antiquarian Shop tells us the trendy, budget-conscious, and versatile way to go is slipcovered furniture. Rather than springing for a new sofa, “slipcovers are the way of the savvy home owner that knows the best kept secret for making one of their biggest furniture investments both practical and stylish.” Not only is the look on-trend — “At this year’s spring furniture market in High Point, N.C., slipcovers were everywhere: on sofas, dining chairs, wing- and barrel-back chairs, and even, ottomans,” says Irwin — but it’s ideal for a variety of homeowners, from those who like to change up the look of a room quickly to those who are focused on furniture that is durable and easy to clean. Whether you like a shabby chic or contemporary style, there’s plenty to choose from, including many styles by Verellen, which feature “overlapping stitch, contrast double-needle stitching, or inside-out seams for an added style detail that takes a piece from ordinary to extraordinary.” Antiquarian Shop, 506 Beaver St., Sewickley. 412.741.1969. antiquarianshop.com. Photographs from Splash, Verellen.

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best dressed: supreme of the crop These Motown mamas put the “hip” in hippest rags at the Mattress Factory’s annual Urban Garden Party fundraiser! From a romper pantsuit to psychedelic patterns, these six ensembles were styled with striking, modern elements, but served enough vintage suitable for Mad Men’s Megan Draper. Like the evening’s pop-up performances, personalized video “hello” from Smokey Robinson, and fab fare, the duds were divine! From hippie headbands to silk head scarves, all bases were covered — and nothing went unnoticed. A sight to behold, the dance floors were organic proof that Pittsburgh goes gungho for a philanthropic, epoch affair! For additional photos and an event recap, turn to page 36. — Andrea Bosco

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Style file

starworthy style By Nicole Barley Photographs by Cayla Zahoran Art direction by Allie Wist

A little bit Betty Boop, a little bit Betty from Mad Men, Rachel Carlson has savvy and style in spades. As Yelp Pittsburgh’s community manager, Carlson can tell you everything you need to know about the hot and happening local restaurants, events, boutiques, and beyond. Bubbly and bright-eyed, her fashion sense is equal parts kitsch and class. She’s pictured here at Big Dog Coffee in the South Side, one of her favorite places to work, rocking a Dahlia dress from Top Shop in London, vintage jewelry, and of course, a bright red lip. “Since I’m remote with Yelp, I love that I can dress the part,” she says. “If I’m out and about for meetings, I can be fun and casual. If I’m attending an event, I can rock a great cocktail dress. Best of all, dressing for the themed parties I throw, where I always look for a good excuse to wear a crinoline!” We give her style a five-star review!

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personal style: “I’m most comfortable in a dress, so that’s usually what you’ll see me in. I love the 1950s-60s fit-and-flare style. They just fit me the best. I think the first thing you have to do when dressing yourself is recognize what looks best on your body, and for me, that’s a comfy fit-and-flare! I also can’t leave the house without coordinating my accessories. Since I love wearing polka dots and stripes, I want to be careful to not pick jewelry that will clash, but I also enjoy putting on a simple red dress and bringing out the big, bold jewelry. I especially love a fabulous chunky necklace.”

style icons: “Bettie Page. That woman knew her body, and how to work it! Patricia Field, for putting together some of the most iconic and drool-worthy wardrobes on Sex and the City. I also respect some current fashion standouts like Zooey Deschanel, Dita Von Teese, and the outfits on Joan and Betty from Mad Men.”

favorite designers: “I love ModCloth. That new [ModCloth] app has really fed my shopping addiction! I also adore Betsey Johnson (especially her jewelry), for her funky designs. I frequent some of our fantastic local boutiques like Jupe, Panello, and Pavement, plus fun vintage stores like Eons and Pageboy. I’m also always up for a deal. I’m at Target once a week checking out the new stock, and you can most definitely find me rooting through the racks at Gabriel Brothers. If I get a compliment on my clothing, I’m so excited to say, ‘I got it at Gabe’s for $9.99!’”

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wardrobe essentials: “Obviously, a great dress! I love liquid eyeliner for creating the perfect cat eye. I also always have to have my nails painted and never leave them naked. And, to complete the look, some fabulous jewelry!”

a few of her favorite things: (1) Steel City Cotton Works T-Shirts:“Pittsburgh proud! I like to wear these when I’m traveling so I can rep my city.”

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(2) Anchor Necklaces by Oceanne: “A designer you can find at the I Made It! Markets in Pittsburgh. I’m obsessed with anchors recently!”

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(3) Cambridge Satchel Company Bag: “I lusted after this bag forever and finally made the purchase so I can carry around my laptop in style.” (4) OPI Nail Polish in “My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours” (coral) and “Mermaids Tears” (mint). (5) Cat-Eye Sunglasses by Modcloth.

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Stack Attack!

Text + Styling by Nicole Barley Photographs by Cayla Zahoran Modeled by Andrea Bosco

We’ve been on a quest to find the ideal combination of bracelets to show off all summer long — the kind that clinks and tinkles beautifully as we move about our days, adding a bit of glitter, charm, and style to every ensemble. We perused the racks at 10 local boutiques to achieve stacking success. So, whether you want to go boho or glam, delicate or bold, we’ve put together seven stellar stacks to slip on. It’s arm party time! Details in WHIRL Directory, page 134. On model’s right wrist, from left to Right: ADA Collection gold leaf wrap bracelet, $63, Spoiled Chics the Boutique. Fixation “Alice” caramel leather wrap bracelet, $83, MoZaic Boutique. The Pretty One bohemian beaded bracelet, $80, The Picket Fence. Nakamol Designs multi-strand bracelet, $78, One Brilliant. Brighton “Celestia Love” bracelet, $58, Premier Boutique. On model’s left wrist, from left to right: Rose gold, pink spinel bead, and diamond bracelet, $1,180. Rose gold, black cord, diamond star, and black agate bead bracelet, $435. White gold and pavé diamond bar doubleleather cord bracelet, $1,125. Rose gold and black diamond cross bracelet, $410. All items available at Henne Jewelers.

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Earthy + Elegant Jeffrey Smith Jewelry Collection bracelet, prices range from $90-$150, Jeffrey Smith Studio. Amelia Jewel bracelet, prices start at $395, Louis Anthony Jewelers Diamond beaded tie bracelet, $80, The Picket Fence. Brighton “Spectrum” hinged bangle, $54, Roberta Weissburg Leathers. Marissa Del Rosario olive and gold cuff, $60, MoZaic Boutique.

Bead Present Wooden bead stretch bracelet by Two’s Co., $8, Spoiled Chics the Boutique. Nakamol turquoise and gold bead wrap bracelet, $88, One Brilliant. Amelia Jewel bracelets (two stacked), prices start at $395, Louis Anthony Jewelers. Chan Luu white and gold bead wrap bracelet, $200, Footloose at The Galleria. Zenzii cream leather and gold multi-strand bracelet, $36, MoZaic Boutique.

It’s a Wrap Brighton “Harlow” bracelet, $66, Premier Boutique. Art of the Bead stretch bracelet, $88, One Brilliant. Brighton “Bejeweled” hinged bangle, $54, Roberta Weissburg Leathers. Brighton “Monte Carlo” hinged bangle, $48, Roberta Weissburg Leathers. Zenzii rose gold leather wrap bracelet, $51, MoZaic Boutique.

Golden Girl Jeffrey Smith Jewelry Collection bracelet, prices range from $90-$150, Jeffrey Smith Studio. Geneva wrap watch, $48, One Brilliant. Brighton “Trendoro” wide gold bracelet, $84, Roberta Weissburg Leathers. whirlmagazine.com

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Style feature

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pushers let your inner flower child run wild with these whimsical, wonderful creations­­

This summer, we have our heads in the proverbial clouds, dreaming of dramatic fashion statements that are undeniably fresh. So, with simple, breezy styles grounding us, we’re taking it over the top and reaching for the sky with dramatic, outrageous, and downright gorgeous floral headpieces. Photographs by Cyndi + Tony Araujo, Araujo Photography Art direction by Allie Wist Text by Nicole Barley  hot on location in downtown pittsburgh s floral designs: Bill Chisnell Productions Makeup: Theresa Steele, Makeup by Theresa Hair: Megan Gavin, Jeffrey Smith Studio models: Danika Adams + Katherine Reuning, provided by Docherty Talent & Modeling Agency Details in WHIRL Directory, page 134.

