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  • Close-up on Old Lyme

    Close-up on Old Lyme
    HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: Likely named after Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, in England. A settler, Matthew Griswold, apparently left England from the port of Lyme Regis. ORIGINS: Set off from Saybrook in 1665, the town was incorporated in 1855 as South Lyme. The...
  • CIAC Championships

    CLASS LL: Shelton 1, Westhill 0 CLASS L: RHAM 2, Avon 1 CLASS M: Suffield 1, Lewis Mills 0 CLASS S: Immaculate 1, Morgan 0 FINAL STATE COACHES POLLS CLASS LL/L First-place votes, team records in parentheses, followed by total points: 1. Shelton...
  • All-Courant Boys Lacrosse Team

    Attack Dan Carr, Hall-West Hartford, Sr. Matt Kycia, Xavier-Middletown, Sr. Matt Prezioso, Southington, Sr. Zach Thresher, Somers, Sr. Midfield Matt Dupont, Cheshire, Sr. Mike Hanna, Somers, Sr. Cory Santor, Glastonbury, Sr. Jeff Smith,...
  • Story Lines Of The Boys Tennis Season

    Nearly three weeks before the Class M tournament, Avon senior Alex Dahlem predicted a win for the Falcons. Dahlem's call came true as Avon became the first northern school since Hall-West Hartford in 2007 to win a class title. The Falcons went on to win...
  • All-Courant Girls Lacrosse Team

    Attack Emily Anderson, Haddam-Killingworth, Sr. Alannah Boyle, Hall-West Hartford, Fr. Meghan Finn, Glastonbury, Sr. Taylor Moreau, Glastonbury, Sr. Midfield Maria Blois, Cheshire, Jr. Colleen Duggan, Glastonbury, Sr. Sarah Markese, Conard-West...
  • All-Courant Girls Track Team

    100 Meters: Santina Williams, Prince Tech-Hartford, Jr. 200: Tiffany Harrison, Bloomfield, Sr. 400: Sydnee Over, Windsor, So. 800: Sarah Gillespie, Northwest Catholic-West Hartford, So. 1,600: Sarah Gillespie, Northwest Catholic, So. 3,200: Lindsay...
  • Carmen Anthony: A Little Piece Of New York For 15 Years

    Carmen Anthony: A Little Piece Of New York For 15 Years
    Carmen Anthony Vacalebre had already established a successful fast-food business in the 1970s and 1980s with his Me Ma and Arby's franchises. But he wanted to step it up by opening a New York City-style steakhouse, the kind he liked to frequent. He...
  • Best Museum

    1st) Yale Peabody Museum "Where else can you bring the kids to interact with a gigantic bed bug (like the one in director Derek Briggs' hand in the photo below), catch an educational puppet show and check out an array of fish skeletons that are not...
  • Best Local Art School

    1st) Paier College of Art Paier College of Art has a philosophy: not all artists starve. To keep students eating after loans and graduation, they learn from professional artists in order to become a professional in the commercial art world. Founded in...
  • New Book Visits 28 Private Gardens

    "A house comes alive with a lot of people," says garden writer Jane Garmey, "but I think a garden is a much more private and personal experience. When you see a garden, you get to know the person whose garden it is." Garmey's new book, "Private Gardens...
  • Two Exhibitions Highlight Historic Connecticut Needlework

    Two Exhibitions Highlight Historic Connecticut Needlework
    The history of visual art in Connecticut usually is traced to the first professional painter, William Johnston of Boston, who began working in the region around 1762. But, as Susan P. Schoelwer notes in the introduction to a new scholarly catalog, "at...
  • Romantic Dining In Connecticut

    Romantic Dining In Connecticut
    Visit Vivo Seasonal Trattoria at the Marriott Hartford Downtown, 200 Columbus Blvd., for a four-course dinner on Sunday, Feb. 13 or Monday, Feb14. The restaurant, which serves Mediterranean food and has an Italian wine bar, will begin seating on both...