Hygienic fest: Not new, but surely improved

Hygienic XXXVI is the region's biggest winter festival.



Through fresh eyes: Hygienic Young Artists Expo

On Saturday and Sunday, paintings and drawings and sculpture will be displayed during the Hygienic Young Artist Expo. Art drop-off times are 3 to 7 p.m. today and Friday.

Poetry is the 'Word' at Hygienic

Poets read and compete in open mic event titled "First Word/Last Word."

The main draw: The Hygienic Salon des Independants

The main Hygienic art show opens Saturday.

Tribe to host Relay for Life kick-off

On Monday, Feb. 9, the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation will hold its annual kick-off.


So much for bedside manner ...

Modesty goes out the window in the hospital

Calling all organic farmers

It continues to be one of the hottest foodie and gardening trends: the quest to know where your food is grown and how.



Tickets are on sale for shows and concerts around the region

Train, The Fray - June 21 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 24; $55, $75

Mötley Crüe - Aug. 16 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 23; $79, $99

New Kids On The Block - June 12 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 31; $59.50, $99.50

Weird Al Yankovic - June 6 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 30; $55

Impractical Jokers - May 2 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 23; $40-$65

Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa - June 26 at Xfinity Theatre, Hartford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 23; $20-$62.75


Woman’s love for boyfriend doesn’t spill over to his son

DEAR ABBY: I am in a great relationship with a wonderful man, “Kevin.” He loves me very much and we get along well.

Husband hopes wife is willing to spice up their love life

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married for quite a while, and our intimate life became monotonous and unimaginative a long time ago.

Woman isn’t really attracted to the man of her dreams

DEAR ABBY: I am considered to be a quite attractive professional dancer here in Las Vegas.

Shoeless dad wants slippers inside his daughters’ homes

DEAR ABBY: We have a couple of daughters who have told us we must take off our shoes if we visit them (and our beautiful grandchildren).

Mom says dollhouse built with love isn’t up to code

DEAR ABBY: My 7-year-old granddaughter, “Kelly,” wanted a dollhouse for Christmas.

Teen, family grasp for answers following best friend’s suicide

DEAR ABBY: My 15-year-old daughter's best friend took her life today. My daughter is devastated. As a parent, I don't know what to do. I'm afraid to go to bed this evening because I want her to fall asleep before me. It hurts not...

New desk comes with a view co-worker would like to avoid

DEAR ABBY: I like my job a lot, but I have recently been assigned a different desk.


Your stars - Jan. 29

AQUARIUS: Don’t let opposition scare you.