Dear Friends:

My granddaughter Chiara’s graduation was great, but the bakery that her wonderful cake came from was the greatest discovery.  The best for the best!  Fine European Pastries has been a well-kept secret, located on a back road near Staunton, Virginia.  Giancarlo is a lovely Italian man, and his cake reminded me of all the wonderful pastries I’ve had in Italy.  To this day, I remember Chiara’s brother Picco’s first birthday cake; fruit and custard and absolutely beautiful.

Giancarlo of Fine European Pastries in Staunton, VA, made the best-ever cake for Chiara’s graduation.

This is our wonderful graduate!  Chiara was one of twenty students who earned a 4.0 GPA or higher.

We are all so proud of our beautiful, smart girl and her choice of friends and, of course, family.  It was a great day.  I totally enjoyed it, and that’s saying something for someone who wouldn’t go to her own graduation.

Chiara is looking forward to attending American University’s School of International Service in the fall.

Chiara with her best friends Ben Garvey, Rebekah Bono, and Austin Shumate.

Enjoying Chiara’s graduation party, L. to R.:  me, Patty’s friend Mary Morgan, Chiara, my daughter Patty, and my first husband’s second wife Malone Moss, who is also my friend.

I am pleased to announce that the P. Buckley Moss Museum in Waynesboro, Virginia, will present “An Afternoon at the P. Buckley Moss Museum with Tanya Anisimova and Dr. Arnold Popkin” on Saturday, June 29, and Sunday, June 30, at 3:00 p.m.  Tickets are available at the Museum Gift Shop or at the door (1-800-343-8643 or 540-949-6473).  General Admission:  $20 for adults, and $15 for seniors and students.  Tanya Anisimova is an internationally renowned cellist and also served as one of the painting judges for the Museum’s 2nd Annual P. Buckley Moss Invitational Art Show.  Accompanying Tanya on the piano will be Dr. Arnold Popkin, a recently retired ophthalmologist who has combined his career as an ophthalmologist with a very active musical life.  He often performs as a soloist with other fine musicians, including violinists, cellists, flutists, and singers.

Internationally renowned cellist Tanya Anisimova will perform at the P. Buckley Moss Museum at 3:00 p.m. on June 29 and June 30.  For more information, please contact the Museum at 1-800-343-8643 or 540-949-6473.

Tanya will be accompanied by pianist and retired ophthalmologist  Dr. Arnold Popkin.

I am looking forward to the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education’s next fundraiser, which will be a wine and hors d’oeuvres fundraiser hosted by Barren Ridge Vineyards in Fishersville, Virginia, on Friday, July 12, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  A silent auction will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., and there will also be a live auction of an Artist Proof of Autumn Splendor.  The cost is $40 per person.  For more information, please contact the Foundation office at 540-932-1728 or

’Til next week…


From Your Society Cruise Coordinator

The pre-cruise itinerary in Rome has been set, and there are several options available:

  1. Sunday, July 21:  A “Twilight Tour of Rome” that includes a stop at the Trevi Fountain and dinner in Rome.  This tour includes pickup and return to the hotel by motor coach.  The cost is $265 per person.
  2. Monday, July 22:  Semi-private (small group) tour of the Vatican, departing the hotel at 1:30 p.m. and returning to the hotel between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m.  The tour includes a guide using whispers and transportation to and from the Vatican.  The cost is $168.16 per person.
  3. Monday, July 22:  “Imperial Rome” Tour, which includes motor coach transportation to and from the hotel, several historic sites in Rome and a stop at the Coliseum.  This tour departs from the hotel at 1:30 p.m. and returns between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m.  The cost is $95.38 per person.
  4. Monday evening, July 22:  Dinner on Monday evening is on your own.  However, if enough people are interested, I can coordinate a group dinner at a local trattoria within walking distance of the hotel.

Please let Ada at Stacy’s Travel know if you are interested in any of these tours.  Ada:  734-243-6330 or

Dinner has been arranged for the 8:00 p.m. seating, and we have seven tables (in groups of 8, 6, and 4 people per table) that are adjacent to each other in one area of the dining room.  We will meet at 7:00 p.m. each evening in a designated lounge to partake of refreshment and share in friendship and our experiences of the day.  Specific details will follow in your welcome letter.

If you have any questions, please contact Ada or me.

Bonnie-Lou Binnig

P. Buckley Moss Galleries, Ltd
74 Poplar Grove Lane
Mathews, VA 23109
(800) 430-1320
©P. Buckley Moss 2013

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