| Oct 25, 2014
When a venerable tree dies in Connecticut, whether it makes a sound or not, chances are good that the Esselstyn brothers hear about it. The call might come from a homeowner, whose children used to swing from its boughs, or from a school whose leafy...
| Oct 12, 2014
Looking for an old-fashioned Thanksgiving experience? Pull up a chair to a re-creation of an early American holiday dinner or open hearth cooking demonstration. You'll get a savory journey into the past — along with a heaping helping of history....
| Sep 30, 2014
| 2:24 PM
WEST HARTFORD — After 40 years working in libraries across the state, Pat Holloway says she's looking forward to relaxing with a good book.
"I don't get much chance to do it. I've got books and books and books that I'd love to sit down and have the...
| May 20, 2014
| 4:03 PM
"'Tis advertised in Boston, New York and Buffalo a hundred hearty sailors, a whalin' for to go ..."
As the Charles W. Morgan was towed past the New London Light last weekend to begin its 38th voyage, it took only the barest pulse of imagination to evoke...
| May 23, 2014
| 12:06 PM
Charles C. "Chas" Stieff II, former executive vice president of the Kirk-Stieff Co. who had been active in civic affairs, died May 17 of heart failure at the Broadmead retirement community. He was 92.
Charles Clinton Stieff II was born in Baltimore,...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 5:24 AM
For one of the world’s oldest whaling ships, it must have felt like going home.
Although it had been nearly a century since its last journey, the Charles W. Morgan recently sailed serenely among the whales at the Stellwagen Bank National Marine...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 3:33 PM
It's been a bad week for a good ship. The head of the nonprofit that operates the Amistad, Connecticut's official flagship and Tall Ship ambassador, notified New London officials that the schooner would not be visiting Sailfest in the Whaling City this...
| Jun 26, 2014
Toward the end of the school year, we're really looking forward to those long, lazy days of summer. But perhaps all too soon you'll realize you should have planned something to keep the kids, and yourself, from going crazy. No worries. There are still...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Dr. Glenn S. Gordinier will discuss Connecticut and the War of 1812 on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Killingworth Library.
The illustrated talk "The Rockets' Red Glare, Connecticut, And The War Of 1812" will examine how that oft forgotten war...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 1:24 PM
As she stepped foot onto the turf at Fenway Park, lifelong Red Sox fan Sharon Brouillard paused for a moment and remarked, "you know, this is sacred ground." But tread upon it she did, as she marched up to the infield to sing "The Star Spangled Banner" in...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 4:11 AM
BRISTOL - The public library will host what it calls "a musical representation of work in America" presented by musician Rick Spencer.
It is scheduled for Sept. 13 at 2 p.m.
"On the Job: Historical Songs of American Work and Trades" presents music...