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d ream Weav er Nature takes a chic spin. A fedora woven of ferns, agave, bamboo, and palm provides the most stylish kind of shade. On Katherine: 360Sweater “Alva Platinum� knit top, $128, and KARA by Kara Ross bone necklace, $138, Kristi Boutique.

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Wil d W hi msy Dramatic and delicate, this look is equal parts Bob Mackie-era Cher and bridal-inspired. The uncomplicated frock pays homage to the season’s trend of all-white apparel. On Danika: Luna Luz silk organza cloud dress, $104, One Brilliant.

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Gar d en Part y Channel the essence of Carmen Miranda — bright, bold, playful, and pretty. We love the juxtaposition of real flowers with their watercolor interpretation. On Danika: Graham & Spencer “Flora Georgette” sleeveless dress, $384, The Picket Fence.

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Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Grand Ballroom of the Omni William Penn Hotel 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. • Honorees will be presented at 8 p.m. Foreign Cars

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Hosted by former 50 Finest Amber Nicotra of WTAE Channel 4 Action News and Frank Murgia of Talent Network, Inc. David Kirven “DJ KURVE” will keep the music going all night long. @DJKurve, DaveKirven@clearchannel.com

Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest are 50 of the city’s most accomplished men and women. These outstanding professionals are selected on the basis of their activity in the community and success in their careers. Each of the 50 Finest is committed to raising as much money as possible for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. They are counting on friends, family, co-workers, and the Pittsburgh community to help them exceed their minimum goal of $2,500. The 2012 class raised $337,000 for the foundation, so the bar has been set high for the Class of 2013!

Tickets w: wpa.cff.org/50finest p: 412.321.4422 $75 in advance ($40 tax deductible)

Ticket price includes pasta and carving stations, salad, bread, and dessert, courtesy of Bella Sera Catering and the Omni William Penn Hotel. Four complimentary beverages are also included with each ticket, courtesy of Coca-Cola, Frank B. Fuhrer Wholesale Co., and Clique Vodka.

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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Western Pennsylvania Chapter 810 River Ave., Suite 100 Pittsburgh, PA 15212 412.321.4422 / www.cff.org

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. For more than two decades, the foundation has been recognized as one of the most effective and efficient organizations of its kind. Approximately 90 cents of every dollar of foundation revenue goes to support vital CF research, medical, and education programs. Donations can be made directly to the individual honorees at wpa.cff.org/50finest or by contacting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Event Director: Jessica Giarratano Event Assistants: Katie Bampfield and Alyssa Ferguson Designers: Jason Solak and Allison Lembright Photography: Cayla Zahoran, Tobi Makinde, and Ray Miles with Pittsburgh Weddings by Design - Event Photography DJ: David Kirven “DJ Kurve” #DJKurve DaveKirven@clearchannel.com Photo Location: P & W Foreign Cars

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Rachel Kinney, a recent graduate of Peters Township High School, is an ambassador for the CF Foundation. For the last several years, Rachel has used her daily battle with CF to help each class of 50 Finest honorees better understand cystic fibrosis and how it affects those living with the disease and their families. Rachel plans to attend Johns Hopkins University in the fall, and we can’t wait to see what she accomplishes next.

Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest 2013 Steering Committee • Jim Mendelson • Daniel Gilman • George Bellios, D.M.D. • Justin Bray • Daniel Burda • Jason Capps • Colleen Coll • Daniella Cuomo • Justin Davis • Brian Henciak • Angela Kinney • Tony Lee • Jacqueline Massacci • Lauren Norris • Jeff Sassano • Ashley Thompson • Mark Burnett • Angela Criscella • Mark Miller

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Dr. Clinique Brundidge is a senior research nuclear materials scientist and engineer at Bechtel Bettis Laboratory, Inc., where she is responsible for the technical development of materials in nuclear reactors for the U.S. Navy. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, where she was also the first AfricanAmerican to letter four years in swimming. Additionally, she was honored as a Distinguished Student Leader in 2009 by the university for her exemplary service and positive impact in the community. She has continued to positively impact the community as a post-graduate and professional by spending the majority of her time and energy delivering motivational speeches and developing programs that encourage high school students to engage in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. In addition, she is active in numerous organizations as treasurer of the National Society of Black Engineers; vice president of membership for Toastmasters International; and serves on the Urban League of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Sports League, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, Women in Nuclear, and the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society.

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If you’ve gone to a fundraising event in Pittsburgh recently, and had the time of your life, chances are you’ve been introduced to the magic of Samuel Clyde Badger! Sam is the mastermind behind Pittsburgh Opera’s lavish galas that are routinely hailed among the best in every yearend list. As special events manager, in addition to the grand Maecenas Gala, held on the Benedum Center stage, he is responsible for its annual kick-off to the season Diamond Horseshoe Ball, its New Year’s Eve extravaganza, and a plethora of smaller fundraising events throughout the year. Sam served as co-chair of the 2013 Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force benefit, serves on the committee for Carnegie Library’s Late Night @ the Library soirees, and is a board member of the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh. He was chosen as one of WHIRL Magazine’s “13 Under 30,” featured in the March 2013 issue. This New Castle native has fully ensconced himself in Pittsburgh life, whether he’s trying out the latest new restaurant, exploring one of the many cultural institutions, or walking the catwalk for a good cause, such as the Lupus Foundation of PA. Wherever he goes, he’s the life of the party…and he’ll charm the pants off of clients, co-workers, and the media alike! “If you’re bored with Pittsburgh, it’s your own fault!” he says. Sam’s own words are fitting. If you’re not having fun at a Samuel Badger event, it’s your own fault!

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Shannon Reardon’s beautiful smile can be spotted from a mile away. She believes that everyone deserves to smile, which is why she is a dental assistant at the premier dental office in Western Pennsylvania, Fox Chapel Advanced Dental Care. The ambitious 29-year-old is also a lab manager at Allegheny CAD/CAM. Shannon has a huge heart and is the textbook definition of an animal lover. If she gets near a pet store, she will keep bringing home puppies and kittens! She wants to keep them all, but has settled for just one — her dog, Foxy. Shannon loves to read and go to the beach. Her favorite place so far? Puerto Vallarta! Shannon is supported by Fox Chapel Advanced Dental Care, Cappy’s Cafe, Titan HVAC, and friends and family.

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Ashley Dougherty

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Depending on your plans, Ashley Dougherty can make or break your day each weekend morning on WTAE-TV. The altruistic meteorologist loves her job but definitely prefers the days she can report sunny news! She is on the board for Driving for a Cure, and takes part in WTAE-TV’s annual Project Bundle-Up. Ashley is a huge animal lover and just recently started volunteering at Hello Bully. Not surprisingly, the animal lover has two pets of her own — her cat, Bella and her dog, Bubba. She also competed in this year’s Dancing with the Celebrities of Pittsburgh, which benefited the Kiwanis Group and Free Health Care for Catholic Charities, and Watchful Shepherd’s Dancing for a Cause, where she took first prize! Ashley spends free time hitting golf balls at local courses, working out, attending Pittsburgh sporting events, and spending time with friends and family.

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Drew Majerick is a real estate consultant and vice president of the Oil and Gas Division at Beynon and Company. He has worked very extensively within the oil and gas industry, helping out-of-state oil and gas companies relocate into Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio for the Marcellus and Utica Shale activity. Drew currently serves as the president of the University of Delaware Alumni Chapter for Western Pennsylvania, where he played Division 1 soccer and graduated with a degree in political science and international relations. He is affiliated with many organizations, including BNI Network Group, Washington County Chamber of Commerce, PA Realtor Association, the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association, and RAMP.

