| Oct 8, 2010
"A house comes alive with a lot of people," says garden writer Jane Garmey, "but I think a garden is a much more private and personal experience. When you see a garden, you get to know the person whose garden it is."
Garmey's new book, "Private Gardens...
| Oct 8, 2010
The history of visual art in Connecticut usually is traced to the first professional painter, William Johnston of Boston, who began working in the region around 1762.
But, as Susan P. Schoelwer notes in the introduction to a new scholarly catalog, "at...
| May 7, 2010
There are several translations for the Native American Iroquois word "Oswegatchie." Some define it as "black water" or "black river," while others say it means "at the outlet." But the translation that works the best for the 400-acre nature preserve...
| May 27, 2010
Four years ago, after being bitten by a deer tick, Michelle Backes got treated immediately for Lyme disease. She thought she was safe until three months later, when her body started going numb. Then the onetime teacher from Lindstrom, Minn., turned to a...
| Jun 17, 2010
| 12:02 PM
On April 29th 2010, Bill and Priscilla Munro sold their home at 473 Hamburg Road in Lyme, CT, to Stefanie Gottesman. Ms. Gottesman purchased the residence for $649,000.
Bill Munro is the owner of Munro Hospitality Services and was previously the Regional...
| Oct 22, 2010
Just as you can master a foreign language like Chinese, you can learn the language of interior design, says New York interior designer Alexa Hampton.
"In fact, when you look at a room, you're reading it," she says. "It's a vocabulary that you can learn."...
| Oct 29, 2010
| 12:05 AM
"It's all in the mix" was the refrain last weekend at the Interior Inspirations show in Old Lyme, a fund-raiser for the Child & Family Agency of Southeasatern Connecticut.
"The matchy-matchy thing is over," declared New York designer Larry Laslo. He...
| Oct 29, 2010
Standing on top of a huge boulder within Lyme's Elizebeth Plimpton Memorial Preserve, looking over Hamburg Cove out to Long Island Sound, it is easy to imagine a ship sailing across the Atlantic Ocean.
What exactly does a 105-acre preserve in the...
| Nov 11, 2010
| 7:42 AM
HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: Likely named after Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, in England. A settler, Matthew Griswold, apparently left England from the port of Lyme Regis.
ORIGINS: Set off from Saybrook in 1665, the town was incorporated in 1855 as South Lyme. The...
| Dec 8, 2010
| 5:56 AM
Dr. Bernard Raxlen arrived at Manhattan's glamorous Gotham Hall on a cool autumn night in 2008 to receive a humanitarian award.
With a lime-green Lyme disease advocacy ribbon pinned to his dapper black suit, Raxlen joined partygoers sipping martinis...
| Apr 24, 2011
Up to now, the Connecticut General Assembly has never approved any of the bills offered in recent years that would enable cities and towns to install cameras at red lights and collect fines by mailing tickets to violators.
But this year's bill —...