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Section 2, part 2


(2) A Smarter Way to Clean Your Home

(3) Carol Seufert: Unique Obituary Of 22-Year-Old Has Reached Millions. Its Powerful Message Is Heart-Wrenching.

(4) High levels of exercise linked to nine years of less aging at the cellular level





(9) Walela Dobroski: Domestic Violence and Pet Safety


Section 12A, NC event

(1) Maureen Simon: The Maureen Project

Artist Featuring Photography ~ Mixed Media ~ Encaustics
Soul-Stirring Collection of Images

Friday, June 2nd • Jubilee Community Church • Asheville, NC

From 5-8 p.m.

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(2) Craig Klawuhn:

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(3) Don Tally: Love Makes a Home: The Life of Rebecca Boone
focuses on the life of Rebecca Boone, wife of frontiersman Daniel Boone.

Sunday, June 11 at 3 p.m.
White Horse Black Mountain
105 Montreat Rd., Black Mountain, NC

Rebecca shares her own homespun wisdom and meaningful memories as she chops wood, cooks stew, and does her mending on a winter evening in 1811.
The trail-blazing midwife didn’t get the luxury of a home she could keep, but her adventures made up for what went missing. She walked through Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Kentucky before she found her final rest in Missouri. She raised ten biological children and adopted six more after her child-bearing years had ended. As she weaves linen, she recalls how her husband, legendary American frontiersman Daniel Boone, spent as many as two years at a time lost in the woods. The courageous hunter also managed to lose all the family’s money and land about as fast as he earned it, and it was up to Rebecca to take care of the family and teach them all to hunt and forage so they would have food and shelter, too.
She had little bitterness and no guile. Blessed with a supportive family and an indomitable spirit, Rebecca revels in an evening alone as she recalls her most intriguing secrets.

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Section 12B, PA/NJ events

(1) Gayle Crist:



                MORRISVILLE, PA –J.B. Priestley’s atmospheric thriller An Inspector Calls grips The Heritage Center Theatre stage in Morrisville, Pennsylvania, in June.

James Cordingley of Lawrenceville, New Jersey directs this classic mystery.  A wealthy British family is celebrating the daughter’s engagement when the party is disrupted by a police inspector who is investigating a suicide.  The inspector reveals each person at the table shares responsibility for the death!

Mort Paterson of Philadelphia portrays Inspector Goole, whose relentless interrogation exposes shocking secrets about the family members’ misdeeds.  Real life husband and wife George Hartpence and Carol Thompson of New Hope, Pennsylvania play the parents — Arthur and Sybil Birling.  He has been climbing twin ladders of success, as a businessman and politician, proving himself to be as ruthless as he is cunning – aided and abetted by his scheming wife.

Tammy Goldberg of Buckingham, Pennsylvania plays the daughter, Sheila Birling.  Tim Swain of New York appears as her fiancé, Gerald Croft – the son of a magnate even more powerful than Birling.  Tom Smith of Morrisville is cast as Eric Birling, whose hard-drinking lifestyle led him to a scandal uncovered by the inspector.  Hana Christenson of Pennington, New Jersey rounds out the cast as Edna the Maid, also doing double duty as the show’s stage manager.

An Inspector Calls is a spell-binding evening of theatre,” according to director Cordingley.  “There is an ‘other worldly quality’ to Inspector Goole.  His penetrating interrogation technique leaves those being questioned no room for evasion.  It is as if each and every person in the household is living through their own Judgement Day.”

The production team includes Joanne Cordingley of Lawrenceville as assistant director. Lighting design is by Andrena Wishnie of Morrisville.  Costume design is by Ruth Schanbacher of Yardley, Pennsylvania.

Performing weekends June 2 – 18, An Inspector Calls is being staged at The Heritage Center Theatre, 635 N. Delmorr Avenue (Route 32), Morrisville – near the Calhoun Street Bridge.  Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.  A complimentary wine and cheese party follows opening night.  The second Friday of the run, June 9, is Talk Back Night – when audience members may remain to discuss the show with the cast and production team.  Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors (62+), $15 for WHYY card members and students (high school and college) and $10 for children age 12 and younger. 

For reservations or information, phone 215-295-3694 or email your ticket request to

(3) Kitty Getlik: Award-winning Maurer Productions OnStage Brings ‘The Glass Menagerie’ to MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre June 9 to 18

West Windsor, N.J. – Love, dreams, desire, and longing tug at the heart in Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie,” coming to Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC’s) Kelsey Theatre. Presented by the Perry Award-winning Maurer Productions OnStage (MPO), dates and show times for this 1944 stage classic are: Fridays, June 9 and 16 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, June 10 and 17 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, June 11 and 18 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college’s West Windsor Campus at 1200 Old Trenton Road. A reception with the cast and crew follow the opening night performance on June 9.

Memories and hopes as fragile as glass balance precariously when a frustrated mother, a daughter lost in her imagination and a son intent on rebellion share the stage in this MPO production. The show is directed by Judi Parrish, who observes, “The Glass Menagerie is one of the greatest stories and one of the saddest autobiographies in American literature. The actors are not just playing ‘characters,’ but are bringing to life people from an era long past.”

The cast stars Roberto Gianni Forero of Edison as Tom; Laurie Hardy of Hamilton as Amanda; Jessica Braynor of Lawrenceville as Laura; and Malik Ibn Abdul Khaaliq of King of Prussia, Pa. as Jim, the Gentleman Caller.

In addition to Parrish, who is both director and sound designer, the production team includes Producers Diana Maurer and John Maurer, Set Designer John Maurer, and Lighting Designer M. Kitty Getlik. The stage manager is Vicky Kaiser; costumes are by Sally Page Sohor; and hair and makeup is by Erin Leder.

Tickets for “The Glass Menagerie” are $18 for adults; $16 for seniors; and $14 for students and children. Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333.  Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible, with free parking available next to the theater.

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