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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

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

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

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

Warfare Redux: Fort Trumbull State Park

Warfare Redux: Fort Trumbull State Park »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

If only there was a Connecticut state park where could pit your video game skills as a submarine SONAR operator against an enemy vessel; catch films on... 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

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

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

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

Phantastic PhotoBus

Phantastic PhotoBus »

By: Staff

Friends and neighbors gathered recently to kick off the Grassy Strip Music & Art Series, with the amazing Christine Ohlman and her band Rebel Montez.... 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

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

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

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