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Beacons of the Macabre

Beacons of the Macabre »

By: Karena Garrity

Conjuring the creepy, perched high above, on the outstretched limbs of dead trees and the roof tops of desolate homesteads, during the hazy grey of dusk and... more

An Aerial History Lesson

An Aerial History Lesson »

By: Karena Garrity

Imagine getting the chance to explore every nook and cranny of the 410 mile Connecticut River, from its mouth in Old Saybrook, to its source, a small pond,... more

Garlic Breath

Garlic Breath »

By: Karena Garrity

Used worldwide, adding complexity and excitement to bland tastes, garlic is right up there with salt and pepper as a main staple in most pantries.... more

Swallow Synchronicity

Swallow Synchronicity »

By: Karena Garrity

Nature is most beautiful when it gives way to instinct, which is the impetuous for the magical occurrence which happens each year on Goose Island, just off the... more

Musical Forces At the Ivoryton Playhouse

Musical Forces At the Ivoryton Playhouse »

By: Karena Garrity

Steeped in a bath of small town history, the Ivoryton Playhouse is not only iconic for its shows, but also for its narrative. The charming, picturesque... more

Head on out for dinner…. And BYOB

Head on out for dinner…. And BYOB »

By: Karena Garrity

Pack up your travel cooler with your favorite libations and head out to enjoy, friends, family and outdoor dining at one of the many Connecticut shoreline’s... more

The Buzz About West Nile

The Buzz About West Nile »

By: Karena Garrity

It’s been super hot and super humid and the mosquitoes that carry the West Nile virus are loving it! According to Philip Armstrong, Director of the... more

Total Health and Fitness

Total Health and Fitness »

By: Karena Garrity

Creating a family, as well as a fitness community, Privé Swiss Fitness located bi-coastally at the shops at Water’s Edge in Westbrook, (formerly Fitness on... more

Best Baker in America

Best Baker in America »

By: Karena Garrity

Eighty-one layers of hand-rolled dough, coupled with local butter, baked to perfection daily, create the crispy, flaky delicate crust, which gives way to the... more

Stop and Smell the… Lavender!

Stop and Smell the… Lavender! »

By: Karena Garrity

It all started with an intrinsic question from Denise Salafia to her inner self, ‘How can I make the world a more beautiful place?’ This simple, yet... more

Saying Goodbye is Never Easy

Saying Goodbye is Never Easy »

By: Karena Garrity

A three rifle volley solute was fired, the solemn notes of Taps hung in the humid air and salty wet tears flowed freely during the celebration of life for... more

As the Bowl Turns

As the Bowl Turns »

By: Karena Garrity

For Old Lyme resident Alan Todd, hand turning one of a kind wooden bowls has become more than just a hobby. Well known in his circle and beyond, Todd’s... more

Something’s Brewing in Chester

Something’s Brewing in Chester »

By: Karena Garrity

Look for the bright red door in downtown Chester! When you find it, you’ve found the Little House Brewing Company, which will be opening its symbolic door... more

Older than Dinosaurs

Older than Dinosaurs »

By: Karena Garrity

For the past 445 million years, horseshoe crabs have been in existence, pre-dating humans, dinosaurs and pretty much life as we presently know it. However, in... more

Kelp Farming: Making Green with Green

Kelp Farming: Making Green with Green »

By: Karena Garrity

Like beautiful, edible ribbons in the sea, brown sugar kelp strands twist and turn gently in the constant movement of the waterways of Long Island Sound. This... more

Will There Be a Fifth Generation at Medlyn Farm?

Will There Be a Fifth Generation at Medlyn Farm? »

By: Karena Garrity

It calls for 80 hour work weeks, a committed relationship with Mother Nature, dedication, total allegiance, consummate resilience and a desire to get up again... more

Canopy Conundrum

Canopy Conundrum »

By: Karena Garrity

Invasive, exotic insects are a constant threat to the trees and forests of our state. The ornate, slim bodied Emerald Ash Borer beetle is one such insect.... more

Let’s make a Blind date

Let’s make a Blind date »

By: Karena Garrity

It may be cold outside, but you can add warmth to any room with window treatments. It’s a no brainer that a well-dressed window can make or break a... more

Tiling through Social Media

Tiling through Social Media »

By: Karena Garrity

Juxtaposing old school customer service, innovative social media fun and quality distinctive products, Tile America has linked up with Nicole White and Mike... more

Susan Powell Fine Art Annual Holiday Show

Susan Powell Fine Art Annual Holiday Show »

By: Karena Garrity

Have you ever found yourself entranced with a painting? One that has drawn you into that moment in time it has captured perfectly; brushed with just the... more