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  • Theater Review: An Excellent Collection Of One Acts In Ridgefield

    RIDGEFIELD — Once again Ridgefield Theater Barn is warming up the winter doldrums with a special festival of eight short plays that showcase a wide assortment of local talent and keep the audience laughing. Fitting eight “plays” into a time slot normally geared for two acts means that each work must be really short — more along the lines of a television comic sketch, than a complete dramatic work.

  • Theater Review: Second Round Of St Germain At TheaterWorks Seriously Entertaining

    HARTFORD — Last year Hartford’s TheaterWorks mounted a delightful production of Mark St Germain’s Becoming Dr Ruth, a one-woman dramatic monologue about how an orphaned Holocaust survivor became America’s most popular sex therapist.

  • Nourishments: Turmeric, The Not-So-Mellow Yellow Seasoning

    Look out oat bran, acai berries, and coconut water. It’s little, knobby, and gnarly, but fresh turmeric is the food world’s new darling.

    Once difficult to obtain, turmeric, widely used in Indian cooking, is being touted in magazines, blogs, and alternative medicine sites as the be-all and end-all to so many ailments, that it is hard to keep track. Natural foods supermarkets are now stocking the ginger-lookalike root, along with the more familiar powdered turmeric root.

  • The (Unofficial) Newtown ‘Must Do’ List, Updated

    In November 2004, Paul S. Lux, a longtime Newtown resident, sent a Letter to the Editor to The Newtown Bee containing his suggestions of the best things to do in town.

    “I originally sent in the list for people in town to add on to,” Mr Lux said recently.

  • Theater Review: "Consultant" At Long Wharf Offers Gallows Humor, Good Acting, Few Answers

    NEW HAVEN — Heidi Schreck’s The Consultant, which is receiving its world premiere at New Haven’s Long Wharf, is billed as a comedy, which could be slightly misleading.

  • Snapshot: Russ Moore

    Occupation: I am the owner of Extreme Fitness Martial Arts in Plaza South, and an instructor in kickboxing and karate there.

    Family: I’m married to Cindy. We have six children, Christian is 16; Hailee is 14; Alex is 9; Jessie is 6; Julian is 4; and Jagger is 2 years old.

    Pets: We have one dog. It’s a Tibetan terrier, a little, tiny, hairy thing named Biscuit. Biscuit is 2 years old.

  • Top of the Mountain

    In fictional animal news... Patricia MacLachlan and Steven Kellogg, author and illustrator, respectively, of the recently published Snowflakes Fall, both visited Sandy Hook School last week. I understand that while speaking to one group of students Mr Kellogg, a former Sandy Hook resident, shared a fun fact. Did you know his former canine Pinkerton, who inspired his Pinkerton books (like A Rose for Pinkerton), is hidden in some of the illustrations for some of his other books?

  • The Way We Were

    January 27, 1989

  • Interior Designer Fashions A Book For Young Readers

    A fashion and interior designer for her entire adult life, Newtown resident Beth Kellar Uniacke has turned to fashioning words. Her debut young readers’ book, Sara the Desk Traveler, was released Wednesday, December 17.

  • Second Music For Newtown Auction Goes Live Today, Proceeds To Benefit Resiliency Center

    Music For Newtown will hold its second online auction January 22-29. Numerous artists, including Lorde, Miley Cyrus, Brittany Spears, Black Sabbath and many others have donated special limited edition items to the online auction. Bidding opens at 3 pm today, and will continue until 9 pm Wednesday, January 29.