Big Tickets

A look at upcoming shows and concerts



Fitch High School hosts "The Beatlemania Stage Show

Beatle tribute act appears at Fitch Music Department fundraiser.

Edible books fests abound

It’s a book buffet! The annual Edible Books Festival returns Sunday to Groton Public Library. A whole array of culinary creativity will be on view, inspired by tomes of various levels of fame. Oh, and after visitors view the creations, they can...

Museum shares big ideas about ‘Big Paintings’

The Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme presents a series of free lectures in March and April to accompany the current exhibition, “Peter Halley: Big Paintings.”


Postcards from Hawk Highway

The beauty was all around me. It had snowed the day before, making my drive into Glastonbury an especially scenic one.

Hail to the hellebore

Connecticut gardeners have been missing out on one of the most iconic of spring plants, thanks to the perpetual snow. But not to worry, because the showy sepals of the hellebore are probably already out and happy, and they will be around...


The time has come to end sisters’ four-year silence

DEAR ABBY: I have been estranged from my sister for four years. She lives across the country, so it hasn’t been difficult to hold a grudge.

Short-cut cooking is source of guilt for busy new wife

Dear Abby: I am a full-time working woman, part-time student and new wife to an incredible husband.

Daughter-in-law who flashes needs message to cover up

DEAR ABBY: My fiance, “Jerry,” has a daughter-in-law who flashes both of us intimate parts of her body.

Mom with breast cancer does not need shielding from life

DEAR ABBY: My wife has stage 4 breast cancer. She is only 51, and our most optimistic prognosis is three to four more years.

Man stays on the sidelines when family talks sports

DEAR ABBY: My family is big on sports and discusses them at every gathering, big or small.

Manipulative twin won’t get help for chronic alcoholism

DEAR ABBY: My twin brother is an alcoholic and homeless.

Birthday cash buys groceries and gas instead of baubles

DEAR ABBY: My birthday was last week and my boyfriend gave me $100 cash to spend on myself.


Your stars - March 27

ARIES: Work on self-improvement, creative endeavors or getting your priorities straight.