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By Randal C. Hill The plot of The Secret Garden revolves around Mary Lennox (Dixie Egerickx), a wealthy, spoiled girl from 1947 colonial India, an update from the original 1911 book by Frances Hodgson Burnett. When her parents unexpectedly die, Mary is sent to Misselthwaite Manor, an isolated, gloomy and somewhat mysterious country estate on England’s Yorkshire moors. Here she encounters her widowed reclusive uncle, Archibald Craven (Colin Firth) and his fastidious housekeeper, stern Mrs. Medlock (Julie...
By Randal C. Hill The original Mulan, released 22 summers ago, featured remarkable animation, well-defined characters and a memorable soundtrack. It became a runaway box-office success and raked in $300 million worldwide.   And now, Mulan is back. Disney’s long-anticipated live-action remake, starring Liu Yifel as the bolder-than-bold female warrior Hua Mulan, pays...
By Randal C. Hill After more than 30 years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs—pushing the envelope hard as a test pilot and dodging an advancement in rank...
By Rebecca Fending Road trips are a classic "summer to-do": print out a map or follow along with your phone's GPS, pack a cooler with snacks and drinks and take in the scenery along...
By Rebecca Fending At this point, a majority of us are struggling to enjoy our time cooped up in our houses. And even though businesses in Florida are beginning to reopen with new health...
In light of the current pandemic, Rookery Bay is hosting online lessons and activities through their Virtual Education Programming. The virtual program features a new weekly theme with daily videos, tours and activities. These features can be accessed through the Rookery Bay Facebook page. The weekly themes for...
By Randal C. Hill As a four-decade veteran of show business, 63-year-old Tom Hanks has earned two Academy Awards, five Golden Globes and seven Emmys. And now, with the release of Sony Pictures’ “Greyhound”, he may have to...
By Jan Larraine Cox  This COVID-19 experience we are sheltering through can have a calming effect on us, but only if we let it. There are many new ways we can appreciate each other from a safe distance while learning more about ourselves through this...
By Rebecca Fending Happy Earth Day! Although the circumstances are not ideal for this global event, you can still observe the occasion without leaving your homestead. Whether you're looking to make your home a...
Shy Wolf Sanctuary

Shy Wolf Sanctuary

By Faye Roland  Some people bring home stray cats and dogs, but almost 30 years ago, Nancy Smith brought home a black leopard. Moondance, the young 3-legged leopard, became the first inhabitant of what...
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