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Little Bloomsbury Foundation member Grant Lund’s stained glass piece, “If Thine Eye Be Single To...” The Little Bloomsbury Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes community through art, storytelling and cultural education.
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removed the training wheels. Of course, LOVED RIDING MY BIKE as a kid. I was thrilled by the speed there are plenty of practical reasons to ride a bike, and those reasons appeal to and the wind in my face, and I me. You don’t have to fight for parking loved that it was all powered by my own spaces. It’s good on the environment. It two little legs. The bicycle was a miracle provides valuable exercise. contraption. But besides all that, biking is just fun. Like many kids, I forgot about bicycles The speed, the wind in my face, all powaround the time I was 15 and the image ered by my own two legs. It’s a miracle of the coveted driver’s contraption again. license began to cloud As you’ll see on page five this week, my thoughts. I lived the Cache Valley Bike Festival is coming only about five blocks up tomorrow. from my high school, I’m excited. Last year, the festival went but the thought of bikpretty well for me. I won several prizes ing there never even in the raffle, and I also won the bike toss crossed my mind. Apevent (which is exactly what it sounds parently I wasn’t the like). For the sake of full disclosure, I only one. In a school 7) say that I was one of only three or should of about 1,400 students, there were(Page usufourAaron entrantsPeck’s in the contest, but victory ally only two or three bikes at the Film bike critic take on was still pretty sweet. rack every day, and those who rode Russell them Crowe’s ‘Robin Hood’ Come check it out, even if you haven’t were scorned and laughed at for not being been on two wheels in a long time. You able to drive. Even being dropped off by may rediscover something you’ve loved mom was more socially acceptable. As the novelty of driving has dwindled all along. — Devin Felix over the years I’ve rediscovered the joy of biking I first found when my dad Cache Magazine assistant editor
(Page 10) Check out William Moore’s wine recommendations for this weekend’s dinner party.
(Page 12) The joys and challenges of potluck dinners Film..........................p.6-7 Book reviews............p.13
Don’t miss the Cache Valley Bike Festival
pet photo of the week
This dog is available for adoption! Pet: Vegas From: Four Paws Rescue Why he’s so lovable: “Vegas is a recent addition to Four Paws. She came in with her son, Reno. She is a large Boxer (about 80 lbs) and is a beautiful fawn color with a black muzzle and white on the tip of her tail. She has a full length tail that wags exuberantly to express her happiness. Vegas is about 3 ½ years old. We don’t know much about her except that she is a very nice dog who loves people but is not good with other dogs or cats.” Her adoption fee is $150, which includes the spaying and all of her shots. If you would like to meet Vegas, call Lisa at 752-3534 or email scfourpaws@ hotmail.com.
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Bridger Folk gives a second shot to check out Celtic Night
HE BRIDGER FOLK Music Society will present a Celtic Night encore performance at 7:30 p.m. May 22 at the Whittier Community Center in Logan. The program will feature the local talent of Inishfre Irish Dance Company and the Logan Celtic-fusion band, Cuhulainn. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Whittier Center for $8 or for $10 at the door. The performance will follow up the company’s 2010 Celtic Night, and it will
About Cuhulainn Cuhulainn (pronounced “ka - hoo - lin”) will perform traditional Celtic selections, along with a few more modern compositions. The band is an exciting new Celtic combination of musicians consisting of Maureen Killila (vocals and keyboard), David Hunt (fiddle, guitar and mandolin), Laurie Baefsky (silver flute, wooden flute, pennywhistle and piccolo), Harvey Neu-
include highlights from spring performances in Idaho, Wyoming and Utah. It will include a variety Irish dances and dance styles, intertwined with instrumental music, singing and storytelling. The performance will be the final activity of the day following the Renaissance Fair, which will take place at the Whittier Center, sponsored by the Society for Creative Anachronism. Those attending the fair that day will be admitted to the Celtic Night performances at half price. ber (guitar, concertina, banjo, etc.), Julie Zufelt (keyboards), Ryan Russell (drums) and Chris Mortensen (bass). Together these seasoned musicians represent more than 100 years of musical experience and are looking forward to the opportunity of pleasing Logan Celtic devotees. Cuhulainn has chosen classic Celtic pieces and newer tunes familiar to all. Their arrangements blend traditional musical form with modern Celtic-fusion instrumental combinations.
About Inishfre The company has been dancing and performing around the Utah/Idaho area since 2003. Started and directed by Julie Zufelt, the company consists of nine experienced dancers with a wide range of dancing experience. This year’s cast includes dance Sterling Scholar Kate Jensen, a longtime student of Zufelt. Zufelt, who has a background in ballet and piano studies, arranges and choreographs the dances, staying true to the traditional styles of Ireland. After visiting Scotland and Ireland and having been inspired by Riverdance, Zufelt became passionately immersed in Irish step dancing. She has chosen a program of both hard-shoe and soft-shoe dances that will be set to tradtional Celtic music with a little “New Age” feel thrown in.
Guitarist Scott Balsai set to perform his ‘Acoustic Reflections’ at Crumb Brothers INGERSTYLE F guitarist Scott Balsai will perform his acoustic compositions
at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at Crumb Brothers Bakery, 291 S. 300 West, Logan. Tickets are $13 and available by calling 757-3468. “Acoustic Reflections” is what Balsai calls the compositions he creates on his acoustic guitar. “Each piece reflects a sliver of my life, but taken together, they can be seen as musical diary of ‘tone poems’ which reflect my life as a whole,” he says. The compositions carry the listener from Balsai’s home in Bethlehem, Pa., to his hiking the Appalachian Trail, to his moving
across the country and his living, teaching, skiing, fishing and hiking in Idaho. The 17 fingerstyle “acoustic reflections” on Balsai’s first solo recording, “Waiting for the Sun,” glimmer with a rich, hypnotic pulse. Inspired by outdoor excursions through the mountains and along the rivers of Idaho, Balsai’s bright, rippling notes ring with sparkling clarity. Born and reared in Bethlehem from 1954 to 1980, Balsai had the fortune of being located in an unusually rich musical milieu. Home of the Godfrey Daniels Coffee House where the likes of John Gorka got their start, Balsai
remembers when he, too, warmed audiences there before he moved to Idaho in 1981 to pursue a career in education. He also remembers learning his first electric guitar licks with the help of Steve Kimock, who is now an internationally known rock-jazz guitarist. Scott has recorded two CDs of “Acoustic Reflections.” His first was recorded in Pocatello in 1998 with the help of Steve Eaton and his second CD, “Falling Colors on Prairie Braid,” was recorded with the help of Dan Mihlfeith in Pocatello in 2004. For song samples and more information, visit www.acousticre flections.net.
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All mixed up
Family-friendly plays lined up for the ORLC’s 2010 summer season
HE OLD LYRIC REPERTORY Company, a professional theater group in Northern Utah, will return this summer with four family-friendly comic stage productions at the historic Caine Lyric Theatre in downtown Logan. The 2010 summer season will begin June 10 and run through July 31. The Old Lyric Repertory Company is a production program based in the Theatre Arts Department in the Caine School of the Arts, soon to be the Caine College of the Arts, at Utah State University. The OLRC is led by artistic director Dennis Hassan.
“We are looking forward to the 2010 season because each production was selected for its excitement level and appeal for families,” Hassan said. The company traditionally offers a variety of shows annually, including a comedy, a musical, a classical piece and a mystery. “While each production this season falls into one of these categories, they all contain comedic elements,” Hassan said. The shows will include “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” “Blithe Spirit,” “Always…Patsy Cline” and “The Mousetrap.”
