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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 222

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1997 The Palm Beach Post m sl SECTION F INSIDE COMING UP Are you ready for an UN-vacation? The Bahamas' Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat has offered a tranquil oasis for 30 years. SUNDAY IN TRAVEL FAMILIES Don't even think about toilet training until you're sure your child is ready, Dr. Brazelton advises. PAGE 3F ACCENT - ; a - - '. I f . 1 I MartinSt. Lucie County Living AND MOSES SAID, Jeri Butler j7j sums Elliott Museum right on track with festivities If m A F .-"San EJ y, u h - . i ; i Religious-themed books are top holiday sellers even Charlton Heston has a Bible-based book in stores. But with so many choices and price ranges, which ones make good gifts? COFFEE TABLE When it comes to trains, boys will be boys, even if they are retired. ' The members of the Martin County Model Railroaders were having a ball recently running the trains at the Elliott Museum's holiday party and Christmas Toyland preview. "The Elliott gave us a home in 1995, and most of the trains have been donated," said Dr. Bob Glinick, who is ":lt f U !MMII)f m r RELIGIONS president, secretary and treasurer of the Railroaders. The group now has six locomotives and 40 cars. Besides the colorful trains, the Elliott is all decked out for Christmas and has a display of antique toys from the Historical Soci Religions of the World (by Elizabeth Breuilly, Joanne O'Brien and Martin Palmer, Transedition Ltd, 160 Pages, $29.95). This illustrated pilgrimage across the landscape of the world's great beliefs is a handsome volume that covers the major aspects, creeds and festivals of 10 religious traditions including Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism and Bahai. Colorful photos, charts and maps ft A Glinick i3P 1 11 1 t Mb stsi Give your accountant that sinking feeling: Raise the cash and you can own props from the movie Titanic, courtesy of the J. Peterman catalog. But perish the thought of owning the gown (above) worn by actress Kate Winslet. It was sold on Tuesday for $1 1,500. Saying no to J. Peterman a Titanic effort REFERENCE Prayers in Stone (by Alexander Liberman, Random House, 195 pages, $65.) is a splendid book filed with photographs and commentary on religious architecture and sculpture. The Russian-born photographer's displays of ancient temples in Greece and Rome fill 14 chapters with brilliant color exteriors and interior shots of places such as St. Mark's Basilica in Venice and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome . It's taken years for me to break the catalog spell. I now know that even if I own, say, a boxy, cropped, cotton-blend sweater "v in okra, I will not be befriended by a gaggle of well-scrubbed, lank-haired models and invited to their clam bake. I will never harvest fall apples in my hip-skimming Shetland wool turtle-neck with a posse of perfectly THOUGHT PROVOKING Nicole Piscopo Fashion Editor JIMMY CARTER ety of Martin County. In the vintage automobile hall, wrapped presents are piled on car seats and white lights are strung from the rafters. In a turn-of-the-century dining room, it looks like a New Year's Eve party is in progress. Throughout December, the Elliott will have live music, from jazz to handbells. On Dec. 14, the Treasure Coast Jazz Band will play at 1 p.m. on the front porch. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $2 for children 6 to 13. Wanted: One great pianist For 15 years a chorus called "The Soundsations" has been singing for folks in nursing homes in Port St. Lucie and Fort Pierce. At this time of year, they're really in demand. "We make some great sounds in December, but come January and February, all our members are back," said Shirley Herzog, one of the group's organizers. But one member is missing: a permanent pianist. "It's devastating for us to try to find a pianist every few weeks," said Herzog. The Soundsations practice at 3 p.m. every Thursday at the Fort Pierce Community Center on Indian River Drive. If you are a pianist and can help, call Herzog at 464-8304. Toy drive in full swing The Love Doctors are doing their part. They went on the air Thursday at 11 a.m. and will stay on until 3 p.m. today for the Marathon Toy Drive on WZZR 92.7 FM. They're asking for Christmas