ESSEX — Melanie Carr Gallery presents “Scenes from the Apocalypse,” featuring ceramic works by local artist Jennifer McCandless. The series uses humor and satirical narratives to challenge the viewer’s perspectives on constructions of identity and societal norms. The is on view street-side n…

IVORYTON — In March, the Ivoryton Playhouse planned to open its doors for the start of a whole new season. It has been closed by the state and the coronavirus pandemic since March 16.

International Pilates Day is an annual, international community event celebrated on the first Saturday of May. The mission is to promote Pilates to the public, spreading awareness of the Pilates method and its benefits to the body.

Television series are often adapted from books, but Amazon adapted its storylines in “Tales from the Loop” from Simon Stålenhag’s paintings.

Coronavirus aside, it used to be said that the spread of sport utility sales was quite contagious, too. Now, that automotive infection has turned into just as much of an epidemic, with SUVs…and pickups, too … overwhelming what was the status quo, car category.

East Haven native Bobby T Torello, who’s driven the sound of bands featuring Michael Bolton, Jefferson Starship’s Grace Slick, and the iconic fleet-fingered bluesman Johnny Winter, will be inducted into the New England Music Hall of Fame, one of 10 individuals to join the inaugural class.

One of the most useful techniques I learned in acupuncture school is Gua Sha (pronounced gwa sa), an ancient healing ‘cure’ that we learned as first year students from Dr. Arya Nielsen.

If you think you’re familiar with the Ford Explorer, think again. Like an early scout leading the charge, the Explorer was America’s sport utility spearhead. But various detours during its journey led Ford astray, and for a while, the all-purpose entry seemed to lose its way. So much so, tha…

So what is Brazilian Bacalhoada? There are many names for this dried salt codfish across Europe and here: Bacalhau for the Portuguese speaking people; Stockfish for the Anglo-Saxon; Torsk for the Danish; Baccala for the Italian; Bacalao for the Spanish; Morue, Cabillaud for the French; and C…

Back when I was “mom-the-chauffeur” for our three daughters, after school hours were spent shuffling them to and from their after-school activities. Arriving home at 6 p.m. or later, we were all starving. A quick dinner was in order. Occasionally the girls would talk me into preparing what t…

RiverQuest and the Connecticut River Museum are teaming up again this year to cruise on the lower Connecticut River for Winter Wildlife Eagle Boat Cruises. Cruis departures are from the museum’s Steamboat Dock. Passengers also receive a pass to the museum including the special “Eagles of Ess…