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John Danbury leads a group of special guests on stage during a performance of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” during last year’s Holiday Extravaganza with

Silk’n Sounds Chorus. Photo by Susan Lambert/Zip06.com

Holiday Events Across the Shoreline

Published Nov. 21, 2019 06:44 p.m.

Holiday Events Across the Shoreline

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Preemptive Approaches to Having the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Published Nov. 21, 2019 05:52 p.m.

The holidays bring families together, and that's a wonderful thing. It can also be terribly stressful, especially for those who have lost a loved one, or who find themselves with too much on their plate.

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Making Perfect Latkes: Tricks My Grandmother Never Taught Me

Published Nov. 21, 2019 05:46 p.m.

My most vivid memories of Hanukkah as a child include a menorah, presents (of course), and most of all my grandmother's latkes.

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Lee Harrington, Daisy Wright, Robert Berson, and Matt Gibson as the Cratchits in Goodspeed’s 'A Connecticut Christmas Carol.' Photo by Diane Sobolewski

New Takes on Holiday Favorites This Theater Season

Published Nov. 21, 2019 05:33 p.m.

Santa Claus may be coming to town, the mall, and parties, but for Connecticut theaters, it's Tiny Tim who attracts the audiences.

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Christmas Time in the City: Unique NYC Holiday Experiences

Published Nov. 21, 2019 03:47 p.m.

Christmas in New York City has a certain magic.

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Photo by Kelley Fryer/Zip06.com

Leaving the Lights On for Santa in Ivoryton: Ivoryton Illuminations Celebrates its 10th Year on Saturday, Dec. 7

Published Nov. 21, 2019 03:16 p.m.

It's been a full decade and the annual Ivoryton Illuminations is still getting bigger and better every year.

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A Jewelry & Prosecco event, free and open to the public, is being hosted at The Shop at Guilford Art Center, 411 Church Street, Guilford on Friday, Dec. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. 

Photo courtesy of the Guilford Art Center

Jewelry and Prosecco Event at Guilford Art Center

Published Nov. 21, 2019 12:01 a.m.

A Jewelry & Prosecco event, free and open to the public, is being hosted at The Shop at Guilford Art Center, 411 ...

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The Lutheran Church of Madison is offering a Living Nativity celebration, similar to this one from last year, this year as well. St. John’s Episcopal Church in North Guilford is hosting one as well. Photo courtesy of the Lutheran Church of Madison

Living Nativities Planned in North Guilford, Madison

Published Nov. 21, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Both St. John’s Episcopal Church in North Guilford and the Lutheran Church of Madison are planning Living Nativity events this Christmas season. Both are free and open to the public.

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In addition to day/time stamping of timecards, this Russell Jennings time clock, made by International Time Recording Co. of New York, the predecessor of IBM, featured dual alternating springs to maintain time. Photo courtesy of Chester Museum at the Mill

Russell Jennings Time Clock Added to Chester Museum Collection

Published Nov. 21, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Chester Museum at The Mill is offering a Feast on History program on the two days after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 30, as an alternative to dealing with crowds at the malls.

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Donahue’s Madison Beach Grille, 1320 Boston Post Road, Madison is hosting a benefit for A Place Called Hope on Monday, Nov. 25 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Photo courtesy of A Place Called Hope

For the Birds, Food and Fun

Published Nov. 21, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Donahue’s Madison Beach Grille, 1320 Boston Post Rd., Madison is hosting a benefit for A Place Called Hope on Monday, Nov. 25 from 6 to 9 p.m.

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The Madison Historical Society will host an open house on Saturday, Nov. 30, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Allis-Bushnell House at 853 Boston Post Road. Photo courtesy of the Madison Historical Society

Vittles Unlimited Among Items on Display at MHS Open House

Published Nov. 21, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Madison Historical Society (MHS) will host an open house on Saturday, Nov. 30, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Allis-Bushnell House at 853 Boston Post Road.

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Talking Turkey (Hash)

Published Nov. 21, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Oh, my, Thanksgiving is upon us, although it is late this year. This year, we have an extra week to prepare

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Hilarious Jane, a Tiny Plot of Land, Fun Home, and More

Published Nov. 21, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Inside notes and comments about Connecticut and New York Professional Theater

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The Henry Carter Library in Clinton offers a variety of book clubs and book related events, including the third annual Jolabokaflod [yo-la-bok-a-flot] that celebrates both books and chocolate.

Photo courtesy of the Henry Carter Hull Library

For the Love of Reading

Published Nov. 20, 2019 07:00 a.m.

Book Clubs, Book Events Allow Area Residents to Connect, Have Fun, and Rediscover Their Love of Reading for the Sake of Reading

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They’re Back!