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged): Starts June 10 Hilarious madcap action ensues when three young American actors undertake the Herculean task of performing the entire repertoire of the Bard in two hours. Zany, irreverent and uproariously funny, the play will change the way you think of the English language’s premier poet and playwright. • June 10-12, 19, 23, 25 and July 10, 14, 22 and 30. Matinees June 19 and July 10.
Starts June 30
Rich with warmth, heart and passion, “Always…Patsy Cline” relives the career of this beloved American country music singer as seen through the eyes of her biggest fan, Houston housewife Louise Seger. Join Patsy and the band for all-time favorites like “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” “Walkin’ After Midnight” and “Sweet Dreams.” • June 30, July 1-3, 16, 21, 24 and 28. Matinees July 3 and 24.
Starts June 16
“Blithe Spirit” is the most famous of Noel Coward’s comedies. When writer Charles Condomine jokingly hires the medium Madame Arcati to perform a séance, she unwittingly conjures his dead wife’s ghost. Mayhem ensues as only Charles can see the mischievous spirit, who refuses to leave, much to the confusion of Charles’s current, living wife. • June 16-18, 24, 26 and July 15, 23 and 29. Matinee June 26.
The Mousetrap: Starts July 7 The longest-running play in England, “The Mousetrap” has been in continuous production since its 1952 premiere. When the guests are snowed in at the new Monkswell Manor Hotel, they must race to find the killer among them before he or she can strike again. Join the cast of characters, bizarre and intriguing as only Agatha Christie can write them, for the quintessential murder mystery that has inspired dozens of imitations and parodies. • July 7-9, 17, 20, 27 and 31. Matinees July 17 and 31.
English professor to speak on creative writing and the Internet AY’S HASS HOUR WILL M feature associate professor of English David Hailey presenting “New
Genres in 21st Century Literature: How the Internet is Changing Creative Writing.” The presentation will be held at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at Hamilton’s Steak and Seafood. HASS Hour, presented by the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Utah State University, is a monthly activity that highlights faculty from the college discussing timely topics in a causal atmosphere. Hamilton’s Steak and Seafood is located at 2427 N. Main St., Logan.
A buffet with appetizers, desserts and soft drinks, iced tea or coffee is offered. Cost is $6.95 per person (plus tax and gratuity) and is billed on an individual basis. Guests can also order from the menu, and a cash bar is available. The event is open to everyone and begins at 5:15 p.m. with a social gathering. The TimePiece begins at approximately 6 p.m. Hailey came to USU in 1994 with an initial mandate to help build a digital media component to the technical writing program in the Department of English. He is currently researching how dis-
course works in digital media, focusing on communication problems arising out of complex information systems. Hailey is USU’s chair of the online master’s program in technical writing and advises the student chapter of the Society for Technical Communications. He holds a doctorate in English (language and rhetoric, theory of criticism) from the University of New Mexico, as well as a master’s in professional/technical writing. For planning purposes, please RSVP to Natalie Archibald Smoot at 7972796, or email natalie.archibald@usu. edu.
Free event will serve as grand opening of Rendezvous Camp
HE AMERICAN WEST Heritage Center will present its free Spring Campfire from 5 to 9 p.m. May 21. The campfire program will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will feature music, storytelling and traditional campfire activities for all ages. From 5 to 7:30 p.m. the Heritage Center’s new Camp Rendezvous will be open for games, activities and competitions. Dinner will also be available at low cost. Activities will begin at 5 p.m. including horseshoes, panning for gold, pioneer games and traditional pioneer sports and activities. Tours of Camp Rendezvous and its facilities will also be given throughout the evening. A s’mores-making contest will take place before the campfire program begins. Participants should be prepared to toast the perfect marshmallow and make gourmet s’mores for the judges. Bring your own marshmallow roasting stick or find one on-site. Musician Mike Young, long associated with the Heritage Center as a blacksmith, will perform with a band formed for the event. Olan Mikkelsen, a volunteer living history mountain man at the Heritage Center, will also tell some stories. David Sidwell, program
director at the Heritage Center and a favorite storyteller from the area, will act as emcee for the event. Participants should bring their own camp chairs or blankets to sit on. The event is free to the public, and all are invited. Bring blankets or camp chairs to sit on for the event. The event will be the grand opening of Camp Rendezvous, a group campsite with stunning views of the Wellsville Mountains. The camp will accommodate youth conferences, girls camps, reunions and other large group gatherings. Camp staff are available to help with pioneer- and frontier-themed teamwork and leadership activities, catering, entertainment, pioneer sports and other programs. “We’ve spent considerable time and energy getting Camp Rendezvous ready,” Sidwell said. “We’re so excited that we have such a lovely site so accessible to so many people looking for nice places to bring their groups. We hope this campfire will set the tone for the fun things that take place here.” For more information about Camp Rendezvous or the Spring Campfire, contact Chris Schultz at 764-7355 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
American West Heritage Center’s Spring Campfire When: 5 to 9 p.m. May 21 Where: American West Heritage Center, 4025 S. Hwy 89-91, Wellsville What: S’mores, stories, music, games and more. Admission is free
Come to the fifth Cache Valley Bike Festival ACHE VALLEY IS INVITED C to celebrate national bike month at the fifth annual Cache Valley Bike Festival from
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at Merlin Olsen Park in Logan. Utah State University’s Aggie Blue Bikes is hosting the event. The festival promotes responsible bike riding by offering bike maintenance workshops taught by local bike shops. Participants can listen to short seminars focused on how to ride a bike responsibly, bike overhaul, bike commuting and helmet and bike fit. Festival goers will also have the chance to find out about bike sports such as bike polo. “With new bike infrastructure popping up in Logan, it is important for all cyclists and motorists to learn what is acceptable behav-
ior both inside and outside that infrastructure,” said Adam Christensen, manager of Aggie Blue Bikes. Competitions will be held all day and require no entry fee. People can compete in a bike toss, slow race, drag race and tire patch competition. Prizes will be awarded in all competitions. New to the festival this year will be a bike swap, where people can sell their bikes. For more information on the festival, contact Amy Flanders at 797-0964 ext.3 or visit www.usu.edu/ucc/index.cfm?programs&bike s&bikefestival.
