Archive | December 6, 2012

Soon to be released, “The Hobbit” might be the most successful prequel since “Phantom Menace,” but neither can hold a candle to the light of all lights: Baby Jesus. In this epic tale of love gone right, a small town teenager is raised to the heights of heaven, and a young man, whose girl seems [...]

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Get into the holiday spirit with a visit to the Washington County Historic Courthouse in Stillwater at 2 p.m. Dec. 16, for a free family holiday sing-a-long and a visit from Santa Claus. The sing-a-long starts at 2:15 p.m. with local entertainer Karen Hillman leading the music and accompanying herself on the guitar. Songbooks will [...]

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Etchings displayed at hospital gallery A collection of etchings by artist Michael Bond is displayed in the Lakeview Hospital Art Gallery through December, hospital officials announced. Bond specializes in etching, dry point, aquatint and mezzotint and his work features architectural topics from his European travels. Bond prints all his own work, blending and applying inks [...]

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Tacked to the unfinished walls of my father’s musty backroom office in our big, old home on the North Hill was an eclectic assortment of press clippings, cartoons, poems and fading photos Dad apparently found worth saving. The time period, the late 1940s to early 1950s, I was in my adolescence. Some of the items [...]

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My Thanksgiving break was spent enjoying time with family, getting caught up on home projects, beginning our holiday shopping and watching a few movies and football games. It was also a time for updating ski equipment, getting the sleds down from the attic and watching the snow begin to gather on the landscape. Whether we [...]

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