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If Norma Jean Mortensen can become “Marilyn Monroe,” and Eldrick Woods can become “Tiger Woods,” and Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor can become “Lorde,” why can’t Reneé Hughes become “Lucy”? …

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Silver Linings

A photo essay.

All through Milford’s Silver Sands are silver strands: a long grayscale bridge over wet marsh; tall, reflective grasses; the crests of tiny waves hitting beach or sandbar…

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As the International Festival of Arts & Ideas brings corners of the globe to New Haven, it also brings New Haveners to different corners of the city—sometimes through whirlwind excursions. The whirlwindiest of these are IFAI’s…

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Be Their Guest

White-walled guest rooms are cozy and bright, with feather-soft beds and light streaming through wide windows. Meanderers stroll around the lobby, stopping to check their email on a central computer or read complimentary copies…

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Swift and Shore

Guilfordians walk among us.

Charlotte, a radiologist at Yale-New Haven Hospital, finds her twenty-minute commute from Guilford more bearable than the grind she endured living in Fairfield, when she regularly…

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Cracking the Castle

Inside Gillette Castle

Easily overlooked East Haddam is nice to look at, and it’s not that far away. The drive up I-91 North and over 66 East runs about 40 miles and under an hour without traffic. The scenic route, mostly along Route …

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Grape Lengths

Savino Vineyards

Gennaro Savino, owner of Savino Vineyards in Woodbridge, strolls down a grassy path, stopping to pick a grape from a lush green vine. Before sampling the crimson jewel, he remarks that most grapes on this particular vine…

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Bird Brains

New Haven Bird Club

We’re on vacation! This week, enjoy Daily Nutmeg editions past, including this fine-feathered story from last July, updated for 2014.

Birdwatching isn’t just for the birds.…

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Sea-ing the Sights

Thimble Islands

We’re on vacation! For the rest of the week, enjoy Daily Nutmeg editions past, starting with this seaworthy story from last August.

Branford’s Stony Creek section, situated on a picturesque shore along the Long Island Sound…

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A Stand Apart

Fruits at Farm Store, Robert Treat Farm

The Woodmont Farmers’ Market in Milford, hosted by Robert Treat Farm at the edge of the town’s beachy Woodmont section, is worth the 15- or 20-minute drive from New Haven. Held 3:30 to 6:30 on Wednesday afternoons, late…

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