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Today's Features

  • New Year's Day is sort of like a Monday.

    A new year has many things in common with a new week. People vow they won't overeat, they will exercise, they will quit smoking, and so on.

    But now we’re a week into the new year. Have you kept your resolutions? Can you expect them to be kept for the rest of the year?

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    One of the best things about January is all the good catalogs that come in the mail.

     It is much easier to believe that spring will come again when you have a stack of catalogs that show glossy pictures of fruits, vegetables and flowers.  The extra time spent indoors by the fire also allows us to spend some time plotting and planning what we want to add to the garden in 2009.

  • Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.

  • Rating:

    1 out of 5 stars

    Title: The Unborn

    Cast: Odette Yustman, Gary Oldman, Meagan Good, Cam Gigandet, Jane Alexander, C.S. Lee, James Remar

    Director: David S. Goyer

    Released: Jan. 9, 2009

    Running Length: 87 minutes

    MPAA Classification: PG-13 (Violence, Sexual Situations)

     

  • The farm looks like a storm hit recently, but it’s really just my husband’s new deer deterrent technique.  It seems to be working.

    In the past we have forgone the Irish Spring soap, human hair and coyote urine for more reliable barriers.  Tomato cages, tobacco stakes, wire, spiral plastic trunk wrap, and, yes, an occasional arrangement of lawn chairs have created distance between rutting and browsing deer. 

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    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.

  • A swimmer from Shelby County had the ultimate thrill for her sport last week: She stood on a pedestal and heard the strains of the Star Spangled Banner after winning two gold medals at an international competition.

    Danielle Wilkerson of Fisherville brought home gold in the 25-meter backstroke and in the 25-meter freestyle at the Down Syndrome World Swimming Championship, a biennial competition in Albufeira, Spain, where athletes from 24 countries competed.

  • Since its release on Christmas day, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button has made a serious case for some awards.

    Spawning from the 1920s short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, this fantasy-drama takes movie magic and makeup a long way. Brad Pitt takes many forms as Benjamin Button, a man who is born in his 80s and ages backwards.

    The story is unique, the performances engaging, and the sets look like they were dumped straight from a time machine.

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    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.