Tag Archives: Heather Jessen

Final Stretch

IMG_2940_1500aii

In addition to “the vocabulary and nuts and bolts of technique,” dancers should learn classical works that continue to be performed all over the world, New Haven Ballet artistic director Lisa Kim Sanborn contends.

Enter Don Quixote

Read More 0 Comments

Invisible Sound

IMG_2705_1500aii

A decade ago, Rich Ives decided to solve a problem. …

Read More 0 Comments

Fare Is Fair

IMG_2781_1500bii

As the sun peeked out after a day of drizzle, I popped into Pedals Smoothie & Juice Bar on the corner of State and East Streets. …

Read More 0 Comments

Making Arrangements

IMG_1357_1500bii

After working in software design and then as a math teacher, long-time New Haven resident Beth Klingher took an unusual but, on reflection, not unrelated career turn…

Read More 0 Comments

Realm of Possibility

IMG_2663_1500aii

In 1985, Yoon-Ock Kim opened Oriental Pantry, New Haven’s oldest Asian market, and has been offering up house-made Korean food and specialty groceries ever since. …

Read More 0 Comments

Small Wonder

IMG_2584_1500aii

Tucked between I-95 and the Long Island Sound, the Long Wharf Nature Preserve is easy to zip by but rewarding to visit. …

Read More 0 Comments

Hearts of Gold

IMG_2028_1500aii

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…

Read More 0 Comments

Clean and Light

DSCN0520_1500aii

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 …

Read More 0 Comments

Choral Issues

ChoirBoy0122r-scaled_1500

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 …

Read More 0 Comments

Flower Girl

IMG_1310_1500bi

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 …

Read More 0 Comments