April 22, 2013
I was prejudiced against "Oblivion" because about a week before it opened. A friend of mine got to see a movie in advance and left after the first half hour. At around the 31-minute mark, I was jealous of my friend. It's not a terrible movie in that "clearly a bomb" sort of way, but it failed to hold my interest and it was depressing to know that it was nowhere close to ending. The film stars Tom Cruise as Jack Harper, a drone repairman on an abandoned Earth in a bleak future. Humanity had to evacuate the planet after an alien invasion rendered it uninhabitable.
September 14, 2012
The last few years have been very good to Victoria Banks. She has written chart-topping hits for recording artists Sara Evans, Jessica Simpson and Terri Clark. She has shared the stage with Reba McEntire, Randy Travis and Lonestar. Her music has been featured on television and in movies. And in 2010, she won top honors in both the Female Vocalist and Songwriter of the Year categories at the Canadian Country Music Awards. To say she has risen to the top of her trade is an understatement.
May 24, 2012
Simon and Mable Clark of Big Pool celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this month with a weekend trip to Woodstock, Vt. The trip was a gift from their children, Kevin and his wife Lisa Clark of Cooks, Mich., and Beth and her husband, Sam Eyre of Victoria, Texas. The Clarks stayed at the Inn at Clearwater Pond, and were treated to a hot-air balloon ride over the Vermont countryside, which ended with a champagne breakfast. They also took a scenic train ride on Mother's Day. To complete their trip, they drove to Cooperstown, N.Y., and toured the Baseball Hall of Fame.
February 8, 2012
Victoria Savage, 87, of Shepherdstown, W.Va., passed away at home on Feb. 8, 2012, in the presence of her family, under the care of the Hospice of the Panhandle. Born March 12, 1924, in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Morris and Mary Welcher Peterson. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, John A. Savage, of Shepherdstown. She is also survived by daughter, Susan Savage MacDonald and her husband, Randolph (Randy), of Shepherdstown; daughter, Janet A. Savage and her husband, Edward J. Godin, of Centennial, Colo.; son, Robert J. Savage and his wife, Ann, of Shepherdstown; and grandchildren, Caitlin (McIntyre)
February 8, 2011
Violet Victoria Fox, 71, of Hedgesville, W.Va., died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at her home. The family will receive friends Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Independent Church of God, Hedgesville. The service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.
July 30, 2010
Pauline Victoria Winland, 75, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at Berkeley Springs Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. A memorial service will be Sunday at 11 a.m. at Berkeley Springs Seventh-day Adventist Church. Arrangements are by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs.
July 6, 2010
I must say that Stephenie Meyer's "Eclipse" from the Twilight Saga is my personal favorite. Many people will tell you that it's their least favorite because it is predictable; which in reality it is in some parts of the book. In the beginning of "Eclipse," Bella - who is now 18 - is still "grounded for life" after running off to Italy to save Edward. That isn't the only thing on Bella's list of things to worry about, though. In the city of Seattle, there have been numerous murders that are too much of a mystery to solve.
April 9, 2010
Victoria "Vicky" Lynn Bohrer, 61, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center. The family will receive friends Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The service will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.
June 16, 2009
Victoria Payne Nichols, 55, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Saturday, June 13, 2009, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va. A graveside service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Tri-State Honor Guard. Arrangements are by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs.