May 24, 2017
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Bundle up for a cool stroll Saturday through the Kenosha HarborMarket, which opens for the outdoor season. ( KENOSHA NEWS FILE PHOTO BY BRIAN PASSINO )

Get Out: Mom’s Day! STAT!

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It’s Thursday, which means the Mother’s Day clock is ticking.

Sunday marks the 109th year of official Mother’s Day celebrations in America — a tradition that started when Anna Jarvis wanted to honor her mother — so you need a plan ... since apparently you didn’t make that brunch reservation last week and now the restaurant is totally booked at 11 a.m.

Here are some Emergency Mother’s Day tips:


Snyder: Mixing it up

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When it comes to music, you can’t get more traditional than Johann Sebastian Bach — who was born in 1685 and whose music is still played all around the world.

And you can’t get more modern than the Gaudete Brass Quintet.

Snyder: This means war! (No matter what year)

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Anyone up for a game of Trench Checkers?

The World War I artifact — sort of a “Travel Yahtzee” game to be played by soldiers in the trenches — is part of an exhibit at the Kenosha Civil War Museum called “From Civil War to Great War.”

‘Tommy’s Honour’ premiere set

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“Tommy’s Honour” — the most recent film produced by Jim Kreutzer, an oral surgeon at Southeast Wisconsin Endodontics Associates in Racine — will have its local premiere Monday night at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Student Center Cinema.

The Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha is hosting the movie premiere event.

Snyder: ‘Call the Midwife’ is back birthing babies on Sunday nights

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With all the talk — more like shouting — about health care systems in recent weeks, the Season 6 premiere of “Call the Midwife” seems very timely.

Even if the action takes place in the early 1960s.

Snyder: Arachnophobes beware! Virtual spiders coming to Great America ride

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Those evil geniuses at Six Flags Great America who turned the Demon roller coaster into the virtual reality “Rage of the Gargoyles” ride last summer are back at it.

And this time, they’re brought spiders.

Snyder: A little Madness can be a good thing

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I only pay attention to college basketball long enough to fill out my NCAA Tournament bracket and then agonize over the games. Which makes me an expert, as far as March Madness goes.

And I’m not apologizing for this brief yet deep dive into college hoops. It’s a relief to worry about Baylor’s three-point shooting numbers rather than the alarming number of Russian connections to the 2016 presidential campaign.

Snyder: Friendship sparks movie project

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Jim Kreutzer has been a filmmaker for more than 25 years.

So you expect him to love movies.

Next stop: France

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Kenosha natives Chad Halvorsen and T.C. De Witt and their crew continue to blaze a path through the world of film.

Forty-eight hours at a time.

Snyder: Saxophonist Dustin Laurenzi performing in his hometown

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Saxophonist Dustin Laurenzi is no stranger to performing in Kenosha.

He graduated from Tremper High School, where he played in the school’s music groups, came back in July of 2013 to work with and perform with the KUSD Jazz All-Stars and, most recently, performed a year ago during the University of Wisconsin-Parkside’s Jazz Week.

From ‘La La Land’ with love: Far from Hollywood, our ‘experts’ Liz and Dave predict tonight’s Oscar winners

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Another Oscar Night, another story packed with fearless predictions by Kenosha News staffers Elizabeth “Why isn’t the ‘Lego Batman Movie’ nominated” Snyder and Dave “Where’s Dory?” Walter:

Liz: This year’s Academy Awards will likely feature plenty of political statements by the winners.

Snyder: Beauty is in the ‘pie’ of the beholder

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While the rest of the country gets ready for the Academy Awards Sunday night and awaits the next presidential tweet storm, we in Kenosha County keep our priorities in order.

That means pizza.

Snyder: Oscar! Oscar!

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Now that the Super Bowl is over, we can turn our attention to the winter’s other Super Sunday — the Academy Awards, coming on Feb. 26.

If Oscars were awarded based on audience members’ votes, we’re pretty sure “Hidden Figures” would go home as Best Picture. But that’s the People’s Choice Awards, not the Academy Awards — which are voted on by a few thousand movie industry professionals. Which is why “Hidden Figures,” which everyone we know is raving about, may lose to “La La Land.” The latter — a modern-day musical set in Los Angeles — is an industry favorite, but among local moviegoers, it scores as many votes for “hate it” as “love it.”

Snyder: ‘A Seat at the Table’

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“Nobody’s free until everybody’s free” — Fannie Lou Hamer

Spellbound: There’s more to spelling than P’s and Q’s

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Absolute power can be intoxicating. And frightening.

As one of the Kenosha Rotary Club volunteers who served as a judge and word pronouncer Monday night at Kenosha Unified School District’s middle school spelling bee, I was told — right there in the official rules — that judges “are in complete control of the competition and their decision is final on all questions.”

Snyder: All hail the Golden Globes! Let’s hope first-time host Jimmy Fallon can give the awards show some luster

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I have been asking you — actually, begging and cajoling, to no avail — not to watch the Golden Globe Awards for more than a decade.

Why?

Seize the day? Maybe tomorrow ...

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Welcome to 2017.

We’ve got 365 days to focus on self-improvement, striving for what Oprah calls living our better life. Which is a whole lot easier if you’re Oprah and you’re sitting around on bean-bag chairs stuffed with $100 bills. Ah, but bitterness was the 2016 us, not the 2017 model.

Seize the day? Maybe tomorrow ...

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Welcome to 2017.

We’ve got 365 days to focus on self-improvement, striving for what Oprah calls living our better life. Which is a whole lot easier if you’re Oprah and you’re sitting around on bean-bag chairs stuffed with $100 bills. Ah, but bitterness was the 2016 us, not the 2017 model.

Snyder: New Year’s Eve

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Well, somebody planned well this year.

New Year’s Eve — arguably the most festive night of the year — is actually on a Saturday night.

Snyder: 8 (days) is enough (time) to get your holiday on!

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Eight days.

That’s what’s left until Christmas.

GO Kenosha

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