In This Issue:
In celebration of harvest season, we look at some of the many heirloom apple varieties growing in our state, recommend some tasty hard ciders, explore some of our favorite orchards and even get some tips on how to grow your own backyard orchard.
With 75,000 square feet of reclaimed and vintage wares, Bridgeport’s Mongers Market aims to salvage people’s love for ‘all things old.’
It’s not the Hamptons — and thank goodness for that. The North Fork attracts vacationers and seasonal residents who prefer authentic over ostentatious.
On a fall day in 1936, just months before the airship’s fiery end, Connecticut residents stood slack-jawed as the pride of Nazi Germany soared overhead. Dubbed the ‘Millionaires’ Flight’ for the luminaries aboard, the spectacle appeared to confirm the ascendancy of airship travel.
This & That
Not much is certain in the state elections of 2018, except this: After the first week of January, Connecticut will have a male governor over age 55, successful in business but with no significant experience in government.
When Judy D. Olian heard that Quinnipiac University was in the midst of an intensive search for a new president, she did what many of us do to research a potential new employer: she went to its website.
If you think you’re safe from those nasty, Lyme disease-carrying insects now that the cooler weather is here, forget it.
A monthly look at new books with a Connecticut connection.
Fundraisers, galas, charity balls and other events where people have been seen around the state.
One hundred years ago, after much debate, misgivings and opposition, the Connecticut State Farm for Women, set up in a collection of cottages in the fields of Niantic, opened its doors to 12 inmates.
In September 1917, The New York Times reviewed a new book by Mark Twain, the legendary author and longtime Connecticut resident. The only problem was Twain had died seven years earlier in the small Fairfield County town of Redding.
Where & When
Connecticut owns Halloween. We've got haunted attractions to scare the life out of you; historical explorations of our storied natural and supernatural history; spooky movies, theater and entertainment of all kinds; and family-friendly events where the kids can have fun, too.
As the weather cools off and the foliage hits its peak, October may be the best time of year to enjoy the Connecticut outdoors.
Our top picks for events happening around the state this month.
Becca Blackwell refuses to be pigeonholed; Charise Castro Smith has a world-premiere play at the Yale Rep; John Scherer on musical escapism at the Goodspeed.
Eat & Drink
For most of the last decade, Community Table always made its way into conversations about the best restaurants in Connecticut. It closed early last year, but now it's back.
Who says you can’t go home?
I admired the restaurant owner’s chutzpah but privately wondered if the concept would work. Arriving at the restaurant on a recent evening, I learned that Next Door is about far more than just pizza.
October brings the Major League Baseball playoffs, so if you’re in the mood to mix America’s pastime with lunchtime, slide into Home Plate Deli in Monroe.
Taco Tuesday takes on new meaning in the hands of chef Ronald Dutes.
A few years into his sobriety, Ian Ceppos found himself craving a drink. Not the alcoholic drinks he had once enjoyed, but something non-intoxicating he could drink in a social setting with friends or over dinner.