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The Right Place for You to Say ‘I Do’

Published April 22, 2018 03:28 p.m.

So you've finally gotten engaged and it's time to start planning the big day. When it comes to the wedding reception, where do you picture yourselves?

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A Chill Happy Hour

Published April 20, 2018 09:05 a.m.

The class ends with a pint of Stony Creek Beer, because sometimes you need a beer to finish the job.

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Harry Potter Pop-Up Festival Comes to New Haven

Published April 19, 2018 05:33 p.m.

Get ready, muggles. A Harry Potter Pop-Up Festival is coming to New Haven next weekend.

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Laughing Limes, Kelly Birkenruth

Annual Still Life Invitational Opens at Susan Powell Fine Art Gallery

Published April 19, 2018 12:01 a.m.

The Susan Powell Fine Art Gallery, 679 Boston Post Road, Madison will host its 12th annual Still Life Invitational from Friday, April 20 to Monday, May 28. The opening reception will be April 20 from 5 to 8 p.m. All are welcome to attend to meet the artists, view the show, and enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres,

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Royalty Wine Making Group will help host an upcoming fundraiser for the North haven Lions Club at which participants will be able to cork, cap, and label their own wine. Photo courtesy of Royalty Wine Making Group

North Haven Fundraiser to Feature Customized Bottles of Wine

Published April 19, 2018 12:01 a.m.

The North Haven Lions Club is holding a fundraiser on Friday, April 27 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Royalty Wine Making...

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The String Ensemble features musicians ranging in age from 8 to 86. Photo courtesy of Community Music School

Community Music School Presents String Ensemble in Concert

Published April 19, 2018 12:01 a.m.

On Tuesday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m., nearly 50 string musicians will take the stage at John Winthrop Middle School, 1 Winthrop Drive, Deep River for the Community Music School (CMS) String Ensemble Concert.

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The Last Fair Deal trio includes guitarist Paul Howard, fiddler Tom Hagymasi, and banjo/mandolinist Phil Zimmerman. Photo courtesy of Leif Nilsson Spring Street Studio

Last Fair Deal Will Play at Concert in the Garden

Published April 19, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Last Fair Deal and its American roots music will be featured at an upcoming Concert in the Garden at Leif Nilsson Spring Street Studio, 1 Spring Street, Chester, on Thursday, May 31 from 7 to 9 p.m.

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The official mascot for the Hats and Horses event at the Henry Carter Hull Library is Henrietta, shown here wearing a handmade fascinator created by library staff member Barb Loescher. Photo courtesy of the Henry Carter Hull Library

All Invited to Kentucky Derby Party at the Library

Published April 19, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Don’t Have a Hat? There Will be a Free Fascinator Making Workshop, Too

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All are welcome to participate in the fifth annual Kids Ride for Kids event on Sunday, May 6 at Jacobs Beach in Guilford. Photo courtesy of Kids Hugs

Annual Kids Ride for Kids Event Scheduled in Guilford

Published April 19, 2018 12:01 a.m.

The fifth annual Kids Ride for Kids will be held at Jacobs Beach, 140 Seaside Avenue, Guilford at 10 a.m., Sunday,...

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The Connecticut Fund for the Environment (CFE)/Save the Sound engages in a variety of initiatives to improve Long Island Sound and places like Plum Island, pictured here. Photo courtesy of CFE/Save the Sound

Wine, Cheese Pairing Event to Support Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound

Published April 19, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound has scheduled several events to celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 22, and World Fish Migration Day on Saturday, April 21.

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The state Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Wildlife Division monitors nesting bald eagles in Connecticut with the help of volunteers. Photo courtesy of the Henry Carter Hull Library

Bald Eagles Subject of Talk at Henry Carter Hull Library

Published April 19, 2018 12:01 a.m.

The Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton will host a presentation on Wednesday, May 9 at 6 p.m. by Richard Taylor, master wildlife conservationist from the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) team.

