September 2018 Book Recommendations

Charles Osgood’s DEFENDING BALTIMORE AGAINST ENEMY ATTACK: A BOYHOOD YEAR DURING WORLD WAR II; thoughts about combat from a boy’s point of view.

Frank Deford’s ALEX: THE LIFE OF A CHILD; the brief life of the sportscaster’s daughter, who died from Cystic Fibrosis at the age of nine.

Cloris Leachman’s and George Englund’s CLORIS: MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY; marriage and motherhood to triumphs in television, movies, and Dancing With The Stars; co-written with the actress’s former husband.

Stephen King’s DOLORES CLAIBORNE; a housekeeper under suspicion confesses her secrets.


September 2018 Book Recommendations

Movie of the Month: Moonstruck

After the widowed Loretta Castorini accepts a marriage proposal from Johnny Cammareri, she
inadvertently falls in love with his hot headed younger brother. Eventually, Loretta learns she is not the only member of the family entangled in a secret romance. With Cher, Olympia Dukakis, Vincent Gardenia, and Nicolas Cage.

Judy Smilow 1958 – 2018

It is with deep sadness that we mourn the passing of Smilow Design’s founder Judy Smilow.

Judy’s commitment to reestablishing her father Mel Smilow’s name in the furniture world, and bringing his designs back to life has been steadfast, and the results have been impressive.

After a year of careful planning, she has passed the reigns on to her daughter Maia, and husband Steven, and Smilow Design is set to continue its steady growth. Under Judy’s guidance, plans have been made, goals have been set, and new product development has been scheduled. We are excited and truly honored to continue to follow Judy’s dreams for Smilow Design.