Sunday, January 24, 2021

Life & Style

Life & Style • Published Jan. 21, 2021 12:01 a.m.

For That Special Someone

Looking for the perfect gift for your loved ones for Valentine’s Day? Gemma By the Sea has hand-painted shells, perfect for holding jewelry or simply decoration. The shells are sourced from ...

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Life & Style • Published Jan. 21, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Galentine’s Day, Pandemic-Style

We may be in a pandemic, but you can still celebrate Galentine’s Day with your best ladies thanks to Painted by the Shore’s virtual art workshops. They have a bunch of upcoming...

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Life & Style • Published Jan. 20, 2021 07 a.m.

Cultivating Wellbeing, Belonging, Curiosity, and Empathy Through Art

It is just after noon on a Tuesday in my living room and I am wearing a golden bejeweled crown, and a dark jacket over a long, flowing, pink-hued shirt. I have a quiver of arrows strapped around...

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Life & Style • Published Jan. 21, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Appointments Available for Those Who Need Help with Taxes

Tax season is back and VITA Volunteers are determined to continue providing essential tax preparation services in ways that prioritize the safety of the community.This year, that means...

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Life & Style • Published Jan. 21, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Marketing Fundamentals Being Offered by SCORE

SCORE of Southeastern Connecticut will host a free webinar on Marketing Fundamentals on Wednesday, Feb. 10 from 5 to 6 p.m. The interactive webinar is designed for individuals who do not have...

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Life & Style • Published Jan. 21, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Know How To Go: Understanding Your Public Transportation Options in 2021

A presentation and discussion about different transportation options along the shoreline of Connecticut will be presented by the Henry Carter Hull Library on Friday, Jan. 22 at 1 p.m. It is free...

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Life & Style • Published Jan. 21, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Spectrum Art Gallery’s First Show of 2021 Opening Soon

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisans Store of Centerbrook presents its newest exhibit, The Human + Animal Bond, with an opening weekend Saturday, Jan. 23, from 12:30 to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 24...

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Life & Style • Published Jan. 21, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Valentine Gems at Susan Powell Fine Art Gallery

A new exhibit, Valentine Gems, will open on Saturday, Jan. 30 and run until Sunday, Feb. 28 at the Susan Powell Fine Art Gallery, 679 Boston Post Road, Madison.This exhibition showcases...

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Life & Style • Published Jan. 21, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Let Go & Flow Tai Chi Being Offered in Killingworth

Let Go & Flow Tai Chi will be offered Monday, Jan. 25 from 6:15 to 7 p.m. by Someday Farm, 272 Roast Meat Hill Road, Killingworth. Another session is being offered on Monday, March. 15....

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Life & Style • Published Jan. 21, 2021 12:01 a.m.

The Beatles: From Liverpool to Abbey Road

The Blackstone Memorial Library is offering a free lecture on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. that follows the footsteps of The Beatles from their early days as a cover band in Liverpool and Hamburg,...

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Life & Style • Published Jan. 21, 2021 12:01 a.m.

State Officials Warn Connecticut Residents to Be Aware of COVID-19 Vaccination Scams and Report Suspicious Behavior

State officials have warned Connecticut residents that as the COVID-19 vaccine continues to become available to more people, they should be aware of potential scams related to the vaccine and be...

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Life & Style • Published Jan. 21, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Skye and Sea Photo Exhibit on Display in Guilford

Photographer Bob Barnett of Branford is exhibiting his work at the Java Hut, 20 Church Street, Guilford through Monday, Feb. 15. The show is called Skye and Sea.Barnett, an architect in...

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Life & Style • Published Jan. 21, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Sarah the Bold by Eileen Lettick

This vivid story transports the reader to experience Guilford in April 1765 as a young African-American girl. In a mysterious flash, Sarah is transported from her 21st-century home appearing on...

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Life & Style • Published Jan. 21, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Incidental Inventions by Elena Ferrante

The brilliant author of My Brilliant Friend wrote these columns as part of a year-long collaboration with The Guardian. She tackles fear, storytelling, laughter, daughters,...

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Life & Style • Published Jan. 21, 2021 12:01 a.m.

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

Three young women, once-estranged sisters, reunite in New Salem to rediscover the lost ways of the old witches. Each sister carries a harrowing secret and a passion for the lost ways of witchcraft....

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Life & Style • Published Jan. 21, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch by Julie Abe

Does it ever feel like you are only kind of good at things, while others are way better? Eva Evergreen is only a semi-magical witch, and in her fantastical world, this doesn’t feel like...

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Life & Style • Published Jan. 21, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz mysteries are beyond brilliant, so you must pay attention! A now-dead mystery author has buried clues in his book (within this book) that lead to an unrelated, old murder case...

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Life & Style • Published Jan. 21, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict

The saying “life imitates art” is a fitting description of the 11 days in December 1926, when promising young writer Agatha Christie disappeared, only to emerge with a claim of...

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Life & Style • Published Jan. 21, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

A fun and heartwarming read. I couldn’t wait to read each character’s choices for why they would go back in time, knowing that they couldn’t change the present, and how each...

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Life & Style • Published Jan. 21, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Snacking Cakes by Yossy Arefi

There has never been a more perfect book for whipping up a simple but flavorful cake whenever craving hits. Each of the (many!) recipes I’ve made so far has been a hit, and the variations...

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Life & Style • Published Jan. 14, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Breakwater Books Offering Event With Author of Yale Needs Women

Breakwater Books in Guilford is offering a virtual author event with Anne Gardiner Perkins, the author of Yale Needs Women: How the First Group of Girls Rewrote the Rules of an Ivy League...

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Life & Style • Published Jan. 14, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Jane Elliott of ‘Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes’ Fame to Speak at MLK, Jr. Breakfast

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast event sponsored by St. Stephens AME Zion Church of Branford and Branford Rotary goes virtual this year, when ticket holders can join in the conversation ...

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Life & Style • Published Jan. 14, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Tales from the Hinterland Featured at RJJ

R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison will host an event on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. featuring Melissa Albert, the author of Tales from the Hinterland, “a brutal and beautiful world...

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Life & Style • Published Jan. 14, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Tax Volunteers Sought, Tax Help Offered

In partnership with the IRS and local community coalitions, Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS) coordinates an annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) campaign across the state ...

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Life & Style • Published Jan. 14, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Virtual Sewing Circle Offers to Heal Bonds with Environment, Each Other

Yale University Art Gallery is offering a program that includes a virtual sewing circle on Sunday, Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. The program asks, what would the world look like if, as humans, we thought of...

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