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Living • Published Dec 01, 2022 10 am

Santa Claus is Waiting to Hear from Shoreline Children

Santa Claus wants to hear from the children of Madison and surrounding communities! He would like all the children to write him a letter letting him know what is on their...
Living • Published Dec 01, 2022 12 am

In the Soup

There are all kinds of rules about what to eat and what to avoid: be wary of trans fats, and cholesterol-laden foods; don’t load up with too many carbohydrates; don’t for...
Living • Published Dec 01, 2022 12 am

Hot Chocolate (And Flowers)

I was on my way to dinner at a friend’s house and so stopped at the new flower shop around the corner from where I live. When I walked into Folklore Flower Co., 266 Bosto...
Living • Published Dec 01, 2022 12 am

And An Old Favorite

Some of the restaurants I used to frequent before the pandemic are, quite honestly, still recovering. so, I think, OK. If I have an experience that is less than stellar, ...
Living • Published Dec 01, 2022 12 am

Hot Chocolate (And Ice Cream)

You might not think of an ice cream store as an ideal destination now that the cold weather is here, but Honeycone Cream Co., 29 Main Street, Chester, just might change y...
Living • Published Dec 01, 2022 12 am

Fall In Love At Ballou’s

You can’t go wrong with a Bucket of Suds (mix and match some bubbly) at Ballou’s Restaurant & Wine Bar, 51 Whitfield Street, Guilford, but they are also offering a wide v...
Living • Published Dec 01, 2022 12 am

Joy, Appreciation, Gratitude (and Soup)

There’s nothing I love better than to spend long hours in the bookstore or library, browsing the shelves, looking for some new treasure to add to my already overloaded b...
Living • Published Dec 01, 2022 12 am

Nature’s Apothecary

Savvy Tea, 712 Boston Post Road, Madison has added to its Nature’s Apothecary selection with four new mushroom teas. One is so popular, Clear Thoughts, with lion’s mane m...
Living • Published Dec 01, 2022 12 am

A New Favorite

I was going to give Iron Chef, the new restaurant at 765 Boston Post Road, Madison a few weeks after opening before visiting. But the day it opened I was hungry and it w...
Living • Published Dec 01, 2022 12 am

The ‘Magic Toyshop’ Returns

The Magic Toyshop is the perfect holiday treat for the young and the young at heart. Come see dancers of all ages take the stage in a performance about a toyshop where t...
Living • Published Dec 01, 2022 12 am

River Valley Artists Holiday Show

Paintings, sculpture, fiber work, monoprints, photography, pottery, fused glass, hand crafted ornaments, unique jewelry, throw pillows, photographs with Santa and your do...
Living • Published Dec 01, 2022 12 am

Holiday Shows, Award Winners, and More

Inside notes and comments about Connecticut and New York Professional Theater
Living • Published Dec 01, 2022 12 am

Kat Edmonson Brings Holiday Swingin! to the Kate

The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, the Kate, welcomes vintage pop vocalist Kat Edmonson with her holiday show, Holiday Swingin!, on Friday, Dec. 2, at 8 p.m. Edm...
Living • Published Nov 24, 2022 12 am

Thanksgiving Friday, Firelight Festival at Whitfield

The Henry Whitfield Museum, 248 Old Whitfield Street, Guilford is planning an open house on Thanksgiving Friday and also a Firelight Festival in December. On Thanksgiving...
Living • Published Nov 24, 2022 12 am

Frisson In Concert

The George Flynn Classical Concerts series will present Frisson in concert on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m., at The Morgan School Auditorium, 71 Killingworth Turnpike, Clint...
Living • Published Nov 24, 2022 12 am

Holiday Celebration In Downtown New Haven

The Shops at Yale are sponsoring a series of celebrations and promotions in the Broadway, Chapel, and Whitney-Audubon districts of historic downtown New Haven. New this y...
Living • Published Nov 24, 2022 12 am

But It Was On Sale!

