COMMUNITY • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •Norman Wilson Realty
Wine & Tapas gala is arguably the
city’s most anticipated social event
each year, so when the al fresco food/
wine/dancing/auction evening was postponed
in March due to COVID-19 concerns,
it was a disappointment.
But even more important, as the Patrons’
biggest annual fundraiser, it was a blow
Now the group has managed to create a
tions,” running online from Aug. 13-15.
Highlights include an auction with more
pull with more than 75 bottles for wine
enthusiasts, and the chance to participate
in a virtual wine-and-cheese tasting from
Proceeds from the fundraiser will be
distributed equally among the Nature
vancy, and the Bellaire Little League.
•Auction items include an 2017 World Series
ball autographed by Carlos Correa of
the Astros, an autographed Earl Campbell
Square for a year, a Happy Hour gathering
for 20 at the Upstairs Bar & Lounge
above Hungry’s restaurant in Rice
orthodontic treatment at Contemporary
Dental & Orthodontics in Bellaire.
points and above, with some bottles rang-
a 99 rating, a Dominus Cabernet with a
Cabernet with 97 rating.
by Betsy’s for the virtual wine and cheese
Aug. 15. Options are
curated red or white
cured meats, honey,
fruit preserves and
can be ordered at
from Aug. 12-15,
prior to the virtual
and auction bidding
is available at
#1 in Sales-West U
Reduced Commission Plan
Honored as One of The Top 15 Realtors in Houston
More than $850,000,000 in Sales.
through the Patrons
from within for leadership
along with the city of Bellaire have chosen
moved from four years
director to interim executive
director of the
Nature Discovery Cen-
in development for
Arts Museum and
Rice University before moving into the
educational toy industry, where she was a
a 17-year Bellaire res-
as interim director of
conservancy. She has
retail and arts, and as a volunteer in Bel-
phase of its development.
Happy 101st, Alice!
Last year, we introduced
you to West
when she celebrated
her 100th birthday.
We’re happy to be
wishing Alice a Happy
Born in Monterrey, Mexico in 1919, she
came to Galveston in 1949, and became
a U.S. citizen in 1949. She’s lived in West
U since 1958 and is active in seniors
activities, playing chair volleyball and
staying young at heart, she says.
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