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Julie Momber of Greenville (above) and her college friend, Julie Morehead of Baraga, have exchanged the same birthday card (at left) for the past 40 years. The card contains extra pages of birthday notes the two friends added over the years.

YOUNG AT HEART: Card exchange reaches 40 years

In a time when a “happy birthday” can be sent instantly, via cell phone or on Facebook, two long-standing friends continue to stick to the old fashion way by sending a card. Interestingly, it has been one card that has been sent back and forth for the past 40 years.

Pictured from left, Karen Hafey, as Twink Futrelle, Becky Tower, as Honey Raye, and Kurt Schuster, as Wiley Hicks, perform a scene in the Flat River Community Players’ production of “Dearly Beloved.” — Courtesy photo

PLAY REVIEW: Flat River Community Players’ ‘Dearly Beloved’ a fun, fast-moving comedy

When you walk into the Greenville Area Community Center Theater for Flat River Community Players’ latest play, be prepared to have fun. The stage is set with bright streamers flowing down from two white paper wedding bells and tables full of food and flowers. The play’s title, “Dearly Beloved,” tells you there is a wedding going on. Maybe and maybe not.

Organizers of the Mom Prom and owners of Tiny Toes Boutique in Stanton are Jesica Scott, at left, and Milessa Scott.

S.H.E.: April 28 Mom Prom raises money to help juvenile diabetes

Ladies from the area are getting together and donning their prom, bridesmaid and wedding duds to raise money for a great cause.
The inaugural Mom Prom is from 8 p.m. to midnight at The Brickyard Bar & Grill in Stanton Saturday, April 28. The event benefits juvenile diabetes.

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S.H.E.: Do American parents ‘care’ too much?

I recently read the book, “Bringing up Bèbè,” by Pamela Druckerman. The book is the latest in the genre of multicultural parenting. This seems to be the answer to everyone’s parenting problems: Find a culture, glean the good and move on to the next part of the world.

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Depression: A cry for help that you should answer

By Sue Ellen Pabst Transitions Counseling Services “Snap out of it.” “Get busy.” “Quit feeling sorry for yourself.” “A lot of people are worse off than you.”  Depression sufferers often hear such messages and occasionally even apply them to themselves. When they can’t get motivated, their depression thickens. All of us will experience depression at [...]

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S.H.E.: Makeovers are relaxing experiences

Getting spoiled and taking time to relax is what Candice Smith was looking forward to after winning a makeover drawing at the Taste of Home Cooking School event in Greenville last month. While attending the event with her sister, Smith signed up to receive a new subscription for The Daily News, which entered her into a drawing to win a makeover package from Thomas and Company hair salon in Greenville.

The Joy Bells Choir of First Congregational Church is among the performers at Sunday’s Spring Handbell Festival at St. Paul Lutheran Church. — Courtesy photo

Annual Spring Handbell Festival set for Sunday in Greenville

The annual Spring Handbell Festival is being hosted by Grace Notes Handbell Choir of St. Paul Lutheran Church. The concert will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 9844 S. Greenville Road, two miles south of Greenville on M-91.

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Greenville-based Celtic band releases first album

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, the Greenville-based Celtic band Peat in the Creel has released a new CD album called “The Barn Session.”

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PLAY REVIEW: ‘War of the Worlds’ radio play invades Greenville

The Greenville High School Theater Department presents the classic Orson Welles Radio Play “The War of the Worlds” live onstage in a truly unique performance 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Greenville Performing Arts Center. GHS Auditorium Manager Chris Chapman said, “We’re really pleased to close out the 2011-2012 season with this special production. GHS students have risen to the challenge of adapting Orson Welles infamous 1938 radio play into an entertaining and chilling night onstage.”

Presley York (Larry Moss) samples the macroons as the other guests, Dr. Alberta Prince (Lindsay Tallian), Horatio Miles (Spencer Tower), Mimms (Ruthy Bolton) and Clayhorn (Ric Davenport) wait to see if they are poisoned in “And Then There Was One,” the Greenville Area Community Center’s 2012 Murder Mystery Dinner Theater presentation. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

‘Funky, funny mystery murder’ lively entertainment for all

In a spoof paralleling Agatha Christie’s famous novel “And Then There Were None,” the Greenville Area Community Center 2012 Murder Mystery Dinner Theater presents “And Then There Was One.” An annual fundraiser for the center, the event is Friday and Saturday. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30 at the community center located at 900 E. Kent Road. Tickets are $20 for both dinner and the show, or $15 for the show only. Tickets are available at the community center or by calling (616) 754-9163.