Section 2, part 2
(1) My friend, Walter Weeks, is running to be a delegate to the Democratic National Convention for Bernie Sanders in the PA Congressional District 7.
(2) He broke the law to build a better nursing home
(3) Chuck S. in NJ: Teddy Roosevelt’s 10 Rules for Reading
(4) John D. in PA: I agree [about LITTLE BOY]. I was quite surprised when I rented this a while ago because I wasn’t sure if I would like it, however, it was a touching movie.
(5) Barbara F. in PA: You probably read this one before, but I got a charge out of it:
While walking along the sidewalk in front of his church, our minister heard the intoning of a prayer that nearly made his collar wilt. Apparently, his 5-year-old son and his playmates had found a dead robin. Feeling that proper burial should be performed, they had secured a small box and cotton batting, then dug a hole and made ready for the disposal of the deceased. The minister’s son was chosen to say the appropriate prayers and with sonorous dignity intoned his version of what he thought his father always said: “Glory be unto the Faaather, and unto the Sonnn, and into the hole he goes.”
(6) Marty S. in PA: Hope you’re not a Panthers fan, BG!!
Response: Now living in NC, I’ve become one. But alas, did not love the outcome of the Super Bowl … and was disappointed in the game itself. It was oh-so-sloppy.
(7) Len E. in NC: You will love Big Short. It’s not too talky. In fact, it’s quite funny when it tries to explain some of the Wall Street concoctions like CDO’s. I’m a theater buff too. In fact I go to NY at least three times a year and usually see three to four shows each time. I recently saw Something Rotten which has been struggling but surviving with discount tickets. It was a great show, both witty and hilarious. Chasing Rainbows pales next to it. I will say that the acting was great and the second act improved, but the first act: oy vay!
(8) Pete D. in NJ: Kathe and I read of the situation with Cynthia in your recent edition of BlainesWorld, and we wanted to express our concern and best wishes to her for a full and fast recovery. I hope that her condition is improving since your last publication. Please keep us informed of her condition; and please extend our best wishes to her for her recovery.
(9) Don S. in NC: I read with dismay about Cynthia’s situation. Please know that my thoughts are with you both. I’m a cancer survivor (non-Hodgkins lymphoma: 20+ years now) and am actually undergoing chemotherapy now for the fourth time in two decades, so I know that cancer can be successfully treated. If I can be of help in any way, please don’t hesitate to call.
(10) Leslie L. in NC: Thank you for you always showing so much support for not only me, but the entire community. Your friendship is a blessing! Give Cynthia a hug from me!
(11) Sandy B. in PA: Great issue! Loved your jokes…..am so taken with MBB Cynthia – she never ages! must be the love of a good man!
(12) Art F. in PA: Good seeing you enjoy your retirement.
(13) Nancy W. in NC: So glad Cynthia is doing better….sounds like quite the ordeal for both of you.
(14) Ellen C. in PA: Glad Cynthia is on the mend. Yes, I find as we get older, it often takes longer to recover. You are a great help to her.
(15) Dana K. in PA: Hope Cynthia is recovering quickly from her knee surgery. Please give her our best wishes!
(16) Billie R. in PA: I can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoy your newsletters. They are fun and inspirational which makes me feel uplifted. Many of times I have shared them with my students and family. Please keep up the outstanding work.
Section 12A, NC events
(1) BJ Liederman’s birthday party, White Horse, 2/27, 8-11?
About ASH DEVINE:
Award winning songwriter, folk rock musician, caring clown, theater artist and social activist Ash Devine is based the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville North Carolina. Her musical style spans across genres of contemporary folk, traditional Appalachian, jazz, world and experimental. In 2014, Ash Devine released her second collection of Original music, “Blessings on Your Journey”, a dynamic collection of heart felt songs with universal messages of social justice, love, human struggle and earth advocacy. Ash is a community based artist and she performs internationally at music venues, theaters, churches, nursing homes, schools and hospitals.
About GRETCHEN WITT:
Singer/Songwriter Gretchen Witt uses threads of folk, country, and pop to weave a sound ripe with femininity and edge.
She was selected 3 times for The Kerrville Folk Festival’s yearly New Folk Competition (Kerrville, TX), The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival’s Emerging Artist Showcase (Hillsdale, NY), The Mountain Stage New Song Contest (Northeast Regional Finals), was a Top 5 Finalist in the Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s Troubadour Competition (Telluride, CO), and has received numerous awards from the Mid Atlantic Song Contest (Northeastern United States).
Section 12B, PA/NJ event
CONFUSED DUTCH LIBRARIAN AND FAMED ACTOR SHARE STAGE ON ALTERNATING NIGHTS IN TWIN BILL
EVENT: UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL, a fascinating one man show by Glen Berger about a Dutch librarian’s quest to find out who returned a library book 113 years late, and BARRYMORE, a recounting of iconic stage idol John Barrymore’s life and career by William Luce, will be presented on alternating dates at ActorsNET in Morrisville, Pennsylvania. This unique twin bill is directed by ActorsNET Artistic Director Cheryl Doyle. Barry Abramowitz of Lawrenceville, New Jersey stars as the librarian, who, in a lecture, unravels the fascinating mystery behind his quest. George Hartpence of New Hope, Pennsylvania stars as the iconic actor, rehearsing for a comeback performance under the watchful offstage eye of his harried prompter, played by Nicholas Pecht of Hamilton, New Jersey. Set by George Hartpence, costumes and specialty props by Cheryl Doyle of Morrisville. Lighting design by Andrena Wishnie of Morrisville
UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL SHOW DATES: February 25 & 27; March 4, 6, 10, 12, 18 & 20 (eight performances only)
BARRYMORE SHOW DATES: February 26 & 28; March 3, 5, 11, 13, 17 & 19 (eight performances only)
TIMES: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
PLACE: The Heritage Center, 635 North Delmorr Avenue (Route 32), Morrisville, PA – near the Calhoun Street Bridge.
ADMISSION: $20 for adults, $17 for seniors (62+), $15 for WHYY cardholders and students and $10 for children age 12 and younger (note there is minimal adult language in both plays, and suggestive lines in Barrymore). Group rates available for ten or more. Rated PG-13.
NOTE: Barrymore is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. and Underneath the Lintel is produced by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc.
ON THE INTERNET: The Company’s website is www.actorsnetbucks.org. Social networking includes Facebook page — “ActorsNET, AKA Actors’ NET of Bucks County” — and Twitter name @actorsnet.
COMING NEXT: ActorsNET continues its 20th season April 22 – May 8, as Andrena Wishnie of Morrisville directs Virginia Barrie of Ewing, New Jersey — starring as Miss Marple — in the Agatha Christie mystery, A Murder Is Announced, produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.