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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

Yale Fossil Fuels Issue Burns

Yale Fossil Fuels Issue Burns »

By: Bob Woods

The business interests of Stanford University, The New School and Syracuse University (among other major schools) are jettisoning fossil fuel investments. Why... more

Owl House Books: Tolkien and Grimms Meet Pixar

Owl House Books: Tolkien and Grimms Meet Pixar »

By: Rob Marchese

Serious writers of Young Adult Fiction take heart: Connecticut’s own Homebound Publications, founded in 2011 and thriving to date, is launching a... more

Wheels of Controversy: Food Trucks Square Off

Wheels of Controversy: Food Trucks Square Off »

By: Leslie Singer

Food trucks have proliferated in Madison, CT—and everywhere else. But is this a boon to small business or a community eyesore? People are divided. We took to... 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

Kid Fun: Penguins, Picnics, and Playgrounds

Kid Fun: Penguins, Picnics, and Playgrounds »

By: Lindsay Rizza

  Like The Beatles said, “it me took so long to find out. But I found out.” As car travel becomes a chore rather than an ice skating exercise, the... more

Teach a Child To Fish (Here’s Why)

Teach a Child To Fish (Here’s Why) »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

  If you love fishing and your child says they, too, want to learn, it’s time for the proverbial happy dance. Anglers generally pray that their kids... more

Farmers Markets for the Soul

Farmers Markets for the Soul »

By: Sherri Daley

  Connecticut’s shoreline is rich with farmland, orchards, and educated farmers who are proud of their harvests. Farmers’ markets along the coast... more

A Union of Art and Place: The Velvet Mill, Stonington

A Union of Art and Place: The Velvet Mill, Stonington »

By: Paul Adler

  Rarely does a single establishment imbue an entire region with culture, cuisine, and a palpable air of excitement. Located inside an abandoned velvet... more

Paul Neri, Guitar Whisperer

Paul Neri, Guitar Whisperer »

By: Rob Marchese

  In today’s tech-mad world, the role of the luthier, a maker of stringed instruments including guitars and violins, might appear archaic to some. It... more

The Secret Lives of Salad Ingredients

The Secret Lives of Salad Ingredients »

By: Staff

  We all know that eating salad is smart. But depending on your goals (and health situation), salad can also be a potent secret weapon to fuel your... more

The Barn that Dreamed of Being a Theater

The Barn that Dreamed of Being a Theater »

By: Sherri Daley

  Think neighborhood block party. Add a little nachtmusik, a grand piano, an operatic tenor—and a barn. Don’t forget the barn. It wouldn’t be the... more

Against the Tide: Ted Kennedy, Jr.

Against the Tide: Ted Kennedy, Jr. »

By: Staff

Ted Kennedy, Jr. was elected to the Connecticut State Senate in November 2014 to serve the communities of Branford, Durham, Guilford, Killingworth, Madison,... more

OutRUN 38: A Local Charity Goes Global

OutRUN 38: A Local Charity Goes Global »

By: Lindsay Rizza

  Have you ever been in the presence of someone whose role in life is greater than they had ever expected? Those who know Elizabeth Shuman have had... more

The Vinyl Countdown: The Shore’s Must-Browse Indy Record Stores

The Vinyl Countdown: The Shore’s Must-Browse Indy Record Stores »

By: Rob Marchese

Music fanatics can be hard to take. They run the gamut from opinionated to obnoxious. Some of us know the middle-aged jazz hipster, pontificating about John... more

Get Out of Your Car…Get Into Connecticut

Get Out of Your Car…Get Into Connecticut »

By: Ann Nyberg

A column by Emmy-nominated news anchor and longtime Connecticut personality Ann Nyberg, founder of Network Connecticut. Since it debuted in 2013, Coastal... more

Meet the Owner of Elizabeth’s Cafe in Madison

Meet the Owner of Elizabeth’s Cafe in Madison »

By: Sherri Daley

Elizabeth Butler never really meant to open a restaurant. “I was selling life insurance and doing rather well, until a client asked me, ‘Is this what you... more

Wise Women Over 60 Speak Up

Wise Women Over 60 Speak Up »

By: Sherri Daley

“What We talk about” is a book of memories and anecdotes from women over 60, a project dreamed up by me and my college roommate Linda Hughes. The title? I... more

11 Irresistible Beach Reads

11 Irresistible Beach Reads »

By: Staff

The perfect beach read walks the fine line between trash and literature. Well-written, plot-driven, and easy to pay attention to. You won’t find Fifty Shades... more

The Sound in Winter

The Sound in Winter »

By: John Gaffney

Edward Hopper never lived on the Connecticut shoreline. But he had the place right. From his venues in Cape Cod and the North Shore of Massachusetts he... more