| Oct 25, 2012
| 3:14 PM
When I started playing uke a decade ago, it was a solitary pursuit. (Pursuke?) The phrase I remember hearing a lot when I was arranging ukulele shows at Café Nine was “Oh, he’ll play. He’s got a ukulele in the closet.” Nobody was...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 1:15 PM
Thurs., Nov. 1, Infiinity Music Hall, 20 Greenwoods Road West, Norfolk, (866) 666-6306, infinityhall.com
I've had people make fun of me because I like Melanie. Seriously, good friends, co-workers, even in-laws have ridiculed me for...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 11:10 AM
Sweaty outlaw-types laboring over backyard stills. Fake drawers and secret compartments. Beat cops who look like Sean Connery, bribes, speakeasies, secret knocks, mobsters and weird afflictions like blindness and "jake leg."
Moonshine 101, right?...
| Jun 21, 2012
Rob Fralick and Marc DeTour, who first met in pre-school 38 years ago, grew up listening to the classic rock music of their parents' generation. Fans of 1960s' greats such as Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead, the business partners decided to add music...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 9:01 AM
Better get these texts in before my phone crashes! -- Al Fichman, Bloomfield
. . . and then the cop asked me if I knew how fast I was going, so I said, "I dunno - maybe about 50 words per minute ..." -- Bill Hook, Plainfield
| Feb 22, 2012
| 11:40 AM
Most people create art — in musical, visual or written form — as a way to preserve their thoughts, transcend the mundane, even approach immortality if things go really well. Bill Covitz has been a sculptor for 10 years and one of the most...
| Feb 23, 2012
Never miss another Savvy Shopper deal. The new Daily Drivetime Deals Roundup, posted Monday through Friday around 4 p.m. at Courant. com/ savvyshopper, features the day's latest bargain news and weekly giveaways. You can also follow Savvy Shopper CT on...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 3:07 PM
The future of skiing in Connecticut may be as obvious as yet another warm day in December.
Canadian climate change researchers have a bleak prediction for ski areas in southern New England: Within a few decades, slight changes in temperature may make it...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 5:33 PM
— Parents throughout the state said they struggled with a flood of emotions Monday as they brought their students to school or watched them get on the bus.
Dawn Mendoza of Middlefield, the parent of an intermediate school student and an elementary...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 11:36 AM
This fall, people of all ages gathered in Middlefield at Lyman Orchards. Families enjoyed activities like apple picking, pumpkin picking, pony rides, and fresh apple pie at the food market.
However, everyone's focus seemed to be on the...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 9:02 AM
Democratic State Rep. Matt Lesser is running for his third term in the 100th House District in November, and will be challenged this year by Republican Deborah Kleckowski, a common council member currently in her second term.
The 100th District currently...