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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 Holiday open house issue

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Yuletide Winter’s Gathering

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TROY — ProCare Vision Center is hosting its Ladies’ Night Thursday from 7 to 7:30 p.m. at its office at 19 S. Weston Road. Guests will have the opportunity to see the latest in fashion eyewear designs from Candies, Sketchers, Harley Davidson and many more. Several local businesses will be respresented at the event, providing appetizers, wine tastings, instructions on making wire earrings, photography, massage and reflexology, tea samples and lotions, fudge and candies, handmade cards and guided relaxation. ProCare Vision also is collecting food and feminine items for a local food pantry, and it also has the names of 50 local children from Miami County Children Services who can be “adopted” for purchasing Christmas gifts.

SIDNEY — The Sidney First Church of God Relay for Life team is hosting its ninth Home Party Vendor Christmas open house show Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First Church of God, 1510 Campbell Road. Admission is free. Participating vendors are 24/7 Boutique, Advocare, Anne’s Originals, Arbonne, Avon, Beauti-Control, Bows and Puppets, Celebrating Home, Connie’s Crafts, Crossway Farms and Debbie’s Delights, Gifts From the Heart, Glass Lighted Blocks and Ceramic Tiles, Gold Canyon Candles, Ideas 2 Treasures, It’s Just Jewelry with Replica Handbags, JAB Boutique, Juice Plus, Lia Sophia, Longaberger, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, PartyLite, Premier Designs, Rex’s Metal Art and Sports Signs, Rusty’s

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Saturday, Nov. 5, 9am-3pm Currently We Have Vendors Representing: 24/7 Boutique, Advocare, Anne’s Originals, Arbonne, Avon, Beauti Control, Bows & Puppets, Celebrating Home, Connie’s Crafts, Crossway Farms & Debbie’s Delights, Gifts From the Heart, Glass Lighted Blocks & Ceramic Tiles, Gold Canyon Candles, Ideas 2 Treasures, It’s Just Jewelry w /Replica Handbags, JAB Boutique, Juice Plus, Lia Sophia, Longaberger, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Party Lite, Premier Designs, Rex’s Metal Art & School Signs, Rusty’s Baby Boutique, Scentsy Wickless, Silpada Jewelry, Tastefully Simple, Thirty One, Tupperware, Virginia’s Crocheted Crafts, Riley’s Woodworking and more!

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hair salon will give a free $10 gift certificate with the purchase of each $25 Plain N’ Simple gift certificate, limit two TROY — Plain N’ Sim- per customer. Participle, 8015 E. pants will have the opState Route portunity to 41, will browse all the have its Merle Norholiday man cosopen metics house and skin Fricare day products, and take a Saturlook at a day large selecfrom 11 tion of Vera a.m. to 5 Bradley bags p.m. and and accessories Sunday from 1 and see the hair salon. to 5 p.m. The shop will Angels in the Attic have Christmas decor, SIDNEY — The Anlamps, braided rugs, gles in the Attic Craft stoneware, jewerly and Show will be Nov. 10 and much more. Door prizes will be given away during 11 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. the open house. to 5 p.m. at the Ross HisTroy Senior Merle Norman torical Center in Sidney. Citizens Center open house Admission is $1 for adults, children 12 and bazaar TROY — Merle NorTROY — The Troy man, 1444 W. Main St., is younger are admitted free. Guests will enjoy Senior Citizens Center, hosting its annual open 134 N. Market St., is house Sunday from noon complimentary refreshhosting a holiday bazaar to 4 p.m. Gift bags valued ments. Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 at $100 will be given to Charity League p.m. The event features the first 20 people in the craft show crafts, a rummage sale, door, and every guest will SIDNEY — Charity baked goods and a lunch receive a free gift. The League members are **WE ARE NOW OFFERING BOTOX** gearing up for the 39th annual Holiday Craft •RESTORATIONS •PREVENTIVE CARE •WHITENING Festival, which will be •EXTRACTIONS •DENTURES & PARTIALS •SEALANTS held Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lehman •CROWNS & •COSMETIC Catholic High School. DENTISTRY BRIDGES Admission is $2. Lunch •RIGID •ROOT will be served and conSTERILIZATION CANALS cession items will be MARK T. BENTLEY D.D.S. INC available. All proceeds CHARLES H. STEVENS D.D.S. from the event go toJULIE E. JONES D.D.S. ward supporting chil1523 N. MARKET ST., TROY • 937-335-4630 • dren in need in Shelby

Baby Boutique, Scentsy Wickless, Silpada Jewelry, Tastefully Simple, Thirty One, Tupperware, Uppercase Living, Virginia’s Crocheted Afghans and Doilies, Riley’s Wood Creations and more. Vendors will be setting up displays to take orders and offering raffle baskets, as well as cash-and-carry items. Door prizes also will be drawn. The Relay for Life team will serve a soup and sandwich lunch for a small fee, along with desserts, snacks and drinks. Doughnuts and coffee will be offered in the morning. Funds raised will go to the American Cancer Society. For more information, contact Deb Kaufman at (937) 497-1353.

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County. The festival will feature more than 150 vendors selling a variety of handcrafted items including floral arrangements and wreaths, indoor and outdoor holiday decorations, ceramics, quilts, candles, wooden toys, homemade soaps and lotions, wood furniture, handmade jewelry, personalized children’s books and CDs and OSU crafts, hand-painted items and baked goods. In addition, guests can meet with direct sales vendors from Thirty One Gifts, Longaberger, Silpada, UsBorne Books, Avon and Mary Kay.

St. Teresa bazaar COVINGTON — St. Teresa Catholic Church, 6925 W. U.S. Route 36, is having a Christmas bazaar Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Highlights of the bazaar will be a quilt and homemade crafts raffle. Also, there will be outside vendors and crafters who will offer a nice array of holiday gifts and decorations. There also will be a bake sale.

