Features http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/features/todaysfeatures en Devoted to helping others, music http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/devoted-helping-others-music <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/831mmryan1.jpg" alt="Chris Ryan jokes with a co-worker and customers while working the cash register at the Hosparus Thrift Shoppe in Elizabethtown." title="Chris Ryan jokes with a co-worker and customers while working the cash register at the Hosparus Thrift Shoppe in Elizabethtown." align="left" hspace="6" width="151" height="85" /><p> Helping others and music have been common threads throughout Chris Ryan&rsquo;s life.</p> <p> Now living in Elizabethtown, he grew up in Louisville and went into the priesthood after high school, partly because of the influence of a priest in his parish, Father Al Wilson.</p> Via Colori artist strives to create work with impact http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/colori-artist-strives-create-work-impact <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kevinpolstonvia2014neal.jpg" alt="Kevin Polston works on the shadow detail of his lizard during Via Colori 2014 in downtown Elizabethtown. Polston is the featured artist this year for the event, which is Sept. 12." title="Kevin Polston works on the shadow detail of his lizard during Via Colori 2014 in downtown Elizabethtown. Polston is the featured artist this year for the event, which is Sept. 12." align="left" hspace="6" width="160" height="85" /><p> In slightly more than two weeks, artist Kevin Polston literally will be taking his work to the streets.</p> <p> Polston&rsquo;s art, in fact, will be painted on the street, alongside dozens of other artists who will participate in Via Colori, a street-painting festival Sept. 12 in downtown Elizabethtown.</p> 'Hitman' should have stayed in the video game http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/hitman-should-have-stayed-video-game <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/hitman-agent-47-df-11544_r_rgb.jpg" alt="Based on the top-selling, award-winning video game franchise, “Hitman: Agent 47” is an all-new motion picture about an elite and genetically engineered assassin, known only by the last two digits – 47 – of a barcode tattooed on the back of his neck." title="Based on the top-selling, award-winning video game franchise, “Hitman: Agent 47” is an all-new motion picture about an elite and genetically engineered assassin, known only by the last two digits – 47 – of a barcode tattooed on the back of his neck." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Studios should say no to some films &mdash; or at least find more experienced people to craft it before saying yes.</span></p> <p> &ldquo;Hitman: Agent 47&rdquo; is one of those films.</p> <p> Based on a video game series, it should have stuck to gaming and not found its way on screen.</p> Volunteering brings growth for Laura Ramsey http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/volunteering-brings-growth-laura-ramsey <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/826wwramsey1.jpg" alt="Laura Ramsey spends several hours a week working at the clothes closet at The Bridge Community Church, helping keep it organized and being open to the public three days a week." title="Laura Ramsey spends several hours a week working at the clothes closet at The Bridge Community Church, helping keep it organized and being open to the public three days a week." align="left" hspace="6" width="138" height="85" /><p> Laura Ramsey has learned by helping others, she experiences personal growth.</p> <p> Ramsey retired from Gates Rubber Co. after a car wreck caused a back injury and led to five surgeries.</p> <p> For the past two years, she has been spending some of that retirement volunteering for the clothes closet at The Bridge Community Church in Elizabethtown.</p> Motherhood & More: Silence is golden, but I miss my babies http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/motherhood-more-silence-golden-i-miss-my-babies <p> My days are child-free. For six hours a day, every weekday, for the first time since I had children, I am at home alone, regularly.</p> <p> It&rsquo;s &hellip; odd. And quiet.</p> Kitchen Adventures: Special fish dinner derails yet delights http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/kitchen-adventures-special-fish-dinner-derails-yet-delights <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dscn7432.jpg" alt="Even when a few things go wrong, you can make a delicious meal in the kitchen, especially if it involves fish and risotto. " title="Even when a few things go wrong, you can make a delicious meal in the kitchen, especially if it involves fish and risotto. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> In cooking, sometimes anything that can go wrong will go wrong.</p> <p> They key is to not panic and roll with the punches. Something delicious can come out of the chaos.</p> <p> This cooking adventure featured a few hiccups from creating the food to getting the column written.</p> Dash of Class: Collecting, sharing ideas for great meals and new favorites http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/dash-class-collecting-sharing-ideas-great-meals-and-new-favorites <p> I have a variety of recipes for this month&rsquo;s Recipe Roundup.</p> <p> The zucchini side dish was sent in by a reader, Connie Hickey.</p> Bringing a retail touch to ReStore http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/bringing-retail-touch-restore <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/824mmpuchis1.jpg" alt="Mike Purchis, who retired after a 40-year career in retailing, is general manager at Hardin County Habitat for Humanity ReStore." title="Mike Purchis, who retired after a 40-year career in retailing, is general manager at Hardin County Habitat for Humanity ReStore." align="left" hspace="6" width="116" height="85" /><p> When Mike Purchis retired from a 40-year career in retail last year, he intended it to be the end of his working days.</p> <p> That didn&rsquo;t happen.</p> <p> &ldquo;This opportunity came up,&rdquo; Purchis said.</p>