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Fourth Of July: Where Are The Fireworks?

The Fourth of July is on a Tuesday this year, which means for some of us it's still possible to stretch the holiday into a four-day weekend, but the fireworks and celebrations of our nation's birthday are all over the place for the next few weeks. Thanks to private funding from Mohegan Sun and...

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  • GinFest Hartford

    GinFest Hartford

    The first GinFest was held at the Society Room in Hartford, Saturday, June 10. Hundreds of gin enthusiasts sampled signature cocktails made from world famous gins, enjoyed bites from local restaurants and learned mixology tips during master seminars.

  • The Brain Ball @ Connecticut Science Center

    The Brain Ball @ Connecticut Science Center

    The Alzheimers Association Connecticut Chapter held their annual Brain Ball fundraiser on Saturday night. The event included a silent auction, dancing, dinner, and seminars on the progress and importance of Alzheimers research.

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  • 'West Side Story' At Ivoryton

    'West Side Story' At Ivoryton

    What would summer be without "West Side Story" at some small Connecticut theater? The Bernstein/Laurents/Sondheim/Robbins street fight is at the Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main St., Ivoryton (Essex) from July 5 to 30. Tony is played by Stephen Mir, and Maria is Mia Pinero. The cast runs to 22 people,...

  • CT Rep New Season List, Change At HartBeat, TheaterWorks

    CT Rep New Season List, Change At HartBeat, TheaterWorks

    Connecticut Repertory Theatre's 2017-18 season will offer its accustomed mix of acknowledged theater classics and new works, bringing in some estimable directors to helm productions that mingle theater professionals with students from the UConn's BFA and MFA acting programs. This is the second...

  • Josh Ritter At Infinity Hall

    Josh Ritter At Infinity Hall

    Josh Ritter has made some unexpected moves in recent years. He collaborated with the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir on the guitarist and singer's cowboy-inflected 2016 record "Blue Mountain." And, earlier this year, Ritter took a bunch of his own not-totally-finished songs out on the road, testing them...

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  • Cape Cod Shopping, Dining, Trips For When You're Not At The Beach

    Cape Cod Shopping, Dining, Trips For When You're Not At The Beach

    For nearly 50 years our family has been making the annual summer pilgrimage to the breathtaking National Seashore in Cape Cod, home of the freshest seafood, miles of (hopefully and usually) sunny beaches and high end boutiques and shops that promise to break any wallet. The trouble is I am allergic...

  • 10 Cape Cod Experiences Easy On Your Budget

    10 Cape Cod Experiences Easy On Your Budget

    A Cape Cod vacation can mean salt air, pretty-as-a-postcard villages, and some of the world's most beautiful beaches. It can also mean some big-ticket expenses. A week of lobster dinners, whale watches and souvenir shopping and suddenly your budget is melting faster than a hand-scooped cone at...

  • Navigating Spirit's 'Bare Fares' Requires Some Homework On 'Extras'

    Navigating Spirit's 'Bare Fares' Requires Some Homework On 'Extras'

    Flying doesn't get much love these days, and that's especially true for Spirit Airlines. Passengers complain about delayed and canceled flights, poor service, uncomfortable seats and extra fees for nearly everything including a cup of water. The airline ranked last, for the third year in a row,...

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