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The Winter Garden

The Winter Garden »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

Talk about laying on a guilt trip 
on home gardeners. The fall Brussels sprouts are barely harvested when the new mail-order seed catalogs start arriving,... more

Rethinking the Raid on Essex

Rethinking the Raid on Essex »

By: Chris Pagliuco

The raid was no small affair. The damage inflicted by the British amounted to the costliest maritime loss of the entire War of 1812. Now, historian Jerry... more

The Sound in Winter

The Sound in Winter »

By: John Gaffney

Edward Hopper never lived on the Connecticut shoreline. But he had the place right. From his venues in Cape Cod and the North Shore of Massachusetts he... more

2113: A Climate Odyssey

2113: A Climate Odyssey »

By: Bob Woods

While politicians dither and debate over climate change, perpetuating a legislative cage match between science and ideology, the realists at Yale Climate &... more

Sea Food Hear Music

Sea Food Hear Music »

By: Bob Woods

Fried clams and Tuxedo Junction. Grilled swordfish and the Shiny Lapel Trio. Shrimp scampi and the Cartells. Those are just some of the seafood and music... more

Fifty Shads of Grey

Fifty Shads of Grey »

By: Staff

At the very moment you are reading this article, hundreds of thousands of American shad are gathering in the salt water at the mouth of the Connecticut River... more

Chocolate Hot Spots

Chocolate Hot Spots »

By: Staff

It was Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz who said: “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” Note that he said “now and... more

Richard Thompson’s Valiant Struggle to Remain Obscure

Richard Thompson’s Valiant Struggle to Remain Obscure »

By: Owen McDonald

Rock music is littered with the almost famous—not so much a “who’s who?” as a “who’s that?” of familiar-sounding names with largely undiscovered... more

Birdwatching Paradise: “Irruptions” Of Exotic Flocks

Birdwatching Paradise: “Irruptions” Of Exotic Flocks »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

  Winter bird-watching on the shoreline is at its easiest around the bird feeder. And one of the most entertaining is a perky little visitor called the... more

Against the Tide: Tim and Janet Gessner

Against the Tide: Tim and Janet Gessner »

By: Staff

  The first toy I remember was actually a blanket. I adored it ... but all my memories of playing included big metal Tonka trucks. The best customer I... more

School of Rock Conquers Connecticut

School of Rock Conquers Connecticut »

By: Bob Woods

  Stand outside the vintage colonial house at 845 Boston Post Road in Madison on most any weekday afternoon or evening, close your eyes, and listen.... more

A Growing Buddhist Community in Old Saybrook

A Growing Buddhist Community in Old Saybrook »

By: Sherri Daley

“Breath by breath, let go of fear, expectation, anger, regret, cravings, frustration, fatigue. Let go of the need for approval. Let go of old judgments and... more

The Five Senses of Clyde’s Cider Mill

The Five Senses of Clyde’s Cider Mill »

By: Chris Pagliuco

There was a time when a good day’s work didn’t mean clicking away in a cubicle. When networking meant getting along with your neighbors. And “real... more

Accessories To Buy For

Accessories To Buy For »

By: Susan Dumas

New York Times best-selling author Sloane Crosley had a quote: “In every woman’s wardrobe, there are certain accessories that cannot be separated from... more

Penguin Plunges Raise Cold Cash For Cool Causes

Penguin Plunges Raise Cold Cash For Cool Causes »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

  This winter, as in the dead of many winters past, mobs of people in Madison, New London, and a half dozen or so other Connecticut communities will... more

The Brand-New Shoreline Greenway Trail Opens for Business

The Brand-New Shoreline Greenway Trail Opens for Business »

By: Bob Woods

  It started in 2001 when a group of outdoor enthusiasts from Guilford hatched an ambitious plan to build a system of interconnected jogging, hiking,... more

A Westbrook Farm Family and the Amazing Milking Devon

A Westbrook Farm Family and the Amazing Milking Devon »

By: Chris Pagliuco

  While crouched over on a wooden, three-legged stool milking his cow, Rosie, Westbrook farmer John Hall tells the story of how his father met his... more

Three Heartwarming (And Easy) Winter Recipes

Three Heartwarming (And Easy) Winter Recipes »

By: Chef Ron Hook

Traditions are the antichange—things we can count on and memories that are relived through, among many things, holiday meals, including the leftovers. I dare... more

Ann Nyberg’s Top Shoreline Fashion Artisans

Ann Nyberg’s Top Shoreline Fashion Artisans »

By: Ann Nyberg

  Most Shoreline resident know that WTNH Ann Nyberg is a boutique owner in Madison. Her store is called “Annie Mame” at Domestic Possessions, and... more

Boutique Freaque: Some Great Boutiques of the Connecticut Shore

Boutique Freaque: Some Great Boutiques of the Connecticut Shore »

By: Staff

  One of the things that makes the Shoreline a shopper’s paradise is the amount of boutiques that line village greens, Route 1, and the side streets.... more