For the 22nd straight year we bring you the Best of Connecticut, our celebration of all there is to love around our state. Once again we asked you for your picks, and once again you delivered, with dozens of this year's winners chosen by our readers via an online poll. Look for 2019's Best of Connecticut winners here on Aug. 28. In the meantime you can read about residents who are setting up a "pollinator pathway" — a network of safe havens for bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects.
In This Issue:
Generations of regionalization advocates couldn’t permeate Connecticut’s 169-town mindset, but butterflies, hummingbirds and bees broke down local barriers in a few short years.
This & That
A monthly look at new books with a Connecticut connection.
Our new poet laureate, Margaret Gibson, wants to come to your town or city, go to your public library, park, art gallery or coffee shop, and engage you in a community dialogue.
In Igor Sikorsky’s childhood dream, he was walking along a narrow, luxuriously decorated passageway. He realized he was on a flying ship.
I’ve found a number of places that understand the plight of the modern parent and have some type of child-friendly space available for their customers.
For the cigar blender and founder of Foundation Cigar Co., the smooth, aromatic sticks of rolled tobacco are not just a business but a calling.
Memory decline in most patients in a pilot study appeared to be reversed after they received a new Alzheimer’s treatment developed by NeuroEM Therapeutics, a medical device company with ties to Connecticut.
Where & When
By all accounts, Kelli O’Hara is no diva. But the Tony Award-winning actress (she’s been nominated seven times), played one with delicious delight in the revival of the Cole Porter musical Kiss Me Kate, which ended its Broadway run in June.
The hardworking comedian will perform at Foxwoods Resort Casino’s Fox Theater on Sept. 20.
Our top picks for events happening around the state this month.
What a year or two Taylor Mac has had.
Eat & Drink
It’s funny how one Polish delicacy can lead to another.
When people tell me they only like their coffee with cream and/or sugar, I tell them to try one of these roasters.
The recipe represents a mix of classic techniques with high-quality ingredients.
The cleverly named Whey Station(ary) is a cheese-lover’s melty dream.