Tag Archives: Kathy Leonard Czepiel

Writing Home

Donald Hall plaque at Spring Glen Elementary School

Donald Hall’s childhood home stands at the corner of Ardmore and Greenway Streets in Hamden’s Spring Glen neighborhood—as he described it, “a small, dark, well-constructed, mock-Tudor house.” …

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Intro to Local Politics

New Haven's aldermanic chambers

Aristotle said that man is by nature a political animal, but getting involved in local politics may not come so naturally. …

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Spring in Steps

A late-morning mantle of fog is still hovering atop East Rock when I decide to climb the Giant Steps. …

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Lines in the Sand

Connecticut has 253 miles of shoreline, but in the late 1960s only seven miles of it were accessible to the public. That rankled activist Ned Coll, and he set out to do something about it. …

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Stirring Committee

Stir the Pot - New Haven Food Policy Council

People go hungry in New Haven every day. …

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Taken by Storm

The cloud was monstrous. Some saw it as a cone spiraling into itself like a massive spin of cotton candy. Others saw a giant layered bowl on a dense pedestal of rain. The National Weather Service later identified it as …

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Swinging for the Fences

When Neighborhood Music School’s Premier Jazz Ensemble opened for up-and-coming jazz pianist Christian Sands at the 2016 New Haven Jazz Festival, the group’s tenor saxophonist, Ryan Griffiths, was starstruck. …

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Ride Share

Carol Nardini at Scantlebury Park

May is New Haven Bike Month, so, naturally, I decided to go for a ride. But not just any ride. …

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Near and Far

The Little Colombia Restaurant

You can fly 2,500 miles for an authentic Colombian meal. Or you can take exit 51 off I-95 North…

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Pretty Pleas

Kehler Liddell Gallery

I sit in front of Hong Hong’s 8×12-foot work on paper with Shakespeare on my mind. …

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