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Petalworking

Spring has come, and flowers are blooming. Yards and medians bob with daffodils, and the cherry blossom trees in Wooster Square are budding, promising petal showers any moment. …

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Place of Pride

Steve and Kate Melillo outside Americana Memories

On the Americana Memories website, there’s a phone number to reach Steve Melillo for “pennant emergencies.”

“It’s exactly what it sounds like,” Melillo says. For example…

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Semper Fi

Margaret Middleton

In recognition of Veterans Day, we’re revisiting this lightly updated story from July 4, 2014.

A huge number of military veterans return from war and find a different kind of struggle…

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Social Fabric

Julia Bogardus, Knit New Haven

Knitting: a quiet pursuit for lonely moments, if ever there were one. But in the city of New Haven, no one need stitch alone. …

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Secret Garden

A photo essay.

Editor’s Note: The exact address of this story’s subject has been withheld for privacy reasons.

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Wheels and Deals

Goodwill Outlet Store in Hamden, CT

Hardcore thrifters hardcore thrift.

They understand the various subtleties of Savers, Salvo (Salvation Army) and Goodwill. They know the weekly discount days. They …

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Open House

A photo essay.

Editor’s Note: The address of this story’s subject has been withheld for privacy reasons.

It’s prudent to decline when …

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Home Made

From 1866 to 1966, Mary Wade Home, now a community for seniors in Fair Haven, was called the Home for the Friendless. …

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Creation Story

Duo Dickinson

“Religion and architecture are pretty similar,” Duo Dickinson says, wearing a herringbone sport coat and a smile that reaches its widest point with ease. “They can have bad outcomes with really wonderful intentions.” …

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Slab Work

On the face of it, like most any other stone, a geode looks humdrum—chipped, stained and otherwise roughed up by the elements. But crack a geode open and there’s a jamboree of crystals, a dazzling miniature cave …

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