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Reel Experiences with Rob Humanick: Still waters run deep in ‘Love is Strange’

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Reel Experiences with Rob Humanick: Hilarious and heartfelt ‘Obvious Child’ packs a contentious punch

“Obvious Child” is a deeply political film that is all the more potent for its subterfuge as a crowd-pleaser. Dealing with an inflammatory topic – abortion – the film is bound to provoke strong responses from women and men alike. While it can be argue...

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    Through My Kitchen Window:

    It’s time! This is the week I answer your food and cooking questions, and share your favorite recipes.

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    Ask Esther: Clean up messy credit to get keys to dream home

    Dear Esther – My wife and I have decided on the area we’d like to raise our kids in and found a house we love. In the process, we were disappointed to find out our credit score is not high enough to purchase. What can we do to improve it so we can purchase?

    By Esther Prosser Stoltzfus Realtors |

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    Felicia Fisher’s a Slice Of Life: The social experiment’s Apple Cake

    I spend a good part of each morning daydreaming. Rolling pie crust is a monotonous task and as the simultaneous whir of my industrial strength mixer and window fan make listening to music difficult, I find myself working in relative silence and wondering about the most ridiculous things. The other day I was thinking about my love of irreverent Halloween costumes. One of my all time favorites was a fellow who had painted his face green, covered his body with dried seaweed and sported a life...

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  • Opinion

    From the Item Editor: It’s that time of year again, happy Halloween

    We all have our favorite holidays and time of year. Fall and Halloween just happen to be mine. I’ve always enjoyed watching the leaves changes and all the different colors I pass by while driving around. Even more so, I enjoy seeing all of the decorations filling porches and yards. The creativity and time it takes to make this displays never ceases to amaze me.

    Shea Singley
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  • Columns

    The Grange, part 2

    It may be difficult for newer residents to realize, but the housing developments that have transformed the south half of New Hanover Township have been built in less than one lifetime. Before, say, 1960, tract housing developments simply did not exist. New Hanover then was rural with small farms and open country.

    By Robert Wood Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Small Beginnings: Compiling a curious body of evidence

    I have come to the conclusion that Americans are obsessed with the human body. It’s not because of the constant envelope pushing from the advertising industry where the less clothing you wear the more successful you are. It’s not the almost complete disregard for modesty in the clothing business where even young preteen girls are being taught that showing off their ‘booty’ is appropriate. These things may be true, but I believe I have stumbled on a piece of...

    By Lisa Schappell Columnist |

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    Welcome to my World: What’s your name?

    If I meet someone new, and there’s no one around to introduce me, I’ll ask, “What’s your name?” One of the first questions a new mother is asked is, “What did you name your baby?” Names are a way we identify ourselves to our family, friends, and the world. It will be with us, and used over and over again throughout our lives.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

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    Reel Experiences with Robert Humanick: Allegorical ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ is mind-blowing in more ways than one

    In the eyes of popular culture, “Guardians of the Galaxy” will likely go down as the year’s most popular film, and you could do far worse than Marvel’s slightly offbeat hit. The year’s best superhero film, however, is Bryan Singer’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” also from the Marvel lexicon, and arguably the best single movie to bear that name since the sterling “Spider-Man 2.” Like that modern classic, this sequel is...

    By Robert Humanick 21st Century Media |

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    Through My Kitchen Window: Meals out the box and into the skillet

    Those skillet meals in a box that simply require a pound of hamburger and a cup of milk are so helpful on busy weeknights. Assuming you’ve thought ahead and thawed the hamburger.

    By Davina Weinhold For 21st Century Media |

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    A Look Back in History: Our Kutztown Community Library

    Perhaps the longest overdue article I should have written for the last couple of years involves our Kutztown Community Library, located on Bieber Alley.

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist |

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