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Caller ID

Walking by a lake or pond after sunset this time of year, you may hear spring peepers chirping their high, birdlike songs in a wavering chorus of invitations to mate. It’s a sure sign that spring is here.

Growing to …

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Sea Fare

You’re probably familiar with CSAs bringing fresh vegetables to farm supporters, but how about a CSA for fresh seafood? …

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Bridge Club

Many people are as drawn to parks by the manmade features as they are by the wild ones—even if it’s just a bench to sit on—so it makes sense that parks would be staffed by builders. …

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North Rock

Peter’s Rock in North Haven, a peak in the same traprock formation as East Rock and West Rock, is certainly less popular than its more famous siblings. When solitude is your goal, that’s a good thing. …

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Promised Land

An end-to-end walk in Bishop Woods takes you from New Haven to East Haven. First you head eastward from the Bishop Woods School parking lot, then you take a 90-degree midway turn to the north. It’s easy to stay on …

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Unwinding

Our cross-country skis glide through an icy patch of snow with a zip, through powder with a hush. …

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Choosing Slides

By the end of the day, it should be done snowing, and this 2018 story should be like fresh powder.

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Rising in the East

East Rock Park has been there our whole lifetimes, its tower a landmark to orient the traveler, its traprock cliffs changing color with the time of day. But until last year, many New Haveners didn’t give it much more thought …

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A Day at the Beach

I was expecting a bracing wind, ankle deep snow and frozen toes when I set out for a walk one recent Wednesday morning. What I got instead was a day at the beach.

The thermometer read 23 degrees as I …

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Quaking Moments

On Sunday morning, November 8, a thump in her New Haven home made Marla Geha think, momentarily, that her son had just jumped off his bed, or that “someone had dropped something super heavy downstairs.” It was over in “less …

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