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A Little Bit of Peru from Guilford

Published Sep. 12, 2019 12:01 a.m.

It happens every time. I go into the Bishop’s Orchards Farm Market, 1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford, for...

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Suellyn Callaghan   

Photo courtesy of Clinton Art Gallery

Connecticut Art Poets Reading at Clinton Art Gallery

Published Sep. 12, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Connecticut poets Dennis Barone, Suellyn Callaghan, and Karen Torop will read in the Laurel Ann Olcott Art Center, Clinton Art Gallery, 20 East Main Street, Clinton, on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m.

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Last year, Bob and Melanie Cote of Clinton took home first place in the Hot Rod category for their 1927 Ford Model T-Roadster.

Photo courtesy Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce

Fourth Annual Old Saybrook Car Show Coming Up

Published Sep. 12, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The nation’s love affair with the car will be on display at the fourth annual Classic Car Show on Sunday,...

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Tom Walsh with Jerry Roberts at a recent book signing for The Connecticut River from the Air. Photo courtesy of Deep River Public Library

Carriage House in Deep River to Host Talk on Connecticut River

Published Sep. 12, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Historian and author Jerry Roberts will visit the Carriage House, 245 Main Street, Deep River on Thursday, Sept. 26...

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The studio of artist Pam Carlson, which also will be part of the tour. 

Photo courtesy of Claudia Van Nes

River Valley Artists Tour Features Work, Studios of 42 Artists

Published Sep. 12, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The second annual River Valley Artists tour of the studios and work spaces of artists in Chester, Essex, and Deep...

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The Vox Hunters, Armand Aromin and Benedict Gagliardi, will perform at the First Congregational Church on the Branford Green. Photo courtesy of the Branford Folk Music Society

Branford Folk Opens 46th Season with Vox Hunters

Published Sep. 12, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Branford Folk Music Society will open its 46th year of presenting coffeehouse concerts on Saturday, Sept. 14,...

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There will be a free moderated talk with Taylor Mac’s costume designer, Machine Dazzle, Saturday, Nov. 5 at 4:30 p.m. at Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown.

Photo courtesy of Center for the Arts

Taylor Mac Brings a Slice of Epic to Connecticut

Published Sep. 12, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Did you miss Taylor Mac’s 24-hour, non-stop show, A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, when it was presented in New York in 2016?

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Elisabeth von Trapp Photo courtesy of Lutheran Church of Madison

Elisabeth von Trapp to Perform in Madison

Published Sep. 12, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Elisabeth von Trapp, granddaughter of the legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp of The Sound of Music fame, will be appearing in concert on Friday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. at The Lutheran Church of Madison, 9 Britton Lane, Madison.

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The Senior Crafters and Knitters at the Guilford Community Center have been busy working on their annual craft and holiday fair on Saturday, Oct. 26. 

Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Save the Date: One of the First Craft Fairs of the Holiday Season Coming Up

Published Sep. 12, 2019 12:01 a.m.

While most area residents have been focused on the end of summer, the Senior Crafters and Knitters at the Guilford Community Center have been hard at work on the annual craft and holiday fair scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the community center, 32 Church Street, Guilford.

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Carving on the brownstone marker of Elizabeth Kirtland features a pensive cherub with graceful wings, a heavenly crown and eyes upturned.

Photo courtesy of Essex Historical Society

Early History of Essex Highlighted on River View Cemetery Tour

Published Sep. 12, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Making Essex history come alive at River View Cemetery is the goal of several upcoming Essex Historical Society (EHS) walking tour programs, which will include new tours of the cemetery on Friday through Sunday, Sept. 13 through 15 at the cemetery, 41 North Main Street, Essex.

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Shear Madness, a Modern Take, a Familiar Comedy, Billy Elliot, and More

Published Sep. 12, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Inside Notes and Comments About Connecticut and New York Professional Theater

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Some of the clean up events also include social activities including cook outs. Photo courtesy of Julie Ainsworth

More Volunteers Needed for Coastal Cleanup Effort

Published Sep. 11, 2019 07:00 a.m.

Clean Up the Beach! Help With Some Research! Have Some Fun!

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In the Mood

Published Sep. 12, 2019 12:01 a.m.

I hadn’t used my grill since early June.

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Torre di Babele, Ugo Carrega, 2007

Beyond Words at Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Published Sep. 12, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Words are at the heart and soul of poetry. Whether summoned in hours of deep contemplation, snatched from momentary flashes of inspiration, or allowed to tumble out freely in the absence of conscious intervention, words combine to give a poem shape and substance: in the mind, the voice, on the page.

