Tag Archives: Heather Jessen

Open Season

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Need a pumpkin spice fix but want to skip the chains? Check out these homegrown options.

Announced with cheerful signage, Claire’s Corner Copia’s pumpkin spice drinks feel perfectly at home in a place named for a cornucopia. The Pumpkin …

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In the Stacks

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One rainy morning, I decided to cozy up with spine poetry…

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Mystical Quest

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You’ve probably heard of Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport, Mystic Pizza.

You probably haven’t heard of Young Buns. …

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Tree Alarm

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Dutch elm disease and chestnut blight have long since routed New Haven’s native elms and chestnuts. Now American beech trees—a keystone species in eastern forests, distinguished by their smooth, elephant-gray bark and leaves lined with spike-tipped veins—are under siege…

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Art’s Desire

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Heather Gendron, director of Yale’s Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, proves low-key isn’t the same as low-energy. She’s also the dynamo behind Heather Hope Atelier

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Hitting the Spot

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Located in a beachside residential neighborhood next to Milford’s Silver Sands State Park, The Greek Spot (map) is easy to spot with its palm trees, string lights and bright blue awnings shading beachy white-and-woodgrain tables. Also notable is …

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Jam-Packed

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Damian Clarke and Taneisha Young, the married owners of takeout spot Jammin Jamaican Cuisine, credit hard work, friends, family, neighbors, community and God with their success. But it all started with their cooking…

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Work Friends

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Critters, weeds, trash… and cookies.

They’re all part of the program…

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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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