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Connecticut River Museum Anchored in the Community

The Connecticut River Museum (CRM) is a staple in downtown Essex. Among its mission to lead in the study, preservation, and celebration of the Connecticut...

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Inclusive Camps Focus on Friendship, Skill-Building at Connecticut Transition Academy

We get by with a little help from our friends, but sometimes, new connections need encouragement to grow. The Connecticut Transition Academy's Foundations...

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Kids Thrive at Local Montessori School

Shoreline School of Montessori is a preschool and kindergarten that has been proudly serving shoreline area families since 1985. Back then, "playschools"...

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Keep Your Kids Safe In and Around Water This Fall & Winter

There is a list of basic life skills all parents instinctively teach their children to keep them safe and healthy—habits like looking both ways...

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Living Room Staged by PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating

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How to Prepare Your Home This Winter for a Successful Spring Sale

If you are planning to sell your home next spring, why not get a jumpstart during the fall/winter season so you have more time and less stress while...

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Does a Seller Have an Obligation to Disclose a Property’s Condition?

In Connecticut, the law requires Sellers to disclose to potential buyers any known defects that could adversely affect the property. Disclosures are...

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At Home

What to Expect When Working With an Interior Designer

While most people are just getting up in the morning, Chantal Lawrence is already at her retail shop and design studio, Total Design Source, on Main Street...

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MPower Yourself

You may have heard that a good fi tness program is one that you can stick to. Finding the perfect option can take years, and boredom can often cause us to...

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This year’s annual Christmas in Clinton event will take place on Dec. 2. Photo by Kelley Fryer/

Holiday Events Across the Shoreline

THURSDAY, NOV. 22Branford Rotary & YMCA Thanksgiving 5K: 9 a.m.; registration at 7:30 a.m. Walsh Intermediate School, 185...

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Photo courtesy of Laura Grimmer

Holiday Desserts Anyone Can Make

CHOCOLATE MOUSSEOne of my favorite "wow!" desserts is chocolate mousse. The recipe is straightforward, easy to make in advance, and...

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Many towns hold Stuff-a-Cruiser events to collect toys for local children in need. Photo by Susan Lambert/

The Season of Giving...Time

Thanksgiving through the New Year tends to be a time when folks take stock of all they have to be grateful for and think about giving back to those who...

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Cody Shove gives Santa a hug at Madison’s holiday celebration last year. Photo by Susan Lambert/

Where to See Santa on the Shoreline

FRIDAY, NOV. 23Santa at the Museum: 10 a.m. to noon; 1 to 3 p.m. Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme St., Old Lyme. Includes holiday...

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This year’s holiday parade and tree lighting in Westbrook will take place on Dec. 2 on the town green. Photo by Kelley Fryer/

Tree Lightings on the Shoreline

SATURDAY, NOV. 24East Haven Tree Lighting: 1 to 5 p.m. East Haven Town Green. Features music and dancing by local groups, district-...

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‘Tis the Season for Binge-Watching

With so many cable alternatives where viewers can watch TV shows on their own time instead of having to tune in to a network at a designated time,...

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Many holiday races include a fun run for kids. Photo by Kelley Fryer/

Holiday Races on the Shoreline

THURSDAY, NOV. 22Branford Rotary & YMCA Thanksgiving 5K: 9 a.m.; registration at 7:30 a.m. Walsh Intermediate School, 185...

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Clinton is one of many shoreline towns with a bustling downtown shopping area. Photo by Kelley Fryer/

Holiday Shopping on the Shoreline

SATURDAY, NOV. 24Small Business Saturday by American Express: Nationwide. Amex encourages people to "Shop Small" and bring more...

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Holiday Traditions: The New, the Old, the Untraceable

In the 17th century, New England's Puritan settlers weren't big on celebrating—you even had to get permission from the governor for a day of...

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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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