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If you look back on the books of your childhood that stand out in your memory, they are probably ones that you selected as an independent reader. YOU chose them off the shelves and checked them out all on your own.

The Spring Garden Expo is just around the corner! The Garden Expo will take place at the Walker County Fairgrounds on Saturday, February 23 and Sunday, February 24. A wide variety of vendors will have items for your yard, deck, patio or garden beds. The spotlight will be on the speakers for this two-day event that is presented by the Walker County Master Gardeners.

Films based on toys are nothing new, but “The LEGO Movie” really did feel like a breath of fresh air when it was released into the world five years ago. That film – a stirring, hilarious, and surprisingly moving ode to creativity and the ups and downs of worldbuilding – somehow managed to take the concept of a film about toy bricks and make it into something with genuine earnestness and soul. It remains the blueprint for how to make a licensed toy movie that the whole family really can enjoy, and after two spinoff films we now finally arrive at its sequel. So, does “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” live up to its predecessor?

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With a new tower garden the Boys and Girls Club of Trinity will be growing fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables year-round.

Ok, I admit it, I’m the crazy cat/dog lady you hear about. My husband has told me no more additions to our four-legged family. Our population has declined from 6 cats and 2 dogs to just 4 cats, so I guess it is more manageable. How does all of this work with having a garden?

As we have already seen several times in the field of acclaimed movies in 2018, biopics are very tricky beasts. If you point your film solely in the direction of the inspiring, you could end up with a good movie that also risks being a little too glossy or even weightless, as is the case with Golden Globe winners like “Green Book” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.” If you veer off into the experimental a little more, as instant classics like “BlacKkKlansman” and “Vice” did, you risk alienating mainstream audiences (something I’m certain directors Spike Lee and Adam McKay were perfectly happy to do, but the point still stands) in your quest for breaking new ground with the format. Then there are the films that try to happily walk the line between powerful filmmaking and powerful biography, a line so thin that films that walk it successfully often come out stiff. 

The Sam Houston State University “Guest Artist Recital” series is returning to campus, with renowned musicians slated to perform Monday evening. 

The Alpha Omega Angels are looking forward to their upcoming work in the Huntsville community this year. 

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached of coming together in solidarity with your fellow community members, having faith in one another and serving those around you in need throughout his 39 years of life.

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