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‘Facts and Fibs’ Memoir Group Starts Up in September

Published Aug. 15, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Anyone who loves a good memoir, biography, or autobiography and is fascinated by movers and shakers and the women who have led the way with extraordinary lives are welcome to join a new memoir book club at the Ivoryton Library, 106 Main Street, Ivoryton.

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The Survivors Swing Band will play at the East Haven Town Beach on Wednesday, Aug. 28. Photo courtesy of Hagaman Memorial Library

Music on The Beach: Survivors Swing Band

Published Aug. 15, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Survivors Swing Band will play at the East Haven Town Beach, 148 Cosey Beach Avenue, East Haven on Wednesday,...

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Ruby Velle of Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics

Photo courtesy of Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics

Kate Gala Features Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics

Published Aug. 15, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Kate’s annual Summer Gala on Saturday, Aug. 24 will celebrate 10 years of the Kate and the fourth annual Spirit of Katharine Hepburn Award, which will be awarded to Christine Baranski.

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Megan Hampton of Old Saybrook will play Rosie, Bailey Hilliar of Essex will play Donna, Johanna Wethley of Northford will play Tanya in the cast B performances on Saturday night and Sunday matinées. Photo courtesy of Kidz Konnection

Getting Groovy with Mamma Mia!

Published Aug. 15, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Kidz Konnection presents its outdoor Summer Theater on the Lawn season finale, Mamma Mia!, from Friday, Aug. 23 through Sunday, Aug. 25.

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With exposure times of 150 minutes luminance, and 30 minutes each of red, green, and blue, taken with an SBIG ST-8300M imager and a 14-inch Meade LX850 telescope at f/6, this photo was taken by Jim Mazur in January 2015 in Killingworth. Photo courtesy of Jim Mazur

How to Capture the Night Sky with Amateur Astrophotography

Published Aug. 15, 2019 12:01 a.m.

A discussion about how to capture the night sky with amateur astrophotography will be offered at the Henry Carter Hull Library on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. at the library, 10 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton.

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Founded by the New Haven district of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1865, the Plainville campground originally was a place for religious revivals, but its cottages also resemble those built in early vacation communities. The author will discuss the campground’s history and significance. Photo courtesy of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation

A Delight for the Eye and Mind: State’s Architecture is Topic of Book Talk

Published Aug. 15, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Connecticut’s architectural heritage will be the topic of a free book talk by architectural historian Christopher Wigren on Sunday, Aug. 18 at 4 p.m. at the First Congregational Church’s Angela Hubley Hall.

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An Invitation to Share Favorite Books of the Summer

Published Aug. 15, 2019 12:01 a.m.

For those who read a great book this summer and can’t wait to share it with others, the Henry Carter Hull Library in Clinton is hosting Summer Book Chat: August Edition on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 9:30 a.m. at the library, 10 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton.

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Reginald Flood

Poetry Place Offering Free Poetry Reading, Open Mic

Published Aug. 15, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Clinton Art Gallery’s Poetry Place is offering a reading by Connecticut poets Antoinette Brim, Reginald Flood, and Jen Payne on Sunday, Aug. 18 at 2 p.m. in the Laurel Ann Olcott Art Center, 20 East Main Street, Clinton.

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The cast from the original off-Broadway cast of Spamilton!, with Hartt grad Juwan Crawley second from right. Photo courtesy of Gerard Alessandrini

From ‘Ham’ to ‘Spam,’ Gerard Alessandrini of Essex is the Parody Master

Published Aug. 15, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Four years ago, Gerard Alessandrini wondered if there was anything left to spoof on Broadway after spending 30 years creating deliciously clever parodies of shows and their stars in his Tony Award-winning Forbidden Broadway series of more than two dozen popular off-Broadway revues.

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Renegade Women in Film and TV, A Book Talk with Author Elizabeth Weitzman

Published Aug. 15, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Author Elizabeth Weitzman will talk about her book, Renegade Women in Film and TV, on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Guilford Free Library, 67 Park Street, Guilford.

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The 2019 Guilford Performing Arts Festival will kick off with a benefit event on Thursday, September 26, featuring a farm-to-table dinner and live music by the Afro Bop Alliance Latin jazz sextet under a tent on the historic Guilford Green. Photo by Bob Gundersen courtesy of Guilford Performing Arts Festival

Afro Bop Alliance Scheduled as Featured Entertainment for Guilford Performing Arts Fest

Published Aug. 15, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Latin Grammy award-winning Afro Bop Alliance Latin jazz sextet will be the featured entertainment as the 2019 Guilford Performing Arts Festival kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 26, with a benefit dinner under a tent on the historic Guilford Green.

