Posted by Sharyn Lonsdale on 6th August 2015

Thoughts from our Guest Blogger: Nerissa Street

We’re turning our blog over to Nerissa Street, a teacher, writer, speaker, and all-around amazingly creative person who will be reading and leading on our beach on Friday, Aug. 7. Nerissa is definitely a STAR at the Hermitage and back at home in Fort Lauderdale. But even though she lives in Florida, she’s never seen [...]

Posted by Sharyn Lonsdale on 20th June 2015

Ah-Ha Insights and Stories Told Lovingly

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Kukuki Velarde created a delicate whimsical, ode to her little girl Vida. Line drawings on paper, cut out and layered in three dimensions told the beautifully crafted, artfully re‐imagined story of how her little daughter came to be. A fairy baring an egg metaphorically gave a gift to Kukuli that started Vida’s life. READ MORE

Posted by Sharyn Lonsdale on 9th May 2015

Following Our Fellows – April 2015

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Alison Hawthorne Deming is among the 175 scientists, artists and scholars from the United States and Canada to receive a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship Award. Deming, a professor in the Department of English in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona, will use her one-year fellowship to work on a new book of essays. READ MORE

Posted by Sharyn Lonsdale on 9th May 2015

Friends Column

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Now it’s May and many of you are gone for the summer. Others of you who are year-round residents hopefully will continue your volunteerism as usual. For me it’s a “push-me/pull you time of year with looking forward to another summer in Ontario and at the same time being reluctant to leave the Hermitage at this exciting time in its history. I would love to be here to help with the move to the Palms next door. In case you didn’t know, there may be plans for the Friends to have a room all our own where we can have meetings and work together on projects. READ MORE

Posted by Sharyn Lonsdale on 9th May 2015

Meet The Board – Debbi Benedict

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Debbi Benedict joined the Hermitage Board in 2010 and will become President on July 1. She has been active in Hermitage events, both as an audience member and as chairperson running the show. You might also know Debbi from the scores of events she attends each year as the social columnist for Scene Magazine and for her popular blog The Civilized Life in Sarasota. READ MORE

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