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    • Book of the Month: May 2018 – “POOR TEDDY… The True Story of a Poodle Named After a Noodle” by Lisa DePriest
    • Publisher’s Choice: May 2018 – “When Family Calls” by Caroline H. Sheppard, MSW
    • “Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds” by Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince
    • Hugh Jackman Performs in “The Greatest Show”
    • The Love Affair of a Dog and Cat
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Due to an editing error, the photo on the left is not the same photo that appears in the Book of the Month book review on page 8. The author is Lisa DePriest.
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  • Who is the person in Photo # 1? Lisa DePriest, Book of the Month Author of "POOR TEDDY... The True Story of the Poodle Named After a Noodle"
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In today’s world, our pets are as important as our family and friends, so this special book will make you smile and feel good!

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It all starts out that this sad and neglected French Poodle, abandoned and hungry, was left tied to a shelter door. When he was approached to bring him in, being scared, he growled and snarled and the volunteers called him “Poor Teddy.”

With head down, he was waiting to be hit or treated badly. All he really needed was a cleanup and attention which the shelter was going to provide. Since he didn’t have any tags to call him by name, they just called him “Poor Teddy.” And then he would be ready for adoption.

What makes this hard bound book so beautiful were the graphics! We really saw his expressions and could almost hear him bark. In many of my letters from the publisher each month, I suggest that pets are life-saving and if you are fortunate to live in an area or a condo that welcomes pets, then do yourself and the pet a favor, adopt one or more!

The author, Lisa DePriest, is a passionate pet lover and owner and filled her book with funny and philosophical stories and illustrations to make this true story about this abandoned poodle feel real…because it was!

This is a perfect story for a parent or grandparent to read to the little ones in the family and for everyone to put their cellphones and iPads down and get cozy with the adventures of poor Teddy.

Of course, after much trial and tribulations, there is a real name for “Poor Teddy” and as the title expresses, it’s Teddy “spaghetti” which when you read the book you will understand! Please buy this charming book and gift it to a special small someone you love!

About the author: Lisa DePriest is a lifelong resident of Miami and her passion for animals runs in the family. Besides working at a local animal no-kill center, she has a gift basket business “Basket Hound.” This is her first book and between caring for her four dogs and 2 cats, working at the animal shelter and performing good deeds in her community, she is working on her next book.

To purchase POOR TEDDY…go to or

Act Two for Three by Barbara Fox

Beef and Barley Soup

by Anita Finley

This is my favorite soup. It’s easy and quick to make and very healthy. — It’s what I call “comfort food.

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Soup bones (ask butcher for 4 large with meat on them ** ) 

1 Tbsp each of Tumeric bay leaves, rosemary 

2 baby sweet potatoes cut up 

1 cup mushrooms sliced 

3 cups combination of chopped onion, carrots, celery and its leaves 

6-8 cloves garlic, minced 

6 cups water 

1 large tomato cut up 

Add barley at end (be careful not to add too much or will thicken the soup) 

Salt and pepper to taste (I don’t use any salt myself)

You can add other vegetables, and use other ingredients to add to the taste.

**I cook the bones first without onions and garlic so I can give my dog the bones and then add the garlic and onions to finish the soup

FROM THE FEBRUARY COVER: Broccoli Tots For Broccoli Lovers

Susan Anton Appears in Jerry’s Girls at the Wick Theatre

Lavish Homage to Jerry Herman
Directed by Lee Roy Reams

The Wick Theatre is proud to present a dazzling homage to one of the most prolific and talented composers of our time, Jerry Herman.

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Renowned for shows such as Hello, Dolly!, Mame, Mack and Mabel and La Cage Aux Folles, Herman has created an array of iconic feme powerhouse characters. In Jerry’s Girls, The Wick celebrates the composer’s classic productions and honors the 40-plus female stars who have appeared in his musicals over the years. The show is directed by Broadway great Lee Roy Reams and features internationally acclaimed star Susan Anton along with Klea Blackhurst, Julie Kavanaugh and Lauren Sprague.

“We were honored to have Jerry Herman visit The Wick during La Cage Aux Folles,” said Marilynn A. Wick, Managing Executive Producer. “It was a truly memorable experience, and now we are thrilled to present this homage to his body of work. We are delighted that Lee Roy Reams is returning to The Wick to direct and that famed entertainer Susan Anton will be featured in this stellar production.”

Jerry’s Girls will showcase a live band and will be choreographed by Emily Tarallo. Acclaimed Broadway star, Lee Roy Reams is honored to once again return to The Wick after his triumphant performances in both La Cage and Hello, Dolly! Reams performance as Dolly Levi drew national acclaim and added yet another major accomplishment to his celebrated career.

Susan Anton burst on the scene snagging a Golden Globe nod for her first film outing in 1979’s, Goldengirl. She went on to star in her own musical-variety show on NBC and graced the Great White Way in Tommy Tune’s Tony Award-winning musical, The Will Rogers Follies. She worked with director Mike Nichols in David Rabe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Hurlyburly and starred for seven years in the The Great Radio City Music Hall Spectacular with the legendary The Radio City Rockettes. She also toured in the Neil Simon/Marvin Hamlisch production of They’re Playing Our Song and then went on to co-star with Elizabeth Ashley in the national tour of A Couple of White Chicks Sitting Around Talking. Throughout her prolific career she has shared the stage with many legendary entertainers including Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Tom Jones, and many more.

The Wick Theatre is located at 7901 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33487. For tickets at more information, or call 561-995- 2333.


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Author, "Death in the Midnight Sky... Fighting the Mighty Gunship in Combat... A Memoir"

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