Romance wraps up Clockwork’s 35th season

Clockwork Repertory Theatre, Oakville: There are many ways to meet that special someone these days, but no one has ever done it like Aunt Martha in “Getting Sara Married” by Sam Bobrick. Leave it to Clockwork Rep to wind up its anniversary season with a light and happy romantic comedy.  The fun ...

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Tribeca Film Festival celebrates independent vision

Each year, film buffs in our area can enjoy a wealth of quality movies at the Tribeca Film Festival. This week, the Reel Dad takes a look at four special movies to be shown during the 12th annual gathering. The independent voice thrives at the Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan through April ...

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Saturday, April 20, is Opening Day for anglers

A Seeforellen strain brown trout.

A Seeforellen strain brown trout.Opening Day of the Trout Fishing Season is Saturday, April 20, and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has the state’s rivers, streams, lakes and ponds stocked and ready. Approximately 381,000 trout have already been released this spring ...

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Sherman Players welcome spring with a farce


A double life means double trouble for John Smith in Ray Cooney’s English farce “Run for Your Wife” playing at the Sherman Playhouse.  For five years, John Smith has succeeded in leading a double life because he has the perfect job. He’s a taxi cab driver with a fluctuating and ever-convenient ...

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Fond memories: A taste of the south

Shrimp and grits — nothing better!

Shrimp and grits — nothing better!One of our fondest memories about this time of year is “Spring Vacation.”  The smell of Coppertone suntan lotion and the sounds of Muskrat Love helped set the mood as we packed up the dark blue Bonneville station wagon and headed south to Aunt Lena and Uncle ...

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42: Meaningful look at a key American inning

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 about baseball legend Jackie Robinson, 42. The movie 42 is like the man it honors, Jackie Robinson. The film reaches beyond how things look... Read More

The king of spring: Sweet spires of asparagus

Asparagus brings flavor to spring.

Asparagus brings flavor to spring.Spring has arrived, heralded by bright, beautiful flowers, brilliant blue skies and the most regal of all vegetables, asparagus!  A treasure of New England gardeners, the appearance of the slender spires rising up from the soil is cause for a seasonal ...

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