Cristina Kesslers Latest Book Is Published
As we all know, Joe and Cristina have left St. John for a while as they fight Joes battle against cancer. They face the daily challenge with tremendous determination. Joe and his staff at the Friends of the National Park office are in constant communication as they carry out his wishes while looking forward to his return.
We all admire his bravery and Cristinas 24/7 encouragement.
In the midst of caring for Joe, moving out of their Estate Carolina house, moving in to their temporary home in Sarasota, Cristinas book The Best Beekeeper of Lalibela was published.
This is the latest of her many tales from Africa written for children. An inspirational story of a young girl in Ethiopia who shows that she can achieve her goal in spite of criticism from her elders.
The artwork created by Leonard Jenkins is beautifully done, complimenting Cristinas wonderful story.
Holiday House, Inc. of New York City is the publisher. Cristinas last four books were recognized by a variety of organizations, including the ASPCA Henry Bergh Award for Best Young Adult Novel going to Our Secret, Siri Aang in 2004.
The Best Beekeeper of Lalibela will soon be on sale at The Marketplace Book and Bean store.
As though Cristina needed something else to occupy her time, she is finishing her final draft of Trouble in Timbuktu, to be published next year.
Congratulations to our creative author, along with our prayers and love to Cristina and Joe.
What Did You Do on Mothers Day?
You had a choice of Saturday nights Wagapalooza, Sundays recital at the Art School, BPWs Madness With Milos Kings at Freds and the Jazz Islanders at The Beach Bar featuring our own Victor Provost on tenor pan (hes back with beautiful Rachelle for two months).
SJSA Music Recital
A packed house of families and friends cheered our music students on as they performed.
Students taught by William Johnson (saxophone), Dale Francis (guitar and violin), Jan Kinder (piano and voice), Tera Tidwell (piano) excelled as they performed with confidence. Imaginative artwork was on display taught by Karen Samuel.
BPW Dance to Milos Kings
It was a delightful gathering of old-timers and new members who celebrated Mothers Day at Freds. All to benefit our scholarship fund.
Jazz Islanders at The Beach Bar
Steve and Helen Simon return this week, Victor adds his tenor pan rhythms, Ryan Diehl is the new hot drummer, the standbys keep it all together with their solid beat Sundays, 4 to 7:30 p.m. Its the bright spot in everybodys week! No one worries about nine stories, noise, trucks or colossal machinery digging up our hillsides. (Personal note to Bob OConnor: I dont think were against development its the lack of constructive thinking and planning).
More Taurus Birthdays
Add Corine Matthias, Beverly Biziewski, Karen Jarvis and Cristina Kessler. All very gifted, and maybe, a little stubborn. Its amazing that so many Amazon Women found their way to St. John.