July 10, 2011
A beautiful Italian getaway It's not often an article can transport me from my Tarzana kitchen to the seaside hills of Taormina, Italy, but "Oh, Go Ahead, Indulge Yourself" [July 3], by Janis Cooke Newman, did just that. What a beautifully written piece. For a moment I was able to escape and breathe in all the beauty that is Italy. Thank you for painting such a scrumptious picture … and for my mini-getaway. Janine Sharell Tarzana In your excellent survey report "Foreign Tourists' Favorite Places to Visit in the U.S.," [July 3]
July 3, 2011
BIG BEAR Big Bear Paddlefest When, where: July 9 and 10, Meadow Park Highlights: This annual event celebrates kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddle boarding. Events include clinics for beginner and advanced rowers, boat and board demos, sports exhibits, kayak and canoe races and a kids' fun paddle. Cost: Adult racers $45; clinics $25; kids race free Info: http://www.bigbearpaddlefest.com INCLINE VILLAGE, NEV. Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival When, where: July 15 to Aug. 21, Sand Harbor State Park Highlights: Take in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" on Tahoe's shore.