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

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

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...

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Photo by Angie Gaul/Historic Hudson Valley

Day Trips to Feed Fall’s Wanderlust

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...

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Savor the Wine Harvest

The intense heat of summer has relented, leaving the fields to yield their autumn harvests. One of the most rewarding ways to enjoy the season and engage...

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How to Win at Pie

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

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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

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...

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Photo courtesy of Knights of Columbus Museum

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

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,...

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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

Thursday, Sept. 2015th Annual Culinary Arts Night: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Downtown Madison, courtyard adjoining Key Bank and Grand Apizza....

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Photo courtesy of Joe Matteis

5 Clinton Facts That (Maybe) You Didn’t Know

Clinton is a small town, but it still has its surprises. Even residents who've lived here all their life might walk past a hidden gem withoutthinking twice...

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This year’s Branford Festival is from Friday, June 15 to Sunday, June 17 on the Town Green. Photo by Kelley Fryer

Summer Events Along the CT Shoreline

MAYThursday, May 31Chamber Connections: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Penny Lane Pub, 150 Main St., Old Saybrook. Presented by the Old...

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Lobster roll from Fresh Salt in Old Saybrook. Photo courtesy of Fresh Salt

20 CT Beach Eats That Are a Must-Try This Summer

Not much says summer eats on the shoreline more than a lobster roll enjoyed overlooking the water. Luckily for beachgoers, there is no shortage of options...

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Exhibit opening at the Branford Art Center. Photo by Kelley Fryer

Art on the Connecticut Shore

Whether you're looking to make your own art or admire work by the pros, there's no lack of opportunity on Connecticut's shoreline. We've compiled a list of...

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Spectrum Art Gallery offers unique events throughout the year. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Art Galleries in the Valley

It's a fact: The arts scene is flourishing in Connecticut's Lower River Valley. Summer is the perfect time to visit a gallery where you've only window-...

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Photo by Jessica Hutchinson of North Society Photography

A Taste of New Restaurants in the Valley Area

Within the past year, several new restaurants opened their doors in the Valley area, including Grano Arso in Chester, Scotch Plains Tavern in Essex, and The ...

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Photo courtesy of Anthony's Ocean View

The Right Place for You to Say ‘I Do’

So you've finally gotten engaged and it's time to start planning the big day. When it comes to the wedding reception, where do you picture yourselves? Are...

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Photo courtesy of Madison Stock Exchange

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Trash to Treasure: Tips for Finding and Refinishing that Perfect Piece

With spring comes tag sales and time for bargain hunters to put the old adage "One man's trash is another man's treasure" into action. Those with the...

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At Home

A Flock of Your Own: Keeping Chickens in Your Back Yard

If you or your family have ever considered keeping a small flock of chickens on your property, there's no time like spring-time to get started. For those...

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At Home

Reducing Waste in the Home Through Recycling and Donations

 As spring cleaning gets underway, many people wonder what to do with items they no longer want or need. In clearing items out, consider whether ...

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Kelly and Chris Becker of Madison. Photo by Alice Verdier

Local Love Stories: Shoreline Couples Share Their Proposal Stories

Kelly and Chris Becker of MadisonMarried May 26, 2012Paris is called the city of love, and that is especially true...

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Spring Events on the Shoreline

Saturday, April 14Shredding Day: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Chamber of Commerce, 50 East Main St., Clinton. Cost: $6 per box. For info, call...

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The Modern Stag Party

If you have a male friend or relative who's getting married, or are yourself becoming a groom, chances are the term "stag party" has come up. So, what is a...

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'So, Does That Mean I Can Bring Someone?'

A gorgeous wedding invitation has arrived in the mail and yes—you do want to go! But that invitation may have brought with it questions beyond the...

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Student Loans: What to Keep in Mind When Borrowing for School

Planning for college is an exciting time. What's not so exciting is figuring out how to pay for it. Unless your family is wealthy, or has exercised uncommon ...

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Bad Moms-Inspired Meal Prep Ideas for You and Your Kids

When you're a mom, it can be hard to be on top of everything all the time. And if the movie Bad Moms has taught us anything, it's that it's okay to ...

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Coming Full Circle: Parenting Elderly Parents

From the time we are born, our parents have been there to take care of us. As they get older, the tables start to turn and children need to step up and take ...

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Kailey Mitchell. Photo by Christy Mitchell Photography

How the Shoreline Stays Fit: Locals Share Their Unique Workouts

Hula HoopingKailey Mitchell of North Branford, Age 27Many people retire from hula hooping after grade school, but...

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