DEEP Completes 2013 Catfish Stockings

Channel catfish.

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has announced that 21,000 channel catfish were stocked into 20 lakes and ponds located throughout the state on Tuesday, May 28. These stockings mark the seventh year that the DEEP has released catfish into state waters.  ...

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Wedding traditions are past perfect in ‘Black Tie’

Alisson Wood, Janet Rathert and David Victor in a scene from ‘Black Tie’ at Square One Theatre Company in Stratford.

Anyone planning or going to a wedding must see A.R.Gurney’s “Black Tie” at the Square One Theatre Company in Stratford. Even though Gurney has dipped his pen in his indelible “WASPish” fare, this play’s reach extends far beyond the traditions of “White Anglo-Saxon Protestants.” With director ...

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Reflecting on rhubarb: A unique taste of spring

Rhubarb is one of the joys of spring.

Enjoying seasonal fruits and vegetables is a natural and harmonic way to nourish the body and the spirit. Here in New England, gardens are yielding the delicious flavors of spring, such as asparagus, herbs, lettuces and rhubarb. Also known as pieplant, rhubarb is a cook’s dream ingredient. ...

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Connecticut DEEP May 16 Fishing Report

Striped Bass

Following is the weekly Connecticut DEEP Fishing Report, fourth of the season, issued May 16.   INLAND REPORT TROUT Rivers & streams — Conditions should be good for the weekend. Last week’s rains and some cool overnight temperatures earlier this week have refreshed streams, although ...

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At Any Price: Thoughtful study of fathers and children

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 Dennis Quaid, At Any Price.   Any father has dreams of the worlds he can create for his children. Perhaps, at times, we... Read More

A healthier choice! Gluten-fee banana bread

A healthier banana bread from the Twice-Baked Twins.

Banana bread didn’t become completely popular until the 1960s. Suddenly everyone started baking banana bread, including our Mom, Aunti Lou and Aunt Tally. There was always a banana bread debate in this family! Aunti Lou’s was a cake and much sweeter. She made it in a tube pan and it Always rose ...

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What to watch this weekend: May 17-19

What’s on your family’s movie menu this week?  Choosing what films to offer is a lot like planning what meals to serve. The choices on television can make it easy to savor something at the same time you nourish the mind and heart. This weekend, cable stations offer a range of nutritious movies ...

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