Thursday, February 22 , 2018, 1:55 am | Fair 37º

 
 
 
Your Health
A Noozhawk partnership with Cottage Health

The Samarkand to Host ‘Cookies & Story Time’ with Resident Author Roger Bradfield

Bradfield
Author Roger Bradfield will sign copies of his books during "Cookies & Story Time" on Thursday at The Samarkand.

The Samarkand, a faith-based, nonprofit continuing care retirement community administered by Covenant Retirement Communities, will host children’s author, artist and Samarkand resident Roger Bradfield for “Cookies & Story Time” from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec. 11.

Bradfield entertained children for years with his whimsical stories of flying hockey sticks and pickle-chiffon pies.

Just in time for the holidays, purchase one of his classics for that special niece, nephew or grandchild. Teachers, stock up for your classrooms. Bradfield will personalize and sign each copy.

Enjoy holiday snacks as we read aloud one of Bradfield’s favorite books. For a nominal donation to the Alzheimer’s Association, we’ll gift wrap your books.

Bradfield entertained adults, too, with his Dooley's World comic strip, published by King Fishers Syndicate. He still creates comic strips for The Samarkand’s newsletter.

After retiring, he took up painting using watercolor; some of his favorite pieces will be on display.

Bradfield is one of many talented Samarkand residents who shares his expertise and passion with those around him.

Space is limited, so RSVP today. To register, please call Kristen Harmony at 805.569.8507 or email her at [email protected]. The Samarkand is located at 2550 Treasure Drive in Santa Barbara.

— Wendy D'Alessandro represents The Smarkand.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click here to get started >

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.



Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

 

Special Reports

Heroin Rising
<p>Lizette Correa shares a moment with her 9-month-old daughter, Layla, outside their Goleta home. Correa is about to graduate from Project Recovery, a program of the Santa Barbara Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse, and is determined to overcome her heroin addiction — for herself and for her daughter. “I look at her and I think ‘I need to be here for her and I need to show her an example, I don’t want her to see me and learn about drugs’,” she says.</p>

In Struggle to Get Clean, and Stay That Way, Young Mother Battles Heroin Addiction

Santa Barbara County sounds alarm as opiate drug use escalates, spreads into mainstream population
Safety Net Series
<p>Charles Condelos, a retired banker, regularly goes to the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics for his primary care and to renew his prescription for back pain medication. He says Dr. Charles Fenzi, who was treating him that day at the Westside Clinic, and Dr. Susan Lawton are some of the best people he’s ever met.</p>

Safety Net: Patchwork of Clinics Struggles to Keep Santa Barbara County Healthy

Clinics that take all comers a lifeline for low-income patients, with new health-care law about to feed even more into overburdened system. First in a series
Prescription for Abuse
<p>American Medical Response emergency medical technicians arrive at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital with little time to spare for victims of prescription drug overdoses.</p>

Quiet Epidemic of Prescription Drug Abuse Taking a Toll on Santa Barbara County

Evidence of addiction shows an alarming escalation, Noozhawk finds in Prescription for Abuse special report
Mental Health
<p>Rich Detty and his late wife knew something was wrong with their son, Cliff, but were repeatedly stymied in their attempts to get him help from the mental health system. Cliff Detty, 46, died in April while in restraints at Santa Barbara County’s Psychiatric Health Facility.</p>

While Son Struggled with Mental Illness, Father Fought His Own Battle

Cliff Detty's death reveals scope, limitations of seemingly impenetrable mental health system. First in a series