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La Belle Aurore in Niantic offers themed Date Night Kit takeout meals

Dawn Bruckner, of La Belle Aurore, prepares a fonduw Date Night Kit Friday at the Niantic restaurant. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

It features a new theme or destination each weekend and boasts an appetizer, main dish and dessert for one or two people.



Shades of Shackleton on the Connecticut River

Every winter, dozens of bald eagles migrate from northern New England to the lower Connecticut River to catch fish and hunt waterfowl; for decades, friends and I have ventured out in kayaks this time of year to view them.


Two year relationship seems to be more off than on

DEAR ABBY: I have been on and off with a man for two years. In all this time, he has never spent a holiday or Valentine's Day with me, or introduced me to his family or friends. He told me to stay in the bathroom at his office...

'Helpful' husband is caught twice with younger women

DEAR ABBY: I have been married for 26 years. Five years ago, my husband gave a young lady $5,000 through credit card charges over a six-month period. We are not wealthy. When I found the charges in our credit report, he took a...

Man takes umbrage at women who are stingy with thanks

DEAR ABBY: I am a male reader with a complaint. Have you noticed that women hardly ever compliment men? On ANYTHING! They expect men to compliment them but never reciprocate. If you move furniture, take them out for a nice...

Student longs for hometown left behind in move overseas

DEAR ABBY: I recently moved from the U.S. to Germany. It has been a big change, and I honestly don't know how to handle it. A lot of the kids at school make fun of me and call me names. My family plans to stay here another...

Mom's life has less stress after man leaves for prison

DEAR ABBY: I recently had a child with a man who is now incarcerated. I was widowed when I met him, and although he brought me happiness, it has come at a steep price. I pay for literally everything. I love him very much,...

Only grandchild announced transition to living as a boy

DEAR ABBY: My granddaughter just informed me she has decided she would be happier living as a boy, and she has gone so far as to legally change her name. I want to be supportive, but I admit I'm having a lot of trouble accepting...