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  • Japanese art highlights a love of nature

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    In celebration of the 11th Annual Connecticut Open House Day, Sadako Ohki, the Japan Foundation Associate Curator of Japanese Art at Yale University Art Gallery, will give a special presentation on Japanese prints from the Osborne Homestead Museum collection at the Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby, on Saturday, June 13,...

  • It’s asparagus season!

    Asparagus season is upon us, here in the northeast U.S. I know it may not seem like much to those of you who live in warmer climates but I’m doing a happy dance! So in this post, I’m celebrating one of my favorite vegetables. First, a few tips on...

  • Learn about growing and cooking with herbs at Tuesday presentation

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    The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) invites you to plan your herb and tea garden now with the help of Jim Calkins, executive chef/owner of Seasonal Catering, on Tuesday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the Kellogg Environmental Center, 500 Hawthorne Ave., Derby. Calkins is an...

  • Creating outdoor living rooms

    Considering the severe winter Connecti-cut experienced this year, it’s not surprising that so many residents are turning their attention toward outdoor living, and for some, this could mean transforming a deck, porch, or patio into a comfortable outdoor room. Even gazebos, pergolas, pavilions, and cabanas can extend a home’s...

  • Consider home-made for Mother’s Day

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    I don’t know about you, but the best gifts for Mother’s Day are the ones your children make. I love having a relaxing day getting spoiled at the spa, but my nails soon chip. The paintings, and little gifts that my son made for me when he was little...