Covington Candlelight Christmas COVINGTON — The specialty shops and businesses of Covington are putting on the 20th annual Covington Candlelight Christmas Nov. 11-12 and Nov. 18-19 be• See Shopping on page 3


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tween the intersections of Ohio 48, 36 and 41. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 11 and 12, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 18 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 19. The weekends include sleigh rides, pictures with Santa Claus, a nutcracker mime, cookie decorating and several sales at the downtown shops.

German Family Christmas MINSTER, NEW BREMEN — The Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce is having its German Family Christmas event Nov. 11-13 this year. Several shops in Minster and New Bremen are participating to encourage early Christmas shopping. The event includes a visit with Santa Claus, a petting zoo and special promotions at several local businesses. For more information, call the Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce at (419) 6290313.

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gifts that say “I was thinking of you.” The show is free and open to the public. For a list of vendors who will be at the event, visit Call the center at (937) 339-0457.

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Trinity craft bazaar TROY — Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, is having its craft bazaar Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Items for sale at the show include jewelry, stained glass, visual arts, woodworking, table runners, placemats, handcrafted African gifts, blankets, knitted items, pillows and baked goods. A silent auction for quilts also will be part of the event. For more information, call (937) 335-7747.

Winans to host local chambers PIQUA — Winans Fine Chocolates and Coffees celebrates 50 years by hosting the Chamber Business After Hours event Nov. 17 at Winans in Piqua. Chambers of commerce from Piqua, Troy, Tipp City and Covington are invited. For more information, call Winans at (937) 7731981

For All Seasons open house TROY — For All Seasons Gift Boutique, 2 W. Main St., is having its holiday open house Nov. 18 until 8 p.m. All proceeds benefit Hospice of Miami County. The shop


A Learning Place in Piqua fills with vendors each year for its annual holiday bazaar. This year’s event is Nov. 19. keeps extended hours throughout November and December to include opening on Monday. Store hours are Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (937) 875-2599.

Winter Wonderland SIDNEY — The Winter Wonderland Parade and Lighting Ceremony will take place on the courtsquare in Sidney

Nov. 18. The lighting ceremony begins and 6:30 p.m., and the parade steps off at 7:30. The parade features a large number of entries and welcomes Santa to Sidney each year. For more information, call (937) 492-9122 or visit

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SIDNEY — The public is invited to the first Country and Couture Holiday Gift Show Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Count Your Blessings Farm, 680 Doorley Road. Show organizer Amanda Ernst has gathered local women who own independent businesses and also work at home or in various professions. The vendors represent Stella

and Dot, Tupperware, Thirty One Gifts, Scentsy, Tastefully Simple, Advocare, Mary Kay, Lillie’s Lovelies and CYB Alpaca Gear. Hor d’oeuvres and raffles for free gifts also will be part of the fun, and the alpacas who live on the farm will be in view.


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Friends of Hayner Fine Art and Vendor Exchange, also known as F.A.V.E, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is the first annual pre-holiday shopping event at the Hayner Center. Guests can support local artists and entrepreneurs as well as the Friends of Hayner and get their holiday shopping crossed off their lists. The event allows guests to avoid the stress of the malls and find those one-of-akind items or specialty

TROY — The Troy Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its Holiday MarketPlace Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Crystal Room, 845 W. Market St. Businesses will share information on the best shopping, food and events for the holiday season. For more information, call (937) 3398769.

Learning Place hoilday bazaar PIQUA — A Learning Place and Council on Rural Services, 201 RM Davis Parkway, is hosting its holiday bazaar Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 60 local crafters will sell unique creations, such as candles, wire wrap and beaded jewelry, turned wood bottle stoppers, scarves, shawls and • See Shopping on page 4



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more. A hand looming demonstration will be given by John Heater, of Piqua. Some returning vendors include The Backyard Bistro, Girlsn-Pearls and Peek-a-Boo Blankets. A new vendor this year is Gary Rudy, of Lighthouse Laser in Sidney. The vendors will give door prizes every 15 minutes, and everyone can bid on a silent auction of holiday gift baskets. Guests also may purchase tickets for the annual holiday raffle of great prizes, such as a 32-inch flat screen television, a $500 U.S. Savings Bond from Unity Bank, a free night stay at the Comfort Inn, gift certificates and so much more. While shopping, visitors can get a homecooked lunch of chicken and noodles, french potato soup, pulled chicken sandwiches and a variety of homemade pies and desserts. Admission is $2 for adults, and children younger than 12 are admitted free. Pro-

ceeds from the event will go to the Gateway Youth program.

Expressions of the Home TROY — Expressions of the Home, 6 S. Market St., will hold an open house on Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Caroline gift card deal TROY — The Caroline, 5 S. Market St., is having a gift card special Nov. 25-27. Customers who buy a $50 gift card will receive a coupon for a free house steak or maple-glazed salmon. This is the only weekend the deal will be offered. Also during the holidays, The Caroline will have its Christmas Eve buffet from 4 to 8 p.m. and its New Year’s Eve dinner from 3 to 10 p.m. Visit or call (937) 552-7676 for more details.

LaPiazza gift card drawing TROY — La Piazza

Holiday Open House November 4-5-6 Fri.-Sat.: 11am-5pm Sun.: 1pm-5pm

on the square in downtown Troy is having a drawing for a free $100 gift card. All guests who come for dinner Nov. 25, 26 and 27 may have their name entered in the drawing. For more information on LaPiazza, visit or call (937) 339-5553.

Troy’s Hometown Holiday Celebration TROY — The 2011 Hometown Holiday Celebration will take place Nov. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Troy. The party includes a parade, the Grand Illumination, phone calls to the North Pole, visits with Santa, carriage rides, holiday music, refreshments, shopping and Mayor Michael Beamish’s special holiday reading. For more information, visit or call (937) 339-5455. Angels Among Us, an open house fundraiser, is being presented by Iliad Florals and Odyssey Salon in partnership with the Grand Illumination event to not only help jump start holiday gift buying, but also to give back by sponsoring a local family in need.

