May 2018

Features

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    On Feb. 2, Chapel Haven cut the ribbon on its newly constructed welcome center, the first completed project in a $36 million campus expansion. The New Haven residential school and independent living facility provides support for adults with cognitive disabilities. Front, from left, Chapel Haven parent and board member Harriet Schleifer, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, community member Andrew Auerbach, parent Diana Davis Spencer, New Haven Mayor Toni Harp and Chapel Haven President Michael Storz. (photo by Chris Powell)

    What does it require for a social services agency to treat a whole person, not just a specific problem within their life? How does an agency assess the fullness of one’s circumstance, in all of the complications and difficulties that a life entails? At The Connection, a sprawling network of …

    This Month

    Broadway has embraced family audiences in a big way this season, and parents wanting to introduce their children to the wonders of the stage now have a full menu of choices that will engage not only youngsters, but themselves.

    Columns

    The Connecticut Table

    “Fusion” is a term that occasionally inspires a bit of trepidation. Jazz fusion has stood accused of combining the sounds and rhythms of jazz and rock music, losing the soul of both, and creating something less than the sum of its parts. A jack of all trades is a master of none, the thinking…

    The moment the “bricks” of French toast arrived on the counter in front of me, I knew I liked this place. The dish consists of three cubes of layered French toast, with each layer separated by sweetened cream cheese. Topped with powdered sugar and served on a plate surrounded by a swirled sa…

    Carrin Schechter has a background in the art world and spent time working in the galleries of New York City. That attention to detail, having an eye for what people want, is now being put to use at Noir Stamford in the city’s downtown. She’s dealing in dining and plating instead of painting …

    With products such as tofurkey and veggie burgers, consumers have long been trying to eat healthier while also satisfying their cravings for meat. At Shandals Vegetarian Cafe in Bridgeport — a tiny spot on the corner of Main Street and Capitol Avenue you can easily miss if you’re not looking…

    When the fires of industry burned hottest in the Valley’s manufacturing heyday, immigrants came in great numbers to work in the region’s many factories and pursue better lives. As increasing numbers of groups such as Italians and Poles arrived, restaurants and food shops opened to cater to t…

    The Connecticut Files