Archive | Home RSS feed for this section

To Protect and Preserve

The floorboards squeak, and the windows can be drafty. This 1827 boarding house wouldn’t be most people’s idea of a dream office. But…

Read More 0 Comments

Friends and Family

The word “thrift” gets a bad rap, according to sisters-in-law Sue Kuselias and Jodee Webb. …

Read More 0 Comments

Home Work

Edwin and Ada Sanchez

Edwin Sanchez had to pull his delivery truck to the side of the road in order to take the call. …

Read More 0 Comments

Organic Chemistry

“Just make sure my garden looks pretty.” That’s what customers used to say to Nancy DuBrule-Clemente. …

Read More 0 Comments

Hitting Home

When Kimberly Pedrick, long-time owner of Chapel Street fashion boutique idiom, decided to open another store, she ended up much closer to home than she’d originally planned…

Read More 0 Comments

Creatures’ Comfort

Laura Selvaggio Burban

What could be cuter than a pile of puppies? Just two weeks old, this litter of eight—mostly black with little brown snouts and paws—are trying to sleep. …

Read More 0 Comments

Turning the Corner

The future site of Rocky Corner

We pull off a dirt road and park our cars in an old farm field. Seven of us hike a grassy path past brambles and patchy snow to an open rise, where Dick Margulis points to a stone wall edged …

Read More 0 Comments

Home Team

Spring Glen Hardware in Hamden, CT

A bell jingles on the door (push, don’t pull). The creaky, worn wooden floors and the odor of motor oil bring me back to the hardware store of my youth in another town. …

Read More 0 Comments

Wood and Fire

Sergei Gerasimenko

“I have a last name which is Ukrainian. I am an American citizen. I was born in Poland. I was raised in Belarus. I went to college in Moscow. And I left Russia for Springfield, Massachusetts.” …

Read More 0 Comments

For the Birds

A robin in New Haven, CT

Step into The Fat Robin in Hamden and you may think you’ve stepped into a woodland glade. Virtual birds sing. A miniature fountain burbles. The air smells pleasantly of seed and freshly cut wood. …

Read More 0 Comments