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Ratatouille celebrates the season

I make at least two batches of ratatouille — that Provencal melange of eggplant, zucchini, onions, peppers and tomatoes — every summer.

  • Tips help parent pack meals

    There was a time when a lunch box was just that – the container into which your parents packed your lunch.

  • Old-time potato salad gets updates

    Have you looked at the potato section in your grocery’s produce department lately? It looks like a rainbow of possibilities.

  • Furniture program teaches craftsmanship

    It hasn’t taken very long for furniture designer Stuart Kent’s reputation as an experienced artist, craftsman and teacher to reach the distant portions of North Carolina and beyond.

  • Holmes offers home-buying advice

    NEW YORK — Mike Holmes, famous for calling out bad plumbing, woodworking and electrical work on the HGTV show “Holmes on Homes,” says there are steps homebuyers can take to avoid many of those problems.

  • Godspell sends message of kindness

    Even though the story is based around parables from the Bible, the Magnolia Arts Center is confident that its latest production transcends religion.

Hot-Dish: Duck-Rabbit extends hours

Here’s what’s going on in local food news:Duck-Rabbit BreweryDuck-Rabbit Craft Brewery, 4519 W. Pine St., Farmville, has opened its taproom for two additional days each week.

  • Hot Dish: Crave serving lunch, dinner

    The owners of Tipsy Teapot @ Limelight, 409 Evans St., have renovated the location and rebranded the space with a new name — Crave Uptown Restaurant and Bar — and a new menu.

  • Hot Dish: Bum’s new cookhouse

    A January fire that destroyed the cookhouse at Bum’s Restaurant was the spark that pit-master and manager Larry Dennis needed to create his own unique pig-cooking kitchen.

  • Hot Dish: Krispy Kreme’s birthday

    Krispy Kreme is celebrating its 78th birthday this week.

  • Hot Dish: ‘Modern heirloom’

    H.I. Greenville Restaurant and Bar has opened in the Holiday Inn, the newly renovated and rebranded hotel formerly known as City Hotel and Bistro at 203 S.W. Greenville Blvd.

  • Hot Dish: Restaurant relocating

    Main Street Chicken and Barbecue Restaurant is relocating to Greenville, owner Chris Jones said.

Kolasa: A ‘whey’ to get more protein

Q Some of my friends use whey protein. Does it have any health benefits?

  • Hax: Say no to sibling’s invite

    Q Loved your advice to just say no to a destination wedding (http://wapo.st/1HGKrTh). That may work with a friend, but how about a sibling?

  • Dr. K: UTI symptoms can change

    Q I am a woman in my 80s. I went to my doctor because I suddenly developed back pain. It turned out to be a urinary tract infection that had spread to my kidneys.

  • Abby: Wife cheating needs to figure out why

    Dear Abby: I am 21 and on my second marriage. My husband of two years is every girl’s dream man — the kindest, gentlest, most patient guy.

  • Abby: Grandma feels disrespected

    Dear Abby: Whatever happened to respecting one’s elders and recognizing grandparents as head of the family?

  • Abby: Son hesitates to accept new siblings

    Dear Abby: I am a 22-year-old male and my brother, “Brian,” is 14. When I was 9, our parents split up. After a year, Mom realized she was a lesbian.

Keith: Strong-willed kids

One morning last week I took my 4-year-old twins, Addison and Brody, to the park to play for an hour or so before I dropped them off at day care.

  • Keith: A fond farewell

    Usually, the beginning of summer vacation is a festive occasion for my 10-year-old daughter, Jordan, who typically spends the months of April and May counting down the days until she embarks on her annual 3-month-long whirlwind adventure in the sun.

  • Hudson: Reminders of the joys of life

    When my husband, Bill, saw the email that there were free tomato plants in the company break room, he stopped by to pick one up for us.

  • Keith: Fine line between love, Teflon

    Like most married couples, my wife, Jenny, and I sometimes have to admit that even though we love each other with all our hearts, there are times when both of us would like to wring each other’s neck.

  • Grizzard: Full ranking for reporters

    Here’s a news flash: In a stunning upset, newspaper reporter has reclaimed the title of worst job of the year.

  • Hudson: ‘Life more than randomness’

    A New Jersey husband and wife made national news recently with the story that they crossed paths 16 years before they met.

August Go! Guide

Today‘Godspell’The Magnolia Arts Center, 1703 E. 14th St., will present the play “Godspell” at 2 p.m. today and Saturday and at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Tickets are $20.

  • Kids’ Stuff calendar Aug. 4

    Kid-friendly events and activities coming up in the Greenville area: River Park North River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host the following events: Evening fishing, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

  • Meeting place Aug. 2

    Audio Books: The Audio Book Lovers club for adults with and without vision disability meets from 11 a.m.-noon Friday at the Council on Aging building, 1717 W. Fifth St.

  • Religion News Aug. 1

    Special services, musical performances and event coming up are area houses of worship:

  • Go! Guide July 31

    Fun stuff coming up in the Greenville area:

  • Arts Datebook July 31

    Events and activities coming up in the Greenville-area arts scene:

Wiseman raises money for domestic violence agency

Nine-year-old Ella Wiseman of Greenville recently donated more than $100 to The Center for Family Violence Prevention, the local domestic violence agency in Pitt County.

Pets for adoption

Pets available for adoption through area shelters and animal rescue organizations:Animal ShelterThe Pitt County Animal Shelter’s featured Pet of the Week is Kiefer, a medium-size adult male golden retriever mix.

  • Lost and found, pet news

    Lost and found pets and news from area animal rescue organizations:

  • Lost and found, pet news

    Lost and found pets and news from area shelters and animal rescue organizations:

  • Pets for adoption

    Pets available for adoption through area shelters and animal rescue organizations:

  • Pets for adoption

    Pets available for adoption through area shelters and animal rescue organizations:Animal ShelterThe Pitt County Animal Shelter’s featured Pet of the Week is Boss, a medium-sized male Pointer-retriever mix.

  • Lost and found, pet news

    Lost and found pets and news from area shelters and animal rescue organizations:

Pet resources

Click here to link to websites of various local organizations that help pets and their owners.

Your Photos: Pitt Pets

Share a photo of your favorite animal friend by emailing us at yourphotos@reflector.com or clicking the link below, and check out the photos your neighbors have shared.


‘Vacation’ a funny homage

The great American family road trip seems, in the 32 years since we first met the Griswolds, as antiquated a concept as ever.

Film studies at ECU

Are you interested in studying film? See what East Carolina University offers in this area.

What's at the movies?

Click here to see what is playing at Greenville's movie theaters.


Religion news May 23

Services Burning Bush United Holy Church, 280 Bailey Lane, Vanceboro, will have a youth service at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

  • Religion News Aug. 1

    Special services, musical performances and event coming up are area houses of worship:

  • Religion news July 25

    Special service, musical performances and other events coming up at area houses of worship.

  • Religion news

    Services Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 3170 E. Fire Tower Road, will have a worship service at 7 p.m. June 6. There will be no service June 7.

  • Religion news May 2

    Special services, music and events at area houses of worship:

  • Religion news April 25

    Services Anderson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 4352 Anderson Chapel Road, will host its annual women’s day at 11 a.m. May 3.

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