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Connecticut Looks Back on the 100th Anniversary of World War I’s End

Published Sep. 20, 2018 04:23 p.m.

One hundred years ago on Nov. 11, 1918, as the chill of winter was beginning to settle across the northern hemisphere, Germany and the Allies (Britain, France, Italy and the U.S.) met in France to sign the armistice for a ceasefire. The Treaty of Versailles was drafted afterward, officially ending World War I.

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Photo by Angie Gaul/Historic Hudson Valley

Day Trips to Feed Fall’s Wanderlust

Published Sep. 20, 2018 03:56 p.m.

It's hard to beat fall along the Connecticut shoreline, where you can start a morning hiking through an explosion of autumn colors, then head off for some apple picking, and hit a pumpkin patch (or maybe a vineyard or two) on the way home. But there's something about fall that inspires a road trip.

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How to Win at Pie

Published Sep. 20, 2018 03:44 p.m.

Nothing says home for the holidays like a freshly baked pie, and no one knows the art of pie-making like Lisa Tisdale.

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Savor the Wine Harvest

Published Sep. 20, 2018 03:14 p.m.

Area vineyards are gorgeous and versatile places to spend an autumn day.

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Rockland Preserve in Madison. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Source

Rocking Our World: 9 Popular Local Hiking & Mountain Biking Spots

Published Sep. 20, 2018 02:36 p.m.

As the cooler temps of fall offer us more comfortable biking and hiking, the Connecticut shoreline has some phenomenal spots to try. From hikes with the family to narrow single tracks for the avid mountain biker, locals clued us in to their favorites.

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A backyard paradise may be an option when you consider a home by the water in Madison. Photo by Dennis Carbo

4 Things to Consider When Buying a Home on the Shore

Published Sep. 20, 2018 10:23 a.m.

It's easy to decide you want to buy a home on the Connecticut shoreline. What's less easy is evaluating a property—plus the town it's located in—and making the final decision. Here are four important factors to keep in mind when looking at homes on the shore.

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The Kehoe family, Chuck, Ava, and Marciene, pose with a friendly ghost for some family fun during the Essex Scarecrow Festival. Photo by Susan Lambert/Harbor News

Fall Events Across the Shoreline

Published Sep. 20, 2018 10:10 a.m.

Make the most of the season with these local events happening on the shoreline and beyond.

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Noah Baerman of Middletown Photo courtesy of the Guilford Performing Arts Festival

Artists’ Awards to be Celebrated at Upcoming Reception

Published Sep. 20, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Save the Date: Next Fest Planned for Sept. 26 to Sept. 29, 2019

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Barbara Shulman-Kirwin and Amy J. Barry Photo courtesy of Amy Barry

Writing Workshop Focuses on Finding Joy, Healing

Published Sep. 20, 2018 12:01 a.m.

A workshop facilitated by artist Barbara Shulman-Kirwin of Guilford and certified forgiveness practitioner and...

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A Musician’s Dream, Hurricane Season, More New Plays, and More

Published Sep. 20, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Inside notes and comments about Connecticut and New York Professional Theater

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Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) is a spouse in turmoil in the drama, The Wife. Photograph copyright Sony Pictures

The Wife: A Woman at Her Breaking Point

Published Sep. 20, 2018 12:01 a.m.

HHHHIIn a role that seems modeled for her, Glenn Close, a resolute, formidable actress over the years in...

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Goth Girls

Published Sep. 20, 2018 12:01 a.m.

She walked in wearing all black and sporting spiked hair and multiple earrings.

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Wee faeries of all ages are welcome to the annual festival hosted by the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme. The work of several area artists will be featured. Photo courtesy of the Florence Griswold Museum

Wee Faeries Alight on Old Lyme Lettersburg Junction Homesteads

Published Sep. 20, 2018 12:01 a.m.

The Florence Griswold Museum’s annual outdoor exhibition, Wee Faerie Village will take place from Saturday, Sept. 29 to Sunday, Oct. 28 at the museum, 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme.

