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  • Pixelmania At CT Science Center

    Pixelmania At CT Science Center

    Connecticut Science Center was the focus for Minecraft fans from across the region during the area's first Pixelmania, which celebrated the Minecraft video game through a series of fun games and building activities surrounding a two-day Minecraft tourney.

  • West Indian Independence Celebration

    West Indian Independence Celebration

    Thousands came out to Bushnell Park in Hartford Aug. 13 to listen to live music and take part in the West Indian Independence celebrations. 

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  • Best Of '48 Hour Film Project New Haven' To Be Shown At Criterion

    Best Of '48 Hour Film Project New Haven' To Be Shown At Criterion

    Judging for the "48 Hour Film Project New Haven,'' a short-filmmaking competition, is done and the best of those films will be shown on Thursday, Aug. 25, at 6 p.m. at Criterion Cinemas in New Haven. Teams of filmmakers wrote, shot, edited and turned in their four- to seven-minute-long movies in...

      • 'Men Go To Battle' At Real Art Ways

        'Men Go To Battle' At Real Art Ways

        On Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27 and 28, Real Art Ways will show an acclaimed drama that gives a different perspective on the Civil War. "Men Go To Battle" takes place in 1861, telling the story of two Kentucky brothers struggling to hold onto their meager farm. Circumstances develop that compels...

        • Katharine Hepburn's 'Holiday' Screening In Cedar Hill Cemetery

          Katharine Hepburn's 'Holiday' Screening In Cedar Hill Cemetery

          Want to watch an outdoor movie in a cemetery? Cedar Hill Cemetery, 435 Fairfield Ave. in Hartford, hosts a movie night on Thursday, Aug. 25, at 7:30 p.m. The film being shown is appropriate: a movie starring Katharine Hepburn, who is buried there. "Holiday" is a 1938 comedy co-starring Cary Grant,...

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          • Party In Plainville: 3-Day Hot Air Balloon Festival Returns

            Party In Plainville: 3-Day Hot Air Balloon Festival Returns

            Nearly two dozen brightly colored hot air balloons will fill the sky surrounding Plainville's Norton Park at the crack of dawn and at dusk on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 26 to 28, as part of the town's annual Hot Air Balloon Festival. Entertainment at the park, 197 South Washington St., includes...

            • Tax-Free Week Just In Time For Back To School Shopping

              Tax-Free Week Just In Time For Back To School Shopping

              Connecticut holds its annual tax-free week Sunday to Saturday, Aug. 21 to 27, and if you wait until then to do your back to school shopping, you'll see plenty of discounts designed to draw in customers. During this time, you won't pay the state's 6.35 percent sales tax on most adult and kids clothing...

            • Country Fairs In Connecticut

              Country Fairs In Connecticut

              Fried dough, ag exhibits, midways, pig races, live music and pie-eating contests are all part of a Connecticut tradition of closing out the summer and welcoming the fall. From Berlin to Woodstock, each town celebrates in its own way, and we've gathered some memories of fairs past and details of...

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                • R.J. Julia Hosting Booklover's Dream Day Trip

                  R.J. Julia Hosting Booklover's Dream Day Trip

                  Reservations are being taken now for Booklover's Dream Day, a chartered bus trip to New York City for a Hachette Book Group's Book Club Brunch on Oct. 22. R.J. Julia Booksellers of Madison is organizing the trip, which will include mingling with authors, a brunch, a discussion and a bag of free...

                • Sea Tea Improv Christens New Space With Comedy High Jinks

                  Sea Tea Improv Christens New Space With Comedy High Jinks

                  As if improv comedy troupes weren't already overstuffed with cockiness and confidence, Sea Tea Improv had reason to feel especially comfortable Saturday. This was the opening night of the troupe's new Comedy Theater at 15 Asylum St. Three shows happened Saturday, and two more on Sunday. The crowd...

                • Bull & Swine: Beyond BBQ, There's Mixology Prowess

                  Bull & Swine: Beyond BBQ, There's Mixology Prowess

                  "People aren't expecting a barbecue place to have a full-blown beverage program," says co-owner Albert Greenwood of his second restaurant, Bull & Swine in New Haven. The goal is to present an authentic, classic smokehouse paired with the mixology prowess that's the hallmark of its sibling: Oak...

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                • Wandering Moose Inspires 400-Mile Algonquin To Adirondack Trail

                  Wandering Moose Inspires 400-Mile Algonquin To Adirondack Trail

                  NEWCOMB, N.Y. — The 400-mile trek of a radio-collared moose named Alice is the inspiration for a proposed hiking trail from Ontario's forested Algonquin Park to the heart of New York's Adirondack Mountains. Planners of the A2A — Algonquin to Adirondack — Trail liken it to Spain's famous Camino...

                • Once You’ve Toured Newport's Mansions, Head To The Beach

                  Once You’ve Toured Newport's Mansions, Head To The Beach

                  NEWPORT, R. I. — There are those of us who simply will not sit or lie on a beach all day. Not that sun, sand and surf are not wonderfully relaxing and rejuvenating. The question is, how much time are you going to bake in the oven, even with sunscreen? Me, I'm good for maybe two hours. Actually,...

                • Rockland, Maine: Coastal Scenery, The Arts And Good Food

                  Rockland, Maine: Coastal Scenery, The Arts And Good Food

                  Every town in mid-coast Maine has its unique charms and attractions. Freeport is the place for shopping at outlet stores and the legendary L.L. Bean. For beautiful beaches, there's Reid State Park in Georgetown or Popham Beach in Phippsburg. For a view of the water from up high, hike (or drive)...

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