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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

Well, Well: Shoreline Epicures Aid Uganda With WELLfed

Well, Well: Shoreline Epicures Aid Uganda With WELLfed »

By: Lindsay Rizza

WELLfed, an upscale shoreline charity dinner party that builds fresh water wells for impoverished Ugandan villages, is in the process of becoming a standalone... more

Nick Fradiani: Your Mom Says Eat Your Vegetables

Nick Fradiani: Your Mom Says Eat Your Vegetables »

By: Owen McDonald

Unless you live in a cave (and perhaps even then), you’ve probably heard of Nick Fradiani. There’s talk that the American Idol finalist from Guilford,... more

Wheels of Controversy: Food Trucks Square Off

Wheels of Controversy: Food Trucks Square Off »

By: Leslie Singer

Food trucks have proliferated in Madison, CT—and everywhere else. But is this a boon to small business or a community eyesore? People are divided. We took to... more

American Idol Exclusive: Nick Fradiani, Sr Talks Life And Music With His Son

American Idol Exclusive: Nick Fradiani, Sr Talks Life And Music With His Son »

By: Owen McDonald

  Guilford’s Nick Fradiani is on fire. His gigs are packed with fans. He’s got the voice, the instrumental skills, and the natural bearing of a... more

Kid Fun: Penguins, Picnics, and Playgrounds

Kid Fun: Penguins, Picnics, and Playgrounds »

By: Lindsay Rizza

  Like The Beatles said, “it me took so long to find out. But I found out.” As car travel becomes a chore rather than an ice skating exercise, the... more

Teach a Child To Fish (Here’s Why)

Teach a Child To Fish (Here’s Why) »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

  If you love fishing and your child says they, too, want to learn, it’s time for the proverbial happy dance. Anglers generally pray that their kids... more

Farmers Markets for the Soul

Farmers Markets for the Soul »

By: Sherri Daley

  Connecticut’s shoreline is rich with farmland, orchards, and educated farmers who are proud of their harvests. Farmers’ markets along the coast... more

A Union of Art and Place: The Velvet Mill, Stonington

A Union of Art and Place: The Velvet Mill, Stonington »

By: Paul Adler

  Rarely does a single establishment imbue an entire region with culture, cuisine, and a palpable air of excitement. Located inside an abandoned velvet... more

Paul Neri, Guitar Whisperer

Paul Neri, Guitar Whisperer »

By: Rob Marchese

  In today’s tech-mad world, the role of the luthier, a maker of stringed instruments including guitars and violins, might appear archaic to some. It... more

The Secret Lives of Salad Ingredients

The Secret Lives of Salad Ingredients »

By: Staff

  We all know that eating salad is smart. But depending on your goals (and health situation), salad can also be a potent secret weapon to fuel your... more

The Barn that Dreamed of Being a Theater

The Barn that Dreamed of Being a Theater »

By: Sherri Daley

  Think neighborhood block party. Add a little nachtmusik, a grand piano, an operatic tenor—and a barn. Don’t forget the barn. It wouldn’t be the... more

Serenity By the Sea: Great Spas of the Shoreline

Serenity By the Sea: Great Spas of the Shoreline »

By: Lindsay Rizza

  We at Coastal Connecticut magazine wrap our arms around new ideas. With that in mind, we invite you to think beyond the concept of a typical massage... more

Gardening That Draws In The Birds

Gardening That Draws In The Birds »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

While leading a bird watching tour in northern India the famed British ornithologist, David Bassil Hunt, was killed by a Bengal tiger. This fate is highly... more

Poem: Upon the Desert Wind

Poem: Upon the Desert Wind »

By: L. M. Browning

  I want to make a pilgrimage back to our homeland of sand, blood, and ripened figs. To unearth the garden I planted in another life the roots of... more

Poem: The Nomadic Soul

Poem: The Nomadic Soul »

By: L. M. Browning

  The caravan of the soul moves from body to body as a Bedouin moves his tent across the great desert. Each life is a marketplace in a different... more

Poem: Searching for Hidden Doors

Poem: Searching for Hidden Doors »

By: L. M. Browning

  You must be a child to find the hiding places where the unseen ones dwell just beyond the veil. The logic of the adult cannot think beyond the... more

Poem: The Housatonic at West Cornwall

Poem: The Housatonic at West Cornwall »

By: David K. Leff

"There’s no tonic like the Housatonic." —Oliver Wendell Holmes Shadowed by green humped hills, anglers cast into riffles and pocket-water where... more

Against the Tide: Ted Kennedy, Jr.

Against the Tide: Ted Kennedy, Jr. »

By: Staff

Ted Kennedy, Jr. was elected to the Connecticut State Senate in November 2014 to serve the communities of Branford, Durham, Guilford, Killingworth, Madison,... more

OutRUN 38: A Local Charity Goes Global

OutRUN 38: A Local Charity Goes Global »

By: Lindsay Rizza

  Have you ever been in the presence of someone whose role in life is greater than they had ever expected? Those who know Elizabeth Shuman have had... more