Honoring Angela Lansbury’s legendary career

On Nov. 16, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded an honorary Oscar to Angela Lansbury for her lifetime of work in movies. The legendary actress was first nominated for an Oscar for her first film in 1944, later securing two more nominations without ever winning a competitive ...

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2014 Jeep Compass Limited 4×4

2014 Jeep Compass Limited 4x4

One of our drivers fell in love with the 2014 Jeep Compass; another one didn’t like it at all. Bland and boring, it’s not. It elicits strong emotions in people who drive it. The difference, apparently, was distance and load. The driver who liked the Compass drove it around town and used it for ...

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Healthy choice for a Thanksgiving side dish

Roasted with Maple Balsamic Reduction and Candied Walnuts

The holiday season is approaching and there is always so much to do. We have to grocery shop, iron the tablecloths, bring up the folding chairs from the cellar, wait… “where are the chairs?” Ugh… I’m already overwhelmed and tired, and this is just the list!  We need to be organized, ...

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Clockwork takes all the right steps

The Thirty Nine Steps at Clockwork Repertory Theatre.

When it comes to theater, the whole experience counts. Director Harold Pantely at Clockwork Repertory Theatre in Oakville takes full advantage of this and makes a grand entrance. Since the play is “The 39 Steps,” based on a Hitchcock movie, Pantely enters the stage as Alfred Hitchcock. He is ...

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Remembering other eras’ top actresses

The 1939 film, The Women.

This Week’s Movie Menu By Mark Schumann, The Reel Dad   What’s on your family’s movie menu this weekend? You can find delightful movies on cable television that feature some grand dames of the cinema. Take a look at what’s showing.   Peggy Sue Got Married In the mid-1908s, Kathleen ...

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Of Freud and God at Square One

Freud's Last Session at Square One Theatre Company in Stratford.

Playwright Mark St. Germain plays the “What if?” card, and asks what it would have been like if Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis ever got together to discuss their views on psychology and religion. In St. Germain’s play “Freud’s Last Session,” this hypothetical meeting takes place and Stratford’s ...

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Miraculous comfort in the kitchen

Miracle worker: garlic.

“When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.” —John Ruskin Whenever I am in the kitchen I realize there is no other place in the world that offers a more comforting, loving and cozy atmosphere. Here is where we can gather with family and friends and enjoy the great pleasures of ...

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