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Annukka Ritalahti of North Granby works with blown glass, flame-worked glass, stained glass, glass mosaics, and glass jewelery. Shown here: stained glass called Early Dawn. Photo courtesy of Guilford Art Center

Through Difficulty and Challenge, Guilford Craft Expo 2020 Strives to Be Force for the Good in Contemporary Art

Published July 15, 2020 07:00 a.m.

This Weekend, the Expo Will Happen Online with Special Promotions and Sales From More Than 170 Vendors

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Photo courtesy of Etsy

WEAR. A. MASK.

Published July 09, 2020 12:01 a.m.

In case you need the reminder, you should be wearing a mask every time you go into public. Every. Single. Time. If...

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Photo courtesy of Chamard Vineyards/Facebook

It’s Frosé Season, Y’all

Published July 09, 2020 12:01 a.m.

As if rosé couldn’t get any better.Chamard Vineyards in Clinton has started offering frosés...

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“Warm, renewable, flexible, strong—the remarkable qualities of wood have appealed to countless generations, making it the traditional go-to material for crafting boats, buildings, furniture, and much more” says Director of Exhibits Elysa Engelman. 

Photo courtesy of Mystic Seaport Museum

A Way With Wood: Celebrating Craft at Mystic Seaport Museum

Published July 09, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, has opened a new exhibition, A Way with Wood: Celebrating...

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The free Clinton Trolley is back for another season. Photo courtesy of 9 Town Transit District

A Free Ride on the Trolley

Published July 09, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The Clinton Trolley is back for the 2020 season with new hours and new destinations, including Pilot’s Point Marina and Lobster Landing.

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Shoreline CT Yoga & Wellness is offering outdoor yoga classes at The Copper Beech Inn, in addition to virtual classes online. Photo courtesy of Shoreline CT Yoga & Wellness

Outside Yoga Class, Brunch Offered At Copper Beech Inn

Published July 09, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Erin Schuster from Shoreline CT Yoga & Wellness is offering outside yoga classes, in addition to the virtual...

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Ivoryton Playhouse Executive/Artistic Director Jacqui Hubbard with Al Jaffe, Chair, Ivoryton Playhouse Board of Trustees Photo courtesy of the Ivoryton

Showing Support for the Ivoryton

Published July 09, 2020 12:01 a.m.

While the 2020 season at the Ivoryton Playhouse has been canceled, fans of the theater can show their support by...

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Sol Lewitt’s works can be seen online and, soon, at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, Massachusetts. 

Photo courtesy of Yale University Art Gallery

All Sol, For Free

Published July 09, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The entirety of the Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings Catalogue Raisonné (Artifex Press, 2018) is now available for free through the end of July in Artifex Press’ effort to provide access to its catalogues while many libraries and institutions are closed. The catalog is available at www.artifexpress.com/posts/announcing-sol-lewitt-complete-writings-and-sol-lewitt-interviews.

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Music Director Alasdair Neale and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra Photo courtesy of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra

‘The Most Reasonable Way Forward’

Published July 09, 2020 12:01 a.m.

New Haven Symphony Orchestra Faces Challenges of Health Crisis With New Plan

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Still Hopeful After All These Years, Paul Essenfeld

A Celebration of Renewal at Spectrum Gallery

Published July 09, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Here’s To Hopeful, Happier, Healthier Times

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“With the state our world is in, with the coronavirus, and the raised awareness of mistreatment of minorities in our country, we are in fragile times. These are all the more reasons to have conversations, not just about race, compassion, politics, and equality, but about our mental health.” Photo courtesy of Venice and Vernon Moore

Identifying and Breaking Patterns in Relation to Mental Health

Published July 09, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Have you taken a moment to ask yourself what patterns or behaviors may be holding you back?

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Fun With Dips

Published July 09, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Last week, on Facebook, a friend sent me a terrific party idea that had me dreaming about how much fun it would be.

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Recipe for a Perfect Wife by Karma Brown

Published July 09, 2020 12:01 a.m.

When Alice Hale manages to blow up her New York City life and career, she decamps to the suburbs with her hubby and embarks on a quest to make their new house a home.

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Hunting the Unabomber by Lis Wiehl and Lisa Pulitzer

Published July 09, 2020 12:01 a.m.

