Daily Archive: October 7, 2011



Mark your calendar

You know I like to let you know about a good sale. Recently I got an e-mail telling me all about the “tag sale” of the century. Can you believe that a selected collection of fashions from the Ebony Fashion Fair Show archives is going to auction? Yes ladies an on-line tag sale. You have to log in to http://www.lesliehindman.com. I have already checked it out for you, just call me your advance woman. This is an auction house site and who knows, you may find other things you want to buy on this site. The Ebony Fashion Fair collection comes from the fashions assembled over the course of 50 years by Eunice Johnson for the world’s largest traveling fashion show. Those shows raised more than $55 million for Black charitable causes across the country.


Pittsburgh celebrities cook

Most people cook even if they are well known around Pittsburgh. However, most don’t cook with super sharp knives and on a flat table grill that is sizzling hot for eight to 10 people. On Sept. 20, at Benihana Restaurant in Greentree, celebrities and guests gathered at the famous Japanese Steakhouse for the 12th annual Dave Thomas Celebrity Cook-off to benefit Three Rivers Adoption Council. Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers, was adopted as a child and worked as a national adoption advocate, generating awareness for the thousands of children waiting for foster care nationwide. SMILING THRU THE SMOKE—Emamai Alaquiva (Ya Momz House and Lynne Hayes Freeland (KDKA TV).


Preparing students for life through Camp COPES

In an effort to help young men and woman transition from high school to college or the workforce, A Second Chance, Inc. developed a basketball camp entitled, “Camp COPES (Children Optimizing Personal Experience through Sports).” Camp COPES has been in existence for seven years, providing a unique experience for participants by equipping them with necessary life skills through teamwork, competition and mentoring. The camp is held Monday-Thursday throughout the summer at A Second Chance Inc., 8350 Frankstown Ave. The games begin at 4 p.m. and end at approximately 8 p.m. The summer games end with a Playoff and Championship week. CAMP COPES RUNNERS-UP