The winner of the 2014 Connecticut Duck Stamp Art Contest

First Prize: Three northern shovelers, depicted by Guy Crittenden of Virginia.

In an extremely close contest, a panel of judges recently selected wildlife artist Guy Crittenden’s depiction of three northern shovelers as the winner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) 2014-2015 Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation (Duck) Stamp ...

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Absolut Kuba!, coming to New Canaan, showcases an island’s art and Greenwich collectors’ enthusiasm

Despues de la Lluvia II (After the Rain II), a watercolor on board by Luis Camejo Vento.

Although only 90 miles off the Florida coast, Cuba is still a mystery to most Americans, and its vibrant art — full of color, symbolism, spirituality and humor — unknown to the mainstream. An opportunity to see some of that art will be presented at the Carriage Barn Arts Center in New Canaan ...

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Some family classics to share: from Doctor Zhivago to The Wizard of Oz

This Week’s Movie Menu By Mark Schumann   On this special weekend, television offers a range of special movies for the family. Check out these offerings on cable.   Doctor Zhivago (1965) For many years, the great David Lean directed some of the best-loved epics of the screen, ...

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More on the question of tips

Q.  You wrote that a gas station attendant “is doing his professional job [pumping gas] and you don’t tip him.” I agree. That’s precisely why I find the ubiquitous, intimidating tip jar on counter tops to be offensive and annoying. Does a person deserve to be tipped simply for handing you a ...

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Friends at work, young friends, and a friend’s delicate question

Q.  I am starting a new job and my colleagues at my former company jointly gave me a farewell gift. Do I have to write a separate thank-you note to each of them?   A.  You can, especially if you have a personal message for each person that mentions how nice it has been to... Read More

Tribeca Film Festival celebrates independent film

James Franco, whose new film is Palo Alto; it's showing at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Every year the Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan showcases how marvelous movies can be when moviemakers creatively explore issues, develop characters and tell stories. This year’s festival — through April 27 — offers a range of intriguing films. Here are some to look for.   Third Person ...

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On Stage

* = Shows for children.   CONTINUING Westport Community Theatre, 110 Myrtle Ave.; 203-226-1983 or Souvenir, A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins by Stephen Temperley, with Priscilla Squiers and Greg Chrzczon, April 11-27, Fri.-Sat. at 8, Sun. at ...

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