Things to Do in Connecticut, March 22 to 28, 2015
RIDGEFIELD Ridgefield Playhouse “The Breakfast Club: 30th Anniversary Edition,” directed by John Hughes. March . OLD SAYBROOK The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center The Pine Hill Project: Richard Shindell and Lucy Kaplansky, folk. March ...
March 19, 2015
EastEnders' Jake Wood admits he knows who killed Lucy Beale
'They like to see Max and Tanya back together. I'd love Jo to come back longer term but It has marked the serial drama's 30th anniversary, with the reveal of Lucy Beale's killer to take place during Thursday night's programme. The aftermath will be ...
February 19, 2015
Scrapple beer returns Wednesday
The love-it or loathe-it brew had a hugely successful December debut at the Rehoboth Beach brewpub. Kegs were going much faster than DFH The beer's ABV (alcohol by volume) clocks in at a tipsy-inducing 10 percent. But you can taste, and judge, it ...
February 3, 2015
2014 Bostonians of the Year: Honorable mentions
Members of her 22-member team in Cambridge worked round-the-clock to do the sequencing and analysis. In July, when the Frates and his wife, Julie, welcomed their first child, Lucy, into the world at the end of the summer. He knows that none But ...
December 19, 2014
It's Time to Stop Ignoring the New Wave of Anti-Semitism
At the end of last month, survivors of Auschwitz returned to those haunted killing grounds to mark the 70th anniversary of the death camp's liberation, while a few weeks earlier Jewish people were murdered in a kosher grocery in Paris. And these ...
February 3, 2015
Sleep-deprived Lucy Gransbury delivers two-page letter to her noisy neighbours
'There are some choice swear words I would like to throw at you, but in the interest of being neighbourly, I'm going to replace them all with the word 'funk'. 'Please turn your funking music down so I can get some funking sleep,' the letter opened with ...
March 8, 2015
Clinton sent official emails through Chappaqua server
Clinton ignored the issue during a speech Tuesday night at the 30th anniversary gala of EMILY's List, which works to elect Democratic women who support abortion rights. It was unclear whom Clinton hired to set up or maintain her private email server ...
March 4, 2015
I desperately wanted to run the Coaster Run last year, but it sold out before I got my act together to get registered and stuff, so as soon as I had the cash for it (slash, it was on sale at the Surf City expo), we jumped on it. Doug wanted... Even being the week before LA, and the day after Dairy Aire , I knew I had to make it happen. The time change hurt a little bit, no lie, but we made it work - in the car at 5:45, down to Knotts-ish by 6:10, dressed and out of the car by 6:30 to make the short walk across the street, into the Knotts parking lot and the madness that was race... Mile 1 - 8:53 - I honestly thought it'd have been slower than that because of the early congestion in getting out of the corrals, around the first few corners, and underneath the Beach Boulevard tunnel and into the park. This was entirely through the park, which I just love. Who doesn't love running through amusement parks before the rest of the world gets to come in. Mile 3 - 8:40 - Just after you pass the mile 3 marker is where it gets boring for real, as you've run all the paths for the main park and Soak City by... Lucky for me, I knew exactly where I was - except for a few turns in the park, the Santa Hustle Half took me on the exact same route (and then some), so I knew everything that was up ahead. Mile 4 - 8:36 - Nothing but loooong stretches of city streets ahead.
I entered a twitter contest by author Jennifer E. Smith and won a set of her books for our teen collection. If you love teen romance, I urge you to give one of her books a try. Here's a list of the teen books we received. Also, I'll give you a "sneak peek" look of Jennifer's new book Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between that comes out this September. The last place Ryan Walsh should be this afternoon is on a train heading to Wrigley Field. She should be in class, enduring yet another miserable day of her first year of high school. She's not worried about her lack of friends, or her suffering math grade, or how it's been five whole years since the last time she was really and truly happy. Because she's finally returning to the place that her father loved, where the two of them spent so many afternoons cheering on their team. And on this -- the fifth anniversary of his death -- it feels like there's nowhere else in the world she should be. On this day that she meets Nick, the new kid from her school, who seems to love the Cubs nearly as much as she does. But Nick carries with him a secret that makes Ryan wonder if anyone can ever really escape their past, or believe in the promise of those reassuring words: "Wait till next year. " Is it too much for Ryan to hope that this year, this season, might be her comeback season.
I have become my father . I repeat many of the same stories. I am a dyed-in-the-wool Southern liberal who believes that government can make our life better, and I have TVA to prove it. I have good-looking legs, even at age 60. I can’t see worth a damn without my glasses and – if you ask Candice – my hearing... I think Molly Ivins (God rest her soul) and Gail Collins tell more truth in one short newspaper column than any politician tells in a book-length campaign bio. I love to read. Body and Soul and the St. Louis Blues – the only two songs my father could play on the piano – are still among my top 10 favorite songs of all time. I wish I had more of my father’s faith and compassion, but I still have 30 years to work on that and catch up with him. I think it is pretty neat, at age 60, to have a father who turns 90 this year – especially when that father is Tom Brown. The movie Selma was not – in my opinion – the “Best Picture” of the year in 2015, but it was the most important. Everyone (and especially Southerners) should see it. We forget too quickly how difficult it was to attain rights for all, and how much pressure there is, even today, to restrict or even take away those rights. After seeing Selma , Southerners should also visit the High Church of Doing the Right Thing – otherwise known as the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta.