Lyme Art Association to open 'Deck the Walls'

This pastel by Isreal K. Chasing is part of Lyme Art Association's

The Lyme Art Association's annual "Deck the Walls" holiday art exhibition and sale will open Friday and run through Jan. 4 at the association's galleries at 90 Lyme St., Old Lyme. More than 200 original works of art by member artists will be on display and priced to sell as...




Fake presents! (and real ones) — you decide

It’s that time of year to shop for that special adventurer in your life.

Rick's List — "I'd rather be ..." Edition

I'm glad I got out of the youthful habit of affixing bumper stickers to cars because, idling at stop lights behind folks who enjoy applying bumper stickers to their own vehicles, I find myself typically thinking, "Boy, THAT'S an idiot." I...



Upcoming concerts and shows

Blake Shelton — March 21 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $69-$129

Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth — June 22 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $89.50-$250

Bob Saget — April 20 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday; $26-$51

Alan Parsons — March 2 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $35

Enter the Haggis — Feb. 3 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $35



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