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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • By Rabbi Jamie Arnold

    Forecasting our future is no easier than forecasting the weather. The Jewish symbol of the Book of Life is a reminder of that, as are the daily news reports. Uncertainty and confusion abound: hurricanes and fires; unemployment and unstable markets; not to mention the changes at home — deaths and births, nests emptying, and parents aging.

  • September is a time to celebrate the beauty of our mountain community. The first touches of gold appear on the aspen, and the hay meadows have changed from green to shades of copper. It is also a time to celebrate the artistic community in the greater Evergreen area by visiting the studios of our working artists. The 10th annual Open Door Studios of Evergreen offers a backstage look at the time, talent and techniques involved in the creation of the beautiful works of art that best capture the changing seasons of Evergreen and the world beyond.

  • The Evergreen Chorale kicks off its 2011-12 season with “Evita,” a show-stopper that will fill Center/Stage Theater with the sights and sounds of Argentina in the early 20th century. This rock-opera story of the rise and fall of Argentina’s beloved first lady, Eva Peron, reopens on Broadway in 2012, but why fly to New York when you can enjoy the charms and ambitions of “Evita” right here in Evergreen?

  • Visiting from distant Oklahoma a couple of weeks ago, 5-year-old Teresa found much about Evergreen to her liking. She liked hiking in a mountain park. She liked collecting pinecones. She liked climbing on rocks. And she particularly liked pedal-boating on Evergreen Lake, with one small proviso.

  • Justin Ray, son of David and Mary Jane Ray of Evergreen, is engaged to Robin Gilmer, daughter of Claud and Tracy Gilmer of San Antonio, Texas.