Dr. Michelle Jo Semins is a urologic surgeon and assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center at Mercy Hospital. As an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, she was a spirited Wolverine. After leaving Ann Arbor, Michelle returned to Pittsburgh for medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. From there, she was accepted into a demanding surgical residency at Johns Hopkins. She spent six rigorous years training in a field dominated by men. Her hard work paid off and she had her choice of jobs when she was finished, so Dr. Semins decided to come home in 2011. In addition to her work and mentoring responsibilities, she is an active member of the American Urological Association, Northeastern Section of the American Urological Association, Pittsburgh Urological Association, Society of Endourology, and Society of Women in Urology. She is supported by Andy Hawk, Roni and Howard Semins, Eve Semins Hagerty, Dorothy and Sam Greenfield, William Semins and Hattie Fletcher, the Harris family, Janet Niethamer, Sarah and Ben Davies, Stephen and Dana Jackman, and other friends, family, and generous colleagues.

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To his students in the Central Valley School District, Daniel J. Zigerelli is a popular Language Arts teacher. Having already earned his master’s degree in school counseling, Daniel decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and is working toward earning his principal’s certificate. “Zig,” as his friends call him, is also a musician that sings and plays rhythm guitar for the wellknown Pittsburgh rock group, the Delaneys. You may have heard them play before a Steelers, Pirates, or Pens game, at one of Pittsburgh’s clubs, or even on the radio. The band’s music has been featured on 105.9 The X and 102.5 WDVE, and is currently working with producer Rick Witkowski on its fourth studio album due later this year. He is supported by Altar Bar, Mario’s South Side Saloon, and Latitude 40. You can find the Delaneys on iTunes or at facebook.com/thedelaneys.

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A southern gentleman through and through, Brandon Hudson of WPXI-TV exudes the quiet confidence of a man raised with the traditions, manners, and friendliness of a family rooted in the south. Born and raised in Montgomery, Ala., he already has his football tickets for the September 2nd game, where the Pitt Panthers will face his alma mater, the Florida State Seminoles. Brandon got his first real taste of life in Pittsburgh 24 hours after moving here, when he attended the 2011 AFC Championship game. It was then that he realized he was in for quite a ride as a member of the WPXI-TV team. He’s met interesting people, been chased by a pit bull, and even gotten stuck in quicksand. When not in pursuit of a good story, Brandon plays basketball, mentors future journalists, and works with the St. Catherine of Sweden Youth Group.

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Raising awareness and money to help battle cystic fibrosis is especially important to Jennifer Chambers. She’s lost two cousins, Sherri and Debbie, at the ages of 11 and 19 to the disease. Currently, her cousin Renee is battling cystic fibrosis. She has undergone a double lung transplant surgery, yet always has a smile on her face. Jenny is a popular guidance counselor for grades 8-12 in the Keystone Oaks School District. Her big heart and positive attitude made her a natural choice for becoming the Caring Team coordinator at the high school. The Caring Team raises money for the Highmark Caring Place, which supports grieving children and their families. Her team has also raised money for breast cancer, melanoma, autism awareness, the Salvation Army, and the Red Cross.

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meghann walsh Pastry Chef Meghann Walsh creates the most delicious and beautiful desserts in the city. She graduated from Pittsburgh’s International Culinary Academy, Le Cordon Bleu, before moving to Florida, where she worked for the Renaissance Vinoy Resort in St. Petersburg for seven years. During her time there, Meghann perfected the art of pulled sugar (sugar creations that are formed by boiling a sugar syrup and then stretching the sugar by hand), and participated in a three-day course with famed Pastry Chef Ewald Notter. After winning a series of dessert competitions, Meghann relocated back to the Pittsburgh area where she caught the eye of Executive Chef Greg Alauzen. She soon began her career with Cioppino Restaurant & Cigar Bar and Osteria Restaurants. Her passion for cooking is literally skin deep — she even has a pastry chef pin-up tattooed on her arm! When Meghann is not in the kitchen, she enjoys spending time with her American pit bull, China, and remains dedicated to dispelling the false information out there and changing the perception of these incredible dogs.

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Dr. Craig Oser Dr. Craig Oser loves living in Pittsburgh even more than he thought he would. The Philadelphia native came here three years ago and opened his own practice in the South Hills — Dr. Craig Oser Plastic Surgery. He is enjoying all that our city has to offer on a professional and social level. He can be seen rollerblading or cycling around town when he isn’t exercising at the gym. Dr. Oser enjoys meeting new people and trying out the new restaurants in the city. He takes his own good fortune seriously, and in turn, does pro bono work for trauma and cancer victims.

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A frequent attendee of social and charity functions, Clay Shaffer enjoys being on the social scene, helping a wide array of causes, and dressing to the nines while doing so. It’s a good thing he loves to see and be seen, because his style always gets him noticed! Clay is a 2011 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, with dual degrees in finance and psychology. Having worked in the restaurant industry through his college years, Clay has always been interested in Pittsburgh’s culinary scene. He got his start in the field with big Burrito Restaurant Group in 2008 at Casbah Mediterranean Kitchen and Wine Bar. After four years, he was moved into a management role at Mad Mex. He loves to spend his free time with family and friends, traveling, throwing elaborate dinner parties and, of course, supporting CFF! Clay would like to send a special thanks to big Burrito Restaurant Group, Spin Bartini, and the Sewickley Café for their continued support.

An altruistic teacher in the Midland Borough School District, Jodi Melvin strongly believes in the importance of philanthropy. She has spent the last 12 years working with her students and leading by example. Jodi has assisted with the girls basketball team, sponsored the school’s pep club, and spent hours after school helping students in need. She financially supported students that couldn’t otherwise attend field trips, and brought in backpacks, school supplies, clothes, and shoes for kids that needed them — all while working toward her Principal’s Certification. When she isn’t at school, she loves to read and spend time outdoors with her three children, Gavin, Jakob, and Mollee. Jodi is supported by CF Sales and Manufacturing, Midland Education Association, Jergel’s Rhythm Grille, and friends and family.

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“Anytime you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don’t, then you are wasting your time on Earth.” Tami Davis tries to model her life around this great Roberto Clemente quote. The project manager for Dell Marketing L.P. actively supports the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Light of Light Mission, Toys for Tots, National Kidney Foundation Fun Walk, Epilepsy Family Run/Walk, and Pirates Charities. A sports enthusiast, Tami is a coach for the Miracle League of the South Hills and also loves to cheer on the Riverhounds, Penguins, and Pirates. Tami is affiliated with the Pittsburgh Social Exchange, Empire Who’s Who for Executive and Professional Women, and Manchester Who’s Who for Executives and Professionals.

Paul Brendel graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience. He then went on to work as a research assistant at Pitt’s Learning Research & Development Center, where he had worked part-time as an undergrad. His research investigated the neural substrates of reading. His co-authored paper, “Reading Faces: Investigating the Use of a Novel Face-Based Orthography in Acquired Alexia,” is awaiting publication. In the spring of 2013, Paul enrolled at Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health to earn a master’s degree in epidemiology. This summer, Paul started working at the Allegheny County Health Department on a to-be-determined project to help an underprivileged community in Allegheny County. When he is not working, Paul enjoys running, painting, and traveling. He also volunteers at other Cystic Fibrosis Foundation events, such as Jam on Walnut, Passion for Wine, and the Brewer’s Ball.

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Alan Wilson earned a dual degree in molecular biology and Spanish in the spring of 2012 from the University of Pittsburgh. Shortly after graduation, Alan joined the ChemImage Corporation team, working with its biomedical department. Because his work focuses on developing innovative biomedical solutions for cancer and other diseases, he would like to travel to Central and South America this fall to volunteer in medical clinics. In his free time, Alan enjoys volunteering at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Oakland and with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. As a scientist who understands the significance of curing a genetic disease, he is exceptionally dedicated to raising money for CF research.

