‘Evita’ takes the Warner spotlight

Adrianne DiCerbo appears courtesy of Actors Equity in the title role of ‘Evita’ at Torrington’s Warner Theatre.

“Evita” is the story of the Argentine political sweetheart who rose from poverty to the first lady of her country. This rock opera type musical swept up accolades when it first opened and continues to do so today. Donald E. Birely directs Torrington’s Warner Theatre production and the musical ...

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A light and easy evening meal

Pappardelle with Roasted Eggplant Sauce.

The evening meal is a special one in our home. It is when we all come together and share all the stories that transpired during the day. But we have one question, “why does this important meal have to be at the end of the day?” Most of us are exhausted by this time but... Read More

Make past Oscar nominees your choice

Looking for a movie to watch? As we count down to the Oscars on March 2, check out some past winners and nominees on television this weekend. Here are the highlights.   How the West Was Won Feature of the Weekend The history of the United States is a fascinating tale of brave people ...

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The Wolf of Wall Street: Overdone look at outrageous living

The Wolf of Wall Street surprised moviegoers with winning five Academy Award nominations. Does the film merit the honors? This week, the Reel Dad takes a fresh look at the latest entry from Oscar-winning director Martin Scorcese.    Nobody makes movies that look or sound like movies by ...

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How should a child answer the phone? Dealing with strolling musicians

Etiquette: talking with grandma.

Q.  Are there guidelines you can give me to teach my children how to answer the phone politely?   A. While it used to be correct to have children answer with “Smith residence, Ethan speaking,” it is no longer a good idea, for safety reasons, to have them provide either the family name or ...

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2014 Range Rover HSE: Latest model is superbly capable

2014 Range Rover HSE

Driving around western Connecticut in our gorgeous Fuji White 2014 Range Rover HSE, we got to wondering: Who buys or leases one of these? It’s too expensive for middle-class folks desiring security and mobility in bad weather, and wealthy people may prefer a Lexus or Mercedes-Benz that’s ...

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Wondrous winter wellness

Avocados brighten winter.

I wonder if the snow loves the fields and trees, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says “Go to sleep darlings, till the summer comes again.” — Lewis Carroll   Despite the  frigid temperatures and short, dark days, ...

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