Summer theater seasons begin next week

Summer Theatre of New Canaan: Daniel Klein.

by Joanne Rochman Summer and theater go together like picnics and parks. Happily, many of our theaters provide just the right outlet for doing just that. Pack a picnic, but don’t let the fun end there. Pack up the cooler and a basket full of goodies and head for the nearest theater to make a... ...

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The charm of chives

by Robin Glowa Before the swell of summer is in full force, bringing a riot of color and texture to vegetable and flower gardens, there is the cool, calm charm of the herb garden. Tender chive shoots thrust upward, arcing out to form a bright green fountain, while their slightly broader, ...

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DEEP Fishing Report for May 30

American shad.

INLAND REPORT DEEP’s annual OPEN HOUSE AT THE RAINBOW FISHWAY is this Saturday, June 1, from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. The public is invited to visit the fishway and learn about both it and the fish it passes. During this day, the public can tour the facility and are encouraged to go downstairs ...

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What to watch: Some classics this weekend

What’s on your family’s movie menu this weekend? A man who dares to challenge social convention, an acting team at their best and a little girl in search of a crown highlight the nourishing movies on television. Harvey Milk was a pioneer in human rights who was tragically murdered at the peak ...

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Before Midnight: Fascinating new chapter

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 drama starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, Before Midnight. Occasionally we experience a film so smart in its approach, and authentic in its ...

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At Long Wharf: Race and real estate on a collision course

Daniel Jenkins, Alice Ripley, Melle Powers, Alex Moggridge, LeRoy McClain, Jimmy Davis and Lucy Owen in a scene from Clybourne Park, playing through June 1 at Long Wharf Theater in New Haven.

Allow one “coloured” family to move into “Clybourne Park” and the real estate value of all the lovely homes in this pearly white region will go down the tubes. That’s what playwright Bruce Norris’ character Karl (Alex Moggridge) maintains in the first act, of “Clybourne Park” which takes place ...

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A healthier twist on Bolognese sauce

A healthier twist on Bolognese sauce.

The traditional Bolognese Sauce is a tomato-based meat sauce that is simmered with carrots, onions and celery. The recipe originated in Bologna, Italy, and is most often called a ragu. The most popular story is that in 1982 a recipe was registered with the Academia Italiana Della Cucina and is ...

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