On Saturday, May 3rd, 2008.  Marie Ruggiero, owner of Pi Restaurant in Kinderhook generously hosted a fund raising dinner to benefit Columbia Memorial Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit Expansion and Renovation Project.  Guest chef, Michael Devine, owner of Michael Devine Home in Kinderhook, prepared the dinner.  The restaurant was abuzz with patrons enjoying Michael’s fabulous meal in an intimate and candlelight atmosphere.  Ten percent of the evening’s dinner proceeds, as well as proceeds from a silent auction and a fifty/fifty raffle were donated to Columbia-Greene Hospital Foundation.   Gifts for the silent auction were generously donated by Pi Restaurant, Michael Devine Home, Benjamin Moore & Co., Kinderhook Wine and Spirits, Our Daily Market, and Columbia Café Company.

Photo: Thomas Burak, Michael Devine and Maria Ruggiero