Tag Archives: Kathy Leonard Czepiel

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 …

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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. …

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Suburban Planning

Beaver Hills, New Haven

Beaver Hills is on a hill, though you won’t find any actual beavers. …

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Bounty Hunting

New Haven Farms

Meaty red tomatoes that juice when you slice them, bulging green pods full of firm, sweet peas. They’re the stuff of dreams when the calendar says spring but the forecast says winter. …

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Book of Revelation

Wolf's Head

Maybe you’ve noticed them. Maybe you haven’t. …

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Flex-Mex

You can hardly miss the colorful flags outside Las Brasas promising TACOS, BURRITOS. What you’ll find inside is something more: a traditional American diner with a full Mexican menu. …

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Second Home

Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut

When you drive past the new Ronald McDonald House on Howard Avenue, it’s hard to keep your eyes on the road. …

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Oral History

Emeline Robert Jones

Emeline Roberts Jones didn’t intend to become the first American woman to practice dentistry. …

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Of Great Import

Port of New Haven

If you’ve ever gazed over Long Island Sound, you may have seen the big ships coming in and out of New Haven. Maybe you’ve even wondered where they’re from, what they’re carrying and what life is like down on the …

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Ritual Variety

Outside, the wind throws silver drops of rain against the window panes and combs the fir trees. Inside, all is still except for one voice rising to the vaulted ceiling…

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