News

  • new! Jenn has sent me pictures throughout the year. I have collected some of them in an annual summary. Take a look and see how Amedeo has grown and how much he looks like Mike.
    -5/17/09
  • new! We are sad to report that Aunt Zelda passed away Wednesday, May 6th. She was a real fighter and the life of any gathering. She will be missed. Our condolences to Uncle Nate, Marilyn, Jerry and their families.
    -5/10/09
  • new! As a way of catching up, I put a selection of photos collected by Missy and Eric throughout 2008 on this page. Of course the focus is on the folks that change the most.
    -4/28/09
  • new! Helene & Marc had the opportunity to take a fantastic tour from Hong Kong to New Zealand that was part work & part vacation. Marc was teaching a internal course for ConocoPhillips in Jakarta and Perth. The other stops were all vacation. There is a small subset of the photos on the Family Web site. A link is available to the rest for the committed.
    -4/24/09
  • Elyse and I finally connected and I have been able to post some photos of Daniele's Bat Mitzvah, which was as far back as February. The Bat Mitzvah girl is beautiful and I heard she did a great job. I selected a few pictures to summarize the event, but you will find links to more to satisfy your curiousity.
    -1/28/09
  • Debbie sent some pictures of the family activities in December. Todd was back from Iraq for Thanksgiving through Christmas & Chanukah. They drove to Austin, where they lived when they were first married and explored the Univ. of TX there. Included are some fun photos of the kids and a new family member.
    -1/05/09
  • I spoke with Uncle Nate and Aunt Zelda this past weekend and found out that they celebrated their 64th wedding aniversary on December 12th (think that is the right date), 2008 - Wow.
    -12/30/08
  • Helene and Marc went to Hawaii over Thanksgiving to celebrate the wedding of our friend's daughter to a native Hawaiian. A group went from Sugar Land and we had a great time partying and exploring Kauai together. The photos attached focus on the very rugged and beautiful scenery of the island.
    -12/28/08
  • Ava turned one on November 13th. There is nothing like that first taste of icing on a cupcake. The photos prove it.
    -12/28/08
  • Amedeo turned two in October! Jenn has sent some photos of the birthday party with the Toronto family.
    -12/26/08
  • Evelyn, Alayna & Ian go to 6 Flags School Days in August & sent some pictures. Looks like they had a great time just messin' around.
    -12/21/08
  • Keeana is now a First Grader! See some pictures of the big event. Also Keeana was adopted by Eric in August, 2008. Some photos of the event are attached.
    -12/21/08
  • I have added another half dozen pictures to Albert's 90th birthday.
    -12/21/08
  • Sonya, Alec & Graham went to the White House in March for the Easter Egg Roll. Photos are attached.
    -12/21/08
  • Evelyn & Alan, Alayna & Ian went to Maui in February to take a break from the Wisconsin winter. The pictures they sent show they had a wonderful time.
    -12/14/08
  • Lily and Taryn turn two and Ava is about two months in January, 2008. See photos of a party with friends.
    -12/24/08
  • Evelyn & Alan show us their best outfits for winter in December, 2007. Unbeknownst to them Phil in his incessant searching of the internet found this photo.
    -12/14/08
  • Some folks like it cold. Elyse, Ben, Daniele and David hit the slopes in March. Looks a bit cool for us southerners. Check out the photos
    -12/04/08
  • Some folks like it hot. Graham went to Cancun this past March. He took Sonya and Alec along to handle the arrangements. Looks like everyone had fun. Sonya sent some photos.
    -11/30/08
  • It's winter in Minnesota. What does one do? Well in Neil's case it's ice fishing. One could not live off of the proceeds, but it looks like fun. See the photos.
    -11/30/08
  • The family trip was fantastic this year ( as always). I have finished the entries. You can find this under Events or link here. Connect
    -9/27/08
  • Albert turned 90 on June 1st. A small party was held at Ventura's restaurant (see photos). Other celebrations have been held at Sbar's (more photos) and will continue throughout the summer.
    -7/5/08
  • new! Family Pesach seders were held on the east coast at Mindy & Ben's and in Arizona at Rachel & Bryan's. We all ate a lot and enjoyed just being together with other family members. A few photos of each celebration are attached.
    -7/5/08
  • Marc managed a business trip to Beijing in May. He did a little sightseeing along the way to help in the time zone transition (13 hours). Some photos are attached.
    -5/15/08
  • Steve ran his first 10k. Pretty good for a guy with large, flat feet. A fantastic photo of him after the finish is attached.
    -3/8/08
  • Amedeo turned one in October. Jenn sent some photos along. Looks like he is growing well and cute as can be.
    -3/8/08
  • Neil, Lois, Sonya, Alec, Graham, Alan, Evelyn, Alayna and Ian took a vacation to Orlando in October, 2007. Here are some photos of their time there.
    -3/8/08
  • Debbie sent some pictures of the kids first day at school. They are really growing up. I have attached a few.
