Feature Articles

Rhythmix nails first place four out of past five years

Organizers of the Mayor’s 2014 July Fourth Parade honor the most creative, exciting and energetic of the entries to the parade with trophies each year. Judges chose from among more than 160 entrants to the parade this year.

Every month, with wheelbarrow at the ready, I toddle over to a fine local independent pharmacy to pick up a large order of prescription medicines. 

After the toddle, I generally stop by the nearby Versailles Avenue digs of a legendary culinary icon, Mrs. Bagley. Mrs. Bagley wrote a food blog called “The Cooking Perfectionist.” 

Coincidentally, Mrs. Bagley has a name similar to that of another legendary local writer and culinarian, Mrs. Dagley. In the 1970s, Mrs. Dagley graced the old Island Journal newspaper pages with her cooking column: “A Visit With Mrs. Dagley.” 

Local historians Dennis Evanosky and Julia Park Tracey teamed up to take part in the July Fourth parade last year. Evanosky, who is also the co-publisher of the Alameda Sun, will join the parade again this year.

The Sun is honored to publish the official parade program for the Parade Committee each year, which rewards the paper’s staff with the use of a sponsored vehicle in the parade. Last year, Bruce Knopf shared his convertible with Evanosky and Tracey.

Local art experts have been participating in monthly Art Talks for Art Lovers with the Frank Bette Center for the Arts. This months talk features Jane Alexiadis, a personal property appraiser.

While works by master or rising celebrity artists bring hundreds of millions of dollars at auctions, fine works of art can be purchased from artists, galleries, group shows and even eBay and thrift shops for a fraction of that cost. 

Move smooths way for Pacific Pinball Museum expansion in Carnegie Library

Before Michael Schiess could open the Pacific Pinball Museum in Alameda he had to remove the coin boxes from the museum’s machines, because arcades with coin-operated machines are illegal here.

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