… and diving head-first into the October 13 Columbus Cup golf outing. As president of Morgan Wentworth, a firm that is a professional legal recruiter of attorneys, she has arranged to be a Diamond Sponsor of the event.
Former Montgomery County Commissioner and District Attorney Mike Marino – climbing down off his favorite mount at the Red Buffalo Ranch long enough to still keep his finger on the pulse of all that happens in the county.
Looking very dapper in a sportcoat and knit shirt, Anthony (Steppy) Taormina spent much of the evening bemoaning the fact that he picked such a warm night for the outfit. Perhaps a bowling shirt would have been more fitting for the owner of Facenda Whitaker Lanes.
Venerable attorney Jim Heffernan – wearing a bright-colored pair of plaid shorts that screamed, “I’m not giving up on summer yet.”
The pride of the University of Virginia Frank Allan – ready to argue sports with anyone who will listen … and needling anyone else within earshot.
Montgomery County Sheriff Russell Bono – still making the transition from Norristown’s top cop to the unaccustomed job of a politician, as he prepares for the 2015 election that hopefully keep him in his current position.
Chief Deputy Sheriff Willie Richet – looking incredibly proud as he surveys the PAL scene, an event that has been his main passion over the last couple of decades.
PAL Executive Director Brett Wells – constantly combing the crowd … thanking the purveyors for their contributions and thanking the attendees for their support.
Pennsylvania State Representative Mike Vereb – working the room in his home 150th Legislative District … and hearing comments about his recent backing of a bill to legalize medical marijuana that will help a number of people with serious health problems.
Whitemarsh Township Police Chief Mike Beatty – taking a few moments off the job … and preparing for his big Montgomery County Police Chiefs golf outing at Green Valley CC on September 22.
Montgomery County Commissioner Leslie Richards – making stops between appointments on a very busy day … and being reminded that she had 20 minutes to make the rounds in the room and greet people.
Rhonda Thomas – allowing that she has had a couple of interviews with McDonalds Corporation, in the same building where she worked for many years with Unisys. She received a number of Good Luck wishes.
Redstone American Grill General Manager Mike Musselman – manning the booth with all of the delicacies that are prepared in the county’s busiest restaurant … and girding for a trip back to his home in Chicago next weekend, for an extended bachelor party. He is certain to be very tired when he returns to this area.
Don Zajac, the longtime PAL president and booster – looking very proud that his daughter, Karen, is taking over much of the operation of his extremely successful Norris Sales company.
Karen Zajac – looking cool, calm and collected … as she visited with many friends from the community, all the while keeping an eye on the Norris Sales lighting and operational equipment being used to pull off the PAL event.
Ron and Susan Battaglia – anxiously awaiting the opening of the new Battaglia Auto showroom and sales lot on Ridge Pike in Plymouth Township. The finishing touches of a magnificent addition to “auto row” are taking place this week.
Seda Mirabile – looking very proud while talking about the new Battaglia Auto showroom being opened by her daughter and son-in-law. A woman who always has an eye for style, she specifically awaits the arrival of the new furniture for the offices.
And, finally, Rich DiSimone – looking more and more like Old Blue Eyes every day, as he does his musical Frank Sinatra impersonation show.
That concludes the virtual tour of the event – an annual showpiece for Montgomery County. If this re-enactment doesn’t quite satisfy personal tastes … the suggestion is to pony up the $50 for a ticket and attend in person next year.
You could still hear the engines revving as Bob Landes made a lap around the aisles. For many years he wrote an excellent auto racing column in The Times Herald.
Tony Leodora is president of TL Golf Services, host of the weekly GolfTalk Live radio show on WNTP 990-AM and host of the Traveling Golfer television show — as well as editor of GolfStyles magazine. He is former sports editor of The Times Herald. Send comments to email@example.com.
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