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GPD K-9 Max to Retire

No matter if it is drugs stashed away in a car’s glove compartment or tracking a suspect hiding in an overgrown wooded area, Max, a Belgian Malinois, will sniff out secret locations. For the past eight-and-a-half years (50-plus in dog…

The Park Pages

Don’t Miss the QOP Independence Day Parade and Festival Decorate your wagons, strollers and bicycles for the QOP Independence Day Parade with city councilmembers and the mayor on Saturday, July 2, 10 a.m. Parade participants will gather at 9:45 a.m.…

‘The Vacationers’

What characterizes a good summer read? I’m no expert on that since I’m generally indifferent to the season when I make my choice. But this year after a string of heavier topics, I decided on Emma Straub’s “The Vacationers” (2014).…

Travel to Rome Without Leaving Home

In “Tasting Rome:  Fresh Flavors & Forgotten Recipes from an Ancient City” by Katie Parla and Kristina Gill (Clarkson Potter Publishers), two American women living in Rome celebrate the city’s lost recipes and contemporary innovations and share dishes and stories that only a fully…

Mike at the Movies

Free State of Jones (R) ***** What a powerful, moving story! Matthew McConaughey is an aging but always strong lead as Newton Knight. He starts the story as an army nurse for the Confederacy but that stint is shortened when…