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Simply Stonington

Simply Stonington »

By: Owen McDonald

The historic shoreline treasure of Stonington still shines I recently had the pleasure of joining an old-fashioned parlor chat in a lovely Connecticut home.... more

Coastal Traveller at The J House Greenwich

Coastal Traveller at The J House Greenwich »

By: Owen McDonald

Coastal Traveller at The J House Greenwich Riverside, Connecticut My first impression of The J House Greenwich was that it would make a decent lair for a... more

Partying With Faith Middleton

Partying With Faith Middleton »

By: Owen McDonald

Partying With Faith Middleton Faith Middleton, Host, WNPR’s “The Food Schmooze (r) Party” It’s a law of the universe, or, at the very least,... more

Eastern Connecticut Ballet Dances Its Own Waltz

Eastern Connecticut Ballet Dances Its Own Waltz »

By: Owen McDonald

// Ballet is high art and we want to try to introduce children to that. In the European tradition, ballet was once seen as part of young a girl's... more

The Coastal Traveller at Ocean House

The Coastal Traveller at Ocean House »

By: Owen McDonald

Watch Hill, Rhode Island Coco Chanel famously said, "Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity." If... more

The Coastal Traveller at Harborview Nantucket

The Coastal Traveller at Harborview Nantucket »

By: Owen McDonald

  Did Herman Melville have a problem with Nantucket? In Moby-Dick, his fanatical Captain Ahab hailed from there. Spooky first mate Starbuck was also... more

At the Helm – Rear Admiral James E. Rendon

At the Helm – Rear Admiral James E. Rendon »

By: Owen McDonald

Rear Admiral James E. Rendon, Superintendent, United States Coast Guard Academy, New London It might not surprise people to know that roughly 80% of the... more

Neil Young, Jay Z, and the Quest for Hi-Res Audio

Neil Young, Jay Z, and the Quest for Hi-Res Audio »

By: Owen McDonald

Neil Young and Jay-Z make an odd duet. The disparate musical icons are loosely united (with many others) by a quixotic crusade to restore the depth and clarity... more

The Coastal Traveler – Trump Central Park

The Coastal Traveler – Trump Central Park »

By: Owen McDonald

Trump Central Park, New York City Towering over Manhattan’s Columbus Circle is Gaetano Russo’s 1892 statue of Christopher Columbus. He’s a... more

At the Helm with Rives Potts

At the Helm with Rives Potts »

By: Owen McDonald

In the ESPN Films/Grantland documentary, Ted Turner’s Greatest Race, we learn about the 1979 Fastnet yacht race in which the media tycoon's boat, Tenacious,... more

Everybody Wants to Be Closer to Free

Everybody Wants to Be Closer to Free »

By: Owen McDonald

It’s not the Tour de France – in some ways, it’s better. On the morning of Saturday September 12, an estimated 1,400 bicyclists will ride out from The... more

Against the Tide: Kristina Newman-Scott

Against the Tide: Kristina Newman-Scott »

By: Owen McDonald

As Director of Culture for the State of Connecticut, Kristina Newman-Scott has what some might see as an impossible job: overseeing the labyrinth of... more

Against the Tide: Brett Elliott

Against the Tide: Brett Elliott »

By: Owen McDonald

Brett Elliott makes theater happen. He parlayed a gig managing his high school’s new auditorium at 18 into a theater degree from Michigan’s Saginaw Valley... more

Miss-Beehiving With Christine Ohlman

Miss-Beehiving With Christine Ohlman »

By: Owen McDonald

Shoreline native Christine Ohlman is, by turns, an artist, icon, and respected musician. With her trademark blonde beehive and Roy Orbison shades, Ohlman has... more

The Coastal Traveller; Saybrook Point Inn

The Coastal Traveller; Saybrook Point Inn »

By: Owen McDonald

The quest for a sublime equidistant getaway is quite real in American life, and surprisingly common. Those whose lives are half in Boston and half in New York... more

David Fisch’s Summer Sizzle Playlist

David Fisch’s Summer Sizzle Playlist »

By: Owen McDonald

  Summer's here...time to bust out the jams! We asked our good friend FM deejay David Fisch to put together an exclusive summer playlist for our... more

A Nautical Woodstock Comes to Essex

A Nautical Woodstock Comes to Essex »

By: Owen McDonald

Maybe you’ve been to boat shows, but chances are you haven’t been to anything like the International Cruising Boat Expo (ICBE), taking place June 2-7 at... more

New London Calling: Robert Cray Smokes the GAC

New London Calling: Robert Cray Smokes the GAC »

By: Owen McDonald

For the final date of their current tour, The Robert Cray Band decided to raise the roof on one of their favorite venues, the Garde Arts Center in New London,... more

Nick Fradiani: Your Mom Says Eat Your Vegetables

Nick Fradiani: Your Mom Says Eat Your Vegetables »

By: Owen McDonald

Unless you live in a cave (and perhaps even then), you’ve probably heard of Nick Fradiani. There’s talk that the American Idol finalist from Guilford,... more

American Idol Exclusive: Nick Fradiani, Sr Talks Life And Music With His Son

American Idol Exclusive: Nick Fradiani, Sr Talks Life And Music With His Son »

By: Owen McDonald

  Guilford’s Nick Fradiani is on fire. His gigs are packed with fans. He’s got the voice, the instrumental skills, and the natural bearing of a... more