‘Much ado’ about something at Yale Rep

Jeanine Serralles as Bea and David Wilson Barnes as Ben in ‘These Paper Bullets’ at Yale Rep.

By far the best show of Yale Rep’s season, “These Paper Bullets” is a nod to the 1960s, rock ‘n’ roll, and a bigger nod to Shakespeare. Subtitled “A Modish Ripoff  of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing,” it is certainly that, and so much more. Wrapped up in two acts of non-stop music, ...

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Hope springs eternal — a hard slog in March!

Cabbage is a bright taste for spring.

“Winds of March, we welcome you, There is work for you to do. Work and play and blow all day. Blow the winter cold away.” —Unknown No matter how severe the winter months, how frigid the temperature and how deep the seemingly endless snow accumulation, hope springs eternal and March does always ...

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Fisheries Division warns of possible fish ‘winterkills’

Fish winter kill.

The long, cold winter, with extended periods of snow and ice cover across the state has greatly increased the potential for fish kills in shallow ponds and lakes, according to Connecticut’s Department of Energy & Environmental Protection’s (DEEP). DEEP’s Inland Fisheries Division said these ...

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Outings don’t always start at the trailhead

The Aspetuck Valley Trail. —Rob McWilliams photo

Why do we hike?  Let’s come back to that, but whatever the reason is, it wasn’t obvious to me in Collis P. Huntington State Park early this month. The drive up had stressed me out. Route 53 was blocked off by a Weston police vehicle, and I got turned around trying to use Route 58... Read More

Elvis impersonator and romance at Clockwork

When a Las Vegas wedding chapel opens for business, two eager lovers seem as if they are ready to tie the knot. Sandy (Elizabeth Fricke), the owner of the small wedding chapel, gets them to think twice about what they’re about to do. In Nancy Frick’s “4 Weddings and an Elvis,”being staged ...

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Healthy and warming choices for late March

Twice-Baked Twins: Judy's Favorite Chicken Chili.

March is a crazy month as far as the weather goes. It can be snowy and feel like winter or show signs of spring with mild temperatures and bright sunny days. When we were growing up, our Mom would always recite that popular saying, “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a... Read More

Films that are ‘guilty pleasures’

At our house we savor “guilty pleasures,” those over-the-top movie experiences that may escape critical raves in their pursuit of delivering pure entertainment. Luckily, this week’s menu of movies available on television and cable brings us many of these films that we can enjoy over and over ...

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