The Best Of Everything
Stylish fund-raiser will benefit kids with special needs.
recent book signing at Borders in
ISA 'N DATA ...
Farmington Hills was any indication,
His dream was originally
Kallen's book, Hit Me With Your
just a concept ... three years
that is now out in paperback,
ago ... and after he
should have an even bigger
visited the St. Vincent and
sale than what indications
Sarah Fisher Center ... it
became a reality.
Also, no telling where the
Many will remember that
will put everyone
tall, fine-looking, smiling and
picture, Against the
personable young man who ran
Meg Ryan as
Gaynor's Health & Beauty Aids
in Farmington Hills' former
Hunter's Square when he was
Over 200 people at
making a lot of people happier
Hills Borders lis-
with his products.
told of her life
Today, as president and CEO Local Co lumnist
of the Nailco Group, the
nation's largest wholesale dis-
tributor of professional beauty products, audience members ... Next evening she
was at Borders in Novi.
home-based in Farmington Hills, Larry
Jackie will be back in Detroit,
Gaynor is still making people happy ...
Nov. 13, as the nationally
especially children with special needs.
"First Lady of Boxing" is
For the past two years, Larry and the
speaker on the podi-
Nailco Group have presented his
"Dreams" fund-raisers for youngsters to
find hope for a bright future through
Center in Dearborn.
This year, St. Vincent and Sarah
WHAT A WONDERFUL tribute to
Fisher Center is joined by Variety —
man ... as she sang a thrilling "My
The Children's Charity in receiving 100
with changed words to the guy she
percent of the proceeds from the third
so very much.
year of this wonderful presentation.
his birthday party and
"Dream 2003: Fashion Fusion —
Hall and Auditiorium at
The Colours of Music" being presented
the Jewish Community Center in West
... Sunday, Nov. 2, from 1 p.m.-4:30
p.m. at Detroit's Masonic Temple ... will Bloomfield was jam-packed with family,
friends and others ... who listened with
again take in fashion show and music,
strolling cuisine, silent auction, etc.
Dr. William Ross, who was diagnosed
In the past two years, Larry and
year as having ALS (Lou Gehrig's
Nailco, which underwrites the entire
was honored by wife, Florine
cost, have raised almost $400,000 for
Mark-Ross, with a magnificent all-out
St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center ...
This year, it is expected to raise
His many fine paintings and photo-
$300,000 for this fine charitable organi-
works from the heart that Bill
zation and Variety — The Children's
throughout the years,
walls ... by themselves
Larry, his wife, Teresa, the Nailco
Group's vice president, and their entire
company's 300 employees need every-
ALS of Michigan's William and Florine
one's help to give thousands of children
with special needs a happier and health-
At least six food stations were filled
ier outlook on life.
delicious food by Matt Prentice's
The $95 tickets cover general admis-
Restaurant Corporation ... and
sion and valet parking ... $150 patron
Vitale had a fine trio plus
tickets include VIP seating and valet
that put out a lot of good
parking ... Call (248) 347-7700, ext.
Before the auditorium presentation,
IF THE CROWD that attended her
the JCC's lobby was filled with so many
people, of whom Bill and Florine must
be mighty proud to know ... and who
without doubt are equally proud to
know them ... A great turnout for a
IF YOU TASTED those desserts of
hers years back, when Sylvia Lee had
her Desserts by Sylvia for 10 years in
the Tel-X Shopping Plaza on Telegraph
and 10 Mile in Southfield, you'll know
that her name stands for
SHOW his true colors
... and hopes his for-
From 1983 to when she
mer university class-
sold it in 1993, folks loved
mates who weren't
her original desserts like
there don't find out.
raspberry cheesecake, apri-
The tables had blue
cot pound cake, etc.
It's another 10 years
decor ... and cocktail
since she sold "Desserts by
napkins were blue and
Sylvia" ... and her recipe
maize yellow ... at the
book, Desserts is finally on
Plus the desserts, every
75th birthday and the
step of each recipe is in
40th anniversary of
chronological order ...
Howard and wife, Lill.
instead of other cookbooks
After all, those are
that have the recipe ... and
the colors of his
then steps in preparation
The Nailco Gr oups president
school's sports enemy,
at the same time.
and CEO Larry Gaynor
This is so much easier
Michigan ... and
that even a buff like me
Howard is a Michigan State grad.
can follow them.
But no harm done ... and those
Wait until you see the yummy-look-
Michigan State University Spartans who ing photos and read the mouth-water-
were there probably didn't mind too
much either ... or so they said ... Just
What is her hubby, Dr. Larry Lee's
this one time, that is ... "But don't do it
favorite? ... "Whatever Sylvia makes," he
again, Howard!" they warn.
says with smacking lips:
About 100 attendees enjoyed every
Desserts can be gotten at Giftpeople in
bit of the shindig at Cuisine restaurant
Franklin, Book Beat in Oak Park, Papa
on Lothrup in Detroit.
Joe's and Quarton Market in
Owner Paul Grosz couldn't have
Birmingham, Vineyards in Farmington
asked for too many better food taster
Hills, Nikolas in Ann Arbor, etc. ... or
experts than Howard and Lili, who love
call (248) 645-1982 ... or e-mail:
tasting new food ... Milos Cihelka, now
retired as one of America's premier mas-
HE MAY BE A champion squash
ter chefs ... Tom and Diane Schoenith,
player, but William (Willie to all) Stone
owners of the Roostertail restaurant in
has another past to which he can also
Detroit ... Betty and Frank Ellias, who
love going to new restaurants almost as
Willie is being inducted into the
much as they do each other ... and
Michigan Jewish Sports Hall of Fame ...
Roslyn and Dr. Kenneth Gitlin, who
Monday, Nov. 3, at Congregation
enjoy elegant food and tell about the
Shaarey Zedek in Southfield ... with
superb feasting at Andante on Bay
Steve Fishman, Eugene Mondry and
Street in Petoskey.
George Maskin ... Tom Izzo will be
Since Paul left the Whitney after 10
given the Alvin Foon Humanitarian
years and opened Cuisine in June of
2001, he has been winning awards for
Would you believe that Willie used to
his fine style of French-American dining. be a baritone singer years back? ... He
Paul has become an even more out-
was quite the nattily dressed gent as he
standing figure in gourmet delight ...
used to sing in variety shows for B'nai
but not too big to bring out dessert at
B'rith, Children Unlimited, ORT, etc.
Howard and Lili's birthday and anniver-
One time at the former Latin Quarter
in Detroit, Willie studied for six