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Connecticut Waters – A New Book Celebrating the Coastline

Details: This book is a must for people that love Connecticut and want to find out more about the rich maritime history of this southern New England State. Sheffield Island Lighthouse, Norwalk. Connecticut Waters is a tribute to Connecticut’s maritime roots, both past, and present. The book takes readers on a nautical journey exploring the many ways

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The best book on Broadway

Details: The book works as a good example of the New Journalism that was so popular in the early 1970s. Dunn gives us a fly-on-the-wall perspective on the hiring and brutal firing of actors. The original ingenue, Carole Demas, is fired by director Burt Shevelove the morning after he warmly greets the young woman’s mother at a rehearsal, but he doesn

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Stephen Colbert’s new book, ‘Midnight Confessions

Details: “This is the first book where I got to design the entire package,” says Kelly, whose work has appeared in the New York Times Metropolitan Diary, “Businessweek,” “Fortune,” “The Wall Street Journal” and other publications. He also creates illustrations for …

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Photographs Illustrating New Book About Weir Farm on

Details: The book was released internationally by Arcadia Publishing as part of its Images of Modern America series, which the company website describes as uncovering “amazing aspects of American history that are all too often overlooked by standard texts” and “filled with expertly penned content and stunning full-color images.”

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Why Do You Do It

Details: A recent book by Patrick Lencioni, The Motive, explores the reasons senior executives pursue the role. What Mr. Lencioni uncovers is that the leader’s motivation for leading is closely tied to the effectiveness in that role.

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Instagram & fashion: a perfect marriage

Details: The beautiful but compact book is like a portable mood board showing us the places, people, objects and clothing that have inspired a wide array of the membership of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

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A wonderful new-ish NYC bookstore

Details: There’s good news for NYC book lovers, however, with the arrival of Codex at 1 Bleecker St., a rigorously curated collection of used and new-ish books. The store opened in January, with a connecting door to Think Coffee, and is well worth a special trip.

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What happened to Patricia Cornwell

Details: It is sad to report that “The Scarpetta Factor” is a dud — nothing in the book is as horrifying as Cornwell’s flat prose or the fact that she has produced a 492-page novel with about 100 pages’ worth of plot.

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The Lunch Break Chronicles

Details: The popular fast food Mexican chain, Moe’s Southwest Grill, is opening in Brookfield on Thursday, July 23. Started in Atlanta in 2000, the restaurant has achieved success from its many options, …

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Becoming a Business Hero

Details: Joseph Campbell was a professor of Literature and in his book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, he observed mythical tales of the Hero’s Journey were prevalent in many different cultures throughout time. The Hero’s Journey is a story of transformation, where an average person is pulled into a call to action that begins a journey of difficult

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Forest Bathing Walks @ Bartlett Arboretum

Details: On September 1 and 12 the Bartlett Arboretum in Stamford is hosting two forest bathing walks from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Inspired by the Japanese practice of …

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‘Game Change’: somewhere Theodore H. White is smiling

Details: White’s book was a huge bestseller and the journalist went on to write book-length accounts of the 1964, 1968 and 1972 races. The last two books didn’t do so well because by then we were in the age of “new journalism” and a younger reading public had moved on to the more colorful campaign coverage of Norman Mailer and Hunter Thompson.

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‘Keep Quiet’: when good people do bad things

Details: Last night, I started the new Andrew Gross book, “Everything to Lose,” which is set in post-recession suburbia and continues the author’s recent use of female protagonists to test his powers of empathy. A few days ago, I raced through the latest Lisa Scottoline novel, “Keep Quiet,” in which the writer continues her exploration of how

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Resilience is a Group Exercise

Details: A quick review of the last two decades points out one very salient example; in the 1990’s, books were sold in Mass Merchandising stores (Kmart, Wal-mart, and others). That entire department of products then became the domain of book retailers like, Borders, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, etc.

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#FridayReads ‘Playing with Fire’

Details: A new paperback edition of Lawrence O’Donnell’s 2017 book “Playing with Fire” will be published on Nov. 6 by Penguin, and it is a tight and compulsively readable account of the political events of 1968. The smooth way the book summons up a long-vanished era reminded me of the Frederick Lewis Allen classic “Only Yesterday” about the

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A Life in Color – Black History Month @ Sherman Historical

Details: The book interviews Florence at 80 years old. Her story is refreshing and one that destroys stereotypes and expectations. Her parents came to Sherman to work for the Walter Evans family at “Estwick,” (the stately 1804 Federal Colonial home on the corner of Chapel Hill).

