The Reel Dad remembers Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall.

Paying tribute to Lauren Bacall She was the look, the voice and, at times, the purr. When Lauren Bacall recently died at age 89 some moviegoers — especially younger ones — may have asked, “who was that?” If so, they have missed being entertained by a unique talent and presence yet to ...

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Leaving politely; what to do with ‘candy cups’


Q.  My young children get a little antsy at the dinner table when they have finished eating but everyone else hasn’t. When it is just our family we will let them leave the table, but when we have company, should we insist they stay at the table or is it all right to excuse them?... Read More

New Canaan’s Christian Camporin on Broadway

Christian Camporin is in the Broadway cast of Matilda.

Summer Theatre of New Canaan (STONC) is celebrating the fact that one of its young performers, Christian Camporin of New Canaan, has joined the Broadway cast of the Tony Award-winning musical, Matilda. Christian has appeared in STONC productions of My Fair Lady, Carousel, South Pacific, Joseph ...

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Dancing With Our Heroes: doing good while having fun

Three Veterans — from second left, Willie Mayr, Zachary Deutscher and Sam Barbato, will participate in 'Dancing with Our Heroes.' They practiced at the Ridgefield Fred Astaire Studio where Raeleen St. Pierre, left, is general manager. Each veteran will perform with studio co-owner Mira Cherkezova.

The popularity of broadcast dancing shows inspired the regional Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studios to create an event last year pairing its instructors with U.S. military personnel to help raise funds to construct a Fisher House ( at the West Haven Veterans Administration ...

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Movie menu: A potpourri of old favorites

Geraldine Page and Paul Newman in Sweet Bird of Youth.

With many ways for a family to watch movies together, broadcast and cable television still make it easy to revisit old favorites. What may be familiar to one may be new to someone else! Here are a few choices for this weekend. With Six You Get Eggroll (1968) This was a banner year for movies... ...

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Amazing Tomato Cobbler — great use for garden bounty

A delicious Amazing Tomato Cobbler.

The temperatures are changing.  Fall is definitely coming and bringing the cooler weather along for the ride. Our beautiful flowers are now brown and stalky. To be honest with you, I am over them and sick of watering every night. Every time I walk by them its hard to believe they were once so ...

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This Weekend and Coming Up

More than 20 trucks to climb on and in, plus other activities, music, concessions, will be at the Wilton Touch-A-Truck Community Event on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 11 to 3, rain or shine. First hour is quiet; information, 203-762-8001.

Doubt Third Eye Productions and the Stray Kats Theatre Company will stage the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Doubt, Thursdays through Saturdays, Sept. 11-20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street. Patrick Kearney and Kate Katcher will perform courtesy of Actors Equity. The ...

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