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A Popular Beaver County Kitchen Tour Event is Back

11th Annual AAUW Kitchen Tour

Touring and Tasting Delights

This event will take place Saturday, September 29, 2012 Kitchen Tours will take place 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.  You will also be able to shop Marketplace at Dutch Ridge Elementary from 10:00am – 3:30pm. Tour tickets:  Presale $15 or $18 at the door Lunch tickets:  $10 pre-sale only All tickets available at The Hostess Shoppe & A Cook’s Wares in Beaver or by contacting Mary Beth @ 724-846-4260   Kitchen Tours Include: 198 Wilson Avenue, Beaver, PA There is no mistaking the dramatic scale of this inviting “Gathering Room.” The initial impact of the sizable kitchen/dining room is paradoxically one of cozy and welcoming hospitality. The boldly cheerful palette used throughout is “chivalry copper,” a mid orange-gold tone. The warm color wave continues with “honey-butter” painted maple cabinetry washed in “honey” glaze and complemented with bronze pulls and knobs. The massive knotty pine dining table implies gracious entertaining for many. Compatible wood tones were used for a custom-built window seat flanked by display shelves, adding even more warmth and character. CHEF/owner: Pat Trevelline, Towne Square Restaurant, Beaver   1400 River Road, Beaver, PA A simplistic use of materials and form speaks in an elegant manner in this artistically designed kitchen. A large scale one-and a-half storied addition to this 1930’s home incorporates integrity of style and quality craftsmanship. The generously proportioned space is defined by the architectural vastness of the soaring ceilings. A quiet cream-toned color palette integrates the alabaster-glazed cabinetry with the surrounding finishes of the walls and backsplash.  The main dining area of the kitchen is positioned against two window walls, drawing the eye to a stunning view of the Ohio River. CHEF: Greg Powell, Seven Oaks Country Club, Lisbon Rd., Beaver 1555 2nd St., Beaver, PA The design impetus of this recent remodel was an expanded kitchen area that would provide complete efficiency and an excellent flow with the adjoining spaces. A gentle color-wave and tasteful style meticulously integrated the newly established kitchen/dining area within the home. The rich wood tone of the kitchen’s cherry cabinetry is accessorized with cool stainless handles that mimic stainless appliances and a corner sink. The countertops are exotic granite labeled “crema bordeux.” An eclectic array of decorative appointments in subtle shades of peach, sand, and turquoise unify the spaces and provide a visually notable project. The engineered wood flooring of the remodel space is hard maple with a natural finish, an eye-catching contrast to the deep tones of the cherry wood cabinetry. CHEF: Victor Stahl, Wooley Bullys, New Brighton 1004 2nd St., Beaver, PA The re-invention of a turn- of- the- century home was masterfully accomplished by creative vision, aesthetic sensibility, and a nod to the past. The homeowner’s artistic perception created a gleaming white kitchen of a bygone era, perhaps a servant’s kitchen, but with a modern approach to functional convenience. Crisp white cabinetry, walls, and crown molding combine successfully with an impressive forty-six inch stainless stove and matching appliances to establish the style. The plethora of tabletop collections includes milk glass and sparkling etched and cut glass. In a nook, the footprint of the original kitchen, upholstered chairs are paired with an antique armoire transformed for storage and display. CHEF: Ron Griffin, The Cove Diner, Fallston 1350 Dutch Ridge Road, Brighton Twp. A surprisingly harmonious merging of mid-century architecture and American traditional styling presents a remodel with a perfect balance of form and function. The new kitchen installation is the focal point of an expansive dining area. Instant impact is achieved by retaining original knotty pine walls, a black painted breakfront, and an unaltered brick wall. A prominent feature is an original barbeque pit repurposed as a fireplace with a handsome black and copper iron screen. Beautiful red birch cabinetry provides ample storage; and the counters throughout are solid surface Swanstone that extend to create a generously-sized peninsula. An ingenious camouflage of stainless laundry appliances is accomplished with a custom cover of red birch. CHEF: Sherri Kelly, Mezza Luna and Fig Tree Gourmet Catering, Bridgewater   You may take the tour in any order.

Shop at the School 10am – 3:30pm.

Visit the Kitchens from 11am to 3pm.

* Dutch Ridge Elementary School is located at 2220 Dutch Ridge Rd., Beaver, PA. From Heritage Valley Medical Center, follow Dutch Ridge Road north for about 1 1/2 miles. School is on the right. Enjoy the ambiance of a quaint marketplace that features a gourmet lunch and shopping at specialty boutiques. Coffee, tea and sweet delicacies from the AAUW Members’ Bake Sale will be available for sale all day. The school has ample parking; we suggest car pooling from this point.The proceeds benefit our scholarship fund. This event is sponsored by the Beaver Valley AAUW.  Last year the organization gave out 3 high school scholarships and 2 non-traditional scholarships.  Some of the proceeds also will aid our Effie Solomon Scholarship which is awarded to a female law student. For further information on our organization, check out our new website:  http://beavervalley-pa.aauw.net/

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