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An Ideal Man For An Ideal Career Craig Shniderman was born in Washington D.C., the “City of Lawyers,” in 1947, attached to a family tree laden with attorneys, so it would hardly be a surprise for Craig to become a lawyer. The surprise is that he did not.

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By DEAN LAUX Columnist

December 5, 2023 at 2:40 p.m.


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Living Life In The Fast Lane If you’re going to be an actor, writer, musician, singer, lighting technician, director AND (not or) entrepreneur, you’d better start early in life and move fast. And that’s exactly what John Munn has done.

By DEAN LAUX Columnist |

October 20, 2023 at 5:23 p.m.

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How many of us ever actually get to fulfill our childhood dreams? Did Alice stay forever in Wonderland? Did Dorothy find peaceful bliss in the Land of Oz? Of course not, though we can imagine that they might have, like the heroines in fairy tales, lived happily ever after in …

By DEAN LAUX Columnist |

September 26, 2023 at 11:28 a.m.

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He brought us the blues... and made us happy It’s safe to say that Anton (“Tony”) Hollinger was predestined to be a restaurateur. In a farming region just outside Linz, Austria, where he was born, his parents owned a tavern and adjacent two-lane bowling alley (why not?).

By DEAN LAUX Columnist |

August 28, 2023 at 2:28 p.m.

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This Onetime ‘Rebel’ Has Many A Cause To Advocate For

By DEAN LAUX Columnist |

August 8, 2023 at 4:51 p.m.

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William Wordsworth, poet laureate under Queen Victoria, observed wisely that “the child is father of the man,” and that dictum can be readily supported in the life story of Linwood Ashby Beverly, Jr. (That’s admittedly a highfalutin moniker to carry around with you all day, and Linwood Ashby Beverly, Jr. …

By DEAN LAUX Columnist |

August 2, 2023 at 2:05 p.m.

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She's In A League Of Her Own You could call Susan Parsons Zipay a natural athlete. The second-youngest of seven children born to William and Doris Parsons during the Great Depression, she honed her skills against her older brothers and sisters, and she was readily accepted by the neighborhood kids …

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June 2, 2023 at 11:48 a.m.

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This Lady Truly Followed Her Dream From her earliest years, Melissa Pell Loughlin wanted to be involved in the world of art, and it’s no wonder. Her father, Peter S. Pell, was a lover of art, and her mother Carolyn was co-chair of the Costume Institute of the world-renowned Metropolitan …

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April 20, 2023 at 4:26 p.m.

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He Went From Moppet To Mentor The story of Englewood’s Paul Powers could have been written by Charles Dickens. He grew up in Milford, Massachusetts in a family of modest means, and his childhood was not what one would call ideal...

By DEAN LAUX Columnist |

April 7, 2023 at 11:27 a.m.

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She's Englewood's Very Own "Free Spirit" According to Google, a free spirit is “someone who is uninhibited by traditional society structures. A free spirit might go with the flow, embrace spontaneity, reject conformity and live her life in an unconventional way.” If that’s the case, then say hello to free …

By DEAN LAUX Columnist |

March 17, 2023 at 10:56 a.m.

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Remembering The Lady Behind The Signs Editor’s note: We were saddened to learn of the passing of Englewood’s “Peace Lady,” Jean Ranallo. She  suffered a serious stroke as she was about to take her daily swim on January 8. She passed on January 11. Services will be held at 10am …

By DEAN LAUX Columnist |

January 27, 2023 at 5:44 p.m.

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You Could Call Him A Family Man Kenneth W. Lounders, DMD is a dentist whose “roots” (if you’ll pardon the expression) are firmly planted in Florida, stemming as he does from grandparents and parents Richard and Stella Lounders, who were born and raised in the Sunshine State. His dad Richard …

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November 3, 2022 at 5:01 p.m.

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Her Life Reads Like A Fairy Tale When it is finally written, the story of Sushila Cherian’s life probably should start with “Once upon a time, a ‘princess’ was born to a young couple on the far-off island of Singapore ...”

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August 30, 2022 at 12:50 p.m.

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This Guy Has Certainly Shown A Lot Of Drive More than 200 synonyms for the word “drive” can be found in the vast repositories of our English language, and Englewood’s Roy Ault epitomizes a few of them in particular: nouns such as motivation, initiative, self-reliance and perseverance...
BY DEAN M. LAUX | June 16, 2022 at 4:25 p.m.

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A Self-Made Man Who Followed His Dreams There has been a long-standing argument in the sciences about “nature vs. nurture.” Are our lives shaped more by our environment or by our DNA?  Learning in school and in life is obviously a huge factor, but what about one’s innate ability to …

By DEAN LAUX Columnist |

June 6, 2022 at 7:07 p.m.