Consciously seeking comfort

Oatmeal, winter comfort food.

“Good love is like a bowl of oatmeal.” —Robert Johnson The comforting effects of love are much like the wonderful benefits we gain from conscious cooking and eating. A solid relationship nourishes our soul, fuels our bodies with positive energy, and gives us the opportunity to share joys and ...

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Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman

He simply could not deliver a dull performance. Even if the material demanded less from the actor than the actor could give, the actor always delivered, never letting the content define his impact. If the realities of life would ultimately overwhelm Philip Seymour Hoffman, the personal stress ...

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On TV: weekend films that explore relationships

Looking for a movie this weekend? As we celebrate Valentine’s weekend, check out some films that explore the highs and lows of relationships. Here are a few films to consider watching on television. Working Girl Feature of the Weekend If only employment and relationships could be as ...

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DEEP announces winter trout stocking

DEEP Inland Fisheries Resource Assistant Chris Finch stocking trout through the ice at Gardner Lake last Tuesday, Feb. 4.

Does winter seem long this year? Does the shortest month of the year seem like the longest? One way to beat the winter doldrums is to get out and enjoy some sunshine and the out-of-doors by going ice fishing. Connecticut’s Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) has just ...

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Twice Baked Twins plan book-signing in Stamford Feb. 8

The Twice-Baked Twins, Judy Vig and Joy Paoletti, sample some Old World Olive Oil.

Identical twin sisters, Judy Vig and Joy Paoletti, The Twice Baked Twins — celebrity chefs, TV personalities with appearances on the Food Network, CBS’s The Talk, Hallmark Channel and weekly segments on CBS-WFSB Better CT, as well as columnists for Hersam Acorn Newspapers, will be signing books ...

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Elevator entries and exits; phone tag

Q.  Is there still a rule about who gets on and off an elevator first?   A.  The only “rule” is a very simple one: The person, whether male or female, who is nearest the door gets on the elevator first and holds the “door open” button, or the door, if no button, as a... Read More

‘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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