Preparing your teen for college dorm life? Don't over-pack

A student finalist dorm room in Sellery Residence Hall at the University of Wisconsin that was part of the their annual Best Room Contest. (Joel Ninmann/UW-Madison University Housing via AP)

Preparing your teen for college dorm life? Send love, not more stuff

CALENDAR

BITS AND TIPS


Book tip — Flight or Fright edited by Stephen King and Bev Vincent

Book tip Flight or Fright — 17 Turbulent Tales Edited by Stephen King and Bev Vincent There's a great line in Peter Gent's novel "North Dallas Forty" where the narrator, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Phil Elliot, explains...

COLUMNS

Rick's List — Prime Hallmark Channel Season(s) Draweth Night edition

There are a lot of things I don't understand, and modern technology is at the top of the festering heap of my ignorance. So I had no idea what a friend was talking about last week when she explained that, returning home after a long vacation in...

Into each life some rain must fall, usually when you least want it

While paddling back to my car last Sunday after joining dozens of other boats at the annual Niantic River Kayak Regatta, I silently thanked the weather gods for holding off on threatened thunderstorms.

ENTERTAINMENT BLOGS

BIG TICKET

Lindsey Buckingham — Nov. 29, Garde Arts Center; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Sat.; $55-$300

Tony Bennett — Oct. 4, Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $45.75-$65.75

So You Think You Can Dance Live! 2018 — Oct. 14, Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $29-$49

Jim Gaffigan — Feb. 22 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $55-$135

Kevin Hart — Sept. 28, Toyota Oakdale Theater, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Friday; $65-$135

The Bouncing Souls — Oct. 20, Webster Theater, Hartford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $27.50-$30

Glenn Hughes — Aug. 28, Space Ballroom, Hamden; tickets on sale now; $40-$45



Lindsey Buckingham — Nov. 29, Garde Arts Center; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Sat.; $55-$300

Tony Bennett — Oct. 4, Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $45.75-$65.75

So You Think You Can Dance Live! 2018 — Oct. 14, Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $29-$49

Jim Gaffigan — Feb. 22 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $55-$135

Kevin Hart — Sept. 28, Toyota Oakdale Theater, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Friday; $65-$135

The Bouncing Souls — Oct. 20, Webster Theater, Hartford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $27.50-$30

Glenn Hughes — Aug. 28, Space Ballroom, Hamden; tickets on sale now; $40-$45