Today's Features

  • Sisters Caitlin and Sidney Powell lug their guitars into the Muddy Buck on a recent morning, ready for a potential photo shoot, even though it’s the breakfast coffee hour.

  • Getting a big welcome home to Evergreen after serving in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan can be a little overwhelming — but in a good way.

    At least that’s what U.S. Army Specialist Michael Berna felt after being greeted by a crowd of well-wishers at Buchanan Recreation Center on Saturday to thank him for his service. He spent nine months at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, returning home to Evergreen late last week for a holiday break after a couple of weeks at a military base in Kentucky.

  • Anne Skewes, a P.E.O. chapter FR member, won an original painting by Pem Dunn of a rose in bloom. She won the painting at the chapter’s annual fund-raiser on Dec. 5 at Mount Vernon Country Club.

  • Evergreen resident Claire Roberts and her Bichon, Lulu,  have been invited to compete in the American Kennel Club Agility Invitational in Orlando, Fla., Dec. 13-14. The pair will compete against the swiftest, most agile dogs in the country for the top spot in the 12-inch class. This year, 163 breeds from 41 states and five countries will be represented at the Invitational.

  • The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to kick off your shopping than by supporting our local Evergreen artists? Friday, Dec. 5, marks the 23rd annual Holiday Walk in downtown Evergreen. The walk begins at 5 p.m. with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Evergreen Lake House to light the community tree. Crowds then walk with Santa down Main Street and take holiday photos, enjoy entertainment, and shop for gifts.

  • It’s quite a hot time in the Borocle, one of downtown Evergreen’s newest art galleries.

    The gallery in the building at the southeast corner of Highway 73/74 also is a workshop for glass blowers Eric Post and Kyle Purcell, who create jewelry pendants, vases, goblets and other art forms. Mandie Smith rounds out the group, creating wire art plus soaps, scrubs and other items.

  • Evergreen High School’s theater production of “Emotional Creature” can be described as empowering, disturbing, powerful and contemporary.

    It certainly isn't the typical show that Evergreen High’s advanced theater students perform.

  • Children and their families eager to have breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus filled the Evergreen Lake House on Saturday morning.

    “We served 325 breakfasts,” said Joyce Masyga of the Evergreen Downtown Business Association, which sponsors the annual event.

    Because so many people wanted to attend this year’s breakfast, an extra seating was added to accommodate them. The timing of the event on the Thanksgiving holiday weekend adds to its popularity, Masyga said.

  • By Gabrielle Porter, for the Courier

    Judy Berna’s original idea for welcoming her son home from Afghanistan was not elaborate.

    The Evergreen resident drove past the “Welcome to Evergreen” sign near Walmart about six months ago, and noticed it had been decorated with flags. Her son, 21-year-old Army Specialist Michael Berna, deployed Feb. 1 to Afghanistan with Apache Troop 1-75 Cavalry of the 101st Airborne Division.