| Feb 2, 2014
| 4:05 AM
In its early days, many would have doubted that the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art would still be around in 2014. Old Lyme artist Henry White (1861-1952) painted a sorrowful picture of the museum he visited as a boy: "The picture gallery was a...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 9:02 AM
This winter one feels a bit like Christopher Columbus in 1492 as he sailed the ocean blue. Except we've been sailing through a seemingly endless sea of white. Snow white. Grungy white. Sallow white. Sheets-hanging-on-the-clothesline white.
| Feb 24, 2014
| 9:15 AM
Aficionados de aves rapaces están muy entusiasmados con la llegada de un número récord de águilas de cabeza blanca en la parte baja del Río Connecticut donde desembocan las aguas.
Estos majestuosos visitantes son comedores de pescado, volando desde el...
| Feb 23, 2014
With fabled clubs in the North End rocking with the sound of jazz, classic big bands and big-name instrumentalists and singers routinely blowing-off the roof at Foot Guard Hall on High Street, or shaking the foundations of the State Theater on Village...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 10:10 AM
While the artists who founded the Old Lyme Art Colony in Florence Griswold's home were indisputably talented, they owe some of their success to the hospitality and inspiration of their landlady.
Visitors now flock to the charming yellow home-turned-...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 12:38 PM
Garden Club Events
* Gini Mita, of Wallingford Garden Club, speaks at the Monday, March 10, meeting of the Duck River Garden Club at 7:30 p.m. at Lymes’ Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme. Mita will discuss “Plants from Seeds.”...
| Mar 9, 2014
Can't wait for spring? Remember, along with warmer weather, May and June bring graduations and weddings — and graduations and weddings bring out-of-town guests.
I learned this fact some years ago, when my son got married in June and then my...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 11:12 AM
Tenor saxophonist and Canton native Noah Preminger has settled nicely into a busy New York City jazz existence. He regularly leads two quartets — the first, a piano-less group with forward-thinking guitarist Ben Monder, bassist Matt Pavolka and...
| 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 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,...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 9:20 AM
Head up to Old Lyme's Cooley Gallery this Saturday for the opening of two new exhibits. Mixing it Up features 30 new pieces by Judy Friday in a variety of media, the result of trial and experimentation. Art and Money: Paintings by Trompe L'oeil Masters...