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Beth's Book Review

All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani (Harper, 2015)   When I was a little girl, before there was colored television, sometimes I would watch a show where a beautiful, mature lady would enter a room through French doors, and greet her tv audience. The woman wore spectacular gowns that clung to her  curvy shape and sported big satin bows in the back. Her cheeks were like red apples; the bones were impossibly high and the skin was taught. Her lipstick had to be bright red, you could just tell by the luminescent smile ...

Dad in the Box

As part of my continuing education series on things I know nothing about but will explain anyway, I think it is time to tackle dryer repair. As we all know, a dryer is a big heavy metal thing with buttons and knobs that dries clothes.  This is not to be confused with a washing machine which is also a big heavy metal thing with buttons and knobs that washes clothes.  It is easy to confuse the two. They look alike. Anyway, let's say one day you fill your dryer with damp clothes, turn it on, and nothing happens.  It is ...

Know Your Nest

National home prices increased by 5.4% since this time last year. Over that same time period, interest rates remained near historic lows, allowing many buyers to enter the market and lock in low rates. Team Nest Builder knows that, as a home seller, you’re probably most concerned about ‘short-term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six months. As a home buyer, however, you should instead be concerned about the ‘long-term cost’ of the home. The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), ...

Liz on Theatre

‘The Winter’s Tale’ makes sweeping shifts from drama to froth at Shakespeare Theatre By Liz Keill MADISON, NJ – From the chilly winter in Sicilia to the warmth and summer joys of Bohemia, the scene and tenor shift halfway through “The Winter’s Tale,” This convoluted plot involving  Leontes, King of Sicilia and Archidamus, a Bohemian Lord, circles around jealousy. Jon Barker as Leontes commands the stage in his anger when he thinks his wife, Hermione, is flirting with Archidamus, played by ...

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