    -1/28/08
  • Phil & Sharon; Jon & Anita; John, Shelley & Aaron all piled into at least one airplane and headed off to Tibet via China. They have sent me a selection of the photos of this rugged and very different place.
    -12/15/07
  • Amedo was baptised October 7th, in Toronto, the new home of Mike and Jenn. Jenn sent a KodakGallery file. If you click this link, you should be able to go directly there in a new window or tab and still keep the Sbar Family website open for additional browsing.
    -11/15/07
  • The Rosenblums, the Rogers, Albert & Florence gathered at the Rosenblum's for Yom Kippur this past September. A few snapshots of the folks are attached.
    -11/15/07
  • Neil rode an MS150 from Duluth to Minneapolis in two days in June, 2007. The team raised over $3500 for multiple sclerosis. Pictures of the riders are attached.
    -11/15/07
  • Elijah Samuel, son of Eric & Missy, was born Saturday, August 25th at 6:30am. He weighed in at 7lbs 12 oz. and was 19 1/2" long. Everyone is doing well. Go to here are some early pictures. Eric has his own web site with more photos. Go to http://sbario.sbar-family.net to see them
    -11/16/07
  • Helene & Marc visited Costa Rica for a week in March. It is a fascinating country with a enormous variety of plant and animal life. The people were friendly and you can drink the water and eat the food everywhere without problem. In addition to all of that it is beautiful. A few of our photos with captions are attached.
    -9/30/07
  • Joanna completed her course work for her B.A. at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in December, 2006. The formal graduation will occur in the spring. She finished with a 3.34 GPA majoring in English with a Communication minor. She now has a job as a technical writer for Aesbus Knowledge Solutions. They write the manuals for HP products (like calculators or printers, for example) in Colorado Springs. Pictures of the event are now here.
    -9/30/07
  • Eric and Missy have sent pictures of the happenings at their place in May. Keeana had a graduation from preschool and will start kindergarten next year and Rachel, Helene, Taryn and Lily paid them a visit. Driving from Scottsdale to Temple City.
    -7/1/07
  • Amedeo is growing and getting exposed to the important things in life. Mike and Jenn take him to visit the Stanley Cup (the epitome of ice hockey). Of course this is documented in pictures.
    -7/1/07
  • Debbie is a prolific photographer. I have selected some of her photos from the past 8 mos or so to highlight here. They are mostly of the kids of course. After all Debbie and Todd don't change much.
    -7/1/07
  • Ben & Mindy had family over for dinner this past April. Pictures of some of the attendees are included.
    -7/1/07
  • Todd sent me a note & some photos from Iraq. He gives us an inside view of the situation.
    -5/11/07
  • Elyse made a truly memorable trip to Israel & Poland, November, 2006, with Hadassah. Click this link to see photos and read a description of her trip.
    -5/03/07
  • The Leace family made it to the slopes again this year. This trip was to Beaver Creek. Not sure where that is, but the snow looks great and the scenery spectacular. Check out the photos.
    -4/15/07
  • Missy sent me a few pictures of Keeana at her dance recital. She is getting to be a big girl. There is also a great shot of her black eye.
    -4/15/07
  • A portion of the east coast family gathered at Ben & Mindy's for Pesach. Neil conducted the seder. Both Ben & Neil provided the attached pictures.
    -4/07/07
  • Neil & Lois organized a cruise to the Carribean on the Carnival Triumph. Most of their kids and grandkids made it. Also Al went along with Bess. Sonya sent some photos. It seemed Graham was the center of attention on this trip.
    -4/07/07
  • Debbie held the Colorado family Channukah party. It was Amedeo's first and it looks like he was right at home. Of course photos are attached.
    -4/07/07
  • Marshall and Myrna Fineman hosted the Praissman Family Sukkot gathering at their house. Marshall put some pictures on the web. A few photos are shown here
    -4/07/07
  • Missy is now pregnant and expects a boy. She is due in September.
    -4/07/07
  • Rachel, Bryan, Taryn and Lily have moved to the Phoenix area. They have bought a house and are moved in. Their new address is 5645 E. Kings Ave., Scottsdale, AZ 85254. See photo.
    -4/07/07
  • Updated the Kid's Corner with the addition of Graham Rogers and Amedeo Speziale. Hit the link on the left. More to come.
    -3/26/07
  • Neil enjoyed a traditional Minnesota winter activity this past February. The attached picture shows the ice fishing crew sans fish.
    -3/17/07
  • Albert has now moved from his house in Cherry Hill to the Weston Club, where Aunt Florence lives. It is an active senior facility. His address is now 2310 Hailey Dr., Marlton, NJ 08053.
    -3/17/07
  • Eric Michael Sbar has created his personal web site with music, family and other neat stuff. It is on the Links page or click here.
    -1/02/07
  • The Rosenblum's continued what has become a family tradition by hosting Rosh Hashonah this year. Much of the east coast segment of the family gathered. It looked like a wonderful time. Some photos are attached. I thank Ben, Elyse and Sonya for sending the pictures.
