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Winterfest Hartford: Free Skating, And So Much More

Winterfest, Hartford's annual celebration of family activities, was saved from extinction in October by some last-minute corporate and individual donations. The revived series, now in its eighth year, offers free ice skating, skating lessons, carousel rides and other activities in Bushnell Park...

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  • HMF Movember 5K

    HMF Movember 5K

    The Hartford Marathon Foundation hosted its Movemeber 5K race across the Arrigoni Bridge in Middletown Sunday morning, Nov. 5. 

  • 2017 Elm City Brew Festival

    2017 Elm City Brew Festival

    The Elm City Brew Festival on Nov. 4 at College Street Music Hall in New Haven featured more than 60 breweries and 225 beers, food and live music. 

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  • From 'Nutcrackers' To 'Nuncrackers,' Holiday Theater Treats 'Til Christmas

    From 'Nutcrackers' To 'Nuncrackers,' Holiday Theater Treats 'Til Christmas

    You know how some people buy their gifts from nationwide chain stores, while others make them by hand? And both are well worth having? Connecticut Christmas theater is like that, too. Just about every nationally touring Christmas show makes a stop in our fair state. Watch out for "A Christmas Story...

  • Broadway Hit 'The Band's Visit' Backed By CT Producers

    Broadway Hit 'The Band's Visit' Backed By CT Producers

    The new Broadway hit “The Band’s Visit” is the story of a snappily dressed Egyptian police band whose travel plans go awry. They find themselves in Bet Hatikva, a desolate Israeli town introduced in the show with a song called “Welcome to Nowhere.” “The Band’s Visit” is a sumptuous multicultural...

  • A Scrooge Change For 'A Christmas Carol' At Hartford Stage

    A Scrooge Change For 'A Christmas Carol' At Hartford Stage

    "A Christmas Carol" has been a Hartford Stage standard for 20 years now. The production was brought to the theater by its adaptor Michael Wilson shortly after he became Hartford Stage's artistic director. It originated at the Alley Theater in Houston, which also still does it every year. The essential...

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      • Grand Production Of 'Phantom Of The Opera' Perfect For The Palace

        Grand Production Of 'Phantom Of The Opera' Perfect For The Palace

        The Palace Theatre in Waterbury is a gleaming monument to early 20th-century opulence. Organ pipes and chandeliers are part of its everyday decor. What better place to see “The Phantom of the Opera”? The national tour of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical fits beautifully into the Palace, just as...

      • A Doable Holiday Dessert From Millwright's: Whipped Pumpkin Cheesecake With Salted Pecan Toffee

        A Doable Holiday Dessert From Millwright's: Whipped Pumpkin Cheesecake With Salted Pecan Toffee

        If dessert is your favorite part of the holiday meal, you’re in luck. Five Connecticut restaurants and bakeries have shared recipes with us for festive confections, perfect for your holiday table this season. These creations may look fancy and elaborate, but the bakers and pastry chefs assure us...

      • Comedian Mike Birbiglia At Foxwoods

        Comedian Mike Birbiglia At Foxwoods

        In the past year you might have seen Mike Birbiglia on "Orange Is the New Black" (as Danny Pearson), or in the movie he wrote and directed and starred in, "Don't Think Twice" (about an improv troupe going through major changes). Or you may have seen him on a Connecticut stage, working on one of...

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      • 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...

      • Why Delray? A Beautiful Beach And A Bustling Avenue

        Why Delray? A Beautiful Beach And A Bustling Avenue

        In the 1980s Delray Beach was sadly saddled with the nickname “Dullray Beach,” reflective of a reputation as a dowdy, rundown Palm Beach County ocean side Florida town full of vacant buildings, high crime, racial tension, dysfunctional politics and a crumbling infrastructure. The list of problems...

      • Kennebunkport: Maine Coastline Towns Extend Tourist Season

        Kennebunkport: Maine Coastline Towns Extend Tourist Season

        Yep, Labor Day has come and gone and so has what most consider the primo vacation season in New England, especially when it comes to grabbing the suntan lotion and heading to the beach. But if you are still dreaming about that seashore vacation missed, say maybe along those Maine coastal towns...

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