Although she was born in Arlington, Va., Edith del Carmen Guevara recognizes great value in other cultures and holds this close to her heart, as her parents were born in Mexico and Venezuela. Between her multi-cultural home and artist father, she couldn’t help but develop an eye and passion for art throughout the world. A cross country scholarship to California University of Pennsylvania brought her to the Pittsburgh area in 1997. She has always been an avid runner, and takes health and fitness very seriously. Edith even incorporated wellness into her work life when she began working for Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield as a client service manager in the National Sales department. The 33-year-old stunner enjoys running competitively in 5Ks, 10Ks, and half marathons; she also leads the Run Club for CrossFit Alloy. Edith volunteers for Highmark’s Caring Place as well as other company-sponsored opportunities, including Project Bundle-Up, Junior Achievement, and Special Olympics.

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joHN mAGGIO A proud member of Hokie nation, John Maggio graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2009 with his bachelor’s degree in finance. He began his career working in a corporate trust department specializing in tender option bonds, but quickly advanced to a position with Merrill Lynch in 2011. The young go-getter loves to golf, play tennis, and ski with co-workers, friends, family, and the Pittsburgh Sports League. John is a member of Virginia Tech Alumni Association’s Pittsburgh chapter and participates in the annual walk for the American Heart Association.

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Growing up in Bethel Park, the youngest of three brothers and a sister, Janet Irwin developed a passion for being around people. She was involved in every sport, from the cheerleading squad to the boy’s baseball team, and always thrived in the spotlight. After losing her father, she took on a passion she shared with him: writing. Janet graduated from WVU with a degree in journalism and immediately launched her career in broadcast news in Clarksburg, W.Va. After a year, she conquered her dream to come back home and work in the competitive Pittsburgh market. Within her three years at WTAE-TV, she climbed her way up from evening desk assistant to producer of the award-winning Channel 4 Action News This Morning. In that time, she also created and managed the WTAE-TV Newstars Charity Softball Team, which helped raise money for charities and nonprofits across Western Pennsylvania. Eventually, Janet decided to break out of the newsroom to take on a new endeavor in the exciting world of print sales. She joined the WHIRL Publishing family in December. Her new career allows her to meet the people whose ideas and drive help build the city she calls home.

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lauren cerqua Ask anyone — Lauren Cerqua, MPT can help you achieve goals you never thought possible. As a physical therapist and manager of Outpatient Therapy Services at St. Clair Hospital, and a group fitness instructor at LA Fitness, she can’t help but encourage other people to strive for their best. Lauren’s big heart and commitment to helping others is why she volunteers for many different organizations, including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Girls on the Run, Habitat for Humanity, and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. She has led extremely successful ZUMBA fitness fundraisers to benefit each of these charities. With the support of the Cerqua family, the Pecorari family, and the Hip-Hop family, Lauren is truly making a difference in the Pittsburgh community.

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patrick Finegan Patrick Finegan has been working in the commercial real estate development industry since graduating from West Virginia University in 2002. He spent the first part of his career working on the design and development of large scale, mixed-use projects across the country with Site Signatures, Inc., before joining PNC Realty Services. As part of the talented PNC Realty Services team, Patrick’s responsibility as a transaction manager in the Commercial Trust Real Estate Group offers him opportunities to continue his growth through all facets of the real estate industry. Born and raised in Western Pennsylvania, he shares the likes of many from the region: sports, music, outdoor activities, and most importantly, family and friends. Patrick likes to stay active in the community by volunteering with various organizations. He especially enjoys sharing his passion for real estate development by working on local community betterment projects. He is supported by friends and family.

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ashlee Olivo Russell York Russ York is a senior lead strategist for an online marketing agency in the Pittsburgh area. The Keystone Oaks graduate received his bachelor’s degree in political science and communications from West Virginia University. With more than 10 years of experience in the advertising industry, he has helped several local businesses create Internet marketing programs, as well as mobile and social media campaigns. When he isn’t working, you can probably find him on the golf course or trying out one of Pittsburgh’s newest restaurants. Despite his busy schedule, Russ is still a laid-back Pittsburgh guy. He would rather spend the afternoon with his two kids, Abigael and Hannah, than be anywhere else. Russ is supported by the Buncher Company, Smoke Cigar Shop & Lounge, Jeff Sassano, friends, and family.

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Only 26 years old, Ashlee Olivo is definitely an up-and-comer to keep your eye on. After earning her degree in communications with a double minor in writing and history from Allegheny College, Ashlee joined KDKA-TV as an account executive. She has spent the last four years developing and managing advertising and marketing campaigns for local and regional businesses. She manages and develops marketing strategy, commercial production, promotions, and, overall, successfully helps her clients grow their business. In her spare time, Ashlee supports and volunteers for the Young Women’s Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation as director of special events. Most recently, she was instrumental in creating a successful promotion with the City of Pittsburgh and Panera Bread called the “Power of Pink Challenge,” a Pittsburgh versus Cleveland promotion to sell Pink Ribbon Bagels in the month of October. The promotion raised more than $60,000 for local breast cancer patients and their families. In addition, Ashlee is in her fifth year as the Junior Varsity head coach of the Peters Township Dance Team. This past February, the dance program took home first and second place at the National Dance Championship in Orlando, Fla. Ashlee devotes her time to role model and mentor these wonderful and talented young ladies.

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MARCI KERR While working on her business degree during her junior year of college at WVU, Marci Kerr accepted a prominent internship with CNBC. She lived in Manhattan for the summer and worked on Wall Street, as well as on numerous TV shows, including the TODAY show. Working on Wall Street is what catapulted her into her current career in finance. Marci is now an assistant vice president and portfolio manager for F.N.B. Wealth Management. To complement her professional experience, Marci is in the process of obtaining her Certified Financial Planner designation through Boston University. She was taught about the importance of giving at an early age by her father. Every Christmas Eve, her family visits with and gives presents to patients who are being cared for by a local nursing home. Ever since, Marci has been an active volunteer for a variety of local charities and enjoys giving back to the Pittsburgh community. She is supported by her amazing friends, family and colleagues, as well as F.N.B. Wealth Management and Denham & Co. Salon.

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JOHN WOODRUFF John Woodruff is a lieutenant in the U.S. Marine corps. He received his J.D. from Duquesne University in June. While there, he was the president of two organizations: the Black Law Student Association and the Military Law Association. He created the policy that helping the community through a worthy charity should be one of the driving forces of these organizations. This community-based idea lead to new fundraisers and record profits, and, therefore, the donations are helping the Western Pennsylvania area. John currently resides north of Pittsburgh, with his son, surrounded by a loving and supportive family, and is studying for the bar exam, awaiting his next military orders once completed.

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olIVIA kENNEDY She might not wear Sperry Top-Sider boat shoes or a red headscarf with nautical stripes, but ask anyone, Olivia Kennedy channels the style of Jackie O when she is on the water. You can find the alwayspolished brunette boating down one of the three rivers on any given Saturday with friends and family. Originally from Canada, Olivia now calls Fox Chapel home. A successful assistant vice president and financial consultant for First National Investment Services, Olivia loves the challenge of helping her clients reach their financial goals and objectives. She applies her hard work and dedication to all aspects of her life and is excited to transcend her passion into fundraising efforts for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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joHN gURMAN “Fashion passes, style remains.” Coco Chanel could easily have been describing John Gurman and the way he lives his life. Always impeccably dressed, John is an interior designer for Loom Exquisite Textiles. He loves his career, but he also loves keeping up with the latest trends. The designer grew up in Niagara Falls and went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in interior design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. John has had a hand in charitable events throughout the community. He was involved with the creation of the Persian tents for the Pittsburgh Opera’s spring gala, as well as the design of a cystic fibrosis event held in Bakery Square. John also does visuals for Louis Vuitton and freelance design for Alexander Henry Fabrics out of Burbank, Calif.

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BRIAN CLINTON

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Despite being diagnosed with testicular cancer at the age of 30, Brian Clinton hasn’t slowed down one bit. Given a clean bill of health one year after being treated, Brian came away from the experience with a newly focused and positive attitude. His work ethic is unparalleled and his commitment to the Pittsburgh community is unrivaled. A vice president and project manager at PNC Realty Services, Brian is responsible for the east coast design and development of PNC corporate real estate. In his free time, he enjoys meeting new people and trying new things. He also lends his support to a variety of different cancer-related charities.

