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People watching for June 25

Human Solutions benefits from Riegelmann's fundraiser

Six diners enjoyed a seven-course dinner prepared by Oregon's 2010 Chef of the Year, Leif Benson, in the process raising about $1,000 for Human Solutions.

The Friday, June 3, event was held on Riegelmann's showroom floor, and Benson prepared the dinner in one of the test kitchens. Owners Jim and Frieda Riegelmann served as waiters for the evening, bringing guests their meals surrounded by appliances and mattresses.

Human Solutions is a local organization that helps struggling families in Multnomah County.

'It was a ton of fun, as well as the best dinner ever,' attendee Terry Ciecko said. 'We hope they will do this again next year for a larger group.'

ElderPlace holds party for centenarians

On Monday, June 20, Providence ElderPlace in Glendoveer hosted a birthday celebration for several of its participants who recently turned 100 or older.

In the photo above-right, Ethel McCrosky (right) wishes Ethelwyn 'Teddy' Schwartz (left) a happy 100th birthday. McCrosky will celebrate her 103rd birthday in September. Both women were honored at the party, along with Gresham resident Martha Scheideman who turned 100 in May.

Though only those three women were celebrated Monday, 12 ElderPlace participants will turn 100 this year. More than 100 ElderPlace participants, family members and friends attended the party, which included music, cake and a toast to each centenarian.

Providence ElderPlace is a program run through Providence Health and Services that provides medical, therapeutic and social services for older adults with health concerns, including operating six health and social centers and managing 230 supportive housing units in the Portland area.

Gresham resident receives master's at Marylhurst

Daniel Schofield of Gresham graduated Saturday, June 18, from Marylhurst University with a Master of Business in marketing.

He completed all courses while maintaining a grade-point average of 3.97. He was inducted into the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society because of his academic accomplishments.

Schofield also holds a bachelor's degree in business management from Linfield College and an associate degree in trade and industrial technology. He is the director of fixed operations at Weston Dealerships, where he has been employed since 1982.