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Hedy Watrous from the Whistle Stop Cafe will be offering healing teas all winter long. Photo courtesy of Whistle Stop Cafe

Good for What Ails Ya

Published Jan. 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Now that we are in the middle of winter and cold and flu season, the folks in my neighborhood are once again relying ...

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Community farm share applications are already available for Barberry Hill Farm in Madison, and should be available soon at other farms. The offerings at Barberry Hill sometimes include Trust beefsteak tomatoes and the smaller, juicy Red Boar, which has distinctive yellow, red stripes. Photo courtesy of Barberry Hill Farm

Dreaming of Summer

Published Jan. 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.

It was with a great deal of delight and pure joy that I opened an email recently from my local farm, Barberry Hill...

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Regulars at the Madison Beach Hotel Wednesday happy hours will be able to mark the change from winter into spring as the sunset shifts to a later time each week. Photo courtesy of Madison Beach Hotel

A Beer with a View

Published Jan. 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Madison Beach Hotel will be offering happy hours on Wednesdays from 4 to 9 p.m. through the early winter months,...

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The New London Big Band will take the stage with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Garde Arts Center. Photo courtesy of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Orchestra Joins Forces with New London Big Band

Published Jan. 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The 2020 portion of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra’s (ECS0) 2019-’20 season kicks off with ...

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The Community Music School is offering free preview lessons. 

Photo courtesy of Community Music School

Free Preview Week Offered by Community Music School

Published Jan. 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Community Music School, 90 Main Street in Centerbrook, and 179 Flanders Road in East Lyme, welcomes the general...

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Bee There or Bee Square: Branford Land Trust January Lecture Features Pollinators

Published Jan. 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The Branford Land Trust (BLT) opens its Winter Lecture Series with a talk on Connecticut’s most important pollinator, the bee, presented by Dr. Kimberly Stoner, entomologist with the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 7 p.m., at the Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library in Stony Creek, 146 Thimble Island Road, Branford.

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The chili fest team from Gladeview Health Care Center serves up their Backwoods Chili at last year’s chili competition, where the team won the Spirit of Chili Fest award. Photo courtesy of Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce

Call for Entries: 24­th Annual Old Saybrook Chili Fest

Published Jan. 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Chef applications are now being accepted for the 24th annual Old Saybrook Chili Fest. The entry deadline is Monday,...

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A square dance class and dance will be offered at the Acton Library in Old Saybrook. Photo courtesy of the Acton Public Library

Square Dance Demonstration and Lesson at Acton Public Library

Published Jan. 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The Sound Steppers Square Dance Club will give a Modern Western Square Dance demonstration and lesson on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. at the Acton Public Library, 60 Old Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook.

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Author of American Dirt Coming to R.J. Julia Booksellers

Published Jan. 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Jeanine Cummins, the author of American Dirt, will give a talk on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. at R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison.

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A session on how to identify common scams is coming up at the Essex Library. Photo courtesy of the Essex Library

Essex Library Offers Session on How to Recognize and Avoid Scams

Published Jan. 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Consumers are faced with increasingly complex scams and schemes used to defraud millions of people each year. How do ...

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Chinese New Year will be celebrated at Guilford High School on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Photo by Susan Lambert/The Source

Year of the Rat Celebrated During Chinese New Year of 2020

Published Jan. 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The Greater New Haven Chinese Community will celebrate the Chinese New Year of 2020, the Year of Rat, at Guilford High School in the afternoon of Wednesday, Jan. 18 at Guilford High School, 605 New England Road, Guilford.

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Mama’s Apple Pie, Linda McCarthy

‘Appreciating the Everyday’ Focus of Spectrum Gallery’s First 2020 Exhibit

Published Jan. 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisans Store of Centerbrook presents its newest exhibit with the opening of Appreciating the Everyday is the focus of a new exhibit opening Friday, Jan. 24 with a reception from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisans Store of Centerbrook, 61 Main Street, Centerbrook.

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Sanna Stanley Photo courtesy of Madison Happiness Club

Micro-Movement Explorations at the Madison Happiness Club

Published Jan. 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The Madison Happiness Club will present Sanna Stanley on Awareness Heals: A talk and micro-movement explorations, on ...

