Five Tips for Parenting With Presence


Written by a marriage and family therapist, Parenting with Presence: Practices for Raising Conscious, Confident, Caring Kids is much more than a parenting book. It addresses what it means to be happy, what our struggles with our children might reveal about our own issues, how to be mindful so that we can truly live every day of our lives. I found myself reading and rereading … [Read more...]

Wilmington Drama League Presents JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR


  All photos credit: Jonathan Ripsom Photography   With this production I wanted to take it outside of the traditional passion play aspect and delve into the class struggles that exist in today's society. What if someone like Jesus came today? How would we react? That's what I wanted to explore. And in today's world it really is the homeless vs. the new order of … [Read more...]

Dinner and a Movie Done Right: AMC Dine-In Theatre Comes to Painters Crossing


20 years ago, I was friends with a ton of people who worked at the Painters Crossing movie theater. Apparently not a whole lot had changed there since then... until just a few months ago, when renovations began to make Painters Crossing 9 the first AMC Dine-In Theater in Pennsylvania. (Edited to add: there is a similar theater in Collegevill in Movie Tavern, but that's not an … [Read more...]

Into the Woods at Wilmington Drama League

Into the Woods

      Into the woods you go again, you have to every now and then. Into the woods, No telling when, Be ready for the journey.   When I was in high school back in 199(cough mumble), Salesianum put on a production of Into the Woods. I worked after school a couple days a week so I couldn't be in it, but many of my friends were. I sat … [Read more...]

Review: The Avengers


  WARNING: Spoilers about the past Marvel Movies revealed. No Avengers spoilers though. HOLY SAUSAGE IN A SANDWICH WITH CARAMELIZED ONIONS AND THAT RED SAUCE STUFF ON TOP. THIS MOVIE WAS INCREDIBLE. Plot: So Nick Fury, the leader of S.H.I.E.L.D, is at the S.H.I.E.L.D base, when the huge power source they got from Captain America after he crashed his ship, called … [Read more...]

Review: Iron Man 2


This week we watched Iron Man 2. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Plot: Tony Stark has created world peace with his Iron Man suit, and is at a Weapons Expo (Called the Stark Expo). The Government, however, is not too crazy about having a man flying around in a robot suit, especially Senator Stern. He … [Read more...]

Review: The Incredible Hulk


  We’re counting down to the premier of The Avengers, by watching all the movies that lead up to it. This week we review The Incredible Hulk. Plot: The movie starts with flashbacks of people in a laboratory, one of these people being Bruce Banner, the movie's main character. They are performing an experiment on Bruce when suddenly chaos ensues and there are smashed … [Read more...]

Captain America

captain america

  We're counting down to the premier of The Avengers, by watching all the movies that lead up to it. This week we review CAPTAIN AMERICA. Summary: Set in WWII, young man Steve Rogers wants to join the military and fight for his country. However, he is turned down due to many health issues and his small frame. After talking to his friend Bucky, who has been … [Read more...]

Strawberry Shortcake DVD Review: Berry Brick Road and Bloomin’ Berry Garden

Strawberry Shortcake

Cass Says: I got a movie in the mail.The first movie was called Berry Brick Road. The second movie was called Bloomin Berry Garden. Bloomin Berry Garden is a good movie. The first part of Bloomin Berry Garden is a adventure, the second is a mystery, and the third is a problem. One part of Berry Brick Road is like the Wizard of Oz but the good witch is Plum Pudding, the … [Read more...]