• LR20150702_JoBoys1
    Stop, collaborate, and listen: JoBoy’s will unveil Smoke IPA July 4

    COLLABORATION (col·lab·o·ra·tion) noun: The action of working with someone to produce or create something. Collaborations are one of the hippest things going on in brewing. A brewmaster meets this other brewmaster and they start talking. Next thing...

    • Posted June 30, 2015
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  • LR20150625_EntReelReviews
    ‘Inside Out’: Kids’ movies with the kids

    I’m back where it all started. Literally, I’m writing from the place where I became overly addicted to movies: Farmington, Maine. I’d always enjoyed movies, even as a kid. It wasn’t until I was in college that...

    • Posted June 24, 2015
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  • LR20150618_Bonifest1
    Small fest, big crowd

    It couldn’t have been a more beautiful day for a beer festival Saturday, June 6. The second annual St. Bonifest, a micro-festival celebrating the beers of St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company, brought out hundreds of beer fans...

    • Posted June 17, 2015
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  • According to reviewer Michael Upton, even comedic favorite Melissa McCarthy couldn’t save “Spy” from being a run of the mill film.
    ‘Spy’ and ‘San Andreas’: Cracking up all over

    After making one of the biggest clunkers in comedic history (“Tammy”) Melissa McCarthy is back. The television star of “Mike & Molly” has reunited with writer and director Paul Feig (“The Heat,” “Bridesmaids”) to take the top...

    • Posted June 10, 2015
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  • Michael Upton, a self-proclaimed Disney die-hard, loved “Tomorrowland.” He says, “Get out and see this delightful film.” (Photo from comingsoon.net)
    ‘Tomorrowland’ & ‘Poltergeist': The future is scary

    Disney is back to being genius. “Tomorrowland” opened for the long Memorial Day weekend, and although theaters were quieter than normal, the new Disney film — loosely based on a park attraction — locked up the No. 1 spot...

    • Posted May 27, 2015
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  • LR20150521_EntHopin
    Something to wine about

    With what seems to be a new brewery or festival announced every month, it is obvious beer is king in this county. But there are some advances going on with other beverages in the area. So, Hop’in...

    • Posted May 20, 2015
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  • LR20150514_ReelReviews
    Joss Whedon and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

    Movies need good directors There was no doubt the latest movie in the Avengers franchise would take the top spot at the box office, but “Avengers: Age of Ultron” rocketed past estimates and now sits second on...

    • Posted May 13, 2015
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  • The cast of Spamalot poses for a photo opening at the Ephrata Performing Arts Centeron April 30, 2015 in Ephrata.
    A belly full of laughter: EPAC presents ‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’

    For most who know my father-in-law, Jake Law, he is the last person they would expect to see walking into an opening weekend performance of “Spamalot” at EPAC. Other than an unhealthy obsession with “Phantom of the...

    • Posted May 6, 2015
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  • LR20150507_EntHopinTrolley
    Trolley’n for brews

    Enjoy the ride to three local craft breweries May 15 Everyone knows the best way to get to any bar or brewery is not to drive; well, Bill Donecker has come up with a unique way to...

    • Posted May 6, 2015
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  • Among the many starts of “Furious 7” are (left to right) Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, the late Paul
Walker and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges.
    ‘Furious 7’: for Paul

    Over the weekend, the latest installment of the “Fast and Furious” franchise continued to dominate the box office. “Furious 7” has now surpassed “Frozen” to move into the fifth position of highest grossing films of all time...

    • Posted April 29, 2015
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