I have always been a relatively healthy person. I was never a big competitive sports buff, but I always ate my veggies and loved to exercise. In my 30s, I departed from a career in teaching and curatorial work, and became certified as a personal trainer. I also started boxing and competing i…
Making your patio or backyard an extension of your home is not only possible — it is an idea that is in high demand. That’s the message Chris Palmer and his team at Outdoor Design & Living in Fairfield share with their clients.
After a group of teenage actors from Looking In Theatre performed at Trumbull High School a few years ago, a student told his guidance counselor that he was grappling with some of the personal issues portrayed in scenes acted out that day.
Emma Seppälä recently gave birth to her second child without the aid of painkillers.
Connecticut Metro-North Railroad riders have long voiced the same complaints — slow trains, late trains and too-expensive trains. Well, the state Department of Transportation (DOT), in conjunction with the Hartford legislature, may soon offer a new one to chew on.
In the first week of January, actor Titus Welliver was supposed to fly to Los Angeles, the city of his Amazon detective series Bosch. But when a “bomb cyclone” nor’easter hit New England, he was stranded at his northwest Connecticut home for five days. The New Haven native was unfazed.
Remember Jimmy “Quiet Storm” Williams, who graced our November cover? The West Haven boxer and truancy officer in West Haven schools was the subject of a large profile in our November issue, and is now poised to make a major leap in his career with his first fight in Las Vegas on April 20. T…
The area along Huyshope Avenue near the Colt Building on the south side of Hartford’s downtown has gone through a lot of change in the past decade. Where, 20 years ago, one might have encountered a streetscape of abandoned buildings and neglected housing developments, today there are offices…
Connecticut Vanguards: Historic Trailblazers & Their Legacies by Eric D. Lehman
Long Day’s Journey Into Night is such a deeply personal play that Eugene O’Neill did not allow it to be released during his lifetime.
When filmmaker Richard Lanni was researching World War I for a family-friendly documentary he planned on making, he came across a reference to a famous Connecticut stray dog named Stubby. In 1917, this dog had wandered onto New Haven fields near Yale Bowl where the 102nd Infantry of the U.S.…
When I first call Ray Figlewski at his home in Branford, he says, “It’s hard for me to run these days; my balance is gone” because of Parkinson’s disease. Then he adds, “It’s tough. But it can be dealt with.”
Don’t lose faith, America. The millennials are coming.
A Very Hamilton Christmas
The Connecticut Table
What could possibly make a man with no experience in the restaurant business — someone who has spent the past 26 years in sales for a snack food company — want to buy a bistro on Main Street in Collinsville? There’s just one answer: belief in his son.
The term German beer hall conjures up, for me at least, images of lederhosen-clad waitstaff, accordion waltzes and cartoonishly big beer steins all coming together in a fun and playful atmosphere.
The secret to a good sandwich is the bread, Kathie Dolan says. That’s why the bread at the Panini Cafe, which Dolan owns with her longtime romantic and business partner James Fox, is purchased fresh daily from top bakeries across the state line in New York. These carefully selected breads cr…
New London has always punched well above its weight in terms of nightlife for a city its size. Any mid-size city trying to attract visitors and young people to live in their urban cores should take a walk down Bank Street to see what a dense concentration of bars, restaurants and — crucially…
It takes intense planning and foresight to start and run a successful business, especially in an industry as high risk as the restaurant world. Well, not always. “A lot of stuff has happened by accident, to be perfectly honest with you,” says Roy Riedl, co-owner of El Pollo Guapo in Wethersf…
This is Michael Acosta’s favorite part.
Finding a good doctor is only part of achieving good health. You also need to be vigilant about what you eat, focusing on foods and drinks that fuel a healthy lifestyle, not inhibit it. But, let’s be honest, so-called “health food” doesn’t have the best reputation when it comes to taste. You…
The Connecticut Files
Bathsheba Smith’s body was stolen, taken unceremoniously from her not-so-final resting place in the West Haven burial ground in the predawn hours of Jan. 11, 1824.