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Flash!: LHAS' Art in Autumn; In the Pocket with Charlie Batch

| Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, 9:00 p.m.
ART IN AUTUMN
On November 13, (from left) Rhonda Gay Hartman, Joan Turner, Christine McCormick Chopra, and Jill Nolan co-chaired the Ladies Hospital Aid Society’s Art in Autumn luncheon.  
“It was a way for us to open up the Duquesne Club and share its treasures,” said Hartman. 
A docent-led tour of the Club’s collection of 250 works by 200 artists drew three times the expected number of admirers. Following a delicious lunch, a live auction featuring a stay at the Tuscan vineyard home of Dr.’s Olivera and Seth Finn drew a winning bid from Cher Kotovsky. 
“AmEx. Don’t leave home without it,” she laughed. 
A sold-out crowd of 170 was present.
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ART IN AUTUMN On November 13, (from left) Rhonda Gay Hartman, Joan Turner, Christine McCormick Chopra, and Jill Nolan co-chaired the Ladies Hospital Aid Society’s Art in Autumn luncheon. “It was a way for us to open up the Duquesne Club and share its treasures,” said Hartman. A docent-led tour of the Club’s collection of 250 works by 200 artists drew three times the expected number of admirers. Following a delicious lunch, a live auction featuring a stay at the Tuscan vineyard home of Dr.’s Olivera and Seth Finn drew a winning bid from Cher Kotovsky. “AmEx. Don’t leave home without it,” she laughed. A sold-out crowd of 170 was present.
ART IN AUTUMN: Dee Dee Troutman with Carole Kamin at the Duquesne Club, Downtown,  during the Ladies Hospital Aid Society Fall Luncheon. Nov. 13, 2014.
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ART IN AUTUMN: Dee Dee Troutman with Carole Kamin at the Duquesne Club, Downtown, during the Ladies Hospital Aid Society Fall Luncheon. Nov. 13, 2014.
THAT’S A GOOD BATCH
Charlie Batch (left) and KDKA's Bob Popeani were among the throng of supporters for In the Pocket, the 8th annual fundraiser benefitting The Best of Batch Foundation. 
“He’s a good guy,” Tim Rice said. “Charlie is an exceptional guy.”
Similar statements were echoed throughout the evening of Nov. 10 about the  former Steelers QB Charlie Batch at Latitude 40 in Robinson. The evening included Troy Polamalu, Brett Keisel and Heath Miller. Proceeds benefitted BBF’s Reading & Computer Literacy Programs.
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THAT’S A GOOD BATCH Charlie Batch (left) and KDKA's Bob Popeani were among the throng of supporters for In the Pocket, the 8th annual fundraiser benefitting The Best of Batch Foundation. “He’s a good guy,” Tim Rice said. “Charlie is an exceptional guy.” Similar statements were echoed throughout the evening of Nov. 10 about the former Steelers QB Charlie Batch at Latitude 40 in Robinson. The evening included Troy Polamalu, Brett Keisel and Heath Miller. Proceeds benefitted BBF’s Reading & Computer Literacy Programs.
POINT GRANTED
David Thor (left) and Carolina Pais-Barreto Beyers were part of Awesome Pittsburgh's team of trustees who judged a pitch competition at Pittsburgh Public Market on Nov. 10.
“It’s our chance to give back to Pittsburgh in a way,” said trustee Tony Macklin. “We find projects that most other people wouldn’t fund, projects that are really cool but that don’t get traditional funding.”
Over the past three years, the Pittsburgh chapter of the Awesome Foundation has given grants of $1K each for 35 various projects.
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POINT GRANTED David Thor (left) and Carolina Pais-Barreto Beyers were part of Awesome Pittsburgh's team of trustees who judged a pitch competition at Pittsburgh Public Market on Nov. 10. “It’s our chance to give back to Pittsburgh in a way,” said trustee Tony Macklin. “We find projects that most other people wouldn’t fund, projects that are really cool but that don’t get traditional funding.” Over the past three years, the Pittsburgh chapter of the Awesome Foundation has given grants of $1K each for 35 various projects.