She may have spent three years in Texas covering dangerous international issues, cartel crimes, and public corruption along the U.S.-Mexico border, but the Pittsburgh skyline is actually what gives Ashlie Hardway butterflies. The Penn Hills native and WTAE-TV reporter is happy to be back in her hometown. Ashlie can be seen weekdays on Channel 4 Action News at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 6 p.m. When she isn’t covering the news or spending time with her little girl, Olivia Violet, the fashion-savvy reporter (She has more than 50 pairs of shoes!) can be found supporting local charities and artists throughout the area. Ashlie has a soft spot for UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and spends time there at least once a week.

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James Protin is the oil and gas industry national practice leader for Chester Engineers, the largest African-American-owned consulting engineering firm in the country. James’ primary focus is Marcellus and Utica Shale exploration and production in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia, but also includes shale plays in Michigan, North Dakota, Texas, and Louisiana. Born and raised in Charleroi, Jim is celebrating his 30th year in the engineering and construction industry in the Pittsburgh market. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Mon Valley Progress Council, the American Heart Association, and the Business Advisory Board of The Challenge Program. He is an associate member of the Marcellus Shale Coalition and is also affiliated with the Independent Oil & Gas Association of Pennsylvania. A charismatic leader, Jim enjoys golf, writing, and traveling. He is supported by Chester Engineers, Marcellus Shale Coalition, HomeWaters, Greenlee Partners, NOVA Chemicals, Creative Visions, Lee Supply, friends, and family.

Erin May is the marketing director of Goehring, Rutter & Boehm, where she is responsible for establishing the firm’s brand, maintaining its position in the industry, and creating the firm’s overall approach to marketing and branding. Since taking on the role, Erin’s position has expanded to include public relations and business development. During her time at Goehring, Rutter & Boehm, she has also maintained an active freelance graphic design business. In April 2011, she created and incorporated Evolutionare, LLC, a graphic design, marketing, and small event planning company. Erin even designed the 2013 logos for Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest and Twin Cities Finest! She is a member of the La Roche College Alumni Association Board, a founding member and director of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance Western Pennsylvania Chapter, and the president of the Professional Services Marketing Association. Her supporters include Goehring, Rutter & Boehm, David W. May General Contractor, family, and friends.

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lou schwartz Three words come to mind when you think of Lou Schwartz. He is fun, caring, and generous. Lou embraces life by enjoying time with his family and friends. His hobbies include music, traveling, golfing, hunting, and, most importantly, making memories with his family and friends. Lou is an avid sports fan and attends almost every home WVU football game. He also supports the Pittsburgh teams by attending many games for the Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates. To maintain such a busy and fulfilling lifestyle, Lou earns a successful living as an executive sales representative for Janssen the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. He has twice been named District Representative of the Year and, in 2010, he won the prestigious “President’s Trophy” award given to the top 10 percent of the sales force. Trained professionally as a nurse, Lou works with his customers at UPMC to provide quality products to patients. His motto is “patients come first, stay humble, and stay hungry!” Lou is quite charitable and supports many organizations, such as the American Heart Association, the ALS Association, the American Red Cross, and the United Way. When Lou isn’t working or supporting the community, he can be found hanging with his friends at his local pub, The Oakmont Tavern. Some of his supporters include Kristin Benz, The Oakmont Tavern, and Karen Watkins.

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Jessica Ziemski A Steel City native, Jessica Ziemski is a huge Pittsburgh sports fan, who recently realized her dream of living in the heart of the city she loves when she relocated to a Downtown apartment. Jessica graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in criminal law and justice, and went on to attend law school at the University of Pittsburgh. As an attorney at Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl, LLC, she practices commercial litigation and found a law firm culture that reflects the camaraderie that she loves about the Pittsburgh community. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, volunteering at Animal Friends, participating in the Pittsburgh Sports League, and running. Jessica is also passionate about giving back to the community. One of her most rewarding experiences has been promoting a love of reading at a young age by mentoring a third-grade student through Reading is FUNdamental. She is also an active member of the Allegheny County Bar Association — Women in Law Division.

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Jennifer Makowski

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Jennifer Makowski loves dancing, planning events, and working with people. When she was in college, the 24-year-old began working for the Pittsburgh, New York, and Miami-based Bonnie Walker Events as an assistant planner to the company event coordinator. Her degree from Seton Hill University and sunny personality led to an opportunity at PNC’s World Financial Headquarters, where she is currently the guest services administrator. Jennifer recently started graduate school at Point Park University where she is pursuing dual degrees in a master of arts in journalism and mass communication, as well as a master of business administration. When she isn’t in school or working, Jennifer volunteers with the Ambridge High School’s Dance Team and the HOPE Network’s physically disabled waterskiing program.

Joshua Milan is the owner and operator of Milanscape, a design and building landscape construction company based in Greensburg, which specializes in custom stone projects in the South Pittsburgh area. Trained in design and construction at WCCC and Penn State, Josh enjoys working on each site — building natural stone patios, walks, walls, and waterfalls. It’s no surprise that his love of nature carries over to his hobbies as well. Josh likes to rock climb, kayak, fish, and is an amateur soccer player for the Westmoreland United FC. You may be surprised, but acting is Josh’s secret passion! He has been in 14 shows and his most recent roles include “Mr. Jim O’Connor,” in Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie at The Theater Factory and at Penn State New Kensington. His favorite role was “Gustav Aubin” in The Ladies’ Man, a French farce he performed in at the Applehill Playhouse. Josh would like to thank his parents, Bonnie and Buck, for their unconditional, loving support in all things.

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TONY ROSSI Tony Rossi has always been proud to call Pittsburgh home. As vice president for CBRE, Tony has an opportunity to share the dynamic story of Pittsburgh and its many successes to capital market participants across the country. A Penn State graduate, he focused on accounting and real estate courses, which led to him beginning his career as an analyst and loan officer with a regional bank. As Pittsburgh emerged from the recession, Tony had the opportunity to work on a wide array of commercial real estate development deals. When he’s not trying to strike a deal, Tony enjoys spending time outdoors snowboarding or participating in endurance races. Last year, he completed his fourth Pittsburgh Marathon, as well and his first Olympic distance triathlon!

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jOLINA gIARAMITA After graduating from Clarion University with a degree in communications, Jolina Giaramita put an apron on at her family’s Italian restaurant and has yet to take it off! During the last 13 years, she has managed to transform La Tavola Italiana Restaurant into a Pittsburgh favorite and expand the family business to open Carmela’s Kitchen. The restaurants are a great way for the family to share their Italian culture and traditions with the people of Pittsburgh. Jolina supports several local organizations, including Urban Impact. When she isn’t in the kitchen or volunteering in the community, you’ll find Jolina with her two little girls, Lilah and Bianca.

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JESSE GOODALL Jesse Goodall is the college unit director for Northwestern Mutual’s Downtown office, where he manages 25 interns while also running his own financial planning practice. He plays an active role in the community by working with his alma mater’s lacrosse team, Central Catholic High School, as the junior varsity head coach. Passionate about the work Family House does, Jesse is a founding member of its Young Business Leaders Committee. He also hosts an annual golf outing to benefit its Family Assistance Fund, the Michelle Goodall Charity Golf Outing, in honor of Jesse’s mother who lost her battle to cancer when he was 12 years old. Jesse has made it his mission to continue his mother’s belief in the importance of community service and he looks forward to increasing his involvement as part of this year’s 50 Finest. He is supported by Northwestern Mutual Pittsburgh, Sean and Gina Cassidy, and Douglas and Rhonda Goodall.