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Spring Campfire at the Heritage Center
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Film Still playing “Iron Man 2” Rated PG-13 ★★ Lots of things get blown up and torn apart in “Iron Man 2,” as you would expect from any self-respecting blockbuster kicking off the summer movie season. The magnitude of destruction far exceeds that of its predecessor and includes repeated instances of characters walking away from a massive fireball without looking back. ‘Cause looking back is for wimps. But that’s not all that gets obliterated here. The substance of the original “Iron Man,” the brain and the soul that set it apart from the typical seasonal fare and made it one of the best films of 2008, also have been blown to bits. Tony Stark had purpose back then, and despite the outlandish fantasy of his Marvel Comics-inspired story, as a person he had a believable arc. Here, he’s purely arrogant once more, with some glimmers of mortality and daddy issues. And Robert Downey Jr., so irresistibly verbal and quick on his feet in the first film (and in pretty much every film he’s ever made), seems to be on autopilot. Sure, he’s got a way with a one-liner, and his comic timing is indisputable, but he’s done this song-and-dance routine before and seems rather bored with it. Then again the character — and the sequel itself — are less defined this time. Narratively, “Iron Man 2” is a mess. Director Jon Favreau, working from a script by Justin Theroux, throws in too many subplots, too many characters. Mickey Rourke, Sam Rockwell, Don Cheadle and Samuel L. Jackson are among the crowded supporting cast. 124 minutes. “A Nightmare on Elm Street” Rated R ★★ One, two, Freddy’s coming for you ... again? No seriously, Freddy’s back again? How is that possible? He’s a psycho killer and all, but still, he’s been through a lot since the original “A Nightmare on Elm Street” back in 1984. After all those sequels, you’d think arthritis would have set into
“Letters to Juliet” Rated PG ★1⁄2 Shakesepeare’s Juliet might want to take her own life all over again if she knew the gooey depths to which Hollywood would sink in her name to woo an audience. “Letters to Juliet” is an unbearably predictable romance that would profane her name if it were not lifted a notch by the graceful, if inexplicable, presence of Vanessa Redgrave. Director Gary Winick (“Bride Wars”) and screenwriter Jose Rivera (“The Motorcycle Diaries”) pile on contrivances as wannabe New York City journalist Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) heads off with her fiance (Gael Garcia Bernal) on a trip to Verona, where Romeo and Juliet’s tragic tale unfolded. She stumbles onto a group that writes replies to lovelorn women from around the world who leave letters seeking advice from the fictional Juliet. She finds a half-century-old letter written by Claire (Redgrave), an Englishwoman who relates a tale of a broken love affair with the Italian man of her dreams. Sophie’s response prompts Claire to return to Verona in search of her long-lost Lorenzo. With her is her skeptical grandson Charlie (Christopher those knived fingers of his. The sixth “Elm Street” movie allegedly was the “Final Nightmare,” and still more films followed. Now, we have a remake of the first movie with Jackie Earle Haley filling in for the venerable Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger. Wes Craven’s core nugget of a concept remains intact: If you die in your dreams, you die in real life. It was truly inventive and disturbing then, and it allowed for an exploration of the frightening power of the subconscious. With his jaunty fedora and torn sweater, his hideous, scorched skin and his arsenal of one-liners, Freddy could be anywhere at any time. By now, though, the novelty has long since worn off, and cheap, generic scares are all that are left. The first feature from commercial and music-video director Samuel Bayer has a more artful look than you might expect
start, though, the film takes off on an exhilarating ride through the ancient Norse world, the hardscrabble landscape also a pleasant change from the softer realms of other cartoons. Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera and Gerard Butler lead the voice cast in the story of a misfit Viking teen who befriends a wounded dragon and discovers the beasts make better allies than enemies. PG for sequences of intense action and some scary images, and brief mild language. 98 min.
New this week! Egan), who immediately dislikes Sophie. You don’t need to write Juliet asking how this will turn out. Every turn is obvious and expected, even insufferable. Seyfried squeaks and whines her way along here. She has little chemistry with the bland Egan and even less with the dull Bernal. Redgrave somehow floats above this mawkish mess and its sappy dialogue, even when she has to utter some of it herself. PG for brief rude behavior and sensual images, some language and incidental smoking. 105 minutes. from a horror remake; he also directed Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” video, and his “Elm Street” has a similar steamy sheen. 92 minutes. “How to Train Your Dragon” Rated PG ★★★ DreamWorks Animation has been at the head of the pack for adorable, fast-talking critters with movies such as “Over the Hedge,” ‘’Kung Fu Panda” and the “Madagascar” series. With DreamWorks’ latest, writer-directors Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois tone down the glib factor and tell a pretty good action yarn, a boy-and-his-dragon story filled with fiery Viking battles, swordplay and dazzling aerial imagery. For small children, the movie may not rate as high on the laugh and sight-gag meter as some of those earlier, more slapstick-y DreamWorks tales. After a slow, rather droning
“Date Night” Rated PG-13 ★1⁄2 Steve Carell and Tina Fey’s night out is not so much a bad date as a sad date. These are two of the funniest people ever on television, yet this big-screen comedy is a dreary, uninspired waste of their talents — and those of the top-name cast inexplicably appearing in throwaway roles, including Mark Wahlberg, Mark Ruffalo and James Franco. The movie manages the barest glimmers of the droll humor of Carell’s “The Office” and the snappy wit of Fey’s “30 Rock.” Carell and Fey have an easy, affectionate rapport as run-down parents whose big evening out leads to mistaken identity and sets them on the run from crooks. The actors try hard to make it work, but the lowbrow sensibilities of director Shawn Levy leave them tottering through painful verbal exchanges, lame stunts and other dreadfully unfunny hijinks. PG-13 for sexual and crude content throughout, language, some violence and a drug reference. 88 min. “The Last Song” Rated PG ★★ Have you heard the one about the two photogenic kids who meet in a Southern beach town, overcome differences in class and temperament and fall madly in love only to find that, in this cruel, cruel world, tragedy finds a way of trumping hormones? Dear God, it’s “Dear John,” right? Yes. But it’s also “The Last Song,” the second Nicholas Sparks movie to hit theaters in the past two months, a development only moonstruck teen girls and the facial tissue industry will welcome. Sparks
wrote “The Last Song” at the behest of Miley Cyrus, the Disney Channel star who will soon end her run on the “Hannah Montana” TV series and wants to expand her brand into movies. Her young female fan base will likely be OK with her first try. Others might be tiring of Sparks’ use of death as a plot device. With Greg Kinnear and Liam Hemsworth. PG for thematic material, some violence, sensuality and mild language. 101 min. “The Back-up Plan” Rated PG-13 ★1⁄2 This gets sitcommy early and often, and just for good measure, throws in old TV favorites Tom Bosley and Linda Lavin in brief, one-note roles. But regardless of their presence, or that of the appealing (and frequently shirtless) Alex O’Loughlin in his first leadingman role, this is a vehicle for Jennifer Lopez, who is front and center and looking flawless at all times. The first time we see her character, Zoe, she’s at the doctor’s office with her feet in the stirrups being artificially inseminated, wearing false eyelashes and perfect lip gloss. In case we couldn’t possibly imagine what she’s thinking, the script from Kate Angelo (a former sitcom writer) offers this helpful voiceover: “Oh, God, I hope this works. I’ve wanted this for so long.” Yeah, it’s like that. Director Alan Poul (who also has a TV background) hits every obvious note, complete with pratfalls, pregnancy cliches and cheesy pop-music cues that signal the characters’ emotions in painfully literal fashion. He also cuts away to Zoe’s adorable Boston terrier for cheap reaction shots so frequently, it could be a drinking game. All these devices are in service of a plot that’s pretty thin. Zoe is prepared to have a baby on her own, only to meet and fall for the hunky Stan (O’Loughlin). Since they get together pretty early, the rest of the movie consists of contrived flare-ups that threaten to keep them apart. PG-13 for sexual content including references, some crude material and language. 104 min. — All reviews by The Associated Press
HERE WAS talk that Ridley Scott’s new “Robin Hood” tale was going to be a pale copy of ‘Gladiator,’ only this time taking place in England. Scott productions alum Russell Crowe was set to play the legendary outlaw, and the trailers made it appear more battle-centric than a character study. So, how does it turn out? A bland film that has little to none of the charm and wit that the original folklore has. Scott’s watered down version of “Robin Hood” is neither a fantastic cinematic spectacle nor is it a complete mess. It’s somewhere in between, in mediocre land. This is supposed to be the story of how Robin Longstride became Robin Hood. What a perfect platform to showcase the character. Let us in on his inner workings, what makes him tick, and why deep down he’s such a great and moral guy. Too bad much of the opportunity for that is squandered for quickly cut, staccato action scenes that have become Scott’s MO. Robin Longstride is a lowly archer fighting in King Richard’s army. King Richard has been sacking castle after castle for riches and power. The people of England have been taxed to the hilt in order to pay for his war campaigns. When he is killed in battle, his sniveling weasel of a brother, John, takes over the throne. First order of business: Destroy the kingdom as
The Reel Place By Aaron Peck
“Robin Hood” Rated PG-13
quickly as possible. John sends out Godfrey (Mark Strong, “Sherlock Holmes”) to gather more taxes from an already destitute kingdom. They rebel. Robin Longstride has found a home in Nottingham, with Marion Loxley (Cate Blanchett, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”) taking over for the deceased Robert Loxley. Save one conversation between Longstride and King Richard, we are never let in on the character of the soonto-be Robin Hood. Isn’t his character the most important thing? Scott’s Robin Hood is an action man, charging full steam ahead, hacking off limbs in battles, and looking
very gruff while doing it. The entire cast of beloved “Robin Hood” characters takes a back seat. It’s as if mentioning them by name is really enough to satisfy the audience. That’s Little John, that’s Friar Tuck, and that’s it. The characters, including Robin and Marion, all seem so flat and generic. Little substance resides here. Even the villain Godfrey is little more than a man who looks sinister much of the time. The character develop-
ment is one problem, and the gaping plot holes are another. At one point Robin and his men surround Godfrey and his men. Robin rounds up Godfrey’s men, but magically Godfrey is nowhere in sight. Where has he gone? Well, he’s traveled quite a distance to get ready for the requisite showdown he must have with Robin. How he got out is anyone’s guess. The story must move along, and Robin and Godfrey must meet on the battlefield. You know, one of those battles where men are dying all around, but the two main characters can spot each other over the crowds, find their ways to each other and start fighting.