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TROY — The Whistle Stop Train Shop, 108 E. Main St., invites shoppers to an event on Nov. 25 for Christmas savings throughout the store. The day will include operating model train layouts, free crafts for the children and refreshments.

Christmas of Yesteryear celebration. This year’s event is slated for Dec. 3 on the courtsquare in Sidney. Activities are offered around downtown Sidney and include crafts and displays at the Shelby County Historical Society and the Amos Memorial Public Library. The event begins with breakfast with Santa at The Spot Restaurant. For more information, call (937) 492-9122 or visit

Holiday e s u o h n e op issue Mrs. Claus’s Quarter Auction TROY — Mrs. Claus’s Quarter Auction will take place Nov. 29 at Riverside of Miami County, 1625 N. TroySidney Road. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. with concessions at 6. The auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. Guests should bring quarters to the event. Proceeds from the auction to benefit Family Connection of Miami County and Troy Main Street Inc. For more information, visit or call (937) 339-5455.

Inner Strength open house TROY — Inner Strength Therapeutic Massage, 115 S. Market St., is planning a holiday open house Dec. 2 and 3. The business will offer customer-favorite Holiday Wellness Package gift certificates, tours of its treatment rooms, demonstrations, holiday refreshments and fun.

Christmas of Yesteryear SIDNEY — Downtown Sidney comes alive each year with its

Hayner Center open house TROY — The holiday open house at the TroyHayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St, will take place Dec. 3-4 from 1 to 5 p.m. Most of the rooms in the Hayner mansion will be decorated with a woodland Christmas theme. Saturday is children’s day with art activities provided for children and their families. The ballet students of Cyndi Schreffler will do a demonstration performance at 1 p.m., and Madcap Puppet Theatre will give performances at 2 and 3:30 p.m. The events are free and open to the public, but space for the puppet shows is limited. Free puppet show tickets are available beginning at 9 a.m. Dec. 3. Santa arrives at 2:45 p.m. Parents and grandparents will want to bring their cameras. On Sunday, the Troy High School Show Choir and some of the performers featured on the Friends of Hayner Holiday CD will perform

throughout the afternoon. Scheduled performers include Jimmy Felts, Betty Tasker, David Wion and Friends, Dul-C-Daze and the Lampost 4 Barbarshop Quartet. The Holiday Music CD, the perfect gift from Troy this season, is for sale at a cost of $15 including tax. Information about all of Hayner’s activities can be found online at

Christmas in the Village JACKSON CENTER — Christmas in the Village in Jackson Center on Dec. 4 is a holiday event with Christmas caroling, a community Christmas tree and refreshments. A handbell choir will perform, and a horse-drawn wagon will be available for rides. Kids activities also are part of the event. Santa Claus will be available for pictures, and downtown merchants will offer special promotions for the holiday season.

Pinky Scout show TROY — On Dec. 9 from 5 to 7 p.m., Pinky Scout, 5 E. Main St., will have live window models. The fashionable Pinky Girls will put on a fashion show in the front windows. The shop also will have local children’s author Meaghan Fisher at the store signing her books. Her two books, “Sadie the Skunk” and “Lars the Monkey Flies a WACO Plane,” will be for sale. For more information, call (937) 440-1211 or visit


spawned hits such as the chart-topping “Keep On Loving You,” and the No. 5 “Take It On the Run,” as well as “In Your Letter” and “Don’t Let Him Go.” “Keep The Fire Burnin’” was a hit on the 1982 offering “Good Trouble,” and REO returned to the top of the charts in 1984 when “Can’t Fight This Feeling” went to No. 1 on the “Wheels are Turnin’” record. That hit-making pedigree — coupled with the fact that REO sold out its 2008 performance at the Darke County Fair — helped make the band an easy choice when talk about renewing the partnership between Hobart Arena and the I-75 PROVIDED PHOTO Northern Group got REO Speedwagon will perform at Hobart Arena in Troy Nov. 11. Tickets for the under way earlier this year, said Hobart Arena show are still available. Director Ken Siler. “We’ve partnered with Variety Attractions and with Ohio Community Media on a number of shows we’ve had and it seems to have worked well,” he said. “Our plan is to continue to book BY JIM DAVIS cluding The Troy Daily and produced four Top 40 acts of this nature and For iN75 News, Piqua Daily Call singles. we feel like we’re moving and Sidney Daily News Formed in 1967, REO in the right direction — TROY — Thirty years — the concert features Speedwagon first made the direction we wanted ago, REO Speedwagon one of the busiest classic waves on the charts with to go with when we was seemingly everyrock bands in the busi1973’s “Ridin’ the Storm started in 2008 with where — they were all ness. Out.” The band later Terry Fator. We continue over the radio dial, had With a resume that in- soared to new heights to get feedback from the the No. 1 rock album in cludes 13 Top 40 hits and with the release of “Hi community and they the land, and the band more than 40 million al- Infidelity” in 1981, which seem to be recognizing was a staple on cable bums sold, REO has television’s MTV music proven to be one of the Locally channel. genre’s more enduring Grown Hearty Now, members of the bands. They’ve been out classic rock band will try on the road recently with Mums Dressed to bring some of that mu- .38 Special, Def Leppard with Foil & Bow (formerly a bloom flowers & gifts) sical euphoria to Troy and Styxx, while REO only $15! when REO visits Hobart lead singer Kevin Cronin 409 Kirk Lane, Troy Arena Nov. 11. and his bandmates reLocally Co-sponsored by the cently released a 30th city of Troy/Hobart Arena anniversary deluxe ediGrown Hearty Full service and Ohio Community tion of REO’s “Hi Infiftd florist Mum Patio Pots Media’s I-75 Northern delity” — an album that with 28 yrs only $40! experience. Group newspapers — in- topped 10 million in sales

