2015 Honda Fit EX: Less fits now with redesign

2015 Honda Fit EX

Summarizing the Honda Fit five years ago, we observed: “The Fit has minivan versatility and sports-car fun to go along with its econobox fuel economy and Japanese reliability.” Although the Fit has been redesigned since 2009, its essential character hasn’t changed much. It’s a little quieter, a ...

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We’re not lyin’…… we are fryin’ our turkey!

Judy and Joy's family's turkey will be deep-fried.

For the past few years we have been frying our holiday bird! The Thanksgiving meal is truly a special event at our home. Joy likes it to be an experience as well as a fabulous family meal. We begin the day before by preparing the turkeys. Two turkeys will be fried and one will be... Read More

When to sit on one’s hands

The Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra.

Q.  I have become a subscriber to our local symphony and I’m not entirely certain about when applause is appropriate. I don’t want to be one of those people who clap, then notice everyone else is sitting silently. How can I tell what to do? A.  You aren’t alone in this concern. When you ...

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Musicals on the menu

Oliver! the musical will be on television this weekend.

Get ready to tap your feet through some favorite film musicals this weekend on broadcast and cable television. Yes, the movies love to sing and dance. And, after checking out these titles, you may, too. A Star Is Born (1954) By the time Judy Garland scored a comeback with this musical version ...

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Foxcatcher brings truth to life

Steve Carell and Channing Tatum in Foxcatcher.

Truth, as the saying goes, is stranger than fiction. No matter what creative thinkers can conjure, what occurs in real life can reach beyond what any reel experience can fabricate. When in the hands of a moviemaker as gifted as Bennett Miller, what’s true certainly keeps us guessing. As he did ...

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Square One revisits its first play for 25th anniversary

Damian Long and Pat Leo rehearse a scene from ‘A Walk in the Woods.’

It doesn’t seem possible that 25 years have passed since Square One, Stratford’s premiere theater, opened its first show, Lee Blessing’s A Walk in the Woods. Tom Holehan, the artistic director of the theater, and his board of directors decided to celebrate their silver anniversary season by ...

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Reining in a book group

Book groups: keeping them on course takes some effort.

Q.  I’m in a book group that has become a talkfest about everything about the book. Young moms talk about their kids, older members pass around pictures of their grandchildren, and so on. We are all friends, so it’s interesting, but it’s not why we are there. We eventually do get around to ...

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