| Nov 29, 2011
| 7:00 AM
Help Willy's Friends Pet Food and Supply Drive, Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Agway of North Haven, 66 State St., North Haven, (203) 239-1687; Agway of Middlefield, 147 Meriden Road (Route 66), Middlefield, (860) 347-7229; Agway of North Branford, 11...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 12:30 PM
Pack the kids in the car and head to Lyman Orchards this weekend for a delightful brunch and a chance to visit with the big guy himself. That's right, Santa and Mrs. Claus will host Lyman Orchards' Family Holiday Brunch, which will include omelette and...
| 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...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 4:28 PM
Bauer Park, Copse Rd., Madison, 203-318-8651. Once a working farm, now a 65-acre nature preserve. Hiking trails, community gardens, star-gazing platform.
Beaver Ponds Park, Between Sherman Pkwy. and Crescent St., 203-946-8027. 63 acres of natural areas...
| Sep 2, 2011
Whenever I am out in the woods, I always think I'm going to become one of those victims of fate or Murphy's Law.
There is a tree leaning over the trail up ahead, so when I walk under it, the tree will fall on my head. Or the rickety, old trail bridge...
| Sep 3, 2011
Whether you grew up in the city or out in the country, most everyone has a memory of their favorite tree.
For me, it was the sugar maple in my front yard where a rusty nail that once held a syrup bucket stuck out and a large branch angled up like a...
| Sep 10, 2011
| 5:55 PM
GARRY LOZIER, 47, OF DARIEN [Kathy Lozier of Darien, wife]
My son was 10 at the time, and it was his first day at a new school. It was a tense morning. We waited for the bus at the end of the driveway, and I had to get my daughter on a bus as well.
| Sep 20, 2011
| 1:30 PM
found at: Blackbird Tavern (Middlefield)
What's the most unfriendly bar topic?
Religitics: religion and politics, because people get very emotional about these topics. Politics are so polarized at the moment and when you combine it with...
| 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?...