Recovery: A lesson in humility

...29 when she hit rock bottom, but the plunge started at age 4. "I can remember my first drink. I was 4. I took a sip of my mom's wine," she said. "And I loved it."Both her parents drank, and alcohol was always around the house. With both parents...
Review: 'Boyhood' an intimate portrait of a child growing up

...the boy, Mason Jr.; Lorelei Linklater, the director's daughter, as older sister Samantha; Patricia Arquette as single-mom Olivia; and Ethan Hawke as Mason Sr., the father who is finding his way back into his kids' lives as the film begins.The...

An article that was published in the Friday edition of the Empire, titled "Feds capture fugitive Juneau mom," incorrectly stated that Bryan M. Ryder was married to Jessica Lauren Rodriguez before they separated in May 2013. They were never married.
Group supports parents of special needs kids

...special needs, running to various doctor appointments, activities and just completing everyday errands leaves little time for moms and dads to consider their own needs.In an effort to give parents a time to gather and talk about their lives and special needs...
Feds capture fugitive Juneau mom

A Juneau mom who disappeared with her 2-year-old daughter in the middle of a heated custody battle last summer was found in southern California...
Youth runners' 'feat' goes 'round the block

...teacher had a marathon club that we did and my mom and I decided we wanted to keep doing that in the summer. It was supposed to be just my mom and me but a whole bunch of kids wanted...said. "Unless I run 10 miles a day and my mom won't allow me to do that. She was just...
Vacations are for reading

...Oh, I finished it."I especially liked the time when my mom and I got back from horseback riding only to find my dad had...Magic Tree House' series.Camping in Yosemite as a child, my mom would read to us around the campfire: 'Hatchet,' 'The Cay...
Summer Reading Program week nine winners

...Lived with the Seals" by Rafe Martin and David Shannon. They wrote, "One fascinating part of this book is how at the end the mom and dad found the box they put in the water and a canoe that was painted on the shore." Cara Wesley, age 12.She won a gift...
Around Town for Thursday, Aug. 14

...Center. Free. Meet other families while your children get their "wiggles" out. Details: 586-1203. Beyond Baby Blues: Mom Support Group, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Juneau Birth Center. Community Gaming Night, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Udder Culture...
Very Good Girls

Now Playing Synopsis: Producer Naomi Foner (Running on Empty) takes the director's chair for this gentle and sensitive youth drama that follows two New York City teenagers and the events that put a strain on the bond between them during one of the last summers of their adolescence. Lilly (Dakota Fanning) is quiet, thoughtful and introspective -- the product of two conservative parents (Ellen Barkin and Clark Gregg) who keep a tight rein on her. Gerri (Elizabeth Olsen), on the other hand, is free-spirited, uninhibited and slightly caustic -- the daughter of a left-of-center mom and dad (Demi Moore and Richard Dreyfuss) who let her do whatever, and go wherever, she pleases. Shortly before they each leave for college in the fall, the girls spend most of their time together, whiling away pleasant afternoons, but soon they both meet and fall for the same boy -- artist David (Boyd Holbrook), who sells novelty ice-cream bars at Far Rockaway Beach. He decides that he much prefers Lilly to Gerry, and Lilly loses her virginity to him. The affair grows more serious, but Lilly can't bring herself to divulge the news to Gerry for fear of breaking her heart. Not long after, an unexpected tragedy occurs in Gerry's family and forces Lilly to reach out in an attempt to console her best friend. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi Cast: Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, Boyd Holbrook, Demi Moore, Richard Dreyfuss Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review


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