Sale is a word that I cannot resist. Make that into a warehouse sale and it has the same power over me as chocolate ice cream. That explains why a friend and I were rece...
Living • Published Nov 24, 2022 12 am

The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man by Paul Newman

The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man by Paul Newman We think we knew Paul Newman. We have been mesmerized by him, by those eyes, by the ease, the mystery—the definit...
Living • Published Nov 24, 2022 12 am

Sip, Shop, Socialize at Presents & Prosecco

Guilford Art Center’s Presents & Prosecco event will take place Thursday, Dec. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Guilford Art Center, 411 Church Street, Guilford. Visitors will be o...
Living • Published Nov 24, 2022 12 am

The Three-Page Business Plan

A free SCORE webinar, The Three-Page Business Plan, will be offered Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. online. Most people cringe at the thought of writing a busines...
Living • Published Nov 24, 2022 12 am

Shy: The Alarmingly Outspoken Memoirs of Mary Rodgers by Mary Rodgers & Jesse Green

Shy: The Alarmingly Outspoken Memoirs of Mary Rodgers by Mary Rodgers & Jesse Green As the daughter of composer Richard Rodgers, Mary Rodgers was raised amid stifling pri...
Living • Published Nov 24, 2022 12 am

Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan

Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan This is the perfect cookbook for beginners, adventurous cooks, advanced cooks, and, well, basically anyone! It’s p...
Living • Published Nov 24, 2022 12 am

The Hawk's Way: Encounters with Fierce Beauty by Sy Montgomery

The Hawk's Way: Encounters with Fierce Beauty by Sy Montgomery This slim book is packed with insight into birds of prey. The author describes the story of her falconry l...
Living • Published Nov 24, 2022 12 am

Berliners By Vesper Stamper

Berliners By Vesper Stamper Ages 12+ There was no putting down this tension-packed, richly detailed historical fiction novel that whisked me back in time to 1961. By seei...
Living • Published Nov 24, 2022 12 am

The Grandest Stage by Tyler Kepner

The Grandest Stage by Tyler Kepner The Grandest Stage relates thoughts and feelings of individual players and managers. Kepner explores the most memorable World Serie...
Living • Published Nov 24, 2022 12 am

The Lola Quartet by Emily St. John Mandel

The Lola Quartet by Emily St. John Mandel Gavin, Sasha, Daniel, and Jack form a jazz group when they are in high school. Ten years after high school, none of them are wh...
Living • Published Nov 24, 2022 12 am

The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone

The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone This list premiered in 2003 inviting praise and debate. Now freshly updated with modern artists, Rolling Stone, the a...
Living • Published Nov 17, 2022 12 am

Hello, Darkness

Why is my window closed, I wonder? Oh yes, it was raining. I push the window up and let the air in. It’s time for sleep, but this isn’t good sleeping weather. The air is ...
Living • Published Nov 17, 2022 12 am

November Drink Specials

Foodworks, 450 Boston Post Road, Guilford, is offering several new drink specials for the remainder of November. The Autumn Enregizer Shot with lemon, pineapple, and caye...
Living • Published Nov 17, 2022 12 am

Pumpkin Pie From Scratch

If You Have The Time, It’s Worth It
Living • Published Nov 17, 2022 12 am

How To Take It Easy On Thanksgiving

Several area restaurants and caterers are gearing up for Thanksgiving, offering a wide variety of options for people who would rather focus on friends or football than th...
Living • Published Nov 17, 2022 12 am

World Premiere, Guys & Dolls, Greek Myths, On Broadway, And More

Inside Notes and Comments About Connecticut and New York Professional Theater
Living • Published Nov 17, 2022 12 am

Hello Holiday Season!

