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A contemplative weekend retreat and a Celtic prayer circle are planned at Mercy by the Sea in Madison. Photo courtesy of Mercy by the Sea

Contemplation, Prayer at Mercy by the Sea

Published Aug. 06, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Mercy by the Sea, 167 Neck Road, Madison is planning a weekend retreat and also a Celtic prayer session in the...

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The Nest is planning several online and one in-person event. Photo courtesy of The Nest

Nest Coffee House Offers Anime Night, Young Writers Workshop, and More

Published Aug. 06, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The Nest Coffee House in Deep River, which provides social and employment opportunities for young adults with...

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A Jumble Sale is being planned by the Killingworth Historical Society. Photo courtesy of the Killingworth Historical Society

Jumble Sale Planned by Killingworth Historical Society

Published Aug. 06, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The Killingworth Historical Society is holding a Jumble Sale of a mixed collection of interesting and unusual items...

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A celebration of local heritage for kids of all ages will be held Saturday, Aug. 15, with a rain date of Sunday, Aug. 16 on Meeting House Hill in North Guilford.

Photo courtesy of North Guilford Congregational Church

Old Fashioned Country Emporium Celebrates Local Heritage

Published Aug. 06, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The North Guilford Congregational Church, 159 Ledge Hill Road, North Guilford will celebrate local heritage at the...

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The Good Shepherd Thrift Store has reopened, and several Junk in the Trunk events are planned for the coming months as well. Photo courtesy of The Good Shepherd Thrift Store

Good Shepherd Thrift Store Reopens With New Hours

Published Aug. 06, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Junk in the Trunk Events Planned in August, September, October

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All writers are welcome to join the Henry Carter Hull Library Creative Writing Group to share their work, discussion, and peer review. Photo courtesy of Henry Carter Hull Library

Creative Writing on the Lawn

Published Aug. 06, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The Henry Carter Hull Library Creative Writing Group invites all writers to join for a casual outdoor monthly...

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The Joy of the Summer Season

Published Aug. 06, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Local Farms Seem to Be Having a Good Year

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Nibbles: Kuchenprofi Tweezer Tongs

Published Aug. 06, 2020 12:01 a.m.

I love watching people using chopsticks when cooking in their kitchens. I guess I wasn’t alone. Sohla El-...

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The Dry

Published Aug. 06, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The Dry by Jane HarperThis debut mystery set in Australia during...

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The Friends of Blackstone Library will hold its annual book sale over a series of weekends at a new location in Branford. Photo courtesy of The Friends of Blackstone

Series of Small Book Sales Planned in Branford

Published Aug. 06, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The Friends of Blackstone Library is planning a series of small scale book sales at River Run Business Park, 59...

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The Shore Line Trolley Museum in East Haven is open and operating in a way designed to keep staff, volunteers, and visitors safe.

Photo courtesy of The Shore Line Trolley Museum

Shore Line Trolley Museum Reopens

Published Aug. 06, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The Shore Line Trolley Museum, 17 River Street, East Haven, will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays and...

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Fiber-art enthusiasts, including knitters, are welcome to a free, weekly drop-in meeting in the garden of the Henry Carter Hull Library. Photo courtesy of the Henry Carter Hull Library

Garden Stichers Meeting in Library Garden

Published Aug. 06, 2020 12:01 a.m.

All are welcome to join fellow fiber-art enthusiasts in the Henry Carter Hull Library Garden, 10 Killingworth...

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Recursion

Published Aug. 06, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Recursion by Blake CrouchThis brilliantly imagined, fast-paced...

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The Garden Tourist’s New England

Published Aug. 06, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The Garden Tourist’s New England:...

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Interior Chinatown

Published Aug. 06, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Interior Chinatown by Charles YuWillis Wu has played many roles,...

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Today Tonight Tomorrow

Published Aug. 06, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn SolomonSet across one night,...

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He Came In with It: A Portrait of Motherhood and Madness

Published Aug. 06, 2020 12:01 a.m.

He Came In with It: A Portrait of Motherhood and Madness by Miriam...

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Her Last Flight

Published Aug. 06, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Her Last Flight by Beatriz WilliamsI love fiction that offers...

