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Little Pub Opens in Old Saybrook

Published Oct. 19, 2018 09:58 a.m.

I will drive just about anywhere for a good burger, and I may have to make a trip out to Old Saybrook soon now that Little Pub has finally opened.

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Renate Longa of Niantic studies the “I is for Incredible Insect Institute” by teacher Dora Pero’s fourth grade students last year at Nathan Hale Arts School.

Photo by Dana Jensen/The Source

Area Students Show Where Wee Folk Are Strong, Bold! And Where They Can Count on Each Other

Published Oct. 18, 2018 12:01 a.m.

This Year’s Wee Faerie Village Revolves Around Letters, Numbers, Fantastically Adorable Abodes

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Margaret Gibson Photo courtesy of the Clinton Art Gallery

Poetry Place Sunday Series to Feature Margaret Gibson, Elizabeth Possidente

Published Oct. 18, 2018 12:01 a.m.

The seventh reading in the Clinton Art Gallery’s 2018 Sunday Series poetry readings will take place on Sunday, Oct. 21, and will feature Connecticut poets Elizabeth Possidente and Margaret Gibson.

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Irene Sofia Lucio and Arturo Soria in el Huricán by Charise Castro Smith, directed by Laurie Woolery, at Yale Rep. Photo by T. Charles Erickson

World Premiere Uses Hurricane Andrew as Metaphor for Dementia

Published Oct. 18, 2018 12:01 a.m.

The world premiere play that opens the Yale Rep season, el Huricán by Charise Castro Smith, is a family drama using Hurricane Andrew, which hit Florida in 1992, as a metaphor for what happens as people develop dementia.

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Sydney Sherman, author and medium, will visit the library in East Haven to talk about her book and her life experiences. Photo courtesy of the Hagaman Memorial Library

You are Not Alone: A Free Presentation by Psychic Medium and Author Sydney Sherman

Published Oct. 18, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Paranormal author and medium Sydney Sherman will visit the Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main Street, East Haven on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. for a presentation on her life experiences and her book, You Are Not Alone: Our Loved Ones Are Here...You’re Just Not Listening.

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The East Haddam Stage Company will perform the 1930 live action Sherlock Holmes radio drama, The Adventure of the Speckled Band, at Acton Public Library in Old Saybrook. 

Photo courtesy of the Acton Library

Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of the Speckled Band, Live

Published Oct. 18, 2018 12:01 a.m.

The East Haddam Stage Company will perform the 1930 live action Sherlock Holmes radio drama, The Adventure of the Speckled Band, at Acton Public Library, 60 Old Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27.

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Wild Fire: A Shetland Island Mystery by Ann Cleeves

Published Oct. 18, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Wild Fire is a well-written and nuanced depiction of Shetland Island life and and a story about efforts to solve a complicated murder.

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Transcription by Kate Atkinson

Published Oct. 18, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Layered and spirited, this is a spy novel unlike any I’ve known. Juliet is a young woman in the service of MI5 who is easy to relate to.

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These Truths: A History of the United States by Jill Lepore

Published Oct. 18, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Jill Lepore is both a historian and modern-day political journalist in These Truths.

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Paper Ghosts: A Novel of Suspense by Julia Heaberlin

Published Oct. 18, 2018 12:01 a.m.

The author of Black-Eyed Susans has once again given readers a psychological thriller capable of producing night sweats

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Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

Published Oct. 18, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Dreamers is the story of a new life for a mother and her child as they settle in a world so different from home

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Bosh! The Cookbook by Henry Firth, Ian Theasby

Published Oct. 18, 2018 12:01 a.m.

I saw a recipe video posted by Bosh! online for banana fritteroles and I had to have them.

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A Parade of Elephants by Kevin Henkes

Published Oct. 18, 2018 12:01 a.m.

This is a delightful picture book about elephants who march from dawn to dusk

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An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

Published Oct. 18, 2018 12:01 a.m.

When April stumbles upon a giant samurai sculpture in the early morning hours, of course she calls her best friend with a YouTube channel to record a short, humorous take on it.

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Andrew Janss, cellist

A Night with the Masters Remix Offered in Guilford

Published Oct. 18, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Project: Music Heals Us will present “Mixtape Vol. 2—A Night with the Masters Remix” on Friday, ...

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Local Poets Launch New Collection

Published Oct. 18, 2018 12:01 a.m.

A group of 14 local poets are celebrating a decade together by launching a new collection of poetry titled Where the River Bends on Thursday, Oct. 18. The reading will be at 6.30 p.m. in the Clinton Art Gallery’s Laurel Ann Olcott Art Center at 20 East Main Street, Clinton.

