Author Archive for Sharon Allen Gilder

Wolf’s Words Form Picturesque Poetry

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Poet and Lakelands resident Michele Wolf signed copies of her books at Barnes & Noble last month.

As the word picturesque conjures images of a landscape with vivid colors, the acclaimed poetry of Lakelands resident Michele Wolf brings vibrant visions to the mind’s eye. The visuals evoked with her artfully layered words set the scene for an…

CandyCakeExplosion Sweetens Any Occasion

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Jenna Goldblatt made her first candy cake for her son Bennett’s 11th birthday.

CandyCakeExplosion has raised the bar—candy bar, that is—on confection perfection. The sweet idea came to Lakelands resident Jenna Goldblatt when she was seeking dessert alternatives for her son Bennett’s 11th birthday. Bennett loves sweets, but he wasn’t a fan of…

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

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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…