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Tyrades! Can We Possibly Laugh About Seasonal Allergies?

Tree HUGGERS, are you contemplating a Zoom meeting with Mr. Elm instead? Yes, this is dedicated to the millions of you who share my susceptibility to seasonal allergies. (SEASONAL allergies? Yes, “When is allergy season?” is a popular Google...

 

Tyrades! Can We Please Retire the Word "Debunked"?

Did I ever tell you about my late Uncle Vernon and the time his slanderous lies about a respected business got unceremoniously debunked? In the mid-70s Uncle Vernon hired a Nashville company to apply vinyl siding to his home. When he was completely...

 

Tyrades! May I Sing the Housing Subdivision Blues?

My wife and I would never have met, except that her family fled a densely populated state when she was 11. Given her satisfaction with the simple life (deer in the yard, the neighbors’ ponds and livestock across the road), I dreaded sharing...

 

Tyrades! Can You Handle the Truth about Easter Trivia?

There was certainly nothing trivial about the events of that first Easter Sunday, but that hasn’t stopped magazines from cranking out baskets of Easter trivia year after year. Admittedly, magazine writers are trapped on a hamster wheel of...

 

Tyrades! Aggravation: Is It A Board Game or a Way of Life?

First off, Louis Armstrong was right about it being a wonderful world. And I realize many people suffer far worse troubles than mine. But still…I would die of shock if I ever experienced 10 consecutive minutes of comfort, serenity and dignity. (Oka...

 

Tyrades! Do You Find Saint Patrick's Day Troubling?

“My father and mother were Irish, and I am Irish, too.” As Saint Patrick’s Day approaches, I keep remembering that song from our third-grade music book, which strove to examine music from an international perspective (WITHOUT a “Monty Python...

 

Dystopian recorded their first two singles

You may recall a band named Dystopian from the Oktoberfest line-up this past year and the amount of talent coming from a group of young teenagers. Dystopian is excited to announce they have finished...

 

Tyrades! Have You Remembered Your Pets in Your Will?

Sure, it made the rounds of the “News of the Weird” columns when a Nashville businessman left $5 million in a trust fund for his beloved border collie Lulu; but such gestures aren’t as eccentric as you might think. Many estate plan experts now...

 

Warm Up Your Winter

Bob Lutey, left, was the second week's lucky winner for the Warm Up Your Winter contest. "I've been doing this for years and I've never won," said Lutey, "It's more of an activity for me. It's fun."...

 

Tyrades! Product Recall Notices: Friend or Foe?

The relentless airbag recall notices concerning my mother’s old truck have progressed from a mailbox-clogging nuisance to a grim reminder that our unresponsiveness has felled more trees than Paul Bunyan in his prime. Okay, I realize more consumers...

 

Tyrades! What Shall We Say About Grandmothers?

Yes, a lot of water has flowed under the bridge since February 20, 1971 – but it’s still hard to believe that Granny Tyree (my father’s mother) has been gone for 50 years. Oh, I shouldn’t have been caught off-guard. All the joys, sorrows,...

 

Warm Up Your Winter; Win $100

Play Warm Up Your Winter and enter for a chance to win $100 toward your electric bill! See contest details, page A-8. Be sure to let our sponsors know how much you appreciate their support. Sponsors...

 

Tyrades! What Will Presidents' Day Be Like In 50 Years?

Presidents’ Day 2021 may still be fresh on your mind, but be advised that I’m already thinking ahead to Presidents’ Day 2071. If you get your jollies reading about the only bachelor president or the first bathtub in the White House, just think...

 

Tyrades! Valentine Dilemma: "Baby," You're Not the Greatest!

Although the bar has been set remarkably low during some epochs (“Dearest, you’ve survived to produce seven more viable male heirs than my second wife”), society has always expected couples to use terms of endearment to grease the wheels of...

 

Tyrades! Are You and Your Middle Name on Speaking Terms?

There’s no middle ground with middle names. You either love them or hate them. Or, if you’re a politician, you treat them however the latest opinion poll indicates. (“It’s way past time this nation took the bold bipartisan move of giving...

 

Tyrades! Ever Sing the College Brochure Blues?

It has been a bittersweet experience seeing the mailbox flooded with college recruiting brochures addressed to my son Gideon. Bittersweet because, speaking as a science fiction fan, each “road not taken” represents an alternate timeline...

 

Tyrades! Have You Ever Met A Stranger?

Reminiscing with one of my mother’s photo albums, I encountered a snapshot of a long-deceased neighbor (a dear, sweet man) who is still summed up by the phrase “He never met a stranger.” I’m sure all of you know someone like that (or ARE...

 

Tyrades! Remember Learning to Drive?

My son Gideon certainly had a high-octane understanding of the THEORY of driving last winter. As far as the rubber meeting the road, not so much. My wife and I were relieved that he was enrolled in Drivers Education in high school, under the...

 

Tyrades! Don't Be A Meathead! Celebrate Archie Bunker's 50th Anniversary!

I spent Monday nights in the fall of 1975 breathlessly watching my favorite TV show. And I do mean breathlessly. That’s because I had to rush home from my afterschool job at a nearby convenience market and hope that I didn’t miss much more than...

 

Local Author's First Book Release

"Clean Pocket Change: A Post '90s Drama" Matthew Rhone, aka Jonathan Rone, a Lewis County native and 1998 graduate of Lewis County High School, recently published a novel. Released last month, the comedy, "Clean Pocket Change: A Post-'90s Drama,"...

 

Person of the Week: Brandy Bennett

Name: Brandy Bennett Age: 42 How long have you lived in Hohenwald? Born here but 30+ years lived away for awhile What did you want to be when you grew up? Teacher or Lawyer to either work with...

 

Santa Letter

Dear Santa, My Big Grannie needs an Elf. Please bring her one ASAP! And it would be amazing if you can bring me any Harry Potter Pandora charm for my Pandora bracelet. I’ve been very good this year. Also, my sister, Eva, likes Harry Potter, too....

 

Tyrades! Is Profanity in the Ear of the Beholder?

In case you (expletives deleted) missed the marketing campaign, on January 5 the noble public servants at Netflix will launch a six-episode series, “History of Swear Words,” hosted by actor Nicholas Cage. The “proudly profane” program will...

 

Christmas Story: For the Man Who Hated Christmas

It's just a small, white envelope stuck among the branches of our Christmas tree. No name, no identification, no inscription. It has peeked through the branches of our tree for the past ten years. It all began because my husband Mike hated Christmas....

 

On Santa's Team

My grandma taught me everything about Christmas. I was just a kid. I remember tearing across town on my bike to visit her on the day my big sister dropped the bomb: "There is no Santa Claus," jeered my sister. "Even dummies know that!" My grandma...

 

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