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A little bit of trivia on a Tuesday at Los Charros (back door 30 Main Street in Centerbroko) can help get you a tasting menu at The Essex (front door 30 Main Street in Centerbrook). Photo courtesy of The Essex

Tacos, Tequila, and Trivial Tuesdays at Los Charros

Published Jan. 17, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Los Charros Cantina, 30 Main Street, Centerbrook (go through the back door) is hosting Trivial Tuesdays all winter...

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You can get the Salvadorian Scramble at the Paperback Café in Old Saybrook on Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., served with a side of jazz. Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

Sunday Breakfast With a Side of Jazz

Published Jan. 17, 2019 12:01 a.m.

I had a wonderful breakfast at Paperback Café, 210 Main Street, Old Saybrook a few weeks ago. My favorite there is the Salvadorian Scramble (scrambled eggs with melted cheddar, cilantro salsa, avocado, and bacon with a side of toast and hash browns).

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Vegan soup will be on the menu during a free workshop on Saturday, Jan. 26. Photo courtesy of WellonWheels.com

Flavorful, Healthy Soup Demo

Published Jan. 17, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Vegan chef Mary Lawrence will be offering tips and strategies for making soup and how best to prepare it, balance...

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Frank Gallo, the author of Birding in Connecticut, leads birding expeditions all over the world, but one of his favorite places to bird is in New England. He will be talking about his new book at an event, free and open to the public, at the Meigs Point Nature Center, Hammonasset Beach State Park, 1288 Boston Post Road, Madison on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. Photo courtesy of Frank Gallo

New Connecticut Birding Book Aims to ‘Open Up a Whole New World’

Published Jan. 16, 2019 07:00 a.m.

Birding in Connecticut Explores the Nooks and Crannies of the State for Birders of All Levels

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All that and blue ice cream in a bubblecone, too. Photo courtesy of Milkcraft

More Ice Cream is Always Better

Published Jan. 17, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Milkcraft, a small-batch creamery that says it’s “moving the ice cream business out of the dark ages,...

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BYO Branford is one of several organizations on the shoreline encouraging the use of reusable bags. Photo courtesy of BYO Branford

Big Y Says BYO Bag!

Published Jan. 17, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Big Y, which has several supermarkets on the Connecticut shoreline, has said it will eliminate single-use plastic...

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Clémentine Margaine Photo courtesy of Clémentine Margaine

Guilford Library’s Metropolitan Opera Talk to Feature Bizet’s ‘Carmen’

Published Jan. 17, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Metropolitan Opera Talk Series continues at Guilford Free Library on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m.

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Connecticut River Museum’s Lay House will be transformed into a candlelit riverside tavern. Photo courtesy of Connecticut River Museum

Connecticut River Museum Plans Journey Back in Time to Historic Riverside Tavern

Published Jan. 17, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Connecticut River Museum will host a Tavern Night at the museum’s historic Samuel Lay House on Friday,...

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Temiciula, Wine Country, watercolor, Joan McPherson

Art Society Schedules Several Exhibits

Published Jan. 17, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Clinton Art Society has scheduled several shows, including its annual Members’ Show, along with exhibits by Stephen Roane, and Phyllis Bevington.

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Bassist Jeff Fuller Photo courtesy of Musical Society of Branford

Dr. Joe’s Quintet Plays Jazz in Stony Creek

Published Jan. 17, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Local jazz guitarist Dr. Joe Cardinale will appear with local bassist Jeff Fuller, along with pianist Matt...

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Scott Kirby Photo courtesy of Madison Beach Hotel

John McCurry, Scott Kirby Playing at Wharf Unplugged

Published Jan. 17, 2019 12:01 a.m.

John McCurry is scheduled to play at The Wharf on Thursday, Jan. 17 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Scott Kirby on...

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Frozen features a fearless princess, Anna, and her estranged sister, Princess Elsa of Arendelle, who has icy powers. Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Studios

Frozen Sing-Along at The Kate

Published Jan. 17, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center is hosting Frozen Sing-Along on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Kate, 300 Main Street, Old Saybrook.

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Authors of The Wife Between Us and An Anonymous Girl Coming to Local Booksellers

Published Jan. 17, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The next novel of psychological suspense and obsession from the authors of the blockbuster bestseller The Wife Between Us will be featured at a talk at R.J. Julia Booksellers, Thursday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.

