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Foliage Secrets of Connecticut

Foliage Secrets of Connecticut »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

  At this time of year leaf peepers endure traffic winding up through northern New England, seeking America's best foliage. They could save fuel and... more

Love and Sex in the Age of Big Data

Love and Sex in the Age of Big Data »

By: Sherri Daley

Love and Sex in the Age of Big Data A look at sex stats, including a survey of Coastal Connecticut readers "Try to pose for yourself this task," wrote Fyodor... more

The Architecture of New Haven

The Architecture of New Haven »

By: Owen McDonald

The Architecture of New Haven Portrait of a city with centuries of style Enjoy history? If you do, then the life of New Haven, Connecticut couldn't be... more

Short fiction: Labor Day Of Love

Short fiction: Labor Day Of Love »

By: Manuel Allende

Larry had missed the exit, but he didn't mind; out here there were no mistakes, the coast just went on and on. The air in the cab blew his dry beach hair all... more

The Cocoa Cure

The Cocoa Cure »

By: Emily Cahill

The Cocoa Cure Upscale Connecticut chocolatiers reinvent confections From artisanal hot chocolate to handcrafted truffles, local cocoa connoisseurs are... more

Edible Flowers

Edible Flowers »

By: Leslie Singer

Edible Flowers The Lotus Eaters were way ahead of the gourmet curve It's said that scent is the most powerful of the five major senses. Like clean... more

The Old Soul of New Preston

The Old Soul of New Preston »

By: Owen McDonald

The Old Soul of New Preston A hidden Connecticut village with a timeless air Even the kinesis and vivid sweep of the Connecticut coast can become... more

Near & Far Aid Targets Poverty in Fairfield

Near & Far Aid Targets Poverty in Fairfield »

By: Sherri Daley

Near & Far Aid makes charity fulsome and fabulous Once a year, Mitchells of Westport adjusts the lighting, turns up the music, and plays gracious host... more

Skipper Emily Dellenbaugh

Skipper Emily Dellenbaugh »

By: Denis Jakuc

Skipper Emily Dellenbaugh 49erFX Olympic Hopeful As a racing sailor, you get to compete in the Olympics by engaging in an "Olympic campaign." This... more

Bittersweet Symphony

Bittersweet Symphony »

By: Renée Allen, CSS, CSW, FWS

Tart tastes rock the world of cocktails—and wine, too Bitter spirits? Yes, that's a thing. And so are bitter wines. Actually, bitter beverages have a lot... more

Coastal Traveller at Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills

Coastal Traveller at Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills »

By: Owen McDonald

The Coastal Traveller Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills Plymouth, Massachusetts Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills had been on our radar for... more

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

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

Connecticut River Shad — Revivifying a Fishery

Connecticut River Shad — Revivifying a Fishery »

By: Wick Griswold

Connecticut River Shad – for thousands of springs, people have hauled these silvery swimmers out of the river to bake, broil, saute, salt or pickle in brine.... more

Don Henley’s New Album Cass County Delivers…Mostly

Don Henley’s New Album Cass County Delivers…Mostly »

By: Rob Marchese

Let’s get the irony out of the way: Don Henley just put out Cass County, a lovely and mostly understated country album. This is roughly forty years after he... more

Winterize So Your Boat Doesn’t Splinterize

Winterize So Your Boat Doesn’t Splinterize »

By: Denis Jakuc

When ships and boats become icebound – which happens more than you probably think – it triggers a conga line of icebreakers and Coast Guard escorts,... more

The Quest for Longitude

The Quest for Longitude »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

An English artisan with little formal education (but super woodworking skills) developed the navigational device that in the 17th Century charted the course of... more

New England Science & Sailing Charts the Smarts

New England Science & Sailing Charts the Smarts »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

A retired captain of Wall Street with a passion for the sea has navigated a small yacht club sailing program in Stonington into a non-profit organization... more

Toad’s Place Is Still Hopping

Toad’s Place Is Still Hopping »

By: Domenick Gasparro

Legendary music venue, Toad's Place, is still hopping with new acts and old memories. If everyone who said they were at Toad’s for The Stones in ’89... more

Al Fresco Style

Al Fresco Style »

By: Leslie Singer

Coastline shops hold surprises for every al fresco host Photography by Susie Cushner. Stylist, Diana Hartman Gathering with friends and lingering for... more