Scarce Turkeys, Newfangled Engines

by Allan Appel | Nov 26, 2015 8:01 am

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The first gas engine automobile rolled into New Haven on Nov. 23, or thereabouts, back in 1896.

That’s part of the discussion on a special three-party Thanksgiving episode of WNHH radio’s This Day In New Haven History.”

As you consider walking, biking, flying, or, yes, probably driving to see the relatives for the holiday,  click on or download the above audio to hear how the newfangled “man-maiming combination of steel and gasoline odor is to take the place of the noble animal that is not only admired but loved by humanity.”

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Ready, Set ... Bowl!

by Lucy Gellman | Nov 24, 2015 12:10 pm

Lucy Gellman PhotoEvery November for 19 years, studio potter and teacher Margie Haggerty has changed up her routine just a little bit. She still spends time in the studio and at the wheel, hands wet and shiny with clay. The glazes that she cooks up and tempers for students don’t vary all that much. And several nights a week, she still prioritizes what she calls “the business end of things” for classes at Creative Arts Workshop (CAW), where she has worked a second job for almost 20 years.

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