| Jul 11, 2013
| 12:21 PM
If you come to call Sonoma Woods in Middletown home, you just might find yourself enjoying a glass of Cabernet at your neighbor's Chardonnay model home, or perhaps a fine Merlot at a friend’s Zinfandel model as you make your rounds in the friendly,...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 11:55 AM
All-Courant Boys Golf
Chris Bennett, Hand-Madison, Sr.
Andrew Boucher, Lewis Mills-Burlington, Sr.
Brian Carlson, Hand, Jr.
Will Delmastro, Wethersfield, Jr.
Jason Despard, Fermi-Enfield, Sr.
Austin Forauer, Berlin, Jr.
Evan Grenus, Glastonbury,...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 10:19 AM
In 1963, professional theaters were sprouting up around the nation, far from the bright neon lights of Broadway. There was some kind of magic in the air, particularly in Connecticut.
Happy 50th anniversary to Hartford Stage and the Goodspeed Opera...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It's July. Time for some theater day trips by the water where it's cool.
The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, a stone's skip from New London, has shifted from National Playwright Conference mode to its National Music Theater Conference. Three...
| Apr 7, 2013
Would the story of the Goodspeed Opera House make a good musical?
The thought occurred to me while I was interviewing Michael Price, who's been with the Victorian theater on the Connecticut River in East Haddam for 46 of its 50 years. During lunch at...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 8:08 AM
Kathleen M. Zeidler, a retired legal secretary and homemaker, died Friday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at a Kensington assisted-living facility. The longtime Roland Park resident was 85.
The daughter of a veterinarian and a homemaker, Ruth...
| 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,...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 12:25 PM
It's not enough to just foster arts programming in schools. When our children take an interest or show a talent in the arts, their love and talent must also be fostered with care, opportunity and experience. The Shoreline Arts Alliance has hosted a juried...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 2:36 PM
The original plan was to walk along the banks of the Connecticut River on the abandoned Valley Railroad in Middletown and search for bald eagles.
I had visions of an eagle perched high on a dead tree or picking at a fish along the icy river, but all I...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 2:50 PM
We should declare war on space rocks.
A meteor exploded over Russia the other day at the precise time that a "killer asteroid" whizzed within 17,000 miles of earth. Coincidence? Don't bet on it.
It's time for President Barack Obama to wake up and...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 2:07 PM
Like many Connecticut residents who didn't matriculate at Yale, I know the university in bits and pieces — a lecture at the law school, a play at the Rep, a dinner at the Commons. I don't have a good sense of how the whole place fits together, yet...