For proof positive of the critical capital that Jennifer Lawrence has already amassed, look no further than the early plaudits being heaped on “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” the second installment of the Suzanne Collins-penned trilogy. This otherwise banal actioner, with its darker-than-average themes, rests firmly on the able shoulders of its 23-year-old, Oscar-winning star.
COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE
St. Luke United Methodist Church is hosting a Community Thanksgiving Service at 7 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary, followed by a reception. Other churches participating will be Trinity Lutheran, Emmanuel Congregation Christian, First Presbyterian, First Calvary Missionary Baptist, First Baptist, St. Stephen The First Martyr Roman Catholic Church and St. Thomas’ Episcopal. All are welcome to attend. Nonperishable food for CUOC will be collected.
Help yourself to some nuts this holiday season: Regular nut eaters were less likely to die of cancer or heart disease — in fact, were less likely to die of any cause — during a 30-year Harvard study.
If any mothers out there are at all like my mom, then you love cooking for your family. Nothing warms your heart more than your kids telling you what a great cook you are and how much they love your special (insert your world-renowned culinary masterpiece here). I’m also guessing there are times when you wish you had a few more helpers in the kitchen too, right?
Q: Is it true that I must water my African violet from the bottom?
Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the Week of Nov. 20-26, 2013
Is there such a thing as an original idea anymore? Our favorite movies are being remade into oblivion (holy repetition, Batman). Bestselling books often have the same formulaic composition. And your local food columnist draws inspiration from an established recipe — for shame!
Hi, I'm Nina ! I weigh 15 pounds and I am lovable lapdog.
LEE COUNTY — Monday: Toasted cheese sandwich or hamburger steak with rice and gravy with grain roll, broccoli with cheese sauce, glazed carrots, strawberry cup, mixed fruit.
SANFORD CIVITAN CLUB
The Sanford Civitan Club held a luncheon meeting on Oct. 24 at Mrs. Wenger’s Restaurant with president Van Blanton presiding. There were several guests present, including three members of the Outreach Mission as well as the son of longtime member Bob Lemmond Sr.
As you know by now, I am focusing on implementing strategies to encourage radiant health and generate total fulfillment. While taking advantage of various modalities like massage, reflexology, kinesiology, acupuncture and movement, and making some dietary changes recently I realized that writing is just as important to me as any treatment or therapy.
“How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, then follow him.” 1 Kings 18:21b
Have you adopted specific goals you would like to achieve in life? People who fail to achieve the goals they have set for themselves often do so because they haven’t discovered the right formula. But becoming successful is really not a mystery; in fact, it is quite simple. All you have to do to succeed is fail.
• William Lewis French, born Nov. 4, son of Jasmine Janay Gill and Sheldon Lewis French of Sanford. Grandparents are Veronica Gill of Raleigh, Ralph Southerland of Sanford, and William and Joyce McDougald of Broadway. (CCH)
Marriage licenses issued recently by the Lee County Register of Deeds office:
The Macks/Maxway Reunion will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at Davison’s Steakhouse. For more information, call Judy McCleney at (919) 776-9358.
Veteran TV comedy writer Janis Hirsch is used to her words entertaining millions of viewers. But the letter she scrawled in early 1964 as a hospitalized teenager was intended to comfort an audience of one: bereaved first lady Jacqueline Kennedy.
What are five most frequently played songs on your iPod playlist? Doc Watson, “Down in the Valley to Pray”
COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE
St. Luke United Methodist Church is hosting a Community Thanksgiving Service at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24
The gardening season is winding down. Leaves are changing to their showy fall colors and falling from trees. Along with a beautiful color display, fall brings with it a great planting time for bulbs. November is the perfect time to plant spring-flowering bulbs in Lee County.
Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the Week of Nov. 13-19
You North Carolinians have a way about you, you know? You embrace folks. Perhaps this is why so many people choose to retire among these long leaf pines. This little Texan has felt quite embraced by your sweet-tea-loving, pulled-pork-adoring, charming ways.
A band that has won fans and accolades for its beachy sound will be in town soon — assisting a nonprofit that is assisting others.
There was a flamboyant pop star. A legendary singer. A TV star, some supermodels, and one of the world's most powerful philanthropists. Even a former secretary of state who may soon be running for president.
I'm Codi, a 12-pound one-year-old dachshund mix.