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Conspiracy: A Craft Cocktail Bar Reminiscent Of Pre-Prohibition

Middletown’s new destination for craft cocktails, born of its owners’ love for spirits, offers an elegant throwback to the days before the speakeasy. Mark and Jen Sabo, a married couple from Portland, opened Conspiracy in September, “focusing on and inspired by pre-Prohibition classics.” The bar,...

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  • The 'Fully Loaded' New Year's Eve Cabaret

    The 'Fully Loaded' New Year's Eve Cabaret

    Cafe Nine hosted its annual New Year's Eve burlesque show, featuring burlesque performers Dot Mitzvah, Vivienne LaFlamme and Vanil LaFrappe, as well as drag performers Mia E Z'Lay and Loosey LaDuca.  The evening was hosted by Robin Banks.

  • 2018 Plunge For Parks At Lighthouse Point Park

    2018 Plunge For Parks At Lighthouse Point Park

    Lighthouse Point Park started 2018 with a splash at the annual Plunge for Parks, which featured a breakfast reception with live music and a raffle in the carousel house followed by a plunge into a freezing cold ocean. Hot tubs were available for plungers afterward. 

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  • Thousands Expected For Nine-Acre Railroad Hobby Show

    Thousands Expected For Nine-Acre Railroad Hobby Show

    Four big buildings at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield will resemble Grand Central Terminal at rush hour the weekend of Jan. 27 and 28 as thousands of train enthusiasts crowd in for the Amherst Railway Society’s 50th Anniversary Railroad Hobby Show. The show features more than...

    • 50 Things To Do To Get You Through A Connecticut Winter

      50 Things To Do To Get You Through A Connecticut Winter

      Love it or hate it, Connecticut’s long winter can leave even the most hearty ready to break free from the trappings of frigid temperatures and piles of snow. Think there’s nothing to be done about it? Wrong. We’ve gathered 50 activities — indoors and out — to help you survive until spring arrives....

    • CT Celebrates Martin Luther King Day With These Events

      CT Celebrates Martin Luther King Day With These Events

      All ages can celebrate and honor civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. during events held at several Connecticut institutions around the state. All activities are on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 15, unless otherwise noted. Bristol: Imagine Nation, One Pleasant St., honors King from...

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        • Hartford Stage's 'Feeding The Dragon' A Passionate Telling Of A Childhood

          Hartford Stage's 'Feeding The Dragon' A Passionate Telling Of A Childhood

          In her new one-woman show “Feeding the Dragon” — at Hartford Stage through Feb. 4, en route to off Broadway — Sharon Washington could hardly be more ingratiating. Or more present. Or more active. Washington walks onto the stage while the theater’s pre-recorded “Turn off your cell phones” announcement...

        • Holocaust Drama 'Across The Waters' In Mystic

          Holocaust Drama 'Across The Waters' In Mystic

          Holocaust Remembrance Day is Saturday, Jan. 27, and to mark the occasion, Mystic Seaport hosts a film about the rescue of Jews during World War II. “Across the Waters” tells the story of the 1943 evacuation of Jews from Nazi-occupied Denmark, across the sound into neutral Sweden. It happened in...

        • 1985 Chicago Bears Documentary Showing In Danbury, Ridgefield

          1985 Chicago Bears Documentary Showing In Danbury, Ridgefield

          What was the greatest team in the history of professional football? A documentary showing on Monday, Jan. 29, answers that question: the 1985 Chicago Bears. The team – led by Walter Payton, Jim McMahon, William ‘The Refrigerator’ Perry and coach Mike Ditka – went 15-1 and defeated the New England...

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        • Après-Ski: The Fun Begins When The Skiing Ends At These New England Destinations

          Après-Ski: The Fun Begins When The Skiing Ends At These New England Destinations

          Ooh, la la. It’s hardly a surprise that it’s the French who coined the term, “après-ski” considering they’re among some of the first Europeans to have widely embraced the sport back in the 1900s. “After ski,” as it translates, describes the imbibing, merriment, and social activities that follow...

        • The Best Ways To Save A Few Bucks On New England Slopes

          The Best Ways To Save A Few Bucks On New England Slopes

          With the arrival of November comes colder weather and the first flakes of snow, officially kicking off ski season. While for enthusiasts it’s the most wonderful time of the year, it also tends to be the most expensive, because for the most part, a day on the slopes doesn’t come cheap. There are,...

        • When It's All About The Hotel, Not The Destination

          When It's All About The Hotel, Not The Destination

          For many travelers, hotels are nothing more than a generic place to sleep and store their luggage while they spend their days exploring exotic locales. In some cases, however, the accommodations steal the show. From doing jail time to sleeping in a treehouse, these unique hotels and inns from New...

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