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kIMBERLEE lANGHORST Kim Langhorst is a human resources recruiter at Remote DBA Experts. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Penn State and her master’s degree from Duquesne. While at Penn State, Kim participated in the nationally recognized fundraiser, THON, which is a 46-hour dance marathon that raised $7.49 million during her senior year! Always in search of adventure, she loves skydiving, climbing waterfalls, and traveling. Kim also enjoys yoga, painting, cooking, and running. She even completed her first half-marathon last May! Her supporters include friends, family, and Remote DBA Experts.

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Ashton Kinney has always known exactly what he wanted to do when he grew up. Some kids say they want to be a doctor, a teacher, or an astronaut, but Ashton can remember telling his teachers that he wanted to grow up to work for the family business, S.P. Kinney Engineers — one of the world’s leading manufacturers of industrial automatic self-cleaning strainers and blast furnace equipment. When Ashton was a junior in high school he began to really work at the family company in a variety of capacities. After he graduated from Allegheny College in 2010, Ashton took on a management position in the company sales department. He hopes to work there as long as he can.

Melissa Cekus is an associate director of clinical operations for AbbVie. She has dedicated her career to clinical research and to doing her part in finding treatments and cures for diseases that plague our population. The blonde beauty is an avid runner and member of the Steel City Road Runners organization. She has a passion for art and culture, and enjoys attending gallery events, the symphony, and other art and music events. Don’t be surprised if you see her at a metal band concert! Having spent time in more than 20 countries, she tries to bring a little bit of that country back with her each time, be it a piece of art, a local tradition, or cuisine. As a Downtown dweller, having watched Pittsburgh grow and change over the last decade, she has made it her mission to help make it a city that appeals to young people, families, entrepreneurs, and businesses. Missie firmly believes that to have any influence on changing culture, you have to embrace, live, and advocate for that shift in beliefs.

Ryan H. James is the owner and founder of James Law, LLC, a general practice law firm located in McKeesport. Ryan represents clients in various criminal, civil, and administrative proceedings. Before founding James Law, Ryan worked as an attorney at a firm that dealt primarily with public-sector and personal-injury law, clerked for the Michigan Supreme Court, and served as a student attorney with the Washtenaw County Public Defender’s Office. This dedicated entrepreneur is also a mentor with the United Way’s “Be a 6th Grade Mentor” program, a volunteer attorney with the Neighborhood Legal Services Association, an arbitrator in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, and a member of the Allegheny County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.

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Angela Casale grew up in the restaurant business. Her family owned and operated restaurants in Italy, where Angela was born, and then in Virginia, where they moved when she was 10 years old. Now 27, she is the director of sales and catering for DiBella’s Old Fashioned Submarines, which is a growing business with 36 locations based out of Rochester, N.Y. She loves what she does and takes immense pride in her work. With the support of DiBella’s, Angela has raised money for Make-A-Wish, Pittsburgh’s Children’s Hospital, and the University Hospital in Cleveland — among many other deserving organizations. When she is not traveling for business, you can find her enjoying sports, baking, or spending time with her friends and family. She is supported by DiBella’s Subs, friends and family, Samantha Morgan, and Nick Rine.

Elena LaQuatra has never let the fact that bacterial meningitis took 100 percent of her hearing at age 4 hold her back. Having spent years dancing, winning awards as a member of the Mt. Lebanon High School Dance Company, performing as a member of the Mt. Lebanon High School Percussion Ensemble, appearing on Greece’s Next Top Model, and as a pageant consultant on MTV’s “Made,” you’d never guess that she has a cochlear implant. She spent her teenage years competing in pageants, winning the prestigious title of Miss Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Teen in 2007 under the Miss America Scholarship Organization and then placing second runner-up at the national competition. Elena was also named Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA in 2010 under the Donald Trumpowned Miss Universe Organization. She serves as the emcee and red carpet host for many Pittsburgh events, a spokesmodel for various organizations and companies, owns a pageant consultant business, and works as an agency-signed model for major companies. One day she hopes to become the first deaf anchor on a national entertainment network, like E! News. She is supported by Dickie, McCamey, & Chilcote P.C., Charles and Laura Aftosmis, and Coast 2 Coast Communications’ CEO Frank Catroppa and Vice President Dennis Asvestas.

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john cortese As the oldest of three kids in a close-knit Italian family, John Cortese has always tried to set a good example for his younger brothers and sisters. After deciding to attend college close to his hometown of Murrysville, John graduated from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown with a degree in business. Right out of school, he was fortunate enough to land a sales position with a medical device company. The time and effort he put into his career initially paid off — he is now the vice president of sales for the company. He credits much of his personal and professional success to his good friend Mark Miller. A PIAA State place winner in wrestling, John has been an assistant wrestling coach at Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School for the last five years. At an early age, wrestling taught him to be independent and positive, and John hopes to teach the students he works with the same thing.

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Sean Vojtecky is the finance director at Diehl Automotive Group, one of the premier auto dealers of new and used vehicles in Pittsburgh. He has a tattoo of a Scion on his arm because of his passion for the vehicles and in honor of the company he works for. Diehl Automotive Group is a major supporter of his fundraising efforts. On the side, he likes to work on installing custom car stereos. Not one to sit around, he is also a camera man for Raw Hogs Media and a DJ at Studio Raw.

Born in Michigan and adopted by two little people, Richard and Carol Menart, Kimmy Johnson spent her childhood watching and imitating Julia Child in Ligonier. Inspired by her childhood idol, Kimmy went on to culinary school and graduated in 2003 from the Pennsylvania Culinary Institute with a degree in pastry arts. With the assistance of Dan Burda and Rohn Neugebauer, she will be opening the official Kimmy’s Cupcake Co. within the next year. Also a host for the popular media company Raw Hogs, Pittsburgh’s official “paparazzi,” Kimmy has been able to meet eclectic and interesting people throughout the city. She is a member of the Little People of America, Human Rights Campaign, American Heart Society, and Habitat for Humanity of Pittsburgh. For more information on Raw Hogs and her bakery, visit rawhogs.com and facebook.com/ kimmyscupcakecompany.

In the spring of 2006, Matthew Arch walked across the Penn State stage and became the first person in his family to graduate from college; but he didn’t stop there. Motivated to further his education, Matt is currently working on his master’s of social work at the University of Pittsburgh, focusing on Social Administration. The young go-getter is also working full-time as the program manager for the UPMC Center for Inclusion. He sits on the History Uncorked host committee, serves as the secretary for the Board of Directors at Addison Behavioral Care, and even ran the full Pittsburgh Marathon in May, raising money for the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh. Matt loves to promote health care initiatives — he feels strongly that it helps remind people of just how precious life is. He is supported by Bobbie Fox, Inc., Guarino Group Productions (entertainment and event services), and UP Modern Kitchen.

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wesley lyons Wesley Lyons is in a profession that helps to inspire others. As an author and motivational speaker, Wes stresses the importance of personal and professional advancement to schools, businesses, and organizations. His work ethic was honed as a star football player and 2006 graduate of Woodland Hills High School, and was further refined as he continued to play as a West Virginia University Mountaineer. His ambition helped him graduate a semester early, which allowed him to be picked up by the New York Jets in the off-season and eventually sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He parlayed his experiences on and off the field into the book, “The Pursuit with Patience,” which documents the opportunities and challenges that he faced at an early age.

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Kristine Schnaufer Kristine Schnaufer has a very successful career and is incredibly passionate about giving back to her hometown. A marketing product manager for PNC, the Pittsburgh native has been involved with some of Pittsburgh’s most successful fundraisers, including PNC’s Treasury Management Annual Golf Outing for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. She was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for Bach Choir Pittsburgh. Kristine earned her undergraduate degree from Slippery Rock University and continued on to earn her MBA from Waynesburg University — one of her proudest accomplishments. She is a member of PNC’s Women Connect Group, PNC’s Women’s Mentoring Group Planning Committee, and PNC’s “PREP” group for emerging young professionals. With the support of friends, family, PNC, Perlé, and PA Brew Tours, Kristine is excited to make a difference in lives of families who are touched by CF.

