Tag Archives: Orange

Dog ’Dos

Sarah McLachlan (the dog) at Home of the Dog Wizard

Seven years ago, Frank LaSasso says he received a sign from God. He had worked as a car salesman for 25 years before a traumatic motorcycle accident made the long hours and high stress unbearable. In the midst of his …

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This Week in New Haven (August 29 – September 4)

Odyssey Festival

Jazz and blues provide the cool, urbane soundtrack to a week marked by warm, country-style experiences. …

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This Week in New Haven (June 27 – July 3)

Entertainers aim to keep us on our toes, a former ballplayer seeks a measure of redemption and a big holiday gets an early start. …

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Magic Bond

In mid-October, magician Nelson Nicholson guided me through his estate in Orange. The puzzle box of a home, the result of 13 separate additions, was filled with artifacts from the golden age of magic—between 1890ish and 1920ish, before film had …

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This Week in New Haven (August 31 – September 6)

Odyssey: A Greek Festival

Labor Day weekend, synonymous with kicking back and enjoying yourself, is nigh. Accordingly, things get progressively celebratory this week in New Haven…

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Roll-Play

Hamden Roll at Sushi Palace

Instead of chewy, charred dough, a corn chip with vinegared rice. Instead of tomato sauce, spicy mayo. Instead of sausage, a slab of tuna. Instead of mozzarella, a four-ribbed fan of avocado.…

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Record Holders

CD racks at Merle's Record Rack

Merle’s Record Rack in Orange is a record store in more ways than you’d think.

At its main counter, a woman heard her dead mother’s voice for the first time in 50 years. Another woman’s…

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Nature and Nurture

Connecticut Natural Science Illustrators student

Something’s nature is the sum of its most fundamental attributes, an encapsulation of the features without which a thing would cease to be that thing. Capital-“n” Nature is something similar, only its…

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This Week in New Haven (April 6 – 12)

Cultural and bodily nourishment come together this week. The latter means food: eating it, learning about it, then working off the excess. The former means history and the arts: reading Viking rune…

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Mouth to Mouth

“We have a favorite saying here: ‘You’re not famous until your head is on a PEZ dispenser,’” says Shawn Peterson, manager of the PEZ Visitor Center in Orange.

Of course, PEZ itself is a cultural icon, and the center has …

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