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Today's Features

  • Evergreen resident and first-time novelist Jim Ament readily admits that his inaugural effort, “Waiting for Zoe,” isn’t shaped to fit a standard literary mold.

  • My personal style of building custom projects and homes most often has meant an immediate immersement in family matters, followed by a lifetime of friendship. My friendship with Virginia Danver Schulte (May 16, 1946 – Oct. 21, 2011) commenced with a jump-start.

  • 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.