All Is Bright: Engaging holiday comedy

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 comedy about the holidays, All Is Bright, now available On Demand. Something about the holidays brings out the best and worst in people. No matter what... ...

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Pancotto — Italian Bread Soup, warm comfort

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

With Halloween last week, October has come and gone…how quickly it passed!  As Joy and I marked Breast Cancer Month, we wanted to share a healthy recipe that is comforting, deliciously hearty and good for you!  I  loved this traditional soup during the cold months of chemotherapy. [This ...

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Ownership and obsession at Yale Rep

Joby Earle, Brenda Meaney and Anthony Cochrane in Owners at Yale Rep. —Joan Marcus

There’s no doubt about it; when a marketing economy becomes a marketing society, ownership becomes more and more desirable. It also  becomes more and more elitist.  This is obvious in British playwright Caryl Churchill’s “Owners,” which is now playing at the Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven. ...

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CT DEEP Fishing Report for Oct. 31: Conditions look good

One of the Seeforellen strain brown trout from the Kensington State Fish Hatchery stocked this week.

INLAND REPORT TROUT TROUT STOCKING – Earlier this week DEEP stocked 224 Seeforellen-strain broodstock brown trout into ten lakes and ponds scattered throughout the state. The fish released this week were raised at the Kensington State Fish Hatchery and weigh between 3 and 19 pounds each ...

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Fun with some stellar leading ladies

What’s on your family’s movie menu this weekend? As the new month begins, with memories of Halloween fun still fresh, take a look at a range of comedies featuring fun leading ladies over the next few days. Take a look.   Send Me No Flowers Doris Day reinvented herself many times during her ...

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Angels Sing: A collection of holiday clichés

As we look ahead to the holiday movie season — when new, big films begin to appear — the Reel Dad checks out Angels Sing, a new offering soon to be shown in local theaters and On Demand. With temperatures starting to drop, and trees continuing to change, it’s clear the holiday season ...

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Long Wharf opens season with hilarious ‘The Underpants’

Didi Conn and Jenny Leona in a scene from Steve Martin’s comedy, The Underpants. —T. Charles Erickson

What a joy! With a cast of outstanding Equity actors directed with a sharp eye and ear for comedy by Long Wharf’s artistic director, Gordon Edelstein, it is easy to see why celebrated comedian Steve Martin adapted this play from Carl Sternheim’s 1910 German farce. It is absolutely hilarious. ...

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