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Frank Andrews’ pizza is available by pre-order. Photo courtesy of Frank Andrews Mobile Kitchen

Pizza by Frank

Published May 21, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Frank Andrews Mobile Kitchen is well known for its pizza, breads, calzones, and more, having frequented both Clinton Crossing outlets and several local farmers markets last year.

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Peach Melba offers the flavors of summer anytime of year and can be made with pantry staples. Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

Peaches and Cream and Raspberries

Published May 21, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Having stocked up on some delicious peaches from The Cheese Shop of Centerbrook, I recently used them in one of my favorite desserts, Peach Melba

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All Day Snacks is now delivering arepas, savory and sweet, to New Haven County. 

Photo courtesy of All Day Snacks

Snacks Delivered to Your Door

Published May 21, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Of all the good stories coming out of this mess that the pandemic has made of our lives, among my favorites are those about business people who have forged ahead with business openings, despite it all.

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A simple tomato tartine can turn a piece of bread into a satisfying meal. Photo courtesy of Chabaso Bread

‘With Bread All Sorrows Are Less’

Published May 21, 2020 12:01 a.m.

There comes a point in the Miguel de Cervantes’s novel Don Quixote when one of the characters, Sancho Panza finds himself in a bad place with his donkey Dapple.

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Arts & Ideas Festival Takes it Online

Published May 20, 2020 07:00 a.m.

After Mourning, and Unraveling, Making Sure the Festival Survives

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Two the younger members of the Goodspeed staff host “In the Spotlight,” a podcast that features a new episode every other Wednesday. Michael Fling is one of the hosts, along with Anika Chapin.

Photo courtesy of Goodspeed Musicals

Arts Organizations Look to Future, Make Plans to Reconnect

Published May 20, 2020 07:00 a.m.

Some are Terrified, Others are Optimistic. All Are Looking Forward to Having Their Audiences Back in the House

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Stray by Stephanie Danler

Published May 14, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Stray by Stephanie Danler

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Exile Music by Jennifer Steil

Published May 14, 2020 12:01 a.m.

I felt drawn to this different view of World War II and was unable to put down Orly’s story.

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It’s not well known, but in 1812 The Center Church on the New Haven Green was built over a portion of what was once a sprawling cemetery. Photo courtesy of Lisa Nee

And There Were Mothers

Published May 14, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The Crypts for Mother’s Day.

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Nibbles: Whisps

Published May 14, 2020 12:01 a.m.

I have known Jerry Fischer for many, many years. He is my go-to person when our local school superintendent asks me for the dates of Jewish holidays so we don’t scheduled meetings on those nights.

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Seven Weeks, And Counting

Published May 14, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Yesterday, I drove to BJ’s and Stop & Shop.

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The Little Things

Published May 14, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Even in the middle of a pandemic, it can sometimes be about the little things. Here are some little things that I’ve noticed as we’ve all been coping with this odd new world.

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The process of voting by absentee ballot includes several steps. There are two envelopes. The completed ballot goes into the inner envelope, which has a large letter “B” on it. Photo screenshot of video on the Town of Madison website www.madisonct.org

Absentee Ballots: How They Work

Published May 13, 2020 07:00 a.m.

Explanations about absentee ballots are available on many municipal websites, provided with varying degrees of clarity.

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The National Alliance on Mental Health is offering a free guide on how to cope with stress and anxiety brought on by COVID-19. Photo screenshot of NAMI website

COVID-19: Tips on How to Cope

Published May 14, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) is offering a COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide online at www....

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Liz Hale-Rose is offering complimentary 60-minute group meditations via Zoom video during May. Photo courtesy of Privé-Swiss Wellness

To Honor Mental Health Awareness Month, Complimentary Services Offered

Published May 14, 2020 12:01 a.m.

In today’s unprecedented times, the May observation of Mental Health Awareness Month is more important than ever.

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Some Thoughts on How to Deal with the Effects of the Coronavirus on Mental Health

Published May 14, 2020 12:01 a.m.

While COVID-19 has had significant effects on the economy and physical health, the emotional fallout is increasingly just as severe, with the emotional and mental health consequences becoming even more evident in months to come. It’s important for individuals, families, and communities to know that they can overcome the losses and limit the emotional damage.

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Poll workers and town officials on election night in Killingworth in 2019, tallying up the results. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said she will provide financial resources and support to towns to make sure elections in 2020 are safe and secure, so that no one has to make a choice between their health and having to vote. File photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

‘Voters Should Not Have to Choose Between Voting and Their Health’

Published May 13, 2020 07:00 a.m.

Secretary of State, Local Officials, League of Women Voters Working to Make Sure Upcoming Elections Are Safe

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Something to Look Forward To

Published May 14, 2020 12:01 a.m.

When was the last time you were able to put something fun to do on your calendar? Are you sick of getting more out...

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Photo courtesy of Stony Creek Beer/Facebook

“All Together”

Published May 14, 2020 12:01 a.m.

To help support the Connecticut Restaurant Association and its effort to help hospitality workers during the...

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The Unseen by Roy Jacobsen, Don Shaw (Translator), Don Bartlett (Translator)

Published May 14, 2020 12:01 a.m.

An island off the Norwegian coast is inhabited by the original founding family, now with vague, unsure dreams of a future on the mainland.

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The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

Published May 14, 2020 12:01 a.m.

This engrossing, layered novel was exactly the book I needed to capture my attention at this moment.

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October Light, oil by David Dunlop

Bridging Realism to Abstraction at the Powell Gallery

Published May 14, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The Susan Powell Fine Art Gallery is offering an exhibit, Bridging Realism to Abstraction, through May 31 online at www.susanpowellfineart.com under “current exhibition.”

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Self Portrait, Frank Bruckmann

Clinton Art Society Offering Exhibits, Events, Demonstrations

Published May 14, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Clinton Art Society (CAS) has developed online virtual programming to safely present the arts to the shoreline community and its membership.

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Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler

Published May 14, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Once again, Anne Tyler takes us back to her beloved Baltimore with a story about Micah Mortimer, a likable oddball who lives rent-free in the basement apartment of a small building in exchange for being its super.

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On the Horizon by Lois Lowry

Published May 14, 2020 12:01 a.m.

I love this stunning new work by living legend Lois Lowry.

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Fran Durso of Guilford opened the Italian Store earlier this year and stocked it with a wide range of quality Italian goods. Photo by Pem McNerney

A Fun New Italian Store

Published May 07, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Fran Durso of Guilford opened his Italian Food Store, 25 Boston Post Road, Madison earlier this year and then the...

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The ambiance has always been part of the charm at the Monkey House, but until we can go back inside, they’re now offering curbside takeaway. Photo courtesy of the Monkey House

Welcome Back!

Published May 07, 2020 12:01 a.m.

I was so worried when several of my favorite places to eat closed up after the pandemic hit. Now I’m thrilled ...

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The Cheese Shop of Centerbrook’s Old Fashioned Peach Halves can be picked up curbside. 

Photo by Pem McNerney

Old Fashioned Home-style Peaches

Published May 07, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The Cheese Shop of Centerbrook, 33 Main Street, in the Centerbrook village of Essex, has a new online store where...

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Red bananas, good and good for you. 

Photo by Pem McNerney

How About Them Red Bananas

Published May 07, 2020 12:01 a.m.

On a recent trip to Robert’s Food Center, 514 Route 80, North Madison, I found so many things to like: Fully...

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Photo courtesy of Liz Egan

Delicious, Simple, Consistent, Comforting

Published May 07, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Everyone’s Making Banana Bread These Days. But the Truth Is, We’ve Loved it Longtime

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