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Oak Lake Art Center Offers Classes To The Community Leslie Seifert, Diane Cornette, Stan Goudey, Mary Ellen Thilken and Ed White Do you have times when you just can't figure out what to do next? Do you find yourself wondering "just how did the artist create that piece?" Why can't I paint like that? The Oak Lake Art Center can provide the tools to answer those burning questions .......... Yes, you can do it! The Mary Ellen Thilken, is now holding weekly 2 hour Intuitive Painting classes in Ed White's private art studio on Oak Lake Lane near Harrison Park. Stan Goudey, a noted and accomplished local artist, is the instructor for the class. Other local artists in attendance are Carmel Romano, Mary Ellen Thilken, Diane Cornette and Leslie Seifert. There is a $30.00 fee for the class that is a donation to the Oak Lake Lane Art Center. The Art Center provides the paint, brushes, paper, the instructor and everything needed to complete two paintings during the 2 hour class. The proceeds from the classes provide materials and instructors for the Art program provided by OLAC and sponsored by Julian Pathways at the Julian Elementary School and at Julian High School. For more information, or to sign up for classes, please call (760) 419 0173. My Thoughts by Michele Harvey Sleepy Julian This column is a little bit of Julian's history from the mid 1970s through today. A few days ago I talked with Colin who used to own Applewood, probably downtown Julian's first gift shop. Colin and his business partner owned a successful retail store in Encinitas before exploring the possibilities of moving to Julian. He rented a space at Manzanita Ranch, now the Orfila Winery tasting room and assorted gift shops. He was told that tourists wouldn't be interested in his gift and antique shop, but Woody Barnes rented Colin space across the front of Manzanita Ranch and Colin stayed there until he could get a space in town. At that time no one had an empty shop in town that they were willing to rent out. Woody told me that he never saw anyone as good at selling things as Colin and his partner. In the mid 1970s Julian's townsite had fewer buildings and many were occupied by businesses that were totally different than those we see today. From the town hall, the Warm Hearth was a lumberyard that sold wood stoves. Today the warm Hearth is a large gift shop and they still sell wood stoves. Mom's pies was the Julian Caf6 back then, and in the early 1980s that location was empty, then had a tiny candy shop before Anita Nichols expanded it to the pie shop it is today. On the other side of Jack's Grocery was the hardware store, which it is today. However, it was bigger and had lots more hardware. In the mid 1980s when I moved to Julian, the block on Main Street between B and C streets had three buildings on one side. On one corner where Rabobank is, was a Bank of America. At the C Street corner was a Home Federal bank. That building has since been moved to the Catholic Church property. Between the banks was and is the building with the white picket fence around it. Though it has housed several businesses through the last twenty years, it was empty at that time. No Birdwatcher or Julian Lodge. No gift shops. None of them were built yet. Those three buildings were the only buildings on that entire block. Across the street was the Julian Hotel. It still stands sentry at the corner of Main and B Street. Next to it, in the mid 1980s were a few houses. Margaritas Restaurant was a residence, and at least one of the other houses was moved to the top of A Street, abutting the Orchard Hill property, which also wasn't built on until later years. At the C Street end of that block was a small restaurant run by the Aspinals. That building was taken down or moved when Stonewall stores was built. Between C Street and Washington, across the street from Jack's Grocery is the Cole Building. Itwas built in the late 1980s and currently has seven gift shops, a candy store and a restaurant. Though many of the tenants have changed through the years, Julian's Toy Chest and Quinn Knives have occupied the same spaces since a few days before the building was completed. Before the Cole Building, that space was an empty lot with a low wall .along the sidewalk where Chris "Demon" Plueger hung out, told stories from his encyclopedic mind and told jokes, rm told that years ago a laundry mat could be entered from a side door of the present liquor store, but it was closed before I moved here in 1984. Next to the corner Market and deli was our post office. Before the new post office was built at the corner of Main Street and Highway 79 south, we walked to the brick post office which now houses Cabbages and Kings. The Julian Grille was a residence back then and by the mid 1980s it was a deli. After going through several changes in style and ownership, it settled in to a very nice restaurant. The Old Julian Bookhouse was the Spice House where Ralph Spice and his wife lived. Across the street where A Rose Path sports a gift shop and art