With festival season in full swing in our area and as a proud sponsor, allow us to commend to your attention the Carmel International Arts Festival, Saturday and Sunday, on Main Street and Range Line Road in the heart of the city. If you haven’t been, or if you did attend in years past and tired of visiting booths for sand art and finger-painting, we urge you to give it another try, because those days are fourth down and long gone. Not only has the organizing committee, under the direction of Rosemary Waters, secured a host of truly outstanding and varied artisans, and special attention has been paid to creating a tremendously diverse lineup of entertainment for two stages. The artistes come from parts local, national and international, and, as much as you always hear that “there will be something for everyone,” it very much will be the case this weekend. For more information, please visit www. www.carmelartsfestival.org. There is no fee for admission.
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George Will of ABC News beat us to the punch, one of the vicissitudes of running a weekly newspaper operation. “If the Republican party cannot win in this environment, it has to get out of politics and find another business,” he said. Bingo! We’ve been talking exactly about that. We also believe that America doesn’t know the depth and breadth of Mitt Romney’s policy platforms, because he hasn’t really revealed them in full, at least not to our way of thinking. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama and his team are laughing their tails off. We believe the Republicans are looking to get a huge surge from the upcoming debates. It could be too little too late. We shall see.