Church offers a dog park Easter

Church offers a dog park Easter

By Shelia Huffman It’s that time, again! Central Community Dog Park “Spring Festival” is on Saturday, April 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is nothing short of a dog-gone hoot with special treats for you and your pooch. Your dog will have the opportunity to run around the one-acre fenced park doing […]

‘Shazam!’ ready to take DC world to new levels

‘Shazam!’ ready to take DC world to new levels

By Chic DiCiccio The first 20 minutes of “Shazam!” details the lives of two teenage boys. One is ridiculed and mocked by his father and older brother and the other is abandoned and left to become a foster child. With a backstory that dark, it would be okay for you to assume this is another […]

Leek and Asparagus Frittata

Leek and Asparagus Frittata

6 eggs 1/4 cup cream cheese 2 tablespoons butter 1 leek, sliced thin 1/2 bunch pencil-thin asapargus, trimmed and cut into 1/4-inch lengths 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese Salt and pepper Heat oven to 375F. Combine eggs and cream cheese in a blender and process until cream cheese is liquid and eggs are scrambled and […]

Family trail walk part of race day fun

Family trail walk  part of race day fun

On you marks, get set, go! The 2019 Run the Highlands begins on April 27 at 8:30 a.m. on Church Road in front of Lake Highlands High School. Sponsored by the Lake Highlands Junior Women’s League, the race is a certified 10k and 5k, and is timed using state-of-the-art electronic timing. Special awards are given […]

Petra and the Beast phantasmagorical

Petra and the Beast phantasmagorical

By Sara Newberry Usually when I struggle with writing one of these reviews it’s either because the experience was so bad I am trying to think of something nice to say, or the experience was so mediocre I’m trying to think of anything to say at all. This time I’m not having either of those […]

True love measured in leaps and bounds

True love measured in leaps and bounds

By Dr. Beth Leermakers “I ‘can’t’ do something is just another way of saying I ‘won’t’ do something.”                  — Jeffrey Meyer There are many reasons dogs deserve to be called “man’s best friend.” In addition to offering loyal companionship, dogs provide a number of health benefits. The […]

Closets not just for clothes

Closets not just for clothes

By Stephan Sardone Maybe one of the kids has left home for college. Maybe you have found that you have a little more room than you need in your home. Maybe you spent your spring vacation purging your closets, doing your annual spring cleaning and sent off all those unwanted clothes to a charitable cause.  […]

Oscar winner’s performance flat out ‘chilling’ in ‘Us’

Oscar winner’s performance flat out ‘chilling’ in ‘Us’

By Chic DiCiccio While “Us” isn’t likely to snag a Best Picture nomination like “Get Out” did for writer-director Jordan Peele, it’s definitely the leader in the clubhouse for 2019’s Best Dad Joke Series. It’s also liable to underwhelm those looking for a satirical message and maybe even those hoping for a hardcore horror flick. […]

Homemade Mac & Cheese with Mushrooms

Homemade Mac & Cheese with Mushrooms

1/2 cup butter 10 ounces sliced crimini or white mushrooms 1/4 cup flour 1 teaspoon dry mustard 1/4 teaspoon cayenne (optional) 2 cups milk 3 cups shredded cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, provolone, gouda or a mix) 1/2 pound elbow macaroni, cooked to al dente (not crunchy but not soft) Salt and pepper Heat oven to 400F. […]

March Madness slams workplace

March Madness slams workplace

By David Mullen If you are still nursing a St. Patrick’s Day weekend hangover, your boss is not going to be pleased to hear that March Madness has begun. Call it the “Lost Week.” According to CBS, approximately 97 million people watched March Madness games last year. But how can that be? Many early round […]

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