Charismatic teacher creates community of dance lovers


By itself, one of Susan Fletcher's Zumba classes is already akin to having the most fun you've ever had dancing at a wedding, a Latin dance party disguised as exercise.

A playlist to savor the last of the fall foliage

Editor's note: Well, according to the supermarket middle aisle displays, Christmas is just around the corner. But let's pause for a final, celebratory look at the lovely, fiery reds and golds that are lighting the roadways in these last days of autumn. This story originally appeared in the autumn issue of Sound & Country,...

Calendar turns unique page in fundraising

Tickets are on sale for the reveal party of the Tickled Pink 2015 calendar, organized by the Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck Chamber of Commerce. In the calendar, local husbands, colleagues, coaches and consultants bare (almost) all to raise money for Lawrence + Memorial Hospital Cancer Center and the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation.

Love of farm-to-table food shines in the details at Pantry Cafe

Tucked away in a leafy spot off Otrobando Avenue, The Pantry Cafe is quickly making a name for itself in original dishes and exceptional pastry.

It's the funniest thing

If it was up to Kristin Hartnett, life would come with a laugh track automatically installed. It's not the recycled one-liners of Steve Martin and Johnny Carson that give her a chuckle, but rather the experiences people encounter on a daily basis.

On the hunt for memories in the Bahamas

An hour after checking in to Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour in West End, Grand Bahama Island, I feel as though I've entered an Etch-a-Sketch that someone has shaken, leaving just a blank grey screen.

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Halloween in the land of life and death

Food, music, fantastical architecture make New Orleans ideal holiday visit

Strange, sweet moments behind the scenes at the Newport Jazz Festival

As the 60th Newport Jazz Festival gets under way in Newport, R.I., a writer looks back on his encounters with the personalities who played there. ~~~

Do you see a pattern here?

Marge Ellingson, secretary of the Country Quilters of Northeast Connecticut, says the age-old craft is seeing a rebirth due to magazines, websites and guilds that are making what was once retro now renewed.

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Catching up on a few happy items

A look at our web page and what's inside the October/November issue

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