The glory of gardening: Sampling strawberries

Strawberry season is here.

Gardens are like relationships, requiring time, effort and plenty of loving care. Without these proper nutrients, the relationship we have with ourselves and with others cannot flourish. It is vitally important to fertilize the seeds of our imagination, our hearts and our spirits, so that the ...

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Westport Country Playhouse ‘Shows Off’ its talents

The Show Off at Westport Country Playhouse.

“The Show-Off” at the Westport Country Playhouse shines a bright light on a superior cast, a wickedly good set, and charmingly warm and inviting lighting and sound design. You want to enter this cozy home in George Kelly’s play. It’s a pleasant entertainment that steps into an American family a ...

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Memorable musical and memorable actors this weekend

What’s on your family’s movie menu this weekend? How about a man who hopes to make a difference to his family after he dies? A couple looking for ways to change their personal circumstances? An aging news producer who hopes to make a difference to millions of people who watch television? Or a ...

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Mud: A thoughtful coming-of-age story

Each week, the Reel Dad checks the nutritional value of a movie — new or classic — to help you choose what to watch. This week’s pick is a new film from Jeff Nichols, Mud. When we are young teenagers, we learn how to trust by stretching our boundaries. While we may naturally rely on... Read More

Connecticut DEEP Fishing Report for June 13

Largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides).

INLAND REPORT LARGEMOUTH BASS fishing has been mostly good to very good with reports from East Twin Lake, Lake Wononskopomuc, Mudge Pond, Highland Lake, Lake Saltonstall, Candlewood Lake, Lake McDonough, Hatch Pond, Babcock Pond, Dog Pond, Tyler Lake, Lake Hayward, Gardner Lake, Rogers Lake, ...

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A different ‘side salad’ for summer barbecues

Ravioli Picnic Salad

As the warmer weekends are slowly making an entrance, it is the perfect time to plan a barbecue with family and  friends. Keeping it simple and easy is definitely the way to go,  especially after a busy work week. Hot dogs, juicy hamburgers, tangy barbecue chicken or grilled fish with sweet ...

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Connecticut DEEP Fishing Report from June 6

INLAND REPORT LARGEMOUTH BASS fishing has been generally good with reports from Candlewood Lake (good), Batterson Park Pond (fair to good, catches include a 4.5 lb bass), Bigelow Pond (some nice catches reported), Gardner Lake (good, best during the evening), Crystal Lake (fair‐ some action), ...

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