Norwich NAACP hosts Sweet Potato Festival

In celebration of Black History Month, the Norwich Branch NAACP will present its annual Sweet Potato Festival from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Drive, Norwich.

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A starman waiting in the sky

The week after David Bowie’s death on Jan. 10, staff at a local radio station called Studio Brussels said they, along with Belgian astronomers at MIRA Public Observatory in Grimbergen, Belgium, registered a new constellation in his honor.

Rick’s List: Boring Food-as-Entertainment edition

I suppose there are worse habits. But it’s still a bit disconcerting how many different shows we regularly devour on The Food Network.

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BIG TICKET

Upcoming concerts and shows

Kenney Chesney — May 13 and 14 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 12; $95, $125

Nick Cannon and Howie Mandel — April 9 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 12; $35, $55

Lady Antebellum — Aug. 12 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 12; $75-$150

Tony Bennett — April 1 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 15; $39, $59

Rob Schneider — Oct. 8 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale now; $32

Halsey — Aug. 4 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale now; $30

Judy Collins — June 17 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $75, $78

Loudon Wainwright — April 21 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $37

Dead & Company — June 28 at Xfinity Theatre, Hartford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 13; $40-$149.50

Ray Lamontagne — June 24 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. March 4; $29.50-$69.50

DEAR ABBY

Parenting at ex’s house is an issue for new wife

DEAR ABBY: I am a divorced father who has recently remarried.

Best friend is ready for more than a simple kiss goodnight

DEAR ABBY: “Roger” and I have been seeing each other for two years. (We are both 50.)

Wedding cast of characters reflects turbulent history

DEAR ABBY: My son, “Chad,” is being married in June to “Jenny,” a girl his sister “Madison” introduced him to.

Stepson with addicted mom must learn that she is sick

DEAR ABBY: My stepson just turned 7. My husband was granted custody because the mother was declared unfit due to her drug abuse.

Parents supporting adult son are doing him no favors

DEAR ABBY: Nine years ago I married a man who has a son from a previous marriage.

Grown-up child still wonders what halted parents’ divorce

DEAR ABBY: During my childhood, my parents fought loudly and often.

Clutter of holiday decorations crushes man’s Christmas spirit

DEAR ABBY: Every December my wife virtually buries our home in Christmas decorations.

HOROSCOPES

Your stars - Feb. 12

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Use your imagination, and you will come up with a plan that will help put an end to a problem you have been dealing with.