If you’re in your back yard or going for a hike in the woods this weekend, you might not pay that much attention to some of the plants you see. But some of those weeds could be delicious. WSHU’s Craig LeMoult went for a hike in Greenwich with Michelle Spinei and Steve Conaway of the Greenwich Land Trust, both of whom are devoted foragers.
Native American tribes who have been denied federal recognition might have another chance under proposed new rules from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. But those new rules come with a clause that leaves tribes in Connecticut unsure if they’ll ever be recognized. It has reopened an old debate between the state of Connecticut, homeowners and tribes.
Guns and gun control have been a topic of debate in Connecticut and around the nation for the last year and a half or so since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. This week, just 25 miles from Newtown, that debate took on a new form – a rock cabaret. The show was Wednesday night at Summer Theater of New Canaan.
Playwright, composer and director Liz Swados says she was sick of seeing news reports about gun violence.
The tall and lithe Michelle Li from Toronto dings a goose feathered shuttlecock to and fro in a lazy, backyard barbeque sort of way. The rubber-nosed projectile flies over the net as she takes a dainty step here, a swing of the ponytail there, and then she jumps a foot and half in the air, and…
Li hasn't clocked her "smash" but she guesses it's around 200 mph. This with a racket weighing less than a quarter pound which, perhaps, mischaracterizes the sport in general as non-contact, non-competitive, non-American.