CALENDAR

BITS AND TIPS

FOOD

Tasty tapas and savory seafood lead the way at Red Hen

It’s easy to see the appeal to Red Hen in Old Saybrook. The atmosphere inside is as quaint as the leisurely stroll I took along the town’s main drag on my way in

COLUMNS

John Ledyard, globetrotting college drop-out

In 1783 John Ledyard dedicated a book about his travels to Governor Trumbull, Connecticut’s Revolutionary War statesman.

Could you Be the Match?

Did you ever think a swab of your cheek has the information needed to save someone else’s life?

ENTERTAINMENT BLOGS

BIG TICKET

Coming to a venue near you

Russell Peters — Oct. 2 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale now; $40-$65

Beres Hammond – Aug. 8 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale now; $48, $68

Of Monsters and Men – Sept. 26 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. June 5; $35

Changes in Latitudes: Jimmy Buffett Tribute — July 2 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $35

Bob Newhart — Oct. 23 at Bushnell, Hartford; tickets on sale now; $48.50-$68.50

Raekwon, Ghostface Killah — July 19 at Lupo's, Providence; tickets on sale now; $25, $30

DEAR ABBY

Politics served with profanity makes dinner hard to swallow

DEAR ABBY: My sister-in-law and her live-in boyfriend, “Bud,” get together with us for dinner and outings.

Mom seeks detour to safety around in-laws’ driving habits

DEAR ABBY: My in-laws are fabulous. They love me and think the world of our 2-year-old daughter, “Hayley.” They do anything to support us.

Couple’s tagalong friend is too close for son’s comfort

DEAR ABBY: I’m in my 40s, happily married to my wife, and we have teenage daughters. My parents divorced when I was young and both have been remarried for years.

Wife wants out of marriage to join the woman she loves

DEAR ABBY: I’m a 48-year-old woman. I have known I was gay since I was 14.

Young son longs for a father, but mom doesn’t want a man

DEAR ABBY: My son’s dad cheated on me for years, which resulted in a child with another woman.

Pause a moment to remember those who died for our country

DEAR ABBY: “Lest we forget” — these three simple, but very meaningful words are a reminder TO ALWAYS REMEMBER the sacrifices made for our freedom.

Girl’s constant messaging sends nanny on a guilt trip

DEAR ABBY: I was a full-time summer nanny for several years for the same family, now a preteen boy and girl.

HOROSCOPES

Your stars - May 29

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don’t give in to someone’s emotional manipulation.