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My Old School

Published Sep. 12, 2019 12:01 a.m.

A couple of columns ago I wrote that I had a high school reunion coming up and that I wasn’t going to go. Well, I lied.

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Wade Fernandez of the Menominee Nation in Wisconsin will share his music at the ninth annual Hammonassett Festival at the Guilford Fairgrounds in early October. Fernandez has been sharing his musical art for more than 30 years as an international award-winning musician, songwriter, recording artist, and producer. Photo courtesy of Wade Fernandez

Hammonassett Festival Will Celebrate Nature and Native American Heritage

Published Sep. 12, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The ninth annual Hammonassett Festival will return to the Guilford Fairgrounds, 111 Lovers Lane, Guilford to honor the environment and Native American cultures during a two-day celebration on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Mercy by the Sea in Madison will be the site of a workshop designed for teachers, support staff, and other members of the educational community sponsored by the Watershed Partnership and the Community Foundation of Greater New Haven. Photo courtesy of Mercy by the Sea

A Day of Mindfulness for the Education Community

Published Sep. 12, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Members of the educational community, including teachers and support staff, are invited to take part in a Day of Mindfulness for the Education Community on Sunday, Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a fee of $30, which includes lunch, at Mercy by the Sea, 167 Neck Road, Madison.

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How to Use Up All That Zucchini

Published Sep. 12, 2019 12:01 a.m.

It’s the time of year again when neighbors leave enormous zucchinis at your doorstep in the dead of night and then run away.

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Wanderers by Chuck Wendig

Published Sep. 05, 2019 12:01 a.m.

I like apocalyptic books that show the downfall of society and not just the aftermath, and, boy, does Chuck Wendig deliver on that.

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Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott will visit Madison to talk about and sign their new book.

Photo courtesy of Property Brothers

Property Brothers Plan Visit to R.J. Julia Booksellers

Published Sep. 05, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Drew and Jonathan Scott, of the HGTV show Property Brothers, will visit R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison on Monday, Sept. 9 at 5:30 p.m. to sign their book Builder Brothers: Better Together, which the Scotts will sign at the book signing

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Big Sky by Kate Atkinson

Published Sep. 05, 2019 12:01 a.m.

With Atkinson’s signature style, and characters who have a wry and sometimes self-deprecating sense of humor, this story had me from beginning to end.

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All the Water in the World by Karen Raney

Published Sep. 05, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Raney’s debut novel follows a mother and daughter as they endure one of life’s most trying experiences.

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Gods of the Upper Air by Charles King

Published Sep. 05, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Books like this not only inform, but, like a trail of breadcrumbs through the forest, lead you on to learn more.

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The Guest Book by Sarah Blake

Published Sep. 05, 2019 12:01 a.m.

This captivating saga draws the reader into the privileged world of Kitty and Ogden Milton as they buy an island in Maine in 1935, through the present day when their granddaughter Evie is faced with what to do with the island that the family can no longer afford.

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The Most Fun We’ve Ever Had by Claire Lombardo

Published Sep. 05, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Reminiscent of the old favorite The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, this novel is a family saga about a loving couple, its four daughters, and assorted spouses and grandchildren, happy and dysfunctional all at once.

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Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Published Sep. 05, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The son of a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother, Trevor Noah was an outcast and, by necessity, a cultural chameleon in his own country where his parent’s union was punishable by a prison sentence.

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A Single Desperate Prayer by Ludmila Ritz

Published Sep. 05, 2019 12:01 a.m.

A Single Desperate Prayer by Ludmila Ritz

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Stardust by Jeanne Willis

Published Sep. 05, 2019 12:01 a.m.

This thoughtful children’s book is written for anyone who’s ever been overshadowed

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Peter Dinklage with Charlie Thurston in Goodspeed’s developmental production of Cyrano. Dinklage will again star in the new musical adaptation of the play in a production being staged by The New Group at the Daryl Roth Theatre beginning in October. Photo by Diane Sobolewski

My Most Anticipated New York Shows

Published Sep. 05, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The New York theater scene is much more fluid that Connecticut’s.

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Tom Sturridge in Sea Wall / A Life Photo by Richard Hubert

The Numbers Tell the Story for Fall Connecticut Theater

Published Sep. 04, 2019 07:00 a.m.

One, two, three, six, and 22. A math puzzle?

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