REO brings classic rock to Hobart Arena



that we’re bringing in national acts.” Hobart has hosted a wide spectrum of entertainment events the past few years, ranging from classic rock group Foreigner and country stars Justin Moore, Easton Corbin and The Band Perry to Christian acts Steven Curtis Chapman, Toby Mac, Skillet and Casting Crowns. Siler said positive feedback from the 2009 Foreigner concert encouraged staff to pursue performers from the same genre. “We felt like we wanted to bring in another classic rock act to follow up that event,” he said. I-75 Northern Group Publisher Frank Beeson agreed, adding that the response he encountered following the Foreigner concert — also co-sponsored by the I-75 papers — was gratifying. “As people left they thanked us for bringing a

classic rock band to Hobart,” he said. “That’s why we wanted to bring in another classic rock band … and you can’t get much more classic than REO.” Tickets for the Nov. 11 show are still available. Purchase tickets for $50, $40 and $28 on the Hobart Arena website at or at the arena box office. Tickets and additional information also can be obtained by calling (937) 339-2911. To learn more about REO Speedwagon, visit

Troy Civic Theatre Presents

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Intended For Mature Audiences Nov. 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18 & 19 Curtain: Fri. & Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm For Ticket Reservations Call 339-7700 TCT at the Barn in the Park, across from Hobart Arena.

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Tipp City gets into the holiday spirit Local merchants debut holiday items for Winter’s Gathering In addition to shopping, visitors can enjoy carriage rides and a visit TIPP CITY — Kick off with Santa Claus. “Be sure to mark your the holiday season with calendar to visit historic the Downtown Tippecadowntown Tipp Nov. 12 noe Merchants 2011 Yuletide Winter’s Gather- and 13,” said Jayne ing Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. Brame, from the Winters Gathering committee. to 8 p.m. and Nov. 13 Children are invited to from noon to 6 p.m. The the Welcome Santa Chilevent is a traditional shopkeeper’s open house dren’s Parade Nov. 12. The parade will meet at designed to give resithe Eagles parking lot at dents a head start on 11:45 a.m. to welcome their shopping. Shoppers will have no Santa and walk behind him down Main Street to trouble finding unique 4th. The children will gifts, holiday decor and stop at 3rd and Main much more from the streets to donate canned downtown merchants. Anyone who shops up an items to the Needy Basket. Santa will be at Sugappetite can satisfy it den Furniture from noon with beverages and meals from local eateries. to 3 p.m. BY LINDY JURACK iN75 Editor

Carriage rides will be offered on Nov. 12 from noon to 5 p.m. and Nov. 13 from noon to 4 p.m. The rides start at Main Street at 1st and 4th streets. The Valley Arts and Crafts Show will be going on in the Monroe Township basement Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Nov. 13 from noon to 5 p.m. Here’s a look at what some of the shops will offer during Winter’s Gathering.

M-n-J’s The Renaissance Singers, a group of local people, will be dressed in costume and singing Christmas carols outside of M-n-J’s Saturday from

noon to 4 p.m. The group also will sing at another business across the street. M-n-J’s owners Mary and Philip Wethington have put together themed sections of the store to celebrate the holidays. One corner is filled with snowmen items and another area is overflowing with elves. Primitive and traditional gingerbread will be available, as well as religious dishes, Christmas cards, pre-made gift baskets, Ohio State University Christmas items and children’s stocking stuffers. Goodies such as holiday candies and flavored coffee and cocoa also will be available for purchase. “We carry such a wide variety,” Mary said. She and former owner Carolyn Weaver will be designing custom floral arrangements, holiday wreaths and lit and unlit garland. A collection of holiday jewelry and a line of gifts for teachers are new this year at M-nJ’s. The store also carries 1803 Candles, and Mary highly recommends the Mistletoe Kisses scent. “It’ll remind you of an old fashioned live Christmas tree,” she said.

Eunice’s Antiques on Main Linda and Time Kreider are hosting a grand opening of their new WRH FILE PHOTO/TIMOTHY JACKSON shop during Yuletide Kids take a carriage ride in downtown Tipp City at last year’s Yuletide Winter’s Winter’s Gathering. Eunice’s Antiques on Main Gathering.


Emma and Hannah Marlowe have their photo taken with Santa at Sugden Furniture during the 2010 Winter’s Gathering. St. Nick will be back again this year. will offer customers 10 percent off their purchase if they mention they saw this article in iN75.

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also will be offered.

“We’re not your typical antique store. We have some unique and unusual finds.” The shop is full of primitive and rustic items. Anything from a juke box to old work benches, crates and boxes can be found at Eunice’s. The store has several antique trunks for sale, and the attic area displays old farm implements, record albums and shutters. During Winter’s Gathering, Eunice’s Antiques on Main will have its Christmas items out including lots of old ornaments and decor. Refreshments

Sweet by Kristy opened in April 2011 featuring “penny” candy, nostalgic and specialty candies, unique holiday candies, and stocking stuffers. The bakery makes gourmet cupcakes that are baked fresh daily, all-natural dog treats, whoopie pies, caramel apples, and chocolate-dipped confections such as Oreos, pretzel rods, marshmallows, buckeyes and more, all made from the finest ingredients. “Have someone to shop for this holiday season and don’t know what to get?” owner Kristy Reis asked. “We

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have nostalgic candy gift packs from the 1950s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s and many other unique things for the person who already has it all. Find a treat for yourself and the whole family, including the dog.” Gluten-free cupcakes are available on Fridays and by special order. Cupcakes by special order are offered in four sizes by the dozens. “They are perfect for birthdays, weddings, showers and events,” Reis said. During Winter’s Gathering, Sweet by Kristy will be open Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Nov. 13 from noon to 6 p.m. For more information or to place an

order, call Sweet at (937) 506-0593 or visit Shoppers also can find Sweet on Facebook and Twitter for specials and updates.

