Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons and Dick Friedman at the Community Servings benefit
Martha’s Vineyard’s movers and shakers were out in full force when Lorraine Bressler co-hosted a cocktail party with her daughter, Karen, and son-in-law, Scott Epstein, at their home overlooking Oyster Pond to raise awareness for Community Servings.
The evening attracted the likes of Clinton confidante Dick Friedman, NPR stars Paula Lyons and Arnie Reisman (the island’s poet laureate), dyslexia activist Dean Bragonier and his singer/songwriter wife, Sally Taylor, soignee blonde Debby Hale, arts booster Vivian Holland, Swampscott doyenne Josene Steinberg, retired MGH chief of surgery Andrew Warshaw and the delightful Brenda, and so on and so forth.
Watching dusk settle over a saltwater pond, cocktail in hand, certainly doesn’t suck, and when you can do it in support of providing hot, nutritious meals to homebound, critically ill people, so much the better.
“How are you doing?” one guest asked another, to which the response was “Well, I’ve got a musical in Chicago headed for Broadway.”
This prompted the evening’s best exchange: “I just saw Hamilton.”
“How was it?”