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Getting off the beaten path in New York City

Details: I’ve been having fun reading the text by Naomi Fertitta and enjoying the photography of Paul Aresu in the new guide book/coffee-table book, “New York: The Big City and Its Little Neighborhoods” (Universe). The title says it all. Fertitta and Aresu take the intimidation factor out of New York by zeroing in on small neighborhoods and their

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‘Seduced’: the man who understood Hollywood sex & money

Details: The book takes us through one of the lawyer’s highest profile cases, the divorce of Ingrid Bergman from Petter Lindstrom so that she could legalize her adulterous relationship with the Italian director Roberto Rossellini. Bergman was a much admired figure in Hollywood, both for her unbroken string of box office hits and her down-to-earth good

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George Washington slept in many places, but where did

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Chats on the Past with Westport Historical Society

Details: On July 31 from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. join the Westport Historical Society with a Live discussion on Zoom with Westport resident Edward Gerber who will discuss h is personal connection with local artist George Hand Wright, in whose Westport home Gerber lives in. Gerber will go through the impacts of Wright’s artwork, as well as the book George Hand Wright: An Artist’s Life Examined, …

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“I have a dream”… Activity kit for Kids and Adults

Details: The kit includes materials and instructions for the cloud wall hanging, worksheets, and a list of supplementary book suggestions and links to listen to Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech. The kit is suggested for children ages 6 – 12. and costs $5 per kit.

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The Art and Science of Snowflakes @ Bruce Museum

Details: Sponsored by Bank of America, Bruce Experiences programs are offered free of charge, though advance reservations are required.Visit brucemuseum.org or call 203-869-0376, ext. 311 to reserve your place at the February 23 webinar, starting at 7:00 pm. Donations are appreciated to help support the Museum’s exhibitions and programs. Exploring the world that we cannot see with our own …

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2009 August Archive

Details: A perfect end-of-the-summer beach book By Joe Meyers on August 28, 2009 at 6:08 PM As I head off for a two-week vacation, I want to recommend a wonderful thriller I just read, Joseph Finder’s “Vanished” (St. Martin’s Press).

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Exhibition of Children’s Book Art by James Stevenson at

Details: The Bruce Museum is pleased to announce an exhibition of children’s book illustrations from the archives of artist, illustrator, and author James Stevenson (American, 1929-2017). Fun / No Fun: Children’s Book Art by James Stevenson will be on view to the public beginning Sunday, December 13, 2020, through Sunday, April 18, 2021.

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#FridayReads ‘Silver Bells’ by Luanne Rice

Details: Rice keeps the book tight – it runs only a bit over 300 pages – but it is packed with suspense, romance and great New York City color. The author has lived in Chelsea for many years, so she is able to make the setting vivid, packing it with landmarks like the Moonstruck and Empire diners and other shops and restaurants.

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Booked for Lunch @ Wilton Historical Society June 30

Details: Sarah Lohman is a culinary historian and the author of the bestselling book Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine. She focuses on the history of food as a way to access the stories of diverse Americans. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, as well as on All Things Considered; and she has

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Digital Family Day: Earth Day, Sunday, April 18

Details: Megan Brown, Manager of Youth and Family Services, reads from the children’s book Grandpa’s Too-Good Garden, written and illustrated by renowned New Yorker cartoonist James Stevenson, whose work was recently highlighted in the exhibition Fun / No Fun: Children’s Book Art by James Stevenson.

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New Artist in Residence Program @ Weir Farm

Details: This exhibit is a companion piece to the recently launched video interview series, Weir Farm Artist-In-Residence Reflections; Creating During the Pandemic, where Michelle Stewart with the Weir Farm Art Alliance is joined by Artist-in-Residence Alumni as they reflect on their experience while in residence, how the residency affected their future work, and the impact of the coronavirus

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Let’s Talk Witchcraft

Details: I was born the year that the wildly-popular TV show “Bewitched” (inspired by the films I Married a Witch and Bell, Book and Candle) appeared on the television scene – and currently is being rebooted as a new show. “I Dream of Jeannie” hit the scene next, a year after Bewitched premiered.

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When will we (finally) let Marilyn Monroe die

Details: The promotion is a smokescreen for a feeble little collection of “poems, intimate notes, letters” that have been stretched out to book-length form through clever design and the use of lots of photographs. There is so little Monroe text to draw from that one page contains only one line of copy.

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The star who changed our notions of beauty

Details: The book contains excellent text by biographer James Spada that guides us through Streisand’s career. The book begins with pictures Streisand made at the age of 18 with photographer Craig Simpson who was told by a friend that “he knew a girl who had an interesting face and asked me to take some pictures of her.”

