Buddy Holly lives in this tribute show

Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly’s meteoric rise to fame among rock-’n’-rollers came to a tragic end when he and several other musicians were killed in a plane crash. However, his legendary music lives on and his story is told and retold on theater stages across America. Currently, Landmark Community Theatre at the ...

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Carb-Loaded highlights local filmmaker’s creativity

Filmmaker Lathe Poland, in a scene from his new documentary, Carb-Loaded.

Since we were old enough to absorb television commercials we have been encouraged to “have it your way” and told that we “deserve a break today.” The potential results of eating the foods advertisers promote sets the stage for a compelling — and highly entertaining — documentary from Bethel ...

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Some choices for family viewing

Grease is one of this weekend's choices.

Watching movies is a lot like choosing what we eat. We can choose movies that are nutritious — that inform, enlighten, entertain or inspire — or we can choose cinema junk food. As in life, balance also makes sense with movies and, fortunately, the many choices on broadcast and cable stations ...

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Redding: Four watersheds, 60 miles of trails

A pleasant sight on a warm summer's day: the shady Valley Road track.—Rob McWilliams

Last month I wrote that you would expect good hiking in Vermont because it is a sparsely-populated state. Closer to home, you could say something similar about Redding. Among the 23 towns and cities of our county, only neighboring Easton and up-north Sherman have fewer people per square mile. ...

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2014 Fiat 500C Abarth Cabrio GQ Edition

2014 Fiat 500C Abarth Cabrio GQ Edition

The Italian automaker Fiat foisted some spectacularly bad cars on the American public during the 1970s and ’80s, but it seems all is forgiven. The tiny Fiat 500, a retro-styled minicar, is gaining acceptance in a U.S. market niche created more than a decade ago by the Mini. August sales of the ...

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An appetite for apples: Fall is here!

Fall is the time for sampling apples.

“The goldenrod is yellow, The corn is turning brown… The trees in apple orchards With fruit are bending down.” —Helen Hunt Jackson The glorious days of autumn have arrived!  Suddenly the world is full of deep, distinctive colors such as burnished amber, brilliant scarlet and rich russet. ...

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What to do with a tea bag?

Where to put the tea bag?

Q.  One of my friends prefers tea to coffee. I use tea bags, but don’t know what I’m supposed to do about taking the tea bag out, or leaving it in when I serve her the tea. A.  If you serve the tea with the tea bag still in the mug or cup, serve it... Read More