| May 13, 2013
| 2:48 AM
Every few minutes, Jean Kelley touches her son's shoulder or knee as she speaks directly to him.
"In your very quiet way, you make a big impact, Brian," says this Branford mom as her 24-year-old turns his head and moves his eyes. She's sure he can...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 10:38 AM
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy nominated 15 new Superior Court judges Thursday, including prominent Republican Andrew Roraback among the familiar names in the political and legal worlds.
Many people had considered Roraback the Republican Party's best chance to...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 12:28 PM
Pardon me while I change the subject from politics to something, anything, else. How about apples. Do you like apples? That mild winter we had last year fooled the apple trees into blooming early and then, pow, along came a frost in April that killed...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 6:39 AM
It was a good plan. I would explore Maromas, Middletown's last frontier, in search of the remnants of a village that was swallowed up in the 1950s by the construction of the Connecticut Advanced Nuclear Engineering Laboratory – the predecessor of...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 12:00 PM
77th Annual White Elephant Sale: July 12, 9 a.m. First Congreational Church of Old Lyme, 2 Ferry Rd., Old Lyme, (860) 434-8686, fccol.org.
Yale Summer Carillon Concert: July 12, 7 p.m. Yale University, Branford College Courtyard, 74 High St., New Haven,...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 8:20 AM
3rd Annual Pawsitively Purr-fect Summer Re-sale: June 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; June 23, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. New and gently used pet items for sale, to raise funds for the Animal Welfare League of New London County. Boilermakers Lodge 614, 33 Sacred Heart Dr.,...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 7:37 AM
In Connecticut, the robin is the state bird, "Yankee Doodle" is the state song, the mountain laurel is the state flower and, of course, the sperm whale is the state mammal.
And if there was ever a state bridge, I would go with the stone arch. Dating...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:23 AM
Summer Food and Wine Festival: Sat., Jun. 15-Sun., Jun. 16, 12-6 p.m. Stonington Vineyards, 523 Taugwonk Rd., Stonington, (860) 535-1222. stoningtonvineyards.com. Gourmet food truck vendors, photo booths, father/child relay races, wine tastings, live...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Despite Mother Nature's best efforts, the summer growing season is fighting its way into existence. Its first gift to us is the almighty strawberry, the first berry of the summer and a versatile ingredient in the kitchen. While some like to toss a few...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Margaret and Louis Chatey are turning pears and apples from Ledyard and Middlefield into award-winning brandy in a barn off an Ashford country lane.
Over in East Hartford, Adam von Gootkin is hunting for Connecticut corn he can transform into what he...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 11:24 AM
Always wanted to learn how to ice fish? Interested in learning about it even though it's hardly been cold enough this season for us to have any longlasting outdoor ice? Grab the kids (ages 8 and over, please) and check out the CT Department of Energy...