| Jan 10, 2013
| 10:34 AM
The Newtown school-shooting tragedy continues to inspire musicians and artists to band together and raise money to help those affected by that horrific event. Such concerts are about restoring community and building hope during shattered times. There have...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 2:55 PM
A potpourri of bands and musicians have signed on to raise funds for victims of the Newtown tragedy this weekend at the Ridgefield Playhouse's Hope and Healing Concerts. Saturday will feature Edie Brickell, former Yankee Bernie Williams, Kicking Daisies,...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 2:41 PM
The recent tragedy in Newtown brings forth, understandably, questions about poetry.
Can I communicate my grief by writing a poem?
Can I find solace or an answer in poetry?
Newspaper and magazine editors know, to their chagrin, that the response to...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 7:47 PM
When its parishioners first began meeting, St. Mark Presbyterian Church lacked a house of worship.
The 60 or so congregants moved eight times in the span of two years, starting out at what is now the Oasis Senior Center. They worshiped in the Little...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 8:15 AM
If states were poets, California would be big and craggy like Robinson Jeffers, but who would Connecticut be? A consensus of Nutmeg Staters might say Wallace Stevens, the stolid, conservative insurance executive by day who, in his spare hours,...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 3:19 PM
Steve Finley, Matt Leinart, Garrett Anderson and Champions Tour players John Cook, Esteban Toledo, Curtis Strange and Fuzzy Zoeller will participate in a special Toshiba Classic charity event Tuesday morning at Newport Beach Country Club.
| Mar 12, 2013
| 11:51 PM
Maybe it was because Hank Adler goofed on the number of national championships the University of Houston men's golf team won while Steve Elkington played for the Cougars.
Or maybe it was simply because Adler opened his interview with Elkington with an...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 11:47 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Dustin Bushnell has played his guitar and sang with "The Dirty Heads," on the Jimmy Kimmel Show and in front of large crowds. But that doesn't compare to the pressure Bushnell admits to feeling when he participated in the inaugural...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 11:28 PM
Past Toshiba Classic champions, and the top 30 players on the Champions Tour, amassing hundreds of wins combined, will tee it up at the 19th annual tournament, set to tee off March 11-17 at Newport Beach Country Club, the Toshiba Classic announced...
| Nov 24, 2010
| 8:20 PM
Five years ago this month, my second son, Tristan, started to complain that his vision had gotten blurry. I also had noticed he was gulping down everything in sight, and he seemed to be urinating constantly.
The day before Thanksgiving, I took Tristan,...
| Dec 10, 2010
| 7:43 PM
It is the holiday luncheon of the season in Newport. Christmas at The Ritz, a tradition for the past 24 years, unfolded last Saturday, bringing together an overflow crowd of super-spirited folks thrilled to celebrate the season and support Chapman...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 6:53 AM
Poetry can be bloody and downright messy. Some poets just spill their guts onto the page, displaying pieces of their lives for readers to witness. Dick Allen, designated Poet Laureate of Connecticut in 2010, has delved into a different kind of messy...