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Tim Prentice and David Colbert have donated a kinetic work of art to the regional high school in Falls Village. Photo by Husain Ahmed

Something Is In the Air

Cornwall-based artists Tim Prentice and David Colbert have gifted a kinetic sculpture to Housatonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village, Conn.


Kate Winslet, a former resident of Salisbury, Conn., stars in “Mare of Easttown,” which our streaming correspondent feels was worthy of an Emmy Award. Image courtesy IMDB

Should Have Won an Emmy But …

The Television Academy recently changed the title of my favorite watching category from Miniseries to Outstanding Limited Series.  The key word is “limited.” Too many series shows don’t know when to stop. “Happy Days” jumped the shark in season five but continued for seven more, all downhill.


Actress Gretchen Mol (a star of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”) returns to the stage with a reading of Kate Hamill’s adaptation of “The Scarlet Letter,” at Sharon Playhouse on Saturday, April 16.  Image courtesy IMDB

Gretchen Mol Dreams Of Sharon Playhouse

The celebrated actress Gretchen Mol bought a house here in the Tristate region three years ago,  shortly before the beginning of the pandemic, at a time when there was still theater/film/television work to be done in New York City.


Forget the tale of Johnny Appleseed: The modern and more reliable way to make new fruit trees is through grafting. Photo courtesy Kent Memorial Library

Workshop on How To Graft Fruit Trees

Kent Memorial Library in Kent, Conn., once again hosts Justin Potter for a demonstration of “gentle top grafting” of fruit trees: adding scionwood of one variety onto a well-established tree of another variety, but without the major surgery involved with standard top grafting.

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