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In anticipation of the second annual One WHIRL Yoga Fest + Healthy Lifestyle Expo, sponsors and representatives from the event’s ambassador studios gathered at Engine House 25 for a Warm-Up Party! Guests noshed on a spread of light bites from big Burrito restaurants, including Casbah and Kaya, and sipped red Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc blends from Engine House 25 Winery. Bikram Yoga Pittsburgh, led by owner Zeb Homison, presented an energizing demonstration of poses, and presenting sponsor UPMC Health Plan’s CEO & Chief Executive Officer Sharon Hicks spoke about yoga’s incredible health benefits. Join WHIRL and the Pittsburgh yoga community on July 27 at Point State Park for a full day of yoga classes, health vendors and demonstrations, inspiring company, and fresh food. Reserve your space at whirlmagazine.com/yogafest. Namaste! — N.B.

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58th Annual Pittsburgh CLO Guild Ball

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More than 300 guests filled the Westin Convention Center Hotel ballroom in support of the Pittsburgh CLO Guild’s 58th Annual “Rock, Roll & Remember.” The night, which featured dinner and a lot of dancing, honored Helen and Stephen Casey with the third annual CLOE Award for community service. In addition to performances by the CLO Mini Stars, the CLO board members sang! “Dan Booker was a heck of a singer, but the rest of us attempted to do our best,” says co-chair Suzanne Karlovich. “Folks really got a chuckle out of it.” The MVP Band rocked the house as attendees enjoyed a pear salad, herb-rubbed filet mignon, mac ‘n cheese tart alfredo, and a selection of desserts. True to the theme, “Peggy Sue’s Soda Fountain” was on hand with root beer floats and milkshakes! The evening’s silent auction included a walk-on role in CLO’s production of A Musical Christmas Carol and trips to Venice and the Cayman Islands. “Pink Boxes,” filled with surprises, were sold to benefit the Guild’s arts education programs and college scholarships. “From the soda fountain to the decor, everyone enjoyed the flashback to the ‘50s,” says Karlovich. “It was so much fun to relax and have that kind of atmosphere. Guests really were able to let loose!” — K.C.

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It was easy to mistake Sewickley Heights for the Hamptons as 425 guests gathered on the grounds of Allegheny Country Club for an unparalleled summer soirée featuring the queen of fresh, #1 New York Times best-selling author Ina Garten, also known as the Barefoot Contessa. As honorary chair, Garten, who was joined by her husband Jeffrey, made an appearance to support the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, which is currently under construction along the Parkway West corridor. A strolling supper, which included lobster quiche, basil pesto-stuffed strawberries, and swordfish; refreshing cocktails; an outdoor silent auction; and live entertainment by the MVP Band, provided the perfect backdrop for a super chic garden party. More than $200,000 was raised for PBG, the region’s first outdoor comprehensive botanic garden! Crisp sunflowers, bluehued hydrangeas, and brilliant blossoms by Toadflax, Hepatica, Cuttings, Bill Chisnell Productions, Roxanne’s Dried Flowers, and Allison McGeary Floral Design filled the historic club’s spaces. “Ina could not have been more gracious and accommodating,” says Director of Development Kitty Vagley. “It was our most successful party to date. Bill Kolano, Brigette Pavlik, and David Thor worked so hard to make the evening fun, as well as successful, and it was a pleasure to see how well their efforts were rewarded.” Guests left with adorable herb plants for their garden! — A.B.

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Situated at the end of an elegant governor’s drive amid twenty-two acres of lush greenery, this gracious estate is surrounded on all sides by breathtaking vistas. Just beyond the brick-and-stone exterior, a two-story entry and a pair of floating staircases welcome you to the home. The four levels of the main residence host a series of beautifully proportioned interior environments, equally notable for their opulence and the quality

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of their craftsmanship, which encompass in total more than 19,000 square feet of living space. A spectacular indoor riding arena, a regulation size outdoor arena, a six-stall barn, and a 14-stall stable with a tack room and a clubhouse/apartment function as the perfect complement to the home. Additional acreage is available. Peters Township $9,950,000 Holly Corace 724-941-8800

Magnificent home with outstanding architectural detail. Lovely family room which boasts a floor to ceiling stone fireplace and is open to the kitchen. Upper St. Clair $1,200,000 Maureen Cavanaugh 412-833-3600

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REAL estate By Rachel Jones Think of a spacious backyard as a blank canvas. Would you like to paint it with a beautiful flower garden or posh

patio set? A badminton net or in-ground pool? The opportunities for recreation and relaxation are endless. Sometimes, keeping the yard in plain green glory works just as well. Take a stroll through these four homes, which have stunning architecture mirrored in equally beautiful landscaping.

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Nestled in The Greens neighborhood in North Park, this stately home is surrounded by large, lush greens. Not just the spacious yard, but the nearby North Park Golf Course, too! Enjoy the beautiful scenery on the rear screened porch off of the family room. The luxurious 12-room home includes four bedrooms, three full baths, two half baths, a home theater, a home office, and more. Wood floors and palladium windows add a comforting feel, but the highlight is definitely the kitchen. The brick accents above the double-oven and stovetop give a rustic, restaurant vibe, while the island and partition between the kitchen and dining room offer plenty of workspace. For more information, contact Linda Miller and Jaclyn Miller-Mihm of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services. 412.487.0500. pittsburghmoves.com.

Decorate your space with a beautiful pergola! The wooden wonders create a romantic atmosphere — even more so when dripping with twinkle lights! — or provide a serene place to practice yoga or sip tea. Eisler Landscapes designed this pergola to add a pretty partition between the front walkway and backyard seating area. Eisler Landscapes, 1031 New Castle Road, Prospect. 724.865.2830. eislerlandscapes.com.

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Listed at $298,000 106 Virginia drive, north buffalo township

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Stretching across a three-quarter-acre lot, this ranch-style beauty is the perfect family home. Inside the brick exterior are wood floors and accents, adding to the three bedroom, twoand-a-half bath home’s cozy feel. Downstairs, the full basement is ready to be finished into the perfect playroom or the ultimate man cave. Just outside the back French doors sits a stone patio, with space to accommodate an outdoor table and chairs set. The open, private backyard is completed by a heated in-ground pool. Bonus: Stash your pool supplies, lawnmower, and other outdoor tools in the 12-by-8-foot storage shed, which looks like a miniature log cabin! For more information, contact Gretchen Snyder of Northwood Realty Services. 724.548.4157. northwood.com.

Listed at $498,900 1027 Lakeside drive, mcdonald

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From the chandelier hanging above the foyer to the stone fireplace in the family room, this home exudes comfort and class. The four bedroom, two-and-a-half bath Colonial home features a double staircase and a view of the 50-acre lake. Inside, the kitchen’s chic breakfast bar and extended island provide plenty of seating and room to make memories. Glass, multi-pane doors connect the morning room to the multifunctional back deck. The covered deck looks down on the spacious, tree-lined yard and can serve as host for the ultimate al fresco dinner party. For a more intimate gathering, the gorgeous gazebo keeps family and friends close in any weather. For more information, contact Raymond Carnevali Jr. at Prudential Preferred Realty. 412.262.4630. prudentialpreferred.com.

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Listed at $1,750,000 400 McDowell Lane, North Strabane Photographs from Gretchen Snyder, Prudential Preferred Realty, Howard Hanna Real Estate.

To say this Indian Ridge Estate is breathtaking would be an understatement. The architectural wonder stuns with a two-story foyer with marble floors and an elegant, curved brideand-groom staircase. The five bedroom, four-and-a-half bath home is supported by majestic pillars and stately arches in the main hallway. The expansive yard, which reaches nearly 17 acres, is dotted by delicate cherry trees and perfectly manicured hedges. A gorgeous fountain adds a splash of fun to the scenery. In addition to the provincial estate, a large barn — which can accommodate 16 horse stalls — with a separate drive also sits on the gated, private property. Admire the magnificent panoramic view from the patio, lined with a gorgeous stone wall. The home is also conveniently located near I-79, Route 19, and Southpointe. For more information, contact Lorri Fortunato of Howard Hanna. 724.941.8800. howardhanna.com.

