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“In the Heights” has a script by Quiara Hudes and songs, many of them featuring rapped lyrics, by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of “Hamilton.” The film adaptation of the earlier show, directed by Jon Chu, is now showing in the local multiplex. Most musical fans will enjoy seeing it.

Wayne and Margaret Parker of Westmoreland will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 4.

Ron and Verna (Kruse) Robinson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 12.

Dennis Day will celebrate his 80th birthday on June 16.

Lois Morgan Kennedy will celebrate her 101st birthday on June 23.

Twin boys Dylan Gray Bachamp and Brooks Ryan Bachamp were born May 13 to Cole and Bailey Bachamp of Manhattan.

Vera (Tauscher) and Thomas Hintz celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 5.

Lois Thompson Currie will celebrate her 90th birthday June 16.

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The children’s room of the library has been busy this week! Everyone is stocking up on reading material and signing up for the annual summer reading program. Kids, teens and adults can all join summer reading and get prizes and free books. These are just a few of the great prize books availa…

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When you hear the word “cheese,” what sort of images go through your mind? Cheeseburgers? Blocks of cheddar? Grated bags of mozzarella? Perhaps some Pepperjack, should you be the adventurous type? Maybe even, God help you, Velveeta? (I don’t care what my wife says, it’s not cheese.) These ar…

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“A Quiet Place Part II,” the sequel to John Krasinski’s 2018 horror film “A Quiet Place,” finally hit local screens and attracted large audiences. This was a little surprising, in part because Paramount had changed the film’s release date several times.

Sofia Belle Garcia was born May 17 to David and Sara Garcia of Manhattan.

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“Those Who Wish Me Dead” is the second action picture we’ve seen in two weeks that looks as if it could have been made before the virus scare. “Wrath of Man” with Jason Statham was perhaps more conventional. But “Those Who Wish Me Dead” is certainly in the action picture mode.

R. Alton Lee of Manhattan will turn 90 years old on May 24.

B. Joe Jackson and Julia Jackson, formerly of Manhattan, will celebrate their 60th anniversary June 4.

Delbert and Cheri (Quinn) Ubel of St. George will celebrate their 50th anniversary on May 22.

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If you, the reader of this venerable paper, pay any attention at all the the book reviews and who writes them (and I don’t blame you if you don’t), then you may have come to realize that I write a lot more reviews about nonfiction than fiction.

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The religious miracle of Fatima, Portugal, may be the most famous instance of a religious vision since the 1858 experience of Bernadette in Lourdes, France. And the Fatima story is additionally interesting because of its connections with World War I and the the coloring it takes on from the …

Marion Visser will celebrate her 90th Birthday on May 19. Marion was born in Manhattan to Samuel and Una (Stadel) Sidebotham and was married to Virgil Visser in 1953. She is the mother of five children: Karen (Steve) Rundquist, Chris (Vicki) Visser, the late Mark Visser, Gwen (Gregg) Eyeston…

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Over the past few months, my interests have been all over the place. I haven’t made it a week without falling down a rabbit hole. Most of the fun comes from the free fall and getting lost in something new, but it’s also fascinating trying to figure out what led me to the fall, whether it’s a…

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Can we ever really escape the past? That’s one of the main questions at the heart of “Pickard County Atlas,” a haunting fictional debut by Chris Harding Thornton, a 7th-generation Nebraskan, whose four main characters are all trying to carve out a life in the present despite the powerful pul…