Oct 15

PCA’s ‘The Miracle Worker’ communicates Helen Keller’s amazing story By Scott Orr, The Daily Courier – 10/11/2011 PRESCOTT – To see “The Miracle Worker” performed live at the Prescott Center for the Performing Arts is to simultaneously suspend disbelief and realize what an effort it is to stage this very physical play effectively. And it […]

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Sep 11

Pebble Beach war pilot recalls surviving missions By DENNIS TAYLOR, Herald Staff Writer, Posted: 09/05/2011 After flying his 50th bombing mission over Europe, Bill Fonda of the United States Army Air Force was rotated back to the U.S. to a base in Greenville, S.C. On the day he got those orders, he briefly considered asking […]

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Sep 11

Student finds his soundtrack to success The past few weeks of Grant Fonda’s life would not make for a very stirring motion picture. Although Fonda participated in an international contest that tested his skill and resolve, there was no final scene of victory, only quiet affirmations. No triumphant hoisting of a trophy over his weary […]

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Dec 02

Note: The early lineage of the Fonde family is uncertain (as is the Fonda family).  Fonde family records (see excerpt below) indicate that the American progenitor, Andrew Fonde (1765-1833), immigrated from France, settling in Philadelphia in the 1790’s.  The family apparently fled from Italy due to political unrest, possibly during the incursion of Napoleon into […]

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Apr 23

Possibility In Objects Gioia Fonda transforms gutter garbage into art By Stephanie Rodriguez on 4-22-2010 Ordinary hurricane fence morphs into happy orange flowers, familiar green baskets that once held strawberries transform into whimsical city skylines and forks found abandoned in Sacramento’s gutters glisten brightly. These are Sacramento City College assistant art professor Gioia Fonda’s recycled […]

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