| Feb 5, 2014
| 1:32 PM
TEM: Vintage Coat From the ’60s
SEEN: Around town, worn by Julia Sloan
BACKSTORY: Few people rock retro like Julia Sloan. The owner of Brazen Betties, a vintage clothing and original jewelry design business, Sloan has been a thrift and...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 7:43 PM
Miss the terrific production of “War Horse” when the national tour came to Hartford’s’ Bushnell a few weeks ago?
Then catch the National Theatre Live screening of the London production at select cinema starting Feb, 27. In the...
| Jan 5, 2014
August 1955 is hot, and wet.
On the 12th and 13th, the tail end of Hurricane Connie has passed, dropping up to 8 inches of rain over much of Connecticut.
And now it is hot again, this being one of the warmest months on record, thanks to a persistent...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 7:48 AM
BOLTON — The most promising new green technology company in Connecticut — as judged by the Connecticut Technology Council back in 2011 — bought the patent for its product for $1.
Several years ago, Doug Rode, now managing partner of...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:42 PM
What did we learn from this week's local elections? The short answer is nothing. You should never trust anybody who claims that city and town elections prove anything about statewide or national trends.
For example, ignore all the people who tell you...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 5:16 PM
Vote in your town's elections Tuesday, and you might well decide who wins.
Connecticut's local elections are won routinely by minuscule winning margins. My study of races for city and town councils and boards of selectmen in 2011 reveals this clearly....
| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:42 PM
Movies are in Donna McGrane's blood. Many years ago at Pleasant Valley Drive-In in Barkhamsted, her mother worked in the kitchen and her father ran the projectors.
So McGrane was heartbroken Monday when she found out that the drive-in she runs with...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Weddings and gifts go hand-in-hand. So do gifts and thank-you notes.
Contrary to popular belief, couples do not have a year's grace period to send thank-you notes after wedding gifts have been received or the wedding ceremony has taken place....
| Sep 26, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Giving a wedding toast as the best man is something most men will do only once or twice in their lives. Unless you're a public speaking pro, the prospect of giving the toast can be nerve wracking. Karen Thomas, a certified etiquette coach and corporate...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 1:15 PM
Apparently, you can be the type of person who squats over a washing machine to drop turds on a stranger's clothing and still get into Yale. A menace students have deemed “the Poopetrator” has “repeatedly defecated” into campus...
| Feb 20, 2013
There is plenty of snow, the best in many years for snowshoeing.
After all, the whole point of snowshoes is to make it possible to walk in deep snow.
You received snowshoes for Christmas? Or maybe you got them for Christmas last winter,...