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  • Theater: Final weekend for many holiday shows

    On this last weekend before Christmas, ramp up your spirit with some holiday theater. This is the final weekend for most of the shows by local groups, including Civic Theatre of Allentown, with its 25th anniversary production of "A Christmas Carol" and...
  • A round-up of this year's local interest food and dining books

    A round-up of this year's local interest food and dining books
    Here are some of the local-interest cookbooks that got our attention this year. Consider them for holiday giving, or as a gift to yourself. "Baltimore Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes from Charm City and the Surrounding Counties"  ($24.95, Globe...
  • Don't forget the Hanukkah story: Our Take

    Don't forget the Hanukkah story: Our Take
    The Hanukkah story For many, Hanukkah is a time for presents and potato latkes and menorah candles in the window. The eight-day Jewish celebration, which began at sundown Tuesday night, is all of that, but there is also so much history behind the...
  • Sharon Randall: Remembering a Christmas that gave more than we received

    This is a Christmas story. I've told it before, but Christmas stories beg to be retold time and again, lest their truth be lost to anyone, especially the teller. Besides, Christmas stories are woven with a thread of magic that makes each new telling a...
  • New on DVD: 'The Maze Runner,' This is Where I Leave You,' 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'

    New DVD releases this week will have you coming and going. "The Maze Runner," Grade B-minus: Group of young captives must find a way out of a giant maze. Based on the James Dashner young-adult dystopian science fiction novels. "The Maze Runner"...
  • Winter is here! Time to visit the parks

    Winter is here! Time to visit the parks
    Winter in Florida is the best time of the year. The cooler weather makes this time ideal for enjoying the outdoors, whether at parks, zoos or playgrounds or in your own backyard.   Winter is also a great time to visit Florida's theme parks. January...
  • Philip K. Dick would have been 86 today: Some thoughts on his legacy

    The late Philip K. Dick, born 86 years ago today in Chicago, is something of a cautionary figure in American literature: brilliant, prolific, often sloppy, and woefully underappreciated during his lifetime. It was only with the 1982 release of the film...
  • Orefield actor Robert Callan Adams' recovery reflects 'Little Engine That Could'

    In the classic children's story of perseverance and determination, a small engine must overcome huge odds to pull a train over a mountain. "The Little Engine That Could" could easily be the story of Robert Callan Adams. Four years ago, Adams, who had...
  • Brisket, latkes and tzimmes: Hanukkah is here again

    It's all a matter of cause and effect. The cause is that in 164 BC, a group of Jews led by Judah Maccabee captured the former Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, which had been turned into a pagan shrine by brutal King Antiochus IV. The effect is that Jews...
  • Friday and Saturday: Crowded Kitchen's 'Tidings' at Zion's Reformed UCC

    Friday and Saturday: Crowded Kitchen's 'Tidings' at Zion's Reformed UCC
    If Christmas makes you feel somewhere between Santa and Scrooge, you might need some good tidings, like "Tidings: A Fractured Christmas Fable," presented by the Crowded Kitchen Players. This is the group's second show at Zion's Reformed UCC Church in...
  • Theme parks engage visitors through interactive technology

    It's no longer enough to entertain theme-park guests. You've got to make them part of the action. Interactive elements are becoming increasingly common and more sophisticated at theme parks. Visitors can use wands to light up hats and chandeliers,...