| Feb 23, 2014
With fabled clubs in the North End rocking with the sound of jazz, classic big bands and big-name instrumentalists and singers routinely blowing-off the roof at Foot Guard Hall on High Street, or shaking the foundations of the State Theater on Village...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 10:10 AM
While the artists who founded the Old Lyme Art Colony in Florence Griswold's home were indisputably talented, they owe some of their success to the hospitality and inspiration of their landlady.
Visitors now flock to the charming yellow home-turned-...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 12:38 PM
Garden Club Events
* Gini Mita, of Wallingford Garden Club, speaks at the Monday, March 10, meeting of the Duck River Garden Club at 7:30 p.m. at Lymes’ Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme. Mita will discuss “Plants from Seeds.”...
| Mar 9, 2014
Can't wait for spring? Remember, along with warmer weather, May and June bring graduations and weddings — and graduations and weddings bring out-of-town guests.
I learned this fact some years ago, when my son got married in June and then my...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 11:12 AM
Tenor saxophonist and Canton native Noah Preminger has settled nicely into a busy New York City jazz existence. He regularly leads two quartets — the first, a piano-less group with forward-thinking guitarist Ben Monder, bassist Matt Pavolka and...
| Oct 31, 2013
Five-year-old Ruhee Lalla of West Hartford sat at a table recently making a little terrarium with a plastic globe, moss, sticks, rocks, shells and twine. All around her at other tables, other children made terrariums while their parents watched. The...
| Oct 20, 2013
For a tiny state, Connecticut is big on culture. We're home to hundreds of museums featuring fabulous art and artifacts. But in many cases, admissions aren't cheap — which can make them inaccessible to individuals and families on tight budgets....
| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Harry Holtzman (1912-1987) was, for a brief window of time in the 1930s, practically the face of abstract art in America. The Brooklyn native, who lived in a converted barn in Lyme for the last 20 years of his life, helped inject the optimism,...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 10:15 AM
The Bee and Thistle Inn in Old Lyme just launched a Holiday Artisan Showcase series, happening every Tuesday through Dec. 17. Each week, two designers are featured inside one of the Bee and Thistle's dining rooms. This week, on Nov. 19, you can see, touch...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:54 PM
New Haven is thought by many to be Connecticut’s top restaurant town, although the Gold Coast also offers a wealth of dining opportunities and Greater Hartford is definitely up and coming. Despite the strength of our dining scene, Greater New...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Downtown Essex recently got a new art gallery, opened by artists Judy Friday and Helen Cantrell. Their gallery19 opens its latest show Winter Wonders this week, showing the talents of more than two dozen local artists, as well as paintings by Friday and...
| Nov 27, 2013
Like most people along Kelly Castleberry's route, Brittany Root wouldn't have guessed that her UPS man has dressage horses at home. Though it doesn't entirely surprise her that he'd be interested in animals. "He doesn't seem fazed by our dogs," she says,...