NORTH BRANFORD — In celebration of World Reflexology Week (Sept. 23 - 29), Julie Thackeray of Solutions for Wellness will host a presentation on The Benefits of Reflexology at North Branford’s Atwater Library 1720 Foxon Road on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
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”).
ESSEX — Visitors can spend the day immersed in the Myths and Legends of the Connecticut River Valley, a symposium and exhibit opening Sept. 21, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
CLINTON — As a special Halloween event Kidz Konnection Shoreline Theater Academy’s Advanced Actors will present an interactive Lantern Tour through the historic arts district of Clinton that follows the story of Frankenstein, Oct. 18 and 19.
“Shear Madness,” one of the most popular comedies in the world, is onstage at Ivoryton Playhouse. A hilarious whodunit, the production is known for its madcap improvisation and surprise endings.
From the Henson property in 1950s Nebraska to the dinner table, Doritos and everything in between, ranch dressing gives most anything a zing
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…
If it seems as if I have been focusing on fresh produce recently, you are right. I have been trying to eat a more wholesome, plant-based diet, as many of us are today.
Bethel-raised Michelle Aravena not only represents a cool local touch to the already-promising Goodspeed Musicals’ production of “Billy Elliot,” based on the 2000 movie of the same name and premiering Friday, Sept. 13, but also sharp casting.
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.
DEEP RIVER — A self-portrait drawn as a first-grader set award-winning watercolor artist and teacher Alan James on a path to his destiny.
To some, Red House in Deep River, Conn. is their go-to BBQ place. To others, it’s the local burger joint, or it’s the place they can turn to during happy hour for an inventive cocktail or a local craft beer.
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.
You know the story of Nick Fradiani from Guilford: His band Beach Avenue won a statewide band competition and did pretty well on national TV show “America’s Got Talent.” Fradiani followed that up by enlivening the tired “American Idol” franchise and winning the 14th season of the show in 2015.
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.
While you’re basking at the beach or grilling on your back deck right now, remember that schools are preparing to open in a few weeks. Tax-free week is next week (Aug. 18-24) in Connecticut.
FOUND: Rose De Matteo of New Haven wrote, “Could you request the recipe for the cheese filling used in the danish at Marjolaine Pastry Shop on State Street in New Haven?”
BRANFORD — On the Fourth of July, Branford’s Chris Doyle and his friends caught about 15 black sea bass. He knew exactly how he wanted to prepare them.
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.
MIDDLEFIELD — Lyman Orchards sunflower maze marks the 50th anniversary of “Sesame Street” and its characters, including Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch, and more.
SHORELINE — When the curtain goes up for “Legally Blonde, The Musical,” 15-year-old Noah Sonenstein will leave his real-life persona backstage and make an entrance as Professor Callahan, the pompous, manipulative law professor.
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 …
BRANFORD — The third annual Open Hearts Yoga and Arts Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24 on the Branford Town Green.
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…
GUILFORD — It was an idea that struck internationally acclaimed violist Molly Carr as she was walking down the aisle during her September 2018 wedding at Dudley Farm’s Munger Barn in North Guilford.
DEEP RIVER — Members of The Deep River Congregational Church, 1 Church St., have been preparing for its annual flea market and rummage sale Aug. 17.
ESSEX — Connecticut River Artisans Cooperative’s Artisan of the Month for August is Tracey Stephan Koff, who has been involved in the creative arts since childhood.
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:
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ESSEX — The Connecticut River Museum is seeking men, women and children 10 and older to join the cast and crew of its popular fall theater production, “Haunted River: Ghostly Tales & Valley Lore.”
MADISON — It must be, like, totally ’80s on Aug. 2 and 3, when the Madison Beach Club presents “Flashdance Follies” — the theme for its 82nd annual song-and-dance review.
EAST LYME — Count Mikhail Baryshnikov among the admirers of acclaimed dancer Wendy Whelan, who’s making a rare appearance on the Shoreline to train the latest generation of aspiring prima ballerinas.
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…
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.