Island Arts

The publishers of the Alameda Sun, Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos, recently found out they have been selected among 10 finalists for  Spitball Magazine’s Casey Award. The award recognizes authors of “The Best Baseball Book of the Year.” Kos and Evanosky completed Lost Ballparks, published by Pavilion Books, in 2016. The book is being considered for the 2017 Caseys. The duo will find out who won the award in March 2018.

Alameda resident and author Donna Marie Ferro recently announced she will hold readings from her new holiday-themed book The Reindeer Dog at local coffee shops. She describes her book as “a gift to all children and adults who believe in the magic of Christmas and Santa Claus.” 


From Shop Late Thursdays to holiday window displays, downtown merchants have prepared a festive holiday shopping experience. 

Shop Late Thursdays
The shops in the downtown district are making it easier to check off items on holiday gift-giving lists. More than 20 retailers are extending their hours until 8 p.m. or later on Thursdays, doubling the number of shops that will be open in the evening! 

In response to the recent stories of antisemitism and hate speech in Alameda, I’ve written the following poems for the community.

Come support local artists and businesses while getting all your holiday shopping done before Thanksgiving!

Holiday Fest 2017, a Holiday shopping expo, has been set for Sunday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

A huge variety of handcrafted and specially made items will be on sale in one convenient place: Temple Israel and the Community Center
of Harbor Bay Isle at 3183 and 3195 Mecartney Road in Alameda.

Plenty of free parking is available nearby at Bay Farm's Harbor Bay Landing. Overflow parking is available at CVS and Safeway.