• Please Excuse Santa For Being Late

    You can breathe easy, Verona: Santa is back. No, not the big guy. We still have to wait until December 25 for him to appear. We’re talking about Verona’s Santa, the bowing Santa that has been in...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Santa Turns 50

    To most of us, Santa Claus is ageless, a timeless symbol of Christmas giving. Jane O’Neil knows better: Santa, the Verona Santa, is 50. In 1962, O’Neil and her husband Jack wanted to put some Christmas decorations...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • Buffett + Pool = Party

    First, a round of applause for whoever it was who proposed holding one of Verona’s summer concerts at Verona Pool instead of at the Civic Center. Then, another round of applause for Jimmy Hill, Jack O’Neil and...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day

    No, there’s no Saint Patrick’s Day parade here, and Verona won’t be dying Verona Park Lake or the Peckman River green. But if you’re looking to celebrate, you do have options here in town. For eating and...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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