02/25/17 11:00am


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02/25/17 8:00am
John Huston

John Huston

Greetings from San Miguel de Allende, the 16th Century colonial city nestled in the central highlands of Mexico.

On this occasion, I’m looking back on my first visit to Mexico, in the autumn of 1963 when, as a young reporter for United Press International, I managed to bag a plum assignment that took me to Puerto Vallarta, which was then a sleepy village on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. I’m also thinking of the Academy Awards to be handed out on Sunday, and my encounter with Hollywood glamour on that first Mexico visit. (more…)

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02/24/17 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Donnamarie Barnes at Sylvester Manor.

Donnamarie Barnes at Sylvester Manor.

Donnamarie Barnes unlocked the door of the 18th century house at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm and moved through rooms full of sheeted furniture, aged wallpaper and neat piles of very old books. She addressed the place as if she were visiting an old friend who has been shut-in.

“Hello house!” she said, walking through the rooms, explaining that, “I like to greet the house when I’ve been away for a while.” (more…)