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Life & Style



Let’s Talk About Death

Published March 20, 2018 12:24 p.m.

Come for Tea and Cake, Stay for the Conversation

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Events to Help You Live Well

Published March 15, 2018 11:48 a.m.

Local events to help you live well on the shoreline.

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Is Retirement a Thing of the Past?

Published March 15, 2018 11:33 a.m.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the percent of adults in the workforce aged 65 and older increased from 11.8 to 17.4 between 1990 and 2010. Is it a choice, or a matter of paying the bills?

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Coming Full Circle: Parenting Elderly Parents

Published March 15, 2018 11:28 a.m.

From the time we are born, our parents have been there to take care of us. As they get older, the tables start to turn and children need to step up and take care of their elderly parents.

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Teaching Good Fiscally Responsible Habits at Every Age

Published March 15, 2018 11:16 a.m.

Today more than ever, financial responsibility seems to be becoming a more abstract concept as payment methods reach beyond credit cards and people are able to make purchases with a flick of a smart watch or smart phone.

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Kailey Mitchell. Photo by Christy Mitchell Photography

How the Shoreline Stays Fit: Locals Share Their Unique Workouts

Published March 15, 2018 11:08 a.m.

We asked five locals how they stay fit on the shoreline.

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Student Loans: What to Keep in Mind When Borrowing for School

Published March 15, 2018 10:41 a.m.

Planning for college is an exciting time. What's not so exciting is figuring out how to pay for it.

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Bad Moms-Inspired Meal Prep Ideas for You and Your Kids

Published March 15, 2018 10:31 a.m.

When you're a mom, it can be hard to be on top of everything all the time. And if the movie Bad Moms has taught us anything, it's that it's okay to not have your, er, "act" together. With that in mind, we came up with some easy lunch ideas that you can prep ahead of time that can be used for school lunches for your kids and work lunches for busy moms on the go.

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Four Survivors, Forrest R. Bailey, oil on linen, mounted on panel, 19 ½ x 25 1/8 inches

Artists of Gallery One & Friends Return to Mill Gallery

Published March 15, 2018 12:01 a.m.

The Artists of Gallery One & Friends are returning to the Mill Gallery at the Guilford Art Center, 411 Church...

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Soprano Louise Fauteux

Photo courtesy of Con Brio

A Mass for Troubled Times to be Performed by Con Brio

Published March 15, 2018 12:01 a.m.

In times of angst and uncertainty, there are those who believe nothing helps heal the soul like the experience of glorious uplifting choral music performed live.

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KJ Denhert    

Photo courtesy of the Madison Beach Hotel

The Wharf Unplugged Presents KJ Denhert

Published March 15, 2018 12:01 a.m.

The Wharf Unplugged will present KJ Denhert on Thursday, April 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Madison Beach Hotel, 94...

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The Brennan-Lucey Irish Dance Academy was founded by Irish dance world champion Stephen Brennan and national champion Meghan Lucey, who met while on tour with Riverdance in 2007. Photo courtesy of The New Haven Symphony Orchestra

Concerts to Feature Irish Singing Sensation Cathy Maguire, Brennan-Lucey Irish Dance Academy

Published March 15, 2018 12:01 a.m.

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra (NHSO) Pops wants to transform Connecticut into the Emerald Isle for St. Patrick’s Day weekend, with two St. Patrick’s Pops performances on Saturday, March 17 at 2:30 p.m. at Hamden Middle School, 2623 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, and Sunday, March 18 at 3 p.m. at Shelton High School, 120 Meadow Street, Shelton.

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Award Winning Author Rachel Kadish Comes to Books & Bagels atCongregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek

Published March 15, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Rachel Kadish will discuss and read selections from her third novel, The Weight of Ink, at Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek (CBSRZ) in Chester at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 18.

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Jeremy Milton, left, directs members of the Choral Club of Clinton.

Photo courtesy of Gail Carlisle

Clinton Chorale Begins 92nd Season, Seeking Singers Who Love Music

Published March 15, 2018 12:01 a.m.

