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  • Freedom Beer Fest

    Freedom Beer Fest

    The Freedom Beer Fest Saturday, June 18, at the Veteran’s Park in Shelton, featured beer from regional brewers, live music and food trucks.  Proceeds from the event went to benefit Building Homes For Heroes.

  • Night Nation Run Hartford

    Night Nation Run Hartford

    Thousands of runners came out to the Night Nation Run 5k at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Saturday night, June 18. The glow-party race featured black lights, glow sticks and live music. Proceeds from the event go to the Stand Up To Cancer program.

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  • ConnectiCon 2106 Spreads Its Wings To 3 Venues

    ConnectiCon 2106 Spreads Its Wings To 3 Venues

    Comic book and anime fans get ready: ConnectiCon returns to Hartford Thursday through Sunday, July 7 to 10, featuring such guests as Tom Kenny ("SpongeBob SquarePants"), Linda Larkin (Princess Jasmine in "Aladdin") and John Rhys-Davies ("Raiders of the Lost Ark," "Lord of the Rings"). This year's...

  • Thomas & Friends Amusement Park Opens in Massachusetts

    Thomas & Friends Amusement Park Opens in Massachusetts

    Parents and grandparents of pre-schoolers, get out your summer calendars, you're going on a road trip. There's an entire theme park dedicated to Thomas the Tank Engine, the fictional locomotive of the popular book series, and it's just two hours from Hartford. Thomas Land, an 11-acre section of...

  • River Quest Hosts Kids Cruises

    River Quest Hosts Kids Cruises

    Connecticut River Quest in Haddam holds a special Kids Cruise on Saturday, July 9, from 10 to 11 a.m. The staff will introduce youngsters to binoculars, nautical terms, the ecology of the river and points of interest including Gillette Castle, the Chester/Hadlyme Ferry and the East Haddam Swing...

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  • Yale Showing Documentaries On British Artists

    Yale Showing Documentaries On British Artists

    Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. in New Haven, will present four documentaries about renowned British artists in July. "The Art of Barbara Hepworth," a 2003 doc about the carver and sculptor, will be shown on Sunday, July 10, at 2 p.m. It will be followed at 3 p.m. by "Antony Gormley,"...

  • Scary 'The 1 Closest 2 U' At Palace Waterbury

    Scary 'The 1 Closest 2 U' At Palace Waterbury

    A carefree weekend for a bride-to-be and her best buddies turns into a scary mystery in "The 1 Closest 2 U." The drama tells the story of LeLe, who is set to marry her true love, Mitch. She and her closest girlfriends go to a lake house for a fun girls' weekend, but one by one the women begin to...

  • Deals At Area Food Outlets; Weekend Sales

    Deals At Area Food Outlets; Weekend Sales

    July Fourth means picnics and outdoor fun, but entertaining family and friends can eat a hole in your budget. You can save money by shopping the deals at area food outlets. (Some outlets accept only cash, so be sure to check before you go.) >>Get bread, rolls and pastries without spending a lot...

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  • How To Save On Summer Theater Tickets

    How To Save On Summer Theater Tickets

    June, July and August in the Northeast means summer stock theater productions, arts performances and other cultural events. But pricey tickets for all that entertainment can eat a hole in your vacation budget. Luckily, there are ways to save — if you know where to look. We've got behind-the scenes...

  • Nearby Bargain-Priced Vacations For Fun On A Budget

    Nearby Bargain-Priced Vacations For Fun On A Budget

    If you're looking for summer fun on a budget — and ways to avoid long airport security lines — here are some free and bargain-priced vacations and daycations within easy driving distance of Connecticut. >>Make a sweet day trip to Fascia's Chocolates in Waterbury, where you can tour the chocolate-making...

  • TSA Pre-Check Will Shorten Your Time In Security Checkpoint Lines

    TSA Pre-Check Will Shorten Your Time In Security Checkpoint Lines

    Having just returned from vacation, I can confirm reports of backed-up lines and longer-than-usual waits at airport security checkpoints — and officials say it's not going to get better any time soon. In fact, it's going to get worse. A record number of passengers flew during the spring, and summer...

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