Saturday, February 27, 2021

Life & Style

Life & Style • Published Feb. 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

The Burning Girls by C.J. Tudor

This gothic thriller features Reverend Jack Brooks and teenaged daughter Flo, who move to a tiny village in Sussex, England. They know the village has a dark past as a place where accused heretics ...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason

Martha Friel, 40, is beautiful, clever, painfully awkward, and dealing with mental illness that has been misdiagnosed for years. The story begins as Martha’s devoted husband, Patrick, is...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Finley Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano

Mystery writer Finlay Donovan has writer’s block, her ex-husband wants custody of their two kids, and she’s broke. Then, while overheard discussing the plot of her yet-to-be-written...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 17, 2021 07 a.m.

Seeking Refuge in the Night Skies

Madhavan Parthasarthy was five years old, standing on a balcony in his house overlooking the backyard in New Delhi, India with his older cousin Hema when she said, “Look up....

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado

Seventeen year-old Charlie Vega struggles with her relationships, with her mother, her body, and herself. So sweet, so goofy, and so full of the relatable, awkward, and sometimes heartbreaking...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

A New Look for Ciao Bella

Ciao Bella in Madison has moved—but don’t worry, they didn’t go very far. The clothing boutique has moved across the street from their old location in downtown Madison to 673...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Music Video Request Night at The Stand

Every happy hour should include music videos—’90s babies, am I right? Every Friday, The Stand in Branford is having Music Video Request Night where you can make a request from their...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 11, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Guilford Art Center Celebrates Re-opening of Gallery

As the challenges of the past year have exacted an enormous toll, artistic practice and pursuit have proven a balm for many. Guilford Art Center (GAC) plans a multi-media exhibit of faculty work,...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 10, 2021 07 a.m.

Leveraging Food, and Business, as a Force for Good

Fermented honey garlic that can be drizzled over pizza or served alongside fried chicken. Savory pastries filled with ground beef. Saffron-spiced basmati rice with chicken, vermicelli, vegetables, ...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 11, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Hands Holding the Void Subject of Gallery Guide Talk

Alberto Giacometti’s Mains tenant le vide (Hands Holding the Void; 1934) will be the subject of an upcoming Gallery Guide talk with Yale University undergraduates Conor Downey, BR...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 11, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Boat Safety Course Being Offered in March

A virtual class offered by New Haven Sail & Power Squadron (NHSPS) starts virtually Wednesday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m. and runs for eight weeks. The cost for members is $80 and for non-members,...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 11, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Poll Shows Support for Early Voting, Access to Absentee Ballots

A recent public opinion poll of Connecticut voters conducted by Secure Democracy showed strong, bipartisan support for early voting, expanding access to absentee ballots for every voter without...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 11, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Volunteers Needed to Help People Learn to Read, Write, Speak English

Literacy Volunteers Valley Shore (LVVS) is seeking volunteers to help with its mission of teaching residents of the shoreline area learn how to read, write, and speak English to help improve their ...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 11, 2021 12:01 a.m.

How to Keep Cut Flowers Fresh

With Valentines Day right around the corner, the gift of fresh flowers are sure to make it into many of our homes.Here are a few tips to help keep your beautiful flowers fresh longer....

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 11, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Say It Isn’t So

There are things whose passing I lament; Carvel soft ice cream, B. Altman’s department store, regular reruns of MASH, but now, the cruelest cut of all: Snow days are becoming a...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 11, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Missing the Greats, Looking to the Future, Legacy Theatre on Track, and More

Theater Loses Great Performers: In the last two weeks, theater (as well as film and television) lost three terrific performers. While they were all elderly, they will be missed....

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 11, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Celebrating Diversity with Some Good Old-Fashioned New England Pies

Even though I was born in New York State, and went to college there, too, I have always considered myself a New England girl.My husband and I met in New York City and we lived in New Jersey ...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 11, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Forever and a Day

So it’s come to this. I’m pushing a giant piece of furniture across the rug, wondering if I’m going to like where I put it. I sure do hope so, because moving it is like moving ...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 11, 2021 12:01 a.m.

A Heart-y Valentine’s Dinner

Meriano’s Bake Shop, 200 Boston Post Road, Madison is offering a heart-shaped ravioli dinner through Sunday, Feb. 14. The dinner includes frozen heart-shaped cheese ravioli, a jar of Pasta...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 11, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Bouillabaisse, Cassoulet, Wellington, and More

If a romantic night out is just what you need right now, you might want to check out The Essex, 30 Main Street, Centerbrook. It’s offering a Valentine’s Week prix fixe special and...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 11, 2021 12:01 a.m.

It’s a Love Box!

Why settle for one donut when you can buy a whole box? Jodi Burns from Blazing Fresh Donuts, 16 Church Street, Guilford, tells us the shop’s Valentine’s special this year is a...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 11, 2021 12:01 a.m.

You Don’t Have to be Sweet to Be Loved

Christine from One World Roasters, 967 North High Street, East Haven tells us her café has added another signature latte to the menu, a Midnight Mocha. “You don’t have to be...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 11, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Get a Room, Would Ya!

The Wharf at Madison Beach Hotel, 94 West Wharf Road, Madison will be back open on Valentine’s Day weekend, and is offering the regular menu along with some romantic specials. There will be ...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 11, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Something Lovely for Valentine’s Day

“I kiss you firmly a hundred times, embrace you tenderly, and am sketching in my imagination various pictures in which you and I figure, and nobody else and nothing else....

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 02, 2021 02:42 p.m.

A Guide to Super Bowl LV for People Who Don’t Know Much About Football

If you’re a football fan, you probably already know everything you need to know about Sunday, Feb. 7, when the Kansas City Chiefs will face off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the...

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