Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Here are a few great ideas to help plan your weekend. Pick the ones that work for you and have a good time!
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Tammy Turner
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
FAMILY BEST BETS FOR MARCH 17 - 24 1. Artisan Demonstration at the Severna Park Library March 19 Why Go?: Great opportunity to learn about decorative painting, quilting and/or spinning. Local artisans will demonstrate their skills and exhibit their creations. Artisans will also be available to answer questions. This event is for ages 10 and older. For more information, visit http://www.aacpl.net/events/spring_11.pdf 2. Annapolis Maritime Museum Oyster Roast and Sock Burning March 19 Why Go?: The event begins with the burning of socks (a spring tradition at Annapolis Maritime Museum) and includes family activities, live music, oyster shucking and cooking demonstrations. 3. Workshop for Drummers March 19 4. Ledo's Morgan Beverly …
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
This edition features a roundup of the region’s stories for Wednesday, Feb. 16.
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Saturday, January 15, 2011
Is this film worthy of love?
With the recent repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” it seems that our country is slowly becoming more and more accepting of gays in our everyday lives. With the passing of this repeal there couldn’t be a better time than this past Christmas to release a film like I Love You Phillip Morris, a film that openly presents and flaunts its gay protagonists. After sitting two years on the shelf, debuting at Sundance in 2009, and with numerous studios debating its release (something that looked like it would never happen), the film has finally been released worldwide. I Love You Phillip Morris tells the true (though heavily stylized) story of Steven Russell, a con artist and criminal, whose actions see him in and out of jail in George Bush’s Texas …
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Sarah Bouchard is a national level swimmer for the SPY swim team, captain of cross country team and the swim team at Severna Park school.
As I was putting in my laps at the pool this morning, I heard an older gentleman giving his version of the "kids today" speech and I had to laugh. I am sure there are exceptions to the kids I come across, but it is all relative, right? The kids I meet on a daily basis are students and more often than not, student athletes in Severna Park, which turns my "kids today" speech from a negative into a positive. Among the incredible youth I meet on a daily basis though, Sarah Bouchard stands out. Sarah is a 4.0 student at Severn School, a year round national level swimmer for the SPY swim team on, captain of both the cross country team and the swim team at her school and a writer for the student newspaper, The Anchor. While many college …
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Viewing this film is a date with the sublime.
There are movies that when audiences leave the theater - they never speak of them again. Not because the film is bad but because it is so utterly forgettable. Then there are films like Black Swan. Viewing Black Swan is a date with the sublime. It is a film that invites the viewer to get lost in its world, colors, thrills, and then escape from the theater electrified. Nina Sayers (Natalie Portman) is an innocent, virginal, ballerina whose figure is as malnourished as her mind. Her bedroom is like a child's, with pink wallpaper, stuffed animals, and even a jewelry box that plays her to sleep to the tune of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. The room is her prison and her mother (Barbara Hersey,) a failed ballerina with an unrelenting need to see…
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Is Disney's 50th animated film a return to form for a company that once produced classics every year?
"All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you." -Walt Disney When Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs burst into theaters in 1937 it quickly became the most successful film of all time. Film as a medium was young and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs offered something no one had seen before. As the first animated feature film, it offered beautiful images and a riveting musical storyline, based on a famous fairytale by the brothers Grimm. Over the past 73 years Disney has become a powerhouse in the animated world. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' use of a female protagonist …