ESSEX — Essex homeowners will open their homes to support Child & Family Agency of Southeastern CT Saturday Dec. 7 for a special holiday house tour in the heart of the village’s historic district.

MADISON — Madison Lyric Stage will present tenor Marc Deaton in an original performance piece titled “Hotel Fables: Episodes in a Life” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, and Saturday, Nov. 16, and at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Deacon John Grave House, 581 Boston Post Road on Academy Street.

Master playwright Harold Pinter has left us a fistful of fascinating plays, and their highly original tales will be with us for many years to come. “The Birthday Party,” “The Homecoming” and “Old Times,” are among the lot that will be available to us in revivals.

When you finally get that pile of mail off your kitchen counter and you think you’ve got your household paperwork under control, another batch of mail arrives! And with the holidays approaching, beware of incoming catalogues clogging your mailbox soon. Without an efficient organizing system …

GUILFORD - They jog our brains. They make us laugh. They’re anagrams — the shuffling of letters in words or phrases to create new ones — or, in the delightfully twisted mind of author and artist David Cundy, shenanagrams.

I was especially interested in the science of cookie baking; for example, what makes a cookie crunchy vs. chewy, and how baking soda effects the cracks that form on some cookies.

In 2014, a liveability.com report listed Scottsdale as the No. 2 foodie city in the United States. The sun-drenched paradise’s restaurants showcase the bounty of local farmers, ranchers, and winemakers.

Two Connecticut-raised talents will be on display at the Palace Theater in Waterbury when the new national touring version of “A Bronx Tale” steps out into the spotlight for its first official performance Tuesday, Oct. 22 — Guilford product Nick Fradiani (the “American Idol” winner) as the d…

The Connecticut Shoreline Cigar Social will be held at the Westbrook Elks Lodge Historic 1784 building from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 in Westbrook. Open to the public. The event, organized by Elk member Bob Serra Sr. and Bongo Ron’s Cigar & Lounge, will feature: a “Cigars for Warriors”…

The leaves are turning, the air is cooling and kids are back to school. Fall is here, the time of year when we fall back into routines and think about getting our fitness goals back on track after summer vacations and fun. There are many easy ways to add exercise into your fall activities.

GUILFORD — In fifth grade, Clara Meyers chose the flute as her instrument when she entered Guilford’s band music program. Now a senior in high school, she found herself playing with the United States Coast Guard band in concert at Guilford High School as part of last week’s Guilford Performi…

ESSEX — Acclaimed Connecticut paranormal author, Sydney Sherman is once again connecting people to their loved ones with her presentation “You Are Not Alone: Our Loved Ones Are Here …You’re Just Not Listening” based on her first book from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27

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”).

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?

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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.