gallery, Rosie Vanderstaay lived most of her married life and her later years. To many of us it was always known as Rosie's house so Beth, the current business owner named her business after Rosie. At the other end of town, next to the gas station, where The Julian Coffee House is now, Rosie's grandfather built that house. It was a residence through the 1980s, then a fondue restaurant, a Columbian coffee and gift store and another restaurant before Lew set up The Julian Coffee house in 1999. The Vanderstaay kids partly grew up there before moving to their current house just out of town. Truly Vanderstaay helped me get some of the facts straight on her family's homes. Her family has lived here for generations, and I got mixed up on some of the many stories Rosie told me about her growing up in and near Julian. Rick Campbell told me that in the early 1970s you could sit in front of Jack's Grocery, mid day, mid week, and not see a vehicle pass by for over three hours. By contrast, during Apple Days in the 1940s as many as 45,000 people came to Julian to share in the celebration. In the mid 1960s Tom's Chicken Shack was so popular that people waited as long as two hours on a weekend to get a table and eat their chicken dinners. I have photos of Manzanita ranch taken in the 1950s or early 1960s showing hundreds of people walking around and so many cars were parked that they parked in front of and across the street from Manzanita Ranch. In the past thirty years, Julian has changed from a sleepy town in to a thriving community. It's gone through many changes and will continue to change. Now, with the economy in a slump, Julian's economy has slowed down too. Yet I'm always amazed at the number of people here who start up new businesses with new ideas. With hard work and long hours they succeed. For the most part we are survivors. We survive changes and most of us adapt. Those who don't adapt to the changes get grumpy and long for days that won't return. These are my thoughts. Classics Go Manga (NAPSA)-When the classics meet the highly popular form of graphic storytelling known as manga, the result is an engaging new form of reading enjoyment. From its origins in Japan, manga has swept America and attracted many younger readers. Now, a talented author and a gifted professional artist are using the genre to offer a fresh look at classic fiction. Adam Sexton, who has taught fiction writing and literature at New York University, and graphic artists Yali Lin and Hyeondo Park have created manga versions of two classic American novels, Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne. "Huckleberry Finn," a manga natural, embodies the great American journey toward civilization. Huck and Jim's travels on the great Mississippi River and the scheming con men whom they outsmart are a great recipe for an action-packed manga. "The Scarlet Letter" is also a manga natural, filled with scheming villainous characters and plot-twisting machinations. An essay at the beginning of each book ties the novel and manga together. The rest of the book is taken up with the manga itself. "The Manga Edition" series is published by Wiley Publishing, Inc. For more information, visit The Julian News 5 POPE TREE SERVICE All Your Tree Service Needs Commercial Oak and Pine our Specialty CA. State License #7o4192 Progressively Old Fashioned Collectibles Gifts Jewelry 2 ! 11 Main Street In 7he Heart of Downtown Julian Hunt ster Egg Wynola Pizza MidWeek Concert Featuring Guitar and Cello Husband and wife team of Richard Smith (guitar) and Julie Adams will present a special evening of music and Wynola Pizza will serve an exciting four course meal on Thursday Aprii116th. Reservations are required to attend this special performance and dinner. Tickets are $25 plus a $10 donation to the musicians. Richard has been a mainstay at the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society Convention in Nashville since 1991 where he has played with his Brothers Rob and Sam, his wife Julie Adams and many world renowned players including Nato Lima of los Indios Tabajaras, Tommy Emmanuel, Sax legend Boots Randolph, John Jorgenson, Stuart Duncan and many others. Julie has won many competitions and played in a wide variety of musical settings. Julie has also branched into folk music, playing a significant role on Glenn and Holly Yarbrough's album "Family Portrait", an album produced by well-known fingerstyle guitarist, Muriel Anderson. Julie and Muriel then worked together as a duet, and have toured extensively throughout the US. They released a CD together titled "Theme for Two Friends". Richard and Julie's ever changing repertoire will include a wide variety of music from Scott Joplin Rags, Sousa marches, Mozart, fiddle tunes, standards, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed tunes, Django Reinhardt gypsy jazz, Bach, Beatles tunes, pop tunes, Chopin, originals, lightning fast barn-burners to beautiful ballads. This promises to be an outstanding evening of virtuoso musicianship That will have your toes tapping and your jaws hanging open.