The monster classic-rock hits speak for themselves. Not just what Graham Nash did with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (“Suite: Judy Blue Eyes, “Southern Cross,” “Teach Your Children”) but with his contributions to the Hollies (“Carrie Anne,” “On a Carousel”).

GUILFORD — It must be fair time. The smoky-sweet aroma of kettlecorn popping over open flames is in the air.

Does it seem like the only place you have room to place the daily mail is on top of yesterday’s mail still on the counter? Have you ever tried to set your coffee mug down on the coffee table but couldn’t find the room?


September is an introduction to fall with warm days, cooler nights and the leaves beginning to change color. Autumn brings our attention to the change of seasons and invites us to explore self-reflection, balance, comfort and letting go. This seems perfectly fitting that September is Nationa…

BRANFORD — Yesterday, today and tomorrow were the themes of Branford’s newest entertainment venue, “a carousel of time” if you wish, when The Legacy Theatre took the stage of the Stony Creek Museum Aug. 22-24.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — In a performance important to host MGM Springfield, Aerosmith’s “Deuces Are Wild” tour arrived at the MassMutual Center on Wednesday night with a game effort by the Bad Boys of Boston and a high-tech spectacle of video, flashing lights and chest-pounding sound.


EAST HADDAM — Bill Berloni has kind eyes, a steady presence and a calm voice. It isn’t difficult to imagine a shy or traumatized dog, large or small, trusting him at first sight.

BRANFORD — One thing that unites us as a nation is land: Americans strongly support saving the open spaces they love. Since 1967, the Branford Land Trust has been doing just that for the people of Branford.

MADISON — The Madison Historical Society will host more than 50 vendors of fine antiques and collectibles during the 48th Annual Antiques Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 24, on the town green.


EAST HAVEN — The Beeracks in East Haven will host a Closer to Free fundraiser on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 18 from 2 to 5 p. The event will feature beers from the eight breweries currently brewing at The Beeracks as well as a special Sour Ale brewed for the event by Hoax Brewing Company.

With more people opting to stay at home this summer, why not carve out some time to finish up that home project or craft? Perhaps the family scrapbook, or hand-knitted gift items (so you won’t be cramming before the holiday season) or finally paint that old chair you bought at a flea market …

Kidz Konnection presents its Outdoor Summer Theater on the Lawn season finale, “Mamma Mia” Aug. 23 - 25. Join a cast of 43 aspiring advanced musical theater actors as they get groovy with the beloved tracks of ABBA in this fun full-length musical production on the lawn at Kidz Konnection Sho…

BRANFORD — The Shoreline Soul Community Choral Gospel Workshop returns to Branford with four Monday sessions, from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Aug. 26, Sept. 9, 23, and Oct. 7. A fifth “refresher” session will be held on Monday, Jan. 6. The workshops will culminate in a free concert celebrating the bi…

Well, it’s August. These long lazy days of summer will begin to wind down soon and thoughts of back to school and busy fall routines might already be crossing your mind. Keep your mind relaxed and any chaos at bay with these tips to reduce some of life’s daily stress:

Summer arrived with a vengeance last week. Hot, hot, hot. Perfect picnic weather always includes potato salad, of course. Give this creamy, tangy version a try, it’ll disappear fast right alongside your best fried chicken and shortcake. Check out my new project @


BRANFORD — According to the Michelin guide rating system, a three-star rating ranks a restaurant among the world’s finest culinary destinations. It’s “worth a special journey,” indicating “exceptional cuisine where diners eat extremely well, often superbly.”

Ask most people what superpower they would most want to possess and generally the two dominant answers are invisibility and the ability to fly. Except for those smart enough to pass NASA’s rigorous intellectual and physical requirements for space travel and a space walk outside the internati…

OLD SAYBROOK — The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (the Kate) will present The Magic of Lyn for two shows on Wednesday, July 31 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

No surprise that in a state founded in 1776 you’ll find living history wherever you look — no more so, perhaps, than in the buildings and structures that are as much of the landscape as the sandy beaches, sparkling waters, and well-manicured greens of our Connecticut towns. In addition to be…

Toes in the sand, a book in your lap, and a cool drink in hand...these are the carefree days of summer. From pristine beaches on Long Island Sound to tranquil ponds and lakes, Connecticut invites you to get wet at one of many state parks this summer.

It’s that time of year we’ve all been waiting for — long weekends on the Cape, sightseeing through Europe, relaxing on a beach in the Caribbean — summer vacation! Vacation is meant to be a time to unwind and relax, but it’s hard to turn-off and completely take a break from your workout routi…

The Guilford Green once again will host a celebration of Jewish life, drawing from several sourthern Connecticut communities, when the 14th Shoreline Jewish Festival is held on Sunday afternoon, July 14. There’s a lot to peruse, listen to and eat, with crafts and activities for kids.