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Sharon Jared

Family Time at the Airshow

Growing up, I remember my dad gathering the whole gang (all five of us kids) to airshows year after year. It was always a really cool and fun way to spend a Saturday with my dad. The kids had a good time, and my dad loved seeing those old war birds in action. My dad was a Marine back in the day…

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Brian's Dots at Thin Line

Thin Line Fest documentary Brian’s Dots gives us a personal and behind-the-scenes look at the life of artist Brian Delozier. After a tragic ski accident at age 16, Brian’s future looked dim. He manages to overcome his circumstances when he decides to move to Hawaii on his road to healing. His new…

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Elgin Park at Thin Line

Thin Line Fest short Elgin Park tells the story of Michael Paul Smith, the creator of Elgin Park. This fictional town depicts 1950s miniatures and model cars, like a better version of Michael’s childhood. After photos of Elgin Park were featured in a car magazine, Michael’s creation began to garner…

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Thin Line: To Be a Poet

Dear Dad, Nine years of illiteracy and now I can finally write to you Thin Line Fest short To Be a Poet opens with Abe Nouk taking the stage to read his poetry and share his story. But would you believe it? I’m on a stage right now. Others would not understand the depth of how much of an…

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Poverty, Inc. at Thin Line

Immediately after viewing the trailer for Poverty, Inc. I was desperate to know more. The topic involved something I participate in and spend money on, but this documentary raises the question of whether this act is actually helpful or possibly perpetuating a problem. The problem starts with…

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Transcend at Thin Line

As I browsed the titles for this year’s Thin Line Fest documentaries, one caught my eye immediately. The first words in the description for Transcend were, “long-distance running.” That’s all I needed to read to know that my husband and I would both want to add this one to our must-see list for…

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Wedding Checklist: Rehearsal Dinner

Planning a wedding and still trying to figure out the last-minute details? Brides-to-be know there is a lot of work that goes into planning a wedding and the time it can take to research all the different options. You have your venue to nail down, cake to taste, floral arrangements to mull over…

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Classic Rock Takes the Stage at Geezerpalooza 2014

The sound of live music radiates from downtown Denton on a perfect fall afternoon. On stage, band members croon familiar tunes strumming guitars lure passersby to stop for a listen. A crowd gathers around the stage, friends and family huddled together to catch the show. Music festivals are not…

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Experiencing Mean Green Game Day

After much anticipation, the first football game of the season is upon us. The sun is shining, and the people of Denton are decked out in their best Mean Green attire. My husband and I, both UNT alumni, were no exception. We assembled ourselves in our best game-day attire: green shirts, green…

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Jordan Malone Reaches Out to Local Kids

But first, let me take a selfie. Denton’s homegrown Olympian, Jordan Malone, hit the ice this week with local kids in the Denton Parks & Rec summer camp. On a field trip to the Dr. Pepper StarCenter in Farmer’s Branch, children gathered around to listen while Jordan told them about how he started…

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