New exhibit features Joe Geraci's photos of Maritime Fest

"Celebrate the Sea" is a new exhibition of photographs by Joe Geraci. His amazing shots beautifully and evocatively capture the 2015 Connecticut Maritime Festival and are on display in New London's Gallery at Firehouse Square.



Celebrate the season, take home a tree

The Downtown New London Association and Neff Productions will hold the 12th annual Festivals of Trees Saturday, Dec. 5.


New Niantic cafe is a welcome presence in the village

Offering a simple but beautifully prepared menu, Niantic's Lillian's Cafe is a welcome culinary presence.


Time to talk turkey

Now that the holidays are upon us, I hear plenty of talk about eating turkey, but few of us are familiar with the wild cousin that sustained our forefathers on the first Thanksgiving feast.

Rick's List: Black Friday edition

Staff loon examines the evolution of holiday tradition



Upcoming concerts and shows

William Shatner — Feb. 6 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale now; $45, $60

Drop-Kick Murphys — March 11 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 27; $31

Rihanna — March 26 at XL Center, Hartford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 3; $30.50-$126

Dancing with the Stars: Live — Jan. 9 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale now; $45

Kansas — April 29 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale now; $35, $45

JB Smoove — April 8 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale now; $32






Daughter dreads holiday visit to mom in diminished health

DEAR ABBY: I gave birth to a baby girl two months ago. I have a wonderful husband and my in-laws are incredible.

Threatened suicide paralyzes sibling who’s expected to help

DEAR ABBY: I have a sibling, “Bailey,” who suffers from panic attacks and anxiety disorder.

Neighbors make themselves at home at another castle

DEAR ABBY: I have a neighbor, “Mrs. Smith,” whom I see often in another neighbor’s yard, “the Joneses,” when they are not home.

Teen questions connection between sex and marriage

DEAR ABBY: I am 16 and a sophomore in high school.

Mom and sister join forces to dictate wedding party

DEAR ABBY: My mother and older sister are trying to spoil my happiness about my upcoming wedding.

Wife who yearns for husband’s support must rely on her own

DEAR ABBY: While I was nine months pregnant with my first child, I asked my husband what he would say if I had any problem during my delivery and he was asked to choose between me or the baby.

Jailed addict needs release from his low self-esteem

DEAR ABBY: I’m 23 years old and currently in the county jail.


Your stars - Nov. 30

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Uncertainty, inconsistency and overextending yourself must all be avoided.