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Better than Store-Bought

Published Sep. 20, 2018 12:01 a.m.

I was in my very early 20s when hippiedom began. I worked in a microbiology department at the University of Massachusetts Medical School before the university began teaching medical students and before the hospital opened.

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Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

Published Sep. 20, 2018 12:01 a.m.

This is a beautiful, sweet coming of age story of friendship, depression, tea, family, and how it’s okay to not be okay.

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The Lost Family by Jenna Blum

Published Sep. 20, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Although World War II officially ended in 1945, for many the war stayed with them for the rest of their lives and affected those surrounding them.

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All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin

Published Sep. 20, 2018 12:01 a.m.

You sense the unraveling that is about to happen right from the start.

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The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams

Published Sep. 20, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Do you want to have fun reading a twisty, turn-y, snarky, sexy novel set on a fictional island in Long Island Sound?

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Whiskey When We’re Dry by John Larison

Published Sep. 20, 2018 12:01 a.m.

As good or better than any entry in Cormac McCarthy’s near-perfect Border Trilogy, this thrilling debut novel breathes new life into the Western genre. It’s bighearted and heartbreaking, tender and brutal, meditative and action-packed—it’s everything an American adventure novel should be and more.

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Trajectory by Richard Russo

Published Sep. 20, 2018 12:01 a.m.

What a pleasure to read a collection of short stories by one of my favorite authors.

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Russian Roulette by Michael Isikoff and David Corn

Published Sep. 20, 2018 12:01 a.m.

For those following current events and the Russian attack on the 2016 presidential election, this is a must read.

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The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis

Published Sep. 20, 2018 12:01 a.m.

The Grand Central School of Art within Grand Central Terminal in 1928 is the setting for a wonderful tale.

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Maine-to-Florida Canadian Border Sign: We get a sense of direction and a chuckle at the Canada-U.S. border crossing at Canaan, Vermont

Where the Road Ends, the Connecticut River, and Fall Colors Begin

Published Sep. 19, 2018 07:00 a.m.

Did you get the fall foliage newsflash? The hills and valleys surrounding the headwaters of our own Connecticut River are among the first places in the United States to light up.

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The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat offers annual fall foliage tours by train and boat in the Connecticut River valley. Photo courtesy of Essex Steam Train and Riverboat

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like a Spectacular Fall

Published Sep. 19, 2018 07:00 a.m.

Don’t Make Christopher Martin Feel Sorry for You. Stop and Take a Look Around Connecticut

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Connecticut Gets Its First Cat Café

Published Sep. 14, 2018 04:22 p.m.

Although a little late to the game (as Connecticut is with most cool things, let’s be real), there is now a cat café in New Haven called Mew Haven Cat Café.

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Two Restaurants, Better Than One

Published Sep. 13, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Congrats to The Essex, 30 Main Street, Centerbrook, for celebrating its one-year anniversary. The folks there...

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Bottle Your Own on Wine Thursdays

Published Sep. 13, 2018 12:01 a.m.

If you’ve ever wanted to try making your own wine, Royalty Wine Making Group, 311 Washington Ave., North...

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Tuesday Tacos

Published Sep. 13, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Chef Tom Prue at Aspen Restaurant & Bar, 2 Main Street, Old Saybrook is offering a Tuesday Taco special, with two specialty tacos for $12 after 5 p.m.

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Staff Suggestion: Truffle Hero

Published Sep. 13, 2018 12:01 a.m.

The recent menu changes at Shoreline Diner, 345 Boston Post Road, Guilford, continue to delight me.

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Getting to Know the Ginger Gold

Published Sep. 13, 2018 12:01 a.m.

While shopping recently at Bishop’s Orchards Farm Market, 1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford, I picked up several of the Ginger Gold apples there on the advice of one of the fruit sellers, and learned that these are among the earliest of Connecticut apples to ripen.

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