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Experience Christmas

Experience Christmas »

By: Karena Garrity

Holiday time in 2018 is full of the hustle and bustle that is part of our daily lives, with the aid off non-stop e-mails for deals and sales and commercials... more

Blurring the lines between sculpture & fine jewelry

Blurring the lines between sculpture & fine jewelry »

By: Karena Garrity

For 28-year-old jewelry designer and artist Nick DeDominicis, owner of Nick DeDo jewelry; art and sculpture are in his blood. After being drawn to art and... more


Friendsgiving »

By: Karena Garrity

Friendsgiving is a term that found its way into American culture over the past two decades. For many, it's become a way to show thanks for their friends, as... more

Make Thanksgiving Local, Fresh and Nutritious

Make Thanksgiving Local, Fresh and Nutritious »

By: Karena Garrity

According to Connecticut shoreline based, registered dietitian and nutrition specialist, Dr. Holly Finley David, the most nutritious food is the food that... more

A peaceful, insightful, meaningful environment

A peaceful, insightful, meaningful environment »

By: Karena Garrity

For many of us, the holiday season equals the season of anxiety, but it doesn’t have to be that way. With the help of the 5,000-year-old, ancient design idea... more

PEZ Candy, Halloween and Stranger Things

PEZ Candy, Halloween and Stranger Things »

By: Karena Garrity

Stranger Things are happening at the PEZ Factory in Orange! And by Stranger Things, I mean the hit Netflix series, which first aired in July of... more

Every Pizza has a Story

Every Pizza has a Story »

By: Karena Garrity

Transported to America via Italian immigrants, it’s a 32 billion dollar industry and a main staple in the American diet, a versatile, savory, well rounded,... more

Killingworth Cranberries

Killingworth Cranberries »

By: Karena Garrity

Tangy, tart cranberries are somewhat of a fickle fruit, requiring just the right conditions for growth, such as; an adequate, fresh water supply, a long... more

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

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