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May-June 2011

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In This Issue

Staples From Naples

It’s readily apparent that Liana DiMeglio is the lady of the house at this intimate spot on Tunxis Hill Road: gliding around the small dining room with the couple of waiters that handle service, expediting orders from the kitchen, while before dinner she’s making desserts and the ricotta gnocchi that have acquired a cult following in the area


Picture this. The year was 1968. As a Young life photographer Bill Eppridge was covering the presidential campaign of U.S. Senator Robert Kennedy the June night Kennedy walked into the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles and was mortally wounded.

Coop Coup

For those who have always wanted squawking chickens in the yard but haven’t the energy to build the proper coop, your problems are solved

Lodge’s Lane

Lodge went into politics, became governor of Connecticut, and is best remembered for his advocacy of a controversial “truckway” along our coast, a highway that was to become I-95

Green Food Guru

Even when Analiese Paik was working on Wall Street, her passion for food and wine was calling her elsewhere. Then she learned the true benefits of real food. “I want the freshest food I can get,” Paik says.

On the Wing

This April, at the Birdcraft Sanctuary in Fairfield, some 500 migrating birds will be caught in 15 mist nets stationed strategically throughout the property. Culling the information gathered, scientists can track how far birds travel, how long they live, and discover where they rest and spend the winter. Over time, scientists can assess whether a specie’s numbers are rising or falling.

Marching in May

In 1868, following the Civil War, General John A. Logan, commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, issued a general order designating May 30 “for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country.”
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