BY LIZA STROUT - For the Carlsons, art is a family affair. Hughes Gallery will be hosting local artist Jane Carlson and her son, Wes Carlson, in their first joint gallery show. The show, titled “Jane and Wes Carlson, Two Generations,” will open on Monday, Feb. 20 from 6-8 p.m. The show will continue Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 1 to 5 p.m.
BY ALICE GORMAN - On Thursday, Feb. 9, at 4 p.m., the Johann Fust Community Library is honored to welcome the author, Maisie Houghton, at a presentation of her memoir Pitch Uncertain: A Mid-Century Middle Daughter Finds Her Voice published in 2011 by Tide Pool Press.
The 2012 Boca Grande Art Alliance “Art in the Home” Tour will be held on Thursday, Feb. 16 from 1 to 5 p.m.
BY LIZA STROUT - Do you own an elevated home? Is the ground floor enclosed? When was your house built? What is a flow vent? What does any of this have to do with flood insurance?
Els Teunissen, a Dutch floral designer known as the “designer’s designer,” wowed an overflow crowd at the Boca Grande Garden Club meeting on Wednesday, February 1.
She shared a slide presentation highlighting her career, giving a glimpse of the famous people she has designed for as well as her incredible talent and versatility, and demonstrated her skills on stage by creating some amazing arrangements that were auctioned off at the tea after the meeting.
Above are one of the pictures from Jack Scott's memorial service, taken by his Boca Buddies on the beach at Sea Oats on January 5, 2012.
According to many within the Boca Buddies family, Jack was the main person who brought together this group of friends, which includes over 20 couples from 16 states. This group has always been inclusive, not exclusive, and each year they welcome new friends. Through the years they have bonded, and many have traveled across the country to celebrate weddings and birthdays. In 2011 some members of the group gathered in Princeton, Il. to honor Jack, who passed away several weeks after leaving Boca Grande.
Jack has always been our main organizer and cheerleader. Jack and his wife Nancy, who passed away several years ago, had been coming to Boca Grande for well over 20 years. How many of us have been friends for that long. - Ann Howard
We love you and miss you, Jack. You were one in a million. - From your northern Illinois buddy, Marcy, and from Karen.
BY LIZA STROUT - Asanas. Pranayama. Savasamas. You don’t need to know the definitions of these Sanskrit words that are associated with yoga to enjoy the benefits of the ancient art.
Patty Seidensticker is a long-time practitioner and newly-minted instructor of yoga, who came to the practice of yoga as a warm-up routine to use before she hit the slopes to go skiing or hiking in the mountains of Colorado. She is also a life coach and business owner.
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