Some American heroes, and some other characters

What’s on your family’s movie menu this weekend? With all the busy activities of the holidays, a movie might be just what the family needs to relax. Here are a few possibilities from the Hollywood archives.   The Right Stuff For a nation filled with ambition, the US Space Program of the ...

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Chestnuts roasting in a warm oven

Chestnuts — a holiday treat.

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love” —Hamilton Wright Mabie   One of the many joys of cooking during the holiday season is experimenting with new ingredients to create delicious healthy recipes. Imagine my delight when a dear friend recently cooked ...

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A perfect winter warm-up

The best hot chocolate!

Ahhhh the winter season!! You either love it or hate it! The first snowfall is always so beautiful and exciting. But the second one, not so much.  Now, it is getting cold outside, the outdoor lights need to go on the house and it’s time to go searching and hunting for the perfect Christmas ...

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Phylicia Rashad directs ‘Fences’ at Long Wharf

Long Wharf Theatre: Fences

August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Fences,” is now on stage at Long Wharf Theatre’s Main Stage in New Haven. Wilson, who followed Eugene O’Neill’s idea of a cycle of plays, created 10. Each cycle represents a decade of the 20th Century. “Fences” is his fifth play and therefore ...

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Funny Girl and just plain fun this weekend

What’s on your family’s movie menu this weekend? As we look forward to the holidays, and anticipate the major movie releases of the season, the weekend offers an appetizing mix of music, drama and comedy. Here is what’s showing on television and cable.   Funny Girl What a thrill, back in ...

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Saving Mr. Banks: Delightful behind-the-scenes visit

As we look forward to the holiday season — and major movies begin to open at theaters — the Reel Dad checks out the nutritional value of the releases. This week’s pick is Saving Mr. Banks, the new film from Disney about the making of Mary Poppins.   For anyone who loves movies, Walt ...

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Remembering Pearl Harbor as holidays approach

What’s on your family’s movie menu this weekend? As we commemorate the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, and anticipate the approaching holidays, the weekend offers a marvelous collection of classics. Here is what’s showing on television and cable.   Tora! Tora! Tora! ...

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