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// Page8 POST-GAZETTE, AUGUST 14, 2015 i~ ii i by lngela Cornacchio 5 ) Jenna Kelly was crowned Miss Central Massachu- setts 2015 at the Masonic Hall in Worcester. (Photo by MonsterJazz Photography) Socially Scene Reviewed ... Recently, the 2015 Miss Central Massachusetts was crowned and Socially Scene was on site at the historic Masonic Hall in Worcester to see the pageant. Every year, girls of all ages spend count- less hours preparing their talent and style for one night in hopes of taking home the crown. The evening began with celebrity hosts Gustavo Leon, managing editor of the Boston Herald, and Monica Pietrzack, former Miss Con- necticut 2009, introducing the esteemed panel of judges and director of the event, Iva Nicole. From there, the con- testants for Little Miss, Miss Princess and Miss Teen took to the stage and had guests gushing over the adorable future beauty queens. Even though only one was able to walk away Little Miss and Miss Teen, each contestant was given recognition of sorts with awards such as: Miss Photogenic, Miss Congenial- ity, Best Spirit, Best Dress and Best Model. The audience was enter- tained during intermissions with performers such as Scott Isbell, who brought a pop-meets-rock sound to the stage. Wowing the audience was Ava Fratus, a seven- year-old budding musician who writes her own lyrics and exudes a Gwen Stefani attitude. The highlight of the night was the seven hopefuls that competed in the swimsuit, evening gown, and question portion of the event to be- come the next Miss Central Massachusetts. Each contes- tant was given the opportu- nity to show her class and beauty down the Masonic runway and prove to the judges why she was best suited to be the next queen. Just before the winner was crowned, the current Miss Central Massachusetts, Roxanne Ribotgonzalez and Miss Teen Central Massa- chusetts Jessica Reyes gave their heartfelt goodbyes to the rein and wished well to the incoming contenders. After much anticipation and being narrowed down to three, the new queen was announced and Jenna Kelly received the sash and crown to be the 2015 Miss Central Massachusetts. The night was full of glamour and pres- tige as beauty was put on dis- play and given the opportu- nity to show the brains be- hind it all with their accom- plishments along with what they give back to the com- munity. New Queen Jenna Kelly will serve a one-year reign while also winning pro- fessional hair care, photos, and acting classes along with entry into the Miss Massa- chusetts pageant. If you would like more informa- tion on the upcoming asso- ciated events associated or to apply for next year, visit www. misscentralmass. corn, Looking for a Laugh ... The hilarious Kevin James is back doing live perfor- mances and will hit the Wilbur Theater stage with shows in September. James' began his comedy career as a stand-up come- dian on the Long Island com- edy scene. After being dis- covered at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival, James made the jump to television in 1998, where he was best known as Doug Heffernan on the hit series The King of Queens for nine years, earn- ing him an Emmy nomina- tion for Best Lead in a Comedy. Beyond television, James has made a huge transition into comedy movies, includ- ing 2006's Hitch opposite Will Smith, as well as writ- ing, producing and starring in Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Zookeeper and Here Comes the Boorr keeping his doofus per- sona alive and kicking for the next generation of com- edy lovers. Kevin James is that loveable character you just want to hug, but you can't seem to stop laughing at his jokes and antics. You can catch James live on stage September 18th through 20th on the Wilbur Theatre, located at 246 Tremont Street, Boston. To purchase tickets or get more informa- tion on these gut-busting performances call 877-613- 0134 or visit Sip Wine at the Newport Mansions ... The Newport Mansions Wine & Food Fes- tival, one of the East Coast's most sophisticated and an- Long Island local and standup comedian Kevin James will bring his antics to the Wilbur Theater September 18th-20th. (Photo by ticipated events, returns for its I0th year this September at the mansions in Newport, Rhode Island. Newport is well-known to so many of us for a summer getaway but, while the weather still holds, hosts an event that welcomes fall back. Once again the Marble House lawn~ill be the set- ting for the two-day Grand Tasting, which offers guests the chance to sample hun- dreds of wines from around the world and cuisine from nearly two dozen regional restaurants and caterers. Martha Stewart will return to the festival for her second year, headlining a brand new signature event with French chef Jacques P6pin. During the presentation with Martha Stewart and Jacques P6pin, guests are encouraged to in- dulge in conversation with the lifestyle expert and the French chef while sipping Champagne Taittinger in the Marble House Gold Ball- room before heading out to the Grand Tasting. Stewart, an Emmy Award-winning television host, entrepre- neur and best-selling author of 83 books and P6pin, an internationally recognized chef, cookbook author, and cooking teacher who has published more than two dozen books and hosted 11 acclaimed public television cooking series, will discuss what's hot and what's not in lifestyle and food trends, pro- viding you with a rare oppor- tunity to engage with them in a spectacular setting. Chef P6pin will also join his daughter Claudine P6pin for a cooking demonstration on the Kitchen Aid Culinary Demonstration Stage during Sunday's Grand Tasting. Also participating in the weekend cooking demon- strations will be several other local and regional favorites. Ben Pollinger, Executive Chef of Oceana restaurant in New York City, (Continued on Page 13) Let' s Design It! by Jeanette Cataldo Let's talk "getting the look" for less... Design is creativity embraced with challenges and I'm always up for a challengel I work with many clients who are on a restricted budget. They want the look, but feel they can't afford it. Creating the "look" within the budget not only keeps my creativity on its toes, but I find it very rewarding. Here's an example on how to "get the look" for less. The "/2X)K" Finding the "LOOK" Retro Caf~ Side Chair Wayfair Lamps Plus Seat Belt Chair Cataldo Interiors Home Arrangement Cataldo Interiors Home Need assistance "getting the look"? 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