Cairns Toys Cairns Toys is having its annual sale during Yuletide Winter’s Gathering. The shop has been in business for 26 years, first as Cairns Collectibles, and now in its current location for 14 years as Cairns Toys. As the area’s only specialty toy store, Cairns specializes in unique toys for all ages, making it a must-see on your Winter’s Gathering shop-


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Ladies shop during the 2010 Yuletide Winter’s in downtown Tipp City. This year’s event will be held Nov. 12 and 13.

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Gathering ping route. Cairns carries a wide selection of baby dolls and toys, doll houses, books, stuffed animals, kid furniture and rideons, play kitchens, play tables, Thomas the Tank, Playmobil, games for all ages and more. For the sale, everything in the store will be 20 percent off, beginning Nov. 10 and ending Nov. 13. Cairns will be open Nov. 10-12 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Nov. 13 from noon to 6 p.m. On Nov. 12, toy stores across the country will celebrate the joy of play during Neighborhood Toy Store Day. To launch the holiday shopping season with communityminded fun, ASTRA members throughout the nation will host special events at their stores. Cairns Toys will

“Customers are looking to recreate their childhood history a lot of times, so we can definitely help with that.” — Terri Bessler have specials specific to that day of the event, including product giveaways and Best Toys for Kids Award-winning toys on display for play. On Neighborhood Toy Store Day, customers see that specialty toy retailers are more than just stores, they are a central part of a vital community. Local stores have knowledgeable staff, help preserve a vital downtown, and reinvest their profits in the community. “We are here in your community to make a difference,” said owner

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Melissa Cairns. “Come in and visit us today to find out what we are all about.” For more information on Cairns Toys, call (937) 667-7622 or visit Find Cairns on Facebook and Twitter for specials and updates.

Midwest Memories


Anyone looking for a trip down memory lane should stop by Midwest Memories during Yuletide Winter’s Gathering. The shop carries vintage ornaments and unique older Christmas items customers often remember from their grandparents’ homes. All the holiday merchandise will debut during Winter’s Gathering. “Customers are looking to recreate their childhood history a lot of times, so we can definitely help them with that,” said store owner

Karen Purke paints ornaments at the Valley Arts and Crafts show in Tipp City. The show is held in the Monroe Township basement during Winter’s Gathering. Terri Bessler. “The neatest thing is to listen to people walk through the store. Many items trigger memories.” Bessler said customers often wonder what happened to a favorite item of their grandparents when they find one just like it at Midwest Memories. “They’re replacing a memory, so it’s enjoyable to listen to them relive their past as they walk through our store,”

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she said. Midwest Memories has been in Tipp City for 12 years, and doubled its size about six years ago with a second store front. Now the space houses more than 10,000 square feet of unique antiques, home décor, seasonal décor and more. The shop has more than 75 individual dealers, and gets new items daily, selling more than 3,000 items a month, Bessler said. “We have something in every price range and every style. We have something for every customer that could possibly walk in the store,” Bessler said, adding that she’s excited about this year’s Winter’s Gathering event. “I’m very proud of all our merchants in town this year and how they’ve all stepped up

to make this happen.”

The Golden Leaf The Golden Leaf makes it easy to find a gift for the woman in your life, while enjoying a hot cup of coffee or tea at the same time. “This is a great place to shop for women,” said manager Jayne Brame. “I have a lot of gifts for women from new to old, but it’s definitely a girls’ shop. I’m sure you could find something for the woman in your life in here.” During Winter’s Gathering, the Golden Leaf will have food and drink samples, along with special deals going on. Brame will debut the shop’s holiday merchandise for the event, which includes holiday candles and holiday flavored • See Gathering on page 11


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Bogart brothers return home for holiday show PIQUA — Home for the Holidays with the Bogarts will be presented Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. in the ballroom of the Fort Piqua Plaza. The fundraiser is sponsored by the Piqua Chamber of Commerce Mills/Bogart Brothers Scholarship Fund for students furthering their education in the field of music. The evening will feature a variety of music from standards, to jazz, Broadway and, just maybe, some Christmas fare. Houston native Matt Bogart, the oldest of four musically talented Bogart brothers, was the recipient of the Piqua Chamber of Commerce’s first Mills Brothers Scholarship in 1991. Since that time, he and his brothers (also scholarship recipients)

music. In 2010, the name of the scholarship was changed to the Mills/Bogart Brothers Scholarship. After graduating from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, Matt Bogart immediately began his career on the professional stage as Chris in the touring company of “Miss Saigon.” He is currently performing on Broadway as Nick Massi in “Jersey Boys.” His other Broadway credits include lead roles in Matt Bogart “Miss Saigon,” “Aida,” “Smokey Joe’s Cafe,” have returned to Piqua on numerous occasions to “Camelot” and “Ace.” Matt has performed all perform at fundraisers over the United States for the scholarship. To with renowned symphony date, the program has orchestras and at the awarded more than most reputable regional $30,000 in scholarships theaters, playing the to Piqua area students pursuing their college ed- principle male roles in “West Side Story,” ucation in professional

“Carousel,” “110 in the Shade,” “Oklahoma,” “Damn Yankees,” “Orpheus Descending” and “True West,” as well as portraying James Joyce at the Joyce Festival in Dublin, Ireland. Matt has developed several new works with numerous Broadway composers, including Stephan Sondheim. He has recorded three solo CDs, including the latest, “Sky Above Manhattan” to be released in the winter and available on his website. Two other of the Bogart brothers will join Matt in performing a variety of music styles including show tunes and holiday music, Dominic and Kevin Bogart. Dominic, also a University of Cincinnati graduate, has performed a feature role on the “Chris Rock

Bada Bing for an ice cold beer. The sports bar will open at 11 a.m. on Nov. 12, and bar specials will be offered. Football games will be shown on the televisions. If they’ve had enough shopping, men are encouraged to stop by and enjoy the bar, while their significant others continue perusing the downtown. “Come in and sit and relax for a minute,” said bartender Lori Marker. The Downtown Tippecanoe Merchants have more events planned for this holiday season. Ladies “Book Club” Night is slated for Nov. 17 from 7 to 10 p.m., and isn’t really a book club, but a covert

ladies night in downtown. View the holiday displays downtown during Window Wonderland Nov. 26. The displays will be judged by Tipp Monroe Community Services. Tippecanoe Christmas in the Village and annual Holiday Home Tour will be Dec. 3. On early bird shopping day Dec. 10 from 8 to 11 a.m., downtown stores and restaurants will open early with specials to keep shoppers in the holiday spirit. Night owl shopping will be held Dec. 17 from 7 to 10 p.m. Downtown stores and restaurants will stay open late with specials to fill that holiday list.

