Fast cars, celebrity presence and remembering Mother

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Former Titan welcomes Queen. T.C. Williams graduate Jay Blount accompanied first daughter Barbara Bush, classmate during their Yale years, to the white-tie dinner at the White House Monday honoring Queen Elizabeth II.

Start your engines. For the 24th year running, local business owner Frank Kozuch of Whistle Stop Hobbies (130 S. Royal Street) is getting packed and ready to attend the Indy 500 on May 27, a tradition unintentionally began in 1983 when Kozuch was in Indianapolis on business. Little did he realize how it would change his life, becoming his personal annual holiday. Its my fantasy sports week! Kozuch explains, who holds prestigious Paddock Penthouse seats, sponsors lap #73 and yearly fills a white helmet with signatures of all 33 drivers.
 
Jane Seymour indulges Old Town. There was no mistaking Seymours sincere enjoyment of the 200+ guests who recently flocked to P & C Gallery for her exhibit. Gallery co-manager Zoe Atarodian detailed, It was absolutely one of our busiest shows in all respects, noting with pleasure, Seymour spoiled us by her warmth and approachability. Post-exhibit found Seymour and company at Ralph Davis Warehouse Bar & Grill. The veteran restaurateur reported, Seymour raved about our crab cakes.

Mindful of Mother. With Mothers Day in mind, Alexandria resident Jacqueline Bourgeois shopped for jewelry at the Bella Designs show Sunday hosted by the Lee-Fendall House Museum where guests enjoyed treats courtesy of Bittersweet and Kingsbury Chocolate. Bella designer Melissa Emerick donated a portion of the sales to the renovation project of the historic House. www.LeeFendallHouse.org

Potomack Company auctions Van Sweringen collection. In a recent suspenseful auction, famed artist and former Old Town resident Ron Van Sweringens estate collection were sold, putting valuables into appreciative and capable hands. Van Sweringen is staving off the temptation to re-assemble a collection, telling About Town by phone from Florida, Im trying to teach myself the less is more philosophy! For those unable to make the auction event, a prize piece of Van Sweringens is still available for purchase: his former residence at 335 N. Pitt Street.

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