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Today's Features

  • At area restaurants and private functions, Don Picozzi plies his trade of creating music and atmosphere as a jazz keyboardist and accordion player.

    Picozzi has been playing the accordion most of his life.

    “I started out when I was 7 years old taking accordion lessons,” Picozzi said.

    Now 70, the Elizabethtown man said he took lessons until he was 21.

    “I should be a lot better than I am,” Picozzi joked.

  • The summer movie season kicked off early this year with the opening of Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” last weekend.

    It could be said the season will belong to Marvel. “Captain America” opens and “Guardians of the Galaxy” closes out the season in August and there are a couple of other Marvel offerings in-between. Marvel Studios and Disney are producing these two most-anticipated superhero offerings.

  • Even away from her career as a pediatrician, Anne Stevenson is using her skills to help kids.

    After taking a leave of absence from her practice to stay home with her own children, Stevenson became involved as a grant writer with Court Appointed Special Advocates — a group of trained volunteers who act on behalf of children caught up in the justice system because of family matters.

  • Sometimes food can surprise you.

    A dish doesn’t turn out as well as you hoped. Sad surprise. Other times, you find that something you weren’t expecting to enjoy is wonderful. Glad surprise.

    The disappointment often happens when a dessert’s appearance is knock-your-socks-off special, only to find it did not really taste good at all. Or when I tried to make it, the result was a messy disaster.

    The surprising joy often happens when a simple vegetable turns into something fabulous.

  • After numerous back-to-back columns with wonderful tempting dishes, a teaching colleague asked that I have a column with recipes that use a sweetener other than sugar.

    I can remember my Mom using saccharin to help with weight loss and I remember seeing it in the medicine cabinet. Saccharin since has confronted competitors. We now see on our grocery shelves stevia, Truvia, Splenda, Sweet n’ Low (saccharine); which seem to be the most popular sugar substitutes, but aspartame is used in many diet drinks, juices and even chewing gum.

  • Central Hardin High School graduate Jeremy Key does not take safety for granted.

    Petty Officer 2nd Class Key is a damage controlman onboard the USS Cole, a U.S. Navy destroyer homeported in Norfolk, Va.

    “I always wanted to join the military, ever since I was a little kid,” said Key, 23.

    A 2008 Central Hardin graduate, Key said he was influenced by the fact he had a few family members who joined the military. He said a military career seemed alluring, and he joined when he was 19.

  • "Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received teh embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!"

    Sitting Bull

     

    Signs of spring are beginning to show throughout the area as warm days and nights and rain make the grass turn green, flowers open and trees bloom as hopefully the last snow and extreme cold of the season has passed.

  • Hardin County Playhouse will hold auditions Monday and Tuesday for its production of “Fiddler on the Roof” at Plum Alley Theater in the Historic State Theater complex in Elizabethtown.

    Those auditioning should arrive at the theater no later than 6:30 p.m. No preparation of material is necessary although becoming familiar with the show will be helpful in the audition.

    Auditions will include reading from a provided script with other actors.

  • “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
    Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, gunplay and action throughout.
    Release date: April 4
    Runtime: 136 minutes
    Rating: Marvelous Marvel

    Marvel kicks off the summer movie series early with “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” exploding onto screens today.

    We last saw Cap in “The Avengers” and find that since saving New York from an alien invasion, he has been working for S.H.I.E.L.D., alongside Natasha Romanoff aka the Black Widow.

  • Since J.R.R. Tolkien originally published the book “The Hobbit” in 1937, it has captivated readers and sent them on an adventure with 13 dwarfs, a wizard and a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins.

    The adventure unfolds live onstage this weekend at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    For the show’s cast and crew, bringing Middle Earth to the stage has been its own creative adventure.