| Jan 9, 2014
| 8:34 AM
WINDSOR — The year 2003 must have seemed like a disaster for Stephen McKay at the time.
First, the tent at SummerWind performing arts center, which he led, collapsed during a snowstorm in the off-season. The organization set up a dramatic and...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 6:25 AM
On a recent Friday evening, long after most workers had gone home, there were barely any parking spaces available outside a quiet South Windsor office complex.
Musicians, media-types and fans lined up outside the headquarters of Telefunken-...
| Dec 31, 2013
Matthew Brady graduated from Daniel Hand High School in Madison in 1995 and went to James Madison University in Virginia for one year. Then he transferred to Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles and majored in Spanish. The motivation for the transfer wasn't...
| Nov 27, 2013
Like most people along Kelly Castleberry's route, Brittany Root wouldn't have guessed that her UPS man has dressage horses at home. Though it doesn't entirely surprise her that he'd be interested in animals. "He doesn't seem fazed by our dogs," she says,...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Downtown Essex recently got a new art gallery, opened by artists Judy Friday and Helen Cantrell. Their gallery19 opens its latest show Winter Wonders this week, showing the talents of more than two dozen local artists, as well as paintings by Friday and...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:54 PM
New Haven is thought by many to be Connecticut’s top restaurant town, although the Gold Coast also offers a wealth of dining opportunities and Greater Hartford is definitely up and coming. Despite the strength of our dining scene, Greater New...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 6:07 AM
The Cooley Gallery, 25 Lyme St. in Old Lyme, presents the 26th annual holiday exhibit “All Paintings Great and Small,” with works all 12 inches in size or smaller, from Thursday, Nov, 21, when it opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m.,...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 10:15 AM
The Bee and Thistle Inn in Old Lyme just launched a Holiday Artisan Showcase series, happening every Tuesday through Dec. 17. Each week, two designers are featured inside one of the Bee and Thistle's dining rooms. This week, on Nov. 19, you can see, touch...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:49 AM
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, 84 Lyme St. in Old Lyme, presents another in its lecture series, “Inside My Studio: The Artist Revealed” on Friday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m. featuring Karen Rossi.
Reservations are required at $10 a person and...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Harry Holtzman (1912-1987) was, for a brief window of time in the 1930s, practically the face of abstract art in America. The Brooklyn native, who lived in a converted barn in Lyme for the last 20 years of his life, helped inject the optimism,...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 5:08 AM
Fresh Ayer Gallery, 19 Halls Road in Old Lyme, plays host to the Connecticut Valley Camera Club’s “Fall Photography Exhibit” from Saturday, Nov. 2, until Tuesday, Nov. 26.
Work by more than 40 photogrpahers will be on exhibit. This is...