- More than 300 booths of displays, activities and shopping: artisans and handcrafted gifts, fresh flowers, plants, garden ornaments, metalwork sculptures, herbs, bulbs, seeds, fertilizers, soils, gardening books, patio furniture and lawn and garden tools and equipment. Bring a 1/2 cup of soil to the UConn Co-op booth for free soil testing. - Over 50 hours of education seminars and demonstrations by expert presenters - Entry free with admission. For full details go to www.CTFlowerShow.com. Mardi Gras Gala benefits Shoreline Arts Alliance WESTBROOK >> Each year, Shoreline Arts Alliances largest fundraiser, the Mardi Gras Gala, pays tribute to the history of this age-old tradition. The Gala will be celebrating its 5th year with great music provided by Eight to the Bar, traditional Mardi Gras beads, one-of-a-kind masks, a parade with its own King Rex, Queen, Captain and Royal Court. The 2017 Gala is being held on Saturday, Feb. 11 at Waters Edge Resort and Spa in Westbrook and will feature a Louisiana culinary experience prepared by Chef Aaron Thurber and the culinary team at the resort. Celebrate the centuries old tradition of Mardi Gras with Shoreline Arts Alliance on February 11 beginning at 6 p.m.
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Maybe you could teach some of these folks some manners. Grossed Out in Florida Dear Grossed Out: I agree that listening to someone honk like a migrating goose is unpleasant. Thats why the rule of etiquette states that those who need to clear their heads excuse themselves from the table. If someone must perform this function at the table, it should be limited to tiny dabs with a tissue to prevent a drip. Dear Abby: Wedding is not the stage for ex-best friends drama 1/31 Back to Gallery Dear Abby: I am the mom of two sons, ages 13 and 14. When I took them for their annual physical last summer, their pediatrician said this would be the last year I would be in the room while he examined my sons. I dont understand why I should have to leave if my children are OK with my being there. My sons are comfortable with me, and I am an only parent. It seems to me that more and more rights are being taken away from parents. Am I out of line for feeling this way?
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