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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.

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.

Fortnum & Mason is holding a contest to create a dessert to honor Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee. The famous Coronation Chicken, in this photo, was created for the queen in 1953. Photo by Cynthia Hochswender

What We Mean When We Talk About Pudding

Most Brits have at least heard of Coronation Chicken and have probably eaten it at least once. For those who haven’t, it’s kind of a curry-based cold chicken-with-sauce that was invented in 1953 for Queen Elizabeth’s coronation luncheon.

Learn about the Shepaug Railroad line, which transformed Washington, Conn., into a dairy center as well as a country retreat, in a Zoom talk on March 21. Photo courtesy Gunn Historical Museum

A History of the Shepaug Railroad Line

Fans of Connecticut rail history can tune in to a Zoom presentation co-sponsored by the Gunn Historical Museum and the Danbury Railway Museum on Monday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m.

“The History of the Shepaug Railroad” will be presented by Col. Donald A. Woodworth Jr., USAF (Ret.).

Chef Robert Arbor of Le Gamin Café in Sharon gave a class on how to cook chicken fricassee on Saturday, Feb. 12, on Zoom. Photo by Tam Tran

A Delicious Dinner, No Matter Who Cooks It

Chef Robert Arbor (owner of Le Gamin in Sharon, Conn.)  demonstrated the art of traditional French cuisine in the first of a series of cooking programs that aired on Zoom on Saturday, Feb. 12.

The cooking series is hosted by the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon, Conn.

A winter weekend was happily spent in the snow as Millerton News reporter Kaitlin Lyle and her dog, JT, went sledding on the hill behind their home in Sharon, Conn. Photo by Deanne Lyle

Sliding Into Winter Atop A Trusted Sled

When the sun is shining brightly outside and the snow has finally reached that perfect balance between soft and sleek, what could be better on a winter afternoon than taking a sled to the top of the nearest hill and coasting downward?

Nachos are the traditional centerpiece of an American Super Bowl Sunday. This fresh homemade version is delicious, fast and easy. Photo by Cynthia Hochswender

For Sports and a Romantic Weekend, Nachos Are the Answer

This weekend offers a trifecta of excuses for making nachos: The Olympics, the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re having a gaggle of friends over to watch sports communally, or you want to make something special (and easy) so your mate can take a day off from cooking chores, nachos are the answer.


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