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‘Carol Lopatin: On the Road’ Through Aug. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., Terrace Gallery, BlackRock Center for the Arts Painting by the roadside, Carol Lopatin works intensely and without pause, building compositions with a flood of color and lively brushwork…

Shop Talk

Komodo USA Debuts Grade Level Math On July 2, Komodo USA at 402 Main St. began offering a Grade Level Math program to students in grades 1 through 6. The tutoring center, known for its use of the abacus to…

School’s Out!

Summer fun is in. Around town, kids are involved in a great variety of summer camps and other activities. Here are a few snapshots from these lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. Booking It at the Arts Barn All summer…

Assignment Education

New Child Abuse and Neglect Policy Approved On June 29, the Board of Education approved changes to Policy JHC, Child Abuse and Neglect. These changes had been tentatively approved by the Board on April 27; the revised policy had been sent out…

Home Again in Independence

In 1948 I cast my first vote for President Truman. By then my loyalty to him wasn’t just that he was from my home state of Missouri and had taken on the burdens left to him by the death of…

Treats for the Heat

Cream of Blue Crab and Wild Mushroom Bisque Fortunate culinarians have a source from which to gather wild mushrooms. If you are not one of these lucky few, there is always the supermarket.  When wild mushrooms are unavailable, dried ones reconstituted…

Mike at the Movies

Minions (PG) ***** My beautiful movie-going partner and I work together. “What did he say?” is a frequent aside. In the case of the Minions, my answer would have to be, “This time, you’re on your own, Baby!” Comprehension is…

The Season Never Stops: QO Football

Photo | Mac Kennedy

Senior Zeph Titus prepares to tackle heavy lift with teammates Noah Pagley, Kyle Moats and Shane Carver standing by.

For many teenagers, summer is a time for sleeping late, part-time jobs, lounging at the pool, and fun with friends. But three mornings a week, if you went to Quince Orchard High School, you would see and hear a group…