GOOD IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Master of Ceremonies Peter Herforth, event chair Marilyn Caye, and WQED’s Michael Bartley were enjoying a lighthearted gathering of the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation at LeMont on November 13. 
Bartley devilishly egged on some friendly competition during his Remembrances of Pittsburgh pop-quiz before the Society for the Preservation of the Duquesne Heights Incline, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc., and the Bigham Tavern were lauded for their role as neighborhood assets.
“We always hear all the bad things that go on, but tonight, we’re going to hear about all the good things,” Bishop Victor Cianca said, offering the invocation.
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GOOD IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD Master of Ceremonies Peter Herforth, event chair Marilyn Caye, and WQED’s Michael Bartley were enjoying a lighthearted gathering of the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation at LeMont on November 13. Bartley devilishly egged on some friendly competition during his Remembrances of Pittsburgh pop-quiz before the Society for the Preservation of the Duquesne Heights Incline, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc., and the Bigham Tavern were lauded for their role as neighborhood assets. “We always hear all the bad things that go on, but tonight, we’re going to hear about all the good things,” Bishop Victor Cianca said, offering the invocation.
SEEING RED
(from left) Shaneka Lavae, Shayla Kemp, Sunni Lovelace and Micah Craig were amongst the stunners walking the runway during the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women 'Fierce, Fit & Fabulous'-themed fashion show. Held at the Westin on November 13, the event welcomed 450 guests and raised $50K.
SEEING RED (from left) Shaneka Lavae, Shayla Kemp, Sunni Lovelace and Micah Craig were amongst the stunners walking the runway during the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women 'Fierce, Fit & Fabulous'-themed fashion show. Held at the Westin on November 13, the event welcomed 450 guests and raised $50K.
FULL PLATE
Kristen Hackett and Kevin Gerber (shown) were amongst the guests being encouraged to “Fill your plate for 1 in 68” during Chefs Create, the 2nd annual fundraiser hosted by Autism Speaks. A reference to the CDC’s report that one in 68 children are diagnosed with Autism, the evening included a culinary tasting buffet that was prepared by local chefs.  The event was co-chaired by Jacquie Ward, Jonalyn Paulick, and Candi Cybator.
FULL PLATE Kristen Hackett and Kevin Gerber (shown) were amongst the guests being encouraged to “Fill your plate for 1 in 68” during Chefs Create, the 2nd annual fundraiser hosted by Autism Speaks. A reference to the CDC’s report that one in 68 children are diagnosed with Autism, the evening included a culinary tasting buffet that was prepared by local chefs. The event was co-chaired by Jacquie Ward, Jonalyn Paulick, and Candi Cybator.
ALL AMERICAN GIRLS
Dressed like their favorite dolls, (from left) Isabella Meadows, Aly Sudar, Elizabeth Michael and Kensington McConnachie were amongst the crowd of budding fashionistas during the Junior League of Pittsburgh’s American Girl Fashion Show.
Held on November 15 at the Pittsburgh Field Club, “Styles of Yesterday & Today” highlighted historical and contemporary fashions showing the metamorphosis of style through the ages.
