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Chef Robert Irvine energizes Haven of RCS fundraiser

Chef Robert Irvine proved to be a master showman at the Hilton at Clearwater Beach when he hosted locals at the Dinner: Possible fundraiser for the Haven of RCS last week.

The Food Network star of Restaurant: Impossible brought an energy to the room, engaged the participants with food tips and humor and inspired with his generosity. Thanks to Irvine and event sponsor Clarity Services, four people bid thousands for first-class trips to an upcoming taping of Irvine's show.

The Haven of RCS, a domestic abuse shelter, was the night's big winner as it got money for a new outreach center in Clearwater. The area is fortunate to have a facility that helped nearly 20,000 people affected by domestic violence, and the facility was lucky to have Irvine. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: Sarcasm Is Nature's Defense For Stupidity. …

Sisters Amber Wardia and Jade Stoll bring enthusiasm to their Enchanted Oven bakery in Tarpon Springs. Check out their treats at 1810 S Pinellas Ave. …

George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic headline the Slice of the Burg one-day block party at 116 Fifth Ave. S on June 1. The event benefits All Children's Hospital and the efforts to Save The Historic YMCA Building — because everybody's got a little light under the sun. …

Actor Danny Glover keynotes the City of Tampa Black History Committee Scholarship Gala on Saturday at the Wyndham Westshore. Visit for ticket information. …

To my new friend Atira Shoffner at Countryside High, the offer stands. I'll be more than happy to speak to your class as long as the teacher promises to give you extra credit.

That's all I'm saying.

Chef Robert Irvine energizes Haven of RCS fundraiser 05/19/13 [Last modified: Sunday, May 19, 2013 7:37pm]
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