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Madison CT Centennial With Architecture and Antiques  

Madison CT Centennial With Architecture and Antiques   »

By: Rob Marchese

The Madison Historical Society is proud to celebrate its upcoming centennial by hosting this summer’s fifth annual "Tour of Remarkable Homes" which takes... more

2017 Summer Coastal CT Concert Guide

2017 Summer Coastal CT Concert Guide »

By: Rob Marchese

Must-See Live Music: 2017 Summer Concert Guide Summer concert-goers rejoice: Connecticut is hosting some wonderfully eclectic acts this season. Whether it’s... more

Second Hand Book Heaven

Second Hand Book Heaven »

By: Tom Soboleski

“Second hand books are wild books, homeless books . . . and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack.” ― Virginia... more

Boston by Night Top 5 Countdown

Boston by Night Top 5 Countdown »

By: Owen McDonald

Pablo Larraín's Oscar-nominated film “Jackie” starring Natalie Portman took a fresh look at the familiar JFK story. It inspires us to compose a... more

Spring Music for You (a Spotify Playlist)

Spring Music for You (a Spotify Playlist) »

By: David Fisch

Spring Music for You (A Spotify Playlist) There's a giant brownish mass covering my yard. The Blob? Global warming? Nope: it's just my lawn. Feels like... more

A Collegial Spirit Uplifts Young Scholars at The Williams School

A Collegial Spirit Uplifts Young Scholars at The Williams School »

By: Owen McDonald

Small School. Big Impact. Students in grades 6–12 walk into school listening to history teacher Mr. Emanuel’s daily music selection blaring from the... more

A Gifted New Surgical Oncologist at Middlesex Hospital

A Gifted New Surgical Oncologist at Middlesex Hospital »

By: Owen McDonald

A Gifted New Surgical Oncologist at Middlesex Hospital Dealing with cancer is a big challenge, and it requires sympathetic experts. Middlesex Hospital in... more

Branford Connecticut and the Shoreline Way

Branford Connecticut and the Shoreline Way »

By: Sherri Daley

Branford Connecticut and the Shoreline Way As tired as they perhaps were of wearing scratchy animal skin clothes, the Mattabesec Indians could have used... more

Connecticut’s Most Haunted Places

Connecticut’s Most Haunted Places »

By: Tom Soboleski

In search sinister graveyards and scary apparitions That ancient pagan holiday celebrating all things macabre is upon us. Halloween, feast of ghouls and... more

The Horrors of New England

The Horrors of New England »

By: Tom Soboleski

The Horrors of New England Experts and authors explain our regional love of the macabre "Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us,... more

The Coastal Traveller at Spicer Mansion

The Coastal Traveller at Spicer Mansion »

By: Owen McDonald

Spicer Mansion, Mystic Connecticut The Napoleonic Wars, the whaling boom, discovery of gold in California—brute force shaped maritime life in the early... 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

Beach Reads For Stormy Weather

Beach Reads For Stormy Weather »

By: John Gaffney

Beach Reads For Stormy Weather Full disclosure: I read a lot of books at the same time. I don't recommend this. Part of it is my distracted mentality. Part... more

Behind the Wall of Sleep

Behind the Wall of Sleep »

By: Tom Soboleski

Tossin', Turnin' and our obsession with ZZZs I kicked the blankets on the floor; turned my pillow upside down...went to the kitchen for a bite...I jumped back... more

Spring Aromas for the Home

Spring Aromas for the Home »

By: Sherri Daley

Finding your special olfactory signature with Spring aromas for the home Indoor living has advantages—like protection against thunderstorms and... more

Glass Menagerie

Glass Menagerie »

By: Lindsay Rizza

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The Riotous History of Eggnog

The Riotous History of Eggnog »

By: Sherri Daley

Eggnog: that holiday drink made with milk, cream, sugar, whipped eggs, and spirits, spooned from a punchbowl, served in tiny glass cups, and sipped by genteel... 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

Animals and Spirits

Animals and Spirits »

By: Sherri Daley

Associations of animals and spirits is universally human Perhaps at twilight, you saw a fox. Crouched low to the ground, ready to run, its eyes caught a... 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