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Michele E. Buttelman: Have a great Mother’s Day

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Posted: May 9, 2009 10:10 p.m.
Updated: May 10, 2009 1:48 p.m.
To all the hard working moms in the Santa Clarita Valley I hope you received breakfast in bed and a gift certificate to a wonderful spa. That’s what I’m holding out for!

Kudos to Man and Woman of the Year
Just a quick salute to, 2009 SCV Woman of the Year Nancy Coulter and 2009 Man of the Year Greg Amsler! More in next Sunday’s SCV Scene. See full coverage in Thursday’s About Town section.

Wasn’t it a wonderful “taste?”
It was a little too warm for me, but I had a wonderful time at “Taste of the Town” the annual food and wine festival to benefit the SCV Child and Family Center. The food was amazing and the music was suburb! Kudos to co-chairs John and Debbie Heys and Mark and Ginger LeVang and the hardworking committee: Robin Alexander, Dale Baron, Pamela Cascio, Judith Cassis, Michelle Cooan, Mike DeLorenzo, Betty Rabin-Fung, Barbara Gates, Stephanie Graziano, Gwen Halstead, Courtney Henn, Dawn Hovhannisyan, Jenny Ketchepaw, Tim Ketchepaw, Lesleen Kukucka, Sandra Manning-Roth, Laina McFerren, Dell Schilleci, Liz Seipel, Cindy Smith, Diane Stacy, Nicole Stinson and Lisa Whitaker. A tip of the hat to the zillions of volunteers, too!

Seen at Taste of the Town
Bruce Fortine and Gloria Mercado, Debbie and John Heys, Shelley and G. Marshall Hann, Frank and Pam Di Tomaso, Don and Cheri Fleming, Steven and Julie Sturgeon, Barbara Sterns Cochran, Daniel Otto, Kim Altobello, TimBen and Ingrid Boydston, Paul and Robin Strickland, Marlee Lauffer, Jay and Ashley Thomas, Rose Chegwin, Harold and Jacquie Petersen, Margo and Bob Hudson, Kris and Tom Hough and Greg Amsler.

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor — a good citizen
It’s so nice to see so many good corporate citizens in the SCV. Among the good guys is Six Flags Hurricane Harbor which annually donates 4,000 tickets to schools and youth groups to resell at an affordable price. Six Flags donates 500 tickets to the SCV Boys & Girls Club and 3,500 tickets to the Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club. Both of these organizations turn around and sell the tickets for a very low price, which raises funds for their own causes.  The Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club still has tickets available for schools and organizations at $3 each which can be sold to the public for $10 each (normal admission is $24.99), giving them $7 for their own community/school activities. It’s an easy fund-raiser, as well as making it possible for families who normally wouldn’t be able to afford the admission a chance to visit Hurricane Harbor on opening weekend, Saturday, May 23, Sunday, May 24 or Monday, May 25, (Memorial Day weekend). Schools and nonprofits can contact Bob White (661) 250-1023 to purchase tickets.

Wine Classic tickets available
There’s still time to buy your tickets to the Wine Classic. The 2009 SCV Wine Classic will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 30 at California Institute of the Arts, 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Dozens of new-release fine wines, rare and vintage wines, souvenir glasses and trays, gourmet food, live auction, silent auction. Tickets: $70 each, $135 per pair through May 29. $80 each, $155 a pair at door. Designated driver: $35 each. Info: (661) 362-3737,

Michele E. Buttelman is the features editor of The Signal. She can be reached by e-mail at The views expressed in her column are her own and not necessarily those of The Signal.    


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