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1. Fetching felines served as the welcoming committee at the Pet Helpers fundraiser 2. This trio of soothsayers doled out free fortunes at the Fur Ball 3. The lyrical sounds of Gradual Lean complemented the fluid lines of Dunnan's nudes 4. A heart-wrenching sight (it made me cry) 5. Francis Simmons and Charles Sullivan, art patrons in training, added a wonderful dimension to John Dunnan's gallery opening on Wednesday night 6. Stylish to a "T", these young ladies showed out with pink boas, tiaras, and sparkly wands 7. The crowd warms up at the Race for the Cure
  • 1. Fetching felines served as the welcoming committee at the Pet Helpers fundraiser 2. This trio of soothsayers doled out free fortunes at the Fur Ball 3. The lyrical sounds of Gradual Lean complemented the fluid lines of Dunnan's nudes 4. A heart-wrenching sight (it made me cry) 5. Francis Simmons and Charles Sullivan, art patrons in training, added a wonderful dimension to John Dunnan's gallery opening on Wednesday night 6. Stylish to a "T", these young ladies showed out with pink boas, tiaras, and sparkly wands 7. The crowd warms up at the Race for the Cure

Bon vivant John Dunnan hosted friends and family at the opening of his new art gallery at 131 King Street on Wednesday. Guests noshed on mini hamburgers courtesy of Chai's Lounge and admired the brightly-lit exhibition of nudes, while Gradual Lean punctuated the air with high-energy jazz standards at the ultra-swanky affair.

On Thursday, the Fur Ball at Lowndes Grove Plantation was the sold-out ticket to have. Several hundred well-heeled guests offered their support to the $3 million capital campaign that will enable Pet Helpers to relocate their shelter to a new, state-of-the-art 2,000 square foot facility. From a colorful fortune-telling nook to scrumptious bone-shaped cookies, this lively affair was the cat's meow of professional galas this week.

Early Saturday morning, English Nagy's stunning rendition of "You Lift Me Up" brought the thousands of energetic breast cancer survivors and supporters, who were anxiously awaiting the start of the Komen Race for the Cure, to a solemn hush. Once the final note sounded, the pink clad crowd erupted in cheers, which lasted throughout the morning-long celebration of life and survival.

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