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ALL AMERICAN GIRLS Dressed like their favorite dolls, (from left) Isabella Meadows, Aly Sudar, Elizabeth Michael and Kensington McConnachie were amongst the crowd of budding fashionistas during the Junior League of Pittsburgh’s American Girl Fashion Show. Held on November 15 at the Pittsburgh Field Club, “Styles of Yesterday & Today” highlighted historical and contemporary fashions showing the metamorphosis of style through the ages.
THE CANNON BALL
“It’s a signature of this area and commitment to the country and community. This is the kind of organization that speaks that language. Soldiers & Sailors is emblematic of that,” said 2014 Friend & Patriot of the Year awardee Michael Cherock, shown with his wife, Laura.
More than 300 guests arrived at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum on November 15 to honor and recognize veterans and military personnel during the Cannon Ball.  
Dr. Rory Cooper, Brig. Gen. Ricky Gibbs, Col. Charles Booth, Jim and Elin Roddey, Joe and Lee Ann Grushecky, Cindy and Andy Russell, Jack Wagner, and prez John McCabe were amongst the crowd seen mingling within the halls of one of our city’s most treasured landmarks. The evening was also a reminder of Pittsburgh’s unrelenting support of our country’s finest.
John Altdorfer
THE CANNON BALL “It’s a signature of this area and commitment to the country and community. This is the kind of organization that speaks that language. Soldiers & Sailors is emblematic of that,” said 2014 Friend & Patriot of the Year awardee Michael Cherock, shown with his wife, Laura. More than 300 guests arrived at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum on November 15 to honor and recognize veterans and military personnel during the Cannon Ball. Dr. Rory Cooper, Brig. Gen. Ricky Gibbs, Col. Charles Booth, Jim and Elin Roddey, Joe and Lee Ann Grushecky, Cindy and Andy Russell, Jack Wagner, and prez John McCabe were amongst the crowd seen mingling within the halls of one of our city’s most treasured landmarks. The evening was also a reminder of Pittsburgh’s unrelenting support of our country’s finest.
THE CANNON BALL: Reilly O'Connor during the Cannon Ball Gala at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial in Oakland. Nov. 15, 2014.
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THE CANNON BALL: Reilly O'Connor during the Cannon Ball Gala at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial in Oakland. Nov. 15, 2014.
A GOOD VARIETY
Deb Rice-Johnson, Blair Johnson, and Andrea Carelli join  Sophia Cooper during Variety The Children’s Charity’s 87th Anniversary Party at the Omni William Penn on November 14. Rice-Johnson and Carelli served as co-chairs of the event, which honored Joyce Bender and Jerry MacCleary for their ongoing support of children with disabilities.
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A GOOD VARIETY Deb Rice-Johnson, Blair Johnson, and Andrea Carelli join Sophia Cooper during Variety The Children’s Charity’s 87th Anniversary Party at the Omni William Penn on November 14. Rice-Johnson and Carelli served as co-chairs of the event, which honored Joyce Bender and Jerry MacCleary for their ongoing support of children with disabilities.
HILL OF HOPE:
Kimberly Slater-Wood (left) and Brenda Tate attended the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh’s Hill of Hope Gala on Nov. 15. Recognized at the gala were Manchester Bidwell Corporation prez Bill Strickland; Charles M. Powell, URA’s director of diversity and community affairs; and Hill District Community Development Corporation prexy Marimba Milliones for their  efforts to revitalize urban communities. Held at the Marriott City Center, Uptown, proceeds from the event benefited the Center Avenue and Thelma Lovette YMCA branches in Pittsburgh's Hill District.
