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Hearts of Gold

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When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Driving into Meriden’s Hubbard Park last week was like…

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Clean and Light

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Early on in the pandemic, when “we were washing our hands constantly,” Annabelle Hutchinson decided to make soap for her friends and family. She started with online tutorials and experimented from there, discovering the joy of being “creative in a …

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Choral Issues

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As the lights go up on Yale Rep’s Choir Boy and the paneled hall of the Charles R. Drew Preparatory School for Boys—“dedicated to the education of strong, ethical Black men”—Headmaster Marrow regally welcomes the audience to the academy’s 49th …

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Flower Girl

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Cold wind whooshed past towering hemlocks as owner Christina Natale and her mottled brown and white pup, Stella, welcomed me to Little Hen Farm in North Haven. Showing me around the 4.5-acre organic flower venture, Natale pointed to plots she’d …

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Encore

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On a recent Saturday in the newly reopened Beinecke Library, Brava! Women Make American Theater was finally getting its time in the spotlight. …

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New Leaves

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When I stopped by Savvy Tea Gourmet in Madison, I had a feeling my tea-drinking was headed for a paradigm shift. …

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House Inspection

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As you find your seat at Long Wharf Theatre, the stage is already set for Eliana Pipes’s Dream Hou$e—specifically, the living room. …

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Project Driveway

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In 2020, many of us baked our own bread or binge-watched the last five years of shows we’d missed.

Jon and Sarah Reed built an RV. …

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Open Books

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National Book Award finalist Leslie Connor has been “mucking about and wandering” in the woods and rock-walled pastures of Connecticut since visiting her grandparents as a child. …

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Up the Road

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Walking into Crossroads, an eco-conscious coffeehouse and bakery in North Haven, the smell of coffee welcomed me as sunlight poured across a wall of framed mirrors. A painted map in back had Crossroads at its center, and real and faux …

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