Published Nov. 21, 2019 12:01 a.m.

As sad as I am when the Chester Sunday Market closes up for the season, that’s nothing compared to the joy I...

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You Say Frittata, I Say Turtle Cafe

Published Nov. 21, 2019 12:01 a.m.

A friend invited me to breakfast recently at the Turtle Cafe, 4 Westbrook Place, Westbrook, my first time there....

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Haven Hot Chicken Popup at High George

Published Nov. 21, 2019 12:01 a.m.

One of the hottest meals in town is spicy Nashville Hot Chicken from the crew at Haven Hot Chicken. And we mean that,...

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Holiday Cookies at Sanctuary Kitchen

Published Nov. 21, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Holiday cookies are a seasonal tradition around the world, and Sanctuary Kitchen is celebrating that fact with a...

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Soup’s On at 3GV

Published Nov. 21, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Three Girls Vegan Creamery, 645 Boston Post Rd, Guilford, has been switching over to its fall menu and one recent addition is soup.

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Cooking Up Something for Your Book Club

Published Nov. 21, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Sometimes I read a passage in a book that is so lovely that I have to put the book down for a bit to recover. Such was the case when I finished reading the “Advent” chapter in A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

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Blake Jenner and Peter Dinklage in Cyrano, a production from The New Group, currently in a limited off-Broadway engagement through Monday, Dec. 22 at the Daryl Roth Theatre, 101 East 15th Street. Photo by Monique Carboni

An Epilogue to Goodspeed’s ‘Cyrano’ Starring Peter Dinklage.

Published Nov. 21, 2019 12:01 a.m.

It Was Better in Connecticut

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Fort Nathan Hale and Black Rock Fort Annual Meeting Features Author

Published Nov. 21, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Fort Nathan Hale and Black Rock Fort will hold their annual meeting on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. at the Old Stone Church, 251 Main Street, East Haven, across from the town hall. Parking will be available in the east side parking lot and attendees can enter through the side door.

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Gather will host a stocking stuffer popup, along with several other events, in December. Photo courtesy of Gather

Stocking Stuffer Pop-Up Shop Takes Over Gather

Published Nov. 21, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Stocking Stuffer Pop-Up Shop at Gather, 1048 Main Street, Branford opens with a First Dibs event on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 3 to 5 p.m.

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The Connecticut Yuletide Carolers will celebrate the start of the holiday season with a concert of carols on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Branford. Photo courtesy of the Connecticut Yuletide Carolers

Connecticut Yuletide Carolers Kick Off Holiday Season

Published Nov. 21, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Connecticut Yuletide Carolers will celebrate the start of the holiday season with a concert of carols on Sunday, ...

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The Annual Black Friday Benefit Concert will take place on Friday, Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. at The Kate, 300 Main Street, 

Old Saybrook. Photo courtesy of The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center

Annual Black Friday Benefit Concert at the Kate, Dance Performance to Benefit Pantry

Published Nov. 21, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Annual Black Friday Benefit Concert will take place on Friday, Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. at The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main Street, Old Saybrook.

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Writer and director John Sayles, who lives in Guilford with his collaborator, creative partner, and wife, Maggie Renzi, a film producer and actress, will participate in a question and answer session at Madison Art Cinemas on Thursday, Nov. 21, when a remastered version of the critically acclaimed work, Matewan, will be shown. Photo courtesy of Madison Art Cinemas

With Focus On Stories That Ask Compelling Questions, Legendary Writer and Director Celebrates Re-release of Matewan in Hometown Theater

Published Nov. 14, 2019 10:58 a.m.

John Sayles to Appear at Madison Art Cinemas on Thursday, and at Guilford Library in Late January

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Artwork, quilts, pottery, sea glass art, photo cards, jewelry, ornaments, and more will be available at the Estuary Council’s annual Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, Nor. 23 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Photo courtesy of the Estuary Council

Estuary Council Offers Annual Holiday Craft Fair

Published Nov. 14, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Estuary Council will host its annual Holiday Craft Fair on Sat. Nov. 23, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Estuary...

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Home Brew Class at New Northford Brewery

Published Nov. 14, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Want to learn the ultimate party trick? Stewards of the Land Brewery recently opened in Northford and plans to offer ...

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Anthony Roth Costanzo, a countertenor, will perform as the revolutionary title ruler who transformed ancient Egypt in Philip Glass’s Akhnaten. 

Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera

Metropolitan Opera Talk: Akhnaten by Philip Glass

Published Nov. 14, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Metropolitan Opera discussion series continues on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Guilford Free Library, 67...

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Scranton Memorial Library Offering NaNoWriMo Come Write In Location

Published Nov. 14, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Scranton Memorial Library is offering a Come Write In location for National Novel Writing Month through Saturday,...

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