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Abundance!, Martha Link Walsh, cut paper art, 31” x 31”. From the collection of new paper cuttings by Branford artist Martha Link Walsh

Photo courtesy of the Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library

Martha Link Walsh Paper Cuttings at Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library

Published Oct. 18, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Visitors to the Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library gallery will find Abundance!, a collection of new paper cuttings by Branford artist Martha Link Walsh, on display from Friday, Oct. 26 through Tuesday, Nov. 20.

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The New Haven Symphony Orchestra, with a full chorus, will perform Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. Photo courtesy of the George Flynn Classical Concerts

The George Flynn Classical Concerts Presents the New Haven Symphony Orchestra

Published Oct. 18, 2018 12:01 a.m.

On Sunday, Nov. 4, The George Flynn Classical Concerts series will present the New Haven Symphony Orchestra (NHSO)...

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Beth Payne, director of the Dudley Farm Museum, will give an illustrated talk about 19th century farming in North Guilford at the Guilford Free Library. Photo courtesy of the Guilford Free Library

19th Century Farming, Community Ties Highlighted in Talk

Published Oct. 18, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Beth Payne, director of the Dudley Farm Museum, will give an illustrated talk about 19th century farming in North Guilford at the Guilford Free Library, 67 Park Street, Guilford on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m.

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Jack (Bradley Cooper) and Ally (Lady Gaga) pour their hearts out together in A Star is Born.

Photograph copyright 2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc

The Stars Shine in A Star is Born

Published Oct. 18, 2018 12:01 a.m.

The fourth version of A Star is Born has been showered with accolades, from Bradley Cooper’s vision coming to life differently than its predecessors, to magnificent acting from all its performers.

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Nibbles: Baking Tips for the Holidays

Published Oct. 18, 2018 12:01 a.m.

My condo kitchen is way smaller my old house’s kitchen. When I sold the house, I had to get rid of a lot of stuff. But here are some things that don’t take up a lot of space:

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Lodi Apples: Save the Date

Published Oct. 18, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Writing can seem like a lonely profession

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The folklore and mystery of the Connecticut River will be featured at the Connecticut River Museum’s Haunted River events in Essex on Friday through Sunday, Oct. 26, 27, and 28. Photo courtesy of the Connecticut River Museum

Halloween, Scary and Fun

Published Oct. 17, 2018 07:00 a.m.

Here’s a list of area events, some scary, some just for fun, and all perfect for this Halloween season.

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Sara Walka, who uses oracle cards and tarot cards and pendulums along with modern day teaching and coaching techniques to work with her clients, is all for integrating the old and the new when it comes to Halloween. Photo courtesy of Sara Walka

There’s More Than One Way to Celebrate Halloween

Published Oct. 17, 2018 07:00 a.m.

For Some, It Might Sense to Honor the Old Traditions with the New

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Jerry and Janet Connolly, the owners of the Audubon Shop in Madison 

Photo courtesy of the Audubon Shop

Fall Bird Walks at Hammonasset Continue

Published Oct. 18, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Fall bird walks at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison continue, leaving from The Audubon Shop, 907 Boston Post Road, Madison on Saturdays through Nov. 17.

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Marshes, Karen Weisner

Work of Exhibition Winners Featured at Andrews Memorial Town Hall

Published Oct. 18, 2018 12:01 a.m.

The Clinton Art Society featured exhibit on display at Andrews Memorial Town Hall, 54 East Main Street, Clinton will ...

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Those interested in reading poetry aloud should contact the Shoreline Cluster Poets in advance. 

Photo courtesy of the Henry Carter Hull Library

Poetry Reading at Henry Carter Hull Library

Published Oct. 11, 2018 12:01 a.m.

The Shoreline Cluster Poets will provide poets and poetry lovers with an opportunity to share and listen to original ...

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The Harrowing Story of Witches in Colonial New England

Published Oct. 11, 2018 12:01 a.m.

The harrowing story of the hanging of witches in Colonial New England continues to haunt our present-day imagination.

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Cynthia Mazzaferro Photo courtesy of Madison Happiness Club

Claiming Power for a Happy, Healthy Life

Published Oct. 11, 2018 12:01 a.m.

The Madison Happiness Club will present “Powerful Beyond Measure: 3 Steps to Claim Your Power Within for a...

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Nibbles: New Haven

Published Oct. 11, 2018 12:01 a.m.

A good friend of mine grew up Italian in New Haven, and she suggested that five of us go to an old-fashioned, red-sauce restaurant in New Haven favored by her family.

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