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Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy

Published June 13, 2019 12:01 a.m.

This wonderfully nostalgic book steps back in time to 19th century rural Prince Edward Island, to the time before Anne of Green Gables.

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The Age Of Light by Whitney Scharer

Published June 13, 2019 12:01 a.m.

This revealing book about the model Lee Miller provides an intimate look at the life of a Vogue model who becomes a renowned photographer.

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Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Published June 13, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Heartthrob First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz and the dashing Henry, Prince of Wales, are sworn enemies.

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New Restaurant on the Water

Published June 06, 2019 12:01 a.m.

After working at Rocky’s Aqua for more than a decade, Evan Johnson is striking out on his own by opening The...

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A Seasonal Favorite

Published June 06, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Lavender Pond Farm, 318 Roast Meat Hill Road, Killingworth is open for the season, and that means one of my...

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Matt Lambert’s Newest Endeavor Shines

Published June 06, 2019 12:01 a.m.

You might want to put Hamilton Park, Michelin-starred chef Matt Lambert’s newest endeavor, on your list of...

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George Mann and Nir Paldi, partners on stage and off, say it was their talk as a gay couple on whether they should become parents—or not—that led to their theater piece No Kids. 

Photo by Alex Brenner

To Kid or Not to Kid? Real-World Couple Grapples with Parenthood on Stage

Published June 06, 2019 12:01 a.m.

When does a personal and intimate conversation turn into theater?

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Irving Berlin, Detroit Plays, ABBA, and More

Published June 06, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Inside Notes and Comments about Connecticut and New York Professional Theater

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Cast members in Ivoryton Playhouse’s Godspell include (front row) Josh Walker and Lilly Tobin and (second row) Jerican Exum, Morgan Morse, Carson Higgins, Sam Sherwood, Sam Given, Kedrick Faulk, Kaileah Hankerson, and Gabriella Saramago. Photo by Anne Hudson

Ivoryton Effectively Updates ‘70s Godspell

Published June 06, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Remember the early ‘70s? The hippies, yippies, and the flower children? The folk craze that was still popular? The Up with People singing group that seemed very Christian and very white?

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Planning for Some Recovery, Rest, Relaxation

Published June 06, 2019 12:01 a.m.

For the next four weeks, I will be cooking even more than usual, because at the beginning of July, I will get a new hip.

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These shrimp chive rolls can be made the night before. Photo courtesy of The Traveling Epicure/Michel Vejar

From San Fran to the Connecticut Shoreline, a Recipe for Fresh Spring Rolls

Published June 06, 2019 12:01 a.m.

This time of year, I'm always looking for recipes that will let me make best use of my farmer's market haul. This one I saw recently on The Traveling Epicurean is just the thing, since it includes shrimp, carrots, radishes, chives, green onion, and fresh herbs.

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The Copper Beech Inn in Ivoryton is a great destination for locals as well as visitors to town, says Claudia Odekerken. Photo courtesy of The Copper Beech Inn

A Historic, Luxury Inn Perfect for Locals, Too

Published June 06, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Copper Beech Inn, 46 Main Street, Ivoryton is now open for both lunch and Sunday brunch. The owner, Frank...

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When This You See, Remember Me, an exhibit at Mystic Seaport Museum through Saturday, June 23, will allow kids a glimpse into the early days of photography, and connect it with the age of the selfie and Instagram. Photo courtesy of Mystic Seaport Museum

‘Can I Have a Snack?’ ‘Can I Play Fortnite?’ ‘I’m Bored!!!’

Published June 05, 2019 07:00 a.m.

Here Are Some Tips and a List to Help You Help Your Kids Stave Off the Summer Boredom Blues

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The Astronomical Society of New Haven is planning an evening under the stars at Young’s Park, weather allowing. 

Photo courtesy of The Astronomical Society of New Haven

Free Family Astronomy Night at Young’s Park in Branford

Published June 06, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Astronomical Society of New Haven is organizing an evening under the stars, a chance for the whole family to...

