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Winter & Spring’s Staple

Winter & Spring’s Staple »

By: Staff

As Webster’s defines it, “comfort food” is food “that is satisfying because it is prepared in a simple or traditional way and reminds you of home,... more

Rethinking the Raid on Essex

Rethinking the Raid on Essex »

By: Chris Pagliuco

The raid was no small affair. The damage inflicted by the British amounted to the costliest maritime loss of the entire War of 1812. Now, historian Jerry... more

Guilford: 375 and Counting

Guilford: 375 and Counting »

By: Kevin Murray

On September 29, 375 years ago, a group of newly arrived Puritans, led by the Rev. Henry Whitfield, sat down in a barn near the Quinnipiac River with the local... 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

Sea Food Hear Music

Sea Food Hear Music »

By: Bob Woods

Fried clams and Tuxedo Junction. Grilled swordfish and the Shiny Lapel Trio. Shrimp scampi and the Cartells. Those are just some of the seafood and music... more

Chimney Sweeps

Chimney Sweeps »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

Nothing like a nice fire to warm the chill as cold weather descends. And the Connecticut shoreline has no shortage of fireplaces with chimneys in various... more

Fifty Shads of Grey

Fifty Shads of Grey »

By: Staff

At the very moment you are reading this article, hundreds of thousands of American shad are gathering in the salt water at the mouth of the Connecticut River... more

Richard Thompson’s Valiant Struggle to Remain Obscure

Richard Thompson’s Valiant Struggle to Remain Obscure »

By: Owen McDonald

Rock music is littered with the almost famous—not so much a “who’s who?” as a “who’s that?” of familiar-sounding names with largely undiscovered... more

Birdwatching Paradise: “Irruptions” Of Exotic Flocks

Birdwatching Paradise: “Irruptions” Of Exotic Flocks »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

  Winter bird-watching on the shoreline is at its easiest around the bird feeder. And one of the most entertaining is a perky little visitor called the... more

Against the Tide: Tim and Janet Gessner

Against the Tide: Tim and Janet Gessner »

By: Staff

  The first toy I remember was actually a blanket. I adored it ... but all my memories of playing included big metal Tonka trucks. The best customer I... more

School of Rock Conquers Connecticut

School of Rock Conquers Connecticut »

By: Bob Woods

  Stand outside the vintage colonial house at 845 Boston Post Road in Madison on most any weekday afternoon or evening, close your eyes, and listen.... more

A Growing Buddhist Community in Old Saybrook

A Growing Buddhist Community in Old Saybrook »

By: Sherri Daley

“Breath by breath, let go of fear, expectation, anger, regret, cravings, frustration, fatigue. Let go of the need for approval. Let go of old judgments and... more

The Five Senses of Clyde’s Cider Mill

The Five Senses of Clyde’s Cider Mill »

By: Chris Pagliuco

There was a time when a good day’s work didn’t mean clicking away in a cubicle. When networking meant getting along with your neighbors. And “real... more

Accessories To Buy For

Accessories To Buy For »

By: Susan Dumas

New York Times best-selling author Sloane Crosley had a quote: “In every woman’s wardrobe, there are certain accessories that cannot be separated from... more

Penguin Plunges Raise Cold Cash For Cool Causes

Penguin Plunges Raise Cold Cash For Cool Causes »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

  This winter, as in the dead of many winters past, mobs of people in Madison, New London, and a half dozen or so other Connecticut communities will... more

The Brand-New Shoreline Greenway Trail Opens for Business

The Brand-New Shoreline Greenway Trail Opens for Business »

By: Bob Woods

  It started in 2001 when a group of outdoor enthusiasts from Guilford hatched an ambitious plan to build a system of interconnected jogging, hiking,... more

A Westbrook Farm Family and the Amazing Milking Devon

A Westbrook Farm Family and the Amazing Milking Devon »

By: Chris Pagliuco

  While crouched over on a wooden, three-legged stool milking his cow, Rosie, Westbrook farmer John Hall tells the story of how his father met his... more

Recipe: Root Vegetable Mash with Horseradish

Recipe: Root Vegetable Mash with Horseradish »

By: Chef Ron Hook

ROOT VEGETABLE MASH WITH HORSERADISH SERVES 4 INGREDIENTS 3⁄4 pounds turnips, peeled and cut into 1⁄2-inch pieces 3⁄4 pounds parsnips, peeled,... more

Recipe: Lentils with Curried Butternut Squash and Walnuts

Recipe: Lentils with Curried Butternut Squash and Walnuts »

By: Chef Ron Hook

LENTILS WITH CURRIED BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND WALNUTS SERVES 4 INGREDIENTS 1 small butternut squash (about 2 pounds), halved, peeled, seeded, and cut into... more

Recipe: Kale with Chickpeas and Bacon

Recipe: Kale with Chickpeas and Bacon »

By: Chef Ron Hook

  KALE AND CHICKPEAS WITH BACON SERVES 4 INGREDIENTS 3 slices thick-cut bacon 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 (15.5-ounce) can chickpeas,... more