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Sunday, November 23, 2014

‘Area News’ Archives

Price of Admission: "Four Christmases"

By Lizzy Scully Berthoud Recorder Starring: Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon, Jon Voight, Robert Duvall, Mary Steenburgen and Sissy Spacek. Director: Seth Gordon Screenwriters: Caleb Wilson, Jon Lucas, Matt Allen, Scott Moore Producers: Gary Barber, Jonathan Glickman, Roger Birnbaum MPAA Rating: PG-13. 1.5 out of 5 Stars Reese Witherspoon (playing Kate) and Vince Vaughn (playing Brad) lead this only slightly enjoyable, star-packed holiday film about a self-absorbed couple that has spent the past ... Full Story

White Christmas

“White Christmas” has started with a bang and looks to become one of Carousel Dinner Theatre’s biggest holiday shows ever. Saturday, Dec. 6, 12 p.m: 65 percent full Saturday, Dec. 6, 6 p.m: 70 percent full Thursday, Dec. 18, 6 p.m: 75 percent full Sunday, Dec. 21, 6 p.m: 55 percent full New shows just added: Tuesday Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m.   For more information and to make reservations, go online to or call (970) ... Full Story

Holiday Classic "Oliver!" Comes to Lincoln

In keeping with the holiday spirit, the Lincoln Center is bringing “Oliver!” to the stage this month. Loosely based on the Charles Dickens novel “Oliver Twist,” it is a well-loved musical about an orphaned boy who is much abused. It includes memorable songs such as: “Food, Glorious Food,” “Where is Love,” and “Consider Yourself At Home.” The story opens with Oliver being kicked out of the workhouse where he lives with other orphaned boys simply because he asked for more ... Full Story

Ekart, Berthoud Girls Cruise in Season Opener

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder Amy Ekart scored a game-high 23 points, including four 3-pointers, as the Berthoud’s girls’ basketball team opened its 2008-09 season with a 60-42 home win over Greeley West. (more…)

Shields' Buzzer-Beating 3-pointer Lifts Berthoud

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder GREELEY -- Jeff Shields hit a 3-pointer with 1 second left in overtime as Berthoud’s boys’ basketball team opened the 2008-09 season with a 51-49 victory over host Greeley Central on Tuesday night. The win marked the first time since Feb. 28, 2003 -- a stretch of eight games -- that the Spartans have beaten Greeley Central. It also matched Berthoud’s win total from a season ago when the Spartans went 1-22. “It’s a huge win. We already tied as ... Full Story

Berthoud Family Thanksgiving

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday that has been celebrated in one form or another for 400 years. This tradition harkens to the colonists of the Plymouth Plantation who held a feast, after their first successful harvest. Wampanoag Indian chiefs Massasoit, Squanto and Samoset and 90 of their men attended the celebration. Over the generations a template of Thanksgiving tradition has been created, which, with a little variation here and there, can be ... Full Story

Concern for Area's Special Education

Parent: "We Need Systemic Change" By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder Berthoud resident Pat Chamberlain was among a group of parents who sharply criticized the special education program in the Thompson School District at the Wednesday, Nov. 19 Board of Education meeting. (more…)

Go Go Gadgets at Robotics Expo

  By Ken Rayment What do a crawling pine-beetle robot, flipping robot, climate, science, math and technology all have in common? They were all brought together by students from grades 4 through 12 this past Saturday at the Thompson Robotics EXPO held at Thompson Valley High School. The primary event, the final Colorado FIRST LEGO League qualifier, included students from across the state. Fifty-two teams aged 9 to 14 competed using robots made from LEGO bricks designed and programmed over ... Full Story

BHS Teacher Receives Leadership Award

Berthoud High School English teacher Brendan Gallagher has earned the Pearson Prentice Hall Leadership Development Award for 2008-2009. The award, which was created by the National Council of Teachers of English and funded by Pearson Prentice Hall publishers, is given to one early-career English teacher in each state who has already demonstrated professional leadership. Gallagher is Colorado’s recipient. Currently in his second year at BHS, Gallagher was nominated for the award by retired BHS ... Full Story

SBDC Offers Classes

The Larimer County Small Business Development Center offers training for small businesses through several Northern Colorado affiliate organizations at different locations. Through the remainder of 2008, all classes are scheduled at the SBDC in downtown Fort Collins. Business Planning for Success, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 8:30 a.m. – noon The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will present a workshop entitled Business Planning for Success.  Participants will learn the basics of ... Full Story

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