Meg Loncharic: Win outing to New York City

October 18, 2015 - garden totes

A two-night stay in New York City, along with spending income to suffer your favorite activities, awaits a leader of a premier esteem during this year’s Ladies Only Luncheon. The eventuality takes place on Nov. 21 during a Kahkwa Club.

The sketch is one of a highlights of a sold-out party that advantages services for children with egghead disabilities and mental health hurdles during a Barber National Institute.

This year’s prize, that is donated by Miller Travel Services and friends of a Institute, includes airfare for dual to New York City, hotel accommodations and $1,000 cash. Even if we aren’t attending a luncheon, we can still squeeze tickets for a sketch during

If conform is some-more your thing, a diva pattern esteem offers a stylish black leather receptacle and relating continental wallet by Kate Spade, donated by friends of a Barber National Institute.

Sisters-in-law Ann Rutkowski and Mary Rutkowski are chairing this year’s eventuality with assistance from cabinet members Jeanne Baker, Bridget Barber, Maureen Barber-Carey, Gretchen Hunter, Emily McCormick Hutchinson, Emily Ingram, Julie McCain, Lynne Miller, Kim Misko, Jennifer Nygaard Pontzer, Carolyn Sabolcik, Lisa Salvia, Julie Sanner, Rhonda Schember, Missy Taylor and Kathy Wagner.

The luncheon is a renouned venue for area women to accumulate a weekend before Thanksgiving to consort and shop. Thirteen boutique vendors will be on palm charity an array of singular jewelry, accessories, home dcor, bath and physique products, epicurean treats and other equipment ideal for holiday giving.

Members of a Institute’s Elizabeth Lee Black Parent Group will also be on palm with clay angels that have been combined by students with means assistance and support from cabinet member and artist Lisa Salvia.

Guests can also peruse some-more than 40 copious present baskets, any valued during a smallest of $300, featuring reward cookware, salon products, holiday dcor, engineer accessories and present certificates to a area’s excellent restaurants and party venues.


Tour of Homes

The Erie Philharmonic will move behind a favorite Erie tradition with a Holiday Tour of Homes on Nov. 14 and 15. The self-guided debate will embody 6 homes flashy for a holidays by internal florists and designers.

It’s a good weekend activity for friends and family, an eventuality to see pleasing homes and get artistic decorating ideas for a holidays. There will be song as well. Members of a Erie Philharmonic Chorus and a Jr. Phil garb will perform during several locations on a tour.

The eventuality cabinet is chaired by Karen Beardsley, former Erie Phil selling executive who now serves as media family manager during UPMC. She will be assisted by Jennifer Farrar, Marianne Levstek, Cynthia Farabaugh Hood, Sandra Jarecki, Steve Weiser and Lisa TeCulver, a Phil’s new selling director.

Homes on a debate embody William and Tracey Diefenbach’s home and English garden during 323 W. Sixth St., flashy by Potratz Floral Shop, and a Erie Community Foundation, during 459 W. Sixth St., flashy by Maria Minnaugh, of Traditions.

In a Frontier neighborhood, participants will debate a home of Gannon University President Keith and Mary Jean Taylor, during 208 Superior Ave., flashy by Allburn Florist.

The home of Karen Skarupski, during 456 Kahkwa Blvd., will be flashy by Carl Larese. Finally, on South Shore Drive, a home of Owen and Kim McCormick will be flashy by Sandy Blazek, of Trellis — where Kim also works.

The cabinet has worked closely with Judy Husted and Marci Cashman, of a Woman’s Club of Erie, whose Christmas during a Galbraith Mansion will be partial of a home tour.

Guests who squeeze a sheet for a Holiday Tour of Homes will also have entrance to a Woman’s Club eventuality where several Erie florists adorn several bedrooms in a Sixth Street palace and a selling boutique is available.

Tickets are $15 in allege and $20 a day of a eventuality and can be purchased during or during 455-1375. Proceeds advantage a programs of a Erie Philharmonic.

Vincent celebration

Strong Vincent High School’s 85th Celebration cabinet and Mary Drapcho, library and anniversary cabinet chairwoman, are formulation a daylong jubilee on Nov. 1. There will be tours of a propagandize from 1 to 3 p.m., followed by a brief module hosted by C-SPAN’s Steve Scully, category of ’78, in a newly renovated auditorium.

Strong Vincent alumni and their families are speedy to lapse to this citadel of preparation for a past 85 years for a demeanour during a progress.

“We wish them to uncover everybody this pleasing building, and we wish to see former teachers, principals and counselors as well,” Drapcho said. For some-more information, call 459-6741.


Happening today

Don’t skip this final day of a Erie Guild of Craftsmen’s Fall Craft Show during a Zem Zem Shrine Club during West 38th Street and Zuck Road. Paintings, purses, valuables and domestic equipment for all occasions are on arrangement for meddlesome shoppers.

Evelyn Mayer, a organization’s newly inaugurated president, donated flashy bowling pins in holiday designs, fleece pillows with removable pillowcases in several group and impression designs and other items. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is $3; children underneath 12 are free. Partial deduction will advantage a Inner-City Neighborhood Art House.


POSTSCRIPT: Whatever we would have your children become, essay to vaunt in your possess lives and conversation. — Lydia Huntley Sigourney (1791-1865), American author.

MEG LONCHARIC’s mainstay appears in a Sunday Living section. Send e-mail to or write to her in caring of a Erie Times-News, 205 W. 12th St., Erie, PA. 16534.

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