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Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, December 20, 2012

2012-12-19T09:00:00Z 2012-12-19T15:51:20Z Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, December 20, 2012By Pat Colander nwitimes.com
December 19, 2012 9:00 am  • 

The Mayan descendants at Maroma Beach are unconcerned about a possible apocalypse; Prancer Redux exhibit and party in LaPorte and a couple of unique holiday gift ideas.

Update on the Mayan Calendar Apocalypse coming soon maybe: Having the good luck to be back after a week sojourn at Riviera Maya gives me special authority to comment on recent predictions about the end of the world. Snorkeling near the coral reef off Maroma Beach, we saw a giant eel happily ensconced in his lair, a small stingray with perfect camouflage hurriedly flapping his oddly shaped body to get away from us, schools of bright blue and yellow tropical fish swimming alongside our group like house-pets and a cute snapping turtle putting on a pop-up show after we climbed back into the boat. In other words, no indication that the deep sea world is coming to an end. Likewise, the spa at the Maroma Resort in Solidaridad, Mexico exuded calm while dispensing a Mayan brand of full body relaxation focusing on the extremities. (Everybody I know has bad feet, this place has a cure, though it will probably turn out to be temporary.) Other highlights of this trip included incredible food on several beach terraces and my brother Tom and husband Jeff haggling in the Tommy Hilfiger store to a free watch thrown into a deal for two very beautiful sweaters for their wives. In summary, I sure hope the world does not end tomorrow, but if it does I'm glad I spent the second to the last week in a Mayan restoration temple with a bunch of very nice people.

Remembering Prancer filmed in Lake Michigan country: LaPorte County Historical Society Museum is having a Christmas party in LaPorte on Saturday starting at 1 o'clock that will feature the memorable Christmas of 1989 when John Hancock filmed in Three Oaks, Michigan and New Carlisle as well as LaPorte. (If you haven't seen it you should rent it, you'll enjoy the performances of Sam Elliott as the father and Rebecca Harrell as his eight-year-old daughter.) Recent acquisitions by the Historical Society include the coats worn by Rebecca Harrell, Cloris Leachman, and Abe Vigoda in the film. The accessories are on display along with the Star from atop Cloris Leachman’s character's—the crazy town recluse---house along with the model of the farmhouse where most of the action takes place. Caroling and cookies are courtesy of the historical society.

Saturday Afternoon Model Call in St. Joe: Already preparing for the Fashion on the Shore event April 26, 2013, we will be in St. Joseph, Michigan at the Heritage Center on Main Street to start lining up models.  So, if you want to wear some fantastic clothes and have a lot of fun, get your high heels on and run over to see us in the afternoon December 22.  Details on the Shore Magazine Facebook page or at www.visitshoremagazine.com.  

And Perfect Last-Minute Gifts: For the man who has everything but hair, Eckhartz Press is featuring David Stern's The Balding Handbook: The 5 stages of grieving for your hair. As Publisher Rick Kaempfer says, the book will “bring you back into the light. Of course, you'll need sunscreen when you get there, but the few extra bucks you shell out to the Hawaiian Tropic people is a trifle when you consider the incredible life that awaits you after reading this book. Whether you are a fellow sufferer, or just a mean person that wants to give this book as a gag gift to that baldy you know (“Tee hee, Get it? You're bald!”), “The Balding Handbook is for you.”

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