Show” on television in the off Broadway production of the two-person musical “Girlfriend.” He preformed the starring role of Mark in the national tour of “Rent,” and was in the cast of “Jersey Boys” for more than a year during its long run in Chicago. He recently played the lead role in the upcoming feature film “Extracted” and in the ITV/PBS sci-fi short “The Dig,” which can be viewed streaming online at He also played a recurring role on the ABC network drama “FlashForward.” Although Kevin chose not to pursue a professional career on the stage, he is no stranger to it. He teaches guitar in Portland, Ore., and occasionally joins other

Gathering teas and coffees. The shop carries its own line of bath and body products, called Jalou, which are all handmade in Tipp City. The collection includes lotions, sprays, all-natural massage oils, perfumes and all-natural, hand-poured soy candles. In addition, the Golden Leaf has a large selection of loose-leaf tea and bagged tea. Holiday flavors include gingerbread and cinnamon. Fresh-roasted, wholebean coffee is ground to order and served by the cup. Specialty drinks

like hot chocolate and mocha drinks also are available at the Golden Leaf. “Stop in here and get any kind of hot beverage to take with you,” Brame said. The Golden Leaf also has a large collection of tea accessories, handcrafted jewelry, antiques, Waterford crystal, and hand-knitted and hand-crocheted scarves. “Most of the items I have in here are one-ofa-kind items or handcrafted,” Brame said.

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artists at local performances. Classical guitarist Ben Westfall, also a UC conservatory graduate and first cousin of the Bogart brothers, will perform with them at the concert. Dan Bogart will not be coming from New York to Ohio for this year’s performance due to the expected arrival of his first child shortly after the concert date. Dan is working as a children’s music teacher and attending graduate school at Bank Street College of Education where he is pursuing his master’s degree in early childhood special and general education. Tickets are $50, $60 and $75. Interested parties can call the Piqua Chamber of Commerce at (937) 773-2765.

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GET UP & GO Rhythm Just Jazz DAYTON — The 2011 Vectren Just Jazz series at the Dayton Art Institute concludes Thursday with the return of series favorites Khalid Moss and Michael Bashaw. The concert will be patterned after last season’s popular Vectren Just Jazz collaboration between the Dayton-based performers. Moss and his ensemble Harambee will perform a set, as will Bashaw and his group Puzzle of Light. The two groups will join forces for a combined set to conclude the show. 456 Belmonte Park North ◆ Thursday 5:30 p.m. ◆ Admission is free to members, $8 for non-members ◆ ◆ (937) 223-5277 Sauerkraut German Band in Tipp TIPP CITY — The Tipp Roller Mill Theater presents the Sauerkraut German Band Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The band has more than 15 members and will present an evening of musical entertainment including polkas, waltzes, schottisches, marches and specialty numbers in traditional “ooompah” style, along with many big band sounds for listening and dancing. 225 E. Main St. ◆ Saturday 7:30 p.m. ◆ Adults $7, students K-12 $4 ◆ (937) 667-3696 Lynda Carter with DPO DAYTON — The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will present its concert “Lynda Carter: The Wonder of Song” this weekend. Audiences may

know her as Wonder Woman and Miss World USA, but the core of Carter’s career has been singing and songwriting. A native Arizonan, she started her vocal career in high school, even opening with her band in Las Vegas at the age of 17. Besides the hit television show, her roles have spanned eight movie and 27 television roles. Her recent 2009 studio CD, “At Last,” has made a significant splash. Her playlist ranges widely across swing, Motown, ’60s rock and pop, romantic standards and her own songs. This stage show melds Carter’s own band and backup singers with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. 1 W. 2nd St. ◆ Friday and Saturday 8 p.m. ◆ Tickets range from $23 to $76 ◆ ◆ (888) 2283630 Air Force Band WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB — The U.S. Air Force Band of Flight will celebrate and honor heroes from all eras of American history with concerts this weekend at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. 1100 Spaatz St. ◆ Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m. ◆ Free admission ◆ ◆ (937) 255-3286 DAI concert DAYTON — The Dayton Art Institute presents the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin Friday evening in the NCR Renaissance Auditorium. Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, founded and led by Misha Rachlevsky, has earned national and international

