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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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Good Bones

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Cars slow and walkers linger in front of 1801 Whitney Avenue in Hamden. …

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Bringing It Back

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In the front room at Lyric Hall Antiques and Conservation, a 400-year-old mirror is undergoing surgery. Whole passages of its gilt frame—florid segments that cross the mirror like vines—are missing and have to be carefully recreated, then gilded to match. …

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Floral Support

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Outside, crocuses are pushing up to meet the sun. Inside, at Any Occasion Creation florist shop on Howe Street, more colorful blooms are being prepared to brighten the day. …

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Green Initiative

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Plants fill the living room, the dining room, the kitchen…

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Sharing the Pie

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The oven was set to 500 degrees and the kitchen counter was blanketed with flour when my husband and I tuned in to Pizza Making & Methods, the first class in Taste of New Haven’s Pizza in America series. …

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Exterior Decorating

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Decorating houses for the holidays is one tradition that hasn’t changed this pandemic season. …

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Home Stretch

West Rock Neighborhood Revitalization,  New Haven, CT

Ask almost any renter in New Haven how much they pay, and they’re likely to tell you, “Too much.” For lower-income families, though, the cost of housing can literally be too much…

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Open House

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Once upon a time, you could just wander around and see what happened.

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