Watson’s Soda Fountain & Café: Part I

By Alma Fausto

It seems no Orange County history lesson can begin without a chat with Phil Brigandi. During my research into Watson’s Soda Fountain & Café (or Watson’s Drugs & Soda Fountain, or Watson’s Drug Store or just Watson’s to most people), the veteran historian and true Orange County man started off our conversation with a gem that would wrap my many questions into one concise thought:READ MORE

SWP16 – Irvin Rodriguez

The final selection from our third annual Summer Writing Project will feature cover artwork by Irvin Rodriguez. Irvin is a NY based Painter & Illustrator. He graduated in 2010 from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a BFA in Illustration. While attending FIT, he studied simultaneously at the Grand Central Academy of Art. In 2011, Irvin was the Gold Award winner for the 27th L. Ron Hubbard’s Illustrators of the Future Contest.READ MORE