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Today's Features

  • Say the words “Hello, Dolly” in public, and you’re bound to hear at least a handful of people whistling or humming the eponymous song from the 1964 Broadway musical. With its catchy tunes and farcical plot, “Hello, Dolly” sticks with audiences long after they’ve left their seats. StageDoor Theatre’s production of this Tony-winning musical should prove no different. The high school company is filled with new faces and brings a fresh energy to the time-honored Broadway bonanza.

  • Many of playwright Neil Simon’s award-winning plays were autobiographical in nature. The acclaimed 1983 hit “Brighton Beach Memoirs” was no exception. In the case of the upcoming Evergreen Players production, the show is semi-autobiographical not only for the playwright but for the director as well.

  • Evergreen would blossom every spring shortly after the end of the school year with the opening of the summer homes that had been drained and shuttered into hibernation for the winter. Tire tracks, other than those of the Mountain Protection Association, along with the glow of porch lights, would announce the arrival of family or guests — friends who long ago came for a summer visit and have stayed for generations.

  • On Sept. 22, two Wilmot Elementary School classes helped the Mountain Rendezvous Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution celebrate Constitution Week by ringing the school bell near the old schoolhouse.

    In addition, the Sunday school children at Church of Transfiguration rang the church’s bell on Sept. 18. Bells were rung to celebrate the signing of the Constitution 224 years ago. The tradition of celebrating the Constitution was started by the Daughters of the American Revolution and signed into law in 1956.

  • “There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling.”

    — Mirabel Osler

    It’s a lucky man who discovers his passion early in life.

    It’s a lucky man whose passion can provide his daily pint and pail.

    It’s a lucky man who, after a life of ardent purpose, can look back on a world better for his passion.

  • 2011 has been a banner year for the Evergreen Players, who are garnering national recognition for the play “Parallel Lives.” In March, the Players won the regional American Association of Community Theatres festival. Three months later, the cast and crew took the show to the national competition in Rochester, N.Y. While attending the national festival, the show sparked international interest, and the Players were invited to perform “Parallel Lives” at the One Act Play Festival in Heidelberg, Germany, on Oct. 9.

  • Editor’s note: As our country fights its way out of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, the Courier is remembering those who fought for their very survival through the days following Black Tuesday into the winds of the Dust Bowl and onto the beaches of the Second World War.

    What Ann Binkley remembers about the Great Depression is the hallmark of today's lingering recession. "There were basically no jobs," unless you were working for the railroad, Binkley said.

  • Most art galleries are vibrant by nature — the walls packed with colorful or inspiring art that grabs the visitor’s attention. But not all galleries have a vibrant atmosphere in addition to eye-catching art. The Main Street Fine Art Gallery, the latest endeavor of the Evergreen Artists Association, is a lively gallery whose art as well as atmosphere change frequently thanks to a dedicated group of artists.

  • Each year as the community prepares for Halloween, store shelves are lined with sinister costumes, and our world dresses itself in a bit of the macabre. This annual tradition proves that we find a bit of pleasure in scaring ourselves silly. The latest production of “Arsenic and Old Lace” at StageDoor Theatre is much more silly than scary, but the black comedy is still dotted with the all of the spine-tingling macabre that makes this time of year so much fun.