Belmont Village Event
Belmont Village Senior Living in Green Hills held a reception to celebrate the veterans who live at the beautiful facility.
Photos by award-winning photographer Thomas Sanders were made of the veterans last fall, framed and hung on the walls of Belmont Village and the event put the spotlight on each of those who served America.
Executive Director Tim McConnell welcomed the guests and there was a presentation of the colors. Then each honoree received a copy of their photo.
After the presentations, everyone enjoyed a buffet offering fruit, cheeses, salami, crackers, lots of mini desserts and more.
Honorees included: Joel Lehman, Charles Hailey, Jr., Archie Mosley, Bob Sirkin, Elza Smith, Richard Spiller, Bill Ward, Theodore Mosch, Jack Ferguson, Burton Fielder, John Fondaw, Kanai Mukherjee, William Griswold, Robert Solliday, and Robert Blackwell.
Rivive! Nashville Reception
Rivive! Nashville recently hosted a reception to celebrate the work of international artist Beau Stanton, where everyone met Stanton and viewed the mural on Fifth Avenue North and Commerce Street in downtown Nashville.
Rivive! Nashville is made up of five Nashville-area environmental conservation nonprofits that are working together in an effort to revitalize Nashville’s streams and rivers.
With 250 miles of Nashville’s waterways already in need of repair, the area’s continued rate of growth threatens to place huge demands on the natural water resources.
Rivive! Nashville works to protect 600 miles of waterways in Nashville, 48,000 acres of floodplains in the area, and 74 rare terrestrial and aquatic species, as well as clean water for residents.
Guests included: Grace Gilmore and Rio Moore, Angela Schmidt, A.D. Maddox; Susan Tinney, John Guider, Andy Phipps, Beau Stanton, Dorene Bolze, Mary Beth Ikard, Colby Sledge, and Joseph Woodson.
For more information, visit rivivenashville.org.
Symphony Fashion Show Event
Gus Mayer hosted an event for the 2018 Symphony Fashion Show, where everyone enjoyed viewing the elegant clothing and mingling with friends.
The Symphony Fashion Show is set for April 17 and will feature the fall 2018 collection of award-winning designer Jason Wu.
Show Chairs Lorie Duke and Birgitta Williamson and Emcee Whitney Daane were on hand to greet everyone.
Table 3 passed some of the best hors d’oeuvres ever, including caviar and creme frache, beef tenderloin topped with wild mushroom mousse, miniature lemon Pavlovas and more.
Wu is a leading designer based in New York City, who merges classic American sportswear elements with a sophisticated attitude to create timeless classics.
With a focus on couture quality craftsmanship, more than 90% of the Jason Wu Collection is manufactured in New York City’s Garment District.
The fashion show also will include a performance by American country music group Little Big Town. Their musical style is defined by four-part vocal harmonies, with all four members alternating as lead vocalists. Their number one singles include Pontoon, Girl Crush, and Better Man.
Academy of Medicine Reception
The Nashville Academy of Medicine’s President’s Reception was held at Cabana, where the 2017 board members were recognized and the 2018 officers were installed.
Those physicians who have been practicing for 50 years were honored and included: Stephen Felts, Nelson Foster, David Head, Samuel Okpaku, Barrett Rosen, Jonathan Schwartz, and John Witherspoon.
The menu included walnut Gorgonzola salad, grilled chicken breasts, smoked pork loin, vegetarian lasagna, green beans, potatoes, and assorted desserts.
2017 Board Chair Lee Fentriss welcomed everyone and Kevin Smith was installed as 2018 president.
Smith gave an interesting talk about the Nashville Academy of Medicine, which was established in 1821. He said Felix Robertson was one of seven physicians who founded the organization when only 3,900 people lived in Nashville.
Members of the 2018 board are: Chair Ralph Atkinson, President Kevin Smith, President-elect Seenu Reddy, Secretary/Treasurer Richard Soper, Susan Briley, Rodney Lewis, Jim Powers, Jane Siegel, and Robin Williams.