Dine By Design Catering hosted an intimate wine and flavor profile cooking class for members of the media Jan. 22, which was a lot of fun. It was great to see Kim Pitchford, Susan Benton, Sandy and Greig Buckley, and Lauren Gall there.
It is always nice to revisit the past and drop in at Seaside Neighborhood School, which I got to do last Friday morning. I saw Ms. Kim Mixson, Billy and Kelly Buzzett, Daryl and Robert Davis, Balder Saunders, Rick Helfand, Cathy Brubaker, Lori Smith, and Billie Gaffrey there.
On Friday night, prior to Sinfonia's performance, Richard and Demetria McNeese hosted a wine and tapas reception for their friends and supporters at Vin'tij Boutique Wine Bar. Demetrius Fuller and Michael Dobson, Jennifer and Blevins Howard, Lorre and Bob James, Keen and Kim Polakoff, and John Stasko enjoyed the mixing and mingling and some scrumptious fried oyster hors d'oeuvres.
We saw Gena and Ronnie Bolton, Ray and Martha Jones, Lynn Wesson, Gale Culling, Barbara Miller, Sandy and Greig Buckley, Betty and Don Hefner, Lynn and Steve Dugas, Wally and Shirley Weisenborn, Marinella and Robert Monk, Leslie and Scott Provow and their son at the concert.
June and Jimmy Milam hosted a small, intimate cocktail party at their gorgeous Gulf Place home Saturday night. Neighbors Jane and Doug Anderson, and John Stasko enjoyed a fun time on their deck.
Brenda Rees and David Bludworth enjoyed the Florida Chautauqua last weekend.
Congratulations to Jensen Hart (daughter of Ron and Jackie Hart) on her engagement to Alan Hyde from Winchester, Tenn. The young couple met on Jensen's first day at medical school. Alan will graduate in May and do his residency in surgery. Jensen will graduate next May, but she has not decided on her specialty. A wedding date has not yet been set.
Robert DeMars danced in the street with the 610 Stompers at the Krewe of Carrollton Parade last weekend in New Orleans.
Paige and Mark Schnell visited Anne Hunter in SoHo.
Shelly Swanger went to Key West.
Joe Ausley is skiing in Utah.
Keith and RoseAnn Knight are cruising the Panama Canal with Ken and Robin Lloyd.
Debbie Weant is in New Orleans.
Chase Johnson and Roo flew to Texas to pick up some new wheels.
Get well wishes go out to Joe Stanko.
Sympathy is expressed to the family of Doug Hill in his passing.
Wish a "happy birthday" today to K.B. Dalal, Shannon Johnson, and Terry Olive.
Tomorrow to Linda Patterson, and Mary Lutz.
Monday to Realtor JoAnn Graham.
Tuesday to the TDC's Dawn Moliterno, For the Health of It's Ed Berry, music man Shannon Wallace, and Christy Gibson.
Wednesday to Johndra Culp.
Thursday to Victoria Volpone.
And Friday to former Artist of the Year Allison Wickey, Lori Klinger, Ann Kief, Realtor Dale Smith Stackable, Rosemarie Pickos, and Gigi Romano.
Deborah Wheeler is the arts and entertainment reporter for The Walton Sun. She may be reached at 654-8443 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Party Line appears weekly in The Sun.