\r\nWomen of Wonder\r\nBy Kelly MacConomy\r\nIn March, Zebra Press celebrated Women\u2019s History Month honoring women we all know and admire. The cover feature, \u201cThe Queens of Del Ray: Still Making History,\u201d spotlighted local legends Carol Bailey, Pat Miller, Patty Moran, Nora Paltrow, Jen Walker, and the tireless Gayle Reuter. This month, In Z Hood shines a light on a woman among the lesser-known SHEroes in our town.\r\nTona Napoli was recently interviewed while she was managing a rooftop soir\u00e9e bar service at the insanely popular National Gallery of Art \u201cEvenings on the Edge,\u201d a monthly art scene-and-be-seen event happening throughout the spring and fall. This month\u2019s theme was \u201cWonder Women,\u201d an homage to women who have created and inspired beloved masterpieces from the 20th Century.\r\n\r\nTona, who resembles Gal Godot and is a Wonder Woman in her own right, was serving gallons of the evening-themed cocktail: The Lasso, named for super-heroine Wonder Woman\u2019s turbo-charged lariat. Tona spent much of the evening on the edge, dodging the Syncopated Ladies entertaining the throngs crowding the dance floor and balconies from the rooftop to the Mezzanine, stepping out onto the polished marble floors, rocking even the giant rotating Calder mobile into incessant whirling, twirling spins.\r\nHaving started in catering in 1982 with her own business, TonaMarie Confections, Tona also works with Design Cuisine, Susan Gage Caterers in Landover, MD, and City Winery DC. She can often be discovered at chance encounters around the District and Alexandria\u2019s most elite and exclusive events circuit.\r\n\r\nAnd she is no outsider to the DMV social\/political power scene. Tona worked at the Department of Homeland Security for 12 years. Beginning as the risk-based security liaison in the Office of Public Affairs, she was promoted to the title of Public Liaison within a year.\r\nKeeping us safe from enemies foreign or domestic and catering to the party crowd, from heads of state to the common folk, serving fine wine both foreign and domestic, is all in a day-to-night\u2019s work for Tona. She has been to the edge and back, an everyday fiercely fantastic female, weeknight and weekend warrior woman. A local superSHEro.