Sound of Music: Concerts and recitals

The Steel Wheels, Aug. 2, 7 p.m., Ballard Park, 485 Main St., Ridgefield. String band. Free. Info: chirpct.org. Jazz Idiom and Modern Musicals Concert, Aug. 2, 7 p.m., Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd., Wilton. Will Comer and Caitlin Witty will perform. Register online. Info: wiltonlibrary.org. Frostiana, Aug. 2, 8 p.m., St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 36 New Canaan Rd., Wilton. … read more

A Question of Etiquette: Germs vs. politeness

I was introduced to someone who had just sneezed into his hand. He immediately stuck out that hand for a handshake. Gak. I pretended I didn’t see it and just greeted him politely. Was that okay? Well, no. It really is rude to ignore a handshake, so shake you should have, but then it would be fine to excuse yourself … read more

A Question of Etiquette: So, what are good manners?

  I’m 13 and fed up because my parents are always nagging me about manners. They said it was up to me to learn what that means since they’ve “tried to teach me and I’ve ignored them.” So what does this mean?   Well, attitude has a lot to do with good manners. For example, instead of demanding here, “So … read more