You say ‘Tomayto,’ I say ‘Tomahto’: we all love tomatoes

Heirloom tomatoes are a popular choice.

“It’s difficult to think anything but pleasureable thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.” —Lewis Grizzard Tomatoes, tomatoes, everywhere! In August, farmer’s markets overflow with these round globes of goodness. The splendid summer heat has ripened the Big Girls and Boys, Beefsteaks, Jet ...

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Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens: Where plants and people blossom

Jane von Trapp at the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens in Stamford, where she is the new executive director.

When the job posting came across one of her RSS feeds, “It felt like Kismet,” said Jane von Trapp of Redding, the new executive director at Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens in Stamford. “I would be using my degree in plant and soil science, it brought together all of the horticultural and ...

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Competitions: Quiz Show, Moneyball, The Social Network

Quiz Show is one of the Reel Dad's recommended films on TV this weekend.

There’s something for just about every movie taste this weekend on broadcast television and non-premium cable. Take a look and enjoy family movie time at home! Quiz Show (1994) When television was new, in the 1950s, game shows were a national obsession. Viewers loved to watch others succeed, ...

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Sound of Music — concerts

* = Things to do with children. Moreland and Arbuckle, Thur, Aug. 14, 7:30 p.m.;  StageOne Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St.; fairfieldtheatre.org or 203-259-1036. Howie Day, singer/songwriter, Thur., Aug. 14, 8 p.m., with Eliza Paltauf, tickets $32.50;  Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East ...

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Something New — Lessons & lectures, etc.

* = Activities for children. ART & ARCHITECTURE * The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, open Tues.-Sun., 12-5 (also Presidents’ Day and Good Friday); historic $10/adults and $5/srs.; free adm. for full-time teachers and students in grades K-12, and for active-service military families; ...

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SoNo Arts Festival, Easton Farm Tour coming up

The Easton Farm Tour takes place Saturday, Aug. 16, from 10 to 3.

Multicultural The Downtown Danbury Green will be busy and musical with a variety of performances this weekend, starting Thursday evening with the Danbury Drum Corps, a more than 80 year tradition in the city. They’ll perform at 7:30. On Friday, the stage will belong to Mad Satta, a reggae band ...

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Long Wharf seeking people to fill ‘Our Town’

Long Wharf Theatre

Have Our Town become your town! Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven is looking for individuals to join the cast as the townspeople of fictional Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, in its upcoming production of Thornton Wilder’s classic. Auditions will take place Monday, Aug. 18, from 11:30 ...

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