Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Life & Style

Life & Style • Published Feb. 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Wellness-To-Go: Hygge at Home

Hygge, pronounced hue-guh, is a Danish and Norwegian word used to describe a cozy and charming feeling or atmosphere. While plenty of trendy items are available to purchase for those seeking...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Art Exhibit Investigates Human Condition on Global, Intimate Level

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London, announces the opening of Xanda McCagg Recent Work: Icon, on view through Sunday, Apr. 18, in the Glassenberg Gallery on the first floor ...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Lecture Series Features Biodiverse Coastal, Estuarine Ecosystems and Dinner

The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center has announced its free Connecticut River lecture series.A mainstay of the organization’s adult programming, the Connecticut River Lecture...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Monday Night Meditation Series Starting Up

The Scranton Memorial Library is offering a virtual six-week series of Mindfulness Meditation on Monday evenings beginning on March 8 at 7 p.m. on Zoom.Meditation is a great way to reduce...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Using the Power of Food to Connect, Share, and Enhance

To celebrate February’s Black History Month, I got a chance to make a new recipe, the Civil Rights Spiced Sweet Potato Pie featured in a recent edition of Yankee magazine....

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Shrubs: Not Just for your Garden

Even though it’s the middle of winter, spring is right around the corner.This is the perfect time for you to start thinking about what you would like to plant in your barrels, pots,...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

World War II at Sea by Craig L. Symonds

Symonds details winning and losing strategies, and actions of the American, British, German, and Japanese navies and governments from before the beginning to the very end of the war. Major sea...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

(Published March 9)This book takes readers on a thrilling journey with three amazing women who are part of the intensive, ultra-secret code breaking work at Bletchley Park during World War...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes

Alice decides to marry Bennet to escape her life in England. She sails for America, only to find herself living in a coal-mining town during the Depression in Kentucky. She joins the Horseback...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

In this book based on the true story of the American Library in Paris during the German occupation, Odile reveals the power of books to her young friend Lily. “Books and ideas are like...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

The Burning Girls by C.J. Tudor

This gothic thriller features Reverend Jack Brooks and teenaged daughter Flo, who move to a tiny village in Sussex, England. They know the village has a dark past as a place where accused heretics ...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason

Martha Friel, 40, is beautiful, clever, painfully awkward, and dealing with mental illness that has been misdiagnosed for years. The story begins as Martha’s devoted husband, Patrick, is...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Finley Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano

Mystery writer Finlay Donovan has writer’s block, her ex-husband wants custody of their two kids, and she’s broke. Then, while overheard discussing the plot of her yet-to-be-written...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 17, 2021 07 a.m.

Seeking Refuge in the Night Skies

Madhavan Parthasarthy was five years old, standing on a balcony in his house overlooking the backyard in New Delhi, India with his older cousin Hema when she said, “Look up....

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado

Seventeen year-old Charlie Vega struggles with her relationships, with her mother, her body, and herself. So sweet, so goofy, and so full of the relatable, awkward, and sometimes heartbreaking...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

A New Look for Ciao Bella

Ciao Bella in Madison has moved—but don’t worry, they didn’t go very far. The clothing boutique has moved across the street from their old location in downtown Madison to 673...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Music Video Request Night at The Stand

Every happy hour should include music videos—’90s babies, am I right? Every Friday, The Stand in Branford is having Music Video Request Night where you can make a request from their...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 11, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Guilford Art Center Celebrates Re-opening of Gallery

As the challenges of the past year have exacted an enormous toll, artistic practice and pursuit have proven a balm for many. Guilford Art Center (GAC) plans a multi-media exhibit of faculty work,...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 10, 2021 07 a.m.

Leveraging Food, and Business, as a Force for Good

Fermented honey garlic that can be drizzled over pizza or served alongside fried chicken. Savory pastries filled with ground beef. Saffron-spiced basmati rice with chicken, vermicelli, vegetables, ...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 11, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Hands Holding the Void Subject of Gallery Guide Talk

Alberto Giacometti’s Mains tenant le vide (Hands Holding the Void; 1934) will be the subject of an upcoming Gallery Guide talk with Yale University undergraduates Conor Downey, BR...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 11, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Boat Safety Course Being Offered in March

A virtual class offered by New Haven Sail & Power Squadron (NHSPS) starts virtually Wednesday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m. and runs for eight weeks. The cost for members is $80 and for non-members,...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 11, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Poll Shows Support for Early Voting, Access to Absentee Ballots

A recent public opinion poll of Connecticut voters conducted by Secure Democracy showed strong, bipartisan support for early voting, expanding access to absentee ballots for every voter without...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 11, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Volunteers Needed to Help People Learn to Read, Write, Speak English

Literacy Volunteers Valley Shore (LVVS) is seeking volunteers to help with its mission of teaching residents of the shoreline area learn how to read, write, and speak English to help improve their ...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 11, 2021 12:01 a.m.

How to Keep Cut Flowers Fresh

With Valentines Day right around the corner, the gift of fresh flowers are sure to make it into many of our homes.Here are a few tips to help keep your beautiful flowers fresh longer....

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 11, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Say It Isn’t So

There are things whose passing I lament; Carvel soft ice cream, B. Altman’s department store, regular reruns of MASH, but now, the cruelest cut of all: Snow days are becoming a...

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