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Movie Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Woody Harrelson Sam Claflin, Natalie Dormer, Josh Hutcherson, Jeffery Wright, Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth Banks   The Twilight, Harry Potter, and Hobbit films have all expanded the source material beyond necessity … read more



Holiday Cookery

Here’s a great little book that I’ve had for ages, “The Complete Holiday Cookbook,” and although it covers nearly every holiday you can imagine, it also has a section on Thanksgiving and Christmas that can help make menu planning a … read more



Fall Festivities: There’s Family Fun Everywhere

By Kelly Griffith-Fields October is full of family friendly events and, as the landscape turns to an Autumn palette and shedding leaves dot the ground, it’s a beautiful time to spend outdoors. Have a seat with your candy corn and … read more


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November and December at Cowan Center: Lots of Fun Music of All Kinds

The next few months abound with lots of music at Cowan Center! Featuring classical to sing-a-longs, there is something for everyone. “Sister Act!” “Sister Act” is Broadway’s feel-amazing musical comedy smash! The New York Post calls it “Ridiculously Fun,” and … read more

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Holocaust survivor to speak November 24 and 25 at TJC

Of the 15,000 children imprisoned in Terezin concentration camp between 1941 and 1945, Inge Auerbacher is among the 1 percent who survived. Auerbacher, a Holocaust survivor, research chemist and author, will speak Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 24 and 25, at … read more



DVD Review: Godzilla

Starring Aaron Taylor Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn ​Since 1954 Godzilla has remained a popular cinematic monster character, debuting every decade to a new generation from the 70’s to now. Warner Bros. … read more