A Round Community Is Romantic

A Round Community Is Romantic

When dining with multiple friends, I prefer a round table. It’s more congenial because everyone can see and talk easily with everyone else. For similar reasons, Joe Klein’s vision for…
You’ve Got Mail!

You’ve Got Mail!

Three times that call has resonated for me, at boarding school at age 12, as a Marine in some God-forsaken Belgian ditch during WW2, and from 1948 on, after I…
A Salute to Ed McMahon

A Salute to Ed McMahon

The original Rotonda developer made two smart moves in 1970. First, he negotiated with ABC-TV to telecast The Superstars, a unique new sports event, then he retained Ed McMahon, Johnny…
Early Facts About Rotonda West

Early Facts About Rotonda West

The land on which Rotonda sits was owned originally by brothers William and Alfred Vanderbilt. William was a former Governor of Rhode Island, and both brothers were direct descendants of…
Rotonda: The Beginning and Before

Rotonda: The Beginning and Before

As we traverse Rotonda, we might echo some interesting folk who preceded us. The history of our chunk of paradise goes deep. President James Monroe accepted Florida from Spain in…
Rotonda West History Book Now Available

Rotonda West History Book Now Available

The History of Rotonda West Reprints of the popular book, “Rotonda: The Vision and the Reality”, are now available in the Administrative Office in Broadmoor Park, 646 Rotonda Circle. Written…