Thursday, May 13, 2021

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Life & Style • Published May 13, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Invasive Plants Walk and Talk

The North Haven Land Trust is sponsoring an invasive plants program, free to the public, on its new Nature Trail at 340 Clintonville Road, North Haven from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 16....

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Life & Style • Published May 13, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Grab & Grow Salad Garden Kits, Activity Backpacks, and StoryHike Planned by Library

With support from the Clinton Land Conservation Trust and The Community Foundation of Middlesex County, the Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton is offering Grab & Grow ...

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Life & Style • Published May 13, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Elm Shakespeare Announces Special Edition of Summer Shakespeare

Elm Shakespeare Company is planning a Special Edition of Summer Shakespeare in Edgerton Park, a 25-year old tradition for the entire region.After consultation with a variety of...

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Life & Style • Published May 13, 2021 12:01 a.m.

How To Start and Run a Successful Non-Profit Organization

The Service Core of Retired Executives (SCORE) will host a free live webinar on How to Start & Run a Successful Non-Profit Organization on Tuesday, June 1 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Pre-...

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Life & Style • Published May 13, 2021 12:01 a.m.

The Past, Present, and Future of the Legacy Theatre

An online presentation on the Legacy Theatre: Past, Present, and Future will be offered by the Blackstone Memorial Library in Branford on Monday, June 14 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.The Stony...

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Life & Style • Published May 13, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Nibbles: Kokomo’s Restaurant and Beach Bar

Late last summer (or maybe early September) friends suggest we go to Kokomo’s for a Sunday brunch. I lived in Old Lyme for more than a decade and I never went to that restaurant. It was...

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Life & Style • Published May 13, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Discovering Hidden Treasures

I used to write about the surprises I often find in my garage freezer. I used to call it Lee’s Freezer Diary. The truth is that if I kept a diary, perhaps there wouldn’t be surprises,...

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Life & Style • Published May 13, 2021 12:01 a.m.

COVID and the Morning Ritual

COVID has changed my life in many ways. But there are some things in my life that COVID just can’t make a dent in.I still get up every morning, put on my make-up and chose an outfit...

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Life & Style • Published May 13, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Yes & No by Elisha Cooper

This is Elisha Cooper’s best book ever! Although he uses a dog and a cat, he captures so tenderly, so movingly, so perfectly a day in the life with all its little highs and lows that any...

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Life & Style • Published May 13, 2021 12:01 a.m.

So, a Rabbi Walks into a Zoom...

Laughter: It’s still good medicine. But in the era of COVID-19, some have found their sense of humor has taken a hike. Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek in Chester has a plan for that: a ...

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Life & Style • Published May 13, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Ariadne by Jennifer Saint

This is an exquisite retelling of the story of Ariadne, princess of Crete and sister of the Minotaur. By taking action and helping Theseus, she sets in motion her exile and the creation of a...

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Life & Style • Published May 13, 2021 12:01 a.m.

The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

How well do you know your spouse and what would you do to protect the people you love? These are the questions facing Hannah Hall when her husband, Owen, disappears without a trace, leaving her...

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Life & Style • Published May 13, 2021 12:01 a.m.

The Last Bookshop in London by Madeline Martin

What a wonderful tribute to why we need bookstores, how they bring us together and take us away from our everyday world, and a reminder that words can save our lives by showing us different points ...

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Life & Style • Published May 13, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian

The year is 1662 and Mary Deerfield finds herself being abused at the hand of her husband and questioning the true nature of her soul. Chris Bohjalian has created suspense and terror to the point...

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Life & Style • Published May 13, 2021 12:01 a.m.

The Premonition by Michael Lewis

For those who enjoyed previous Michael Lewis titles such as Liar’s Poker, The Blind Side, and The Big Short, his latest book tackles our current pandemic. More...

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Life & Style • Published May 13, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Connecticut Bootlegger Queen, Nellie Green by Tony Renzoni

Meet Connecticut’s own Nellie Green, “Queen of the Rumrunners on the East Coast,” as seen through the eyes of local author Tony Renzoni. Hailing from East Haven, Nellie Green...

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Life & Style • Published May 13, 2021 12:01 a.m.

The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman was the youngest poet to deliver a poetry reading at a presidential inauguration. Her original poem can be found here in this small but mighty little yellow book. It is powerful,...

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Life & Style • Published May 13, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Everything is Fine by Vincent Granata

This searing memoir by the oldest son of a family devastated by tragedy and mental illness tells the story of a horrific event that shocked a local town several years ago. The heartbreaking...

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Life & Style • Published May 12, 2021 07 a.m.

Art for Challenging Times

How did the pandemic affect artists?For Anne Brenneman of Centerbrook, spending more time with her family led her to see them as a subject worthy of painting, and so she created Three...

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Life & Style • Published May 13, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Addio, Bobby!

Joel Gargano, the co-owner of and chef at Grano Arso in Chester, has been pretty busy lately, raising a beautiful, little baby girl with his wife and restaurant co-owner Lani Gargano (who also is...

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Life & Style • Published May 13, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Legacy Theatre Off to a Rousing Start

The brand new Legacy Theatre in Branford opened with a production of the first big Neil Simon hit, Barefoot in the Park, which runs through Sunday, May 23.The combination of a...

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Life & Style • Published May 13, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Shoreline Sailing Club Announces Upcoming Events

The Shoreline Sailing Club (SSC) is offering several upcoming events about the Connecticut River Museum, about the Coast Guard, and an open house.On Thursday, May 20 at 7 p.m., Jennifer...

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Life & Style • Published May 13, 2021 12:01 a.m.

How to Seek and Cultivate Happiness

Seeking happiness will be the topic at an upcoming session of TED Talks Online hosted by the Henry Carter Hull Adult Events department, on Tuesday, May 18 at 9:30 a.m. Registration is required and ...

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Life & Style • Published May 06, 2021 12:01 a.m.

On The Basis of Art at Yale University Art Gallery

Yale University Art Gallery is planning a celebration of the work of Yale-educated women artists in a new exhibition, On the Basis of Art: 150 Years of Women at Yale, from September through...

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Life & Style • Published May 06, 2021 12:01 a.m.

SCORE Webinar Focuses on Advertising and Instagram

The Southeastern Connecticut chapter of SCORE is offering a free webinar on Advertising on and Measuring the Impact of Instagram with Miranda Creative on Thurday, May 20 from noon to 1:30 p.m....

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