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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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  • 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...

    • 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...

      • 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,...

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        • '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...

        • Hayao Miyazaki's 'Castle In The Sky' At Area Theaters

          Hayao Miyazaki's 'Castle In The Sky' At Area Theaters

          Today Hayao Miyazaki is a living legend, the greatest of all anime directors. But in 1986, he was an up-and-comer directing only his fourth film. That film is being shown in area theaters, one version dubbed and one version subtitled. "Castle in the Sky" tells the story of Sheeta, who is kidnapped...

        • Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco At Mohegan

          Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco At Mohegan

          Originally from the midwest, comedian Sebastian Maniscalco moved to Los Angeles a couple of decades ago when he was in his 20s. His big break turned out to be a slot on Vince Vaughn's 2006 Wild West Comedy Show tour and subsequent 2008 documentary film. Since 2009 Maniscalco has unleashed his incredulous...

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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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