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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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Inner Drive

Renee Hughes of Lucy's Taxi

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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Cheshire Catches (pt. 2)

Sandwich at Funky Monkey Cafe & Gallery

We left off yesterday at the Cheshire Historical Society, starting to feel our stomachs growl. Good thing it’s just a few minutes’ walk to a pair of memorable restaurants, both residing atop a grassy rise…

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Cheshire Catches (pt. 1)

Welcome to Cheshire

Incorporated in 1780, the town of Cheshire actually traces back to 1695, when it was a section of Wallingford named “West Farms.” A small agrarian community then, it’s not so small today, with a healthy…

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Easy Come, Easy Go

West Haven Commuter Rail Station tracks

By 7:15 a.m., most of the nearly 650 parking spaces at the West Haven Metro-North Railroad (MNR) station are filled. Only about 20 people stand on the Grand Central-bound platform as the 7:24 train rolls up, but that’s because its …

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Room Preservation

Hotel Duncan

Today we’re going back into the archives. Below is an updated version of an article that appeared in one of Daily Nutmeg’s first editions, published on February 24, 2012. Enjoy!

Eccentric? Ecstatic.…

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A Pretty Perch

The Bird Nest Salon & Gallery

The Bird Nest is rightly named—not only because proprietor/stylist Steven Uccello’s last name is the Italian word for “bird,” but also because the Guilford salon/gallery/gift shop is composed of found objects.…

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Powder Trip

Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort

Early morning… open sky… gliding downhill through fresh, untouched powder… In skier slang, it’s the “milk run,” the day’s first taste of a smooth, creamy slope.

Powder Ridge Mountain Park…

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