The SMSO, or Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, is definitely not your grandmother's pearls and formal night at the performing hall.
We are in a world of anticipation here on the southeastern side of Lake Michigan.
I am tempted to be glib and just say I’m sick of food, but of course I’m not. I’m sure you know what I mean. The never-ending rearrangements of book titles with the words, “Salt,” “Sugar,” “Fat,” “Heat,” “Bread,” and/or the dreaded “Cake,” make me dizzy ...and I almost never cook.
Three hundred people on the street in downtown St. Joe; Mark Spenser’s Fences has been extended until Sunday and Chicago Lighthouse throws a benefit for programs for visually-impaired children at the DeLux Bar & Grill in Chicago. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.
Blizzards and storms may have cut into my meeting and party schedule, but the silver lining is long stretches of unanticipated time to read books, like a glutton, including selections from Carl Sandburg, James McBride and Solomon Northrup. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Sh…
I am keeping calm and carrying on through the snow to the dunes and back to civilization, slowly. This creates thrilling determination to make the weekends count. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.
The ice and snow appreciation edition has info on re-scheduled, re-rehearsed and re-emerging self-improvement projects, warm-up exercises and back-to-school specials. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.
Eat, drink and support the arts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday this weekend as the beneficent arts supporters of the Lake Michigan world rise up from under a blanket of melting ice and snow. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.
My best friend Sue died of a brain tumor in her early fifties. Her oldest son, Joe, was killed in a car accident when he was 15. I don't think she ever got over it. Valjean McLenighan worked with me at Follett Publishing. She died of cancer, after she got to swim with dolphins, also in her l…
Upcoming parties take planning now. If you were snowed in for New Year's, there chances to party coming up on the calendar, so fire up that tablet and take note. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.
I’m convinced that we have found the reset button this season. I could not ignore the swelling of the gift guide but more than just volume, the grassroots creativity and innovation appearing in almost every category of business, is staggering. I am afraid that I am over-using the word inspir…
PORTAGE | 1st Source Bank reopened its Portage Central Banking Center after extensive renovations.
A major investment banking firm has named its annual all star list of small cap banks, and a South Bend-based financial institution made the cut.
Now that I keep track of my activity when I'm awake and know exactly what the percentages are on light and deep sleep, I have pinpointed exactly where the problem lies: There are not enough hours in the day. Furthermore, this is not a time management issue, or the result of a lack of balance…
No matter what side of the media business you work in, you become a professional observer. After decades of experience developing marketing solutions for clients, you become sensitive to their challenges, whether it's transformation of a traditional business model or just more competition ou…
On Saturday I came to the conclusion that there is no such thing as too many blueberries, but on Sunday the eating got extremely decadent at Fair Oaks Farm about 25 miles south of Merrillville in Indiana.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.
My assignment for the weekend is to figure out a blueberry tour for Teddy,my grandson who turns two on September 1. Saturday is better for Michigan and Sunday for Northwest Indiana if you are considering traffic management issues.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.
It's been proven over and over again that presentation is everything. Though fashion is often dismissed as frivolous and personal style as an unattainable aspiration to be French, what is more important than how we look? Reconciling the person we see in the mirror as a projection of who we a…
Purchase advance tickets for the special premier screening of The Butler with Oprah Winfrey, Terrence Howard and Clarence Williams III. But no tickets needed for Saturday NISO concert and the new FOTS available soon everywhere.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.
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