by Aliyya Swaby | Apr 6, 2015 8:51 am | Comments (1)
Halfway up a 25-foot wall, Ted Brooks felt his hamstring tighten and cramp. He pushed through the pain and pulled himself up the rest of the distance.
Then he rappelled down, massaged out the kink and immediately started back up again.
by Lawrence Dressler | Mar 25, 2015 2:27 pm | Comments (3)
Yesterday afternoon things warmed up over here. Snow was melting. The sun was shining. It felt like summer. Guys got together for a soccer game, on the blacktop near the tennis and basketball courts. The first game of the season.
by David Sepulveda | Mar 24, 2015 12:34 pm | Comments (8)
Walter Pop Smith, the baseball little league that has provided opportunities for New Haven’s children to enjoy the national pastime since 1952, is about to change.
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 20, 2015 12:22 pm | Comments (1)
“You’re gonna hit one, two and then I’m going to swing,” Devonne “Da Bomb” Canady told Catrina Ganey. “Got it?” Ganey had it.
by Staff | Mar 10, 2015 3:01 pm | Comments (3)
Winter’s waning weeks have brought have an unfamiliar flock to the Quinnipiac River: rowers.
by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 27, 2015 3:00 pm
Gary Smikle pulled 13-year-old Sharmaine Donaldson out of the lineup. He swiped a punching mitt at her. Donaldson stepped back, but she never took her eyes off of him. She didn’t blink. She didn’t lose her fighting stance. She did not flinch or close her eyes.
by Brian Slattery | Feb 6, 2015 9:30 am
“Thank you all for showing up,” said Joel Tolman, Common Ground High School’s director of impact and engagement, welcoming guests to the launch party on Wednesday evening for New Haven’s 2015 Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride, to be held on Apr. 25. “You are what this event is really about.”
This could sound like a platitude, but in the case of the Earth Day ride, it’s true. An all-volunteer effort — its main organizers meet once a month over chili — the Earth Day ride comes about from the work of over 25 organizations, with support from city and state government, to raise money for local environmental work and celebrate New Haven’s green spaces, the city itself, and its citizens.
by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 2, 2015 9:34 am | Comments (1)
John McGowan said he wasn’t particularly interested in the outcome of the match-up between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks. At least not at first.
by Allan Appel | Feb 1, 2015 3:01 pm | Comments (2)
Jose García orchestrated 300 individual chicken wings bubbling away in the seven-basket fryolator for 15 minutes. He gave each basket ten deft shakes a minute so the vegetable oil parboiled them evenly. Then out they went to the refrigerated truck in the parking lot to await saucing.
They joined what in the end will be — count ‘em — 25,000 individual wings, 360 pounds of cut celery, and 17 five-gallon buckets of Buffalo wing sauce, which will fill about 1,000 Super Bowl orders at Archie Moore’s between 11:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Asked if he could reveal what’s in the wing sauce, longtime manager Jim Wooley thought deeply and then replied, “No.”
by Paul Bass | Feb 1, 2015 3:00 pm | Comments (4)
Mike Carter doesn’t pick sides in football. But he does have a prediction for Super Bowl Sunday.