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NASA satellites, the subject of an upcoming discussion at the Willoughby Wallace Library, carry instruments critical for monitoring weather, climate, air pollution, as well as the impact of clean air policies. 

Photo courtesy of the Branford Forum

NASA Satellites, Science, and Societal Benefit Topic of Discussion During Branford Form

Published Jan. 17, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Branford Forum will present a discussion by Dr. Michael Freilich, director, NASA Earth Science Division, on...

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The Essex Ed Parade will take place, once gain, in Essex Village, this time on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. Essex Ed did not see his shadow at last year’s parade, when this picture was taken. Photo by Emily McColl/The Source

Essex Ed Once Again Planning for Some Silly Winter Fun

Published Jan. 17, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Essex Ed Parade will take place once again on Main Street in Essex Village, this year on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m.

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The Indian Rock Shelters trail is named for the shallow caves that may have served as a winter home for members of the Hammonasset tribe.  Within the rock ledges that form the western boundary of the trail are several protected spots to find shelter.  

Photo courtesy of Madison Land Trust

Annual Groundhog Day Hike Scheduled on Indian Rock Shelters Trail

Published Jan. 17, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Madison Land Trust will offer its annual Groundhog Hike on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 1 p.m. on the Indian Rock Shelters trail in North Madison.

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Published Jan. 17, 2019 12:01 a.m.

When I go Christmas shopping, I find more things for myself than for anyone else. I know this is selfish, but...

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Nibbles: Paying it Forward

Published Jan. 17, 2019 12:01 a.m.

My husband and I went out for breakfast every single weekend, sometimes Saturday and Sunday.

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Everything in Moderation

Published Jan. 17, 2019 12:01 a.m.

...Even the Healthy Stuff

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Family Struggles, a World Premiere, Murder for Two, and More

Published Jan. 17, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Inside Notes and Comments about Connecticut and New York Professional Theater

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Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell star in Beautiful Boy. Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios

A Son’s Drug Addiction, a Family’s Despondency in Beautiful Boy

Published Jan. 17, 2019 12:01 a.m.

As a teenager, Nic Sheff began experimenting with marijuana and then quickly moved on to trying nearly every other illegal drug. He managed to do this for years, without his father ever realizing what was happening. It wasn’t until Nic had already become a full-blown methamphetamine addict that his father David became aware of Nic’s dire situation.

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Raising the Bar on Basics: Hasselback Potatoes

Published Jan. 17, 2019 12:01 a.m.

As the cold settles in, one feels the need to reach for the extra pair of socks and sweater, and perhaps a nice warm, baked potato.

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Photo courtesy of Saybrook Point Inn, Marina & Spa

Fire & Ice at Saybrook Point

Published Jan. 11, 2019 10:08 a.m.

On Friday, Jan. 18 from 7 to 11 p.m., Saybrook Point will be hosting its new Fire & Ice adults-only event featuring food, including a seafood and raw bar, premium cash bar, music, photo booth, and, coolest (or hottest?) of all, Sasha the Fire Gypsy will be giving fire performances.

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Josée Vachon Photo courtesy of the Branford Folk Music Society

Franco-American Music at Branford Folk

Published Jan. 10, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Called the “ambassadrice” of Franco-American music, Josée Vachon will present French-Canadian...

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North Haven Library Celebrating Foreign Film Month

Published Jan. 10, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The North Haven Memorial Library is celebrating Foreign Film Month during January at the library, 17 Elm Street, North Haven.

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The Collector’s Apprentice by B.A. Shapiro

Published Jan. 10, 2019 12:01 a.m.

If you like art, intrigue, deception, and mystery, then this book is for you.

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Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

Published Jan. 10, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Unsheltered is a relevant meditation on how we choose to view challenging ideas, from Darwinism to climate change.

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Phantom Wheel by Tracy Deebs

Published Jan. 10, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Six teenage hackers are given the chance of a lifetime for a free college education and guaranteed job at the CIA—if they win a coding challenge.

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The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle

Published Jan. 10, 2019 12:01 a.m.

We’ve all played the game: If you could pick five people to have dinner with, living or dead, who would you choose?

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Evening in Paradise: More Stories by Lucia Berlin

Published Jan. 10, 2019 12:01 a.m.

An absolutely masterful writer of short stories, Lucia Berlin has recently found widespread posthumous acclaim.

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