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A Quiet Month, Shakespeare in the Park, Moulin Rouge, and Broadway

Published Aug. 15, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Inside Notes and Comments About Connecticut and New York Professional Theater

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Nibbles: A Tomato Festival

Published Aug. 15, 2019 12:01 a.m.

I promise you that, come winter and spring, the only time I will talk about tomatoes is when I am making a casserole ...

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In Praise of Real Baby Carrots

Published Aug. 15, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Okay, I am having more fun this summer than I have in at least two years.

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Wendy’s and Wine

Published Aug. 15, 2019 12:01 a.m.

It’s a summer sunset. Cola and I are saddled up at an outside bar.

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The Blake

Welcome Back, Hamilton Park

Published Aug. 15, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Hamilton Park, at The Blake Hotel, 9 High Street, New Haven was open. Then it wasn’t. Now it has reopened...

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Want to win at the water gun race? Here’s a tip: Watch a few games first and see if there is a best gun. Pick it, focus, and keep a steady hand.

File photo by Susan Lambert/The Source

From Chocolate-Covered Bacon to Laser Light Shows, Shoreline Fairs Are Back and Better Than Ever

Published Aug. 14, 2019 07:00 a.m.

The largest pumpkin in the state, chocolate-covered bacon, a demolition derby, doe-eyed calves, and a fantastical laser light show: What do all these things have in common?

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Just in Time for Eggplant Season

Published Aug. 15, 2019 12:01 a.m.

It’s just about eggplant season, so I was happy to hear my friend Michel Vejar, The Traveling Epicurean will...

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Bloody Mary Heaven at the Pattaconk

Published Aug. 15, 2019 12:01 a.m.

I happened to visit the Pattaconk 1850 Bar & Grille on a recent Sunday and found, to my delight, the biggest...

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More Basil? Yes, Absolutely

Published Aug. 15, 2019 12:01 a.m.

On a recent Sunday at the Chester Sunday Market, I found myself carrying a huge, fragrant bouquet of basil from...

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Welcome, Sweet Delicious Sun Golds

Published Aug. 15, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Tomatoes have been a bit late this year, due to the weather. So I was happy to see on the shelves of FoodWorks in Guilford some locally grown Sun Golds.

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Some CBD with that Drink

Published Aug. 15, 2019 12:01 a.m.

So...CBD. There’s some science to support the health benefits of cannabidiol extracts. It shows promise when...

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Melanie Cyr, Willow Tisdale, and Gretchen Breitenbach celebrate the opening of the new Liv’s Shack at Pilot’s Point Marina. Photo courtesy of Liv’s

Lobster, Lobster, Lobster, and More at New Liv’s

Published Aug. 15, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Liv’s Shack at Pilots Point Marina, 63 Pilots Point Drive, Westbrook is open in the location of the old Boom...

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Marvelous Mutabal Shawandar

Published Aug. 15, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Even if You Don’t Love Beets, It’s Pretty, Irresistible

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Photo courtesy of Blazing Fresh Donuts

They’re a BFD

Published Aug. 09, 2019 09:42 a.m.

It’s about time that this kind of place existed.

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Candace Bushnell, author of Is there Still Sex in the City?, will be in conversation with Pem McNerney on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. at R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison. Photo courtesy of Grove Atlantic

We Get By with a Little Help from our Friends

Published Aug. 07, 2019 07:00 a.m.

A New Book by the Author of Sex in the City Dishes on Singlehood and Dating as a 50-Something Divorcée

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From Page to Screen: The Bookshop

Published Aug. 08, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Which is better, the book or the film?

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New Haven has a fascinating hidden history, according to authors Robert and Kathleen Hubbard.

Photo courtesy of the Henry Carter Hull Library

Hidden History of New Haven Featured at Henry Carter Hull Library

Published Aug. 08, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Hidden History of New Haven will be featured on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 6 p.m., the Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Turnkpike, Clinton.

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Practices that instill peace and celebrate creativity will be featured at the third annual Open Hearts Yoga and Arts Festival, organizers say. Photo courtesy of the OHYA Festival

Third Annual Open Hearts Yoga and Arts Festival Set for Aug. 24 on Branford Green

Published Aug. 08, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The third annual Open Hearts Yoga and Arts Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24 on the Branford Town Green.

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A little dog with a big heart, at a recent dog adoption event. 

File photo courtesy of the New Haven Animal Shelter

Shop, Stroll, Get Rescued by a Dog

Published Aug. 08, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Shops at Yale announces the third annual Appetizer & Dessert Crawl Fundraiser on Sunday, Aug. 18.

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