THEY KNOW GOOD FOOD: Each year, Stephanie Scott and the hardworking team behind Restaurant Week select a bunch of immensely likeable personalities (stars in their own right in their respective fields) to serve as ambassadors. Ahead of this year’s week-long festivities, November 10-18, the organizers have tapped Floyd Green, Dahlia Harris, Romain Virgo, Sakina Deer, Matthew Robinson, Carolyn Yapp, Kandi King and Damion Crawford and a few others for the enviable task of representing the RW brand and visiting participating restaurants and eateries to sample the fare. “Eat Your Heart Out” is the witty theme for Restaurant Week 2017.
MUSIC FOR LIFE: Thanks to an initiative sparked by Joe Bogdanovich and a few of his friends, the Caribbean Love hurricane relief campaign is set to raise much-needed funds that will go a long way in repairing damaged infrastructure in storm-ravaged islands across the region and help displaced residents get their lives back on track. Come November 10, the relief efforts will be turned up a notch with Reggae Sumfest Reloaded: The Benefit, a concert and telethon taking place in Kingston on a date and at a venue to be announced. “We have plans and we are hoping we can get united. I’m really about unity through music, and it’s a hard thing to do,” says Bogdanovich, head of DownSound Entertainment and Chair of Summerfest Productions. “This is a great example of how you can turn a negative into a positive by uniting everyone through the common good.”