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  • March 23, 2014

    March 23, 2014
    HONORABLE MENTIONS Some days I wish I worked in the Employment Office. -- Paul McDonnell, Simsbury You want me to tell them you close at 3:30? -- Chritopher Torino, West Hartford Wow! You raise the minimum wage and look what happens. -- Bob Ahearn,...
  • A New Caterer At NBMAA's Cafe

    A New Caterer At NBMAA's Cafe
    New Britain Museum of American Art's executive director Douglas Hyland was getting ready for a trip to Cuba when he found out that Jordan's Caterers, the Cheshire-based food business that ran the museum's successful NBMAA Café on The Park, would be...
  • 'Damn Yankees' Actor Saves Audience From Flying Bat At Goodspeed

    'Damn Yankees' Actor Saves Audience From Flying Bat At Goodspeed
    There's a moment in the Goodspeed Opera House production of "Damn Yankees" that actor Danny Lindgren won't forget. The same goes for the audience. Not to mention the trombone player. It happened during the first preview performance of the baseball-...
  • Connecticut Museums That Are Accessible To All Budgets

    Connecticut Museums That Are Accessible To All Budgets
    For a tiny state, Connecticut is big on culture. We're home to hundreds of museums featuring fabulous art and artifacts. But in many cases, admissions aren't cheap — which can make them inaccessible to individuals and families on tight budgets....
  • Farm to Hearth, Haddam

    Farm to Hearth, Haddam
    Todd Solek wakes up around 6 a.m. to chop firewood for his custom brick oven, where it will burn all day. Around 7 a.m., when other bakeries have sold half their stock, he begins mixing doughs by hand. Todd and his wife, Melissa, lovingly refer to...
  • Goodspeed Survives Changes

     Goodspeed Survives Changes
    It was quite a celebration on Oct. 24, 1877. It was the opening of the Goodspeed Opera House — the six-story wooden Victorian structure on the banks of the Connecticut River in East Haddam, and long before the swing bridge was built. (A ferry...
  • Goodspeed's 'Annie' Was At First Labeled 'A Disaster'

    Goodspeed's 'Annie' Was At First Labeled 'A Disaster'
    The one show that changed a Connecticut theater's fortunes more than any other was the musical "Annie" that had its world premiere at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam in 1976. The opening night was a rough one. If "My Fair Lady" opened in the...
  • Surviving The Puritans, Theater Thrives In Connecticut

    Surviving The Puritans, Theater Thrives In Connecticut
    The Puritans just didn't have much fun. Until late in the 18th century, there wasn't much in the way of public entertainment for The Hartford Courant to cover, and certainly nothing in the way of theater. Oh, there was the time just before the...
  • Idiot Pricked By A Rose Hospitalized

    A thorn that became embedded in my finger opened my eyes to the whacky world of modern medical care. Here's what I've learned. The first rule of keeping your health care costs down is: Don't be an idiot. I failed this test with flying colors. I was...
  • Wallace Stevens: Hartford's Private Poet

    Wallace Stevens: Hartford's Private Poet
    When Wallace Stevens moved to Hartford from New York in 1916 to work in the insurance business, he was well-known in poetry circles but not yet acclaimed as one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. He had been married for seven years to a woman...
  • Águilas acuden a Connecticut en masa

    Águilas acuden a Connecticut en masa
    Aficionados de aves rapaces están muy entusiasmados con la llegada de un número récord de águilas de cabeza blanca en la parte baja del Río Connecticut donde desembocan las aguas. Estos majestuosos visitantes son comedores de pescado, volando desde el...