The color palette is dingy and dark, much like “Gladiator” was, but this is beautifully green English countryside and still it seems murky. Everyone, especially Crowe, talks in mumbles. You almost need subtitles to understand half of the lines of dialogue spoken by the Englishmen. Perhaps the saddest thing about the movie is that the Sheriff of Nottingham is a complete imbecile who in no way resembles the great foe that Robin Hood is to later face in his adventures of taking from the rich and giving to the poor. The sheriff here is inserted for nothing more than comedic relief. This is a sheriff that will not give any problems to Robin Hood in the future, which creates a bleak outlook on an already bleak movie experience. Film critic Aaron Peck has a bachelor’s degree in English from USU. He also writes for BlogCritics.org, HighDefDigest. com, and is starting up a new movie Web site called TheReelPlace.com. He currently lives in Logan. He is not an employee of the newspaper. Leave him feedback at aaronpeck46@ gmail.com.
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New ‘Robin Hood’ needs better characters
Little Bloomsbury: Building community through art
rant Lund was listening to a radio program one day and was fascinated by what he was hearing. He was listening to the words spoken by Brenda Sun, executive director of the Little Bloomsbury Foundation. “She mentioned two or three buzz words that I’ve identified with but not too many other people had — like ambiguity and creativity,” Lund recalled. “When she got through, I said, ‘I bet that’s a person that I could sit down and have a good conversation with and learn something from.’ “One of the people that was on the program with her was my next door neighbor. After the program was over, I called him and said, ‘Tell me about who she is.’ He gave me her phone number.” Lund called Sun that very day and met up later in the afternoon. That was how Lund was introduced to Little Bloomsbury. He is now actively involved as an adviser in the foundation and is glad to have met Sun, as well as fellow artist Marcy Skinner, author of “A Crack in the Night,” a children’s book. “(Sun’s) background is so different than mine, yet we are kindred spirits,” Lund said. “And Marcy and I, as we’ve sat down and talked, we’ve found we are kindred spirits with a lot of the same ideas.” Lund considers himself a productive non-comformist. “In other words, I’m not just a rebel, I’m an obedient rebel,” Lund said. “I’m obedient to the principals of what will work. But I may do it in a way different than what a lot of other people do. And I think most artists consider themselves productive non-comformists.” The foundation recently hosted the Little Bloomsbury Annual Celebration of Art, Poetry and Music, which included the poster contest. For four years, Little Bloomsbury has shown work of many well-known artists. This year’s theme was “Shared Prosperity for the Employment Challenged.” Skinner has only been involved with Little Bloomsbury for a month, but she participated in this year’s event and is the foundation’s storytelling advisor. “Storytelling is so important, and it applies to business and economy as it does to literature and poetry and art,” Sun said. “This past year we emphasized creativity as a survival skill. Now, we’re emphasizing storytelling as a survival skill. That’s why we’re just very lucky to have Marcy on board with us.”
For Skinner there were three things that stood out about Little Bloomsbury’s recently completed event: the artwork and beauty behind each piece, the interaction between artist and guest and the opportunity to discuss specific works of art in terms of philosophy, psychology and religion. “I feel so lucky to get introduced to this event because Grant is a special human being and I’ve met others who are just remarkable,” Skinner said. Anna Graetz, a senior at Logan High, participated in the latest show at Bloomsbury and relished the opportunity. “I enjoyed the interaction with other artists and meeting new people and being able to show off my work and get some exposure,” said Graetz, a native of Germany. “I like that there’s a lot of interaction, there’s a lot of talking to the artists and Brenda gives background information on everything. It’s very interactive.” Graetz is multi-talented when it comes to artwork. “I do pottery and other forms of sculpture and jewelry and painting,” she said. “Just whatever takes my fancy. I’m very practical.” Interaction is a key component of Little Bloomsbury. “What we want to achieve here is create some sort of a community-building environment, so artists and musicians and the community itself can come together and have a conversation and interaction,” Sun said. “For us to understand each other, we have to interact with each other because a lot of misunderstanding comes from assumptions, from stereotyping people.” The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) benefited from this year’s show at Little Bloomsbury. Gail Bartholomew, the executive vice president for the Cache Valley affiliate of NAMI, said it was an honor to be invited and included in this year’s event. Kristin Lillywhite, the NAMI president at Utah State University, agreed. “One way that Little Bloomsbury and NAMI kind of overlap is I think both of them believe in asking questions,” Lillywhite said. “When you come to Little Bloomsbury, you might understand a little bit about art, you might not know anything, but it’s a safe stage for artists and people who aren’t artists to kind of ask questions and learn more about what it is that they do. “In NAMI, we try to have the same environment. It’s peer to peer and a lot of times when people think of mental illness, they think of maybe a stigma, or prejudice or kind of this big, scary topic. But, at NAMI, it’s more like friends getting together just to help other friends. We just answer each other’s questions and try to solve problems.”
The Little Bloomsbury Fou Cache Valley with the the Students from five school
By Mountain Crest High School students Taylor Bradley, Xavier Barriga, Joe Maughan and Cameron Sandberg
Story by Wade Dennisto
In a written statement, Sun said the mission Bloomsbury Foundation is to “promote peace uncertain world via mass media, arts and cultu The theme for Little Bloomsbury’s new pos sions That Help Us Thrive.” “We are going to have this theme for three y we will have a sub-theme, so we are now seei Provident Living) for this immediate year, me and next April,” Sun explained. Little Bloomsbury is also aiming to put on a in the future. “It would be for all ages, story tellers of all ence coming from all ages, too,” Sun said. “W Storytelling is a survival skill. Creativity is a s just something that you do in an art class. It’s can actually take outside the art class.”
undation recently hosted a poster contest for students in eme “Shared Prosperity for the Employment Challenged.” ls participated. These are the three winners:
Third prize Second prize
By Mountain Crest High School students Austin Johnson, Maddy Booth and Michael Leishman
n of the Little and hope in an ure education.” ster contest is “Vi-
years and each year ing the sub-theme (In eaning between now
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ages, with the audiWe want to push this. survival skill. It’s not something that you
By Mountain Crest High School students Andrew Keith, Kyrie Brown, Maddie Carlsen and Zach Syndergaard
Clockwise from top left, Little Bloomsbury members include Vernon Parent, Grant Lund, Marcy Skinner, Anna Graetz, Brenda Sun, Gail Bartholomew and Kristin Lillywhite. (Braden Wolfe/Herald Journal)
The Little Bloomsbury Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Logan that seeks to build community through art. The organization hosts and promotes art shows, poster contests, storytelling events and more. The events involve well-known artists, unknown artists, children, the mentally challenged and others. “At Little Bloomsbury we seek to be productive reformists by promoting peace and hope in an uncertain world via mass media, arts and culture education,” writes founder Brenda Sun.