Rose Vineyards and Winery, 2 Valley Road , North Branford, is offering several fun events coming up. On Friday, Nov. 25 at 4 p.m., there will be an Lighting of the Vineya...
Living • Published Nov 17, 2022 12 am

Romantic By Candlelight

The Clinton Historical Society is once again hosting its romantic dining by candlelight in a fully decorated historic house Holiday Luncheons and Dinners. They will be ho...
Living • Published Nov 10, 2022 12 am

Solito by Javier Zamora

Solito by Javier Zamora This book is absolutely impossibly unforgettable! Zamora, a gifted poet, movingly takes us back to when he migrated to the United States from El S...
Living • Published Nov 10, 2022 12 am

Inciting Joy by Ross Gay

Inciting Joy by Ross Gay In this follow up to his bestselling Book of Delights, poet Ross Gay reminisces on his life as a starting point to explore more universal themes...
Living • Published Nov 10, 2022 12 am

Oil and Water Do Mix At Henry Carter Hull Library

Oil and Water Do Mix: Paintings by Sarah Baskin & Kimberley Scoble will be exhibited from Thursday, Dec. 1 to Thursday, Dec. 29 at the Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killi...
Living • Published Nov 10, 2022 12 am

What Makes Us Human? by Iain S Thomas, GPT-3, and Jasmine Wang

What Makes Us Human? by Iain S Thomas, GPT-3, and Jasmine Wang While I don’t think artificial intelligence (AI) is synonymous with human intelligence, I do think AI can l...
Living • Published Nov 10, 2022 12 am

Making a Scene by Constance Wu

Making a Scene by Constance Wu You may know her from films like Crazy Rich Asians and Fresh off the Boat. In a striking new book, Constance Wu puts her heart on her sleev...
Living • Published Nov 10, 2022 12 am

Small Game by Blair Braverman

Small Game by Blair Braverman I know Braverman from her excellent Twitter threads detailing the exciting lives of her sled dogs. Knowing what a great storyteller she is, ...
Living • Published Nov 10, 2022 12 am

‘Let There Be Love’

Spectrum Art Gallery’s Holiday Show Opens November 18
Living • Published Nov 10, 2022 12 am

44th Annual Turkey Trot On Thanksgiving Day

The 44th annual Lenny & Joe’s Madison Turkey Trot will be held on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24, at 10 a.m. The 5-mile race and 2-mile walk will both start and fin...
Living • Published Nov 10, 2022 12 am

No Strangers Here by Carlene O’Connor

No Strangers Here by Carlene O’Connor This is the first in the new “County Kerry Mystery” series by Carlene O’Connor, and I’m eager for book two! Dimpna Wilde, a veterina...
Living • Published Nov 10, 2022 12 am

From Comic Books To Art With A Narrative Element

City Life Paintings, Vincent Giarriano's 13th solo show of 30 new paintings, will remain on display through Saturday, Nov. 26 at Susan Powell Fine Art, 679 Boston Pos...
Living • Published Nov 10, 2022 12 am

‘Hitting The Wall, Having To Make A Choice’

Songs For A New World at Bregamos Theater
Living • Published Nov 10, 2022 12 am

The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray

The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray How could a young girl with a secret, who otherwise shouldn’t belong, manage to be accepted and r...
Living • Published Nov 10, 2022 12 am

Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng

Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng Set in a time when strict laws allow authorities to remove children from their homes if other family members are suspected of anti-Americ...
Living • Published Oct 27, 2022 12 pm

Getting Ghostly

The man leans forward and says in a loud voice, “Do you need our help?” “What if it doesn’t want our help?” Poe asks, her voice shaking a little. Good question. Poe, Jinx...
Living • Published Oct 27, 2022 09 am

42nd Street at Goodspeed Is a Toe-Tapping Delight

I couldn’t stop smiling, tapping my toes and wanting to sing along with the absolutely delightful production of 42nd Street at Goodspeed through Sunday, Nov. 6. If you ne...
Living • Published Oct 27, 2022 12 am

“Get Real” Nonfiction Book Group: From Strength to Strength

From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life, by Arthur C. Brooks will be the subject of a book club discussion ...