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McDonalds around the world, come Feb. 13, will, albeit vicariously, once again return to Armadale Castle, their spiritual home on Scotland’s Isle of Skye. The grand old castle, long since vacated but still standing as an architectural icon, remains to this day the embodiment of Scottish culture. Read moreThe skirl that stopped the kill


Filled with magic, wonder, and whimsy, the 24th Calaveras Sings Theatre Arts Repertory for Kids (CSTARS) production of “Willy Wonka Jr.” takes a cast of 60-some kids and transforms them into fluffy-tailed squirrels, a candy factory with a river of chocolate, an eccentric candy maker and a mo…