When and Where: May 18 at the Oakmont Carnegie Library.
One Tasty Event: Thirteen restaurants in Oakmont and Verona helped raise roughly $11,000 for the library by serving up customer favorites for more than 200 guests. Among the dishes were macaroni and blue cheese from the Oakmont Country Club, braised meatballs with whole bean ragout from the Mighty Oak Barrel and yellow curry tofu from Pittsburgh Thai by Boris. Rivertowne Inn offered six microbrews and Brr-kee's Ice Cream and the Oakmont Bakery concocted a variety of tempting treats.
All About Community: "It is so inspiring to see the businesses of these two great towns come together to help build community around our library," said Beth Mellor, director of the Oakmont Carnegie Library.
"Why I Love the Library" by Ben Siri (age 11): "I like all of the books they have, especially Harry Potter. Those books have really good descriptive details and are fun to read. And if you have a hard time reading, you can always listen to books on CDs!"
#SEEN: Frank Dermody, Maureen McClure, Chuck and Sue Erdeljac, Rich and Carole DiClaudio, Dick and Nancy Williams, Tom and Fran Dinnin, Bill and Stephanie Birkmeyer, Eileen Colianni and Dixie Anderson.