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North Korea: The Hermit Kingdom

6.28.13 Issue by Rich Juro At the Pyongyang, North Korea airport immigration counter, the unsmiling guard states: “Give us your cell phone. You will get it back when you leave.” At the hotel, checking in, the unsmiling front desk clerk requests: “Give us your...

Lazy days of summer

6.28.13 Issue by Ozzie Nogg Mainstreeters invites you to liven up those lazy days of summer with these cool activities. So get out of your hammock and put the dates on the calendar right now. Musical Moments with Kim Eames: Monday, July 15, 12:30 p.m. Lunch in the...

Coming this July to the JCC Gallery

6.28.13 Issue by Lynn Batten, JCC Gallery Manager The JCC welcomes the Midwest Fiber Art Alliance as they present their newest body of work. The exhibition will run from July 1 through 31. The public is invited to attend the opening reception on Sunday, July 7 from...

Allison and Ashish Aryal

6.28.13 Issue Allison and Ashish Aryal of Dallas, TX announce the Feb. 3 birth of their daughter, Lola Sam. She is named for both her mother’s and father’s separate traditions. Following Ashish’s tradition, Lola has a sanskrit root and is another name for the Hindu...

Ben Kutler

6.28.13 Issue Ben Kutler of Overland Park, KS, passed away June 17 at age 92 at Sweet Life at Brookdale. Services were held June 20 in the chapel at Kehilath Israel Blue Ridge Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers and their spouses; four...

Balloons for Lucille

by Sandra Martin My mother, Lucille Katelman, always loved balloons, especially in the last few years of her life. It seemed to me that, the older she got, the more she became like a little girl, getting so much delight from such a small thing as a balloon.  She would...