toy donations. For information, call 335-9300, or drop the toys off at the studio at 3771 Jennings Road in Port St Lucie. Toys, food and new clothing are also being collected at the White Doves warehouse, which had its open house Thursday at the Martin County Fair Grounds in Stuart. H To share your news about people or . events on the Treasure Coast, call Jeri at 223-3552, e-mail her at jeripbpost-xom, or write her at The Palm Beach Post 2101 S. Manner Highway, Stuart, Fla. 34994. Please include any photos. Sources of Strength: Meditation on Scripture for a Living Faith (by Jimmy Carter, Random House, 253 pages, $23). A predictable and helpful volume of 52 sermonettes by the former U.S. president are based on Bible passages. Carter has taught Sunday school for most of his life and he shares his wisdom along with vignettes from his remarkable life in these commentaries. Topics include: The Art of Forgiving, Letting in the Lord and the Cost of Grace. torsoed college boys, unless they are my sons. I won't sprout big white teeth. Yes, I'm onto J. Crew. But I'm still a sucker for the similarly monikered J. Peterman. I devour the J. Peterman catalog, measuring my level of sophistication and knowledge of geography by the number of far-flung locales I can narrow down by continent. And although J. Peterman is infinitely mocked (on Seinfeld and in a perfect parody of the catalog, called . Pretension) I take comfort in knowing that there is no shortage of souls like me who believe that by owning a melton wool pea coat in slate, they too will transcend the Starbucks in Peoria and sip their brew at a spy-laden coffeehaus in Budapest. And now, the mail-order catalog is upping the fantasy ante with the new Titanic line. No, they're not spinning romantic prose about the real Titanic. ("She spoke Italian. Wore a kerchief. Steerage class, I think. No room in my lifeboat, but I remember thinking 'That dress. Black wool. Stiff, but intrigu- Please see PISC0P05F MORE BOOK REVIEWS, PAGE 6F Wholly Moses! He has parted the Red Sea, painted the Sistine Chapel, baptized Jesus and played God in movies. So, editing the Bible was easy. And Charlton Heston has done that in time for holiday shopping. "I have no ecclesiastical credentials," Heston said. "I'm dealing with this as a storyteller. And, this side of Shakespeare, there is no better writing in the language." . INTERVIEW, PAGE 6F 1 f "V ROB BARGESTAFF ARTIST f Do you look like Santa (or know someone who does)? r HO, HO, HO, HELP! We're cooking up some special holiday goodies for you, dear readers, but to make them work we need to hear from you: Tell us about your special ornaments Do you have a favorite Christmas tree ornament one that's been in your family for years or one that has special significance? Tell us what makes the ornament special, and include a picture if possible. We'll feature ornaments in an upcoming Home & Garden section. Letters must be postmarked by Dec. 8. aJC" Share your Christmas miracles We're looking for heartwarming tales of holiday surprises. Maybe your soldier husband got home on furlough just in time for Christmas Mass. Maybe a child's holiday wish was granted at the last minute by an unlikely source. Heck, maybe you and your pregnant wife somehow got a room at a no-vacancy inn on a snowy Christmas Eve. Share your Christmas miracles with us. By Dec. 12, send a short description of the event, along with your name, address and daytime phone number to: Christmas Miracles Accent Department The Palm Beach Post P.O. Box 24696 West Palm Beach, Fla. 334164696 Or fax us: 820-4445. Or e-mail us: www.goPBI.comtellthepost Do you or someone you know neighbor, co-worker, plumber look like Santa Claus? Might he be the jolly old elf? Send us a photo of your nominee. We'll choose finalists and hold a special Santa competition to determine the winner. And trust us: The prize will be better than cookies and milk! Please be sure to include your name and phone number as well as the name and phone number (and a picture!) of your nominee. Send entries by Dec. 10 to: Santa Look-Alikes Accent Department The Palm Beach Post P.O. Box 24696 West Palm Beach, Fla. 334164696 Send to: J'-l- L I IUIIUU J VIIIMIMVIUW Accent Department The Palm Beach Post P.O. Box 24696 West Palm Beach, Ra. 33416-4696 LOREN G. HOSACK1989 STAFF FILE PHOTO

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