More than ever, getting the real story on how our government agencies work is an important part of being an informed citizen.

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Doodleville by Chad Sell

Published July 09, 2020 12:01 a.m.

What an incredibly imaginative and sometimes dark story about a bunch of doodles that come to life!

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Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner

Published July 09, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The perfect beach read for at home: funny, sexy, heart-warming, suspenseful, and a twist-ending I didn’t see coming!

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The Guest List by Lucy Foley

Published July 09, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The setting: a beautiful, isolated island off the coast of Ireland.

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The Last Train to Key West by Chanel Cleeton

Published July 09, 2020 12:01 a.m.

A Labor Day weekend in paradise will change the lives of three women as one of the deadliest hurricanes in history barrels toward the Florida Keys.

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Lenny The Lobster Can’t Stay for Dinner by Finn Buckley with Michael Buckley

Published July 09, 2020 12:01 a.m.

This hilarious romp truly depicts the fun of the summer season!

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Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Published July 09, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Hope Jahren’s father taught physics and earth science for 42 years, working from a laboratory that was her childhood playground.

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A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler

Published July 09, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Valerie Alston-Holt, a Black woman, lives in Oak Knoll with her biracial son, Xavier.

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Fireflies were so numerous that they could brighten the night. Little did we know that the lights, a product of the insect’s “bioluminescence,” were key to their courting ritual. The aerial dance insured fireflies would flash again next year.

Where Did All the Fireflies Go?

Published July 08, 2020 07:00 a.m.

They Are Canaries in the Coal Mine. Here’s How We Can Help Them

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The East Haven FarmerþÄôs Market located at the East Haven Town Hall parking lot on Sundays, runs from 8:30am to 12pm and will continue through October 13th; had a variety of local vendors selling vegetables, flowers, breads, teas, as well as freshly made dog treats. Elaine Sammaro gets fresh corn from Joe Vaiuso.

Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Farmers' Markets on the Shoreline

Published July 02, 2020 09:14 a.m.

Farmers' Markets on the Shoreline

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3d illustration of a single empty red chair under a spotlight in anotherwise dark room or on a stage.

Madison Lyric Stage To Bring Personal, Groundbreaking Off-Broadway ‘Boys in the Band’ to Deacon John Grave House

Published July 02, 2020 08:51 a.m.

Originally set to run in July at the John Deacon Grave House, the Madison Lyric Stage has moved its production of The Boys in the Band—the iconic 1968 off-Broadway play that explores themes of friendship, social isolation, and very prominently, sexuality in the context of pre-Stonewall America—to next year.

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Homemade New England Lobster Roll with Lemons

Recreate Your Favorite Restaurant Meals at Home

Published July 02, 2020 08:26 a.m.

With the state not yet fully reopening and our dining-out culture still impacted, many have gotten more creative in the kitchen. Even with all of the recipes available online, there's nothing quite like your favorite dish from your favorite restaurant.

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Fighting Racism with Knowledge

Published July 02, 2020 08:17 a.m.

Now more than ever, we all need to come to a deeper place of understanding and unity.

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Sunday afternoon at Guilford Point was a buzz with a car show, boaters, people fishing and grabbing a bite to eat. 

Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Car Restoration is a Labor of Love for Shoreline Residents

Published July 02, 2020 07:55 a.m.

For many people, summer means car shows.

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Brazzas on East Main Street in East Haven offers all the best of Latin American and Mediterranean cuisines. Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

Pulled in by the Nose

Published July 02, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Do you ever walk by a restaurant and it just pulls you in by the nose, it just smells so good? That happened to me...

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This farmsicle is a cool combination of strawberry, rhubarb, and sweet cream. Photo courtesy of Deep River Farms

Farmsicles, a Coffee Bar, and Lots of Fun

Published July 02, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Deep River Farms, 362 West Elm Street, Deep River, has rolled out a series of farmsicles (farm-made popsicles), the...

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Dead Eye Rosie’s, which bills itself as a country restaurant, saloon, and dance hall, is now open on the Boston Post Road in Westbrook.

Photo courtesy of Dead Eye Rosie’s

Welcome Dead Eye Rosie’s!

Published July 02, 2020 12:01 a.m.

It takes a lot of courage to open a restaurant any time, and particularly so during a pandemic.

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