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…

It seems the more we, as a society, become aware at how artificial dyes and chemically engineered food additives, preservatives and flavorings affect us, the more we seek to live an organic and natural lifestyle.

Tails of pigs, feet of boars, ears of hogs, tongues of oxen… It sounds more like the ingredients for a witches’ brew, than a recipe for the most famous stew in the world.

According to Kelley Blue Book (KBB), an automotive valuation and research resource, the average cost of a new vehicle is now $38,948. That’s no small sum, and not only does the expense continue to climb (+1.7 percent this past year), but associated finance obligations are being extended as w…

Looking up, lying on my back, the Firmament is a bottomless well where infinite height turns to infinite depth and the worst kind of vertigo. The kind that derives from, our insignificance.

“I Am My Own Wife,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning play about survival and identity under the cloak of World War II Germany, will be onstage at Long Wharf Theatre, Wednesday, Feb. 5 through Sunday, March 1.

ESSEX — Come learn about the history of the Florence Griswold Museum as well as all the innovative exhibitions and events in store for 2020 with Director of Education and Outreach, David Rau, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the Essex Library.

GUILFORD — Discover the owls of New England with photographer Peter Christoph on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Guilford Free Library. Christoph delivers stunning photographs of his favorite owls combined with stories that entertain, educate and inspire the audience.

A 17-minute musical montage of Biblical proportions, with cast members of the Daniel Hand High School Show Choir, VIBE, singing, dancing, and rocking on an enormous ark at a cabaret on Sunday, Jan. 12, was a prelude to a 1st place grand champion showing at the Lowell Mill City Show Choir Fes…

IVORYTON — The Ivoryton Playhouse opens its doors for a new season March 18, offering a year full of exciting, affordable, professional theatre. From the First Family of Country to the First Lady of Mystery; from battles among the rose beds to love that lasts forever, the 2020 season has a l…

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On a narrow stab of Pismo Beach the waves come in a palm-flat wash, all gold in the tops, where the green sea meets a dazzle of sand.