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Geoff Brown has published a history of the elegant 19th-century stone church in Lime Rock, Conn., that places the church and our region in the larger context of world history. Photo by Janet Manko

Trinity Church, Lime Rock, Salisbury, America, the World In New History Book

Some books are better when you dip into them, and don’t try to read them end to end. Cookbooks are an obvious example. Marcel Proust’s epic multi-volume masterpiece is another, in my opinion.

For journalists, the “Associated Press Stylebook” works that way.


Learn about America’s most famous lawsuits through comic-book style graphics at the American Museum of Tort Law, which reopens on April 1. Illustration courtesy American Museum of Tort Law

Tort Law: More Interesting Than You Might Expect

Not every day trip in our region has to be to someplace scenic or historic. There is also the town of Winsted, Conn., and the American Museum of Tort Law.

Yes, that’s right. A day trip to Winsted, to the tort law museum.


Rafa Nadal will not be making an appearance in Lakeville for the June tennis camp offered by the Rafa Nadal Academy; and probably the academy’s leader, coach Toni Nadal, won’t make it either. But the tennis instruction will be in the Nadal model. This photo of Rafa and “Uncle Toni” is from Wimbledon, 2014. Photo by Shaida Jacobs

The Art of Outstanding Tennis, Rafa-style

Fans of the Spanish tennis great will be disappointed that Rafael Nadal will not come in person to the week-long Rafa Nadal Tennis Camp in Lakeville, Conn., this July.


The Re Institute opens again this season, after a COVID shutdown, with a retrospective of work by gallery owner and sculptor Henry Klimowicz. Photo courtesy Re Institute

The Return of the Re Institute, on April 1

The Re Institute in the town of Northeast (which includes the village of Millerton) in Dutchess County will open again on Friday, April 1, with a potluck dinner/reception for a new show that is a retrospective and a belated birthday bash.

Crescendo Concerts in April

On April 8 and 9, the first concert of the music organization Crescendo’s 2022 season features chamber music with a “twist.”  The repertoire and the instruments played not only cross over into different genres of classical, folk and contemporary music, but they also break down the barriers between these genres, and illustrate how very connected


Food stylist Frances Boswell, who created this still life with asparagus, chatted with her friend and fellow food professional, Frank Way, on Zoom. Photo by Frances Boswell

Having a Frank Talk About The Art of Beautiful Food

Restaurant owner Frank Way joined his friend, food stylist Frances Boswell, for a chat on Zoom about food that is both beautiful and delicious — as meals are likely to be at Way’s new West Cornwall, Conn., restaurant.


When she wasn’t writing her famous novel, “A Wrinkle in Time,” award-winning author Madeleine L’Engle ran the general store in Goshen, Conn., which she owned with her husband, Hugh Franklin. Photo courtesy L’Engle Website

Goshen Players To Offer a New Wrinkle on Work by Goshen Author

Back when Madeleine L’Engle wrote her groundbreaking novel “A Wrinkle in Time,” books for young adult readers weren’t yet categorized as YA.


Melinda Rodriguez, a finalist in Season 17 of The Voice, performs a free concert of jazz standards on March 25.

Homage to Ella Fitzgerald in Free Concert

Melinda Rodriguez, the winner of the 2019 Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Vocal Competition, will perform a free livestream jazz concert that is an homage to Fitzgerald and Nancy Wilson, on Friday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m.   

Her band includes Matt Wilson on drums, Matt Dwonszyk on bass, Albert Rivera on saxophones and pianist Will Evans.

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