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Frank Bruckmann Serves Visual Feast

by Allan Appel | Apr 17, 2015 12:30 pm

Artist Photo. Pasta primavera. Turkey sausage. Oven-roasted potatoes. Crème brûlée. Prosecco .

Menu items for a sumptuous, hearty meal? Certainly. At Kehler Liddell Gallery on Whalley Avenue, they also happen to be courses in a visual feast that Artist and long-time Westvillian Frank Bruckmann is serving up in his newest show, aptly titled Breaking Bread. The exhibition — 18 of his very painterly oils — is paired with a set of Marjorie Gillette Wolfe ‘s panoramic photographs, titled The Whole Wide World.  The double-bill runs through April 26.

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Westville Welcomes Wisdom Again

by David Sepulveda | Apr 16, 2015 3:43 pm | Comments (1)

DAVID SEPULVEDA PHOTO The mayor had arrived, but the ceremonial ribbon whose cutting would mark the opening of Neville Wisdom’s new Westville business, Neville Wisdom LLC, (NW), had not yet been made.

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Permission to Fail Granted

by David Sepulveda | Apr 10, 2015 1:50 pm

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO “Failure is not an option,” as the famous tagline from Apollo 13 goes. For the group of close-knit Westville friends who put on Permission to Fail, a series of monthly open-mic performance events, failure is not even recognized.

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She Sees The Light In New Haven

by Allan Appel | Apr 8, 2015 12:00 pm

Gallery Photo Constance LaPalombara has painted hundreds of cityscapes of New Haven, and not a single human being is any of them. Sometimes New Haven is not even recognizable in them.

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Spring Wisdom

by Lucy Gellman | Apr 7, 2015 2:29 pm | Comments (1)

A design for a Cinderella-caliber fantasy dress has lain dormant in Neville Wisdom’s sketchbooks and on his mock-up boards for three years now. It starts simply: a silken, almost sweetheart neckline in a deep blue, the color of something you’d want to dive into at the first hint of summer.

Then the magic begins: a tightly wrapped, ruched bust in the mildest tan, a seductive sliver of midsection, and a hip-hugging skirt, punctuated by large, light pockets and clean blocks of blue and tan.

Every season, Wisdom stopped to gaze at it and then, with a sigh, flipped the page.

But 2015 had a different scent in the air. Wisdom had just finalized plans to open his new store in Westville. More of his fashions were popping up on women around town. And something was going to change when he went to the fashion storyboards.

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Dr. Dough Dishes

by David Sepulveda | Apr 6, 2015 4:00 pm | Comments (3)

DAVID SEPULVEDA PHOTO Pizza was the hot topic for two New Haven entities that recently added chef’s classes to their menu of offerings, part of marketing strategies aimed at growing business and community participation in a challenging economy.

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Hot Off The Presses

by Staff | Apr 3, 2015 4:06 pm

Sarah Miller Photo Actually, it was soon to be hot out of the oven ... as sundown approached Friday, launching the eight-day Jewish festival of Passover, and Pablo Cruz was busy preparing fresh matzah at a Westville synagogue.

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Cops Busted His Door? Tough Luck

by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 2, 2015 12:01 pm | Comments (21)

One morning a cop raced to respond to a domestic violence incident on Hemlock Road in upper Westville. He broke down the door to what proved to be the wrong residence— and unwittingly touched off an ongoing dispute between the city and the home’s owner.

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Westville, West Hills Envision The Next 10 Years

by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 30, 2015 12:08 pm | Comments (6)

Markeshia Ricks Photos West-siders weren’t interested in pie-in-the-sky changes to the neighborhood in the next decade. They wanted practical changes, like the arrival of a neighborhood grocery store.

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Wisdom Returns To Westville

by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 25, 2015 4:16 pm | Comments (2)

Markeshia Ricks Photo Ninth Square fashion designer (by way of Jamaica) Neville Wisdom is taking his design studio back to where it all began for him—well not exactly that far back. He’s heading back to Whalley Avenue in Westville Village, where he first owned a boutique in 2008, to expand his studio.

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