In This Issue:
With commitment, creativity and community, Middletown’s Main Street has held strong through the pandemic and looks to brighter days ahead. As downtowns across Connecticut face mounting challenges, does the Middletown model offer a road map to success?
"Let’s bring these historic manufacturing downtown centers back to life."
Less grass and more wild plant life is good for the environment—and it can make your yard the envy of your neighbors
A supposed one-of-a-kind Civil War memorial honoring a Connecticut family turned out to be one of the most successful forgeries in American history.
This & That
In honor of Connecticut Magazine’s 50th anniversary year, throughout 2021 State Historian Walter Woodward is highlighting some of the moments that have helped shaped our state throughout its history.
It’s Connecticut Magazine’s 50th anniversary year, so throughout 2021 we’re looking back through our archives from each month and remembering some of the moments that have helped shaped our state.
It’s likely that if you use just about any skin care item, you’re using something that had its beginnings in a Connecticut forest.
A recent CDC study suggests COVID-19 arrived in Connecticut at least as early as Jan. 10, almost two full months before the first known coronavirus case was diagnosed in a patient in Danbury in early March last year.
It will begin with a feeling of depression and weariness. You will try to shake it off, pretend that it is nothing, but soon the symptoms will really start.
Catching up on recent news, people and trends around Connecticut.
Where & When
Our top picks for events happening around the state this month.
The two artistic institutions celebrate the centennial of the association’s noted gallery.
The trails offers a glimpse of the shoreline’s rock-splitting past and present.
Drag queens were, according to Rashawn Lee, able to shift their performance style to suit the pandemic relatively easily. Other performers and artistic endeavors might have had a difficult time coming to terms with the new pandemic normal, but drag queens were well situated from the start. “…
Home & Living
Maple bourbon Straight bourbon finished in barrels that were used to age maple syrup. The residual syrup imparts notes of maple and caramel. $47.99, Litchfield Distillery.
Connecticut Magazine asked Litchfield Distillery to create a special celebratory cocktail to mark the occasion.
“We don’t want to discourage the use of technology to maintain those social connections. We want to encourage it.”
Be prepared for any occasion, from formal occasions to casual gatherings with family and friends.
How recent laws—and the pandemic—could affect your filing this year.
Andy Olson has only ever called one place home.
Eat & Drink
Once you try this "loaf of meat" sandwich, it might just make a meatloaf lover out of you.
Our wine expert takes a close look at three great wines available for sale here in Connecticut.
When the pandemic hit and the state began allowing home delivery, these producers found a successful new business model.
Pistachio Cafe is a gathering space paying homage to Mohammed Hafez’s home country and surrounding nations in the Middle East.
It’s time to add Guatemalan food to your takeout repertoire.
For everyone who has ever wished they could shortcut a long meeting with a simple “Yes” or “No” answer, meet your hero. John Pierpont Morgan, Hartford native, globe-spanning financier, and one-time savior of the U.S. economy, could often dodge drudgery with a single word. This escape ability…
The Last Word
Her insightful discussions of complex topics, intelligent approach to analysis and commentary, and no-nonsense style have helped Face the Nation take the top spot in the Sunday morning news ratings.
"I thought, how can you speak to native-born Americans without preaching to them?”