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Jane Eyre (Devyn Collie) officially meets her mysterious employer Edward Rochester (Derek Smootz) with his housekeeper Mrs. Fairfax (Karin Cunningham) while serving as a governess to his ward Adele at Thornfield Hall in “Jane Eyre, the Musical” at the EmilyAnn Theater. Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey

EmilyAnn brings 'Jane Eyre' to life

The EmilyAnn Theatre is undertaking the daunting task of staging the Tonynominated production, "Jane Eyre, the Musical," Charlotte Brontë’s classic Gothic romance brought to life. This musical adaptation follows the

February may not be gardening season, but it is a great time to prepare for the growing season by investing in soil health, pruning, maintaining gardening tools and cleaning out the old garden shed. Freeuse photo

Growth in gardening: February in the Garden

The days are gradually getting warmer, the sun is out a bit longer and it all means one thing – spring is slowly but surely approaching. For most vegetable gardeners,

Hummingbirds arrive in early spring, late winter every year all over the state of Texas, on their way from winter haunts in Mexico to breeding grounds across the United States. Freeuse photo

Exploring Nature: Hummingbird Sightings

My goodness, but that was quick. I recently asked my readers to let me know if they were fortunate enough to see early-arriving hummingbirds in the month of February. I

Anya, played byLila Coogan, and the company of the National Tour of "Anastasia" perform the scene from the song "Once Upon a December." Photo by Evan Zimmerman

'Anastasia' comes to life on Broadway

For many of us, our fascination with Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov began with movies, either the 1956 classic starring Ingrid Bergman and Yul Brenner, or the enchanting animated musical of 1997.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church will be serving lunch at Cottage kitchen this week. Pictured are Ellie Stewart, Sue Palmer, Dolores Pair, Emily Pruitt, Kate Pettit, Dianne Pape, Vickye Lambdin, Tracy Herman, Linda Keese, Adelaide McAninch, Joan Mathews and Mary Hamilton. Photo courtesy of St. Mark's

Cottage Kitchen Luncheon

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will host lunch at the Charles S. Cock House Museum, located at 400 E. Hopkins Street, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8. 

Viticulture, the study of grape cultivation, is about as old as civilization itself. Archaeological evidence suggests humans began growing grapes as early as 6500 B.C. during the Neolithic period. Freeuse photo

Growth in gardening: 'I heard it through the grapevine'

A few weeks back my grandson mentioned how surprised he was to realize grapes could have seeds. That child's simple comment made me wonder – how many others ever think

The Wood Duck is one of the most stunningly pretty of all waterfowl. Males are iridescent chestnut and green, with ornate patterns on nearly every feather. Freeuse photo

Exploring Nature: Five Best Birds

What are the five best birds to see in the United States? Here is one list for your consideration: 1. Kirtland’s warbler: The current population is about 4,500 individuals for