Local Man Follows the Path of Leonardo

The Rennaisance Man of Cape Charles: Ettore Zuccarino (with wife Carol reflected in mirror). (Wave photo)

Cape Charles Wave

August 14, 2012

Italy has Leonardo da Vinci.

The United States has Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson.

And the Eastern Shore has Ettore Zuccarino.

All are “renaissance men” – individuals who excel in a wide variety of fields. And anyone who knows Zuccarino would agree that he fits the renaissance definition to a “T.”

Zuccarino and his wife, Carol, live across Old Plantation Creek from the golf course area of Cape Charles – a very short way as the crow flies, but several miles’ drive on dry land. But the couple are very plugged in to the Town, and we rightly claim them as our own.

I first heard of Zuccarino through a little advertisement he ran last winter in Joan Natali’s Cape Charles Happenings:

Quo Vadis Workshops: Where are you going? Try to Google the words “We can’t go on like this.” The hits are in the millions. Wonder why? To facilitate the understanding of this paradigm shift, a series of 12 workshops is offered at the Cape Charles Public Library during which we’ll explore together various wisdom traditions. . . .

I was intrigued. What kind of workshops would I find at the little Cape Charles library – and more importantly, whom would we meet? My wife and I signed up. The course was thought-provoking, but what lingers most in my memory is the person who planned it, advertised it, and conducted it with discipline and humor: Ettore Zuccarino. [Read more…]

WEDNESDAY 8/15: Volunteer Fire Company Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Cape Charles Volunteer Fire Company is holding a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser at Cape Charles Rescue Squad on the road to Cheriton to benefit a 19-year veteran of the Fire Company who is fighting cancer. Dinner is 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.  and includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and beverage for $8. Desserts will be served as well, and take-outs are available.

SATURDAY 8/18: Clothing Give-Away in Oyster at Travis Chapel United Methodist Church

Travis Chapel United Methodist Church in Oyster is having a free Clothing Give-Away Saturday, August 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Clothing is offered for the whole family.