Tag Archives: Cheshire

Floral Fixation

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One of my favorite harbingers of spring is the annual opening of Cheshire’s Tower Farms. From April through December, the garden center offers a parade of botanical delights from daffodils and pansies to ornamental grasses and fall mums, ending …

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This Week in New Haven (March 25 – 31)


Yale follows its March Madness loss last night with the best revenge: living well, in this case by experiencing “new dimensions of connection,” a “guided compassion meditation” and the story of someone who “resisted the language of victimization.” …

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Early Risers


If you’re a New Havener hoping to catch a good selection at Shef’s, you’d better set your alarm clock. This Cheshire bagelry opens at 6 a.m. most weekdays and 7 a.m. on weekends, and business is known to get …

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Big Drink


Though the Manhattan has been a bar staple for well over a century, its origins remain cloudy. One popular legend is that it was invented in the 1870s at New York City’s Manhattan Club for a party hosted by Jennie …

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Character Buildings


If you’re a pop culture fanatic, the Barker Character, Comic and Cartoon Museum in Cheshire could be your Mecca. Think of any fictional (and many real-life) characters you’ve ever loved—Mickey Mouse, Popeye, Darth Vader, Betty Boop, SpongeBob, Superman, the Peanuts

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Made to Measure


“There is a lure about milestoning, similar to that of fishing,” wrote Henry P. Sage in his essay “Ye Mylestones of Connecticut,” published by the New Haven Colony Historical Society in 1951. “One never knows just what he will find. …

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Christmas Presented

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“Marley was dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that,” begins Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, published in 1843. There is also no doubt whatever that, in 2022, this “ghostly little book,” as the author called …

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All for Nothing


Can’t wait for Hamden’s Spring Glen One-Day Free Giveaway tomorrow? Check out all this great local stuff reportedly being given away today…

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This Week in New Haven (June 20 – 26)


Festivals, special occasions and cuddly goats start summer off right. …

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Foot Falls


If you want to see Connecticut’s highest waterfall, you can drive an hour and a half to Kent Falls State Park. Hopefully, the parking lot won’t be full, and you can picnic at the base of the falls. On weekends, …

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