Insider Tips From a Flea Market Pro

09/09/16

Insider Tips From a Flea Market Pro

Kate Avery turned to tag sales, flea markets and consignment shops to find vintage pieces and antiques to refurnish her house, looking for quality construction that would stand the test of time.

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CTBites: Sarah’s on Main in Portland CT the “Cheers” of Breakfast

09/09/16

CTBites: Sarah’s on Main in Portland CT the “Cheers” of Breakfast

On the corner of Main and Commerce in Portland is a cozy place that’s the “Cheers” of breakfast, Sarah's On Main—“where everybody knows your name and you’re always glad you came.” If you’re from either side of the river, don’t be surprised if you bump into old friends—or make new ones. I do both each time I go. Whether you find a spot at the counter or grab a table, there’s fresh and local deliciousness with a spin of creativity, courtesy of Sarah Weeden. What began as a quest for waffles grew into a steady habit of breakfast—and occasional lunch—at my newest home away from home. Day one, I realized I’d stumbled into a little gem when I tried the BLT Bennie. Served on toasted...

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Big Family Business - Lyman's Celebrates 275 Years

09/07/16

Big Family Business - Lyman's Celebrates 275 Years

Lyman Orchards is a Connecticut institution. The roots of this family-run orchard run much deeper than most probably know. This year, the family is celebrating its 275th year of farming in Middlefield.

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At 80, Legendary Singer Johnny Mathis Not Slowing Down

09/06/16

At 80, Legendary Singer Johnny Mathis Not Slowing Down

Believe it or not, 80-year-old Johnny Mathis is celebrating six decades in the business and is coming to Waterbury’s Palace Theater with his 60th Anniversary Concert Tour on Sept. 10.

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Yale Researchers Study Life-Extending Hormone

09/06/16

Yale Researchers Study Life-Extending Hormone

Most mice start showing signs of aging by 2 years old. These mice didn’t.

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CONNsumer: When Trees Encroach on Lines, Who Really Has the Power?

09/05/16

CONNsumer: When Trees Encroach on Lines, Who Really Has the Power?

In a tiny corner of Old Saybrook, on a private, dead-end road with a charmed-life Long Island Sound vista, Mike Magee has been waiting for the day when Eversource replaces a red-tagged pole leaning perilously next to his house.

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Openings: Maine-Style Lobster Rolls Arrive in Stamford & A Bistro Gets a Beat in Waterbury

09/02/16

Openings: Maine-Style Lobster Rolls Arrive in Stamford & A Bistro Gets a Beat in Waterbury

Our monthly look at some of what’s new and exciting on the Connecticut dining scene.

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Running Debate: What Gear Do You Really Need to Hit the Road?

09/02/16

Running Debate: What Gear Do You Really Need to Hit the Road?

Connecticut Magazine columnist Randall Beach and Senior Designer Alyson Bowman are both avid runners. But they have very different ideas on proper (and necessary) running gear.

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CTBites: Spiga - Old World Meets New Italian at New Canaan Restaurant

09/02/16

CTBites: Spiga - Old World Meets New Italian at New Canaan Restaurant

Spiga Wine Bar opened quietly in New Canaan in August, offering a menu that combines old world Italian red sauce cuisine with modern interpretations of classic dishes.

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10 Best Flea Markets in Connecticut for Rare Finds, Great Bargains

09/02/16

10 Best Flea Markets in Connecticut for Rare Finds, Great Bargains

Looking for a rare or particular piece of furniture? Searching for inexpensive books, clothes and jewelry? There’s no better place to discover an unusual or special item than at a flea market. Fortunately, Connecticut is full of them.

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