ShareThis Page
Crisis Center North hosting ‘Cocktails & Cuisine’ fundraiser in Bradford Woods | TribLIVE.com
North Hills

Crisis Center North hosting ‘Cocktails & Cuisine’ fundraiser in Bradford Woods

Tony LaRussa
1016420_web1_WEB-cocktails-and-food

Crisis Center North is promising “a night for foodies who care” at its 12th annual fund-raising event “Cocktails & Cuisine” from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday May 17 at The Woodlands Foundation’s campus in Bradford Woods.

The event, which raises money for Chris Center North’s mission to assist victims of domestic violence, features samples from 18 of the region’s leading restaurateurs, spirit purveyors and dessert specialists.

There also will be auctions for prizes including trips to Canada’s Banff National Park, the Hawaiian Islands, Ireland and Italy.

The emcee for the even will be Peggy Finnegan, a long-time news anchor with WPXI-TV.

Entertainment for the evening will be provided by Pittsburgh jazz vocalist Lisa Bleil with Benny Benack Jr. on sax, trumpet and clarinet; and John Burgh on piano.

“Every year, our community comes together at this remarkable event to celebrate the strides we have made together to end domestic violence,” said Grace Coleman, executive director of the crisis center. “It’s breathtaking to watch this community’s continued commitment to the social change which had transformed thousands of victims to survivors.”

Celebrity cuisine judges will vote on their top picks. This year’s judges are:

• Nan Cohen, a divorce and relationship coach featured on KDKA radio.

• Dr. Shellie Hipsky, CEO of Inspiring Lives International/Inspiring Lives Magazine.

• Doug Oster, editor of the Tribune-Review’s “Everybody Gardens.”

• Stoney Richards, co-host of radio station Y108’s “Y’d Awake” morning show.

Tickets cost $85 per person and include a wine or beer glass and free parking with shuttle service to the venue.

Tickets are available online, where there are several other ticket packages from which to choose.

Tony LaRussa is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tony at 724-772-6368, [email protected] or via Twitter .

Categories: Local | North Hills
TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.