Connecticut DEEP Fishing Report for July 11

Pumpkinseed fish.

INLAND REPORT LARGEMOUTH BASS fishing has been generally good but spotty as the heat has slowed both anglers and fish at times. Areas to try include Upper Moodus Reservoir, Pachaug Pond, Lake Saltonstall, Lake McDonough, Lake Wononskopomuc, Candlewood Lake, Hatch Pond, Congamond Lakes, Bantam ...

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A lovely Juliette Binoche is one of the treats this weekend

What’s on your family’s movie menu this weekend? How about a special lady who delivers the joys of chocolate to a small town in France? Or a famous actress who brings romantic joy to a bookshop owner? Perhaps a one-dimensional femme fatale who teases an all-too-human detective? Or a young woman ...

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20 Feet from Stardom: Memorable music tour

As we enjoy the delights of the summer movie season — with big films opening each week — the Reel Dad checks out the nutritional value of one of the new season’s smaller films, the documentary 20 Feet from Stardom.    They bring their talents, ambitions and fears to each song they perform, ...

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’9 to 5′ – The musical is not as good as the film

Robert Bria of Redding (left) and Aran Abilock Clemmons of Wilton (right) are part of the Consolidated office staff in “9 to 5,” at Danbury’s Musicals at Richter weekends through July 20. Tickets range from $12 to $23, with discounted rates on Sunday and Thursday. For reservations and further information, visit the website,, leave a message at 203-748-6873 or e-mail —Jennie Lozier photo

There has always been a tendency to turn Broadway shows into movies and vice versa. Sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t. The staged musical production of Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5” at Musicals at Richter, Danbury, does not hold up as well as the movie. However, just by association with ...

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Just peachy: a summer salad

Summer peach salad

It is a great summer day and the third day of the heat wave in Connecticut. It is too hot for the beach so Joy and I decide to do a little shopping in downtown Fairfield. It is an  amazing little town, something like a little New York City with tons of restaurants and unique... Read More

Three cheers for the ‘Red, White and Blue’

Conscious Cook: Berries

“May the sun in his course, visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this, our own country!” —Daniel Webster Summer is finally here! Now is the perfect time to celebrate the great glory of living in the United States and enjoying our many freedoms. The summer months are also a ...

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It’s ‘some enchanted evening’ at Summer Theatre of New Canaan

Summer Theatre of New Canaan: South Pacific.

Outdoor summer theater can be as romantic as an evening on Feb. 14, especially if you take in the current Summer Theatre of New Canaan production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific.” Everything works here. The cast is top notch; the musicians are superior; and the musical is quite ...

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