Tuesday | February 16, 2016

February 16, by Daniel Shkolnik - "In a Westville yard along the West River, various entities-a squid, a sea slug, a shell, a little-known piece of plant biology called an elaiosome-are scattered about. Some are complete. Others wait for their maker to finish endowing them with form and luster. They’re sculptures, and the man they’re waiting for is Gar Waterman, who’s been doing this kind of thing for 35 years now.

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February 16, by David Sepulveda - “Filtering Noise,” Susan Clinard’s solo, mixed-media sculpture exhibit at Westville’s Da Silva Gallery until March 2, is a testament to the artist’s restless and sensitive spirit and “reflects the challenge,” she said, “of keeping myself inspired each and every day.”  Gabriel Da Silva, the gallery’s co-owner and director, said that gallerygoers could be for forgiven for initially thinking they might have walked into a group show, given the
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Thursday | February 11, 2016

February 11, 2016, by David Sepulveda - "Westville’s Lyric Hall will stage a world premiere Friday, as literature, music and history come together to celebrate the legacy of Broadway composers George Gershwin and Kay Swift in “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” a theatrical concert that will highlight composer George Gershwin’s  romance with Broadway composerKay Swift and some of the landmark musical

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February 11, 2016, by Aliyya Swaby - "CVS got over one of the first hurdles to setting up a new store on the corner of Whalley Avenue and Dayton Street, with City Hall finally on board for the ride. After almost a year of debate among developers, neighbors and City Hall, the planned new store — a block away from an existing store to be closed in Upper Westville — received positive reviews from all three sides Tuesday night at a Board of Zoning Appeals public hearing at 200 Orange St.

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February 11, 2016, By Markeshia Ricks - "A former home to Catholic nuns in Westville could become a home to “new urbanites” looking to give up big homes in the ‘burbs for city living. Neighbors Wednesday night got their first peek at SEEDnh architect Fernando Pastor’s plans for transforming the long empty, former convent at 345 Mckinley Ave. into a complex of nine condominiums. Part of the St. Aedan Church campus, the convent was built along with a bigger school back in 1957. It has been used sparingly by the church for the last decade, Pastor said.

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Tuesday | February 9, 2016

February 8, 2016, by David Sepulveda -"Pierre Lallement, who invented the precursor to today’s modern bicycle, would most likely be thrilled with how New Haven’s cycling culture has evolved since April 4,1866, when he pedaled his invention from Ansonia to the New Haven Green and into the the annals of cycling history.

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Monday | February 1, 2016

January 27, 2016, by Markeshia Ricks - Stefanie Lapetina is the type of person New Haven is seeking to attract: She lives in the city, works here, and instead of owning a car rides her bike or takes the Yale shuttle. But she admits that when it’s cold, trying to navigate the city makes her consider buying a car. “In the winter it’s hard,” said Lapetina, who lives on Mechanic Street. “It makes me feel a little trapped.”  Lapetina (pictured) has tried to bridge that gap with a membership in the car-sharing service Zipcar.

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Monday | January 25, 2016

January 21, 2016, by Markeshia Ricks -"Plans to tame high-volume Whalley Avenue traffic that hurries through the center of Westville Village have moved forward by receiving a key approval, as did plans for separated west side bike lanes to downtown. The approvals came Wednesday night from the City Plan Commission. Commissioners voted unanimously in support of site plans for improving pedestrian safety in the 3,200-foot stretch of state road between Harrison Street and West Park Avenue that been in the works for three years. Back then, State Rep.

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January 22, 2016, by Lucy Gellman - "Sylvia Heart was rocking it at center stage, squaring a yellow-bustiered chest toward the audience as Pink’s “This Used to Be A Fun House”, came fabulously to life, blaring through the speakers. A trio of evil — but impeccably dressed — clowns danced wildly around the stage, crumbling to the ground at so much as Heart’s elongated, dominant finger. Heart took advantage of the moment, drawing her long fingers before her face as Pink announced a countdown. Nine. Eight. Seven. Six. Five.

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Monday | January 11, 2016

January 10, 2016, The New Haven Independent, by Allan Appel - "Deconstruction and then reconstruction - that process comes into play whether you're making a medical diagnosis, putting oil paint on canvas, or writing poetry. The agreeable results from two out of three of those processes are on view in distinguished cardiologist Barry Zaret's newest exhibition of 25 paintings and one poem. They make up "Journeys," the new exhibition at the Da Silva Gallery in Westville. The show runs through Jan. 30.

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