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Arnold’s Top 20

Published May 22, 2019 07:00 a.m.

To mark the 20th anniversary of Madison Art Cinemas, at 761 Boston Post Road in Madison, we asked owner Arnold Gorlick to make a list of his top 20 movies.

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‘Tis the Season

Published May 23, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Farmer’s Market season is upon us and I could not be any happier about that.

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The Secret to Arnold’s Success

Published May 22, 2019 07:00 a.m.

It’s the 20th Anniversary of Madison’s Beloved Cinema and Owner Arnold Gorlick Just Might Celebrate, If He Can Find Time

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Stormy Sky, Isabel Lane

Madison Art Society Offers Art Demonstration

Published May 23, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Madison Art Society will offer an art demonstration in oils by Isabel Lane on Thursday, May 30 from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Madison Senior Center, 29 Bradley Road, Madison.

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Whether the Storm, kiln formed art glass, lake salvaged wood stand, Jeni Gray-Roberts

Summer Arts Festival Exhibit Opens at Spectrum Gallery

Published May 23, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Spectrum Art Gallery and Store of Centerbrook presents the Summer Arts Festival Gallery Show, a six-week exhibit of...

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A Big Hit Musical, the College Dating Scene, Godspell, and You Are Invited!

Published May 23, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Inside notes and comments about Connecticut and New York Professional Theater

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Food for Overnight Guests

Published May 23, 2019 12:01 a.m.

These are Two Great Go-To Dishes for Celebration Season

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Maggie Bofill in foreground, with Mia Karigbak, in A Doll’s House, Part 2. Photo by T Charles Erickson

Another A Doll’s House, Part 2 Distracts and Puzzles the Audience

Published May 23, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Long Wharf is ending its season with the second Connecticut production of A Doll’s House, Part 2, a play that’s been produced in the state in other venues recently, including an earlier production at TheaterWorks that bears little resemblance to this one.

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City Gallery Photo by Chris Gardner

What is a Self-Portrait in the Age of the Selfie?

Published May 23, 2019 12:01 a.m.

New Exhibit Features Self-Portraits by City Gallery Artists

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The Acton Library will host a Sport Stacking event on Friday, June 7. Photo courtesy of the Acton Library

Sport Stacking with Speed Stacks at Acton Public Library

Published May 23, 2019 12:01 a.m.

This program for teens has been called a “track meet for your hands at warp speed.” It’s a...

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All are welcome to attend a family forum on pollution in Long Island Sound, which will include a dinner provided by Sanctuary Kitchen. Photo courtesy of First Congregational Church in Madison

Talking Trash, and How to Tackle It

Published May 23, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The First Congregational Church of Madison (FCC) invites all members of the community to a family forum on pollution ...

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At the upcoming tour of the Stony Creek Quarry, tour guides will describe the lives and work of the quarrymen and the dangers they faced on a daily basis. At their peak around 1900, the Stony Creek quarries along the Branford-Guilford shoreline employed more than 1,800 men. Builders used Stony Creek granite for The West Point Battle Monument, the base of the Statue of Liberty, and the steps of Yale’s Woolsey Hall, as well as parts of the Brooklyn Bridge and Grant’s Tomb. Photo courtesy of The Stony Creek Museum and the Guilford Keeping Society

Stony Creek Quarry Tour Digs into Past and Future

Published May 23, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Visitors to the Stony Creek Quarry on Quarry Road in Branford on Saturday, June 1 at 10 a.m. will view the past,...

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New Seasonal Menu, Outdoor Seating at STP

Published May 23, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Scotch Plains Tavern, 124 Westbrook Road, Essex has opened its outdoor patio and has introduced its new seasonal menu.

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Staff Suggestion: Barcelona Wine Bar

Published May 23, 2019 12:01 a.m.

A friend and I were looking for a late night nosh in New Haven recently, and we settled on Barcelona Wine Bar, 155...

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More Organic at Roberts

Published May 23, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Robert’s Food Center, 514 Old Toll Road, Madison has amped up its organic produce section. The market...

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Trivia, Iftar for a Great Cause!