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Jeff Goldblum (voice of Duke), Bill Murray (Boss), Bob Balaban (King), Edward Norton (Rex), and Bryan Cranston (Chief) are dogs in trouble, ready to rebel against the injustice of their exile in the animated film, Isle of Dogs. Photo courtesy of Indian Paintbrush

Delightful ‘Isle of Dogs’ is a Gem of Ingenuity

Published April 19, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Writer/Director Wes Anderson has again gathered a roster of stars for his latest film, Isle of Dogs, an animated, politically and socially charged gem of ingenuity.

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Celebrating with Family Over a Meal that Was Beyond Delicious

Published April 19, 2018 12:01 a.m.

As quiet as Easter and Passover were at my house, things were a lot more fun at Greek Easter in Somers, at the home of my daughter-in-law’s parents’ home.

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Harkness Grove, Lisa Fatone

‘Looking for Light’ Exhibit Opens This Weekend at Cindy Stevens Fine Art

Published April 19, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Cindy Stevens Fine Art, 30 East Main Street, Clinton, will hold an opening reception for a new show on Saturday, April 21 from 5 to 8 p.m.

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Calling All Tomatoes!

Published April 18, 2018 07:00 a.m.

Growing Tips? Recipes? Send Them Along. We’ll Share Them With Our Other Readers

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The Oracle Year by Charles Soule

Published April 19, 2018 12:01 a.m.

What would you do if you woke up one day with 108 predictions in your head? What would you do when they started to come true?

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The Hunger by Alma Katsu

Published April 19, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Don’t let “Donner Party” scare you away from this unique telling of the infamous tale.

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The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea

Published April 19, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Big Angel prepares to celebrate his birthday. He knows it will be his last one.

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Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender

Published April 19, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Adventure, mystery, the supernatural, a strong-willed protagonist, LGBTQ themes: this book has a little of everything!

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I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years by Ilchi Lee

Published April 19, 2018 12:01 a.m.

The author writes about the ancient secret to longevity, vitality, life transformation, substantial longevity, and good health.

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Self Evolution: Break Free and Discover The Real You by Anthony Butto

Published April 19, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Does something feel not right? Do you feel lonely? The author asks these questions of the reader, who must look deep down to find the answers.

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A Glorious Freedom by Lisa Congdon

Published April 19, 2018 12:01 a.m.

This is an inspiring compilation of essays on women over 40 who reinvented themselves to become the women they were always meant to be.

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The Library at the Edge of the World by Felicity Hayes-McCoy

Published April 19, 2018 12:01 a.m.

This is a heartwarming novel about the significance of finding a place where you belong.

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Dwarf tomato varieties grow well in containers, such as the Smart Pot grow bag shown here. Photo courtesy of www.Naturework.com

Planning for Spring: Container Gardens May be the Way to Go

Published April 18, 2018 07:00 a.m.

Even Experienced Gardeners Have Growing Enthusiasm for Tomatoes, Veggies, and Fruits in Container Gardens

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Fun House, Goodbye to Darko Tresnjak, Escape to Margaritaville, and More

Published April 19, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Inside notes and comments about Connecticut and New York Professional Theater

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Photo courtesy of Madison Stock Exchange

Trash to Treasure: Tips for Finding and Refinishing that Perfect Piece

Published April 13, 2018 04:09 p.m.

With spring comes tag sales and time for bargain hunters to put the old adage "One man's trash is another man's treasure" into action.

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'So, Does That Mean I Can Bring Someone?'

Published April 12, 2018 05:23 p.m.

A gorgeous wedding invitation has arrived in the mail and yes—you do want to go! But that invitation may have brought with it questions beyond the obvious one of whether or not you'll attend....

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The Modern Stag Party

Published April 12, 2018 04:52 p.m.

If you have a male friend or relative who's getting married, or are yourself becoming a groom, chances are the term "stag party" has come up. So, what is a stag party?

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Spring Events on the Shoreline

Published April 12, 2018 11:06 a.m.

Local events happening this spring on the shoreline.

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Kelly and Chris Becker of Madison. Photo by Alice Verdier

Local Love Stories: Shoreline Couples Share Their Proposal Stories

Published April 12, 2018 10:32 a.m.

Local couples share their proposal stories.

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