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Rugged Individual

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At the top of the staircase to The Kilim Company, a subterranean shop tucked between Donut Crazy and Toad’s Place, a bulldog welcome sign is framed by a few exotic rugs. It’s barely a hint of what waits at …

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Keyed Up

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Who put the bomp in the bomp bah bomp bah bomp?

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Green Thumbing

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Inside Wilson Branch Library, nine-year-old Laila is trying to decide what to plant in her garden. …

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Taking the Cake

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The day before I left New Haven for a trip to visit family, I found myself in Ives Main Library, seeking a good summer book—something satisfying, easily digestible. Perhaps I was hungry, but I took those beach-read criteria literally…

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Salvage Mission

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As cofounder and board chair Lisa Spetrini guided me through the racks, bins, shelves, cubbies and jars of artsy, craftable salvage in North Haven’s EcoWorks—“Connecticut’s only Creative Reuse Center”—I thought of all the creative people I know and wondered, …

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Growth Opportunity

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The Edgerton Park greenhouse buzzed with conversation and laughter as…

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Sales Outlet

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On a sunny Saturday morning, three reasons to attend the weekly Bethany Lions Club Flea Market quickly became apparent: the buying, the selling and the chatting. …

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Test of Time

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Vintanthro Modern & Vintage would be like a time capsule—if a time capsule could be continually refreshed and updated. …

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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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Trash Decisions

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For curb-kickers and -pickers, it’s that bulk trash time of year again in Hamden. Prepare for the month ahead with this good-as-new primer from 2019.

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