A holiday gift for anglers from DEEP

Seasonal hatchery maintainer Glen Somogie with one of the 400 Seeforellen strain Brown Trout being stocked this December by DEEP. This fish was stocked into Highland Lake earlier this week.

400 Seeforellen strain Brown Trout to be stocked in time for the Holidays Fish average 15 pounds each For the angler who enjoys winter fishing, Connecticut s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Inland Fisheries Division has begun stocking approximately 400 broodstock ...

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Songs of the season, and of the spirit

Cantor Deborah Katchko-Gray.

If not now, when? It is a question people often ask themselves about things they would like to do “someday,” especially when they learn of the death of someone they know. And so it was for Cantor Deborah Katchko-Gray of Temple Shearith Israel in Ridgefield earlier this year. A fourth-generation ...

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’Tis the season for tipping

Holiday tipping

Q. Should I give a holiday tip to the letter carrier who delivers our mail? A.  The United States Postal Service has rules about this that state that carriers are permitted to accept a gift worth $20 or less from a customer, but that cash, checks or gift cards that can be exchanged for cash,... ...

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Counting down to Christmas with films

Christmas in Connecticut with Barbara Stanwyck.

What a great way to count down to the holidays than with favorite movies available on broadcast and cable television. There’s something for everyone in this weekend’s lineup. Take a look. The “Sing-along” Sound of Music (1965) Back in 2000, at the Ziegfeld Theater in Manhattan, this all-time ...

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Inherent Vice explores the hunger for escape

Joaquin Phoenix in Inherent Vice.

Yes, Paul Thomas Anderson has a sense of humor. After creating one absorbing drama after another — from Magnolia to There Will Be Blood to The Master — Anderson reminds us how funny he can be when he chooses to chill. With the irreverent Inherent Vice, this director in search of meaning ...

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On Stage

* = Shows for children. THIS WEEKEND * 27 Santas and an Elf Called Kevin, classic English panto, Dec. 17-21; The Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck, N.Y.; 914-698-0098 or emelin.org. One with Everything — Live TV Talk Show, Thur., Dec. 18, 7 p.m., $25, $30; The Bijou Theatre, 275 ...

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Sound of Music — Christmas concerts and more

  * = Things to do with children. Lez Zeppelin, Thur., Dec. 18, Fri., Dec. 19, and Sat., Dec. 20, at 7:30 p.m., tickets $38 ($96/3-night package);  StageOne Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St.; fairfieldtheatre.org or 203-259-1036. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Wild & Swingin’ Holiday Party, ...

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