| May 4, 2011
| 7:01 AM
1st) U.S.S. Chowder Pot III
Feel like an evening of live jazz or rock ’n’ roll? How about karaoke? But you’re hungry? Don’t worry, the Chowder Pot has you covered. Hop on down to the shoreline, grab a cold one and a seafood...
| May 4, 2011
| 8:44 AM
1st) Ashley's Ice Cream Café
"It's no secret that Ashley's makes the best ice cream in town. With small batches made daily by hand with fresh, local, all-natural ingredients, no artificial flavors or colors, and a dedicated staff that constantly tweaks...
| May 4, 2011
| 9:11 AM
1st) Oasis Nails & Spa
Occasionally, when the spirit takes her, Helen Koh sings at work, and this can be an odd predicament for her customers. For one, Koh is a trained and seasoned opera singer whose voice has been known to inspire tears from her...
| May 9, 2011
| 11:07 AM
1st) Rubber Match
Futons are a versatile piece of furniture. Be it a backup guest bed or an extra couch, futons come in handy and don’t have to be expensive. Look no further than the Rubber Match, where you will find nearly 20 styles of futons...
| Jul 23, 2010
HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: The name probably came from Guildford in Surrey, England, part of the former parish of Guilford's first minister, the Rev. Henry Whitfield. The area was previously called Menunketuck.
ORIGINS: The area was settled in 1639 and...
| Jul 7, 2011
July is National Ice Cream Month, and Ashley's Ice Cream (280 York St., 203-776-7744; 1018 Main St., Branford; 203-481-5558; 2100 Dixwell Ave., Hamden; 203-287-7566; 942 Boston Post Road, Guilford; 203-458-3040; 724 Boston Post Road, Madison; 203-245-...
| Jul 15, 2011
Along the East River, in a section of Guilford known as "The Howlet's" after the wolves that once howled in the wilderness, is one of the few remnants of the great salt water marshes that once extended nearly unbroken along the Atlantic coast from Maine...
| Aug 27, 2011
During a recent visit to Guilford Harbor and the mouth of the East River, I saw a man on a paddleboard. He wasn't paddling or riding the waves. He was just laying on his back with a hand in the river gently tapping the surface of the water and letting the...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 7:24 AM
The orange pumpkin. The jack-o-lantern pumpkin. Cucurbita pepo. Or, the Connecticut Field pumpkin.
That's right. The same fruits (that's right, pumpkins are fruit) found in so many of Connecticut's fields (from Easton to Guilford to Glastonbury) are...
| Oct 21, 2011
Driving along Tanner Marsh Road on the way to the East River Preserve, you see the "what might have been" — large new trophy houses squeezed into coastal forests and meadows along quaint-sounding roads.
This may have been the destiny of the 624...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 6:49 PM
Note: Due to space limitations, we can only list some of our favorite watering holes.
116 Crown, 116 Crown St., 203-777-3116, 116crown.com. Super classy bar with inventive cocktails and small plate offerings. Check out the room with the iPod dock, a...