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With Focus On Stories That Ask Compelling Questions, Legendary Writer and Director Celebrates Re-release of Matewan in Hometown Theater

Published Nov. 14, 2019 10:58 a.m.

John Sayles to Appear at Madison Art Cinemas on Thursday, and at Guilford Library in Late January

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Artwork, quilts, pottery, sea glass art, photo cards, jewelry, ornaments, and more will be available at the Estuary Council’s annual Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, Nor. 23 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Photo courtesy of the Estuary Council

Estuary Council Offers Annual Holiday Craft Fair

Published Nov. 14, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Estuary Council will host its annual Holiday Craft Fair on Sat. Nov. 23, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Estuary...

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Home Brew Class at New Northford Brewery

Published Nov. 14, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Want to learn the ultimate party trick? Stewards of the Land Brewery recently opened in Northford and plans to offer ...

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Anthony Roth Costanzo, a countertenor, will perform as the revolutionary title ruler who transformed ancient Egypt in Philip Glass’s Akhnaten. 

Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera

Metropolitan Opera Talk: Akhnaten by Philip Glass

Published Nov. 14, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Metropolitan Opera discussion series continues on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Guilford Free Library, 67...

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Scranton Memorial Library Offering NaNoWriMo Come Write In Location

Published Nov. 14, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Scranton Memorial Library is offering a Come Write In location for National Novel Writing Month through Saturday,...

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Highlights of The Nutcracker ballet will be offered in Branford on Friday, Nov. 22. 

Photo courtesy of the New Haven Ballet

Free Performance of Highlights from ‘Nutcracker’ Offered in Pine Orchard

Published Nov. 14, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Branford Arts and Cultural Alliance is sponsoring a free presentation of highlights from New Haven...

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Mary Buell Volk 

All photos courtesy of Poetry Place

The Clinton Art Gallery Poetry Place Sunday Series Features Three Poets

Published Nov. 14, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Clinton Art Gallery’s Poetry Place Sunday Series final event for 2019 will feature Pat O’Brien, Lorraine Reiss, and Mary Buell Volk, reading their poetry in conjunction with an exhibition of their photography and paintings.

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Hotel Fables will feature, clockwise from upper left, Allison Waggener, Allison Lindsay, Jacob Boergesson, and John Johmann, along with Madison Lyric Stage’s Marc Deaton. Photo courtesy of Madison Lyric Stage

Hotel Fables: Episodes in a Life Offered by Madison Lyric Stage

Published Nov. 14, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Setting Is a Single Hotel Room Anywhere in the World

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The Holiday Train Show at the Connecticut River Museum in Essex will feature an “I Spy” scavenger hunt. Photo courtesy of the Connecticut River Museum

Train Artist Steve Cryan Works His Magic Again in Holiday Train Show

Published Nov. 14, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The family-friendly Holiday Train Show exhibit is back at the Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex for its 26th year, from Wednesday, Nov. 27 to Sunday, Feb. 23.

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Free Dancers, mixed media, Ned Farrell

Spectrum Art Gallery Says Let’s Celebrate

Published Nov. 14, 2019 12:01 a.m.

New Show Opens Thursday, Nov. 22

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Blockbuster Month Continues at R.J. Julia Booksellers

Published Nov. 14, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Blockbuster Month at R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison continues in November with Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade and National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates.

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For When You Need To Be Extra Chill

Published Nov. 14, 2019 12:01 a.m.

When it’s been one of those weeks and alcohol just isn’t enough, head over to Moxie for one of their...

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Photo courtesy of Featherly Ever After

Featherly Ever After Moves to Branford

Published Nov. 14, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Featherly Ever After, a chic boutique and craft studio formerly located in North Branford, is now on Main Street in...

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Rachel Spencer Hewitt and Erin Gann in Cry it Out at Hartford Stage Photo by T. Charles Erickson

New Mothers Can’t Win, No Matter What Their Choices, in Cry it Out

Published Nov. 14, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Becoming a mother—particularly for the first time—is a challenging time for most women.

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Knife by Jo Nesbo

Published Nov. 14, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Jo Nesbo’s latest Harry Hole mystery is not appropriate for bedtime reading, not if the reader wants to go to sleep!

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Do You Like Scary Movies?

Published Nov. 14, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Swiftie and I like scary movies so we go to see It: Chapter 2. The movie is frightening, but real life ends up being more unsettling than what’s on screen.

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Solving the Mystery of Meatloaf’s Enduring Appeal

Published Nov. 14, 2019 12:01 a.m.

A couple of Fridays ago I went out to dinner with friends to a local restaurant, something I do most Friday nights.

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Good Vices by Dr. Harry Ofgang and Erik Ofgang

Published Nov. 14, 2019 12:01 a.m.

It’s okay to drink the wine, eat the chocolate, and make time for what really makes you happy.

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Debra Halstead of Clinton came up with the idea for superfood energy balls, a chewy, bite-sized treat made with dried fruit and other healthy ingredients, and pitched a business built around that called For the Love of Food. Photo courtesy of Collab

So You Want to Start a Food Business...

Published Nov. 13, 2019 07:00 a.m.

Food Accelerator Program Originally Offered to Immigrants, Refugees Now Open to All Budding Food Entrepreneurs

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The Paris Project by Donna Gephart

Published Nov. 14, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Gephart proves once again to be a master of memorable characters.

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Crusaders: The Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands by Dan Jones

Published Nov. 14, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Crusades lasted from the 11th- to the 15th centuries, but the effects of this monumental clash of cultures and religions are still felt today.

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Poppy Redfern and the Midnight Murders by Tessa Arlen

Published Nov. 14, 2019 12:01 a.m.

I can’t imagine a more pleasant read than this mystery.

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Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren

Published Nov. 14, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Tate gets what many of us don’t: a second chance at her first love, a chance for things to go right.

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The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Published Nov. 14, 2019 12:01 a.m.

This is a modern, wonderfully layered fairy tale, beautifully told by the author of The Night Circus.

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A Guest of the Reich by Peter Finn

Published Nov. 14, 2019 12:01 a.m.

This is the true story of Gertrude Legendre and her capture by the Nazis during World War II.

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Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne

Published Nov. 14, 2019 12:01 a.m.

In this incredibly moving novel, the reader follows Cyril Avery from before birth to old age.

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Janis: Her Life and Music by Holly George-Warren

Published Nov. 14, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Janis Joplin’s heroin overdose at age 27 has come to define her for many.

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New Hours, Specials at Liv’s

Published Nov. 07, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Liv’s Oyster Bar in Old Saybrook has rolled out some of its fall specials, including a delicious-looking...

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The Corn Crib’s Open!

Published Nov. 07, 2019 12:01 a.m.

I’m always a little sad when the farmers markets end for the season, but look forward to buying local farm products as much as possible even in the fall, winter, and spring.

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From Rage Yoga to Friendsgiving in North Branford

Published Nov. 07, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Rose Vineyards & Winery, 2 Valley Road, North Branford is offering several events coming up.

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