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Only New England Stop – Exhibit Features Stage & Screen Legend Katharine Hepburn

Posted on May 14, 2014

Write-up by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb ¬†Old film buffs and fashionistas might want to set aside time to visit an exhibit at the Connecticut Historical Society, featuring stage and screen legend Katharine Hepburn. The daughter of a Hartford doctor and suffragette, Hepburn hailed from Connecticut. Famously, her family had a summer home in the Fenwick section of Old Saybrook. In 2003, she passed away there at age 96. In its only New England stop, stories about the four-time Academy Award winning actress’ life in Connecticut will be added to the exhibit, according to the CHS web page. Titled “Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen”, the visiting exhibit was organized by the Kent State University Museum. It looks at Hepburn’s personal fashion sense of “informal…

I’ve Gone Over to the UConn ‘Hungry Husky’ Dark Side

Posted on May 11, 2014

Confession By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb¬† It has happened. I’ve gone over to the University of Connecticut ‘Hungry Husky’ dark side. There will be those who attribute my slide from smiling Husky grace to the dual national basketball championships won by my alma mater UConn, men’s and women’s basketball teams. Not so. It happened before. I drove out to the UConn Co-op to purchase some reporter’s notepads and there it was – a beautiful white, half zip, lightweight, soft fleece sweatshirt calling my name – and sporting the new fierce faced Husky logo. In a moment of weakness or joy, maybe a little of both – I tried it on and I fell in love with it. Yikes! After the change from a friendly UConn…