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Pets On Board

Pets On Board »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

As with any day out on the water, safety is the primary concern. This goes for your pets, too! We want to make sure that everyone, even those with four legs,... more

Happy 105th Birthday BUSHNELL PARK CAROUSEL

Happy 105th Birthday BUSHNELL PARK CAROUSEL »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

A citywide celebration of the 105th birthday of the historic Bushnell Park Carousel is scheduled for Saturday, August 24, 2019. The event is planned to begin... more

Paddleboarding on Coastal Connecticut

Paddleboarding on Coastal Connecticut »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

Stand up paddle surfing and stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is an offshoot of surfing that originated in Hawaii. Unlike traditional surfing where the rider... more

Cruising the Beach

Cruising the Beach »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

On a sunny summer day at the beach, nothing beats riding down coastal roads on a beach cruiser bicycle. Catch the cooling beach breeze in your hair as you ride... more

Shoreline ArtsTrail: Discover Local Treasures

Shoreline ArtsTrail: Discover Local Treasures »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

The Shoreline ArtsTrail was started in 2001 by a small group of shoreline artists. Their intent was to create an annual open studios event to allow local... more

Sowing the Seeds of Recovery

Sowing the Seeds of Recovery »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

Located in Canaan, CT, the Mountainside farm boasts a colorful pollinator garden, where clients at Mountainside Treatment Center can experience the healing... more

Mentoring Kids At A Shoreline Landmark

Mentoring Kids At A Shoreline Landmark »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

When Coastal Connecticut Magazine met with Valerie Wiel Wilkins at the Stony Creek Market, she asked if she could be excused for a moment, saying “I just... more

How do you Tiki in Connecticut?

How do you Tiki in Connecticut? »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

Does the idea of sipping on a cocktail at a tiki bar with water views sound like a slice of summer paradise? You don’t have to fly all the way to an exotic... more

Madison Historical Society’s Tour of Remarkable Homes

Madison Historical Society’s Tour of Remarkable Homes »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

The Madison Historical Society will host its seventh annual Tour of Remarkable Homes on Sunday, June 23, 2019, from 11 am to 4 pm. The self-guided tour will... more

Grow Your Own Butterfly Garden

Grow Your Own Butterfly Garden »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

Butterflies and flowers were made for each other, and there are certain flowers that butterflies absolutely love to be around. As a French poet once pointed... more

Make a Difference, One Straw at a Time

Make a Difference, One Straw at a Time »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

Not using and not distributing plastic straws may seem like a small gesture, but it has major environmental impact. Reducing plastic straws use is a... more

Nautical Roots of America’s Iconic Style

Nautical Roots of America’s Iconic Style »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

Streamlining in design refers to a style applied to manufactured objects in the 1930s and 40s. Designers and manufacturers were eager to increase... more

Dryocopus Pileatus

Dryocopus Pileatus »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

Connecticut is home to 7 species of woodpeckers that live in forests, woodlands, orchards, residential areas, and city parks throughout the state. An... more

Equal Day and Night…

Equal Day and Night… »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, the day and night will be of almost equal duration. Conventional wisdom suggests that on the equinox everybody on Earth gets... more

The Rambling Inn

The Rambling Inn »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

When Damian Cashman arrives he won’t just roll into town. He’ll ramble. Cashman is the founder and owner of The Rambling Inn, a new pub on wheels... more

Roses for Autism Grows Roses Careers & Love

Roses for Autism Grows Roses Careers & Love »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

Tucked away on Route 1 in Guilford is one of Connecticut's hidden gems.  Roses for Autism is many things; it's a farm, a florist, a career training program, a... more

Carving Out Real Family Time

Carving Out Real Family Time »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

Even when the whole family is home for the holidays, it’s hard to get quality time together. You’re frantically cooking while the kids are holed up in... more

Homemade Holidays

Homemade Holidays »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

The idea of potpourri that simmers on the stove all day and I am so glad I finally tried it! And especially that I tried it on a cold, winter weekend. I just... more

Haunted Haunts; The Daniel Packer Inne

Haunted Haunts; The Daniel Packer Inne »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

I'm a bit of an anomaly; I started drinking coffee at nine, didn't like cake till my late teens, and routinely wear authentic Disney Princess dresses (except... more