Community forum to consider mental wellness issues

Stress and anxiety are as much a part of 21st-century life as email and cell phones, yet far harder to master than dialing a number or typing a note.

CALENDAR

BITS AND TIPS


‘Frozen’ fashion and more

Design 2 Consign presents its second annual Fashion Show For A Cause event, hosted by Mitchell College in New London.


Live Lunch Break Flashback - The Hempsteadys

New London reggae heroes perform on The Day's award-winning concert series.


Linkin Park cancels tour after singer injures leg

Linkin Park is canceling the rest of its U.S. tour, including a stop at Mohegan Sun Arena, after its lead singer injured his leg.

FOOD

Enjoy the Art of Chocolate

The event, held Saturday at the Mystic Mariott, is hosted by Fairview, a non-profit senior housing and healthcare provider in Groton. The Art of Chocolate benefits Fairview’s new Guided Journeys Memory Care Program and its unrestricted annual fund.

COLUMNS

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.

ENTERTAINMENT BLOGS

BIG TICKET

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

DEAR ABBY

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.

Readers share many reasons for choosing to be cremated

DEAR ABBY: I just finished the letter from “Plotting and Planning in Arizona” (Oct. 5), regarding why cremation is so popular.

Swinging parents undermine values taught to their kids

DEAR ABBY: A short time ago, I discovered my parents are “swingers.”

Gay grandma is unhappy being shielded from son’s kids

DEAR ABBY: I came out of the closet when my son was 4. I thought I had taught him not to judge because of a label.

Couple’s age gap poses challenges to be overcome

DEAR ABBY: I am dating a man, “Richard,” who is significantly older — 17 years, actually.

HOROSCOPES

Your stars - Jan. 25

AQUARIUS: Put more emphasis on how you look, how you feel and what you want to pursue.