August 29, 2015

A Walton's Weekend 2015 Gala to Remember

 About 50 guests arrived at Theatricum Botanicum’s “Waltons Weekend” from all over the country, even different parts of the world, to celebrate the legacy of “The Waltons” on Friday evening, August 7. The three-day weekend tribute and reminiscence began with a gala Waltons-themed dinner, coffee and dessert, a silent auction and special guest appearances with series alumni at the Mountain Mermaid in Topanga. It was followed b… [Read More...]

A Walton’s Weekend at Theatricum Honors Beloved Show

 It was a joyful three days when the stars of “The Waltons” reunited for a tribute weekend in Topanga. TV’s famous matriarch, Michael Learned, joined with Judy Norton, Mary Beth McDonough, Eric Scott and Kami Cotler as part of “A Waltons Weekend” at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga. Geer portrayed the Waltons family grandfather from 1972 until his death in 1978. For about 50 VIP fans, the weekend began on … [Read More...]

Topanga Celebrates Teddy Ward’s “Miraculous” Recovery­­­

 Scores of Topangans, family and friends gathered underneath the great oak tree at the Community House ball field on Sunday, August 16, to celebrate the miraculous recovery of young Teddy Ward, the five-year-old boy who fell about 20 feet into Topanga Creek in May and suffered skull and brain injuries. At the party, about 30 kids, including Teddy sporting a bike helmet, ran around throwing water balloons while their parents… [Read More...]

Essay: Meditating with Motorcycles

 In the early years of my marriage, my husband and I came to realize that when he suggested I “relax,” my reaction could prove dangerous to my beloved, because it made me explosive….. and he was nearby. It was also counterproductive, because explosiveness is exactly not what relaxation looks like. My inner self tended towards frenzy and reactivity. I figured that I wasn’t wielding an axe around town and beheading folks who misbehaved, which was darned … [Read More...]