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16th Annual Chocolate Festival Returns to Romantic Willimantic

Published Jan. 23, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Yes, that’s a thing. On Saturday, Feb. 8, the 16th annual Romantic Willimantic Chocolate Festival will be...

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Boozin’ In Your Onesie Bar Crawl Comes to Hartford

Published Jan. 23, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The best kind of bar crawl is one that requires pajamas. On Saturday, Feb. 8 from 3 to 10 p.m., the Boozin’...

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Where to Get Your Pre-Game On

Published Jan. 23, 2020 12:01 a.m.

If you’re going to be spending Sunday night of the Super Bowl drinking, you gotta get a good base in. On...

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Holly Arsenault Photo courtesy of the Ivoryton Playhouse

Fourth Annual Festival of Women’s Plays Opens Season at the Ivoryton Playhouse

Published Jan. 23, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The fourth annual Women Playwrights Initiative will take place Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main ...

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Jeff McBride, a psychic medium, is also a certified Reiki master and a former police officer. Photo courtesy of the Deep River Library

Fifth Annual Psychic Medium Fundraiser Scheduled

Published Jan. 23, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Communication with All Energies Offered: Relationships, Lost Items, Pets, and More

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Interactions among Susan B. Anthony, Nellie Bly, Cady Stanton, and Frederick Douglass will be part of a play to be read at the Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Society. 

Photo courtesy of the Shoreline Unitiarian Universalist Society

Original Play Celebrates Susan B. Anthony and The 19th Amendment Centennial

Published Jan. 23, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Why did Susan B. Anthony became a suffragist instead of a Quaker minister?

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Two-Part Parable Series Subject of Book Group Discussion

Published Jan. 23, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The Writing Injustice Book Discussion group will talk about Parable of the Sower, by Octavia Butler, on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Guilford Free Library, 67 Park Street, Guilford.

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The Indian Rock Shelters trail is named for the shallow caves that may have served as a winter home for members of the Hammonasset tribe. Photo courtesy of Madison Land Trust

Annual Groundhog Hike on Indian Rock Shelters Trail Scheduled

Published Jan. 23, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The annual Groundhog Hike offered by the Madison Land Trust on the Indian Rock Shelters trail in North Madison will...

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John Sayles

Guilford Free Library presents an Evening with John Sayles

Published Jan. 23, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Guilford’s John Sayles, novelist, screenwriter, actor, and feature film director, will discuss his new novel, ...

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Thinking About Food, Most of the Time

Published Jan. 23, 2020 12:01 a.m.

You know, that intermittent fasting seems to be working.

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“Here you see me & I am you.” An early 17th-century manuscript copy of John Donne’s poem, “Diamond in glass,” or, “A valediction of my name, in the window,” will be on display as part of a new exhibit at The Beinecke in New Haven. Photo courtesy of The Beinecke

Was the Pen Ever Mightier Than Mightier Than the Sword?

Published Jan. 23, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Handwritten Texts in Early Modern Britain Focus of New Exhibit

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Nibbles: Binging on Pasta-ish

Published Jan. 23, 2020 12:01 a.m.

This is the time of year, pretty cold and dark in the afternoon, that I crave pasta. By the time the water boils and ...

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New Plays,Some Setbacks, Trailblazers, In Memoriam, and More

Published Jan. 23, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Inside notes and comments about Connecticut and New York Professional Theater

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The Girls with No Names by Serena Burdick

Published Jan. 23, 2020 12:01 a.m.

This engaging and haunting story follows two devoted sisters. One sister is committed an asylum for fallen women, and the other gets deliberately committed there to save her, with the help of a strong young woman they meet there.

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The Vanished Birds by Simon Jimenez

Published Jan. 23, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Forget that this happens in a future space, as this book is more about the relationships we form, the bonds we hold most dear, and going to the end of the universe to fulfill our promises to those we love

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The Body by Bill Bryson

Published Jan. 23, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Bryson, that eternal tourist, guides us through the human body, in all of its gore and glory.

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Can You Hear the Trees Talking? by Peter Wohlleben

Published Jan. 23, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Peter Wohlleben, the author of the best selling book The Hidden Life of Trees, has released a version of his book designed to spark young minds into considering the hidden lives of our tall majestic neighbors.

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Half Baked Harvest Super Simple by Tieghan Gerard

Published Jan. 23, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Half Baked Harvest Super Simple by Tieghan Gerard

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Roly Poly by Mem Fox and Jane Dyer

Published Jan. 23, 2020 12:01 a.m.

It’s hard to imagine a more talented duo for creating a children’s book than Mem Fox and Jane Dyer.

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Clean Getaway by Nic Stone

Published Jan. 23, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Acclaimed author Nic Stone gives us her first middle grade novel and it does not disappoint.

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The Topeka School by Ben Lerner

Published Jan. 23, 2020 12:01 a.m.

One of the most anticipated books of the season, The Topeka School has so much going for it.

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Fate of the Fallen by Kel Kade

Published Jan. 23, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Aaslo is a complex young man in mourning over his best friend’s death who then he decides to take on said best friend’s mantle of “chosen one.”

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Wintercake by Lynne Rae Perkins

Published Jan. 23, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Newberry Medalist author Lynne Rae Perkins has written a charming tale about friendship and making a mistake

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Venice: Looking across the Lagoon at Sunset, 1840, watercolor on paper, J.M.W. Turner

‘A Way of Looking at the World That We Need More of...’

Published Jan. 22, 2020 07:00 a.m.

A Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity to View a Vast Trove of J.M.W Turner’s Works Sparks Some Interesting Conversations

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Hedy Watrous from the Whistle Stop Cafe will be offering healing teas all winter long. Photo courtesy of Whistle Stop Cafe

Good for What Ails Ya

Published Jan. 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Now that we are in the middle of winter and cold and flu season, the folks in my neighborhood are once again relying ...

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Community farm share applications are already available for Barberry Hill Farm in Madison, and should be available soon at other farms. The offerings at Barberry Hill sometimes include Trust beefsteak tomatoes and the smaller, juicy Red Boar, which has distinctive yellow, red stripes. Photo courtesy of Barberry Hill Farm

Dreaming of Summer

Published Jan. 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.

It was with a great deal of delight and pure joy that I opened an email recently from my local farm, Barberry Hill...

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Regulars at the Madison Beach Hotel Wednesday happy hours will be able to mark the change from winter into spring as the sunset shifts to a later time each week. Photo courtesy of Madison Beach Hotel

A Beer with a View

Published Jan. 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Madison Beach Hotel will be offering happy hours on Wednesdays from 4 to 9 p.m. through the early winter months,...

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The New London Big Band will take the stage with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Garde Arts Center. Photo courtesy of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Orchestra Joins Forces with New London Big Band

Published Jan. 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The 2020 portion of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra’s (ECS0) 2019-’20 season kicks off with ...

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Free Preview Week Offered by Community Music School

Published Jan. 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Community Music School, 90 Main Street in Centerbrook, and 179 Flanders Road in East Lyme, welcomes the general...

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Bee There or Bee Square: Branford Land Trust January Lecture Features Pollinators

Published Jan. 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The Branford Land Trust (BLT) opens its Winter Lecture Series with a talk on Connecticut’s most important pollinator, the bee, presented by Dr. Kimberly Stoner, entomologist with the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 7 p.m., at the Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library in Stony Creek, 146 Thimble Island Road, Branford.

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