Sunday, November 25, 2007

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son of a cancer patient is pleading with a thief to return his mum's dog.

'Cushie', a one-year-old Border Terrier, was stolen from outside the Co-op store in The Parade, Bourne End, at around 10.30am on November 17.

And now the elderly owner's son, Robert Irvine, is asking for the thief to return the dog, which was bought to help his mum through chemotherapy after a major operation last year.

Mr Irvine said: "The dog really helped her through chemotherapy so it is precious to her. Looking after the dog was a big distraction during her treatment.

"Stealing a domestic pet is a poor thing to do because the owner gains an emotional attachment to it."

He said he was not sure whether the pedigree dog was stolen to be sold on or to be used as a working dog.

Police are on the lookout for a white man with short, brown hair who was seen to untie the dog and flee the scene. He was reportedly wearing dark clothes and a yellow reflective jacket at the time of the theft.

Anyone with information on the incident, or knows Cushie's whereabouts, should contact PC John Gibson at High Wycombe police station via the Police Enquiry Centre on 08458 505 505. Alternatively, members of the public may contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Dance company to present 25th anniversary performance: Shenandoah Civic Dance Company will celebrate its 25th anniversary performance of the holiday ballet, "The Nutcracker." This full-length ballet features 98 area children with international guest artist Jurijs Safonovs, formally of the Latvian National Opera Ballet. The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 8 and 2 p.m. Dec. 9 at John Lewis Auditorium at Robert E. Lee High School on North Coalter Street. Reserved tickets cost $14 for adults and $12 for children and can be purchased by calling 885-8524. General admission tickets cost $10 for adults and $8 for children and are available at The Bookstack at 1 E. Beverley St. and You're a Star at Staunton Mall, at Donna's Hallmark in Westwood Village in Waynesboro and at The Exception on Neff Avenue in Harrisonburg. For more information, call 886-9355 or 290-8027.

College to present annual Christmas concert: The community is invited to celebrate the holiday season during Mary Baldwin College's annual Christmas Cheer concert. The event is scheduled for 4 p.m. Dec. 2 at First Presbyterian at Frederick and New streets. The performance will feature the college's concert choir, Madrigal Singers, Baldwin Charm, Anointed Voices of Praise and the Greater Things dance ministry. Pre-service music will be performed by local musicians Tom Weir, Richard Adams, Tom McKenzie and Robert Harrold. The evening also will include lessons presented by members of the Mary Baldwin community. Admission is free. For more information, call 887-7009.

Town schedules Christmas parade: The town's Christmas parade is scheduled for 4 p.m. Dec. 8. Line-up will begin at 3 p.m. that day at Deerfield Community Center. The parade will end at Deerfield Fire Department and will include refreshments and a surprise visitor. Parade categories are: floats, four-wheel drive, fire departments, tractors, cars, horses, walking, business, group or club, funny and judge's choice. A new category, lawn mowers (riding or push), also has been added this year. For more information, call Deerfield Mall at 939-4656.


Church to host first breakfast with Santa, Christmas bazaar: Greenville United Methodist Church at 126 Main St. will conduct its first "Breakfast With Santa" and a Christmas bazaar Dec. 1. Pancakes, sausage and eggs will be served from 8:30 to 11 and a.m.The meal will cost $4 for adults and $2 for children. Children aged 5 and younger can eat free. Children can have their picture made with Santa Claus for $3. Christmas crafts and wreathes and baked goods will be sold from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Proceeds from the event will go to the church's mission projects and the Greenville United Methodist Women.For more information, call 337-0118.

