Inside Scoop


The Ides of March have gone by, March Madness too, and of course St.Patrick’s Day.

It’s time for April Fool’s Day, Spring/Summer,  the fast paced end of “season” and the slowing down of traffic jams in our town.
 
Myra Jacob Daniels proved to be a very engaging speaker at the March Luncheon reminiscing a lot about her childhood and her grandmother’s influence on her.
 
A couple of “bon mots” and her advice from a long business career: “I’ve always loved the idea of being different – never worried about being male or female, just wanted to be professional.”
 
“You can not start a project without a good creative rationale on paper.”’
 
Several NPC Members have contributed interesting information about their works and whereabouts. I am happy that more of you are sending information to be included in SCOOP the address is:  lajollalulu@aol.com.


 
Bonnie  Michaels recently finished  conducting workshops at Hodges University and the University Women’s Organization The workshops are based on her book , “Upside: How to Zig When Life Zags.”For more information: www.upsidethebook.com.
 
Bob Dimond is part of a Naples singing group, the Everglades Barbershop Chorus. Apologies to him for not being able to announce their March appearance in a timely fashion.
 
Rhona Saunders, the guiding light and producer of the newly formed “Shakespeare in Paradise “ theatrical group was  meeting and greeting audience members at the troupe’s first production of “Midsummer’s Night Dream” at Barron Collier High School last week.
 
Tamra Nashman, life coach and Image Creator is a regular contributor to FOX Morning Blend, WFIXTV 4. Her company, Extra-Ordinary Image, counsels on “creating your unique personal style.”
 
Paul Wachsmith wonders if any body knows Stephen Bogart, son of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, who lives in Naples.
 
Carole Green, new board member, offers some neologisms from the Washington Post’s annual contest: Coffee: the person upon whom one coughs; Flabbergasted: appalled over how much weight you have gained; describes a condition in which you absentmindedly answer the door in your nightgown.
 
Connie Kindsvater, NPC treasurer,  wants to remind all members to choose a menu item when they rsvp to luncheons.
 
John  Rowland, a new member is general manager of VizMarket .He wants to alert our members about the smart phone application that can be used by authors and local press to promote themselves and their literature: www.vizmarket.com.
 
Jenny Craig has some wonderful musings on her FB page, as part of her business venture called Live Your Power. A recent one:” The trick to blending work and play lies not in what you do, but in how you view what you do. See work as play and see play as important.”
 
Phil Jason continues to keep us updated about local authors, their books, signings and writers’ events in the area.
 
Pam Kroll is the capable promoter behind the recent Zoo benefit.
 
Alison Chabonais asks “What is the Media World coming to?
She views with alarm the recent announcement that Ladies’ Home Journal is currently encouraging readers to help write the magazine.
 
Check out Naples Press Club page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/
 
Look for Happy Hours : Absinthe will host the first one, Thursday April 12th 

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