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Deep River Food Truck Festival Returns

Published June 15, 2018 09:57 a.m.

I don’t care what anyone says, fried food just tastes better when it comes out of a food truck.

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From the exhibit The Vikings Begin at the

Mystic Seaport Museum

Photo by Mikael Wallerstedt

Evolution of Viking Culture Explored, Delivering Lessons in History and Human Nature

Published June 13, 2018 07:00 a.m.

The next time you see a so-called Viking helmet with horns, Nicholas Bell wants you to consider this: Vikings were not stupid.

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Mr. Flood’s Last Resort by Jess Kidd

Published June 14, 2018 12:01 a.m.

The word for this book is quirky. Delightfully so. Maude Drennan, a young Irish Catholic woman at loose ends, takes a job as a care giver.

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The Onrust Photo courtesy of the Connecticut River Museum

Onrust Returns to Connecticut River Museum

Published June 13, 2018 07:00 a.m.

The Connecticut River Museum heralds the return of the re-creation of Adriaen Block’s Onrust for public cruises in June.

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There There by Tommy Orange

Published June 14, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Gertrude Stein once dismissed Oakland, California, saying, “There is no there, there.”

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Ocean Meets Sky by Terry Fan and Eric Fan

Published June 14, 2018 12:01 a.m.

The Fan brothers are back with another charming picture book.

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The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle by Christina Uss

Published June 14, 2018 12:01 a.m.

This is a near perfect, whimsical adventure!

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Less by Andrew Sean Greer

Published June 14, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Using the age-old excuse of “I have to work” to skip out of an invitation to his ex-boyfriend’s wedding, we follow Arthur Less as he attends as many literary events—some obscure, others questionable—as he can possibly fit in until the wedding date passes and he is free to move forward.

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Visible Empire by Hannah Pittard

Published June 14, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Set in the sultry Atlanta summer of 1962, this novel is based around the aftermath of a true event, the crash of Air France Flight 007 at Orly Airport in Paris, a plane filled with the city’s wealthiest, art-oriented residents.

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Us Against You by Fredrik Backman

Published June 14, 2018 12:01 a.m.

This unforgettable story offers incredible insight into the angst of teens and family.

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Selected Works of Alexander Hamilton by Alexander Hamilton himself published by Peter Norton

Published June 14, 2018 12:01 a.m.

If you’ve gotten caught up in all the Alexander Hamilton hype, and even if you haven’t, you must surely read this book!

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Sandi Shelton Photo courtesy of Guilford Free Library

Bestselling Author Schedules Talk at Guilford Library

Published June 14, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Local author Sandi Shelton, who writes under the pen name Maddie Dawson, returns to the Guilford Free Library on...

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Event planners and Chester merchants Laurie McGinley, Laura Grimmer, and Suzie Woodward are planning to celebrate the summer solstice. Photo courtesy of Cary Hull

Chester Celebration Planned for the Summer Solstice

Published June 14, 2018 12:01 a.m.

The merchants in downtown Chester will be celebrating the summer solstice on Thursday, June 21 with a night of shopping and sipping in the towns shops, galleries, and restaurants.

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Undercover Sheep, Dinah Wells

Dinah Wells Artwork to go on Display at Willoughby Wallace

Published June 14, 2018 12:01 a.m.

The artwork of Dinah Wells will be exhibited at Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library, 146 Thimble Island Road, Branford from Sunday, July 1 to Tuesday, July 24.

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Eric Fresia Photo courtesy of Concert in the Garden

Concert in the Garden Features Eric Fresia, Arrowhead

Published June 14, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Leif Nilsson Spring Street Studio and Gallery at One Spring Street, Chester is hosting the next Concert in the Garden on Thursday, June 14 from 7 to 9 p.m., featuring Eric Fresia, with Arrowhead opening the show.

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An ongoing mindfulness and meditation class will start in July at the Henry Carter Hull Library in Clinton. File photo

Yoga and Meditation at the Henry Carter Hull Library

Published June 14, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Then Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton is celebrating International Yoga Day on Thursday, June 21 with free classes and a giveaway.

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The Henry Whitfield State Museum in Guilford will be celebrating Make Music Day on Thursday, June 21. Photo courtesy of the Henry Whitfield State Museum

Make Music Day at the Whitfield Museum on Summer Solstice

Published June 14, 2018 12:01 a.m.

The Henry Whitfield State Museum invites the public to bring a picnic and enjoy an evening of outdoor music performances for Make Music Day—a free global celebration of music on the summer solstice, the longest day of the year.

