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Musical Forces At the Ivoryton Playhouse

Musical Forces At the Ivoryton Playhouse »

By: Karena Garrity

Steeped in a bath of small town history, the Ivoryton Playhouse is not only iconic for its shows, but also for its narrative. The charming, picturesque... more

Land of July: A Real Life Scandal of Sex & Social Media at a Connecticut High School

Land of July: A Real Life Scandal of Sex & Social Media at a Connecticut High School »

By: Rob Marchese

On an ordinary January afternoon, a disturbing revelation about his wife hurls one man into a maelstrom of public humiliation and heartbreak, and eventually on... more

The Beachcomber’s Companion: A beach bag essential.

The Beachcomber’s Companion: A beach bag essential. »

By: Lindsay Rizza

As we inch toward summer, here's something to consider. You might be astonished by the number of shell collectors who have no idea that animals created their... more

Stamford’s King School unlocks students’ potential

Stamford’s King School unlocks students’ potential »

By: Rachel Precious

In listening to Head of School Elect Karen Eshoo talk about Stamford's King School, her voice is brimming with passion and enthusiasm. It's easy to see why: in... more

Why Do We Get a Cup of Coffee

Why Do We Get a Cup of Coffee »

By: Christopher Dunn, ESQ

If we began this article with the question, “How do we decide whether to build a production plant in a third world country which causes pollution but creates... more

The Williams School – Educating the Whole Child

The Williams School – Educating the Whole Child »

By: Tom Soboleski

Super Saturdays at The Williams School (admission testing, campus tours, lunch) - December 9, January 6, February 3 & June 9 Today’s hectic world is... 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

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

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

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

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

The Return of Big Books

The Return of Big Books »

By: John Gaffney

“Summer reading” often comes down to unnerving medical thrillers, or crime novels where the dialogue is metabolized quicker than one of the mega... more

The Bibliophile’s Friend

The Bibliophile’s Friend »

By: Leslie Singer

Fashionable, practical gear for coastal bookworms Personal partialities are intrinsic to happiness. This applies across a wide range, from how we like our... 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

Summer Books from the Dark Side

Summer Books from the Dark Side »

By: John Gaffney

This will not be the feel good reading list of summer. In fact, it's more than a little dark. However, if your concept of a page turner or screen refresher... 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

Shoreline Online Libraries

Shoreline Online Libraries »

By: Paul Adler

No longer simply repositories for books, shoreline libraries now offer adults and children alike everything from instruction on the use of cutting-edge... more

Owl House Books: Tolkien and Grimms Meet Pixar

Owl House Books: Tolkien and Grimms Meet Pixar »

By: Rob Marchese

Serious writers of Young Adult Fiction take heart: Connecticut’s own Homebound Publications, founded in 2011 and thriving to date, is launching a... more

Fiction: Old Gazebos

Fiction: Old Gazebos »

By: Rob Marchese

Summer is finally here. and for Lynn and her family, this means only one thing: time to unwind at their beloved cottage by the sea. With some recent tragedies... more