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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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