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I still believe By Kali Bolle LIFESTYLES EDITOR I kicked off my holiday season last week with a favorite holiday movie, “Love Actually.” Keeping with the holiday spirit, I would like to share one of my favorite holiday figures, Santa Claus. This “jolly old elf,” with a round face and a stomach that shakes when he laughs like a bowl full of jelly, has had me fascinated since
LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle December is a time for celebrating many local holiday traditions, including the annual Christmas parade, The THS AristoCats Breakfast with Santa, “A Night in Bethlehem” at the First Baptist Church, and the Olde Towne Christmas Stroll, which is scheduled for Tuesday in downtown Tullahoma. This year marks the stroll’s 20th anniversary, and it will celebrated with music, exhibits and more. According to Janice Bowling of
STAFF WRITER andrea agardy Writing this column is easier some weeks than others. If I’m lucky, something will catch my attention and spark a rant worth the time it takes to type it up. Weeks like that are the best. It’s like the universe has given me a gift, and who doesn’t love presents, especially at this time of year? Other times, like this week, I turn to the
Learn how to be a Chinese courtesan in Tan’s new novel EDITOR susan campbell After reading Amy Tan’s newest novel, “The Valley of Amazement,” I am clear about one thing. I would never have been successful as a courtesan in early 20th century Shanghai. They would have shipped me off to one of those cheap houses of prostitution quicker than my client could say, “Recite me a poem and
SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Coleen Saunders South Jackson Civic Center’s Performing Arts for Children and Teens is pleased to bring the community the holiday classic, “Amahl and The Night Visitors.” This show, written by Gian Carlo Menotti, premiered on NBC Television Opera Theatre on Christmas Eve, 1951. The production was an immediate success and has become a holiday tradition all over the United States. The piece truly captures the
Let the holiday season begin LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle It’s officially December and I can now allow myself to indulge and enjoy all things Christmas. I do, after all, try to give Thanksgiving its due. So, first on the list is a favorite movie of mine that’s just perfect for this time of year. It also encompasses several of my favorite things: Christmas, romance, comedy, good music and Colin
LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle For many Christians, Sunday marks the beginning of the religious season known as Advent that involves spending time in spiritual preparation for remembering the birth of Jesus Christ at Christmas. The word “advent” comes from the Latin “adventus,” meaning “arrival” or “coming,” particularly of something having great importance. In the Christian faith, many Christians make themselves ready for the coming, or birth of Jesus Christ.