Bakersfield has been called a giving and generous community for a number of reasons. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find a resident—young or old—who hasn’t donated to a charitable cause in some way, providing funds or services to everything from vets to pets. That’s especially true when it comes to supporting local children.
Please join us April 29, 2015 for the 5th Annual Bakersfield Saving Strokes Event!
One of my all-time favorite movies is National Lampoon’s Animal House from the summer of ’78. I’m not sure if it’s a good thing or a bad thing, but it definitely left a permanent mark on me. For those that aren’t familiar, Animal House is a coming of age flick about a group of misfit college students and their dysfunctional fraternity constantly challenging the “rules.” Although I can’t imagine there’s someone who hasn’t seen it, seeing as it’s an “educational” film and all.
A delicious way to spend Administrative Professional’s Day
Dancing is said to be the language of love. The way two people connect through a fluid move-ment of rhythm can be one of the truest forms of affection. For Shari Fortino, a local ballroom dance teacher, dance is at the center of every relationship in her life. Most importantly, it is the beating heart that pulses love into her marriage with Michael Smothers.
The American Heart Association hosted a fabulous VIP event for special guests and supporters of the Go Red for Women Luncheon. This year it was held at the home of Dr. Viral and Shetal Mehta. Delicious hors d’oeuvres, an open wine bar, and a live band were enjoyed by all. One lucky auction winner even went home with our Go Red cover art by Ashleymarie Sey Lively!