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Jennifer Melichar + David Crosby

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are stunning,” Tina says. “We had sunset By Rachel Jones orange invitations and save-the-dates.” The Photographs from Tonya Malay Photography save-the-dates also included a map of Florida Tina McGroder and Dr. Mark Socinski waited and a luggage tag for guests to use on their two years before they started officially dating, suitcases for the trip. The reception was held but it only took one moment to spark a lifetime in The Beach House at the resort, which was together. “We were watching a Steelers playoff decorated in orange and white rose petals game, and I said, ‘This is one of my favorite things and candles. Tina looked stunning in a lacy to do on a Sunday,’” Tina says. “That’s when Nicole Miller gown and Jimmy Choo shoes. he proposed.” With its beautiful beaches and The bridal party was kept to just Tina’s niece, amazing golf courses, they knew The Ritz-Carlton who served as the flower girl, and her son, Beach Resort in Naples, Fla., would be the perfect who was the ring bearer. “One of my favorite location for their destination wedding. They memories was that my son thought he had opted for a simple ceremony in the sand on the to dress as a bear to be the ring bearer,” Tina resort’s North Beach. “I wanted to pull in colors says with a laugh. “We got him a bear from from the sunset because the sunsets in Naples Build-A-Bear instead to carry the rings on.”

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Stephanie Oschwald + Jared Novak By Rachel Jones Photographs from Joe Appel Photography After sharing a New Year’s Eve dinner at home, Jared Novak invited his girlfriend Stephanie Oschwald to enjoy dessert on the couch, “which was weird because we usually don’t eat on the couch,” Stephanie recalls with a laugh. She quickly learned “dessert” was in the form of an engagement ring and a heartfelt proposal. From her dress to the decorations, the plan was to stay “on the traditional side, but with a little Details in WHIRL Directory, page 134.

flare.” The winning Mikaella gown from Bridal Beginning featured a sweetheart neckline and classic ruching. Vows were exchanged with a traditional ceremony at Epiphany Catholic Church, and an elegant reception at LeMont followed. Chandeliers did the dazzling at the reception, creating a sophisticated and romantic atmosphere. An array of purples decorated the space, and the royal shade dressed all nine bridesmaids. Stephanie and Jared got in on the theme, too, with violet socks for him and matching heels for her. Lilli-Maeg Floral Specialties arranged antique lavender and green hydrangeas, purple lisianthus, white and lavender roses, raspberry stock, purple moon carnations, white mini calla lilies, and dahlias. A few flowers decorated the vanilla bean cake with raspberry filling from Fenoglietto’s Wedding Cakes, adding a simply sweet touch.

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WHIRL directory Food Tour: Summer Lovin’ Casbah, 229 S. Highland Ave., Shadyside. 412.661.5656. bigburrito.com/casbah. LeMont, 1114 Grandview Ave., Mt. Washington. 412.431.3100. lemontpittsburgh.com. Mad Mex Cranberry, Village Shoppes of Cranberry, 20510 Perry Hwy., Cranberry Twp. 724.741.5656. madmex.com/cranberry. Mad Mex North Hills, 7905 McKnight Road, North Hills. 412.366.5656. madmex.com/northhills. Osteria 100, 100 Wood St., Downtown. 412.586.7743. osteria100pittsburgh.com Restaurant ECHO, 1740 Route 228, Cranberry Twp. 724.779.3246. restaurantecho.com. Shady Grove, 5500 Walnut St., Shadyside. 412.697.0909. eatshady. com Soba, 5847 Ellsworth Ave., Shadyside. 412.362.5656. bigburrito.com/soba. Walnut Grill, 12599 Perry Hwy., Wexford. 724.933.8410. walnutgroverestaurant.com.

Shopping Spree: Stack Attack! Footloose at the Galleria, 1500 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. 412.531.9663. shopfootloose.com. Henne Jewelers, 5501 Walnut St., Shadyside. 412.682.0226. hennejewelers.com. Jeffrey Smith Studio, 3801 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.683.8153. jeffreysmithstudio.com. Louis Anthony Jewelers, 1775 North Highland Road, Upper St. Clair. 412.854.0310. louisanthony.com. MoZaic Boutique, 600 Taylor Way, Bridgeville. 412.319.7483. mozaicboutique.com. One Brilliant, 1 Brilliant Ave., Aspinwall. 412.781.3443. onebrilliant.com. The Picket Fence, 5425 Walnut St., Shadyside. 412.246.0350. picketfenceshadyside.com. Premier Boutique, 3328 Washington Road, McMurray. 724.260.5376. thepremierboutique.com. Roberta Weissburg Leathers, 527 South 27th St., South Side. 412.488.8008. robertaweissburgleathers.com. Spoiled Chics the Boutique, 350-1/2 Beaver St., Sewickley. 412.741.0977. spoiledchics.com.

Style Feature: Petal Pushers Araujo Photography, 412.263.2711. araujophoto.com. Bill Chisnell Productions, 1111 Penn Ave., Downtown. 412.251.5601. billchisnellproductions.com. e.b. Pepper, 5411 Walnut St., Shadyside. 412.683.3815. ebpepper.blogspot.com. Docherty Model & Talent Agency, 109 Market St., Downtown. 412.765.1400. dochertyagency.com. Jeffrey Smith Studio, 3801 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.683.8153. jeffreysmithstudio.com. Kristi Boutique, 345 Freeport Road, Aspinwall. 412.782.2033. kristiboutique. com. Makeup by Theresa Steele, theresasteele73@yahoo.com. One Brilliant, 1 Brilliant Ave., Aspinwall. 412.781.3443. onebrilliant.com. Pamar Boutique, 5541 Walnut St., Shadyside. 412.687.7354. The Picket Fence, 5425 Walnut St., Shadyside. 412.246.0350. picketfenceshadyside.com.

The Yoga Effect Six yogis rose to WHIRL’s 30-day yoga challenge, accomplishing it with determination and achieving surprising results, including: Janet Irwin, WHIRL Account Executive, Moonglow Yoga. Irene Irwin, Yoga H’om. Brian Pang, South Hills Power Yoga. Maria Vogel, WHIRL Intern, South Hills Power Yoga. Jamie Mullen, WHIRL Account Executive, Yoga Flow. Check out their stories and more online at whirlmagazine.com/theyogaeffect! From left: Janet Irwin, Brian Pang, Irene Irwin, and Maria Vogel.

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WHIRL Weddings Jennifer Melichar & David Crosby Jim Ludwig’s Blumengarten Florist, 2650 Penn Ave., Strip District. 412.281.3322. blumen. com. Deborah’s Bridal Traditions, 927 Pennsylvania Ave., Monaca. 724.774.5055. deborahsbridaltraditions.com. Edgeworth Club, 511 East Drive, Sewickley. 412.741.0225. edgeworthclub.com. Occasion Creation Designs, 412.925.2241. occasioncreation. com. Sewickley Photography, 412.780.4025. sewickleyphotography.com. St. Stephen’s Church, 405 Frederick Ave., 412.741.1790. ststephenschurch.net. Tina McGroder & Mark Socinski Nordstrom Ross Park, 1000 Ross Park Mall Drive, North Hills. 412.548.4300. shop.nordstrom. com. The Ritz-Carlton Naples, 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples, Fla. 239.598.3300. ritzcarlton. com. Tonya Malay Photography, Bonita Springs, Fla. 239.498.1685. tonyamalay.com. Stephanie Oschwald & Jared Novak Bridal Beginning, 450 Cochran Road, Mt. Lebanon. 412.343.6677. bridalbeginning.com. Fenoglietto’s Wedding Cakes, 2955 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrel. 724.335.5359. ultimateweddingcakes.com. Joe Appel Photography, 900 Middle St., North Side. 412.999.7363. joeappelphotography.com. LeMont Restaurant, 1114 Grandview Ave., Mt. Washington. 412.431.3100. lemontpittsburgh. com. Lilli-Maeg Floral Specialties, 140 High St., McDonald. 724.926.4010. lilli-maeg.com.

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