How Early Is Too Early?

Rushing the Holidays By Melissa Minners             When I was a kid, I looked forward to the beginning of the holiday season.  Just a week or two prior to Thanksgiving, my teacher would have us draw paper turkeys, using our hands as guides.  Holiday specials would begin to appear on television.  Snoopy and the gangContinue reading “How Early Is Too Early?”

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

Distributed By: Warner Home Video Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                 I’m a huge fan of Peanuts and have been since I was a little kid.  I’ve watched every animated feature, the animated television series, read the comic strips and compilation books, but I can’t seem to get enough of the animated holiday specials.  One ofContinue reading “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!”

Board Games

By Melissa Minners             As children, we can all remember playing board games with friends and family members.  Growing up, board games were an enjoyable way to pass the time, but they were also an important teaching tool.  They taught you how to follow directions, how to share and take turns, monetary denominations, strategic analysis,Continue reading “Board Games”

Pac-Man Fever

By Melissa Minners             When I was a kid, I loved watching my Dad play softball.  His job had organized a softball team and he played the catcher position.  I didn’t get to accompany him often, but when I did, we always made a night of it, going to the local eatery, buying hot roastContinue reading “Pac-Man Fever”

Pizzamania

By Melissa Minners              Summertime and the living’s easy…and hot.  Who wants to cook this time of year?  Being on the run whenever we’re not at work…or even at work…we want something to eat that’s easy and has a lot of flavor.  Something that could just feed one person or a whole family and canContinue reading “Pizzamania”

The Thrawn Trilogy:

The Trilogy Every Star Wars Fan Wishes George Lucas Would Make By Melissa Minners                 So, now that George Lucas has begun to work on the live action Star Wars television series, talk has resurfaced about whether or not Lucas will do another trilogy. Of course, people who are not Star Wars fanatics are probablyContinue reading “The Thrawn Trilogy:”

We All Scream for Ice Cream!

Written By: Melissa Minners             For as long as I can remember, ice cream has been my favorite dessert.  Who doesn’t remember begging their parents for money the minute they heard the familiar song that accompanied the neighborhood ice cream truck.  Back then, it was Mister Softee who would drive around our neighborhood and myContinue reading “We All Scream for Ice Cream!”

The Jersey Shore

            So you want to know what else there is to do at the Jersey Shore besides visiting Point Pleasant Beach?  Well, this vacation, we had some overcast weather, creating a perfect reason to seek out other locales along the shore for entertainment.              Our first stop was Atlantic City.  Only an hour from PointContinue reading “The Jersey Shore”

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