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On the move with ‘Mr. B’

August 13, 2014
On the move with ‘Mr. B’

Eric “Mr. B” Brittingham of Wildlife on the Move visited Granbury Saturday afternoon to entertain folks at the Hood County Library on North Travis Street. Mr. “B” brought a variety of wild animals such as this monitor lizard pictured flicking its tongue toward the audience. With each creature, Mr. “B” explained how studying their unique traits can lead researchers to new discoveries.

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The future is at the library

August 13, 2014

“The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man.”

-T.S. Eliot, poet

“The Glass Kitchen”

By Linda Francis Lee

Fiction

Portia knows cooking, and she loves her Texas restaurant called The Glass Kitchen. After a series of betrayals and the loss of her legacy, Portia determines to start a new life in New York where her sisters live.

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Many memories captured by Rash during 43-year career

August 13, 2014
Many memories captured by Rash during 43-year career

Rash

After 43 years in business, the doors to Andy Rash Photography officially closed this summer.

“The day we actually closed the door and took down the sign, I thought we would be so happy,” Lee Rash said reflectively. “But it was actually kind of sad.”

The sadness was short-lived.

Andy Rash and his wife, Lee, are ready to enjoy retirement, maybe take some trips.

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Artist of the Month

August 13, 2014
Artist of the Month

Melissa Old was named the July Artist of the Month by the Lake Granbury Art Association. Her piece is on display at BBVA Compass Bank on Pearl Street. Others who earned votes were Catherine Curtis, Lynda Robinson, Kay Wirtz, Diana Stewart and Jo Shaffer.

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Supermoon and shooting stars

August 9, 2014
Supermoon and shooting stars

The supermoon Sunday, Aug. 10 is expected to be brighter than the supermoon pictured rising over Lake Granbury July 12. This month’s supermoon could limit viewing of a meteor shower, The Perseids, which peaks Aug. 11, 12 and 13, according to EarthSky. Normally, you could see as many as 100 shooting stars an hour under prime viewing conditions, but light from this month’s full moon will upstage the meteor shower.

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Church Clips

August 9, 2014

WAPLES BAPTIST CHURCH PLANS ANNUAL SCHOOL RALLY

Waples Baptist Church will have its annual Back to School Rally on Friday evening, Aug. 15 from 6:30-8:30.

Activities include cooking out hot dogs, puppet show, prizes, games and goodies to help get kids ready for the new school year.

The church is at 1200 Temple Hall Highway.

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Selman passionate about art

August 9, 2014
Selman passionate about art

Energy and enthusiasm for art drive the next speaker at Lake Granbury Art Association’s meeting Monday, Aug. 11.

Barry Selman, a relatively new member of LGAA, and 2014 co-president with Lynda Robinson, will demonstrate his skill and passion for watercolor. Visitors as well as members of LGAA are encouraged to attend the meeting at 7 p.m., at the Shanley House Center for the Arts, 224 N.

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Children’s author on square tonight

August 9, 2014

Lindsay Parker will be signing her book, “Fiona Von Finnigan Fairy Tale Fixer,” from 5-8 tonight at Artefactz as part of the Girls Night Out event on the square.

Fiona is an avid reader, feisty third grader and unwitting heroine of the written word. She just wants to finish reading her latest library book, but she’s about to get pulled into a whole different story.

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Author’s love story continues 73 years

August 9, 2014
Author’s love story continues 73 years

REMEMBER WHEN: Audrey Fahlberg with baby son, Willie, and daughter, Karen, in 1944.

Granbury author Audrey Syse Fahlberg gives readers a glimpse into her life with her book, “Triumphant Love: WWII, a Blink into Our Seventy Three Year Marriage.”

The book is filled with snippets about her hardships and happiness as a wife and mother while her husband was with the Tenth Mountain Division in Italy during World War II.

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Many canals filled with sand, muck and weeds

August 9, 2014
Many canals filled with sand, muck and weeds

Driving over the bridges, you may think Lake Granbury is close to full. Drive around the neighborhoods and you will see a different story. Hundreds of boat docks, like this one in The Island, are not usable with the lake down 5.4 feet. In many places viewed from the bridge, the actual lake shoreline is hidden beneath heavy vegetation.

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