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Published Aug. 06, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Becoming Duchess Goldblatt by AnonymousThis amazing memoir, by an ...

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The summer constellations provide a perfect aid for finding these planets by following the sky’s “summer triangle.” Consisting of the three bright stars of Deneb, Vega, and Altair (the three points), this gigantic triangle appears essentially overhead, at the center of the August night sky. It points directly toward the two bright planets, making them easy to find. Chart courtesy of Bob Crelin

Finding Solace in the Night Sky

Published Aug. 06, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The year 2020 is turning out to be particularly good to get outside and observe the night sky, with great vistas for ...

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Roberta Isleib, writing under her pen name of Lucy Burdette, will celebrate her new book, The Key Lime Crime, with a R.J. Julia Booksellers event on Sunday, Aug. 9. Photo courtesy of Roberta Isleib

Key Lime Crime Series Continues to Offer What Readers Have Come to Love and Expect

Published Aug. 05, 2020 07:00 a.m.

Author Teams Up with Big Sis For R.J. Julia Event Sunday, Aug. 9

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Key lime pie is a key element of Lucy Burdette’s new novel, The Key Lime Crime, which will be celebrated on Sunday, Aug. 9 during an event with R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison. Photo courtesy of Roberta Isleib

In Case You’re Craving Pie, Here’s The Recipe for Key Lime Pie from the Author of The Key Lime Crime

Published Aug. 05, 2020 07:00 a.m.

Here’s The Recipe for Key Lime Pie from the Author of The Key Lime Crime

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An app, “Picture This,” accurately identified a green-fringed bog orchid (Platanthera lacera) in about two seconds. The photo was later verified by a professional botanist.

Screenshot by Kathy Connolly

Plant Blindness, A Mower, and One Unfortunate Afternoon

Published July 29, 2020 07:00 a.m.

I learned a hard lesson recently. It happened when a three-year-old wet meadow and shrub area, created by design to support native plants and pollinators, was accidentally mowed by a brush hog operator one afternoon in early July.

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Colt Taylor’s lobster roll has garnered acclaim from near and far, and now is offered as part of a Boater’s Special from The Essex Market. 

Photo courtesy of The Essex Market

Boat Optional

Published July 30, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The Essex Market, 30 Main Street, Centerbrook is offering a Boater’s Kit through Labor Day. The summer...

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Haven Hot Chicken, scheduled to open in the fall as a takeout and delivery only restaurant, offers five levels of heat for their chicken. Photo courtesy of Haven Hot Chicken

Get Ready for Some Hot Fun This Fall

Published July 30, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Haven Hot Chicken Opening Takeout, Delivery Restaurant in New Haven

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Jacques Pépin, on a series of videos being offered on Facebook, makes dishes, many of them simple and using ingredients on hand. Photo courtesy of Jacques Pépin

Simple Sandwiches

Published July 30, 2020 12:01 a.m.

One of the highlights of Facebook are the videos featuring Madison’s Jacques Pépin, the world-renowned...

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Indian River Shellfish on the Madison/Clinton town line is home to millions of oysters, being carefully tended before being sold. Photo courtesy of Indian River Shellfish

Aiming for ‘The Best Oysters Possible’

Published July 30, 2020 12:01 a.m.

I’ve been hearing great things from customers of Indian River Shellfish at 178 Cottage Road, Madison, right on the Madison/Clinton town line.

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Carlson’s Landing on Main Street in Essex is back with outdoor deck and tent seating, and safe space dining. Photo courtesy of Carlson’s Landing

Welcome Back, Carlson’s Landing!

Published July 30, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Carlson’s Landing, 62 Main Street, Essex is back with outdoor deck and tent seating and what it is calling...

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Farewell to the Cupcake Truck. You will be missed. But thank goodness we can still get the cupcakes, and more, from the East Haven location of Sugar Bakery. Photo courtesy of Sugar Bakery

Farewell, Cupcake Truck

Published July 30, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Sugar Bakery in East Haven recently announced that it no longer will be operating its Cupcake Trucks, which have...

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Donut Pillar, Peter Anton

Sweet Dreams at Lyman Allyn Art Museum

Published July 30, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London, has opened a new exhibition on highlighting the works of iconic sculptor and installation artist Peter Anton.

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