Girls on the Run makes leaps and bounds


Making it to the finish line first isnít what Girls on the Run is all about.

CALENDAR

BITS AND TIPS


Books for children - Dec. 21

Book recommendations for young readers


The Boss acts in finale of 'Lilyhammer'

It’s always a bit uncomfortable having to tell your boss what to do.


Before ‘The Interview,’ a movie imagined Bush’s assassination

After “The Interview” imagined the death of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, North Korea went ballistic.


McCartney reflects on yesterday, today and tomorrow

Sir Paul McCartney is 72, and only the wrinkles give his years away.

COLUMNS

Dreaming of a new London

The Cornish parking garage off Governor Winthrop Boulevard in New London is also known as the Governor Winthrop Parking Garage.

Check out asteroid Hebe

Just outside the orbit of Mars, an asteroid large enough to be observed this month with binoculars or a small telescope is emerging into view.

BIG TICKET

Concerts and shows that will be playing the region

Jamie Kennedy - Jan. 29-31 at Comix at Foxwoods; tickets on sale now; $20-$50

David Koechner - Jan. 17 at Comix at Foxwoods; tickets on sale now; $30-$55

Wanderlust - Martin Dockery - Feb. 28 at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center; tickets on sale now; $25

Moody Blues - March 22 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 19; $39-$58

Pentatonix - March 15 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale now; $29.50-$49.50

Steve Aoki - March 12 at The Dome at Oakdale, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 19 a.m. Dec. 19; $35

Get The Led Out: The American Led Zeppelin - Jan. 31 at The Dome at Oakdale, Wallingford; tickets on sale now; $25

DEAR ABBY

Commercialization puts Santa atop womanís naughty list

DEAR ABBY: I have decided that when I have kids I donít want to do the whole ďSantaĒ thing.

Depression could be driving teenage girl to cut herself

DEAR ABBY: Iím a 15-year-old girl. For the past year I have been self-injuring.

Daughter refuses to open door to momís new beau

DEAR ABBY: I have been divorced for more than a year and recently started dating a very nice man, ďJohn.Ē

Open adoption could help grandmother stay in touch

DEAR ABBY: I am writing this in response to ďUn-Grandparent in OhioĒ (Aug. 25), whose pregnant teenage daughter has decided to place her baby for adoption.

Internet obsession threatens to consume widowerís life

DEAR ABBY: I am a 58-year-old recent widower. My wife and I were very happy for 29 years, and that included a satisfying sex life.

Vigilant mother is devastated by news of sonís molestation

DEAR ABBY: Iím so upset. I just found out my son was molested by one of his older cousins.

Marriage idea loses its luster after plans were put on hold

DEAR ABBY: Recently, our state became one that allows same-sex couples to wed. My partner, ďAlex,Ē and I have been together for 18 years.

HOROSCOPES

Your stars - Dec. 21

SAGITTARIUS: Emotions will be close to the surface. Get the permission you require to move forward without interference.

CELEBRITY NEWS

Bad news rocked the comedy world in 2014

For comedians, there was very little to laugh about in 2014.

Actor Stephen Collins denies he's a pedophile in interview

Embattled actor Stephen Collins says he's not a pedophile and insists he has inappropriately touched a minor just once.