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Consider an immersion in non-technology
THINK I WILL SCREAM IN ALL CAPS the next time somebody sends me a link to a seminar on “learning how to effectively use social media.” Millions of people are trying to figure out how to make a job out of goofing around on the Internet, which is only a small step above claiming to subscribe to Playboy for the articles. I just don’t believe them. Though I do believe social interaction on the Intertubes is here to stay, it’s difficult to predict what parts of it will be cool or even acceptable behavior a year from now. Today it’s Facebook and Twitter; next year these may seem as tired and dated as 5 megapixel digital cameras. I predict a reverse Rumspringa ritual. Basically, the term refers to an Amish rite of passage. By all accounts
Slightly Off Center By Dennis Hinkamp
the Amish take an all-or-nothing approach allowing youth a grace period to taste the
outside world before committing to the nearly technology-free lifestyle the Amish practice. While the sensational cases involve Amish teens’ full immersion into sex, drugs and rock and roll, most of these ventures are far more moderate. Most do not really leave their families once they taste TiVo. So maybe the rest of us should have a chance to immerse ourselves in non-technology and then either quit or come back with a refreshed perspective. Some of my friends who live in the nexus of hipness that is San Francisco have started taking techfree Sundays. This doesn’t work for me because Sunday is the day I like to catch up on all my trash internet surfing and shopping. Sundays on the interwebs is like the near-empty streets on Sunday mornings;
there is so much less traffic it is easy to get around. If I were to specify a tech-free day, I’d rather it be more like casual Fridays. The tech-free Reverse Rumspringa could turn into the new self-help fad. It will start with no-cell-phone Fridays and escalate to tech fasts of a week or more. People will go to guru-led retreats to be cleansed of technology. They will brag and try to one-up each other about non-technology the way others have about not watching TV or eating cheeseburgers. “Sure I have an iPhone, but I only use it for emergencies,” one will say. “Yeah I like to update my Facebook profile but only once a month just to keep in practice in case I really need it someday.” “That’s nothing; I went totally Cro-Magnon last week,”
someone else will say. “I dug a cave with my hands and lived like it was a time before fire.” The only probably is, people will have to brag about their non-techness in person. This may be why Facebook, Twitter and 80 percent of the new Intermintablenet applications exist in the first place. Everybody on there, including me, is either documenting the excruciating banalities of their lives or trying to be a super hero of interesting activity and accomplishments. Social media is a vicious cycle. Dennis Hinkamp tried to deliver this column by paper mail but he couldn’t find a mail box anywhere in his neighborhood. He is one of several freelance writers whose columns appear in The Herald Journal. Give feedback at email@example.com.
Chilean wines are better than anticipated
DO NOT RECALL ever writing about wines from Chili. Many years ago I must have consumed some bad bottles and then never come back. I have on occasion checked for recommendations on Chilean wines in the Logan Liquor Store, and I was not impressed. This last month I took the plunge and purchased a red and a white wine from Chili. The 2007 Peñalolen Cabernet Sauvignon at $12.99 from the Maipo Valley of Chili surpassed my expectation for quality. The deep berry and chocolate flavors so impressed me that I immediately purchased a second bottle. This is actually a blended wine that was aged for 12 months in French Oak and produced a wine that is complex with a soft texture. Well-rated by major wine magazines, the Utah price is well below any national price
Cache Wines By William Moore
I could find. The 2009 Castillo de Molina Sauvignon Blanc, at $9.49 from the Elqui Valley, is another Chilean wine that
Recommended F 2008 Jacob’s
Creek Riesling Reserve at $12.99 F 2007 Trimbach Riesling from Alsace at $17.88 F 2008 Pewsey Vale Riesling at $13.99 F 2008 Loosen Dr. L Riesling from Mosel at $12.24 F 2008 Eroica Riesling at $20.99 (not in Logan) F 2007 Peñalolen Cabernet Sauvignon at $12.99 F 2009 Castillo de Molina Sauvignon Blanc at $9.49 F 2008 Layer Cake Malbec at $14.99 F 2008 Crios de Susana Balbo Malbec at $14.99
has received good reviews. I found this Sauvignon Blanc more closely related to New
Zealand than American white wines. This wine is crisp with bright citrus flavors. Although produced by the large San Pedro winery, the grapes were hand picked for quality. This is a good wine for white fish and seafood. I began writing about Malbec wines from Argentina in 2006. These wines are now a big deal in the U.S., with imports increased fivefold from 2005 to the present time. There are more labels available in our local store too, and it is possible to buy a well-rated Malbec for under $20. For example there is the 2008 Layer Cake Malbec at $14.99, and the 2008 Crios de Susana Balbo Malbec at $14.99. These are big fruity wines low in tannins and with a long finish. An Australian 10-year study of how different closures affect wine gave a surprising result. Only the screw cap closure kept wine from
oxidizing and developing off flavors. The wine was a 1999 Clare Semillon, and thousands of bottles were sealed with 14 different closures. A set of bottles was opened each year for 10 years. The study with photos is reported in the May 31, 2010 issue of the Wine Spectator. I continue to explore the variety of Riesling wines available. Although there are entire rows in our local store devoted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay, the general quality-toprice ratio of these wines is sadly lacking. By contrast, the quality-to-price ratio for the small collection of Rieslings scattered through out the store is surprisingly high. I have never been big on Mosel Riesling wines from Germany, since they are generally too sweet for my taste. The See WINES on p. 12
“What are You Looking At?” By Brenda Schoenfeld
Weekly Richmond Harvest Market set to begin May 22 ICHMOND CITY AND R Rockhill Creamery will host a farmers market again this summer.
The Harvest Market at Rockhill will give valley residents and visitors the opportunity to sell and buy fresh produce, homemade crafts and Cottage Kitchen food items. The market will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday from May 22 to Oct. 16 at the historic Rockhill Farm, located at 563 S. State St. in Richmond. On opening day, Dry Lake Band will provide a mix of traditional and original bluegrass to entertain market
attendees. Early produce, seedling starts and craft items will be offered by vendors. Details and application forms are available on the Richmond City website, www.richmond-utah.com/har vest. If you’ve begun planting your tomato and pepper seeds, why not plant a few extra and come share the bounty this summer? For more information, call Terrie Wierenga, 258-3777 or Pete Schropp, 258-1278. If you’re interested in performing at the market, please contact Sue McCormick, 760-5022.
