SOUTH FLORIDA ALBUM PARTIES / FUNDRAISERS / CORPORATE EVENTS D Miami Lighthouse inaugurates third floor, expands facilities for blind children’s music and fitness programs Northern Trust Bank recently hosted through the pro bono work of Arellano the Miami Lighthouse Grand Opening Construction, contributions from the of a new facility to train future music Centennial Project of the Rotary Club of industry professionals, dramatically Miami and philanthropists Gloria Martin, increasing the potential for positive the Rev. Marta Weeks, Arthur Hertz, Oak change in the lives of the blind and visu- Foundation and others. ally impaired. The Music & Sound Studio, named in A ribbon cutting ceremony and honor of music industry legend Henry reception in the courtyard celebrated Stone, features recording and computer the inauguration of the Gloria Martin equipment that enables blind students Third Floor Wing at Miami Lighthouse to study music performance, composi- for the Blind. The new space will house tion, production and distribution, lead- the Blind Babies Program, Music and ing to mainstream employment as per- Fitness Programs, and Summer Camp formers, song or jingle writers, and Sheldon Anderson of Northern Trust for blind kids. sound engineers, and to other music Lighthouse Deputy Director Sheldon Roy, with Board Bank with Virginia Jacko, President of This expansion was made possible careers. Members Gloria Martin, Carol Russo, and Barbara Weintraub Miami Lighthouse Miami Lighthouse Chairman Arthur Hertz, County Commissioner Bruno Barreiro, State Bill Roy with Sheldon Dagen, Rosa Maria Plasencia, Board Member Pamela Garrison and Legendary record producer Representative Yolly Roberson, Project Representative John Virginia Jacko Henry Stone and wife, Inez Chairman of Health Harrison and Lighthouse Deputy Director Sheldon Roy Foundation of South Florida PHOTOS: CHRISTIAN LAZZARI AND CHRISTIAN RODRIGUEZ Board Member Sloan McCrea with Eugenia McCrea, Karl Board Member Karl State Rep. Luis Garcia Bishopric, and The Rev. Marta Lions Club members, Diana Castillo, Elaine Rotary Club President Richard Bishopric and wife, Carmen Weeks Riedinger, Bertha Garcia, and Mario Echevarria Tonkinson cuts a ribbon ENGAGEMENTS WEDDINGS GRADUATION ANNIVERSARIES BALLARD - BOWNE BARRIOS – LEON RUSS BENEDICT Arthur and Kathleen Alfredo and Zaira Leon, Janelle Soleil Russ gradu- Congratulations to Erika Ballard of The Redlands are Herly Terant and Armando ated Magna Cum Laude with and Kent Benedict of Miami, delighted to announce the Barrios had the pleasure of a Bachelor of Fine Arts Florida who celebrated their engagement of their daugh- giving away their children, degree in Fashion Design first wedding anniversary on ter, Vanessa Aye to Todd Veronica and Miguel in holy from Fashion Institute of July 1, 2007. They were mar- Michael Bowne, son of matrimony. The wedding took Technology in New York City. ried last July at St. Catherine Douglas Bowne and Christine place on Saturday, June 9th, Proud parents, Alton and Avis of Siena Catholic Church and Bowne of Lakeland, Florida. at St. Timothy Catholic Russ, family and friends con- held their reception at The couple fell in love while Church. The wedding was gratulate Janelle for her Douglas Entrance in Coral at the University of FL and attended by family and accomplishments. Gables. They honeymooned has been dating since 2003. friends. May the Lord bless Janelle is an honors gradu- throughout Italy and the After a romantic dinner at them always. ate at Design and Greek Isles. They are both Bistro 1245 they were Architecture Senior High working in the Private Wealth engaged on the Reitz Union School in Miami. She is cur- Management sectors for Lawn, November 31, 2006. rently an intern at Enyce, a financial institutions in South They are excited to be plan- division of Liz Claiborne. Florida and currently residing ning a winter wedding for in Coral Gables, Florida. January 5, 2008 in Coral Gables, FL. Tell your graduate how proud you are with a congratulatory ad in Celebrations. Visit www.MiamiHerald.com/celebrations or firstname.lastname@example.org. Share announcements about your engagement, wedding, anniversary, bar or bat mitzvah or graduaation in Celebrations. Visit www.MiamiHerald.com/celebrations or e-mail email@example.com Share photos of your fundraiser, party, religious or family celebration or corporate event in South Florida Album. Call Hanoi at 305-376-4614 Submit social and charity events for our free social calendar (printed on a space-available basis). E-mail calendar listings to firstname.lastname@example.org.