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Something New

When she was still living in Melbourne, Australia, Callie Tein designed her own wedding dress, but she had a friend construct it. “It’s bad luck to make your own wedding dress,” she explains. …

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Exterior Decorator

Kate Stephen grew up in rural Bethlehem, Connecticut, where she liked to pass the time “in the dirt, digging around, collecting rocks.” …

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Worship and Peace

New Haven Friends Meeting

Paul Hammer once told a new friend he was a Quaker. The friend was surprised, Hammer recalls. “‘You mean there are still real live Quakers among us?’ As if we were a historical relic.” …

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Dog’s Best Friend

Nine years ago, Linda Patenaude was at the Wooster Square Farmers’ Market thinking about ways she could get involved. …

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Well-Stocked

Duffy's Tavern in West Haven, CT

Behind the bar in West Haven’s Duffy’s Tavern, there’s a refrigerator carved entirely out of wood, with no gaskets or modern touches. The vintage cooler is still in use, and, putting his hand inside to feel the chill, owner Chris …

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Fresh Start

CitySeed’s Wooster Square Farmers’ Market was set to begin its season on April 1, but spring rains got the better of it. Rescheduled to last Saturday, the extra week didn’t do much to temper the weather, but hardy shoppers came …

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’Too True

Joe Capobianco at Hope Gallery Tattoo

The first tattoo Joe Capobianco ever did was a scorpion for one of his oldest friends. “I was shaking like a leaf,” he says. That was 24 years ago. …

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Books and Nooks

Breakwater Books in Guilford, CT

Breakwater Books has been in Guilford for 45 years. Founded by two Marions—last names Herald and Young—it began as a general interest bookstore but has slowly taken on the imprint of its buyers. …

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Big Shots

If violence against presidents is a kind of fringe religion in our country’s history, as Yale Repertory’s current production of Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins (1990) argues, then John Wilkes Booth is its patron saint. …

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Green House

When Travis Pittman, founder and owner of The Salad Palace, thinks back to the beginning, he gets a little emotional. “Wow,” he says, “I gotta dig deep.” …

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