Today: May 21 , 2019


'Witness" by Ruth Gruber

"Witness", by 95 year old journalist, photographer,  author of 18 books (so far) and humanitarian Ruth Gruber, is part autobiography, part history, and thoroughly eye opening. 
Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters will soon have a new place to call home, thanks to some really generous donations from community members.
"He likes being silly and goofing around, the classic class clown," Griffith's mom says. He's a fifth grader at Lincoln Elementary School who loves drawing pictures and has won awards for his artwork. 
Nestled in a quiet corner of downtown Prescott, just off the square, there is a restaurant that offers up a great place to have breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Pasquale’s Place, on Montezuma, brings a little taste of Sicily to downtown.  With a friendly atmosphere, an open dining area, and views of both Prescott and a big-screen TV, what’s not to love?

The Knitting Circle by Ann Hood

At the beginning of each summer, I start to ask my friends for good book recommendations. I got hooked on my favorite series this way, which is Alexander McCall’s Smith’s “Number One Ladies Detective Agency”  So, while the method is not like reading the New York Times Book Review, it is reliable because your friends are usually interested in the same things that you are. With this in mind, I spoke to a friend who recommended “The Knitting Circle” by Ann Hood. I looked at her questioningly.  I mean, knitting….  I said, “But I don’t knit.” “It doesn’t matter. It’s a great book.” 

Thumb's Up for Surf's Up

It’s not often that a movie hooks you from the preview alone.  (Unless, of course, Harrison Ford is involved in any way.)   The most original aspect of this animated film is the fact that is a “based on a true story”.  Yes, that’s what the ads claim, and that’s what the film delivers.  It’s perhaps the world’s first “animated documentary”.   A “camera crew” follows the main character, Cody around, and an off camera interviewer asks him probing questions throughout the film.