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Grilled Fruit

Grilled Fruit »

By: Chef Ron Hook

// Never thought of grilling fruit? No idea how to do it? Have no fear. Our resident chef shows you just how easy it is to grill up a summer snack that's... more

The Secret Lives of Coastal Islands

The Secret Lives of Coastal Islands »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

Salt Island is a scrap of rock, crested by low vegetation, so close to Middle Beach in Westbrook that people wade to it at low tide. Only a few rotted pilings... 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

Junk Jewelry Heals the Planet

Junk Jewelry Heals the Planet »

By: Sherri Daley

Daniel Lanzilotta holds up a striking necklace made out of what looks like exquisite beads, delicately twisted wire, and unusual gemstones. In truth, nearly... more

Wild About Pandion Haliaetus

Wild About Pandion Haliaetus »

By: Anne W. Semmes

Old Lyme native and researcher Dr. Paul Spitzer is wild about pandion haliaetus. To the layperson, that’s an osprey – the intriguing raptors that make... more

Coastal Tree Houses

Coastal Tree Houses »

By: Staff

Tree houses are all about friends and fun. That's why we're happy for our friends, carpenters James and Ryan McCarthy, for going out on a limb with their fun... more

Let’s Go Fly a Kite

Let’s Go Fly a Kite »

By: Staff

"With tuppence for paper and strings, you can have your own set of wings." That's what George Banks tells us in Mary Poppins as he sings "Let's Go Fly a Kite."... more

Coastal Summer Jams (A Spotify Playlist)

Coastal Summer Jams (A Spotify Playlist) »

By: Staff

FM DJ David Fisch has a bold plan for making the summer last longer. On the more complex side it involves altering the Gregorian Calendar. Or you can just... more

A Haunting Display of Art and Sculpture

A Haunting Display of Art and Sculpture »

By: Tom Soboleski

Great art can stimulate, inspire, and provoke. It can also portray history's human miseries in stark and haunting ways. Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum in... more

A local record label remakes the music biz

A local record label remakes the music biz »

By: Rob Marchese

With its DIY roots and unique sensibilities, local record label Twin Lakes Records seems perfectly at home in Branford, Connecticut. Yet its reach extends far... more

Hunting Tiny Sea Monsters

Hunting Tiny Sea Monsters »

By: Karena Garrity

Jacques Cousteau said it best: “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” For years, the Maritime Education Network in... more

The White Elephant Sale in Old Lyme

The White Elephant Sale in Old Lyme »

By: Lindsay Rizza

A white elephant has symbolic meaning that differs depending where you are. In a widespread interpretation, a “white elephant” is an item that has no... more

Horseplay

Horseplay »

By: Sherri Daley

Teddy’s job is to help adults and children with physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities. He helps them learn trust, self-acceptance and confidence.... more

Born to OutRUN (a Spotify Playlist)

Born to OutRUN (a Spotify Playlist) »

By: Staff

Madison native Elizabeth Shuman is the inspiration for OutRUN 38, a charitable organization started by her childhood friend, Nicole Crettella Burke. The goal... more

Stratford-upon-Housatonic

Stratford-upon-Housatonic »

By: Maelina Frattaroli

“We few. We happy few. We band of brothers, for he today That sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother.” -William Shakespeare; Henry... 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

One Man’s Cancer Odyssey, Part 4

One Man’s Cancer Odyssey, Part 4 »

By: John Gaffney

An excerpt from the memoir, Bad Blood.  If you’re looking to get silly You better go back from where you came Because the cops don’t need... 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

Requiem for a Reporter

Requiem for a Reporter »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

Episode 16, season 5 of AMC’s The Walking Dead: zombies swarming an abandoned car, fingers clawing at doors; faces, hideous with rot, plastered against the... more