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Dreamscape I, Sara Drought Nebel

Just Plain Art at Peoples Bank in Madison

Published Jan. 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Artist Sara Drought Nebel’s exhibit Just Plain Art: Dreams and Visions 2020 is at the Peoples United Bank, 752 Boston Post Road, Madison.

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Marlene Sicuranza’s watercolor, Fury Rescue Dog, won the most popular award at last year’s member show.

Madison Art Society Celebrates 45th Annual Member Show

Published Jan. 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The 45th annual Member Show of the Madison Art Society will be held at the Henry Carter Hull Library, 10...

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Holly Arsenault Photo courtesy of the Ivoryton Playhouse

Fourth Annual Festival of Women’s PlaysOpens Season at the Ivoryton Playhouse

Published Jan. 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The fourth annual Women Playwrights Initiative will take place Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street, Ivoryton.

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Nibbles: Winter is Here

Published Jan. 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.

On a recent morning, I looked outside, saw it was snowing, and decided I would not be going out because I have a new ...

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Settling Into the New Year

Published Jan. 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Is it just me, or was it more difficult than usual to get back on schedule this year?

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Close Call

Published Jan. 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.

It starts innocently enough. My mom’s phone rings and she picks it up.

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Nilaja Sun Photo courtesy of Hartford Stage

Sun Shines On Hartford Stage’s Pike St.

Published Jan. 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Nilaja Sun is best known for No Child..., her solo show based on her eight-year experience with arts education in New York City schools, featuring 16 characters, all of which Sun performed.

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Lani Gargano, along with Joel Gargano and Joe Roberto, are offering a Vietnamese popup at Grano Arso on Monday, Feb. 3. Photo courtesy of Grano Arso

Vietnamese in Chester

Published Jan. 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Fresh off of its victory of being named the best restaurant in Connecticut, Grano Arso, 6 Main Street, Chester, has made plans for another evening it has become well known for, its Vietnamese Pop Ups.

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Jack Flaws, known for Jack Rabbit’s in Old Saybrook, among other ventures, is opening up Black Jax Saloon in Centerbrook. Photo courtesy of Black Jax

Welcome Black Jax!

Published Jan. 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Black Jax Saloon opened up at the end of December at 78 Main Street, Centerbrook, the newest project of shoreline...

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Joe Ball, center, volunteers with his sons’ sports teams. Photo courtesy of the Ball family

Volunteering: Good for Them, Good for You

Published Jan. 15, 2020 07:00 a.m.

Who Benefits When You Donate Your Time? As it Turns Out, Everyone Involved

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How Do You Like Your Burger?

Published Jan. 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Are You Tempted by the Plant-Based Versions?

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Virginia Photo courtesy of the Branford Compassion Club

Branford Compassion Club Hosting Two Fundraiser, Seeking Volunteers

Published Jan. 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Branford Compassion Club (BCC) Feline Rescue & Adoption Center is hosting two fundraisers to help keep the...

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The fifth annual Souper Bowl will feature a half-time show this year. Photo courtesy of Madison Chamber of Commerce

Souper Bowl Featuring Half-Time Show This Year

Published Jan. 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The Madison Chamber of Commerce will hold its fifth Souper Bowl Event outdoors in downtown Madison on Saturday, Jan. ...

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Blue Heron Takes Wings, Pamela Morgan

Guilford Watercolor Artist Offers Artwork at Mercy by the Sea Gallery

Published Jan. 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Pamela Morgan, an award winning Guilford watercolor artist, will be displaying her works through Sunday, March 1 at...

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How Well Do You Know ‘The Office’?

Published Jan. 09, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Have you seen every episode of The Office at least 10 times? If so, put your knowledge to the test at East Rock...

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Photo courtesy of Tailgaters Pub

Where You Can Tailgate All Day

Published Jan. 09, 2020 12:01 a.m.

If the best part of the football game is tailgating beforehand, then get excited. Tailgaters Pub in Deep River is...

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Miya’s in New Haven To Close

Published Jan. 09, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Miya’s, a beloved sustainable sushi restaurant located on Howe Street in New Haven, announced on Dec. 31 that ...

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