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Fresh Starts & New Beginnings in Clinton

Published July 11, 2019 09:58 a.m.

Fresh Starts & New Beginnings in Clinton

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Christopher Kimball’s Onion Frittata with Sherry Vinegar Sauce Photograph by Connie Miller of CB Creatives courtesy of Little, Brown and Company, New York

Farmers Market Eggs (Easier Than Raising Hens)

Published July 10, 2019 07:00 a.m.

I sometimes have this fantasy about hosting a few hens in my backyard so I can have fresh eggs whenever I want them. And the reality of it is, I don’t have the space for a chicken coop and I don’t have the time to tend to them.

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Photo courtesy of Someone You Can XRAY

Someone You Can XRAY Plays Concert in the Garden

Published July 11, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Someone you can XRAY performs the next Concert in the Garden on Saturday, July 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Leif...

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Teapot, oil by Sandra Kensler

Guilford Art League Hosts First Summer Member Show

Published July 11, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Guilford Art League’s Summer 2019 Member Show is on view through Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Guilford...

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Attendees at Old Saybrook’s two-day arts festival are treated to a wide array of fine art and hand-crafted work in this juried show. Photo courtesy of the Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce

Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce Hosts 56th Annual Old Saybrook Arts & Crafts Festival

Published July 11, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce is honored to host the 56th annual Old Saybrook Arts & Crafts Festival on Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28.

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Niobe Profile, charcoal by Melissa Imossi, is winner of The Hammocks, LLC Award.

CAS Art Reception & Awards Ceremony Presents more than $3,000 in Prizes

Published July 11, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Clinton Art Society (CAS) will celebrate the opening of its 70th annual Summer Juried Exhibition with a Reception...

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Stiff competition is expected when the 27th annual Corvette Show returns to Guilford on Sunday, July 14. The 2018 Best of the Best Winner was Steve Quatrocelli’s 1962 maroon Corvette roadster. Photo courtesy of the Connecticut Corvette Club

27th Annual Corvette Show Coming July 14 to Guilford

Published July 11, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Club Corvette of Connecticut will hold its 27th annual Corvette Show on Sunday, July 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at...

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The Art Vibe/Woodstock Experience returns for its second year on Saturday, July 13. Photo courtesy of College Collections

Madison Green Goes Back to Woodstock on July 13

Published July 11, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Madison Green will be the place to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock on Saturday, July 13 with a day...

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A Summer Treat That’s Beyond Delicious

Published July 11, 2019 12:01 a.m.

I don’t love pickles. Every once in a time, when I am in a real Jewish deli, like Crown in West Hartford, I will buy pastrami, corned beef, some chopped liver, and one or two half-sour pickles.

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The music at The Shoreline Jewish Festival is intended to get audiences of all ages dancing. Photo courtesy of The Shoreline Jewish Festival

Shoreline Jewish Festival Returns to Guilford July 14

Published July 11, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The 14th annual Shoreline Jewish Festival will take place Sunday, July 14 from noon to 5 p.m. on the Guilford Green. ...

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The Declaration of Independence and The United States Constitution Civic Classics

Published July 11, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Sure, we love this great country of ours, but how much time have we spent considering the brilliant foundations of our government, this ongoing experiment in freedom and opportunity?

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Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay

Published July 11, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay

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Happiness is Baking by Maida Heatter

Published July 11, 2019 12:01 a.m.

For both longtime Maida Heatter fans and those new to her genius, this is a must-have baking book.

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The Porpoise by Mark Haddon

Published July 11, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Time acts like water in this tale of the Mediterranean, shifting shape, filling in gaps, pulling up what was forgotten, dragging down what is expected, bringing new life and meaning as past and present stories mingle.

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Naturally Tan by Tan France

Published July 11, 2019 12:01 a.m.

What a delightful and insightful memoir by the sartorially talented Tan France

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A Nearly Normal Family by M.T. Edvardsson

Published July 11, 2019 12:01 a.m.

“We were a perfectly normal family” begins this gripping Swedish-noir thriller.

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Lambslide by Ann Patchett

Published July 11, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Yes, this is the same Ann Patchett who wrote Bel Canto, now writing for children and doing a great job!

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Live Fire BBQ and Beyond by Wendy O’Neal

Published July 11, 2019 12:01 a.m.

It’s that time of year where we want to do everything outside, including cooking.

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Vigils Planned as Part of Lights for Liberty

Published July 11, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Organizers have announced plans for two vigils, one on the shoreline and one in the Connecticut River valley on Friday, July 12 as part of a nationwide campaign, Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Concentration Camps.

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CrossTracks kicked off the waterfront summer concert series at the Connecticut River Museum. Photo courtesy of the Connecticut River Museum

Celebrating 10 Years of Rocking the River at the Connecticut River Museum

Published July 11, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Connecticut River Museum (CRM), 67 Main Street in Essex, is celebrating 10 years of Thursdays on the Dock.

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From Scratch by Tembi Locke

Published July 11, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Take a trip away from the Connecticut coast and enjoy this cross-cultural love story that takes place in the Sicilian countryside.

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The Vanity of Robbers by Robin Cannon

Published July 11, 2019 12:01 a.m.

A wealthy heiress is the head of a powerful enterprise, but she is tired of the responsibilities that come with her wealth

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Dissenter on the Bench by Victoria Ortiz

Published July 11, 2019 12:01 a.m.

A woman who was paid less than her male counterparts for almost two decades.

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Stacey Burwell of North Haven Photo courtesy of Stacey Burwell

Emerging Artists Making Their Mark at Guilford Craft Expo

Published July 10, 2019 07:00 a.m.

Fresh Group of Talented Artists Join Many Longtime Favorites

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A Night Out That Won’t Break the Bank

Published July 11, 2019 12:01 a.m.

You know you’re old when you start to say things like “Back in my day it wasn’t this expensive!”

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Photo courtesy of Painted by the Shore

Paint & Sip at Chamard Vineyards

Published July 11, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Need a girls’ night out? Need to shake up your happy hour?

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Photo courtesy of Hannah Nobbe

Bob Saget Comes to College Street

Published July 11, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Now that you’re all grown up, maybe it’s time to see the R-rated side of Danny Tanner.

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The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library in New Haven will roll out its copy of the document that started it all, the Declaration of Independence. They also will be doing a reading of it on Friday, July 5, along with a Frederick Douglass oration, now remembered as “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July,” and will be offering a related exhibit as well.

Photo courtesy of the National Archives

The Best of the Rest of the Weekend, July 4th 2019

Published July 03, 2019 07:00 a.m.

From New Haven to the Connecticut River Valley, There are Still Lots of Options Left for Fun This Weekend

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The Christmas in July paint and sip party is one of several events being planned by Paint by the Shore. 

Photo courtesy of Paint by the Shore

Christmas in July Paint and Sip Party Planned

Published July 04, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Owenego and Paint by the Shore are teaming up to offer a Christmas in July Paint and Sip Party on Thursday, July 25 at 6 p.m. at the Owenego, 40 Lindon Avenue, Branford.

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Remembrance, oil, 24 x 36 inches, Susan Jositas

Summer Exhibition on Display at Powell Gallery

Published July 04, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Susan Powell Fine Art Gallery is hosting its Summer in New England exhibit through Monday, Sept. 2 at the...

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