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Mike at the Movies

Home Again (PG-13) **** The summer has ended for most of us without a great romance. Sad to say, “Home Again” isn’t a great summer romance, but “it will serve.” Reese Witherspoon (Alice) celebrates her 40th birthday with friends as…

Summer Snapshots

Well, it is official: Summer is a wrap. We have the dog swim as solid proof. We were short on relaxation this year with jobs, sports and bizarre staph infections but there were some highlights. Here are my random thoughts…

A Very Composing Teen

Photo | Pam Schipper
Zoe Fischthal directs the witches in rehearsal for her original musical based on “ROALD DAHL’S THE WITCHES,” which she has subtitled “Fallen to Witches’ Snare.” The witches are (L to R) Uma Manikoth (Bruno), Olivia Luzquinos (Grand High Witch), Samantha Vidas (Carlotta the Witch, Mrs. Jenkins), Andrea Wilson(Millie the Witch), Miriam (Mia) Herman (Linda the Witch), and Sofia Rosenbaum (Beatrice the Witch).

Zoe Fischthal began playing piano when she was in kindergarten and started composing music in fifth grade. After appearing in a variety show at Rachel Carson Elementary, she decided to meld her talents. “Being in a show was really fun…

Around Town

Paw-sitive News Bring the four-legged member of your family to your neighborhood pool for the annual dog swim Labor Day weekend. Kentlands dogs and their owners are invited to the Kentlands pool on Sept. 4, 4 to 6 p.m.; Lakelands…