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Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Reviews by Bruce Collier and Ronald Larsen

The more time that passes between now and World War II, the more it shifts from history into a romanticized mist. One reason is the yearly release of nonfiction accounts of small corners of the war, and of extraordinary, real-life individual exploits...
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Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Plus Greta Van Fleet, Chasing Lovely, Heather Newman

This sister duo is the hallmark of the direction pop-folk is taking. It’s airy with ambient rock instrumentation to elevate emotional swells, while fearlessly tackling relatable topics on the journey to self-discovery. Under all those descriptions are two lovely young women forging their way onto the music scene with heart and words of wisdom...
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Friday, January 12th, 2018

By Charles Morgan III

Just over 10 years ago, Dr. Robert Witt, the president of the university, sent the athletic director, Mal Moore, to Miami to lure Nick Saban away from the Miami Dolphins. He pointedly told Moore, “Do not come back here without Nick Saban on that airplane..."
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Friday, January 19th, 2018

Nikki Hedrick Visits Arnett's in Santa Rosa Beach

“First and foremost, it is a horse farm,” says Sundal. “People can bring their horses and rent out one of the spots or trail ride.” The rides are offered for all levels and are quite a treat, as the property is adjacent to Point Washington State Forest...
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Friday, January 19th, 2018

By Dr. David C. Simmons, NWF State College

...officers, airmen and civilian boatmen), and contains very little dialogue or backstory on any of them. Hans Zimmer’s score, which is founded on a ticking clock with slowly increasing tempo, adds to the constantly growing anxiety. On DVD/Blu-ray and streaming...
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Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

"The Amish Project" Runs Jan. 18-28

Conceived in the wake of the 2006 school shootings in the Amish community of Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, Jessica Dickey’s fictional exploration of a real life tragedy allows us to glimpse into the world of Amish culture and come to grips with the true limits of compassion and forgiveness...
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Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

By Alita Feek

I discovered the Shalimar Library upon moving here in 2016. As a librarian who is also a military spouse, my first task when relocating—after getting the lights and water turned on—is to join the local library. Finding the Shalimar Library was a fantastic surprise...
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Friday, January 12th, 2018

Bruce Visits the Twisted Grape Cafe & Wine Bar

My first thought was that it looked like a tea salon. There are tables and chairs of all kinds, mixed and matched, cushioned loveseats and a comfy-looking armchair. The aquamarine walls are decorated with framed photos and prints, and there are sturdy cabinets and shelves...
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Saturday, December 16th, 2017

More at Claytoonz.com

“I published it months ago, and it still pops up tagging me on Twitter just about every other day. It made the Los Angeles Times, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning colleague even sent me a message about it..."
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Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Joni Williams on Vinnie McGuire's in Destin

One of our all-time favorites is McGuire’s Irish Pub, where we’ve been going since as long as we can remember. And that precedes the location in Destin—the original is in Pensacola. They started out as a restaurant with well-prepared food that’s reasonably priced for the generous bounty they serve...