| Oct 16, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Americans are obsessed with their pets. Well, Americans are obsessed with a lot of things, but when it comes to our pets, almost no expense is too large. Americans spend more than $43 billion a year in an effort to keep their pets happy and healthy....
| Oct 25, 2013
| 5:43 AM
“Gallery19,” a new gallery dedicated to contemporary art, at 19A Main St. in Essex, was founded by Judy Friday and Helen Cantrell of Old Lyme, and opened with an exhibit of their work. This is “Bridge” by Cantrell.
| 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...
| Oct 31, 2013
Five-year-old Ruhee Lalla of West Hartford sat at a table recently making a little terrarium with a plastic globe, moss, sticks, rocks, shells and twine. All around her at other tables, other children made terrariums while their parents watched. The...
| Oct 20, 2013
For a tiny state, Connecticut is big on culture. We're home to hundreds of museums featuring fabulous art and artifacts. But in many cases, admissions aren't cheap — which can make them inaccessible to individuals and families on tight budgets....
| 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 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 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 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,...
| Sep 7, 2013
You know those oval bumper stickers, the ones with the black letters inside the white oval?
Well, they were starting to drive me crazy.
They'd get stuck in my head like an annoying song, and I wouldn't be able to stop trying to figure out what they...