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The Branford Town Green will be the site of a huge booksale Friday through Sunday, June 14 to 16. There will be food tents as well. Photo courtesy of the Rotary Club of Branford

A Reader’s Feast

Published June 06, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Rotary Club of Branford is operating its annual Used Book Sale at the Branford Festival, Friday through Sunday,...

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The Griswold Inn will host a wine tasting on Thursday, June 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the new patio. The walk-around wine tasting will feature 15 wines. Light hors d’oeuvres will be offered. Rain or shine. Photo courtesy of the Essex Board of Trade

Alfresco Thursdays Celebrated in Essex This Summer

Published June 06, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The second Thursdays of each month this summer—June 13, July 11, and Aug. 8—will be celebrated on Main ...

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Peter John Stoltzman, the son, on piano Photo courtesy of the George Flynn Classical Series

George Flynn Classical Concerts Presents Father, Son Duo

Published June 06, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Gershwin, Bernstein, Porter, Monk, and Brubeck Are on the Program

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The Foresters Photo courtesy of The Kate

Jake Huffman and The Foresters at The Kate

Published June 06, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center will feature Jake Huffman, formerly of the McLovins, and his new band The ...

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Loopy Doopy, Sol LeWitt

Pop Art Exhibit Among Attractions at Chester First Friday

Published June 06, 2019 12:01 a.m.

A new exhibit on pop art featuring works by Keith Haring, Sol LeWitt, and Andy Warhol at Chester Gallery is among...

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Book Talk with Susan Campbell, Author of Frog Hollow

Published June 06, 2019 12:01 a.m.

‘A Love Letter to Immigration, Told in Colorful, Historical Vignettes’

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Of Mice and Men will star Daniel Hague as George, Marc Deaton as Lennie, and Joanie Brittingham as Curley’s Wife. Jacob Boergesson, George McTyre, Fredrick Goff, and Tim Reilly are also featured. Deaton directs the production.

Photo courtesy of Madison Lyric Stage

Connecticut Premiere of Musical Drama at The Historic Deacon John Grave House and Farm

Published June 06, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Pre-Show Includes Chili, Cornbread, Barber Shop Quartet, Strolling Musicians, Ranch Hands Working the Land

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Jimmy Brewer as Jeffrey (left) and Marc Kudisch as Phil (right) in The Flamingo Kid at Hartford Stage. Photo by T. Charles Erickson

Back to the ‘60s with the Delightful New Musical, The Flamingo Kid at Hartford Stage

Published June 06, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Darko Tresnjak is going out with a delightful, tuneful musical that will touch your heart.

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New Summer Drink at Alforno

Published June 06, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Doli, from the new summer drink menu at Alforno Trattoria, 1654 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, is so simple...

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Prepped, Cooked, Delivered

Published June 06, 2019 12:01 a.m.

I sometimes feel bad when I make a meal from a can, but have absolutely no objection to getting one out of a jar,...

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Take a Hike

Published May 31, 2019 04:37 p.m.

Take a Hike

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Photo by Kelley Fryer/Zip06.com

A Day at the Beach

Published May 31, 2019 04:22 p.m.

A Day at the Beach

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Photo by Kelley Fryer/Zip06.com

Farmers' Markets on the Shoreline

Published May 31, 2019 03:30 p.m.

Farmers' Markets on the Shoreline

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Photo by Meglin Bodner/Zip06.com

Hoppy Hour: Breweries on the Shoreline

Published May 31, 2019 02:52 p.m.

Hoppy Hour: Breweries on the Shoreline

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Bill’s Seafood. Photo by Lourdes Rojas

Beach Eats on the Shoreline

Published May 31, 2019 02:34 p.m.

Beach Eats on the Shoreline

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Photo by Greg Tsialas

DIY Soy Candles at One World Wellness

Published May 31, 2019 11:06 a.m.

If your hobbies include sniffing every candle you come across in Target, then this event is for you.

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