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HILL OF HOPE: Kimberly Slater-Wood (left) and Brenda Tate attended the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh’s Hill of Hope Gala on Nov. 15. Recognized at the gala were Manchester Bidwell Corporation prez Bill Strickland; Charles M. Powell, URA’s director of diversity and community affairs; and Hill District Community Development Corporation prexy Marimba Milliones for their efforts to revitalize urban communities. Held at the Marriott City Center, Uptown, proceeds from the event benefited the Center Avenue and Thelma Lovette YMCA branches in Pittsburgh's Hill District.
ART IN AUTUMN: Event chairs Christine McCormick Chopra and Rhonda Gay Hartman at the Duquesne Club in Downtown during the Ladies Hospital Aid Society Fall Luncheon. Nov. 13, 2014.
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ART IN AUTUMN: Event chairs Christine McCormick Chopra and Rhonda Gay Hartman at the Duquesne Club in Downtown during the Ladies Hospital Aid Society Fall Luncheon. Nov. 13, 2014.
ART IN AUTUMN: Event chairs Joan Turner and Jill Nolan at the Duquesne Club in Downtown during the Ladies Hospital Aid Society Fall Luncheon. Nov. 13, 2014.
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ART IN AUTUMN: Event chairs Joan Turner and Jill Nolan at the Duquesne Club in Downtown during the Ladies Hospital Aid Society Fall Luncheon. Nov. 13, 2014.
POINT GRANTED: Marco Cardamone, Evelyn Castillo and Tony Macklin take a pierogi break during the third  anniversary party of Awesome Pittsburgh at the Pittsburgh Public Market in the Strip District. Nov. 10, 2014.
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POINT GRANTED: Marco Cardamone, Evelyn Castillo and Tony Macklin take a pierogi break during the third anniversary party of Awesome Pittsburgh at the Pittsburgh Public Market in the Strip District. Nov. 10, 2014.
POINT GRANTED: Rici Brockinson, Bridgette Perdue and Fauna Solomon stop for a cupcake during the third  anniversary party of Awesome Pittsburgh at the Pittsburgh Public Market in the Strip District. Nov. 10, 2014.
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POINT GRANTED: Rici Brockinson, Bridgette Perdue and Fauna Solomon stop for a cupcake during the third anniversary party of Awesome Pittsburgh at the Pittsburgh Public Market in the Strip District. Nov. 10, 2014.
THE CANNON BALL: Former Steelers linebacker Andy Russell and his wife, Cindy, attended the Cannon Ball Gala at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial in Oakland. Nov. 15, 2014.
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THE CANNON BALL: Former Steelers linebacker Andy Russell and his wife, Cindy, attended the Cannon Ball Gala at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial in Oakland. Nov. 15, 2014.
THE CANNON BALL: Rosey and Rory Cooper during the Cannon Ball Gala at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial in Oakland. Nov. 15, 2014.
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THE CANNON BALL: Rosey and Rory Cooper during the Cannon Ball Gala at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial in Oakland. Nov. 15, 2014.
THE CANNON BALL: Judge Michael and Jan McCarthy during the Cannon Ball Gala at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial in Oakland. Nov. 15, 2014.
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THE CANNON BALL: Judge Michael and Jan McCarthy during the Cannon Ball Gala at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial in Oakland. Nov. 15, 2014.
THE CANNON BALL: Joe and Lee Ann Grushecky during the Cannon Ball Gala at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial in Oakland. Nov. 15, 2014.
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THE CANNON BALL: Joe and Lee Ann Grushecky during the Cannon Ball Gala at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial in Oakland. Nov. 15, 2014.
FULL PLATE: Amanda Smith, Val Porter and Bill Crawford with Jason Dalling during Chefs Create – Autism Speaks at the Fairmont on Thursday, November 13, 2014.

