BEST-SELLING AUTHOR MOLLY JEBBER RELEASES NEW BOOK
March, 2021 Southbridge resident Molly Jebber is an award-winning Amish Historical Romance author whose books have made Publisher’s Weekly, Romance Writers of America’s Honor Roll, and resulted in media attention worldwide including a television news interview, & USA Today.
Jebber's latest book is Maryann's Hope, part of the Amish Charm Bakery series, and available on Amazonboth for Kindle and in paperback. As the promo promises: The pleasing warmth of fresh-baked maple cookies...the sweet, buttery flakiness of a raspberry jam pastry. In 1913 Ohio, the Amish Charm Bakery is beloved by locals and visiting Englischer alike. And its understanding community always provides help, healing--and new chances for love...even for a widow faced with an impossible choice between her head and her heart.
But in the true sense of "don't judge a book by it's cover," Jebber's books aren't all sweetness and raspberry jam - the plots have included intrigue, kidnapping, murder, and betrayal.
Molly lives in Southbridge with her husband, Ed; you can often find her writing by the pool in the sunshine. Follow Molly's literary events on her website.
MILLIE MORRISON RECEIVES SPECIAL AWARD AT CENTER FOR VISUAL ARTS
March, 2021 TheCenter for the Visual Artsin Bonita Springs named Millie Morrison the recipient of the Sally Grugan Merit award at the Members Only Exhibit in February 2021. This special award is in honor of Sally Grugan, an early member and supporter of the Center for the Arts, a life-long artist and photographer, and a member of the Photographic Society of America.
In addition to recognition by the Bonita Springs Center, the Southwest Florida Watercolor Society has selected several of Millie's paintings to display at the annual member exhibit at the Coco Gallery in the Coconut Point Mall, March 6-15. The opening reception will not be held this year, but gallery visitors are welcome.
GINNY GILMORE WRITES WISDOM from the WOODS
September 2020 Ginny Gilmore, Southbridge resident, and co-author Duane Trammell's book, Wisdom from the Woods, receives five stars from reviewers on Amazon.
Twenty-five years ago, when dealing with wrenching personal challenges, Ginny rented a cabin in Door County, Wisconsin, to provide solitude for reflection. During her two-months of autumn isolation, she documented the steps she went through in accepting the changes in her life, in a journal she later named the "Healing Journey." Years later, Duane, an educator and leadership developer specialist from Dallas, was going through his own personal crisis, and used the "Healing Journey" to help him deal with the changes.
Now they have collaborated to write Wisdom from the Woods about "Navigating Life's Unexpected Challenges." Ginny and Duane have distilled their experiences into twenty practices that helped them. Three other contributors explain how these steps in self-revelation enabled them to change their lives. To find out more about the book and the authors, visit Ginny and Duane's Website. To purchase the book, go to Amazon.com.
CHARLIE EGLI WINS PHOTO COMPETITION
August, 2020 Charlie Egli's photo of a sandhill crane and her baby took first place in the Estero Life Magazine Photo Contest this year. In the magazine article, Charlie describes the lifestyle and behavior of the sandhill crane and her protective maternal behavior.
Prize-winning photography is not for the faint of heart or short of step. Charlie wrote, The day I shot this image, I arrived at Harns Marsh at 9 a.m. and hiked 1 1/2 miles to their nesting area. The Sandhills were moving from the marsh to a feeding area.
MOLLY JEBBER: NEIGHBOR and AUTHOR IS IN THE NEWS April, 2020 Molly Jebber, author of best-selling Amish romance novels, was recently featured in newspapers across the Dayton and Cincinnati area. The articlediscusses how 12-year-old Molly dreamed of being a writer, began her writing career as a married adult, and now finds herself living in Florida and fulfilling a multi-year publishing contract. You can read more about Molly, her books and her public appearances by accessing her Website.
PAT PHELAN CHAIRS GOLF CHARITY TOURNAMENT BENEFITS LOCAL VETERANS with PTSD and TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES
October 2019 “It’s NOT too late to help our veterans!” Pat Phelan, Southbridge resident, is chairing the fourth annual Home Base SWFL golf tournamenton November 11, 2019, at the Pelican’s Nest Golf Course.
Donations and proceeds from the tournament provide mental health care at no charge for local veterans and their families in coordination with Lee County Health, as well as health and wellness fitness programs open to all veterans, again at no charge, hosted at FGCU.
DAVID MORRISON WINS 4th AT CENTER FOR THE ARTS - BONITA SPRINGS
March, 2019 Southbridge resident, watercolor artist and Board Member Dave Morrison won fourth place at the Bonita Springs Centers for the Arts spring show with his painting titled "Hidden Orchids."
Over 100 entries were submitted in a variety of media including watercolors, oils, acrylics, pastels, photography, sculpture and pottery. Dave has been painting for three years and paints many subjects, including landscapes, seascapes and florals.
March, 2019 Southbridge neighbor Brian Lanoway, a volunteer at the Revs Instituteautomotive museum in Naples, was awarded the ‘Joe Leikhim Award’ for outstanding service as a volunteer in 2018. Among his other contributions, Brian writes a regularly published newsletter for the Revs.
Declared the finest sports car collection in America by The New York Times, Revs Institute tours are available by appointment on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.