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HARTFORD — On Jan. 9, beginning at 10 a.m., the Musical Club of Hartford presents its first concert of the new year, at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford. Eleven musicians from the greater Hartford area will perform a 90-minute program of classical chamber mu…

Recently, I attended the 11th Annual Latke Festival at the Brooklyn Museum. It was on the itinerary of the first New York City Culinary tour I led. Many of you know I have hosted “Worth Tasting,” the culinary walking tour of downtown New Haven for over a decade. Many on the New Haven tour as…

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MIDDLETOWN — The holiday season is here, and with it comes festive family traditions. Each of us has a treasured ritual we do each year around this time, whether it’s trimming a tree, baking cookies for Santa or watching a favorite Christmas movie. Terry Boucher’s “Princesses and Peas: A Chr…

WEST HARTFORD — On Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, at 12:30 p.m., Music at the Red Door presents a performance by organist Scott Lamlein, in the first of the 2020 Pipes Alive! series of organ recitals by regional artists performing on the celebrated Austin pipe organ at St John’s Episcopal Church, 679…

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HARTFORD — Start the New Year off right with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s first concert of 2020: The Four Seasons! The HSO presents “The Four Seasons,” Friday, Jan. 17 through Sunday, Jan. 19 at The Bushnell in Hartford. These concerts will be conducted by HSO Musical Director Carolyn K…

In New England, the North Woods can be found from Vermont to Maine. But for Rob McWilliams, more than any other place, they have come to mean New Hampshire’s White Mountains, where to woods are added high and rugged peaks.

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HARTFORD — Holiday Cirque Spectacular returns! Celebrate the holidays with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra at Holiday Cirque Spectacular on Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Mortensen Hall at The Bushnell in Hartford. These concerts will be conducted by Carolyn Kuan and feature members of the …

Hartford — On December 12, at 10 a.m., the Musical Club of Hartford presents its end-of-year Holiday Program and Reception, at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford. Musicians from the greater Hartford area will perform a 4-part program of classical chamber music…

WEST HARTFORD — Children of all ages are invited to experience the magic of “The Nutcracker” at the Noah Webster House on Dec. 7, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a fun-filled morning of games, stories, crafts, gingerbread cookie decorating, photo opportunities, and a sneak peek performance …

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WEST HARTFORD — The Autorino Center for the Arts and Humanities at the University of Saint Joseph announced today a dynamic collaboration of Greater Hartford artists in “Shaking the Core,” a multi-discipline production connecting ancestral struggle, resistance, resilience, and disruption.

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HARTFORD — Seasonal revelers are invited to put themselves on Santa’s naughty list by attending a brand new holiday experience for adults only. Sonia Plumb Dance Company’s Sonia Plumb Fairies and Black-Eyed Sally’s Southern Kitchen & Bar are teaming up for Hartford’s newest and sexiest C…

WEST HARTFORD — Pianist Wael Farouk, will present a concert sponsored by the Musical Club of Hartford on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 3 p.m. in Millard Auditorium at the Hartt School of the University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford. Public admission is free, but reservations are requ…

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HARTFORD — The police force in this country has evolved from the concept of citizen volunteers to night watchmen to southern slave patrols before it became what we know today: protecting and serving, enforcing the law, preventing crimes and preserving order. The relationship between the poli…

I was especially interested in the science of cookie baking; for example, what makes a cookie crunchy vs. chewy, and how baking soda effects the cracks that form on some cookies.