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Ice Cream: The Open Secret To Tulmeadow Farm's Sweet Success

Tulmeadow Farm is older than the nation, its origins dating back to 1768. The farm has raised chickens and dairy cows and sold firewood, sweet corn and greenhouse vegetables during its tenure, but its sweetest offering has been its most successful. In 1994, the farm store in pastoral West Simsbury...

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  • Toby Keith Tailgate

    Toby Keith Tailgate

    Fans celebrated the Toby Keith concert at Xfinity in Hartford Saturday with a tailgate before the concert.

  • WAKA Graffiti Party

    WAKA Graffiti Party

    WAKA (World Adult Kickball Association) of Hartford hosted a Graffiti Party at the Russian Lady in Hartford Saturday night, July 16. Party-goers dressed in white T-shirts and used Sharpies to draw on and tag each others clothing. 

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  • CT's Splash Pads: Where Water Meets Playground

    CT's Splash Pads: Where Water Meets Playground

    It's not even noon yet, and the splash pad at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven is packed with screaming kids keeping cool in 90-degree heat. Splash pads, also known spray parks, are sought-out locations for families trying to beat the heat in the summertime. The watery playgrounds are typically...

  • Lyman's Sunflower Maze Opens With Buddy The Dinosaur

    Lyman's Sunflower Maze Opens With Buddy The Dinosaur

    Lyman Orchards' quintessential summer — its popular sunflower maze — opens Saturday, July 30. To celebrate the orchard's 275th anniversary, it is honoring the man responsible for building the Airline Railroad in the 1860s: David Lyman II. There are 350,000 red and yellow sunflowers in this year's...

    • Ice Cream Social At Mark Twain House

      Ice Cream Social At Mark Twain House

      The Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., in Hartford dishes out creamy treats and toppings at 5 p.m. today on the museum's Nook Farm Nook patio. The UConn ice cream, with your favorite toppings, is provided by Bear's BBQ Smokehouse, music by Horizon Blue, the Whale from 102.9 will...

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      • Rapper Pitbull At Xfinity

        Rapper Pitbull At Xfinity

        Miami rapper Pitbull has brought a little fleck of salsa flavor to hip-hop, citing Celia Cruz as an early influence. He has also pressed, at least figuratively, to broaden the borders of the genre, with a record called "Globalization," which includes perplexing but strangely catchy style mash-ups...

      • The Litchfield Jazz Festival At Goshen Fairgrounds

        The Litchfield Jazz Festival At Goshen Fairgrounds

        The Litchfield Jazz Festival is the embodiment of jazz on a summer's day. It's a more humanely scaled festival, and it's in your backyard. Over the years the festival has hosted all kinds of legends as well as up-and-comers who went on to be become big names in the jazz world. This year, the festival's...

      • LA Duo Best Coast To Play Ballroom At Outer Space

        LA Duo Best Coast To Play Ballroom At Outer Space

        L.A.'s Best Coast are a rock duo with plenty of style — righteous vintage T-shirts and perfect hair. The coolness carries through in their music, which is energetic but tuneful, like a pop-punk band that studied up equally on the textures of shoegazers and the writing chops of Brill Building assembly-line...

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      • The Different Vibes Of Different Spots On Cape Cod

        The Different Vibes Of Different Spots On Cape Cod

        Cape Cod, Mass. — Maybe it's the 550 miles of unspoiled coastline, or the art galleries, museums and summer theater. Perhaps it's the picture-perfect lighthouses or the hundreds of restaurants serving fresh seafood and homemade ice cream. Or it could be, as Patti Page sang back in 1957, the sand...

      • Wydah Pirate Museum Opens On Cape Cod

        Wydah Pirate Museum Opens On Cape Cod

        West Yarmouth, Mass. — Barry Clifford stood behind a desk amid a few freshwater fish tanks. In each was an orange-colored mass, which drew the curious stares of small children and some adults. In front of him was another one of these masses. To his right was an X-ray screen, and to his left were...

      • Boston Symphony Back Outdoors At Tanglewood

        Boston Symphony Back Outdoors At Tanglewood

        LENOX, Mass. — The hills really are alive with the sound of music. The Boston Symphony Orchestra had kicked off its 2016 outdoor season at Tanglewood — one of New England's most chilled-out rites of summer. Grab a blanket, a bottle of wine and a picnic basket and head to the leafy venue nestled...

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