Novel Approach: Grappling with the tides of sisterhood

“Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.” — Sir Francis Bacon We can’t choose our families, but we can choose the manner in which we care and love our relatives. Our most recent review transports us to the autumnal snow of a struggling town in Michigan. “The Care and Feeding … read more

Kneads & Cravings: Elevating comfort food

Honestly, is there anything more comforting than macaroni and cheese? It’s just one of those great recipes that requires little effort while bringing all sorts of joy given that it is cheese . Now just because something is comfortable, doesn’t mean you can’t make it fancy. Add some decadence to your mac and cheese by changing up your regular recipe. … read more

Movie Menu: Hook, Good Will Hunting and Young Frankenstein

As we imagine the upcoming change of seasons, the movies remind us how surprising a change can be. Take a look at what’s showing this weekend on broadcast and cable television. Friday, March 15 The Birdcage (1996) What if a surprise visit from future in-laws prompts a gay couple to redecorate and reconsider? Robin Williams and Nathan Lane delight in … read more

Origins of the Marshall Tucker Band

One of the Marshall Tucker Band’s first of many big hits, “Can’t You See,” penned by original member Toy Caldwell, helped launch the band from it’s Spartanburg, S.C., home base to the national charts. Over the decades, and with hits like “Heard It in a Love Song” and “Take the Highway,” the band has earned southern rock superstar status. Lead … read more

Curtain Call: Race to New Milford’s production of ‘Race’

Playwright David Mamet wastes no time in throwing the New Milford TheatreWorks audience into the middle of today’s politically correct and racially charged American conflicts. Race is the main issue, but Mamet tosses in sex, gender, social standing, power, illegal immigrants, and wealth into the mix. Charles has already been rejected by the best attorney in town Nicky Greenstein. Jack, … read more

End of an era: Band Together prepares for final show

After more than a decade of being one of the region’s most successful and popular fund-raising initiatives, Band Together is disbanding, but not before playing one final show on March 30 for the Center for Family Justice at Vazzano’s Four Seasons in Stratford. Over the 13 years it’s been in existence, Band Together built a legacy that includes raising $3.4 … read more

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