Nebraska: A delightful journey into aging

Nebraska: A delightful journey into aging Each week, the Reel Dad checks the nutritional value of a movie — new or classic — to help families choose what to watch. This week’s pick is a new film from Alexander Payne, Nebraska. As we age, our hopes for the years that remain may frame how we... ...

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Fishing Report: Dec. 5 updates from CT-DEEP

STOCKING UPDATE - ATLANTIC SALMON.              DEEP completed its 2013 Atlantic salmon stockings this week. Approximately 50 salmon were stocked out in the Naugatuck River (upper-13 fish, lower-12 fish) and Shetucket River (25 fish). These fish are beautiful, ranging in size from 2 to 15 ...

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Miller’s ‘The Price’ addresses the cost of family disputes

The Price, at Seven Angels Theater.

Seven Angels Theatre in Waterbury so beautifully presented the late Arthur Miller’s “The Price,” that I couldn’t help comparing it to Miller’s first production of the play. He had written about how difficult the production had been in his book, “Timebends.” The actors and director could not get ...

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Point-to-point hike to burn off a feast’s calories

Trout Brook Valley Preserve in Easton. —Rob McWilliams photo

This is my first column about a point-to-point hike. All the others have been loops. Loops are certainly convenient. There’s no need to “spot” a car or use public transport. But sometimes it’s nice not to divide a hike into out and back. And every Black Friday for many ...

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Classics, and some leftovers

What’s on your family’s movie menu this weekend? The holiday weekend serves a marvelous collection of classics with few leftovers in the bunch. Here is what’s showing on television and cable.   Rear Window There’s no telling what we will see if we spend all our time looking out the window. ...

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Pass the gravy and the gratitude

Thanksgiving dinner.

“Thankful for friends and loved ones, too, Thankful for all things, good and true, Thankful for harvest in the Fall, Thankful to Him who gave it all.” —Lizelia Augusta Jenkins Moorer I am so grateful for Thanksgiving, a holiday that encompasses the concept of gratitude in such a delicious way. ...

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Honoring Angela Lansbury’s legendary career

On Nov. 16, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded an honorary Oscar to Angela Lansbury for her lifetime of work in movies. The legendary actress was first nominated for an Oscar for her first film in 1944, later securing two more nominations without ever winning a competitive ...

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