| Mar 21, 2013
| 7:11 PM
Three words I love to hear when people talk about my column: "I never knew." As in, "I drove/ran/biked/walked past this for years and I never knew it existed."
The George and Woodward H. Griswold Preserve, operated by the Old Lyme Land Trust, is one...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 1:00 PM
James C. Constable, a retired businessman and World War II veteran, died March 7 of heart failure at his Essex, Conn., home. He was 96.
James Cheston Constable, the son of the founder of the Baltimore law firm Wright, Constable & Skeen and a homemaker,...
| Dec 29, 2010
| 8:53 AM
CLASS LL: Shelton 1, Westhill 0
CLASS L: RHAM 2, Avon 1
CLASS M: Suffield 1, Lewis Mills 0
CLASS S: Immaculate 1, Morgan 0
FINAL STATE COACHES POLLS
First-place votes, team records in parentheses, followed by total points:
| 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...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 4:28 PM
Artspace, 50 Orange St., 203-772-2709, artspacenh.org. It’s the highest-profile gallery in town, thanks to its eye-catching location (the Chamberlain Building in Ninth Square), thought-provoking exhibits, handling of the ambitious annual City-Wide...
| Apr 21, 2011
Carmen Anthony Vacalebre had already established a successful fast-food business in the 1970s and 1980s with his Me Ma and Arby's franchises. But he wanted to step it up by opening a New York City-style steakhouse, the kind he liked to frequent.
| Sep 13, 2011
| 11:14 AM
Hidden Treasures is a film that showcases some of the treasures within the national treasure that is the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Alexandra Isles, the maker of the film, together with Yale Kneeland, a former Objects Curator at the Met,...
| Sep 29, 2011
American photographer Walker Evans left an indelible mark on this country's history with his striking images of squalor and poverty during the Great Depression. The Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme will be exhibiting some of Evans' most famous pieces,...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 11:55 AM
The Exacting Eye of Walker Evans
Through Jan. 29, 2012, Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme St., Old Lyme, (860) 434-5542
"Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long."
So advised Walker Evans (1901-1975), who knew...
| May 4, 2011
| 9:16 AM
1st) Yale Peabody Museum
"Where else can you bring the kids to interact with a gigantic bed bug (like the one in director Derek Briggs' hand in the photo below), catch an educational puppet show and check out an array of fish skeletons that are not...