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Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Time Capsule: 1965

Saint Fidgeta at Forty
Summer, 1965 - She’s tiny, she’s jittery and she’s what made Bellairs the “famous author.” Forty years ago this summer Saint Fidgeta found herself in print when the Catholic publication The Critic published the humorous story of this miraculous patroness that changed the lives of parishioners everywhere.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Photographing the John Bellairs Walk

Jeremiah Cronin, Jr. House
We're always interested in improving Bellairsia. While we have an updated copy of Ann La Pietra’s John Bellairs Walk tour - featuring two new locations - we’re missing one particular item: pictures. Do you have photos of any of the locations on the tour? If so, and you want to share your photographs from your last stopover in Marshall, please drop us a line and we’ll see about getting them added to the online tour in the months ahead.

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Something About Kryptos

News of the Kryptos sculpture was passed on to us this week and it immediately reminded us of something Johnny Dixon might stumble upon – and then figure out while at Boy Scout camp (see The Mummy, the Will and Crypt) – and we thought others might enjoy its tale:

Monday, June 6, 2005

What A Treasure Hadst Thou!

Michael Stadther
Here’s an interesting story about author Michael Stadther’s book, A Treasure Trove:
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but Michael Stadther can top that: His illustrated children's book, A Treasure's Trove, could be worth just over $1 million—if you can solve the riddles. Hidden within the 116-page forest-world fantasy are clues to the location of 12 golden tokens, each of which can be redeemed for a jeweled insect brooch valued at $8,500 to $450,000. "Anyone who can read can solve the puzzle," says Stadther, 53, a lifelong treasure-hunt fan. "I've [always] wanted to do this."