A Question of Etiquette: Valentine’s Day approaches

I love holidays and, admittedly, go overboard sometimes, so thought I’d check before following my desire to share the happiness. Is it okay to give my new (male) boss (I’m female) a Valentine?   Probably it isn’t okay to do this. Valentine’s Day has a sentimental component to it, so even if you find a humorous “boss” card, it still … read more

Conscious Cook: Falling in love with chocolate

Love is in the air and with Valentine’s Day approaching, chocolate is the premier ingredient for February.  Dark chocolate, particularly, will provide lovers with a sensuous and satisfying taste sensation that offers many health benefits. Dark chocolate contains Phenylethylamine (PEA), which is a chemical that your brain produces when you fall in love. How natural then, to share a bit … read more

Test Drive: Honda Ridgeline handles well

We’ve driven pickup trucks that rode harshly and others that rode like luxury sedans; but only two – the Ram 1500 and Honda Ridgeline – were both smooth-riding and agile. The difference between these two trucks and all the rest was their 4-wheel independent suspensions, which enabled them to corner better and ride more smoothly than counterparts with solid live … read more

Reel Dad: Time for 'The Schumies'

Yes, there are Oscars and Golden Globes, SAG “Actor” and critics’ honors. But there’s only one “Schumie” for the movies of 2016. As other awards continue to roll in, the Reel Dad honors the year’s films. Food for the Soul: La La Land Just as Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers helped a nation survive the Great Depression in the 1930s, … read more

2017 Ridgefield Independent Film Festival selections

What Children Do, a selection for the Ridgefield Independent Film Festival.

The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF) has announced its 2017 selections. The annual festival, in its second year, runs May 19-21 and will screen 55 films from 19 countries at various venues in Ridgefield. Passes are on sale now at early bird prices ($100 for ALL FESTIVAL passes and $75 for ALL FILM passes) at www.riff.website. The films were selected … read more

This Weekend: Doubt opens in Westport

Kristin Gagliardi, Susan Stanton and T. Sean Maher appear in the Westport Community Theatre production of John Patrick Shanley’s play Doubt: A Parable Feb. 10-26, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 and Sundays at 2, at the Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Avenue. There will also be a performance on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 8. Tickets are $25, $23 for seniors and students, available at westportcommunitytheatre.com or 203-226-1983.

Doubt: A Parable The Westport Community Theatre will present John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize drama, Doubt: A Parable, opening Friday, Feb. 10, at 8 at Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Avenue. Performances continue through Feb. 26, on Friday and Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 2, with a Thursday performance on Feb. 16 at 8. Tickets are $25, $23 for … read more

Eastbound Theatre keeps English farce on track

Eastbound Theatre, Milford: Oh, the men with jobs and flexible schedules. They do keep a cast of actors running about in a good English farce. This time, it’s John Smith, a taxi cab driver whose well planned schedule is interrupted when he intervenes in a robbery. Though he acts heroically, he sustains a minor head injury and is taken to … read more

TV Movie Menu: Sample some Oscar nominees

What’s on at the movies? As we continue to count down to Oscar night, let’s look at some movies with Academy connections. Take a look at what’s showing this weekend on broadcast and standard cable stations. Pop some corn and enjoy the flicks!   Friday, February 10 Flight (2012) Denzel Washington, a strong contender for Best Actor this year for … read more

Rogue One coming to Norwalk IMAX

Felicity Jones stars in Rogue One, part of the Star Wars canon, coming to the Maritime Aquarium's IMAX Theater on Feb. 10.

The latest installment of one of cinema’s truly legendary franchises, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” opens in 70mm IMAX ® film projection for the first time in Connecticut on Fri., Feb. 10 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Tickets are on sale at www.maritimeaquarium.org to experience “Rogue One” as you’ve been unable to do until now: in full-frame 70mm … read more

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