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Baking With Priscilla Martel

Baking With Priscilla Martel »

By: Priscilla Martel

Baking With Priscilla Martel History, technique, and the awesome power of cookies By Priscilla Martel Right about now, when leaves crackle and... 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

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 Heart and Soul of Chef Jacques Pépin

The Heart and Soul of Chef Jacques Pépin »

By: Emily Cahill

The master gourmand on food, and the art of living With the holidays swiftly approaching, it’s hard to imagine a more inviting scene than sharing food and... more

Holiday Decorating Tips for Hipsters

Holiday Decorating Tips for Hipsters »

By: Elyse Major

Ah, the holiday season. The fervor, the sweaters, the panic, the joy, the aftermath—and it all moves faster than a high-speed Acela. Oddly enough, once the... more

Do Demons Guard Connecticut’s Lost Pirate Treasures?

Do Demons Guard Connecticut’s Lost Pirate Treasures? »

By: Wick Griswold

Weird tales of the shoreline’s hidden riches Centuries after their last voyages, pirates still conjure elemental excitement in our collective imagination.... more

Artists and Spaces

Artists and Spaces »

By: Sherri Daley

Artists reclaim lost industrial spaces, with wondrous results Artists searching for solitude, space, and light find themselves in the strangest... 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

Deviant Sex in Colonial Connecticut

Deviant Sex in Colonial Connecticut »

By: Tom Soboleski

The following story of deviant sex in Colonial Connecticut is definitely not for the faint of heart, the weak of constitution, or those offended by the baser... more

Eating Connecticut Grown Just Got Real

Eating Connecticut Grown Just Got Real »

By: Denis Jakuc

It’s nice to talk about farm-to-table eating along the shoreline and in neighboring communities, but how do we really know that “local” fruits,... more

Fear of Witches in Early Connecticut

Fear of Witches in Early Connecticut »

By: Tom Soboleski

Decades before Salem’s witch panic, the fear of witches (wiccaphobia) in early Connecticut was pervasive and contagious. In fact, the state executed more... more

Rave in New Haven for the Shubert Theater 100th

Rave in New Haven for the Shubert Theater 100th »

By: Sherri Daley

Two years after they opened their theatre on West 44th Street in New York City, the Shubert brothers started construction on College Street in New Haven where,... 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

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

Surf Party Apocalypse Now (A Spotify Playlist)

Surf Party Apocalypse Now (A Spotify Playlist) »

By: Staff

The days are getting shorter, and summer is pretty much over. But if there is anything that dee jay Michelle Spinei of Bridgeport’s WPKN radio has... more

Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers »

By: Sherri Daley

Found Objects Art Thrives in Connecticut Perhaps it is because they’re closer to the ground, but little kids see things we grown-ups often miss: a... more

(Not) All in the Same Boat

(Not) All in the Same Boat »

By: Lindsay Rizza

“We have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch it, we... more

The Carillons of Connecticut

The Carillons of Connecticut »

By: Sherri Daley

Sometime during the 15th century, ingenious bell-ringers in Belgium or the Netherlands (or maybe northern France – no one’s quite sure) devised a way for 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