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A17 Palm Beach Daily News, Sunday, April 27. 2008 Bleznaks rose to still-cool occasion ANN-BRITT ANGLE OFFICE 561 6S9 65S1 ' t i i, s -. i " CHRISTIAN J. ANCLE 561.62S.30IS Pk arty, party, party. How is 'a girl to keep up? Kathy and Alan Bleznak hosted a dee-vine "soon it will be too hot to eat outside so lets do it now" dinner party at their North End home Friday night. . Things kicked off with pool-side cocktails, lots of ogling of Kathy 's famous rose garden, the best cheese puffs ever, and the constant presence of the notorious Frenchman named Perignon, who kept forcing himself on us all night. After drinks, it was on to the cool terrace for whole flounder stuffed with crab meat, baby field greens and, for dessert, a lighter-than-a-cloud souffle with chocolate sauce; ' Among the 30 or so guests were Phyllis and Billy Mack, Parker Ladd and Arnold Scaasi, Nancy and Jeffrey Lane, Andrea and John Stark, Jackie and Dick Cowell, Kathy and Bob Barrett, Diana and Llwyd Ecclestone, Chris and Ber-nie Marden, Ellen and Irwin Levy, Gail Nessel and a bunch more who know a Fragrant Peace from a Mister Lincoln, i Taxing situation ... Death and taxes are certain, the man said. Apparently, it doesn't matter where the tax man lives. Just ask Palm Beach resident Jeffrey Prosser, who is about to be handed a whopper of a tax bill from the Virgin Islands. The Virgin Islands' Daily News is reporting that the Bu reau of Internal Revenue wants more than $20 million in back taxes from the former owner of Innovative Communication Corp. Butthereve-nooers will have togetinaline longer than the Publix deli at lunchtime. The bureau is just one of many creditors in ICC's $500 million Chapter 11 bankruptcy mess. Bankruptcy trustee Stan Springel has spent the past six months filing motion after motion to reclaim millions "transferred" from ICC companies, allegedly for Prosser's personal use. The questionable expenditures, reporter Tim Fields writes, include $3.4 million for fine wines and liquors. Finally! A man who has his spending priorities straight. Read more at www.virgin islandsdailynews.com. Ooh, la la ... Frannie Scaife hosted her annual dinner dance at Club Colette, and the globe-trotting hostess once again chose a geographic theme. This year, Paris! The tres elegant evening began with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in la petit court- Jit , - SOCIETY yard, where the ever-chic Frannie greeted her 100 or so guests. From there, it was into the dining room decorated with miniature Eiffel Towers, about a bajillion flowers and spring green tablecloths for a dinner of crepe avec fruits de mer, noisettes d'agneau, souf fle de poire and of course vin, vin, vin. Pas ce nous etre-au. Had you been a mouche on the wall you would have seen Evelyn and Leonard Lauder, John Mashek, Joyce and Bob Sterling, Hope and Jack Annan, Maggy and Allen Scherer, Kate Ford and Frank Chopin, Christopher Phillips, Hilary and Wilbur Ross, Pat Cook and Bob Nederlander, Maura and Bill Benjamin, Kit and BUI Pannill, Sam Michaels, Grace and Chris Meigher, Mai Harrison, Jill and David Gilmour, Isabelle Leeds, Elliott Schnall, Bill Secord and Bruce Bierman, Michel de Bourbon-Panne and Maria Pia de Savoia, and a whole lot more who won't stay down on the farm now that they've seen Pa-ree. Parties, parties, parties ... Audrey and Martin Gruss, Albert Hadley, Diana Quasha, Sydney Shuman, Elizabeth Rohatyn, Allen Adler and Frances Beatty, Arthur Loeb, Marianna and Juan Sabater, Mary and Ian Snow, and Allen Brill helped raise a whopping $1 million for New York's Lenox Hill Neighborhood House at the preview party for the Spring International Art & Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory last Thursday. The party was called Once Upon a Time ...and featured dinner tables designed by Scott Snyder, Hunt Slonem, David Kleinberg, Philip Gorrivan, Harry Heissmann, Linda Fargo, Le Cirque's Marco Maccioni, Christopher Spitzmiller, Roric Tobin and Antony Todd. Seen ...Martha A. Gottfried broker Halina Sledz, her husband, Zig, and boxing promoter Don King at the polo season finale. Halina said the high-haired one was "very nice and friendly and we had a lot of laughs together"... Bob and Myra Kraft taking in a Boston Celtics game ... Heart, the Wilson sister band, at the Brazilian Court ... Beleaguered billionaire Jeffrey Epstein at the Tel Aviv Hilton in Israel, where, a spokesman says, "he was spending Passover, meeting with Israeli research scientists, and taking a tour of military bases." No massages. sdonnelly pbdailynews.com Funding Cut foreseen From Page A1 The change would ease the strain on general revenue, hard-hit by property tax cuts and slumping property values, Blades said. Small-group grants, which are financed by general revenue, can't be paid for by the bed tax because the organizations typically don't serve tourists, she said Bed taxes must be spent to promote tourism. The redistribution may limit the erosion of cultural funding, but it can't elim-inale it. Bed tax collections dropped in 200t, flattened this year and aren't ex pected to grow in 2009, Blades said. Last year, the council trimmed the 2006-07 big-group grants by 10 percent, reducing the total to $3 million. Funding for small- and midsized-group grants nearly vanished last summer, when county staff reduced the budget to align with proposed property tax cuts. The County Commission voted to pay for the programs by drawing equally from the bed tax and general revenue. County Administrator Bob Weisman said he hasn't yet formulated his recommendations for next year's arts funding, but "a reduction will be recommended," he said. "I can't say how large a reduction it will be." Earlier this month, a council panel reviewed midsized-group applications for 2008-09 and recommended funding for 15 organizations. Small-group applications will be judged in about a week. Allocations for big groups, which are midway through a two-year grant cycle, will be trimmed this summer, Blades said. The Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council, which must approve bed-tax funded grants, endorsed the reductions earlier this month. Funding recommendations for all three programs will go to the County Commission for approval later this year. Sue Ellen Beryl, managing director of Palm Beach Dramaworks, views the cuts with resignation. The theater has been recommended for a $22,763 grant $14,672 less than it received last year. "We're grateful for anything we get, but to receive so much less than we had last year is disappointing," she said. jsjostrompbdailynews.com J 1 I: '- i ri c-' nsa.y- I ' C iff 7 . . i ! W -1 1 I ! , - 1n..-. " I t - - LU-i --J 1 Local Experts Worldwide PALM BEACH PROPERTIES PALM BEACH TOWERS Direct Intracoastal ft,. 1fr, ikttkdriiu Incredible vistas from 4" floor, direct Intracoastal 2 Bed2 Bath condo. Floor to ceiling windows with views of waterway and city lights. Newly renovated kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms and new 36X36 limestone floors. Elegant two story lobby full time doorman and valet. Unlimited amenities. Washer dryer in unit. Cabana included. $1 ,250,000. WEB: PBR0074389. 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