Danilo Konvalinka | Boothbay Register
The family then moved to Maryland, and Danilo and his father, with Lois' help, opened a clock and music box repair shop in Kensington. They started collecting antique music boxes and later expanded to all sorts of mechanical musical instruments His ...
July 14, 2015
Now Christine Truman's Dilly book is in French!
Christine later took it to The Queen's Club in West Kensington, and found people liked it. “They said She's had many quirky ideas over the years, such as a grandfather clock that gets bored going tick tock and decides to speed up one night. “They ...
July 7, 2015
Paradise in Potomac: Every inch of couple's estate built for living lavishly
Joe Bruno and his wife, Cynthia Marini Bruno, have never been known to do something on a small scale. The grand entrance to their Potomac estate starts when custom-designed, wrought-iron gates tipped in gold slowly glide open and reveal a spectacular ...
April 30, 2015
Obama's race to chaos
“Everything with the de Blasio administration is a campaign,” she told The Wall Street Journal. “It's time to get real.” In his second year, just like his first, Bill de Blasio would rather campaign than govern. He panders to his 17 percent base as ...
March 28, 2015
Stage review: 'Dance of Death' marries tragedy, comedy in tale of warring spouses
There's room for only about 60 or 70 intimate witnesses. Everywhere are evocations of time past — grandfather clock, rocking horse, chandelier, miniature piano, horse's head, birdcages. On the full size piano there's even a stuffed seagull (think ...
April 20, 2015
The Real Goodfellas: The Mysterious Fate of Tommy DeSimone
It's three o'clock in the morning and we're all smashed out of our minds. All of a sudden Tommy wants him to dance. . The gunmen ordered the employees to remain where they were and not to call the police until 4:30 a.m. It was then 4:16, according ...
April 7, 2015
The beauty and agony of Game 7: 89 years of NY history
This was the day Game 7 first arrived in New York City, the moment we (or our great-grandfathers, anyway) first learned the pull and the appeal and the schizophrenic emotions of the Ultimate Game: Cardinals versus Yankees, three games apiece, one game ...
23, 1931 in Celte, Yugoslavia, he was the only child of Anton Konvalinka, who was born in Vienna in 1900 and Christa Hildegard Lang, who was born in Gmunden, Austria, in 1887. The family moved from Yugoslavia to upper Austria around 1935 and later... The family then moved to Maryland, and Danilo and his father, with Lois’ help, opened a clock and music box repair shop in Kensington. They started collecting antique music boxes and later expanded to all sorts of mechanical musical instruments. The 1852 sea captain’s home on High Street was purchased and in 1963 The Musical Wonder House was created. This beautiful house with 32 rooms was home for the family as well as a their world famous collection of antique music boxes, player pianos, cylinder and disc phonographs, crank organs, automatons and mechanical singing bird cages. Danilo and Lois Konvalinka and Douglas Henderson combined their collections, talents, charm and resources in creating an unforgettable collection. The family also created shops called The Merry Music Box in Boothbay Harbor, Dallas, Galveston, Lexington, Massachusetts, and Freeport. Music was always a part of his life though Danilo did not play a musical instrument. His grandfather, Ferdinand Lang, was born in 1858 in Vienna and was the.
It’s a lady in The Queen’s Club shop we have to thank. Three Christmases ago, former tennis star-turned-writer Christine Truman and illustrator neighbour Liz Summers brought out Dilly Plays Tennis in Paris − the latest adventure in the life of this dogged and fictional girl. Christine later took it to The Queen’s Club in West Kensington, and found people liked it. “They said ‘everybody’ from France was in London. ) The lady that ran the shop said it would be lovely to have that book in French, and that’s what gave us the idea. In Aldeburgh, where they live, Christine and Liz found the help they needed to translate the original English text. Frederica Lovell-Pank, who had been at the Lycée Francais Charles de Gaulle in London, did the honours and now Dilly Joue au Tennis à Paris is born. You find out a heatwave is canicule − ‘The final took place during a heatwave on the Suzanne Lenglen court. ’ La finale s’est déroulée lors d’une canicule sur le court de Suzanne Lenglen − and blisters: ampoules. The collaboration between writer and illustrator began about four years ago, though the roots of Christine’s stories are in the 1970s. She and husband Gerry had four children and she became adept at using her imagination to keep them happy. Christine decided she’d write them down in the evenings.
If you’re confused about the Saudi Arabia-led air attacks against Islamist rebels in Yemen and can’t tell one group of head-choppers in Iraq and Syria from another, don’t despair. Imagine their barbarism going nuclear as they blow up cities, wipe out ethnic and religious groups and turn the region into cinders. Now open your eyes and realize you’ve seen the future, thanks to President Obama’s policies. I’ve written frequently about the likelihood of a dystopian “Mad Max” scenario if Iran gets nukes. My thinking is guided by a belief among American military and intelligence officials that a nuclear exchange would take place in the Mideast within five years of Iran getting the bomb. The fact that a top Saudi official wouldn’t answer a question about the kingdom’s plan to get nukes is an answer in itself. Proliferation in the world’s hottest spot was guaranteed once Obama abdicated American leadership, a decision that led our adversaries to conclude we would not stop them and our allies to conclude we would not protect them. Obama’s courtship of Iran and his willingness to let it go nuclear is speeding up the race to chaos. Iran wants it both ways — nukes and a free hand to impose its Islamic Revolution throughout the region. Qasem Suleimani, leading Iranian-sponsored militias against the Islamic State in Iraq has spread alarm throughout the region.
Now Christine Truman’s Dilly book is in French!
Christine later took it to The Queen’s Club in West Kensington, and found people liked it ... She’s had many quirky ideas over the years, such as a grandfather clock that gets bored going tick tock and decides to speed up one night.
July 7, 2015
Wimbledon Advantage and the Wine Bars of London
Jumping over to a real English feel, visit the Kensington Wine Rooms ... while the space is decorated with grandfather clocks, ornate vintage tills, old wine kegs and Champagne bottles cloaked in cobwebs. The lighting and the ceilings are low.
July 5, 2015
State Police clock DWI suspect driving 103 mph on Kensington
A Buffalo woman clocked driving at 103 mph on the inbound Kensington Expressway Friday night was charged with driving while intoxicated and speeding, State Police said. Zakkiyya P. Carter, 28, whose address was not available, came to the attention of ...
May 23, 2015
A WALNUT STRIKING LONGCASE CLOCK
The case with chequered stringing to the trunk and plinth, the brass dial with silvered chapter ring, subsidiary seconds and date aperture, strike/silent to XII, signed Will.m Allam/London, the twin train movement with recoil anchor escapement, rack ...
December 8, 2014
A GEORGE I GREEN LACQUERED AND PARCEL-GILT STRIKING LONGCASE CLOCK
With later chinoiserie decoration overall, the brass dial with Roman silvered chapter ring, subsidiary dial for seconds, date aperture, signed AR Smith, London, the twin train movement with recoil anchor escapement and internal count wheel strike to bell ...
December 1, 2014
The right flooring for a coastal getaway
What is the best flooring for this near-the-beach house? — Chevy Chase Answer ... Question: I have a Ridgeway grandfather clock that loses about five minutes a day. I have adjusted the pendulum to the max but it is still slow. What can I do to fix ...
August 13, 2014
Ridgeway Kensington Grandfather Clock
1200, Beautiful Vintage Ridgeway Kensington Grandfather Clock, Mint Condition, Beautiful solid oak wood, and glass with lighted curio cabinet, gorgeous sounding chimes. You must see this in person to appreciate this, the pictures do not show how stunning ...