By: Christian L ChaCha M Xavier D
During the month of March we honor and celebrate all women – particularly those that have made contributions to history, culture and society. In just three more days Nancy Drew – one of the most beloved iconic female role models since the 1930’s – will also be celebrated as she makes her way back to the big screen in Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase. In theaters March 15 from Warner Bros., Ellen DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production and Red 56, the film stars Sophia Lillis (breakout star from IT and “Sharp Objects”), Sam Trammell (“True Blood” and “This is Us”), and Linda Lavin (“The Good Wife” and Alice ) – and follows Nancy Drew in her new town, making new friends and on a mission to solve the case!
Sam Trammell speaks to how the books bring you back to a simpler time, while Linda Lavin tells us how the books are captivating and read by so many young girls around the world who need a good role model! Sophia Lillis talks about her excitement to play Nancy Drew! Compared to her past roles – Nancy is a lighthearted young sleuth in such a heartwarming film!
HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! Grandma Irma Ocenar Napoli (March 11) surrounded by her jolly grandkids before blowing her birthday cakes. Kiddies from left are Ethan Carlos, son of Aiza; Nychelle and Baby “Smarty” Caden Opina, kids of Cherrylyn and Nathan; Mathew Miranda, Jonjon’s son; and Gianna Cappelo, daughter of Joy and Jim Capello. (ESN)
HAPPY 7th BIRTHDAY to Patrick Gamez, an acolyte at Faith at Faith Community Church since he was a little boy. Celebrating with him are his friends at the church Kishie Nuestro, Faith, Trinity and Grace Vo. The celebrant is the son of Victor and Lourdes Gamez.
CHRISTENING of Baby Bodhi Rocjard Cleary, on March 3, at the St. Joan of Ark Church in Lisle, shown above with his parents: Christopher Cleary and Megan Waterstraat Cleary, with their other kids Aubrey Jane, Kai Thomas, and Baby Bodhi.
Holding the newly-Christened Babu Bodhi Cleary are loving grandparents, Virginia and Thomas Waterstraat.