Stories written by Lynn Wille Fichman

Soiree at Pinecrest Gardens coming Saturday, Feb 23

The seventh annual Soiree at Pinecrest Gardens is quickly approaching. On Saturday, Feb. 23, the Garden Fund is hosting its annual fundraiser “Soiree in the Gardens.” As an all-volunteer organization, all profits go directly to support the historic Pinecrest Gardens. While the organization’s initial focus was on revitalizing the botanical aspects of Pinecrest Gardens, it […]

Stephen Marley to headline Garden ‘Soiree’ concert, Feb. 24


It was empty and abandoned for many years, but once the Village made the commitment to refurbish it, the Pinecrest Gardens Banyan Bowl has flourished with performances ranging from drama to jazz and classical music. On Friday, Feb. 24, the Banyan Bowl will come alive again when the Community Garden Charitable Fund hosts the sixth […]

Gardens Gallery to showcase transplanted artist Urzula Dudek


When an artist relocates from her place of birth in Eastern Europe to the cold winds of Chicago, and then on to the sunny warmth of South Florida, it is bound to be reflected in her art. Urszula Dudek’s paintings combine that vast range of experience into cohesive works, and the public will soon be […]

Garden Club launches ninth year


By Lynn Wille Fichman…. The Pinecrest Garden Club commemorated the start of its ninth season at their first meeting of the year, held in Pinecrest Gardens’ Hibiscus Room on Sept. 13. The energy was high, much news was dispatched, and old and new members were warmly welcomed. New president Germaine Butler presided and brought the […]

Julian Marley to perform at annual ‘Soirée in Garden’


By Lynn Willie Fichman…. It is fast becoming Pinecrest’s party of the year, a greatly anticipated annual event. Beside the fine food, wine and top tier concert that are offered there, more than anything else it is the setting that makes this a truly outstanding fundraiser hosted by an organization whose sole purpose is to […]

Looking back on a year of achievements


This has been a tremendous year for the Pinecrest Garden Club. Membership has grown, the presence in the community is more visible than ever, we’ve had a full schedule of guest speakers and field trips and, thanks to the efforts of volunteers and board members, achievements have been plentiful. Beginning late last summer after approval […]