PARTY LINE: A wine dinner and a celebrity chef makes the rounds

Colleen Coffield

Colleen Coffield celebrated her birthday last week at Wine World Miramar's first wine dinner.

Deborah Wheeler/The Sun
Published: Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 10:27 AM.

Wine World Miramar kicked off its new redo and look with, what else, but a five-course wine dinner last Tuesday night featuring Banfi wines. Sharron McCarthy, former president of the Society of Wine Educators, led a wine seminar before the dinner. Stacey and Mike Brady, Susan and Phil Benton, Dawn Moliterno, Jim Bagby, Colleen Coffield, and Lori Karian are some who enjoyed the fabulous Chilean sea bass and ribs prepared by Chef Sandor. Sandor surprised Colleen by presenting her dessert with a candle on top as an early birthday gift. Wine dinners are such fun!

Locals turned out at Redd's Fueling Station last Thursday night and helped raise more than $2,200 and a pile of supplies for Alaqua Animal Refuge to help with their influx of animals. Francesca Gage, Chase Johnson, Cynthia Kennedy, Matthew Jones, and April Madr were some who attended. There were raffles and bidding on donated items, and Redd sang for donations. Redd's next fundraiser is Dine 4 Danny Labor Day weekend. See Dine4danny.com.

The Emerald Coast chapter of Alpha Phi Sorority Alumnae held its fourth annual chapter anniversary dinner at Santa Rosa Beach Club Aug. 15. Cecelia Finch, Jennifer Nabholtz, Terri Dalsky, Betty Leffue, Pam Tedesco, Jennifer Paul, Annette Linn, Gloria Hovorka and Anne Trudeau attended.

Tracy Louthain, Jami Ray, Dave Rauschkolb, Lesan Gouge, Rhonda Murray, and Lori Smith, attended the FPRA officer installation onboard The Solaris last Wednesday.

Mike and Angela Ragsdale, Justin Gaffrey and Bridgette Mitchell, Phil McDonald, Ashley and Shannon Johnson, and Jeff Armstrong enjoyed a trip to Black's Island last weekend.

John Stasko is back from 12 days in upstate New York , visiting his dad and attending his 50th high school reunion.

Hilary Butler went to Chicago .



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