Deck your own halls for the holiday

Leigh Knuttel, Connecticut College Arboretum horticulturist, and Mary Villa, Connecticut College Arboretum curator, will conduct a holiday wreath-making workshop from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Arboretum.




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.