11/15/18 4:30pm

Now that Halloween is over, it seems like the focus is on Christmas. It’s as though Thanksgiving might be forgotten.

On Sunday I took the grandkids to see the new movie “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch.” A pleasant version of the classic, but I must admit I slept through most of  it. I suppose it’s designed to put the viewer in the Christmas spirit but to me it just feels too early for that.

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11/02/17 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Author Helene Stapinski speaks at Friday Night Dialogues on November 3.

COURTESY PHOTO | Author Helene Stapinski speaks at Friday Night Dialogues on November 3.

MURDER IN MATERA

Writer Helene Stapinski grew up hearing lurid stories of her great-great-grandmother Vita who had committed murder in southern Italy and fled to America with her three children.

More than a century later, and over the course of 10 years, Ms. Stapinski traveled to Basilicata, a mountainous region in Italy’s “instep” to discover what really happened. (more…)

11/02/17 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

 

EVENTS

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2

Halloween Candy Buy Back, at Dr. Kestler’s dentist office. Donate unopened candy in exchange for Halloween favors, toothbrush, coupons and more. All candy will be donated to U.S. troops. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 51A North Ferry Road. (631) 749-0539. (more…)