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A Summer Full Of Free Fun, Fitness On The Riverfront

Riverfront Recapture is gearing up for a busy summer, with its usual variety of free activities on both banks of the Connecticut River and an added bonus of a few new events starting in June. Returning To The Riverfront Traditional free offerings include fitness classes three days a week all summer,...

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  • Vision Awards Gala

    Vision Awards Gala

    The Charter Oak Cultural Center celebrated its 17th annual Vision Awards Gala at the Hartford Marriott on Monday. Rabbi Debra Cantor was awarded the Vision Award in Jewish Heritage, Daniel Salazar was given the Vision Award in Arts and Education, and Dr. Curtis D. Robinson was given the Vision...

  • Bloomfield High School Prom

    Bloomfield High School Prom

    Bloomfield High School hosted its 2018 Prom at the Glastonbury Hill Country Club on May 11. 

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  • World-Traveling Dog Named Pastrami Lands At Hartford Library

    World-Traveling Dog Named Pastrami Lands At Hartford Library

    Monroe Warshaw loves travel, history and his dog, a gentle and sweet-faced golden retriever named Pastrami. Warshaw, a New York-based dealer in Old Master drawings, takes Pastrami with him on his journeys around the world. He poses Pastrami in front of sites of historical interest, puts a historically...

      • Mixed Media 'Linguistics Beheld' At Hartford Library

        Mixed Media 'Linguistics Beheld' At Hartford Library

        Every construction site needs a guy like Adam Viens. Mounds of detritus pile up on these sites. Most people see them as useless junk to be tossed in a dumpster and hauled away. Viens, who works on construction sites, sees them, thinks they are beautiful, takes them home and makes art out of them....

          • 'Fragile Handle With Care': The Two Sides Of Puerto Rico At Mattatuck

            'Fragile Handle With Care': The Two Sides Of Puerto Rico At Mattatuck

            A new exhibit at the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury shows two sides of Puerto Rico. In the first-floor Munger Gallery, modern and contemporary Puerto Rican artists show present-day visions of the island and its people: everyday lives, struggles, revered celebrities, beautiful landscapes, political...

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              • 10 Ways To Kick Off Summer

                10 Ways To Kick Off Summer

                Did we think summer would never arrive? But, finally, Memorial Day weekend — the official start to summer — is upon us. We suggest you get started soaking up the sun with one of these 10 ideas. Eat Lobster And fried clams or shrimp, or whatever floats your boat as your favorite summer seafood....

              • 14 Hikes The State Challenges You To Take This Summer

                14 Hikes The State Challenges You To Take This Summer

                Along a hill overlooking the Connecticut River in Cromwell, boys once watched sailing ships ply the waters as they passed a blow hole that shot water from a narrow canyon as the tide rose. Pitch pines and moss-covered rocks fill a craggy hilltop with a sheer drop to a pond covered with lilies and...

                  • Connecticut Trails Day Hosts Hundreds Of Free Outdoor Activities

                    Connecticut Trails Day Hosts Hundreds Of Free Outdoor Activities

                    Connecticut Trails Day is a misnomer. The annual celebration of the Nutmeg State’s outdoor opportunities covers two days, June 2 and 3, because Connecticut has so many great paths for hiking, horseback riding, walking, running, biking, bird-watching and just being outside. The event is sponsored...

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                      • Kal Marks To Play MAC650

                        Kal Marks To Play MAC650

                        Indie rock often showcases a set of curiously contrasting textures. Kal Marks, a band from Boston, plays with lurching bass lines, plodding eighth notes and similarly stripped-down drum beats set against brittle guitars and vocals that sound strained and scraped. Those high-gain guitars sing and...

                      • Petra Haden And Jesse Harris With Julian Lage Trio At Firehouse 12

                        Petra Haden And Jesse Harris With Julian Lage Trio At Firehouse 12

                        Petra Haden, a vocalist and violin player, has been involved in a varied and bold range of musical projects, like her father the jazz bassist Charlie Haden, who played perhaps most famously with Ornette Coleman for years. Petra Haden was, along with her sister Rachel, a member of the indie rock...

                      • CT House Music Festival Promises 12 Hours Of House

                        CT House Music Festival Promises 12 Hours Of House

                        Lots of music thrives in dark clubs. Sunlight and open spaces sometimes stifle the vibe of certain dance-centric styles. House — that synthetic, pounding, four-on-the-floor variety of dance music — seems especially designed for the club environment, so it will be cool to see over a dozen house...

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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...

                      • Walking in Memphis, visitors retrace Martin Luther King Jr.'s footsteps

                        Walking In Memphis, Visitors Retrace MLK's Steps

                        Shortly after noon, as Sunday services at Memphis’ abundant churches conclude, another gathering of the faithful is getting underway at a restaurant popular for its soul food.

                      • 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...

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