Church redesigns children's programs: A rock wall, Veggie Tales dance, music videos and a craft room are all part of the new children's ministry at First Presbyterian Church at 11th Street and Wayne Avenue. About a year ago, the church began a redesign of the children's ministry to create an environment where children can play and enjoy fellowship with each other during religious programs. Children can choose to attend Sunday school or worship services. During fellowship time, children can create a craft, enjoy a snack and play in the recreation room. During October, the children of the church sent care packages to service men. This month, they're making and selling soup mix jars, with proceeds going to Disciples' Kitchen, a local program that feeds the hungry. For more information, call 949-8366 or visit


College's equestrian club to present horse show for children: The Equestrian Club of Bridgewater College will host its sixth annual "Horse's Christmas" at 1 p.m. Saturday at the college's equestrian center (formerly Oak Manor Farms) in Weyers Cave. The presentation, based on the theme "The Music of Christmas," will feature horses dressed in costumes depicting musical themes associated with Christmas. Santa and Mrs. Claus will make a special appearance on horseback at the end of the program. Sarah Irvine, the college's director of riding and coach of the Bridgewater riding team, will narrate the program. Awards will be presented to the best costume entries. The horses will be awarded at the end of the program by being allowed to eat from a Christmas tree decorated with apples and carrots. The event is open to the public. Admission is free. For more information, call 828-5402.
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Robert Irvine Born 1965
Restaurants Ooze & Schmooze (St. Petersburg)
TV Show(s) Dinner: Impossible

Robert Irvine C.E.C. MCFA (C.G.) (born 1965) is a celebrity chef who stars in a show on Food Network called "Dinner: Impossible."[1]

1 Early life
2 Present day
3 Professional honors
4 References
5 External links

[edit] Early life
A native of England, Chef Robert Irvine began his adventures in cooking upon enlisting in the British Royal Navy at the age of fifteen, where his talent in the kitchen was soon discovered by his superiors.[1]

His culinary skills came to the attention of Prince Charles while he was stationed at the Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose, where the Prince was undergoing certification training to fly the Wessex Mark III helicopter, and Robert soon found himself transferred to service as a Leading Cook aboard Her Majesty's Royal Yacht Britannia. He continued his service in the palaces of the Royal Family of England for the next ten years. He has cooked for presidents and prime ministers, for the royalty and celebrities of many nations, accompanied Her Majesty the Queen to locations around the world, and often traveled in the private entourage of Charles and Diana, Prince and Princess of Wales.

Upon completion of his 10-year tour of duty, his travels led him to perform consultant work in Bali, Jakarta, and Ho Chi Minh City, before embarking on his next challenge as Executive Chef aboard numerous cruise ships, culminating with the world renowned, five-star MS Crystal Harmony.[1]

Chef Irvine has cooked for several U.S. Presidents, including for state and inaugural dinners, both in and out of the White House, where he has consulted and cooked on an ongoing basis. [1]

[edit] Present day
Robert Irvine has been Executive Chef for Donald Trump's Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, for Caesars Atlantic City and at Resorts in Atlantic City. He was Head Chef of a team of superstar chefs, including Ming Tsai, Todd English and Roberto Donna, at the 2005 Academy Awards dinner for the Children Uniting Nations charity event, hosted by Paula Abdul and Wyclef Jean.[1]

Robert Irvine is currently an independent culinary agent, president and founder of both The Irvine Group and Irvine Thyme, LLC., and has introduced an Irvine-branded line of titanium cooking pans and knives, spices and other food-related products.[1]

His first cookbook, Mission: Cook! by Robert Irvine with Brian O'Reilly, was published by HarperCollins Publishers in September, 2007.

Robert also has plans to open his first restaurants, Ooze and Schmooze, on the waterfront in St. Petersburg, Florida in the fall of 2007. Ooze will be a high-end tapas bistro with cutting-edge cocktails and indoor and outdoor access. Schmooze will offer fine cuisine, including chef's tasting menus and vegetarian offerings, polished personal service, more than 100 wines by the glass and assorted top-shelf spirits.[2]

Irvine lives in Absecon, New Jersey, about ten miles from Atlantic City. He is married to Karen and has two daughters, Annalise and Talia. [3]

[edit] Professional honors
Certified Executive Chef in the American Culinary Federation
B.S. in Food and Nutrition, Leeds University, England
Chef Professional from La Toque Blanche International
Chef's Five-Star Diamond Award from American Academy of Hospitality Sciences 1998-2003 (bestowed by one's peers)
2001 Culinary Excellence Award granted at Carnegie Hall by the Culinary Institute of America and the American Tasting Institute
Trustee of the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences' Five-Star Diamond Award[1]


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