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Ring In The New Year With These CT Restaurants

Close out 2016 with a memorable meal. These Connecticut restaurants are offering lavish New Year's Eve specials and tasting menus to end your year on a high note. Dinner listings are for the evening of Dec. 31 unless otherwise noted. Copper Beech Inn, 46 Main St., Ivoryton, offers a five-course...

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  • Photographers' Visions Interpret Florence Griswold

    Photographers' Visions Interpret Florence Griswold

    Florence Griswold, who founded the Lyme Art Colony in Old Lyme, died in 1937 deeply in debt, so her 13-acre property was sold piece by piece. Florence Griswold Museum, which sits on her homestead, has spent years buying up those parcels. Recently, the last piece was bought. The FloGris now owns...

  • Director Of Mark Twain House Resigns

    Director Of Mark Twain House Resigns

    Cindy Lovell, who has been executive director of the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford since February 2013, announced her resignation on Monday. Lovell, a lifelong devotee of Mark Twain, came to Hartford from her position as executive director of the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum in Hannibal,...

    • Mark Twain House Reopens Mahogany Suite

      Mark Twain House Reopens Mahogany Suite

      Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford closed the elegant first-floor Mahogany Suite in 2005, and it stayed closed for 11 years. In that time, extensive research was done on the suite, house guests who stayed in it and decor trends when Samuel Clemens' family lived there, from 1874 to 1891. On...

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    • New England Pulls Out The Stops For Christmas

      New England Pulls Out The Stops For Christmas

      When it comes to Christmas, no place does it better than New England. With picturesque town greens and old-fashioned Main Streets, sparkling cities and quaint seaside villages, it's hard to find a spot that doesn't look like it's straight out of a Currier & Ives drawing. To experience the grandeur...

    • 'Rudolph' At Bushnell, 'Charlie Brown' At Warner

      'Rudolph' At Bushnell, 'Charlie Brown' At Warner

      "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical" returns to the Bushnell in Hartford Dec. 9 to 11. The show is based on the classic Rankin-Bass stop-motion animated special about poor Rudolph and his misfit pal, Hermey. The program first aired in 1964; this live adaptation debuted just a few seasons...

        • Winter Holiday Happenings 2016

          Winter Holiday Happenings 2016

          It's the hap-happiest time of year, the season with no shortage of entertainment to put you in the holiday spirit. So here's a list, our gift to you, of the joys ahead. Music Nekita Walker and Tuba Christmas: Dec. 2, 5:30 p.m. at New Britain Museum of American Art. Christmas concert performed by...

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        • A Grand 'Wicked' Fills The Stage At Oakdale

          A Grand 'Wicked' Fills The Stage At Oakdale

          There's no rest for the "Wicked." The national tour of the long-running Oz-stravaganza bobs, weaves, flies, glimmers, and engages in swordplay with wands and brooms. This is the show's fifth time in Connecticut, and the first time it's played somewhere other than The Bushnell. The Oakdale in Wallingford,...

        • 'Rigoberta Menchú: Daughter Of The Maya' In Bethel

          'Rigoberta Menchú: Daughter Of The Maya' In Bethel

          In 1492, Christopher Columbus reached the Americas, setting off centuries of oppression of native peoples. Five hundred years later, in 1992, Rigoberta Menchú was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her work protecting the rights of the indigenous population of Guatemala. A documentary...

        • 'Other People's Money' At Long Wharf Funny, But More Realistic

          'Other People's Money' At Long Wharf Funny, But More Realistic

          In 1928, Antonin Artaud, creator of the "Theater of Cruelty" movement showed his distaste for the French writer and diplomat Paul Claudel by staging one of his plays as a devastating lampoon, with Artaud denouncing the writer onstage as "an infamous traitor." That's one way of reassessing a script...

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        • Behind The Scenes of Macy's Iconic Holiday Window Display

          Behind The Scenes of Macy's Iconic Holiday Window Display

          It's an unseasonably warm November day in New York. The sky is a resplendent blue and folks strolling past Macy's in Herald Square seem to be walking a bit slower than usual — to get a peek at the retailer's holiday window display in its final stages of completion. Inside, oblivious to both the...

        • Save With Mid-Week Discounts At New England Resorts

          Save With Mid-Week Discounts At New England Resorts

          Winter sports are just a few snowfalls away and resorts are gearing up for the season. The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts some New England areas will experience more snow and colder temperatures this year than last, which means ski areas will be offering plenty of deals to lure folks back to the...

        • Vermont Ski Resorts Add Recreation Options To Broaden Appeal

          Vermont Ski Resorts Add Recreation Options To Broaden Appeal

          Vermont ski resorts say they no longer panic at the prospect of mild, snowless winters thanks to other winter sports and activities many have added to broaden their appeal. Many of these destinations have diversified. From ice skating to snow cat adventures to water parks, northern resorts offer...

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