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Potluck tempts the fates and the tastebuds
HE TABLE was covered with potatoes. Steamy au gratin, funeral and mashed. Wrinkly baked and chivecovered twice-baked. Chunky salad, salty chips, cornflakestrewn scalloped and golden hashed. There were even tots. They were mostly good dishes, but one can only eat so many mouthfuls of potato at one sitting. Even the big eaters were giving up halfway through the food line, turning from the table holding both edges of their unwieldy paper plates to prevent a onesided collapse. This potluck I attended recently wasn’t so lucky. Hosting a potluck dinner tempts the fates. You are counting on the random flow of the universe to provide karma enough for equal distributions of carrot sticks, frog-eye salad, brownies, and ham. Doesn’t the universe have better things to worry about? It is just as likely to
Wines Continued from p. 10 high rating for the 2008 Loosen Dr. L Riesling at $12.24 encouraged me to try this off dry wine. At 8.5 percent alcohol, the flavor and sweetness comes from the fruit. This wine is for a meal without strong competing flavors. I quite enjoyed having a low alcohol wine for a change. Several months ago I purchased the 2007 Ch. Ste. Michelle Eroica Riesling at $20.99 in Park City. This bright and juicy wine at 12 percent alcohol was rated as high as 93 by some publications. Although produced in Washington State, the wine is made in conjunction with Loosen Bros. of Germany. The DABC site now lists only the 2008 vintage. For regular Riesling consumption I
Bread and Butter By Lael Gilbert
speak “chips and salsa” to 27 of the 30 attendees as to provide a random distribution of culinary chatter. The great potlucks I’ve attended have relied less on luck, and more on sign-up
sheets. A sign-up sheet supersedes fate. It also keeps the pot-bearer anonymous. I like assignments. Tell me to bring a Jell-o salad, and I’ll do it willingly. When I have to choose a dish, it reveals too much about who I am. You can’t bring anything too fancy. People will think you have too much time on your hands, and that you need more to do. Or too expensive for the same reason. No French cheeses or seafood. You can’t bring anything exotic or, lacking explanation, no one will know how to eat it. It has to be a good color, because even if it smells and tastes great, the hue can put people off pre-scoop. It has to be able to sit on a table for an hour without significant damage and still look appetizing. If you are going to make one of the Three Pillars of the potluck dinner (potato, sweet salad, and cake), you’d better make it good. Potlucks are the Miss America of inex-
still prefer the drier Rieslings. These include from Australia the 2008 Jacob’s Creek Riesling Reserve at $12.99, the 2008 Pewsey Vale Riesling at $13.99,and the 2007 Trimbach Riesling at $17.88 from Alsace. Since I first tasted a Riesling wine in Alsace, these wines have always remained my standard for judging the taste and quality. All of the white wines discussed here have a rating of 90 or better, so do try some. William Moore is retired from the Utah State University chemistry and biochemistry department and currently lives in Smithfield. He is among a number of freelance writers whose columns appear in The Herald Journal as part of an effort to expose readers to a variety of community voices. He is not an employee of the newspaper. Feedback at wmoore3136@ msn.com.
pensive food pageantry. Your pan will be competing against offerings from experienced cooks, mothers of six who can feed the whole family a full-course meal on two dollars or former military chefs who prepared 60 pounds of potatoes au gratin a day for 22 years. It isn’t a competition, you say? It isn’t if you run short on food, and every pan is emptied in the end. But I’ve never seen that happen. Every pot-bearer is keeping an eye on his or her dish to see who scoops from it and how much is taken. If the first few people in line don’t scoop, the dish may be doomed. Everyone wonders why no one has scooped it, and so no one dares to take the plunge. A few even nudge their faithful spouses to go back and dutifully take the maiden dip out of their own pan, just to keep up appearances. I’ve attended my fair share of potlucks. There are a few
constants. Bright orange punch is inevitably spilled onto paper tablecloths. The first 10 people in line are always boys between the ages of 8 and 13. There is always the person who finds a “friend” at the front she needs to reacquaint herself with, and just seems to melt right in as the food line moves along. There is also always the feeling of being in 30 warm kitchens with 30 fussy mothers serving the best of what they make for dinner. It is a comforting, filling, delicious place to fill your plate. Lael Gilbert is a food lover and freelance writer living in Logan. She is among a number of writers whose columns appear in The Herald Journal as part of an effort to expose readers to a variety of community voices. She is not an employee of the newspaper. Feedback at laelgi firstname.lastname@example.org.
* This week’s New York Times Bestseller List * HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The 9th Judgment” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro 2. “Lover Mine” by J. R. Ward 3. “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett 4. “Deliver us from Evil” by David Baldacci 5. “Hannah’s List” by Debbie Macomber HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. “The Big Short” by Michael Lewis 2. “This Time Together” by Carol Burnett 3. “Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang” by Chelsea Handler 4. “Oprah” by Kitty Kelley 5. “The Other Wes Moore” by Wes Moore PAPERBACK ADVICE 1. “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel 2. “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman 3. “The Belly Fat Cure” by Jorge Cruise 4. “Food Rules” by Michael Pollan 5. “Cook This, Not That!” by David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding CHILDREN’S BOOKS 1. “The Sandwich Swap” by Queen Rania of
Jordan with Kelly DiPucchio 2. “The Quiet Book” by Deborah Underwood 3. “The Lion and the Mouse” illustrated by Jerry Pinkney 4. “Instructions” by Neil Gaiman 5. “Poet Extraordinaire!” by Jane O’Connor
‘Perfect Storm’ author describes a year among soldiers in Afghanistan “War” by Sebastian Junger (Twelve Books, 304 pages, $26.99) Sebastian Junger, in reviewing Karl Marlantes’ new novel “Matterhorn” about the Vietnam War, writes that every war novel must confront a central contradiction: It “contains nearly unbearable levels of repetition, boredom and meaninglessness. Yet no sane novelist wants to inflict that much discomfort on the audience.” But Junger seems determined to tread precisely that contradiction in “War,” his nonfiction account of a year in Afghanistan’s remote Korengal Valley. If Marlantes wanted to give his readers the same experiences that radically altered him more than he wanted to portray the bravery or drama that makes war compelling, then Junger most wants to show us “a miraculous kind of antiparadise,” rife with boredom and dust and punctuated by the occasional fatal firefight. He discovers the young soldiers that he wanted to understand have found many of the same emotional challenges and satisfactions in the Korengal that they would at home, and they have recreated many social structures. Fundamentally, Junger concludes, a platoon can function almost indefinitely, given sufficient supplies, because it’s just the size of a community, with about 150 members, that humans can identify with. “By the time you got to brigade level three or four thousand men any sense of common goals or identity was pretty much theoretical,” Junger writes of research on community identity that he says applies to the soldiers he came to know. As readers scramble along with Junger on confusing and terrifying raids and watch men he knows die,
the whole question of greater purpose seems irrelevant. A new, respected commander wants to give residents debit cards they can use to obtain food, independent of local healers, with the idea that more aid would get to its destination and that U.S. forces would get more information about who needed it and where. But even this noble idea fades into the monotony of outpost life in 2007 to 2008, along with the commander’s incisive observation that valley residents are like indentured servants. “War” gains clarity but also a painful poignancy with the U.S. abandonment of the valley last month. It’s a lot harder now than even a year ago to argue that the soldiers Junger knew were naive or somehow particularly unaware. The overwhelming problem Junger describes is of military brass with little sense of the war on the ground who didn’t grasp that the locals were getting more organized, not worn down. That understanding, a basic evaluation of the real costs of war whether, for instance, the Korengal was worth the 50 American lives lost there is “the one thing” a country owes its soldiers, Junger writes. Junger leans away from comparing Afghanistan and Vietnam. But nothing struck this reviewer more than the fundamental similarities between what Junger in his New York Times review calls the “horror and absurdity” of Vietnam and his take on the Korengal. Why else the stark title “War”? Best known for “The Perfect Storm,” about a rugged fleet of New England fishermen caught in a hurricane, Junger is a longtime journalist and has covered regional conflicts around the world. — Laura Impellizzeri The Associated Press
