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Holmberg Orchards: Wine, Cider And Corn-Maze Tastings

Last year, the fourth-generation farmers at Holmberg Orchards had an idea: What if they combined two of the most popular fall activities at their Gales Ferry farm for a 21-plus experience? On a lark, siblings Russell and Amy Holmberg, whose great-grandparents originally purchased the 150-acre farm...

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  • 55th Hartford West Indian Independence Parade

    55th Hartford West Indian Independence Parade

    The 55th Annual West Indian Independence Parade and Celebration in Hartford Saturday featured a parade, live music, dance and food vendors.

  • Hartford Courant Reader Appreciation Night

    Hartford Courant Reader Appreciation Night

    Courant Readers and Yard Goat Fans gathered at the Connecticare Pavillion in Dunkin Donuts Stadium on Thursday night for the Hartford Courant Reader Appreciation Night to watch the Hartford Yard Goats play ball against Trenton Thunder.

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  • CHS Exhibit Reflects Queen Victoria's Influence On Fashion

    CHS Exhibit Reflects Queen Victoria's Influence On Fashion

    Queen Victoria had a huge impact on 19th-century fashion, but her two biggest contributions can be summed up in two words: black and white. Before Victoria walked down the aisle in 1840 to marry her love, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, brides weren't in the habit of wearing white on their...

      • Hong Hong's 'Vivid Dream' At Real Art Ways

        Hong Hong's 'Vivid Dream' At Real Art Ways

        Hong Hong likes to start working on her art very early in the morning. "The city is between being asleep and being awake. So am I. I feel as if everything is a dream," she says. By the time the sun comes up and is high in the sky, Hong needs its help with her work. "As they move from wet to dry,...

        • Hygienic Exhibit Illustrates Novel About A Troubled Connecticut Boy

          Hygienic Exhibit Illustrates Novel About A Troubled Connecticut Boy

          As an artist-in-residence for five years at Hygienic Art Galleries in New London, Casey Spec wrote a novel about a young Connecticut man with a troubled childhood. "It's about growing up weird, feeling isolated, always having an antagonist in your life, always having issues with your family," says...

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        • Documentary 'Whose Streets?' At Real Art Ways

          Documentary 'Whose Streets?' At Real Art Ways

          The fatal shooting of African-American teenager Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9, 2014, will have repercussions for years to come. Two filmmakers trained their lens on the community uprising that immediately followed the tragedy. For "Whose Streets?" Sabaah Folayan...

          • Hepburn's 'Stage Door' Showing At Cedar Hill Cemetery

            Hepburn's 'Stage Door' Showing At Cedar Hill Cemetery

            Not a month goes by in the Hartford area without a screening of a movie starring local girl Katharine Hepburn. Fans of the Great Kate can see one of her classic films at Hepburn's final resting place. "Stage Door," from 1937, also starring Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers, Eve Arden and Ann Miller,...

            • 'Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge' At Real Art Ways

              'Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge' At Real Art Ways

              "Hidden Figures" was a big hit last year, telling stories about pioneering women in math and science. A movie showing in a two-time-only screening this weekend at Real Art Ways tells the story of another pioneering female scientist. "Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge" tells the story of the...

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              • Yale Institute for Music Theatre Discontinued; Long Wharf Announces 'Fireflies' Cast

                Yale Institute for Music Theatre Discontinued; Long Wharf Announces 'Fireflies' Cast

                The Yale Institute for Music Theatre has played its last note. The program, which began in 2009, served as a key transitional opportunity for writers and composers who had recently graduated from musical theater writing programs and were just beginning to navigate the real-world theater industry....

              • 'Appropriate' A Topical, Dysfunctional Drama At Westport Playhouse

                'Appropriate' A Topical, Dysfunctional Drama At Westport Playhouse

                An already highly dysfunctional bunch of siblings, with spouses and children in tow, gathers in Arkansas to deal with the estate of their recently deceased father. The family is white and the homestead was once a plantation. As the house is being tidied up for sale, some extremely disturbing mementoes...

              • Autism Documentary 'Swim Team' At Prospector

                Autism Documentary 'Swim Team' At Prospector

                The Prospector Theater in Ridgefield is known statewide for giving employment opportunities to people with disabilities. So it's a perfect location for a state premiere of a documentary about three men on the autism spectrum. "Swim Team" tells the story of Michael and Maria McQuay, two parents...

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              • A Connecticut Pilgrimage To Machu Picchu

                A Connecticut Pilgrimage To Machu Picchu

                Lucretia Bingham is on her fourth pilgrimage to Machu Picchu, the "lost city" of the Incas that her grandfather "found" in 1911 and then brought to the attention of the world. A young Peruvian boy led Hiram Bingham III to the overgrown citadel in the jungle. The name Bingham, an historical footnote...

              • Connecticut-Based Group Headed On Cross-Country Tour To Promote Upcoming Eclipse

                Connecticut-Based Group Headed On Cross-Country Tour To Promote Upcoming Eclipse

                If you’ve never been in the path of totality of a solar eclipse, it can be a hard thing to describe. As the moon passes in front of the sun, an area about 70 miles wide is plunged into darkness – and it’s an experience unlike anything else. But Paul Cox, the observatory and chief astronomical officer...

              • Newport, R.I.: Indulge In Luxury Living And The Best Of Jazz

                Newport, R.I.: Indulge In Luxury Living And The Best Of Jazz

                If you're looking for a vacation with sights and sounds you won't find elsewhere, Newport, R.I., is hard to beat. Throughout the year, "the city by the sea" as it's called, draws fans of "Downton Abbey" and the Gilded Age, who come to tour spectacular turn-of-the-century mansions, feast on fresh...

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