Published May 23, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS) was planning a Trivia and Iftar meal to celebrate breaking of the fast for Muslims in the month of Ramadan.

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The Limes Have It

Published May 23, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The winner of the recent Guac Throwdown at Madison Beach Hotel in Madison has been announced, and Paul Warner eked...

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Plate, Ralph Levesque

Essex Art Association Stages 2019 Elected Artist Exhibition

Published May 23, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The June show at the Essex Art Association (EAA) is the Elected Artists’ Exhibition.The opening...

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Bestselling Author to Discuss New Book at R.J. Julia

Published May 23, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Chris Pavone, The New York Times bestselling author of The Expats, will talk about his new book, The Paris Diversion, at R.J. Julia Booksellers on Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. in conversation with Shore Publishing Living Editor Pem McNerney.

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Celeste Morales as Claire, with Zachary Johnson as Peter, in a rehearsal for Sextet. Photo courtesy of Chad Hardin

Sextet, a ‘Love Story for Everyone,’ Offered by Shoreline Theatrical Arts

Published May 23, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Shoreline Theatrical Arts will present a staged reading of a new musical, Sextet, by composer and shoreline resident Chad Hardin, on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 at 8 p.m. The venue will be BSK Design Gallery, located at 29 Whitfield Street (behind MIX Design Store), in Guilford center.

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Spring Forward

Published May 20, 2019 01:04 p.m.

Spring Forward

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Movie Nights at Stony Creek Brewery

Published May 16, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Deluxe movie theaters are nice and all, but are they really worth the $12 admission ticket?

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Winter is Coming...

Published May 16, 2019 12:01 a.m.

That’s right, a 'Game of Thrones'-themed bar crawl

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Death Cab for Cutie. Photo courtesy of Hannah Nobbe

The Music Scene in June

Published May 16, 2019 12:01 a.m.

There's plenty to see in Connecticut in June.

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Eight to the Bar, a Connecticut-based group, specializes in Motown, swing, and blues dance music. Photo courtesy of Eight to the Bar

Eight to the Bar at Owenego

Published May 16, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Eight to the Bar, a Connecticut-based Motown/classic R&B/blues/swing band, will play at the Owenego Inn & Beach Club, 40 Linden Avenue, Branford, on Friday, May 24 from 8 to 11 p.m

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Children from ages 7 to 14 are welcome to participate in the Rising STAR Summer Theater Experience in Guilford. Photo courtesy of Shoreline Arts Alliance

Shoreline Arts Alliance Announces Rising STAR for the Summer of 2019

Published May 16, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Theater Experience Returns with a New Theme of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Replant

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The cast of 'Sweeney Todd,' which will be performed at the Harborside Marina. Photo courtesy of Kidz Konnection

Sondheim’s Spooky Musical 'Sweeney Todd' Set to Open at the Harborside Marina

Published May 16, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Kidz Konnection Shoreline Theater Academy’s Advanced Musical Theater troupe will kick off its summer production schedule performing Stephen Sondheim’s musical thriller 'Sweeney Todd' in a unique setting, the Harborside Marina, 131-a Grove Street, Clinton, by the town docks and next to Shanks in Clinton from Friday, June 7 to Sunday, June 9.

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In China Town, Vincent Giarrano

Melanie Carr Gallery Offering Exhibit on Contemporary Figures

Published May 16, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Melanie Carr Gallery will present 'The Contemporary Figure,' an exhibition curated by artist Brian Walters.

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The Wedding, Laura Westlake

'Wild Inside' at Cooper & Smith Gallery in Essex

Published May 16, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Cooper & Smith Gallery will present 'Wild Inside: Paintings by Laura Westlake' through July

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The Madhatters at a rehearsal for 'The Aristocats' Photo courtesy of the Madhatters

Madhatters Plan Next Production

Published May 16, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Madhatters Theatre Company presents 'The Aristocats' at Chester Meeting House, 4 Liberty Street, Chester, with performances on Friday May 17 at 6 p.m.; on Saturday, May 18 at 2 and 6 p.m.; and on Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m.

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