Framed Photo of James and Mary Roosevelt Unveiled

Mary Roosevelt lost her beloved husband of 25 years, James Roosevelt, the eldest son of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in 1991. In 1992, Jim Doti, president of Chapman College (later University), and the Chapman board renamed Founder’s Hall the James and Mary Roosevelt Hall. Mary, still grieving, was asked for a photo of the couple to create a portrait to hang in the hall’s lobby. She has always wished she had given the school another photo. A new photo now hangs in Roosevelt Hall, thanks to Women of Chapman Past President Kathy Hamilton, who asked Mary for a photo she preferred and had it created. The portrait, along with important memorabilia that Mary gave the school of James’ service in the Marine Corps as one of Carlson’s Raiders and as a U.S. Congressman completes the focus on one of America’s heroes.

Vanguard Debuts Newly Renovated Theatre

Vanguard University’s department of theatre arts recently held a special performance of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers to celebrate the first performance in its newly renovated Lyseum Theatre. More than 360 guests joined Vanguard staff, alumni and students at the ribbon cutting ceremony prior to the performance. The university’s department of theatre arts is nationally recognized for its excellence in academics and performance.

Accolades for The Laguna Beach Festival of Arts Renovation

The Laguna Beach Festival of Arts has been awarded the 2018 Outstanding Historical Renovation Project by the American Society of Civil Engineers for its exceptional design and aggressive schedule of completion. Every summer for 85 years, the Festival of Arts has produced two world-class events–The Festival of Arts Fine Art Show and the Pageant of the Masters.

Julianne and George Argyros Plaza Boasts New Café

The new outdoor café, Center 360, on the Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center, has opened to feature a tastefully crafted Southern California menu with locally sourced ingredients, thanks to Executive Chef Greg Stillman of Leatherby’s Café Rouge. Check website for hours. A full coffee and espresso bar featuring freshly-roasted Intelligentsia beans is open all day.

Go Red for Women Luncheon Raises Awareness and Funds

The American Heart Association Orange County Division hosted its annual Go Red for Women Luncheon for 400 guests at Hotel Irvine and netted $394, 884 to help give women the tools to lead a heart healthy life. The event featured a health expo, handbag auction and keynote speaker Jacqueline Eubandy, M.D.