| Nov 24, 2014
| 9:21 AM
“Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey” is a documentary directed by Scott Teems about the actor who has spent the last 60 years portraying Mark Twain on stage, traveling to all 50 states and internationally.
The film will be shown in one...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 2:53 PM
In regard to the Thomas Drago-Easton Area School Board debacle, a quote by Mark Twain sums it up best: "In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then He made school boards."
As a former teacher and administrator, I speak from...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 11:48 AM
Who I am
Ryan Patrick Sullivan from Crystal Lake.
One unique thing about me
I first fell in love with books when my Grandma Billie read me "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" when I was about 5. Her voice and Mark Twain's words filled my spongy brain...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 5:31 AM
The word of the night at the Mark Twain House & Museum Tuesday was "wicked" and it had nothing to do with Halloween.
The evening was a VIP reception for "Wicked" book author Gregory Maguire and "Wicked" musical composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz,...
| Oct 26, 2014
Hal Holbrook will celebrate his 90th birthday in February on stage in Hartford performing his solo show "Mark Twain Tonight!"
The Tony and Emmy Award-winner and Academy Award nominee will return with the show for which he has performed over the past...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 1:50 PM
Mark Twain is considered by some to be one of America's earliest celebrities — those book tours! the signature white suits! — and his legacy as a writer has proved to be one of the country's most lasting.
His books are still read in school...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 11:02 AM
If you are feeling a bit tired this week, don’t blame it all on Daylight Savings Time and the change in the clocks. It could be there is just so much to do!
And that includes the upcoming weekend that features a couple of galas, a tony tag sale,...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 3:57 PM
Ten Years Ago
Sport Chalet officials in La Cañada announced the local sporting goods chain would expand into Arizona during 2005, opening four stores in the greater Phoenix area.
Twenty Years Ago
The La Cañada High School varsity football team, led by...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 11:06 AM
If you had a yen for sideshow freaks, fortune tellers, guys with whips and all the popcorn and cotton candy you could stuff into yourself, the place to be Saturday was The Hartford Club for the Mark Twain House & Museum's "The Greatest Gala on Earth."...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 2:00 AM
The Mark Twain House & Museum is holding a Tom Sawyer's Tricks and Treats event on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m. Activities include Magic by Pete & Chris, a spooky performance by Hartford Stage's Mark Twain Players, costume parade, a burping contest and...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 1:42 PM
It was Jay Leno's turn to be the butt of jokes at Sunday's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor ceremony in Washington.
Chelsea Handler said she was confused that Leno, former host of NBC's "Tonight Show," was being honored with a humor prize: "I wasn'...