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FULL PLATE: Amanda Smith, Val Porter and Bill Crawford with Jason Dalling during Chefs Create – Autism Speaks at the Fairmont on Thursday, November 13, 2014. Mike Mancini | for the Tribune-Review
FULL PLATE: Jacque Ward, Jonalyn Paulick and Candi Cybator during Chefs Create – Autism Speaks at the Fairmont on Thursday, November 13, 2014.

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FULL PLATE: Jacque Ward, Jonalyn Paulick and Candi Cybator during Chefs Create – Autism Speaks at the Fairmont on Thursday, November 13, 2014. Mike Mancini | for the Tribune-Review
FULL PLATE: Jason Shaffer and Ricardo lizarraga with James Bryant during Chefs Create – Autism Speaks at the Fairmont on Thursday, November 13, 2014.

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FULL PLATE: Jason Shaffer and Ricardo lizarraga with James Bryant during Chefs Create – Autism Speaks at the Fairmont on Thursday, November 13, 2014. Mike Mancini | for the Tribune-Review
FULL PLATE: David Bush with Carrie and Timothy Albert during Chefs Create – Autism Speaks at the Fairmont on Thursday, November 13, 2014.

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FULL PLATE: David Bush with Carrie and Timothy Albert during Chefs Create – Autism Speaks at the Fairmont on Thursday, November 13, 2014. Mike Mancini | for the Tribune-Review
ALL AMERICAN GIRLS: Dressed like their favorite girl dolls, Isabella Meadows as Chrissa, Aly Sudar as Isabel, Elizabeth Michael as Aubrey and Kensington McConnachie stand on stage before the American Girl Fashion Show to benefit Junior League programs at the Fox Chapel Field Club in Fox Chapel. Nov. 15, 2014.
ALL AMERICAN GIRLS: Dressed like their favorite girl dolls, Isabella Meadows as Chrissa, Aly Sudar as Isabel, Elizabeth Michael as Aubrey and Kensington McConnachie stand on stage before the American Girl Fashion Show to benefit Junior League programs at the Fox Chapel Field Club in Fox Chapel. Nov. 15, 2014.
ALL AMERICAN GIRLS: Claire-Anna Ujhazy holds her favorite American Girl doll, Julie, during the American Girl Fashion Show to benefit Junior League programs at the Fox Chapel Field Club in Fox Chapel. Nov. 15, 2014.
ALL AMERICAN GIRLS: Claire-Anna Ujhazy holds her favorite American Girl doll, Julie, during the American Girl Fashion Show to benefit Junior League programs at the Fox Chapel Field Club in Fox Chapel. Nov. 15, 2014.
ALL AMERICAN GIRLS: Event chair Toni Sacco and Junior League president Eileen Bundy at  the American Girl Fashion Show to benefit Junior League programs at the Fox Chapel Field Club in Fox Chapel. Nov. 15, 2014.
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ALL AMERICAN GIRLS: Event chair Toni Sacco and Junior League president Eileen Bundy at the American Girl Fashion Show to benefit Junior League programs at the Fox Chapel Field Club in Fox Chapel. Nov. 15, 2014.
HILL OF HOPE: Dr Leon and Ann Haley during Hill of Hope Gala – YMCA at the Marriott City Center on Saturday, November 16, 2014.

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HILL OF HOPE: Dr Leon and Ann Haley during Hill of Hope Gala – YMCA at the Marriott City Center on Saturday, November 16, 2014. Mike Mancini | for the Tribune-Review
HILL OF HOPE: Tiffany Thomas and Khi Carter during Hill of Hope Gala – YMCA at the Marriott City Center on Saturday, November 16, 2014.

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HILL OF HOPE: Tiffany Thomas and Khi Carter during Hill of Hope Gala – YMCA at the Marriott City Center on Saturday, November 16, 2014. Mike Mancini | for the Tribune-Review
HILL OF HOPE: Gayle and Herb Durham during Hill of Hope Gala – YMCA at the Marriott City Center on Saturday, November 16, 2014.

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HILL OF HOPE: Gayle and Herb Durham during Hill of Hope Gala – YMCA at the Marriott City Center on Saturday, November 16, 2014. Mike Mancini | for the Tribune-Review
HILL OF HOPE: Phil and Sandra hundley with Tom Burley during Hill of Hope Gala – YMCA at the Marriott City Center on Saturday, November 16, 2014.

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HILL OF HOPE: Phil and Sandra hundley with Tom Burley during Hill of Hope Gala – YMCA at the Marriott City Center on Saturday, November 16, 2014. Mike Mancini | for the Tribune-Review
THAT'S A GOOD BATCH: Steelers rookie receiver Martavis Bryant takes aim on the bowling alley during the annual Charlie Batch in the Pocket benefit at Latitude 360 in  Robinson Township. Nov. 10, 2014.
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THAT'S A GOOD BATCH: Steelers rookie receiver Martavis Bryant takes aim on the bowling alley during the annual Charlie Batch in the Pocket benefit at Latitude 360 in Robinson Township. Nov. 10, 2014.
THAT'S A GOOD BATCH: Joe Mollica, former Steelers linebacker Robin Cole and Tim Rice were among the guests at the annual Charlie Batch in the Pocket benefit at Latitude 360 in  Robinson Township. Nov. 10, 2014.
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THAT'S A GOOD BATCH: Joe Mollica, former Steelers linebacker Robin Cole and Tim Rice were among the guests at the annual Charlie Batch in the Pocket benefit at Latitude 360 in Robinson Township. Nov. 10, 2014.
SEEING RED: Christina Weir Ripley and Libby Mascaro during Go Red for Women – American Heart Association at the Westin on Thursday, November 13, 2014.

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SEEING RED: Christina Weir Ripley and Libby Mascaro during Go Red for Women – American Heart Association at the Westin on Thursday, November 13, 2014. Mike Mancini | for the Tribune-Review
SEEING RED: Shannon Lesnock, Lisa Tomasovich and Shakita Trigg during Go Red for Women – American Heart Association at the Westin on Thursday, November 13, 2014.

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SEEING RED: Shannon Lesnock, Lisa Tomasovich and Shakita Trigg during Go Red for Women – American Heart Association at the Westin on Thursday, November 13, 2014. Mike Mancini | for the Tribune-Review
SEEING RED: Susan Koeppen and Jon Burnett during Go Red for Women – American Heart Association at the Westin on Thursday, November 13, 2014.

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SEEING RED: Susan Koeppen and Jon Burnett during Go Red for Women – American Heart Association at the Westin on Thursday, November 13, 2014. Mike Mancini | for the Tribune-Review
SEEING RED: Lynne Rashbach with daughter Teagan during Go Red for Women – American Heart Association at the Westin on Thursday, November 13, 2014.
SEEING RED: Lynne Rashbach with daughter Teagan during Go Red for Women – American Heart Association at the Westin on Thursday, November 13, 2014.
SEEING RED: Dorothea Hall during Go Red for Women – American Heart Association at the Westin on Thursday, November 13, 2014.
SEEING RED: Dorothea Hall during Go Red for Women – American Heart Association at the Westin on Thursday, November 13, 2014.
A GOOD VARIETY: Tony Coelho, Joyce Bender and Jerry MacCleary during Variety The Children’s Charity – Anniversary Party at the Omni William Penn on Friday, November 14, 2014.
A GOOD VARIETY: Tony Coelho, Joyce Bender and Jerry MacCleary during Variety The Children’s Charity – Anniversary Party at the Omni William Penn on Friday, November 14, 2014.
A GOOD VARIETY: Ben Verney, Alissa Rudolph, Dan Lavallee during Variety The Children’s Charity – Anniversary Party at the Omni William Penn on Friday, November 14, 2014
A GOOD VARIETY: Ben Verney, Alissa Rudolph, Dan Lavallee during Variety The Children’s Charity – Anniversary Party at the Omni William Penn on Friday, November 14, 2014
A GOOD VARIETY: Amber Ondrey and Joseph Bondi with Noah Ondrey during Variety The Children’s Charity – Anniversary Party at the Omni William Penn on Friday, November 14, 2014. 

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A GOOD VARIETY: Amber Ondrey and Joseph Bondi with Noah Ondrey during Variety The Children’s Charity – Anniversary Party at the Omni William Penn on Friday, November 14, 2014. Mike Mancini | for the Tribune-Review
GOOD IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Executive director Ilyssa Manspeizer with her husband, Brian Cohen, at LeMont on Mt. Washington during the Mt. Washington Community Development Corp. annual dinner. Nov. 13, 2014.
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GOOD IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Executive director Ilyssa Manspeizer with her husband, Brian Cohen, at LeMont on Mt. Washington during the Mt. Washington Community Development Corp. annual dinner. Nov. 13, 2014.
GOOD IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: David Colaianni, Ryan Mustio, Amanda Rubio and Jonathan Lusin at LeMont on Mt. Washington during the Mt. Washington Community Development Corp. annual dinner. Nov. 13, 2014.
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GOOD IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: David Colaianni, Ryan Mustio, Amanda Rubio and Jonathan Lusin at LeMont on Mt. Washington during the Mt. Washington Community Development Corp. annual dinner. Nov. 13, 2014.

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