Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Researching Laughlin Hall

If you're from the Windy City, then this one is for you....

A couple of years ago, one of John's friends, the late Bernie Markwell, sent us some notes about meeting John for the first time four decades ago in Chicago. His notes were somewhat sparse and he indicated he would send more. He never did, he never will, and so we're sort of stuck with what we have.

At any rate, Markwell says he first met John when he "moved to Laughlin Hall (now destroyed) to get more work done."

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Come Hither, Harry

A few lines composed inside Bellairsia HQ:
A tip of the hat to the author for creating that mythical force,
A spellbinding sense of wonder derived from staying your course.
Yes, the mystery’s finally over, the secret’s been spilled from your pen.
Much praise for getting those children back to the ol’ library again.
And we laud the legions of readers who we hope don’t end up and weep,
But you’ve got the whole stinkin’ weekend - so head home and go get some sleep!

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Wit! Whither Wander You?

Now you can set out on your own and see the world of John Bellairs without even leaving your house. Wanderlust is the beginning of a new map-plotting project that will identify the locations and inspirations found in the books by John Bellairs and those continued by Brad Strickland. Become an armchair cartographer as you visit distant points in England and Germany, as well as those sights from Bellairs’ backyard in Marshall and Massachusetts.

Monday, July 2, 2007

17th Annual Welcome to My Garden Tour

The Marshall Area Garden Club prepares for their 17th annual Welcome To My Garden Tour later this month, showcasing some of the Marshall area’s private and public landscaped gardens.

For more information visit the Marshall Chamber of Commerce.

When: July 14-15; 10:00 to 4:00 (rain or shine)