    -12/03/06
  • As many of you may know Todd is working for Blackwater in Iraq. His snail mail address is: Todd Stubblebine BW/RSO/DSS APO/AE 09348. You can also contact him by email at: tstubblebine_at_gmail.com. I have posted some of the pictures sent to me by Reesa and Debbie as well as some of his notes. They give us a view of what life is like in Irag.
    -11/16/06
  • I have finally finished the Fern Resort family vacation section. There are a lot of new photos.
    -2/24/07
  • Missy, Eric and Keeana have moved to new digs a little further east. On Nov 17th their new address will be 5942 Loma Ave, Temple City, CA 91780.
    -11/16/06
  • Neil did another bike ride. This time the Jessie James ride. The attached photo is of him and good ole' Jessie.
    -10/31/06
  • Nancy sent me some pictures of Sam, her and grandchildren as well as some of her made up for a movie. You've got to see these.
    -09/24/06
  • Phil & Sharon took a tour of Ireland. In their usual fashion they went to out-of-the-way places and found some unique experiences. There are both photos and interesting commentary.
    -09/4/06
  • Nathaniel has graduated from the Navy's Defense Language Institute in Monteray, CA. He will soon move to Georgia (US) where he will be stationed. He also got married on Aug 5th to Jennifer Linchy. Photos have now been attached. His new email address is natsbar_at_gmail.com (note I use an email form that is hard for web crawlers to detect. You need to change it to the right form.) New phone is 831-747-7318.
    -09/4/06
  • Neil Beggs flew down under to spend May - July with his Aunt Buffy in Canberra. She is Joe's sister. He sent back an entertaining note and we have one picture.
    -08/31/06
  • Alan, Evelyn, Alayna and Ian enjoyed their last days in Europe doing some touring. I have attached a few pictures of their trip to Tuscany, Italy and Innsbruck, Austria and Wuerzburg, Germany in May, 2006.
    -08/24/06
  • Eric Ian Sbar has sent me some pictures of his family. We welcome them to the Family Web Site. For those who may not know Eric is the eldest son of Richard and Sandy. Since we have two Eric's we'll have to use their middle names. I will add their info to the family tree. For now here are some notes about them.
  • Laura Cola and Eric were married on November 30, 2003, and now live in Bala Cynwyd, PA. Laura is a pharmacist at Lankenau Hospital. They welcomed Rachel Sophia to their family on April 8, 2005. Eric is now Medical Director in Oncology at PharmaNet, a contract research organization based in Princeton. He is involved in medical monitoring of clinical research trials and certification of physicians who are using different radioimmunotherapies.
    -08/17/06
  • Alan, Evelyn, Alayna and Ian have moved from Germany to 1906 Silver Creek Rd., Manitowoc, WI 54220. Alan is now out of the Army and he and Evelyn will join a medical group in Manitowoc.
    -07/28/06
  • Winnie received her MD on June 2 from Jefferson Medical School in Philadelphia. She will start her residency on the 12th also at Jefferson.
    -06/11/06
  • Eric and Missy got married on April 23rd. Lots of family members were there and the weather was beautiful, but a little chilly for an outdoor wedding. There are lots of pictures thanks to Joe & Jenn, Missy's brother Dave, Irwin Baron and the wedding photographer.
    -07/24/06
  • The Kid's Corner has been updated with the addition of Lily & Taryn and the addition of new pictures of Mia on her first birthday. Click the link at the left on in this message to see the images.
    -05/13/06
  • I have added a link to Marshall Sbar's web site featuring his art work. I found it colorful and flowing. You can get there from the links page or click the link in this note.
    -05/13/06
  • The Leace family, Elyse, Ben, Daniele & David, went skiing at Park City, Utah, between Christmas & New Years'. The kids really increased their skill level and ended up skiing on black diamond trails. No word on how their parents did. Photos are attached.
  • In other news we learn that Daniele (10) is playing soccer on a travel team and successfully competing against teams with girls 1-2 years older. David (8) is playing guitar in a rock band and had his first public appearance at the Grape Street Pub in the Manayunck section of Philadelphia. Elyse is very active in Hadassah as well as keeping busy at her regular job at the Leace-Kapres attorney search firm. Ben is working on improving his diving skills with the addition of cave diving.
    -04/15/06
  • Aunt Florence had her second hip replacement this past February. She is recovering well at home and will soon be as good as new.
    -04/15/06
  • Our family tree is getting too complicated, so I have created a summary page that allows you to go directly to each family or to go to the groups of families organized by age. Click the Family Tree button on the left. You will find that some of the family trees have photos with them. This is a long project and I need eveyone's help to add pictures where they can. Please send me digital pictures if you can or you can easily get a valuable old photograph scanned or copies made these days at drug stores or photo shops.
    -03/19/06
  • E-mail me with the latest news at marc-sbar_at_comcast.net