Seasons of Connecticut: A Year-Round Celebration of the Nutmeg State

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Roses displaying their first delicate blooms. Farmer's markets and sailing regattas. Giant pumpkins in time for Halloween. A sleigh ride, white churches, and snowy woods. The four seasons are why many of us live in Connecticut and why others visit. In other parts of America, it may be warm or rainy all year, or snowy and cold for lengthy stretches. In Connecticut we take pleasure in four seasons that are distinctly different. Seasons of Connecticut is a full-color, season-by-season celebration of the Nutmeg state...

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Overview

Roses displaying their first delicate blooms. Farmer's markets and sailing regattas. Giant pumpkins in time for Halloween. A sleigh ride, white churches, and snowy woods. The four seasons are why many of us live in Connecticut and why others visit. In other parts of America, it may be warm or rainy all year, or snowy and cold for lengthy stretches. In Connecticut we take pleasure in four seasons that are distinctly different. Seasons of Connecticut is a full-color, season-by-season celebration of the Nutmeg state by celebrated television and radio reporter Diane Smith, who has told the stories of the people and places of Connecticut for two decades. She presents more than sixty vignettes—inspiring, warm, funny, and sometimes downright strange—that will make you feel good about living in Connecticut, or make you want to visit. From a springtime kite-flying festival to country fair cook-offs in summer, and from fall wine tastings to UConn Huskies basketball in winter, the stories reveal the beauty and the personality of the state throughout the year.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762759071
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 619,383
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Diane Smith, an Emmy-award-winning TV journalist, is the author of four previous Globe Pequot books, including Summer in Connecticut and Christmas in Connecticut. Complementing her twenty-year series Positively Connecticut, Diane's latest program for Connecticut Public TV is the weekly All Things Connecticut.

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Table of Contents

Seasons of Connecticut Sample Table of Contents Spring Banishing Blight, Bringing Beauty Connecti-kiters Cowpies to CowpotsConnecticut’s CavalryBy Any Other NameThe ShrineMaster GardenersMagnificent MaestroLiving in a Glass HouseDoorknockersArt Refuge The World Below, The Sky Above Suited to a TeeRailroad RevivalGoing Batty Summer Two if By Sea Seas the DayShip to Shore See Shells on the River Being BelugaWish Upon a SunflowerTo Market to MarketTrailer FlashBlue Ribbon BakersDogged Determination CT’s Unsolved Mysteries Tricky Wickets The Dressing Room Leaving Lady-Joanne Woodward’s Westport PlayhouseCombos, Conductors and Camp Best Show in TownSweet LifeUrban OasisA Paradise for PoetryUp and Away Fall Barn AgainGo Take a HikeBallet of Angels and the Land of Nod, Along the CT Wine TrailHistory DetectivesFruits of their Labor Whimsical WinvianWe Love A (Helium Balloon) Parade Walking WeekendHigh School HovercraftPrison Tails Putting the Pieces Together -American mural projectHome is Where the Art Is Hay Is for Horses and Houses Winter My Little ChickadeeBlades of GoldA Nice Cuppa“Rock” Stars The Iceman ComethConnecticut’s Tropical Zone Exploring the Depths Simply Purr-fectWelcome to the Wheel World Whispers from the Past Connecticut’s Other HuskiesDashing Through the Snow

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