June is the season for berries. Sweet, juicy summer berries are like the healthy “candy” of the food world. Not only are berries nutritious, new research indicates that eating berries also may help stave off the cognitive decline and memory loss that come with aging.
The Patrick Marsh 7th Grade Band performed a 45 minute concert at the State Capitol Rotunda recently. Rep. Gary Hebl, Sen. Mark Miller, and State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor attended the performance and congratulated the students afterward. The concert honored fallen veterans and …
The beautiful bunches of asparagus now appearing at grocery stores and farmer's markets is like a personal invitation to deliciously celebrate spring. Asparagus is easy to select and prepare, and comes in a variety of vibrant colors, including green, violet, purple and white.
Neither the first “John Wick” movie from 2014 nor its 2017 follow-up did enough business to warrant an official review from me. How I wish they had. I could have written about how much fun I had watching Keanu Reeves play the world’s greatest assassin amidst a world full of assassins.
Memorial Day is a federal holiday created to remember those who died while serving our country. The holiday originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers. It was estimated that 620,000 soldiers from both sides died in the war.
I should start off by saying that I’m not a fan of “Pokémon.” I have never found the game or its creatures to be cute, funny, interesting, or worthwhile. Except for Squirtle the Turtle, who I just “get” because of my love of turtles.
This June 3, 2011 photo shows shrub roses growing alongside a split rail fence near New Market, Va. These relatively new rose hybrids are generally healthier, more free flowering, easier to prune and more drought and winter hardy than their old-rose predecessors.
When it comes to condiments, I’m on Team Mayo! I know that there are folks who absolutely despise the flavor of mayonnaise, and others who can’t seem to live without it. For some reason, it seems that almost everything about mayonnaise — from its origin story to using it in desserts — sparks…
The first lamb for “Avengers: Endgame” to slaughter is “The Intruder,” a home invasion thriller where the invader cares deeply about the home. It’s hard to talk about this movie without talking about the positioning of its release.
United Way of Dane County on April 30 celebrated more than 100 volunteers and organizations who are Champions for Change — including a Sun Prairie High School student and the Bank of Sun Prairie.
I was "Netflix and chilling" one evening when I discovered an exciting new docuseries called "7 Days Out." It provides an intimate look at the excitement and drama of the seven days leading up to significant historical and cultural events, including the Westminster Dog Show, Chanel's Haute C…
After the Easter baskets have been put away and the chocolate bunnies are a sticky, melted memory, the colored hard-cooked eggs linger on. Remember, that although your colored eggs were attractive as the centerpiece for Easter, they are a perishable food and should have been treated that way.
The top two movies in the country right now have the exact opposite premise. “Shazam!” is about a young boy who is happy when he turns into an adult. “Little” is about a grown woman who is miserable when she turns into a child.
“Shazam!” tells the story of Billy Batson (Asher Angel), a wily teenager who has spent his life running away from foster homes so he can search for his long-lost mother.
At this year’s Sun Prairie Library Foundation Spring Gala on April 27 you can once again jump into a book and visit Sun Prairie’s very own OASIS. Based on Ernest Cline’s popular book and recent movie Ready Player One, the event will feature great food, drinks and entertainment served with a …
It’s a little shy of 7 a.m. and the counter at Prairie Diner is full. Customers talking with one another, waitresses joking around as they bring plates of eggs, bacon, and hash browns out of the kitchen, as owner Josh Netz works the grill at this landmark restaurant.
Jordan Peele’s “Us” is a film whose reputation precedes it. Almost every conversation about the film over the past month has included talk about its inevitable place among the greatest horror movies of all time, the same with Peele among the greatest writers and directors.
If you’ve run out of ways to prepare starches like corn, potatoes or rice to serve as side dishes, you might want to try turnips. We have Charles “Turnip” Townshend to thank for elevating turnips to the dinner table. England was formally introduced to turnips when Townshend, a British politi…
This week help welcome back Sitka Salmon Share to the Sun Prairie Indoor Winter Farmers Market. Sitka Salmon Shares is passionate about good food and cultivating a lasting connection between its family of fishermen and you. The company sells individual portions of wild Alaskan seafood, inclu…
There’s a weird structure to “Captain Marvel,” the latest entry in the all-powerful Marvel Cinematic Universe. Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) sent out a distress call to Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) at the end of “Avengers: Infinity War.”
The people of Ireland embraced the potato around 1780. The crop rapidly became the primary source of food for most of the population. Potatoes are nourishing and filling, and contain most of the vitamins needed for our daily diet.
In celebration of the Sun Prairie Public Library’s 20th anniversary in its current building, the Friends of the Library are sponsoring a writing contest on “Why I Love My Library.”
When we last saw curmudgeonly crime against cinema Mabel “Madea” Simmons (creator/writer/director/star Tyler Perry), “she” was starring in “Boo! 2: A Madea Halloween,” a film so bad I doled out my first D- grade in nearly five years.
If you’ve been timid about preparing fish, try the steaming method. Cooking “en papillote” — meaning “in paper” in French — is a method in which you seal the food in a pouch and bake it. The food essentially steams in the oven in its own juices.
It's time once again for St. Joseph's Catholic Church to host its "Bristol Prom" -- a dance in honor of St. Patrick at St. Joseph's Parish Hall, 1935 Hwy. V, in East Bristol on Saturday, March 16.
It’s a shame that I never got to review the first two “How to Train Your Dragon” movies from 2010 and 2014, respectively. The beautiful animation, engaging characters, and complex relationships made for some enjoyable family entertainment that I would have highly recommended.
Planting clumps of bright, successively blooming flowers is a popular method for attracting foraging pollinators like bees and butterflies. But savvy vegetable and fruit growers know flowering edibles will entice them, too.
The first trailer “Alita: Battle Angel” appeared over a year ago for a release in July, during the hot summer movie season. But apparently some edits needed to be made, and the film was pushed back to December.