Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Haverhill Home to Bellairs; Zombie

The Hammersmith Group released an anticipated and controversial master plan for the future of downtown Haverhill, Massachusetts, one of the oldest cities in the country.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Of Every Nation a Residence

The Autumn 2007 edition of the Chicago International House newsletter has a brief feature about John Bellairs in their Travel in Time: Stories from the International House Archives series. There isn’t a lot of new information covered here (though the I-House is celebrating its 75th anniversary) but it’s nice to see their inclusion of John:

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Seeing Double: The Eyes of the Killer Robot

Strange things are out there.

The best we can tell the name of the band is The Eyes of the Killer Robot (or so suggests the title at YouTube).

N.J. Kailhofer also has written a short piece entitled The Eyes of the Killer Robot.

Stranger things are out there, I’m sure. That’s why we probably need robot insurance from Old Glory.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Book Alert: The Sign of the Sinister Sorcerer

Brad Strickland has announced via his website the twelfth title in the Lewis Barnavelt series. The Sign of the Sinister Sorcerer is to be published by Dial Books for Young Readers in 2008.

2007 Living History Portrayal Walk

Oakridge Cemetery, one of the oldest continuously operated cemeteries in Michigan, is home again this year to the annual Living History Portrayal Walk. This guided walking tour will feature actors portraying significant persons from Marshall's past at each of those individual's gravesites. This year’s famous Marshallnites include Nathan Benedict, William H. Brown, George Emery Church, Dulcenia Daily, Mary Edgerton, Augustus Hyde, and Thomas Sullivan. The event will take place rain or shine so participants are encouraged to bring flashlights, wear comfortable walking shoes, and carry an umbrella.

When: October 6, 2007
Time: 7:00 pm

For more information, please contact the Marshall Chamber of Commerce.

Walter’s excuse for missing last year’s program was that he got lost after taking the advice of a grifter – listening to so-called “City Slang” – and ended up in Canada. When he crossed the borderline back into the USA, the city was burning with people dancing around shouting, “Rama Lama Fa Fa Fa.” It must have been a sight to see, I’m sure. Still, we hope Walter manages to show up for an appearance this year.