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  • March 23, 2014

    March 23, 2014
    HONORABLE MENTIONS Some days I wish I worked in the Employment Office. -- Paul McDonnell, Simsbury You want me to tell them you close at 3:30? -- Chritopher Torino, West Hartford Wow! You raise the minimum wage and look what happens. -- Bob Ahearn,...
  • 'Damn Yankees' Actor Saves Audience From Flying Bat At Goodspeed

    'Damn Yankees' Actor Saves Audience From Flying Bat At Goodspeed
    There's a moment in the Goodspeed Opera House production of "Damn Yankees" that actor Danny Lindgren won't forget. The same goes for the audience. Not to mention the trombone player. It happened during the first preview performance of the baseball-...
  • 'Bombogenesis' Scary, But It Beats Politics

    Can we take a little break from the relentless, pounding headache that is state politics and speak instead of snow? I have several agenda items: No. 1. Should snowstorms have names? The notion that last Tuesday night's storm was named Chester rests...
  • Dig In: Garden Clubs, Lectures, Appraisal Events, Antiques Show

    Dig In: Garden Clubs, Lectures, Appraisal Events, Antiques Show
    Garden Club Events * Gini Mita, of Wallingford Garden Club, speaks at the Monday, March 10, meeting of the Duck River Garden Club at 7:30 p.m. at Lymes’ Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme. Mita will discuss “Plants from Seeds.”...
  • A New Caterer At NBMAA's Cafe

    A New Caterer At NBMAA's Cafe
    New Britain Museum of American Art's executive director Douglas Hyland was getting ready for a trip to Cuba when he found out that Jordan's Caterers, the Cheshire-based food business that ran the museum's successful NBMAA Café on The Park, would be...
  • Goodspeed Survives Changes

     Goodspeed Survives Changes
    It was quite a celebration on Oct. 24, 1877. It was the opening of the Goodspeed Opera House — the six-story wooden Victorian structure on the banks of the Connecticut River in East Haddam, and long before the swing bridge was built. (A ferry...
  • Goodspeed's 'Annie' Was At First Labeled 'A Disaster'

    Goodspeed's 'Annie' Was At First Labeled 'A Disaster'
    The one show that changed a Connecticut theater's fortunes more than any other was the musical "Annie" that had its world premiere at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam in 1976. The opening night was a rough one. If "My Fair Lady" opened in the...
  • Surviving The Puritans, Theater Thrives In Connecticut

    Surviving The Puritans, Theater Thrives In Connecticut
    The Puritans just didn't have much fun. Until late in the 18th century, there wasn't much in the way of public entertainment for The Hartford Courant to cover, and certainly nothing in the way of theater. Oh, there was the time just before the...
  • Idiot Pricked By A Rose Hospitalized

    A thorn that became embedded in my finger opened my eyes to the whacky world of modern medical care. Here's what I've learned. The first rule of keeping your health care costs down is: Don't be an idiot. I failed this test with flying colors. I was...
  • Column: What Price For Goodspeed's Successor?

    Column: What Price For Goodspeed's Successor?
    How do you replace a legend? The answer, of course, is you don’t. You find someone who respects past accomplishments but has his or her own independent vision for the future. Trouble comes, however, when the legend plays a major role in choosing...
  • This Mom Says Parenthood Is A Lot Like Climbing A Mountain

    This Mom Says Parenthood Is A Lot Like Climbing A Mountain
    Motherhood is like climbing a mountain. At least, that's what Sophie Helenek thinks. "You have ups and downs. You have sleep deprivation. You really have your doubts," says this Haddam mom, who became the youngest French woman to reach the summit of Mount...