Put on your platform shoes and make your way to Music Hall for salute to the greatest singers, songwriters and music of an iconic decade in American culture. With influences ranging from jazz to pop, to Brazilian and R&B, the Grammy-winning vocal group New York Voices will take the audience on a wistful trip with classic hits by Paul Simon, Carole King, Chicago, Stevie Wonder and more. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St. ◆ Sunday 7 p.m. ◆ Tickets from $25 ◆ ◆ (513) 3813300 OSU marching band PROVIDED PHOTO DAYTON — The 225The Ohio State University Marching Band will perform at the Schuster Center in piece Ohio State UniverDayton on Nov. 9 sity Marching Band will recognition as one of Rus- Kristjan Jarvi leads a Schuster Center in Day- play a rare off-campus sia’s leading ensembles. century-spanning proton. The Holidays in the concert at Dayton’s Founded in 1991, the or- gram, starting with the Heartland concert has Schuster Performing Arts chestra, comprising some finest of Haydn’s Paris been a Miami Valley tra- Center on Nov. 9. The of Russia’s finest young symphonies and closing dition for more than a acoustics of the Schuster string players, has carved with the thrilling Rite of decade. With its unique Center will showcase the a niche for itself under Spring, whose pulsating blend of holiday music dynamic sounds of the all the creative baton of its rhythms and unpreceand patriotic favorites, brass and percussion founder and music direc- dented sounds provoked a this moving and joyful band. All proceeds go ditor. Whether it is the riot at its Paris premiere. concert is not to be rectly to the band and highly-acclaimed CDs or The flashy Khachaturian missed. The audience will will be used to purchase a its mesmerizing concerts, Concerto, performed this hear their favorite holinew practice field. ModChamber Orchestra weekend by a young vio- day carols, as well as eled after British Army Kremlin’s warmth and linist quickly becoming other seasonal and patri- Bands, the all brass and high energy create addic- one of the most celeotic favorites. Plus, the percussion ensemble is tive performances that brated of his generation, choirs will pay special the largest of its kind in stay with listeners long completes this explosive tribute to the armed the world. 1 W. 2nd St. ◆ after the last note has program. Music Hall, forces with the service Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. ◆ Tickets been played. 456 Belsongs of each military 1241 Elm St. ◆ Friday range form $35 to $50 ◆ monte Park North ◆ Fribranch. 1 W. 2nd St. ◆ and Saturday 8 p.m. ◆ day 8 p.m. ◆ Adults $25, Sunday 7:30 p.m. ◆ Tickets from $10 ◆ ◆ (937) 228-3630 Adults $12, seniors, stustudents $15 ◆ www.cincinnatisymdents and military $10 ◆ ◆ (937) ◆ (513) 381‘The 25th Annual 223-5277 3300 Putnam County CSO’s ‘Sound Holidays in the ◆ (937) 228-3630 Spelling Bee’ Explosion’ Heartland CSO Pops TROY — The Troy CINCINNATI — DAYTON — The naCINCINNATI — Civic Theatre presents Cincinnati Symphony Or- tionally recognized choirs Cincinnati Symphony “The 25th Annual Putchestra presents its con- of Wright State UniverPops will perform “The cert “Sound Explosion” sity present the Holidays Sweet Sounds of the ’70s” nam County Spelling Friday and Saturday in the Heartland concert featuring New York • Continued on page 13 evenings. Conductor Sunday evening at the Voices Sunday evening.



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GET UP & GO Bee” in November. Show dates are this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and Nov. 11, 12, 13, 18 and 19. The show starts at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 4 p.m. on Sundays. The Troy Civic Theatre at the Barn in the Park is across from Hobart Arena. The play is intended for mature audiences. TCT at the Barn in the Park ◆ Various show times ◆ For tickets, call (937) 339-7700 ‘Caroline, or Change’ DAYTON — The Human Race Theatre brings “Caroline, or Change” to the stage of the Loft Theatre. The play opens Thursday and runs through Nov. 20. The play is set in America in 1963, with the turmoil of the JFK assassination and the civil rights movement. In a Jewish household in Louisiana, the divorced African-American maid and the 8-year-old family son have their own worries and relationship. Virtually sung-through, in styles ranging from Motown to Yiddish Klezmer, “Caroline, or Change” is a multi-Tonynomination show that is about both major issues of the nation and personal issues of the household, and how they interact. 126 N. Main St. ◆ Showtimes vary from Thursday through Nov. 20 ◆ Tickets range from $31 to $40 ◆ ◆ (937) 228-3630 ‘A Christmas Carol’ SPRINGBORO — “A Christmas Carol” opens at La Comedia Dinner Theatre on Thursday.

Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a classic journey of forgiveness and redemption. 765 W. Central Ave. ◆ Showtimes vary from now through Dec. 31 ◆ Ticket prices range from $51-$69 ◆ ◆ (937) 746-4554 ‘Pinkalicious’ DAYTON — Town Hall Theatre brings “Pinkalicious” to the Schuster Center’s Mathile Theatre Friday and Saturday. Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe — a dream come true for this pink-loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament. This show is recommended for children 4 and older. 1 W. 2nd St. ◆ Friday 7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. ◆ Adults $15, children $10 ◆ ◆ (937) 228-3630 ‘BAM Percussion: The Blue Barrel Show’ DAYTON — “BAM Percussion: The Blue Barrel Show” will bring plenty of noise to Victoria Theatre Saturday and Sunday. The audience will meet three completely odd characters who will have you rolling and dancing in the aisles. Fabulous drumming is mixed with zany, sidesplitting humor, and the



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Eye candy Art at the Mill GREENVILLE — Paintings by Annette Cargill, of Troy, and sculptures by Indianapolis resident Harold Wiley will be on display at Bear’s Mill during the month of November. The show closes Nov. 20. Harold Wiley’s creations include graceful dancers made of wire, sculpted horses, and sculptures made from aluminum rod, stoneware and woodfired clay. Cargill’s intimate yet universal work is abstract and non-objective, sometimes re-

flecting her memories and emotions. 6450 Arcanum-Bear’s Mill Road ◆ Tuesday to Friday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ◆ Free admission ◆ ◆ (937) 548-5112 Witch Catchers TROY — TroyHayner Cultural Center is hosting a mini exhibit called “To Catch a Witch,” which features Jean Wilson Reed’s collection of hand-blown glass witch balls in the solarium. Witch balls, according to legend, have been used since the 18th century to ward off evil spirits in houses and barns. People believed that witches would be attracted to the balls and then become trapped inside through the hole that was created by the glassblower. Most antique witch balls found today were made in the 19th century when art glass was at its height of popularity. Examples of peachblow, cranberry swirl, cobalt,

opalescent white swirl and other decorative art glass are included in this collection. The exhibit will be on display until Nov. 27. 301 W. Main St. ◆ Open during regular hours ◆ ◆ (937) 339-0457 Pro football exhibit TROY — The TroyHayner Cultural Center hosts its exhibit “Pro Football in Ohio” now through November. This exhibit will include memorabilia on loan from the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, related to the five early Ohio football teams, and items from the careers of some of Troy’s high school players who made it to the pros. 301 W. Main St. ◆ Open during regular hours through Nov. 27 ◆ ◆ (937) 3390457 Barbara Vogel SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Museum of Art introduces its exhibit by Barbara Vogle in the Chakeres Gallery. The multi-media, evocative images Vogel presents do not just comfort, but also make viewers question. This mid-career artist uses photography, paint, encaustic and occasionally found objects to layer images that are atmospherically and emotionally charged. 107 Cliff Park Road ◆ Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. ◆ Adults $5, members and children 18 and younger admitted free ◆ ◆ (937) 3254673

