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Children visited with Santa Claus at the library. Photo by Matthew Kreta

Santa’s favorite cookie

The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon hosted a festive cookie contest and meet and greet Saturday, Dec. 2. 

With its first contest in 2019, the library has been hosting annual cookie contests in December where the public can submit and vote on entries. 

This 1959 Scaglietti Corvette, on display at the Lime Rock Park Historic Festival concours, is one of only three in existence. Photo by Lans Christensen

A Rare ‘Italian’ Corvette — from Carroll Shelby

The Chevrolet Corvette was the honored marque at this year’s Lime Rock Historic Festival 40 in Lime Rock, Conn., over Labor Day weekend.

As one can imagine, there were Corvettes of every possible age, model and significance — including some very rare prototypes from the General Motors Heritage Collection.

Carnival Rides, Fireworks and Cotton Candy: It Must Be Summer Again

Why does July feel so innocent? Perhaps it’s because children are out of school and even the most jaded, urbanized adults find themselves being towed along to sweet summer activities behind a child, a grandchild, a nephew or niece, or even a beloved pet, bowled over with the excitement of being outside and maybe getting to snatch a hot dog.

This is how we do it: Kenneth Branagh’s new “Death on the Nile” film might send viewers back to enjoy the (better) 2004 version starring David Suchet.

How a New Book and a New Film Ignite Nostalgia for Old Books, Films

I am not one of those people who thinks that nothing new can ever improve on a beloved old favorite.

And to be honest, I’m not even that much of a fan of Agatha Christie’s mystery stories and novels.

But two new entries into the mystery entertainment genre make me feel that the older versions were better.

‘Salome’ at Bard

The Bard College Conservatory of Music in Anandale on Hudson, N.Y., presents “Salome,” an opera by Richard Strauss with libretto by Oscar Wilde on Friday, March 18, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 20, at 2 p.m.

The performances will be in the Sosnoff Theater in the Frank Gehry-designed Fisher Center.

Mirai Nagasu is one of the Olympic figure skaters (and a beloved American champion) who will take part in the 2022 Stars on Ice tour, which comes to Hartford in April. Photo courtesy of Stars on Ice

A Chance to See Olympic Contenders in Stars on Ice

Not all competitive figure skating is interesting to watch. But, as is the case with all high-level athletics, every now and again there are some figure skaters who make you think, “Oh, I get it. That’s what it’s supposed to look like.”The best of these athletes return year after year, so you can watch them grow and develop.

Halloween Begins Right Now!

Perhaps it’s because this has been such an outstandingly horrible two years, or maybe it’s because we’re all wearing masks anyway so why not just go Full Halloween Costume?

Whatever the reason, there seems to be a super abundance of Halloween events planned for this year. 

So far, here’s what we know:


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