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Around Town for Wednesday, Dec. 24

...Valley library. Share a journal, memoir, a letter or poetry. Details: Dixie, 789-2068.Community Read Aloud of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," 11:30 a.m., Downtown Public Library.Shriners' weekly luncheon, 11:30 a.m...
Today in History for Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

...winter.In 1813, British forces captured Fort Niagara during the War of 1812.In 1843, "A Christmas Carol," by Charles Dickens, was first published in England.In 1907, 239 workers died in a coal mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania...
Library to host Dickens read-aloud event

The Juneau Public Library is putting together a Community Read Aloud of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" for the holiday season and is currently recruiting readers of all ages. For the reading, the book will...
Today in History

...this date:In A.D. 68, the Roman Emperor Nero committed suicide, ending a 13-year reign.In 1870, author Charles Dickens died in Gad's Hill Place, England.In 1911, Carrie (sometimes spelled "Carry") A. Nation, the hatchet-wielding...
Floyd Dryden students open 'Oliver' at TMHS

...the decision to stand up for him."Set in the 1800s, the musical is based on the famous novel "Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens, and features music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. Kolden's team members in organizing the production are Missouri...
Alaska can do better than Medicaid expansion

...considering the extremely harmful side effects. Medicaid is effectively an abusive loan shark program right out of Charles Dickens' England. It's designed to make sure that poverty is handed down to the next generation. Surely Alaska can do...
Church to celebrate the longest night

When Charles Dickens invented the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and the ``Bah, humbug'' reaction to the holidays, he hit upon a human chord that still...
Singles team up for the holiday season

Norman Rockwell, Charles Dickens, movies and mass market advertising all picture Christmas as a family holiday, brimming over with jolly relatives, a golden...
Dickens' classic opens at Perseverance Theatre

The holiday classic "A Christmas Carol" opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Perseverance Theatre.Written by Charles Dickens in 1843, the story follows the life-altering transformation of grumpy, penny-pinching old Ebenezer Scrooge...
Crafting a Christmas tale

...however offhand, inspired directors Aaron Elmore and Katie Jensen to think about an all-puppet and mask production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." More than 80 hand-crafted puppets and masks later, the play opens at 8 p.m. Friday...
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