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Breakwater Books Celebrating Summer Solstice with Kevin Scorgie

Published June 14, 2018 12:01 a.m.

On Thursday, June 21, Breakwater Books in Guilford will mark the summer solstice, the beginning of summer, with a glass of prosecco, light nibbles, music, and a chance to meet Boston artist Kevin Scorgie.

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Ceramic mugs by Donna McGee Photo courtesy of Guilford Art Center

Save the Date: Guilford Art Center Annual Craft Expo

Published June 14, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Guilford Art Center’s annual Craft Expo will bring more than 180 nationally recognized craft artists to the Guilford Green on Friday through Sunday, July 13 to 15.

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Rajesh Bose as the Imam and Eric Bryant as Nick Bright in the TheaterWorks production of The Invisible Hand. 

Photo by T. Charles Erickson

Invisible Hand at TheaterWorks an Engrossing Political/Financial Thriller

Published June 14, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Money is the subject of many adages, from “money is the root of all evil” and “money makes the world go round” to the biblical lines about the difficulty of the rich entering heaven. In the 1980s, the motto seemed to be that “greed is good.”

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Aurianna Tuttle as Odetta in A Night with Janis Joplin at Ivoryton Playhouse.

Photo by Curtis Brown

Janis Joplin Comes Back to Life, Energizing Ivoryton Playhouse Audiences

Published June 14, 2018 12:01 a.m.

The Ivoryton Playhouse starts the summer jumping with a high-energy, blues worshiping, rock ‘n rolling tribute to ‘60s icon Janis Joplin.

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Tami (Shailene Woodley) and Richard (Sam Claflin) endure the ravages of a hurricane while sailing from Tahiti to San Diego in the true action/adventure, Adrift. 

Photograph by Kirsty Griffin/Courtesy of STX Films, Copyright Motion Picture Artwork, STX Financing, LLC.

Adrift: True Love’s Survival at Sea

Published June 14, 2018 12:01 a.m.

It might be better to know little of Tami Oldham Ashcraft’s harrowing sailing voyage before seeing Adrift, based on her book, Red Sky in Mourning, because of the unique way her relationship with Richard Sharp plays out in the film.

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Nibbles: Boar’s Head Chicken

Published June 14, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Just writing this, I laughed at the headline, “Boar’s Head Chicken.”

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In Defense of Food Network Magazine

Published June 14, 2018 12:01 a.m.

At the final evening of the food series at the Groton Public Library, four food writers, including me, were asked about our favorite food magazines

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Long Train Running

Published June 14, 2018 12:01 a.m.

The sound rolls over the flat marsh and between the reeds. It’s low and long and gently pulls me from a deep sleep

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The Magic of Communication Explored at the Happiness Club

Published June 07, 2018 12:01 a.m.

The Madison Happiness Club will present The Magic of Communication: Influencing Yourself and Others to Live the Life ...

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Shop ‘til You Drop, Lounge By the Pool, Play Like a Puritan

Published June 06, 2018 07:00 a.m.

Connecticut Open House Day, on Saturday, June 9, Offers Tons of Fun and an Opportunity to Set History Straight

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A Shrine to the Past, Frank Federico

Nature’s Energy Exhibit Opening at Mary Daly Gallery

Published June 07, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Connecticut artist Frank Federico will present a selection of his work at Mercy by the Sea in an exhibit that reflects his love of nature.

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Certified forgiveness practitioner and artist Barbara Shulman-Kirwin of Guilford (left) and Stony Creek writer and certified expressive arts educator Amy J. Barry 

Photo courtesy of Forgiveness Works and AimWrite

Seeking Joy in ForgivenessThrough Expressive Art and Writing

Published June 07, 2018 12:01 a.m.

An expressive art and writing workshop facilitated by Guilford artist and certified forgiveness practitioner Barbara Shulman-Kirwin and Stony Creek writer and certified expressive arts educator Amy J. Barry will be held Saturday, June 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the meeting room at Rock*Paper*Sistas, 17 Whitfield Street on the Guilford Green.

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The first meeting of the local Death Café attracted a group of people interested in eating cake, drinking tea, and discussing death. Photo courtesy of the Death Café

Tea. Cake. Death. Conversation

Published June 07, 2018 12:01 a.m.

The next meeting of the Death Café will be at the Guilford Free Library, 67 Park Street, Guilford on Saturday,...

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