OK, the real issue is that 65 feels old.
Big night in Benton Harbor, super farmers market at Emerald Avenue Coloma, A Solidier's Story Friday on WFMT and fireworks already next Tuesday at the Dunes.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.
We have just closed the book on an extraordinarily beautiful issue of Shore magazine that includes a vast array of discoveries, rebirths and humble Renaissance. I had almost completely forgotten about the Paw Paw River running through southwest Michigan, until Tony Martin used it as a backdr…
He walks slowly these days—a kind of stoop-shouldered amble—his face reflecting the aches and pains of a 72-year-old body that’s been invaded by prostate cancer, Lyme disease and a mild stroke that still affects coordination.
Anyone who gets paid to write—even a modest sum—or has to face a deadline—even a fungible one—knows the panicky feeling that sets in when a due date is approaching and life has interfered with craft.
English is considered an easy language to start learning because it’s gender-neutral and doesn’t require different conversational rules for addressing friends and strangers. But hard to master because there are so many words with odd spellings and irregular pronunciations, and so many differ…
This magazine, like many others, assigns every issue a theme or two. And this columnist, like many others, follows the theme when it feels right and doesn't when it doesn't. This issue has twin themes: America the Beautiful and Beach Life. And since both are so relevant to me, I had to think…
Rave reviews for inaugural Fashion on the Shore event; Opera at the Acorn season opener in Three Oaks this weekend and the excellent students at HAST take over the Towle tomorrow night.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore magazine.
Models and upcoming designers new to the fashion front are gearing up for Fashion on the Shore this Saturday, May 26th at the Heritage Museum and Cultural Center in downtown St. Joseph.
Look for PBS Superstar Ming Tsai and Salt of the Earth Executive Chef Matt Pietsch at Harbor Shores this afternoon and Anneke Dekker, Andy Shaw and Dawn Yarbrough and other celebs on Saturday at FOTS.--Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore magazine.
One of legendary Yankee Yogi Berra's most famous malapropisms is "déjà vu all over again," and the Yogiman actually bumbled into perfect misusage, because it's often the best description of one event that feels eerily like another, including an Asian vacation Mary and I took over the winter …
Do you remember how traveling used to be? Months, sometimes years, went into planning a big family trip back to Ireland to see where our ancestors grew up, for a second honeymoon in Hawaii or Las Vegas, or the trip to Disney World in Florida or Disneyland in California before it was an oblig…
Last call for models for the Fashion on the Shore event concurrent with the Senior PGA is Saturday, March 10th at the Heritage and the April issue of Shore featuring the eternal Frank Lloyd Wright is out now. --Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine
Two young women were discussing lunch options as the elevator descended to the lobby of our Loop office building recently, and it came down to the two mobile food trucks that park outside on West Jackson—one offering Jamaican "jerk" meats, the other Asian cuisine. The meals aren't prepared i…
This is a true story but the names have been changed to protect the benevolent.
It is time to begin asking our local politicians and candidates the tough questions. Lake County's reputation for political corruption is reinforced by having more than 50 public officials sent to prison since 2000. What have the candidates done about it? What is their position on ethics?
Babies Lucien Gage 'Luc' Sanders (congratulations to Gary Sanders, Nicole Bissonnette and older brother Ian Marcel Sanders) and Juliet Shaw Furman (daughter of Elizabeth 'E.B.' Shaw Furman and her husband Jim Furman, granddaughter of Shore Columnist Andy and Mary Shaw) have arrived in Beverl…
Ever since venerated East Coast writer A.J. Liebling foisted the condescending label "Second City" on Chicago more than half a century ago, ignoring our preference for "Windy City," Chicago's political and civic leaders have done everything possible to shed Liebling's pejorative put-down by …
At our March 11 Quality of Life Council quarterly meeting, Andy Shaw of the Better Government Association called for a thousand eyes and ears to monitor the behaviors of our elected officials.
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