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Chester Elementary held a New Family Night at Camp Hazen with dinner, cookies, and fun games for the family at Camp Hazen YMCA on Sept. 29, 2016. Photo by Kelley Fryer

Summer Camps: Kids Weigh In

We may be in the depths of wintry weather, but it's time to start thinking about summer camps and what your children will spend their days doing once school ...

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Colin and Ethan Conerford have fun at the Deep River Public Library Dance Party Story Time on Jan. 7, 2017. Photo by Wesley Bunnell

Break Cabin Fever: Where to Take Your Kids in February

Thursday, Feb. 8Yoga & Mindfulness: 9:30 to 10 a.m. Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Tpke., Clinton. For info, call...

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She Wants to Be an Eagle Scout

The news made headlines when it was announced in October: Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has invited girls to join.So, now what?For BSA, the...

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It's Healthy for You, But is it Healthy for Your Kids?

If there's one thing adults love to obsess over, it's their diets. For some, a diet just means eating more fruit or cutting down on carbs to lose weight,...

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How to Get a Grasp on Screen Time

Screens are ubiquitous. They're at the self-checkout in the grocery store, on your car's dashboard, even at the gas station to catch your attention while...

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Photo by Kelley Fryer

Cut & Carry: Where to Find a Christmas Tree on the Shoreline

Where to find a Christmas tree that you can cut down yourself. Christmas Acres Tree Farm67 Kelseytown Road,...

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Photo courtesy of Justin DiLauro

Holiday Theater on the Shoreline

Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3Ahavah: The Story of Christmas: 2 and 7 p.m., Saturday and 4 p.m., Sunday. Morgan School,...

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Photo by Kelley Fryer

Select Shopping Events on the Shoreline

Saturday, Nov. 25Animal Haven Annual Holiday Fair: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. North Haven Congregational Church, 28 Church St. Features...

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Photo by Wesley Bunnell

Where to See Santa on the Shoreline

Santa is going to be a busy man for the next month...Saturday, Nov. 25Angels & Elves Christmas Fair: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. St. ...

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Photo courtesy of The Shops at Yale

Shoreline Holiday Events from East Haven to Essex

Friday, Nov. 24Harvesting History: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Henry Whitfield State Museum, 248 Old Whitfield St., Guilford. Features...

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Photo courtesy of the Bushnell

This Year’s Holiday Offerings Include Classics and Contemporary Twists

Two new Scrooges are gracing Connecticut stages this holiday season. Each will bring a new take on the classic character of Scrooge, and the story of A...

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Tell Me How to Improve My Memory, Again?

Whether you're a student trying to name the planets in order on a test or a senior trying to recall the name of a person met long ago, there will always be...

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Your Fiscal Checkup

Checkups are important. There's a reason doctors encourage their patients to come in for a visit at least once a year—they want to ensure your health ...

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Whether it's via a break between errands or a more deliberate setting (Mercy by the Sea in Madison, pictured, has a popular seaside labyrinth), all mediation has this goal in common: clear, calm awareness. Photo by Andrew Sullivan/

There’s No Place Like Om

When it comes to reducing stress or adjusting to change in life, there is an ancient practice with mainstream appeal. Meditation has been around for...

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More than simply offering instruction, most yoga studios provide a peaceful atmosphere in which to practice, like this serene space at Studio Ascend in North Haven. Photo by Kelley Fryer/Zip06

When it Comes to Yoga, the Shoreline Offers Wealth of Options

Taoist yoga. Bikram yoga. Vinyasa yoga. Yin yoga. Hatha yoga. Kundalini yoga. Spin yoga. Gentle yoga. Restorative yoga. Chair yoga.So many types of...

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Turning to Ancient Practices for New Ways to Approach Wellness

Whether from injury, illness, or the basic wear and tear of life, we can all feel a little unaligned and out of sync sometimes, and there are many different ...

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Whether your tea tastes range from Tetley to Goji Green, local tea shops are ready to expand your horizons.

On the Rise for Food and Drink

In food and in life, variety is key. While pizza is a much-beloved food trend for a reason, it's time to stop making it a go-to when there are so many other ...

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All areas of the home can be designed (or modified) to accommodate residents of all abilities. In the kitchen, access can be achieved by eliminating upper cabinets and central islands.

Living Independently Longer

With the wonder of modern medicine and our greater awareness of healthy lifestyle choices, people are living longer than ever. The consequence of...

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Photo by Pem McNerney

Deviled Eggs with Homemade Garlic Aioli

Ingredients:Six steamed hard boiled large eggsFor aioli:Two egg yolks (large eggs)1 to 4 medium garlic ...

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The hard-boiled egg: so many options for such a simple ingredient.

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From Sunday’s Basket to Monday’s Lunch

Nothing says Easter like a bunch of kids gathered around the kitchen table, decorating eggs. But what to do the day after, or the day after that? You can...

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Volunteers for Raise the Roof spent a Saturday in May 2012 on the Madison Green, helping grame three homes for Habitat for Humanity. Photo by Jessica Smith

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Swing a Hammer, Sell a Stove, or Sweep the Dance Floor

What does it take to build a home? This is a question that most don't think about, but every year, hundreds of volunteers across the Connecticut shoreline...

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Tomatoes aren't a one-size-fits-all fruit - check with a local gardener to find the best variety for your taste buds and your skill level.

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Tips for the Tomato Grower

From pots to garden beds, staked or unstaked, organic or traditional fertilizer, there are as many ways to grow tomatoes as there are recipes to eat them....

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The easiest way to brighten a dark room is through subtraction, not addition - pare down your decor to let the light in.

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Brighten up a Dark Space

When you walk into a gloomy, lightless space, do you get that icky feeling of "Ooooh—I can't breathe!"? Claustrophobia is the panicky feeling caused...

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Spring Cocktail Recipes

Mama's Little HelperBy Anthony Mastropolo, bar manager at MoxieMuddle three basil leaves and three cucumber slices...

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Tender spring greens and in-season berries make a perfet first course

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A Spring Dinner Party

Nothing merits a celebration quite like the end of winter, especially in New England. And what better way to celebrate spring, or any occasion, than with...

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