Family fun Dayton Train Show DAYTON — NMRA, MCR, Miami Valley Division 3 presents the Dayton Train Show Saturday and Sunday in Hara Arena’s East Hall. In its 36th year, the show features the largest exhibition of operating model layouts in Ohio. More than 360 dealer tables will showcase all the new and used, antique, collectible, trains, parts, accessories and equipment needed to start or expand a model train hobby. Several model railroad clinics will be offered, and kids can ride trains and enjoy Thomas the Tank Engine displays. Boy Scouts can earn their railroading merit badge. Hourly door prizes will be awarded. 1001 Shiloh Springs Road ◆ Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. ◆ Adults $6, children younger than 12 admitted free ◆ Turtle program at Brukner TROY — Meet the eastern box turtle at Brukner Nature Center Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. Often mistaken as tortoises, the eastern box turtle is actually more closely related to the water turtles of North America including the painted, map and spotted turtles. At this program at Brukner, visitors will learn more about this reptile. It is open to the public. 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road ◆ Sunday 2 to 3 p.m. ◆ Free ◆ ◆ (937) 698-6493


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Opening Friday ‘Tower Heist’ Queens native Josh Kovacs has managed one of the most luxurious and well-secured residences in New York City for more than a decade. Under his watchful eye, nothing goes undetected. In the swankiest unit atop Josh’s building, Wall Street titan Arthur Shaw is under house arrest after being caught stealing $2 billion from his investors. The hardest hit among those he defrauded are the tower staffers whose pensions he was entrusted to manage. With only days before Arthur gets away with the perfect crime, Josh’s crew turns to petty crook Slide to steal what they are sure is hidden in Arthur’s guarded condo. Though amateurs, these rookie thieves know the building better than anyone. Turns out they’ve been casing the place for years, they just didn’t know it. Starring: Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Casey Affleck, Alan Alda, Matthew Broderick Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy and Matthew Genre, rating: Action/comedy, PG-13 Broderick star in “Tower Heist”

‘A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas’


After years of growing apart, Harold Lee and Kumar Patel have replaced each other with new friends and are preparing for their respective Yuletide celebrations. But when a mysterious package mistakenly arrives at Kumar’s door on Christmas Eve, his attempt to redirect it to Harold’s house ends with the “high grade” contents — and Harold’s fatherin-law’s prize Christmas tree — going up in smoke. With his in-laws out of the house for the day, Harold decides to cover his tracks, rather than come clean. Reluctantly embarking on another ill-advised journey with Kumar through New York City, their search for the perfect replacement tree takes them through party heaven. Starring: John Cho, Kal Penn, Paula Garces, Eddie Kaye Thomas, David John Cho, Neal Patrick Harris and Kal Penn Krumholtz in “A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas” Genre, rating: Comedy/holiday, R

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Still showing ‘Puss in Boots’ Way before Puss ever met Shrek, the suave and furry feline hero goes on a swashbuckling ride, as he teams with mastermind Humpty Dumpty and the street-savvy Kitty to steal the famed Goose that lays the Golden Eggs. Starring: The voices of Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton, Amy Sedaris Genre, rating: Animation/action/comedy, PG

‘In Time’

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• “Cars 2” • “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” • “Water for Elephants” • “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” • “Tabloid” • “His Way”

In the near future, people are immortal because the aging gene has been deactivated. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency. The rich can live forever, and the rest have to negotiate for their immortality. When a young man comes into a fortune of time, he ends up on the run from a corrupt force known as “time keepers.” Starring: Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried Genre, rating: Action/science fiction, PG-13

‘The Rum Diary’

Tiring of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, journalist Paul Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local newspaper, The San Juan Star, run by downtrodden editor Lotterman. Adopting the rum-soaked life of the island, Paul soon becomes obsessed with Chenault, the wildly attractive Connecticut-born fiance of Sanderson, a businessman involved in shady property development deals. Starring: Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, Aaron Eckhart, Richard Jenkins Genre, rating: Drama/romance, R


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Home and Away with Dana Wolfe

Dana’s Chili 1 pound ground beef 1 onion, chopped 1 14.5-ounce can stewed tomatoes 1 15-ounce can tomato sauce 1 15-ounce can kidney beans 1 1/2 cups water 1 pinch chili powder 1 pinch garlic powder 1 pinch sugar Salt and pepper to taste In a large saucepan

over medium heat, combine beef and onion and saute until meat is browned and onion is tender. Add the stewed tomatoes with juice, tomato sauce, beans and water. Season with chili powder, garlic powder, sugar, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and let simmer for 30 minutes. White Chili 4 white chicken breast or canned chicken to equal to 4 white breasts 2 can white beans 1 can chicken broth 1 medium onion, chopped 1 teaspoon garlic 1 4-ounces can jalapeno peppers, chopped 3/4 teaspoon oregano 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon cumin 1/8 teaspoon cloves 1/4 cup red pepper Saute first six ingredients. Add the remainder of ingredients. Simmer for 20 minutes. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and shredded jack cheese on top. Chili-Corn-Mac 1 box macaroni and cheese

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1 pound ground turkey 1 12-ounce can chili 1 10-ounce can corn Cook macaroni and cheese according to package directions. Brown turkey until done, add can of chili and can of corn. Mix all ingredients together and put into a microwave dish and heat through. Kids love this dish. Butternut Vegetarian Chili 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 pounds butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes 2 medium onions, diced 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced

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