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Labor Day Weekend: Events To Soak Up The Last Of Summer

It might be called Labor Day weekend, but who pays attention to that? No working allowed: It's three days meant for soaking up the last minutes of summer outdoors. You can find several of Connecticut's seasonal dining destinations, which will close their doors all too soon, here, and  you can pick...

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  • Yappy Hour at The Shoppes at Farmington Valley

    Yappy Hour at The Shoppes at Farmington Valley

    The Hartford Courant hosted a happy hour for dog owners and their pups at The Shoppes at Farmington Valley in Farmington Friday night, Aug. 26. The event included food, treats, and a doggy-costume contest. Watch the pups in action here.

  • Middletown Mud Volleyball Tournament

    Middletown Mud Volleyball Tournament

    On Saturday, Aug. 20, the Epilepsy Foundation held it's 30th annual Mud Volleyball Tournament at Zoar Pond in Middletown. Teams gathered from across the state to play and raise funding for research into epilepsy management. Media sponsors for the event included The Chaz & AJ Morning Show and 102.9...

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  • Photography, Silkscreens At Clare In Hartford

    Photography, Silkscreens At Clare In Hartford

    Jeff Feldmann loves to golf, but he gets distracted. "I hear a red-tailed hawk and I start looking for it. I see a deer on the fairway, I forget to hit the ball," says Feldmann, 73, of West Hartford. He's happier on lakes and rivers, in his kayak, silently gliding past beautiful views of nature....

  • Hartford Residents Take Advantage Of Free Museum Admission

    Hartford Residents Take Advantage Of Free Museum Admission

    HARTFORD — Lifelong Hartford resident Paul Caraballo had never been to the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art before Wednesday. "It didn't really catch my eye," he said. Then he heard the news that all residents of the city will be admitted free. "My friends came in before me and put it on Facebook,"...

  • 'Science In Motion' Photography At Bruce Museum

    'Science In Motion' Photography At Bruce Museum

    Museum photography exhibits most commonly focus on art and journalism, but a new exhibit at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich puts the spotlight on three photographers who used photography to further scientific knowledge. Each is credited, alongside photography work, with inventing devices to help...

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  • 'Boomerang!,' Movie Based On Bridgeport Case, At Avon Theater

    'Boomerang!,' Movie Based On Bridgeport Case, At Avon Theater

    The movie "Marshall," about a 1940 Bridgeport court case involving future Supreme Court Chief Justice Thurgood Marshall, will be released later this year. An earlier film, directed by Elia Kazan and released in 1947, tells the story of another extraordinary Bridgeport court case. "Boomerang!" is...

      • Sneak Preview Of Rob Zombie's '31'

        Sneak Preview Of Rob Zombie's '31'

        Rob Zombie's new horror movie, "31," is being released nationwide next month, just in time for Halloween. But this week, theaters around the country are showing a sneak preview of the movie along with two music videos and an interview with the director. "31" tells the story of kidnapped carnival...

          • 'Hieronymus Bosch: Touched By The Devil' At Cinestudio

            'Hieronymus Bosch: Touched By The Devil' At Cinestudio

            Very little is known about Hieronymus Bosch, the Dutch painter who created fantastical visions of heaven and hell, most famously the triptych "Garden of Earthly Delights," a rich and often frightening collection of angels, devils, peaceful and terrified animals, sunny skies and dark, fiery pits....

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              • Live, Interactive Frogs Exhibit At Mystic Aquarium

                Live, Interactive Frogs Exhibit At Mystic Aquarium

                More than 30 species of frogs populate 1,000 square feet of Mystic Aquarium in an exhibit that explores everything from the mystery of nocturnal species to the chilling behavior of predator frogs. Frogs!, through interactive panels and live specimens, teaches about the beginning stages of these...

                • Baseball BOGO Tuesdays

                  Baseball BOGO Tuesdays

                  Tuesdays are "Two-Fer Days" at the New Britain Bees. Fans purchasing a ticket to any Tuesday home game get a second ticket free. Tickets must be purchased online on the day of the game and you'll need to use promo code "BOGO" to get the deal. (Maximum of four tickets per transaction.) Information:...

                    • Party In Plainville: 3-Day Hot Air Balloon Festival Returns

                      Party In Plainville: 3-Day Hot Air Balloon Festival Returns

                      Nearly two dozen brightly colored hot air balloons will fill the sky surrounding Plainville's Norton Park at the crack of dawn and at dusk on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 26 to 28, as part of the town's annual Hot Air Balloon Festival. Entertainment at the park, 197 South Washington St., includes...

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                      • A Shoreline Preserve Always Meant For Open Space

                        A Shoreline Preserve Always Meant For Open Space

                        A magnesium plant. As I watched monarch butterflies fly up and down across fields of Queen Anne's lace and Black-eyed Susans or distant sailboats navigating Block Island Bay to the Atlantic Ocean, my mind kept coming back to a plan to build a magnesium plant. That was once the future of a 17-acre...

                      • A Mighty 'Midsummer Night's Dream' In Edgerton Park

                        A Mighty 'Midsummer Night's Dream' In Edgerton Park

                        For nearly four decades, Tina Packer has been known for her triumphant summer Shakespeare productions. The vast majority of them have been at Shakespeare & Co. in Lenox, Mass., the theater she founded in 1978 as served as artistic director until 2009. Now New Haven gets the Tina Packer treatment,...

                      • This Weekend's Deals: Tax-Free Shopping, Sidewalk Sales And Flea Markets

                        This Weekend's Deals: Tax-Free Shopping, Sidewalk Sales And Flea Markets

                        It's the last call for shopping tax-free. Connecticut's Tax-Free Week ends Saturday, Aug. 27. Shop by then and you won't pay sales tax on most individual clothing or footwear priced at less than $100. Tanger Outlets in Westbrook celebrates back-to-school season with a free scavenger hunt for students(kindergarten...

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                      • Wandering Moose Inspires 400-Mile Algonquin To Adirondack Trail

                        Wandering Moose Inspires 400-Mile Algonquin To Adirondack Trail

                        NEWCOMB, N.Y. — The 400-mile trek of a radio-collared moose named Alice is the inspiration for a proposed hiking trail from Ontario's forested Algonquin Park to the heart of New York's Adirondack Mountains. Planners of the A2A — Algonquin to Adirondack — Trail liken it to Spain's famous Camino...

                      • Once You’ve Toured Newport's Mansions, Head To The Beach

                        Once You’ve Toured Newport's Mansions, Head To The Beach

                        NEWPORT, R. I. — There are those of us who simply will not sit or lie on a beach all day. Not that sun, sand and surf are not wonderfully relaxing and rejuvenating. The question is, how much time are you going to bake in the oven, even with sunscreen? Me, I'm good for maybe two hours. Actually,...

                      • Rockland, Maine: Coastal Scenery, The Arts And Good Food

                        Rockland, Maine: Coastal Scenery, The Arts And Good Food

                        Every town in mid-coast Maine has its unique charms and attractions. Freeport is the place for shopping at outlet stores and the legendary L.L. Bean. For beautiful beaches, there's Reid State Park in Georgetown or Popham Beach in Phippsburg. For a view of the water from up high, hike (or drive)...

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