‘For Better’ is more factbased than your average marriage self-help book “For Better: The Science of a Good Marriage” (Dutton, 368 pages, $25.95), by Tara Parker-Pope Countless self-help books have been written about marriage. It’s the rare work, however, that has the rigor and factual grounding of “For Better: The Science of a Good Marriage.” Written with a sharp eye by New York Times health reporter Tara Parker-Pope, the book examines research studies on marriage and distills their findings into lessons for couples. Some are more convincing than others. Researchers have found, for example, a parallel between housework and sex: The happier wives are about the division of chores, the happier husbands are with their sex lives. “Men said that if they did housework, their wives were happier with them. It’s a sign that he is appreciating her, thinking about her and caring about her. Those tend to be things that lead to her warming up to him when it comes to sex,” says Neil Chethik, author of “VoiceMale: What Husbands Really Think About Their Marriages, Their Wives, Sex, Housework, and Commitment,” who surveyed 300 American husbands. It’s more of a leap, however, for Parker-Pope to suggest that since scientists found strong marriages to have at least a 5-to-1 ratio of good-to-bad interactions, it behooves the reader to do five positive things to cancel out an instance of mistreating a spouse. The book is most useful in the neat interactive and introspective exercises that demonstrate a research finding or help readers diagnose the state of their marriage. Parker-Pope artfully expounds on technical studies with layman-friendly examples. For instance, researchers have found that the difference between a productive
fight and a harmful fight lies in whether it begins with a complaint or criticism: “I really need more help juggling the kids’ schedules on the weekend. I’d like some time for myself, too,” versus, “All you think about is yourself. Why would it never occur to you that I might need some help with the kids or there might be something I want to do today?” Many of the scientifically proven predictors of divorce can act as a red flag for couples to intervene before things escalate. If you find yourself telling your how-we-met story cynically, Parker-Pope writes, or frequently rolling your eyes at your spouse, it’s time to take a step back and identify any hidden resentments or frustrations. “For Better” is a trove of interesting tidbits. For women out there who wonder why men don’t initiate difficult discussions, Parker-Pope has your answer: Conflict is physiologically draining for men — their hearts beat faster and blood pressure stays high longer than women in similar situations. Oh, and that statistic about 50 percent of marriages ending in divorce? That was the peak in divorce rates, for the generation of couples who married in the 1970s, and Parker-Pope argues it “isn’t particularly relevant to people who have gotten married more recently or are planning to marry in the future.” The misleading statistic, she writes, “leaves us assuming marriage is more fragile than it really is, and it makes us ambivalent and more vulnerable to giving up when problems occur in our own relationships.” Armed with studies showing the health and financial perks to being married, and sharing proven ways to achieve a happy union, Parker-Pope succeeds in making a convincing argument for investing in and improving our marriages. — Rasha Madkour The Associated Press
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By Myles Mellor and Sally York Across 1. Examines a case 6. Room at the top 11. Give away 15. Secures 19. Membranous sacs 20. Uniform fabric 21. Mother ___ 22. Rage violently 23. “Kenya on a NY Studio Couch” 27. Most impertinent 28. Black Sea peninsula 29. Robert Burns’s “Whistle ___ the Lave O’t” 30. Zoom and fisheye 31. Young oyster 33. Goldbrick 35. Regard 36. ___-guided 39. Old watering hole 43. No-show in court 47. Early priest 48. “Can Type Terrible Epic” 53. Ancient debarkation point 55. Rumpus 56. Note 57. “Platoon” setting 58. Arrowroot, e.g. 60. Bivouac 63. Word with check or pay 64. “Doc Plays Up Intolerance” 69. Fire 70. Fulminated 71. Gathered 72. North Sea feeder 73. Fortune
74. Gull 77. Three czars 78. “We See Supervised Oath” 85. Fatuous 86. Denounces 87. Big insurance company 91. Cleans up, in a way 92. Tough wood 95. Part of LEM 96. Voice mail prompt 98. Parchment or paper 101. Part of a joule 102. Mohandas Karamchand ___ 106. Corruption 109. “Envoy Served Bloody Mary” 113. Actual 114. List shortener 115. Bench site 116. Oil supporter 117. “___ quam videri” (North Carolina’s motto) 118. Pastures 119. Off-color 120. Dorm annoyance Down 1. Headache 2. Digital cash 3. Tom, Dick or Harry 4. Laughfests 5. Brown 6. Feel pity 7. “Get ___!” 8. TV knob 9. Sign 10. Not forthright 11. Says impulsively
12. Points 13. Seth’s father 14. The “B” of N.B. 15. Roth ___ 16. Kind of oil 17. Hosts 18. Gyrocompass inventor 24. McCourt memoir 25. Mozart’s “L’___ del Cairo” 26. Japanese radish 31. Scrape 32. Sandford title word, often 34. Bad impression? 36. Rat’s place 37. Air 38. Tried to get home, maybe 40. New Guinea native 41. Trophy for a matador 42. Don’t just seem 43. Wreck 44. Spiral-horned grazer 45. Tie 46. Wet 48. Remains 49. Somewhat, to Salieri 50. Chants 51. One to blame? 52. Fixes 53. In shock 54. Flower part 59. Baptist leader? 60. Age 61. It’s higher on the hwy. 62. Ambo 63. Floods 65. Oblique 66. Succulent
67. River in Hades 68. Chaucer pilgrim 74. Shoe material 75. Fungal spore sacs 76. Forward 79. Falafel bread 80. Zip 81. Undisguised 82. Singer DiFranco 83. Big bovines 84. Used to be 87. Record holder
Cache Stargazers to talk meteorites HE CACHE VALLEY T Stargazers’ monthly meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 14, in room 244 of the Science-Engineering-Research (SER) Building on the campus of Utah State University. Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to SER behind the Performance Hall. The meeting will feature a talk by Chris Cokinos, who will speak on “The Fallen Sky: Meorites and Their Meanings.” Get that dusty telescope out of the closet or the binoculars out from under the carseat and join the fun! Everyone is welcome, both expert and beginner. For
information, visit www.cache stargazers.org or e-mail cache. email@example.com. Cache Valley has particularly dark skies, allowing stargazers with even modest telescopes or binoculars to see the sky up close and personal. The Cache Valley Stargazers
are a local astronomy club that provides a venue for people interested in astronomy and the night sky to connect with others of similar interests. They meet on the second Friday of every month to talk and learn about astronomy and to observe together. Anyone with an interest in astronomy or a desire to learn more about the constellations and night sky is welcome to join. Meetings feature everything from talks covering the latest astrophysics news to telescope clinics, to discussions about the best ways to view the splendors of the night sky from your own backyard.
88. Greenswards, Brit. 89. Provokes 90. Organic radicals 92. Operatic passage 93. Lapidator 94. Manage 97. Salad topper 98. Clancy subj. 99. Garfield’s predecessor 100. Soul, in Hinduism 103. Genesis shepherd
104. Score unit 105. Time to act 106. Saltimbocca ingredient 107. George Harrison’s “___ It a Pity” 108. Kind of weight 110. White alternative 111. Saturn’s wife 112. Itinerary word
Answers from last week
Ongoing events Registration is open for summer adult hockey at the Eccles Ice Center. Leagues will start the week of May 17 and are open to men and women ages 17 and up. The cost is $135 for the season. For information or to sign up, call Jon Eccles at 512-9250. The ice center is located at 2825 N. 200 East, North Logan. RRR Auction is accepting items for Wednesday night auctions. Please call 5126880 to arrange pick-up or drop-off of items. Bring furniture, appliances, electronics, machinery, crockery, artwork, lamps, etc. to 244 South Main St. or call to arrange pickup.
Friday Millville author Donald Anderson will hold a two-day release party and book signing for his new novel “Hanging by the Thread” from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Book Table. The Cache Valley Stargazers will host their monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 14, in Room 244 of the Science-Engineering-Research (SER) Building at USU. Chris Cokinos will talk about “The Fallen Sky: Meteorites and Their Meanings. Everyone is invited, experts and beginners alike. For more information, visit www.cachestargazers.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. A classic movie will play on the big screen at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 14, at Pioneer Valley Lodge, 2351 N. 400 East, North Logan. Popcorn, pop and treats will be provided. Admission is free, and everyone is invited. The Sports Academy will host a wallyball tournament May 14 and 15. Three-on-three, co-ed, $15 per team. For more information, call 753-7500.
Auditions for the American West Heritage Center’s for the Wild West Shakespeare production of “Much Ado About Nothing, or, A Whole Lotta Fuss Over Nothin’” will take place from 10 a.m. to noon at the Heritage Center Opera House. Actors 16 and older are invited to audition. Contact David Sidwell with questions at email@example.com or 764-2006. The show will run most weekends mid-June through August. Millville author Donald Anderson will hold a two-day release party and book signing for his new novel “Hanging by the Thread.” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Book Table. Logan Perennial Exchange will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot across from A&W. Trade plants, bulbs, gardening supplies, herbs, trees, mulch and house plants. Everything is free. For more information contact Sharon at 770-2540. Stokes Nature Center will host a “Dance and Nature” program for ages 2-13 from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday. Local performers, including the Valley Dance Ensemble, will lead an interactive dance and nature experience. For more information, call 755-3239 or visit www.logannature.org. The Cache Valley Gardeners Market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Merlin Olsen Park. Music this week will be by Robert Linton. Now accepting SNAP, credit, and debit cards. Dennis Lewin will present a program on the use and history of the telegraph at 10 a.m. in the Golden Spike National Historic Site Visitor Center (32 miles west of Brigham City via highways 13 and 83). There will be demonstrations until 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/gosp or call 435-471-2209.
600 S. 500 West, Logan. Lunch will be served ($5 suggested donation), followed by a walk along the river trail. Pre-register at www.nuf ibroconn.org for $10. Paul Munson with Sun Oven International will return to talk about solar cooking from 10:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15, in the Providence Macey’s Little Theater. There is no charge. Seating is limited; call 753-3301 to reserve your spot. The Daughters of the American Revolution Bear River Chapter will meet 10:30 a.m. at the Logan Public Library. Shirlely Reeder, a Kiowa Indian, will speak about the tribe while wearing native dress. Guests are always welcome. The Cache Valley Bike Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Merlin Olsen Park. The festival will include bike maintenance workshops, seminars on responsible riding, commuting, helmets and bike fitting. It will also include free games and competitions, including the bike toss, slow race, drag race and tire patch competition. The western singing duo Tumbleweeds will perform at the Cracker Barrel Cafe in Paradise on Saturday, May 15, from 6 p.m. to closing. Everyone is invited.
Sunday The Post-Mormon Community is a nonsectarian organization of individuals and families who have left Mormonism. The Cache Valley chapter meets for dinner and socializing every Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at a local restaurant. Newcomers welcome. For more information, visit www.PostMormon.org/logan or call 7704263.
Fingerstyle guitarist Scott Balsai will perform his acoustic compositions at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at Crumb Brothers Bakery, 291 S. 300 West, Logan. Tickets are $13 and available by calling 757-3468.
Elizabeth Mathews DUP will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the Coppermill Restaurant. The hostess will be Ruth Lott, LaPriel Bair will give the history and the lesson will be presented by Mary Ann Berry.
A multi-family yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 15, at the Prince Everyone is invited to join a weekly peace of Peace Lutheran Church, 930 N. 400 West, vigil from 5:30 to 6 p.m. every Friday on the Logan. All proceeds will go to The American east side of Main Street between Center Street and 100 North in Logan. For more infor- Cancer Society. To donate items the day before, contact Becky Yeager at 757-6283. mation, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 755-5137. Linda Wentz will play the piano at 3 p.m. at Pioneer Valley Lodge, 2351 N. 400 East, Infinity SC will sponsor a fee soccer clinic North Logan. Everyone is invited. for children 5 to 9 years old from Cache and Box Elder counties from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Dances of Universal Peace will be taught Campbell’s Field at 460 S. 100 West, Hyde from 7 to 9 p.m. May 15 in the Whittier ComPark. Players should bring a ball and water. munity Center Pink Room, 290 N. 400 East, Coaches are encouraged to participate. Logan. Cost is a $5 donation. For more infor-
Celebrate National Bike-to-Work Week from 8 to 10 a.m. May 17 through May 21 at the Cache Valley Transit Center. Volunteers from the Bike & Pedestrian Advisory Committee and local businesses will provide drinks and educational materials for prospective bike commuters.
Poor Ophelia will perform with Beacon Hill and White Ivory (alternative/rock) at 8 p.m. at Why Sound, 30 Federal Ave. Cover charge is $5. For more information, visit www.myspace. com/whysound.
mation, contact Ginny at 757-1963.
The South Cache Soccer League will hold a free soccer Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Hyrum Soccer Complex across from Mountain Crest High. Real Salt Lake representatives will attend, and reduced-price RSL game tickets will be available. Mini camps, radar-gun ball speed tests and other activities will be available.
Oddmality (hip hop metal) will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at Why Sound, 30 Federal Ave. Cover charge is $5. For more information, visit www.myspace.com/whyso und. The Utah Fibromyalgia Association will host a Walk of FAME from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at the Willow Park pavillion,
St. St. will perform with Julie Perry and Mariah Shayne (acoustic/folk) at 8 p.m. Monday, May 17, at Why Sound, 30 Federal Ave. Cover charge is $5. For more information, visit www.myspace.com/whysound. The Cynthia Benson DUP Camp will meet at 1 p.m. at the Hyrum Civic Center to entertain the Sego Lily Camp. Everyone is invited.
Tuesday The Cache Valley Gluten Intolerance Group will meet at 7 p.m. at the Macey’s Little Theater in Providence for cookie night. Bring a copy of your favorite recipe. For more information, e-mail at CacheValleyGIG@gmail.com.
The Cache Chamber of Commerce will hold a luncheon at noon at The Copper Mill Restaurant, 55 N. Main, Logan. Come and network with other business professionals and learn some financial planning tips. Register at www. cachechamber.com or call 752-2161. Cost is $12 in advance ot $14 at the door. OPTIONS for Independence will go on a field trip to Smith and Edwards and eat lunch at Calls Drive-In at noon. To sign up or for more information, contact Mandie at 753-5353 ext. 108.
Wednesday A “To Preserve the Nation” Constitution lecture will be given by Scott Bradley at 7 p.m. upstairs at the Book Table at no charge. Call 753-2930 or 753-8844 for information. Auditions for the Cache Children’s Choir Cantate choir will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at USU’s FAC building, room 214. Children ages 10 to 14 may audition. No appointment or preparation is necessary. Visit cachechil drenschoir.org for more info. A free workshop titled “Introduction to Oral History” will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at USU’s Merrill-Cazier Library, Room 101. Reservations are required. Contact Liz Kline at 797-2663 or liz.kline@ usu.edu. Dandy Lies & Daffy Dealings (poetry/hip hop) at 7:30 p.m. at Why Sound, 30 Federal Ave. Cover charge is $5. For more information, visit www.myspace.com/whysound. “Jazz and Cocktails” — featuring the Jon Gudmundson Quartet — are served up from 8 to 10 p.m. every Wednesday at Le Nonne, 129 N. 100 East, Logan. In addition to its regular menu, the restuarant also features a selection of crepes on Wednesday nights. For more information, call 752-9577.
Thursday The Cache School District will conduct a screening for children up to age 5 who may be eligible for programs for preschoolers with developmental delays. For more information or to schedule an appointment contact Jim Payant at 753-2100 Ext. 1902, Kathleen Westover at 753-0951 Ext. 122 or Marla Nef at 797-2043. The Hyrum Ladies Literary Club will hear a history of Hyrum and introduce new officers at 6 p.m. at the Hyrum Civic Center. Los Rasquetis will perform with Steven Halliday and (TBA) (Latin rock/acoustic) at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at Why Sound, 30 Federal Ave. Cover charge is $5. For more information, visit www.myspace.com/whysound. The Knotty Knitters meet from 6 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Senior Citizen Center in Logan. For more information, contact Cathy at 752-3923.
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