2016-12-29

Happy New Year, from The Acorn



On Saturday night, calendars will turn another page and launch the beginning of the new year. The arrow of time always points forward, leaving doors open and possibilities unlimited. Many are saying good riddance to 2016— with its divisive election and so many important lives lost. But let’s not spend too much time thumbing our noses at the year gone […]

What to do with holiday waste

commentary /// Eye on the Environment


’Twas the week after Christmas and in curbside carts Were trees of Christmas past, cut up in parts. If you miss the free day of collection from your street You may end up with pine needles in your car’s back seat As you go to a drop-off to dispose a tree whole But you can also pick up some mulch […]

A sparkling, magical holiday treat

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical’


The stop-motion animated television special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” from Rankin/Bass Productions quickly became a holiday perennial after it premiered on NBC in 1964. In 2013, a stage version was developed by Milwaukee’s First Stage theater company and, by the following year, it was touring the country, just in time to mark the TV special’s 50th anniversary. The production, featuring […]


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