Delicious and easy: How Dorie Greenspan likes her desserts

Dorie Greenspan was credited with changing our concept of French cooking when her bestselling cookbook "Around My French Table" was published in 2010. It's a good bet that the way we think about French baking is also sure to change with the publication of Greenspan's new book, "Baking...



Mystic Lions hosts 10th annual spirits tasting

The Mystic Lions Club will host the 10th annual wine, beer & spirits tasting and fundraiser auction on Saturday, Nov. 1, at Mystic Aquarium.

Art openings in the region

art opening in the region

Announcing Pumpkins on the Point

The Saybrook Point Inn & Spa, 2 Bridge Street, Old Saybrook, presents its first “Pumpkins on the Point” pumpkin festival on Friday, Oct. 31, Saturday, Nov. 1, and Sunday, Nov. 2.


California dreamin’ of a good burger

I completely forgot to write my column last month because my son, Dillon, got married in Santa Cruz, Calif., to Emma, a beautiful and gracious young woman whom I am proud to call my daughter-in-law.

Eightmile RiverFest celebrates a natural gem

The EightMile RiverFest 2014 takes place Saturday at Devil's Hopyard State Park.


Concerts and shows around the region

The Who - May 24 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale 10 a.m. Oct. 17; $109, $145

Fleetwood Mac - Feb. 7 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale 10 a.m. Oct. 20; $125, $195

Steve Aoki and Wiz Khalifa - Nov. 15 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale now; $38-$98

Amy Schumer - Dec. 31 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale 10 a.m. Oct. 17; $45

Criss Angel - Nov. 13-15 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale now; $65-$125

Florida Georgia Line - Feb. 21 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale TBA; prices TBA

Southside Johnny & the Poor Fools - Jan. 31 at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center; tickets on sale now; $45, $50

Bro Safari - Dec. 19 at The Dome at Oakdale, Wallingford; tickets on sale now; $25, $30


Wrong number leads woman to think she’s met Mr. Right

DEAR ABBY: I met a guy over the phone when he called my number by mistake. After a brief conversation, not particularly polite on my part, the call ended.

Verbal abuse at day care cries out for intervention

DEAR ABBY: I would like to weigh in on your response to “Day Care Drama in Indiana” (Sept. 1), whose neighbor screams at the children in her day care.

Halloween cowgirl can leave her pistol at home

DEAR ABBY: Halloween is around the corner, and my 7-year-old daughter has decided to be a cowgirl.

Cheap candy might work magic on Halloween goblins

DEAR ABBY: I am a retired widow, crippled with rheumatoid arthritis. Every October, I start dreading Halloween, which I consider to be a legal form of extortion.

Woman objects to accusation that she’s a ‘status digger’

DEAR ABBY: I have been seeing “Tony” for a few weeks. He is kind, caring and will make a great boyfriend, husband and father someday.

Living together may end long-distance engagement

DEAR ABBY: My fiance, “Derrick,” and I have been engaged for almost a year. The whole time we’ve been together he has been overseas.

Woman’s first marriage is over, but thoughts of her ex linger

DEAR ABBY: I have a serious problem that’s consuming my life. I know people say you never really get over your first love, but I don’t know why after six years I still think about my ex on a daily basis.


Your stars - Oct. 22

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don't ask for approval. Do your thing and don't look back.