WEBSITE BILLED AS ‘THE STRONGEST BIRTH CONTROL ON THE INTERNET’
HAVING CHILDREN IS SOMEWHAT AKIN to creating your own personal demolition team.
Because kids are just naturals at wrecking stuff.
They’ll destroy any organization
or punctuality you possess. Forget about schedules or getting enough sleep. Forget about having a clean house or car. Full Story
VAC: Re-creating ‘The Creation’ and other great works
Using house paint, artist Suzanne Bowles worked to re-create Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam” at the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda. She and her sister, Carole Cobb, will contribute the 8-by-12-foot canvas to the Visual Arts Center’s “Leo vs. Mike” Fine Arts Festival in October. A total of 25 works will honor the month-long event. Full Story
‘When the Game Was Ours’
By Larry Bird, Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Jackie MacMullan (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26)
In the wake of yet another memorable NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers, it’s a good time to revisit one of the key segments of the longtime rivalry. Full Story
This week on WGCU TV
.THURSDAY, AUG. 5, 8 P.M.
Andy Williams: Moon River and Me
A collection of digitally re-mastered, full-length performances from the legendary crooner’s classic television series that aired from 1962-1971. Mr. Williams contributes his personal remembrances of each song. Full Story
Commerce and politics merge to create rare posters
KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING
It made news in January 2010 when a photo of President Barack Obama wearing a Weatherproof Garment Co. jacket was used on a billboard on Times Square. Full Story
Big Name Acts are nice, but don’t overlook the dark horses
It’s human nature: Every year when the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts announces its next season, people want to know who the big names are. “Anyone good?” my friends will ask me, meaning: Who is everyone going to want to see? Who’s likely to sell out quickly? Full Story
It’s later than you think
As I sat down to write this week’s column, I thought that I would take a minute to check my two favorite television stations, the Weather Channel and ESPN. As I turned on the television, I came across a back to school ad — I remember in the old days when school started the day after Labor Day — and then the next station had a Christmas in July sale. Full Story
¦ LEO (July 23 to August 22)
The Big Cat’s energy levels should be rather high these days, and you might do well to tackle any tasks that still need doing. This will clear the way for those upcoming projects. Full Story
‘Cat & Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore’
Sometimes a movie just makes you smile.
“Cats & Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore” made me smile with its humor, good-natured story, quirky script and spirited visuals. And for a kid-friendly movie of this nature, smiling is all it takes. Full Story
Winter’s Bone ... Full Story
My summer at Camp Blue Skies
FLORIDA WEEKLY WRITING CHALLENGE
“Rain, stop,” that’s what Larry would say when we would get the occasional thundershower at camp. It was 1968. I was 13 years old and had volunteered to work as a counselor at Camp Blue Skies. Full Story