As dance studios conclude their year, for one studio, Dance Unlimited, it was show time at Ransom Everglades in Coconut Grove. Almost 500 dance students participated in this year’s show during the weekend of June 8.
Studio owner Jossie Stern, along with her talented creative staff, orchestrated four shows that were Broadway quality productions in many ways and showcased the talents of their dancers.
One of the highlights at the end of the show was the presentation of scholarships and awards, the best of which was the naming of “Miss Dancerette,” a title Jossie actually had when she was younger. This year’s honoree was Ashley Pierre-Louis, a senior at New World School of the Arts who has been a student at Dance Unlimited for eight years.
Coral Gables Woman’s Club held its annual President Reception on June 7. This annual affair honoring past president Mireya Kilmon included a dinner, dancing and an opportunity to share the many successes of Mireya’s two-year term. In May Mireya passed the torch to new president Mayra Dominguez.
Members, spouses and friends all gathered at the Coral Gables Woman’s Clubhouse including such notables as Coral Gables Mayor Jim Cason and wife, Carmen; several past club presidents including Barbara Lapsley, Charo Bolanos and Linda Hartwell; Dental Clinic director Dr. Iris Torres with her husband, Ralph Rivera, and several prospective members.
Miami Rotarian Jonathan Parker held his last Rotary2Rotary mixer on June 11, at Mai Kai in Ft. Lauderdale, with more than 100 Rotarians from District 6990 in attendance.
Missing from the group was District Governor Ellen Blasi who was happily called to Orlando for the birth of a grandchild. Among the many faces in the crowd that night were Yoli Woodbridge, Joe Roth and Chris Morrison.
Wine lovers, Rotarians and guests gathered at Angelique Euro Café on June 10 for a gourmet four-course dinner with wine pairings donated by “the” Michael Mondavi.
Representing Mondavi was Miguel Pla who shared information on the various wines served and the reason for the pairings. Guests also had an opportunity to buy chances for some great prizes including a $200 gift certificate donated by Rotarian Eddie Snow from Snow’s Jewelers on Miracle Mile and Coconut Grove independent hair stylist J.B. Veltman, who donated a hair-cut and color worth $240. Coral Gables Rotary Community Service chair Lorraine Sheldon was especially grateful for all who supported this affair the netted more than $1,800 to benefit Coral Gables Rotary community service projects.
On June 18, the GFWC Coco Plum Woman’s Club held a book review at its clubhouse. Rosann Whitten reviewed American Mirror, The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell by Deborah Solomon. The crowd enjoyed learning more about Rockwell through the author’s words.
Until next time, keep making each day count.
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