New Voices Needed, No Auditions Required

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Comedy, Renovations, Announcements, and some Fond Farewells

Published March 15, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Inside Notes and Comments about Connecticut and New York Professional Theater

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Nibbles: 4 & 20 Blackbirds

Published March 15, 2018 12:01 a.m.

A recent conversation with friends brought me to almond paste. I’m not even sure why. Whoever knows when my...

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Baby, Look at You Now

Published March 15, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Love Ya, But Not Enough to Brave Boston on St. Patrick’s Day

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Ben Stiller and Austin Abrams star in Brad’s Status. Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios

A Solid Performance from Ben Still in Brad’s Status, an Amazon Original Film

Published March 15, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Star Ben Stiller (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Zoolander) gives a solid performance as a middle-aged man experiencing a crisis of confidence in the Amazon Original Film, Brad’s Status.

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Star Talk

Published March 15, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Not all conversations are created equal. Conversation can be food for the soul or it can be that junk-food snack that you wish you’d resisted.

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Jamison Stern plays Miss Tracy Mills in The Legend of Georgia McBride. He is shown here in rehearsals earlier this month. Photo courtesy of TheaterWorks in Hartford

An Escape into Drag, and a Celebration of Women as an Art Form

Published March 15, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Jamison Stern Sashays Again in Georgia McBride

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Ladurée Tea Time: The Art of Taking Tea comes with a beautiful gift box, mint green tissue paper, a padded cover, and green-metallic edge stain on all 308 pages.

Photo courtesy of Vendome Press

Some Eggsellent Recipes

Published March 15, 2018 12:01 a.m.

The most recent issue of Savory magazine has, as its cover feature, “12 Ways to Cook an Egg.” There are some great ideas there, from basic (Sunny Side Up) to fancy (Savory Egg Clouds).

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You know what would be a great lunch? River Tavern’s baked-to-order Bittersweet Chocolate Soufflé with a glass of Château de Cugat Bordeaux. Photo courtesy of River Tavern

Every Weeknight is Special at River Tavern

Published March 15, 2018 12:01 a.m.

River Tavern recently announced its weeknight specials and...yum: Monday, noodle night plus half-priced wine;...

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Can’t wait to see that “open” flag flying. Photo courtesy of Lobster Landing

Some Really Good News

Published March 15, 2018 12:01 a.m.

I was alarmed to see the waters of Clinton Harbor overflowing their banks during the recent Nor’easter,...

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All the cool Anginette warriors will be wearing this T-shirt this year. Photo courtesy of East Haven Rotary

Save the Date: Anginette Wars 2018

Published March 15, 2018 12:01 a.m.

What’s that? You wanted to be an Anginette warrior this year? Too late. Registration to compete has closed,...

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Amato’s Pizza and Pasta is now open at 391 Durham Road, Madison. Photo courtesy of Amato’s

That’s Red Sauce Running Through His Veins

Published March 15, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Remember that kid, Amato Bevilacqua, who grew up in Madison and who used to work in his mom and pop’s Pepe...

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Sky Bristol of Branford whips up a smart girl smoothie at Savvy Tea in Madison.

Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

A Smart Girl Smoothie

Published March 15, 2018 12:01 a.m.

The other day, on one of those it’s-starting-to-feel-like-spring-even-though-it’s-still-winter days, I ...

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Fish O’Hoy is back and better than ever. Photo courtesy of Fish O’Hoy

Welcome (Back) Fish O’Hoy!

Published March 15, 2018 12:01 a.m.

If you love Sugar Bakery in East Haven like I do, you’ll be happy to hear that another fun place to eat, Fish ...

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Winterburn shows on the southwest branches of this white pine.

Photo by Kathy Connolly/The Source

With an Eye Toward Spring, It’s Time to Attend to Winter Plant Damage

Published March 14, 2018 07:00 a.m.

Check for Insects, and What’s Up When Evergreens Turn Brown?

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Jim Luce, supervisor of grounds at Connecticut College, will discuss when, how, and why to prune trees and shrubs on Saturday, March 31.

Photo courtesy of Connecticut College Arboretum

Making the Proper Cut

Published March 14, 2018 10:59 a.m.

Early March is ideal for pruning trees and shrubs because the cuts can heal before pathogens become active in spring and summer.

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