Sometimes you just want to get away from it all … but maybe you don't want to get away from, you know, all of it all. Luckily for those of us who prefer to not-so-rough it, a growing number of businesses and camping sites offer glamping packages, allowing you to commune with nature but keep the conveniences of modern living at hand. Of course, if you prefer to go it old school we've still got plenty of options for you, from pitching a tent to renting a no-frills cabin at one of our state parks. Closer to home, water gardens ranging from the simple to the elaborate are a great way to enhance and beautify your back yard; and we chat with Westport resident Marysol Castro, the P.A. announcer for the New York Mets and the first Latina in Major League Baseball to hold that job.
In This Issue:
For most adults, spending time in nature evokes a dose of nostalgia, back to simpler times and pleasures. But these days, increasing numbers of people are opting for a new style of upgraded camping.
These are the places to go if you're looking for classic camping without the modern frills.
The immensity of the world beyond our concerns can help make our lives seem more manageable, which melts stress, and improves our sense of everyday wellbeing.
Unless you’re a really dedicated cook, you probably won’t bring your 20-piece knife set, double oven, waffle iron and all your other home kitchen toys on your camping trip. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make campfire dishes that taste like home-cooked meals.
From simple bird baths to babbling streams and intricate waterfalls, there are water garden features to suit all tastes and budgets.
Marysol Castro is the first female public address announcer in Mets history and the first Latina PA announcer in Major League Baseball.
This & That
Does it rest on the collective us to share the responsibility of maintaining these sites with families and communities who may not always be able to do so?
It has taken 12 years since the death of Connecticut native Sol LeWitt — whose remarkable career turned the art world on its head — for a biography to emerge. The wait has been worth it.
Musician, producer, author and activist Moby will discuss his Connecticut childhood and his new book, Then It Fell Apart, May 15 at the Space Ballroom in Hamden.
A monthly look at new books with a Connecticut connection.
The opioid crisis continues to take a deadly toll on the state, and Connecticut one of the top 10 states for rates of opioid-related overdose deaths. But some novel efforts are underway to combat the scourge.
Chief Justice Richard A. Robinson keeps a guitar in his chambers, and it’s not just a memento left unused in the corner. “When I get stressed,” he says, “I pick it up and start playing. I try to play a little bit every day. It just puts you right in a zone; everything goes away.”
The involvement of Robert Ballard, the legendary oceanographer who discovered the Titanic, in the discovery of two fallen nuclear submarines was top secret for nearly three decades.
Where & When
Comedian, longtime host of The Tonight Show and renowned car enthusiast Jay Leno will perform his stand-up act at the Palace Theater in Stamford on May 2.
Jason Raposo, better known as celebrity barber Jay Majors, is the creator of the Connecticut Barber Expo, which returns to the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford May 18-20.
Our top picks for events happening around the state this month.
The Tony Award winner who has played Eliza Doolittle and Melania Trump brings her songs and stories to Long Wharf, Marcos Santana is back In the Heights at Westport Country Playhouse, and the new musical The Flamingo Kid debuts at the Hartford Stage.
Eat & Drink
Chapter One needed a rewrite. A June 2018 opening was greeted by eager locals and large crowds, but the restaurant on the Guilford Green wasn’t up to the challenge. It was up to new executive chef Jeremy Haile and general manager Britney Evarts to turn things around.
There’s a postitive vibe at BeanZ & Co. Cafe in Avon. For anyone who’s ever waited in a long line at Starbucks or Dunkin’ when you’re already late, it’s the opposite of that feeling.
Drivers often speed straight through Prospect without ever stopping, laments Pizzeria Napoletana owner Jim Kollcinaku. They are speeding by some excellent pizza.
Panificio Navona is a cafe and bakery that occupies a sleek space in Newtown with an open and eye-catching design.
Riccardo Mavuli's pasta gnocchi with broccoli rabe alla Sarda is fresh and flavorful, yet also light and healthy.
Area Two might be the most impressive brewing space in the state. Going inside feels like entering a craft beer cathedral.