CT-DEEP Report: Stripers are coming in

Striped bass.

LARGEMOUTH BASS fishing is reported has been fair to good. Places to try include Lake Lillinonah, Congamond Lakes (pm), Rainbow Reservoir, Twin Brooks Park Pond, Stillwater Pond, Billings Lake, Gardner Lake, Tyler Lake, Burr Pond, Lake Saltonstall, Shenipsit Lake, East Twin Lake, Candlewood ...

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Gifts and thank-you’s, texts and titles

Thanks!

Q.  When my 6-year-old son is invited to a classmate’s birthday party and he either can’t or doesn’t want to attend, do we have to send a gift anyway? A.  No. A gift is expected if he attends, but there is no obligation to send one if he can’t be at the party unless the... Read More

The Hundred Foot Journey — Cinematic comfort food

Manish Dayal and Helen Mirren in The Hundred Foot Journey.

Like a delicious meal at a favorite restaurant, The Hundred Foot Journey warms the palette with its touching story of a young man who discovers his destiny as a master chef. While the characters can feel familiar, and the situations may become predictable, the film is prepared with so much ...

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Love, sex, and guilt at Westport Country Playhouse

Sarah Manton, Geneva Carr, and Matthew Greer in Alan Ayckbourn’s “Things We Do for Love,” directed by John Tillinger, at Westport Country Playhouse, now playing through Sept. 7 (203-227-4177 or www.westportplayhouse.org). —Carol Rosegg photo

If ever there was a “bittersweet” play it is Alan Ayckbourn’s Things We Do For Love. Here is a play beautifully directed by John Tillinger that features characters who are in love in different ways. For instance, Babara, who rents the basement to postman Gilbert and the upstairs bedroom to old ...

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Jurassic Park and Ford thrillers coming up

Jurassic Park

Take a break from the start of the school year to savor some entertaining movies from the Hollywood archives. Here are a few offerings this weekend on broadcast television and non-premium cable. Jurassic Park (1993) No matter how many times you have seen this Spielberg classic, some moments ...

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Book fair in Redding; Blues, Views & BBQ in Westport

Matt Storch of Match Restaurant. The 7th Blues, Views & BBQ Festival in Westport will take place Saturday and Sunday on the Westport Library and Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts grounds, off Jesup Road. For information, visit bluesviewsbbq.com.

Longtime tradition The Mark Twain Library Book Fair, one of the oldest and largest book sales in New England, will take place through Labor Day weekend at the Redding Community Center, 37 Lonetown Road (Route 107). The Mark Twain Library, founded by Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) with a donation ...

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Vermont: Two peaks in the Green Mountain State

The view from Mt. Mansfield, with Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks in the distance.

You would expect Vermont to have good hiking. It is, after all, the least densely settled of the eastern states excepting Maine. It’s covered top-to-bottom by those famous Green Mountains too. Somehow, though, it had stayed off my hiking wish list. In part this was because, having seen bits of ...

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