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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

GT OFF YR PHONE:  ITS IMPTNT 2 GET OUT

GT OFF YR PHONE: ITS IMPTNT 2 GET OUT »

By: John Gaffney

If you have kids, grandkids, or you are a kid—have I left anyone out?)—you face a unique challenge for this era. In a word: smartphones. I will argue that... more

Women Scientists: Heroes of the Shoreline

Women Scientists: Heroes of the Shoreline »

By: Sherri Daley

Put “science” and the Connecticut shoreline together and the mind conjures the Long Island Sound, environmental samples, and maybe fishing studies. You... more

The Vinyl Countdown: The Shore’s Must-Browse Indy Record Stores

The Vinyl Countdown: The Shore’s Must-Browse Indy Record Stores »

By: Rob Marchese

Music fanatics can be hard to take. They run the gamut from opinionated to obnoxious. Some of us know the middle-aged jazz hipster, pontificating about John... more

Get Out of Your Car…Get Into Connecticut

Get Out of Your Car…Get Into Connecticut »

By: Ann Nyberg

A column by Emmy-nominated news anchor and longtime Connecticut personality Ann Nyberg, founder of Network Connecticut. Since it debuted in 2013, Coastal... more

Great Connecticut Homes: An Oasis in Killingworth

Great Connecticut Homes: An Oasis in Killingworth »

By: Staff

Joe Karban lives what would many people would call “the life.” He runs a major fashion house in NYC surrounded by the trappings, excitement and... more

One Man’s Cancer Odyssey, Part Three: Rediagnosed

One Man’s Cancer Odyssey, Part Three: Rediagnosed »

By: John Gaffney

In 2004, Coastal Connecticut editor and Madison resident John Gaffney was diagnosed with acute leukemia and given minimal chance to walk out of Middlesex... more

Poem: Roots in the Sea

Poem: Roots in the Sea »

By: L. M. Browning

Written on Barn Island, Stonington, CT The channels of sea Meander through the dense reeds. Winding embankments Scallop the coast. The paths... more

Poem: The Mystic River

Poem: The Mystic River »

By: L. M. Browning

Written alongside the Mystic River, Mystic, CT The slow current of the river Is a balm for the overworked mind. Watching the continuous flow Of the... more

Poem: On The Far Side of Walden

Poem: On The Far Side of Walden »

By: L. M. Browning

Written at Walden Pond, Concord, MA Ankle-deep in mud Along the banks of Walden, I find my footing. Standing in the ruins of the cabin, I return... more

Poem: When We Last Made Applesauce

Poem: When We Last Made Applesauce »

By: Leslie McGrath

When we last made applesauce, we made our last love. For what other reason do blade and apple meet than separation? So I used the knife and you doused the... more

Poem: The Boat Builder’s Wife

Poem: The Boat Builder’s Wife »

By: Leslie McGrath

  I know there are others, see their traces on your clothing, the scratches, the bruises. Cara Mia’s mahogany curls clung like burrs to your... more

Poem: Fold

Poem: Fold »

By: Leslie McGrath

  From our bass boat’s slip on the Mystic it’s a two-bridge wait—bascule and swing bridge, before the river yawns into open water. But the... more

Poem: Stones

Poem: Stones »

By: David K. Leff

Pebbles are miraculous. —Josef Albers Something in sea-smoothed stones longs for my hand— restless ocean offspring absorbing stress like heat, like... more

Poem: Night Walk

Poem: Night Walk »

By: David K. Leff

  Night is a well-worn coat I slip into, wooly-plush and thick. There’s a viscosity and weight to the dark which feels as if it could be grasped... more

Poem: In the Cemetery of Dreams

Poem: In the Cemetery of Dreams »

By: David K. Leff

  Half its panels missing, the giant screen framed in rusting skeletal steel faces an audience of autumn olive thickets, tangled bittersweet and... more

Jackson Browne: The Troubadour Revisited

Jackson Browne: The Troubadour Revisited »

By: Rob Marchese

According to Greek mythology, a “rhapsode” is an oral epic poet who regales audiences with song. Their performances were interspersed with tales and jokes.... more

Up and Down the Music Scale and the Coastline

Up and Down the Music Scale and the Coastline »

By: Ed Bartlett

Music on the shoreline is as diverse as the shoreline. As always, it starts in New Haven. These days the best part of The Scene in New haven focuses around... more

The Art of the Pour: Fine-Tuning Your Wine Tasting

The Art of the Pour: Fine-Tuning Your Wine Tasting »

By: Alan A. Barone

Simply drinking wine is easy and straightforward: open the bottle, pour, and enjoy. For the wine enthusiast, however, truly understanding wine can be a... more

Explore Serenity At The Shore

Explore Serenity At The Shore »

By: Anca O'Brien

You can google “How to find serenity” and there are thousands of tips to help you achieve it. Commune with nature. Find God. Don’t be materialistic. Work... more