Author Archive for Sharon Allen Gilder

Sin & Grin Is Opening Soon on Main Street

Vasilisians have something to smile about thanks to Sin & Grin, the latest restaurant offering from the Hristopoulos family. The long-awaited conversion of Vasili’s original location at 353 Main St. is underway with Sin & Grin anticipating a mid-October opening.…

A Very Composing Teen

Photo | Pam Schipper
Zoe Fischthal directs the witches in rehearsal for her original musical based on “ROALD DAHL’S THE WITCHES,” which she has subtitled “Fallen to Witches’ Snare.” The witches are (L to R) Uma Manikoth (Bruno), Olivia Luzquinos (Grand High Witch), Samantha Vidas (Carlotta the Witch, Mrs. Jenkins), Andrea Wilson(Millie the Witch), Miriam (Mia) Herman (Linda the Witch), and Sofia Rosenbaum (Beatrice the Witch).

Zoe Fischthal began playing piano when she was in kindergarten and started composing music in fifth grade. After appearing in a variety show at Rachel Carson Elementary, she decided to meld her talents. “Being in a show was really fun…