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Summer Wine Party on July 11

The VHH Women’s Council’s friend raising event started with a bus trip from VHH to a winery with games played during the ride. The bus was provided by Supervisor Michael Antonovich and was greeted upon arrival by Anthony and Kathy Riboli, family owners of San Antonio Winery.

The winery opened in 1917 and has remained a family owned business. San Antonio Winery is the only remaining winery in the greater Los Angeles area. Guests at the event participated in a wine tasting and received a private tour of the winery during which they learned about the history of the winery and the wine making process.

“The wine tour, hosted by Santo Riboli of San Antonio Winery, and the delicious food and wine exceeded our expectations. Just like Verdugo Hills Hospital, San Antonio Winery strives to provide the best in quality and service to their clients,” said Women’s Council Chair Ruth McNevin.


Following the wine tour, guests enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres and wine. Before leaving the winery, door prizes were raffled off. The door prizes for the event were donated by Taylor’s Restaurant, Café Sole, San Antonio Winery, Liz Perrigue, Huntington Homecare, Amy Valasquez, Foothill Retirement Home Care, Virginia Garcia, Jasmin Terrace and Michele Ota, Glen Terra Senior Assisted Living, Bob and Eileen Akers, Herb and Marie Hansen, Betty Hurn, Kate Kaneko, Charlie and Chris Mason, Paul and Mary Reichley and Jean Woody.

“Verdugo Hills Hospital could not ask for a greater group of loving and fun friends,” said Suzonne Slaughter, Wine Party Event Co-Chair. “The venue was wonderful, the food was excellent, and the bus was an oasis of luxury.”

“It was nice to have many individuals from the community attend,” said Eileen Akers, Wine Party Event Co- Chair.

In attendance were: Bob & Eileen Akers, Clare Chesley, Dr. Bill & Vivien Foran, Ron & Yvette Gill, Ellie Glynn, Jack & Sharon Harker, Betty Hurn, John & Laurel Inferrera, Margaret Kean, Richard & Judy McCurdy, Ruth McNevin, Mike & Susan Morgan, Liz Parague, Carl & Lynne Raggio, Paul & Mary Reichley, Randy & Suzonne Slaughter, Mel & Cindy Trousdale, Ken & Jean Van derhorst and Amy Velasquez.


The Women’s Council next event is a Celebration of the Women’s Council at the Caltech Athenaeum, on Thursday, Dec. 10. For more information, please visit or call the Women’s Council office at (818)952-2228.


Chapter OM, P.E.O. holds luncheon

The social committee under the chairmanship of Cheryl Rider and Betty Sweetnam used a Mexican theme with decorations and food for the summer luncheon of Chapter OM, P.E.O.

Other members serving on the luncheon committee were Jan Iannessa, Diane Landrum and Sally Eisenhofer. Sandy Ryden, president of Chapter OM, greeted members and introduced several guests.

P.E.O. is an international philanthropic educational organization that provides scholarship to women. For more information go online to or


LCFTRA plans its July Happy Hour


Mayor Laura Olhasso and her husband Bill will host the next La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Assn. Happy Hour on Friday, July 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at their home at 5145 Solliden Lane.

Anyone over 18 is invited to attend. Take an appetizer to share; your beverage of choice will be available at a moderate price.

The event allows attendees to sample hors d’oeuvres, chat with friends, meet new ones and support the 2010 La Cañada Flintridge float at the same time.


Party ahead for Democratic Club

The Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club is holding its annual summer party from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. July 19 at the Montrose Bowl, 2334 Honolulu Ave., Montrose.

The $10 admission per person includes unlimited bowling, shoes, balls, food and soft drinks. Wine and beer will be available for purchase.

Those attending this fun family event will have the opportunity to renew their membership in the club, or join for the first time.


For more information call (818) 503-3325 or e-mail