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Goat Yoga In CT: More For The Soul Than The Body

Goat yoga, the newest trend in workouts, is a cross between a fitness class and a petting zoo. Since most people would rather cuddle baby animals than exercise, the petting zoo seems to win out. At a recent class in a barn in the Danielson section of Killingly, about 25 people — all but one of...

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  • Grit 'N Wit @ Renschler Field

    Grit 'N Wit @ Renschler Field

    Runners gathered at Renschler Field on Saturday morning for the Grit 'N Wit obstacle race. Grit 'N Wit is known for it's combination of physical challenges balanced with mind bending puzzles placed throughout the course. The event proceeds benefitted the Rob Branham Foundation.

  • 8th Annual Hartford Rib-Off

    8th Annual Hartford Rib-Off

    Hundreds attended the 8th annual Hartford Rib-Off Saturday afternoon, June 17, at Hartford-Brainard Airport. 

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  • Music Doc 'Hired Gun' At Area Theaters

    Music Doc 'Hired Gun' At Area Theaters

    The 2013 film "20 Feet from Stardom" won an Oscar for best documentary, telling the stories of backup singers who worked with superstar singers. A movie showing in four local theaters Thursday, June 29, tells a similar story, about instrumental musicians who work with rock acts. "Hired Gun: Out...

    • 'Monterey Pop' At Real Art Ways

      'Monterey Pop' At Real Art Ways

      Fifty years ago this year, some of the greatest musical acts in the world gathered to headline what is now considered the greatest pre-Woodstock rock music gathering. The three-day Monterey International Pop Music Festival took place June 16 to 18, 1967 and featured Scott McKenzie, The Mamas &...

      • 'Hunting In Wartime' At Hartford History Center

        'Hunting In Wartime' At Hartford History Center

        On Thursday, June 29, the Hartford Public Library will show a documentary about Native Americans who fought in Vietnam. "Hunting in Wartime" tells the story of Tlingit men from Hoonah, Alaska, who enlisted in the military and went to Southeast Asia. Filmmaker Samantha Farinella probes into why...

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        • Yale Summer Cabaret Presents A Powerful 'Trojan Women'

          Yale Summer Cabaret Presents A Powerful 'Trojan Women'

          Deep, dark tales of hidden lives, romance and injustice and are being uncovered in the dimly lit basement performance space at the Yale Summer Cabaret in New Haven. If you feel that summer theater offerings can be too light, too sweet, too tuneful, then come here. (The food's good, too.) The Yale...

        • '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...

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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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