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Meet the Challenge @ the Award Winning Wigwam Escape and

Details: Escape rooms are the new medium for learning, storytelling, and play. In December 2020, Wigwam Escape (located at The Institute of American Indian Studies in Washington, Connecticut) won the coveted escape room “2020 Golden Lock Award” by the Room Escape Artist. They were impressed by Wigwam Escape’s unique take on learning through play, with their innovative and interactive …

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A Winter Weekend in Norfolk Goes Virtual Starting February

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Milford, Norwalk oyster festivals announce headliners

Details: The Milford and Norwalk oyster festivals have announced the entertainment headliners for this year’s events. In Milford, the Gin Blossoms top the bill, along with Grammy-nominated Fastball and The Rembrandts.. In Norwalk, John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band, Dennis DeYoung and the Music of STYX and Smash Mouth are the entertainment headliners.

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The Art of Spring Foraging in the Eastern Woodlands April

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Passport Photo Basics from Tours of Distinction

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‘InRealLife’: the perils of the internet

Details: She also interviews Nicholas Carr whose book “The Shallows” digs deeply into internet addiction. The 90-minute “InRealLife” is so jam-packed with good interviews, and forthcoming teens, that I wish Kidron could turn it into a multi-part series.

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New This Year – Two Maple Syrup Workshops @ Institute for

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The creator of advertising ‘story appeal’

Details: The fame of David Ogilvy was eventually eclipsed by flashier advertising men in the 1960s and 1970s, but Kenneth Roman’s new book “The King of Madison Avenue” (Palgrave Macmillan) shows how Ogilvy’s revolutionary campaigns for Hathaway shirts and Schweppes sparkling waters changed the whole business of selling in this country.

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New Exhibition @ The Maritime Aquarium

Details: The new exhibit at the Maritime Aquarium highlights a slug’s life facing the climate endgame. Visitors will marvel at the fascinating forms and adaptations of animals from ocean reefs and freshwater streams – and discover the important warnings they can tell us – in this special exhibit that showcases live creatures with their representations in art!

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Spooktober: Illuminating the Past – Virtual Lantern Tour

Details: To start your ghostly journey, m eet us at the museum on Halloween between 2-4pm to pick-up your Virtual Tour Code, a copy of the book Buried In Our Past, and two Goodie Bags full of tricks and treats (additional Goodie Bags available). The Virtual Tour Code will be accessible from 2pm 10/31/20 – 11:30pm 11/1/20.

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Great Train Exhibition @ Fairfield Museum through Jan. 3

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Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo Invites the Public to Join

Details: Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo invites residents to join the Zoo in celebrating with a Party For The Planet, a number of virtual and live activities designed to mark the 51 st anniversary of Earth Day. Plans include interpretive talks via Zoom about some of the Zoo’s conservation initiatives, giveaways at the Zoo, and an in-person socially distanced cleanup in Beardsley Park.

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BRADLEY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT RECOGNIZED IN USA TODAY …

Details: The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) is pleased to announce that USA Today has named Bradley International Airport a winner in its 2021 10Best Readers’ Choice travel contest in the “Best Small Airport” category.Bradley International Airport placed seventh out of fifteen airports that were selected by industry experts as the best across the nation.

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Wicca, Neopaganism & the Changing Face of Spirituality

Details: And that is contained in the Book of Genesis – and please, I am not looking to debate, but fundamental Christian belief in the DOMINION of man over the beasts and the land – it’s that word, DOMINION – flies in the face of OUR belief that we have a stewardship or caretaking role during this life here on this planet.

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Lockwood Mathews Mansion holds Virtual and In-Person

Details: The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum in Norwalk, CT will be holding Special Orientation Sessions virtually on, Saturday, February 27, Saturday, March 6 and Tuesday, March 9 and in-person on Saturday, February 20, Tuesday, March 2, Tuesday, March 16, and Saturday, March 20 to recruit volunteers who want to make a difference in our communities and are interested in history, art, …

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Amur Tiger Changbai Returns To Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo

Details: Changbai, a thirteen-year-old Amur tiger and the mother of cubs born at the Zoo in 2017, has returned to Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo. After arriving from her most recent home at the Columbus Zoo, Changbai underwent a normal quarantine period.

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So How Did Susan Do

Details: Green Book won. Granger returned to Roma because it was unique this year. It is a Netflix production, made for the small screen. It played in theaters to meet the Academy’s rules for Oscar eligibility. This idea was criticized by Steven Spielberg, for one, who opposes allowing small screen productions to be Oscar eligible, preferring that

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