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    Labor of love

    Ever since she landed her first role - when she was a first-grader at St Christopher Elementary School in Somerton - Alex Boyle has enjoyed the pleasures and challenges of theater.


    Police release video of home burglary

    Police detectives have surveillance recordings of a man who burglarized a Tomlinson Road home last month and are hoping someone recognizes him and tells them who he is so they can pick him up.


    No place like home

    Office of Oz: American Heritage Federal Credit Union turned its Bustleton campus into the “Land of Oz” on April 9 as part of its Employee Appreciation Day. Employees enjoyed games throughout the day while competing for the title of Employee Appreciation Day Champions. At lunch, employees enjoyed Toto dogs and Cowardly Lion chicken cooked and served by managers and also received gift bags. MARIA POUCHNIKOVA / TIMES PHOTO


    Pizzeria burglars sought

    Police seek two men who broke into a Castor Gardens pizzeria and stole a cash register on March 13.


    The magic of reading

    The National Education Association’s Read Across America Day was on March 3. Due to weather, Kennedy Crossan Elementary School participated on March 7 instead. Local volunteers, parents, and politicians came to the school to read different Dr. Seuss books for several hours in the morning to 10 different classes. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA


    Hamburglars flee empty handed

    Two men broke into an Oxford Circle Burger King on Feb. 18 for no apparent reason other than they may have been drunk. Now police are trying to identify the aimless burglars.


    Neil Sedaka brings classic act to the Taj Mahal

    In a career that spans six decades, singer/songwriter Neil Sedaka has gone from fame to obscurity, then back to fame again. A teen idol of the 1950s and early ’60s, Sedaka will perform in the Arena at Trump Taj Mahal on Nov. 30. Following in the footsteps of his grandmother, a concert pianist, Sedaka showed such musical promise that at age 9 he was accepted as a scholarship student to the Juilliard School of Music, studying to be a classical pianist.


    Chemistry of cast makes The Book Thief worthwhile

    The Book Thief removes all the horrors from the Holocaust and Nazi Germany to tell the story of a little girl who loves to read. It all seems a little too superficial, like a sanitized, simplistic version of the Holocaust. There are German children wearing swastikas and singing Hitler Youth songs, and Jews are marched through the street assumedly being taken to concentration camps (though the words are never uttered). But, the brutal war is mostly a backdrop to the story.


    Thor: The Dark World is action packed, lacks strong storyline

    The first installment of a superhero series always has it quite easy. It’s usually a fish-out-of-water tale with a regular guy getting some superhero powers, figuring out how to use those powers and saving the world from some raving lunatic.