Actor to lead fund-raiser


May 26, 1991|By LAURA CHARLES

In the Eyes Only column in Sunday's People section, the date for the Water Street block party was incorrect. The party, sponsored by the Young Professionals Exchange of the Baltimore Junior Association of Commerce, will be held at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow. For more information, call 752-1325.

BALTIMORE NATIVE William Bell Sullivan, who played the conniving Gary Swanson on the soap "The Guiding Light" and most recently appeared in "The Hunt for Red October," will return to his elementary school, Grace and St. Peter's School, to kick off a fund-raising weekend this week.

The handsome actor's grandparents, Robert and Margaret Clark Riderwood, and Evelyn Stevens of Towson will attend a tea hosted by the students and their grandparents at which Sullivan will speak. In addition, he will be the keynote speaker at an alumni reception and dinner.


TABLE HOPPING: Rose and Richard Cernak, who own Obrycki's Restaurant on Pratt Street, are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary on June 9 by -- get this -- going downyocean, hon! Our best to this dynamic duo. . . . Meanwhile, restaurateur Joey Chiu is expected to open his new edition of the Bamboo House at the former Green Spring Inn in Brooklandville -- or Windy Valley, if you please -- sometime this fall.

THE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS Exchange of the Baltimore Association of Commerce is staging its first summer Water Street block party Saturday. . . . Local shrink Dr. Milton Layden has penned an interesting tome. The title? "Escaping the Hostility Trap." Who's hostile?

QUICK TAKES: Videographer Mary Ellen Iwata is back from Houston where she won a Gold Award for a special she produced called "Treasures of a Lost Voyage." . . . Bond Distributing's Mike March tells us the Coors Belgian draft horse team really stirred things up in Arbutus this past weekend.

SADDLE UP and head to St. Mary's High School in Annapolis for the ultimate shindig of the year when the Leukemia Society of America brings in Michael Wayne, son of the Duke, John Wayne, for a classic Western evening complete with a "Look Like the Duke" contest June 15. Call 825-2500 to attend.

GRILLED WONDERS: The Cross Street Cheese Co.'s Ed Byer recently returned from a quick trip to Italy, where he was checking out a fall gourmet wine tour, which he's hosting in the fall.

BALTIMORE ADVENTURES Ltd. celebrated its 10th trip to the Preakness last Saturday. On board the bus were organizer John Miller, a legal beagle, with wife Claire; Susan Gillern; and Nancy Maddingly.

Later, at the gala grand opening of Luigi Petti's Garden Cafe, hosted by Greg Orendorff and Colleen Smith, other revelers gathered to take in the atmosphere and the music of the incomparable Drifters.

Asked how he appeared so young at age 58, Drifters' lead singer Charlie Thomas confessed: "I don't smoke, drink and I don't eat meat!"

FINALLY, actor George Hearn, currently starring in "Love Letters," by A. R. Gurney, at the Mechanic, was the guest of honor at a dinner at the Hopkins Club given by the director, cast and crew of the Theatre Hopkins production of "The Cocktail Parky," also by A. R. Gurney.

The dinner was a thank you for tickets to "Love Letters" for the Theatre Hopkins folks. Some on hand? Director Suzanne Pratt; actors Harry Turner, Robert and Ruth Lawson Walsh; stage manager Rick Noble; box office chief Graham Yearley; and local actress Cherie Weinert.

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