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Kloter's Ice Cream Barn: Sweet Success After Tragedy

Employees could only stand by and watch, stunned, as a massive fire tore through the main store of Ellington's Kloter Farms on the morning of June 29, 2011. Although no one was injured, the family-owned business, known for its furniture, sheds, gazebos and other outdoor structures, suffered millions...

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  • Secret Stash Beer Bash

    Secret Stash Beer Bash

    The Onyx Secret Stash Beer Bash was held at Goodwin College over the weekend. Breweries from across Connecticut are given the spent barrels used to make Onyx whiskey, and age specially brewed beers in them. The results are featured at the beer bash tasting.

  • 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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  • Best Of '48 Hour Film Project New Haven' To Be Shown At Criterion

    Best Of '48 Hour Film Project New Haven' To Be Shown At Criterion

    Judging for the "48 Hour Film Project New Haven,'' a short-filmmaking competition, is done and the best of those films will be shown on Thursday, Aug. 25, at 6 p.m. at Criterion Cinemas in New Haven. Teams of filmmakers wrote, shot, edited and turned in their four- to seven-minute-long movies in...

      • 'Men Go To Battle' At Real Art Ways

        'Men Go To Battle' At Real Art Ways

        On Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27 and 28, Real Art Ways will show an acclaimed drama that gives a different perspective on the Civil War. "Men Go To Battle" takes place in 1861, telling the story of two Kentucky brothers struggling to hold onto their meager farm. Circumstances develop that compels...

        • Katharine Hepburn's 'Holiday' Screening In Cedar Hill Cemetery

          Katharine Hepburn's 'Holiday' Screening In Cedar Hill Cemetery

          Want to watch an outdoor movie in a cemetery? Cedar Hill Cemetery, 435 Fairfield Ave. in Hartford, hosts a movie night on Thursday, Aug. 25, at 7:30 p.m. The film being shown is appropriate: a movie starring Katharine Hepburn, who is buried there. "Holiday" is a 1938 comedy co-starring Cary Grant,...

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          • 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...

          • Eclectic Arc Iris At Cafe Nine

            Eclectic Arc Iris At Cafe Nine

            Arc Isis is the project that the Low Anthem's Jocie Adams started after leaving that band. It's similarly brooding chamber-folk, but with a willingness to delve into beats and layered synthetic touches. Arc Iris just released its second full-length, "Moon Saloon," in August. The band continues...

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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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