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  • Powder Ridge Keg Rail Jam

    Powder Ridge Keg Rail Jam

    Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort hosted in Middlefield hosted a Keg Rail Jam on Saturday, Jan. 14.  The contest included rails and obstacles for skiers and snowboarders to compete on for prizes including gear, t-shirts and resort passes.

  • 32nd MLK Scholarship Breakfast

    32nd MLK Scholarship Breakfast

    The 32nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast hosted by the Hartford chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was held Monday morning, Jan. 16, at the Connecticut Convention Center.  More than 900 community leaders and members attended the breakfast to celebrate the academic excellence...

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  • 'Wire' Star Andre Royo Opens Wadsworth Spring Film Series

    'Wire' Star Andre Royo Opens Wadsworth Spring Film Series

    Andre Royo says people still stop him on the street to talk about Bubbles, the character he played on HBO's "The Wire" starting in 2002. Royo loves that Bubbles is so beloved, but he's moved on now. He's had a recurring role in the Fox TV hit "Empire" and he's promoting his new independent film,...

    • Night Fall Movie At Christ Church Hartford

      Night Fall Movie At Christ Church Hartford

      Hartford's annual autumn ritual Night Fall, a live performance celebrating the season, was held last October in Elizabeth Park. Those who missed the sprightly seasonal rite, which stars large-scale puppets by Anne Cubberly, or who want to relive it, can attend a screening of a film of the event...

        • 'The Lion In Winter' At Cinestudio

          'The Lion In Winter' At Cinestudio

          Hartford's own Katharine Hepburn won the third of her four best actress Oscars for "The Lion in Winter," the 1968 historical drama about a clash between British king Henry II and his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine, over who will succeed to the throne. The film, which also won Oscars for James Goldman's...

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          • New England Celebrates Winter With Festivals

            New England Celebrates Winter With Festivals

            Don't give in to cabin fever. Cold weather doesn't have to mean staying indoors — especially in New England, where chilly temps and snow just add to the fun at February winter festivals. When you go, bring plenty of warm clothes — and, if you're brave enough, your bathing suit, since some of the...

            • Things To Do This Week

              Things To Do This Week

              A look ahead at some things to add to your calendar this week.  More events at ctnow.com/thingstodo.

                • Holiday Train Show Running Again In Essex Through Feb. 20

                  Holiday Train Show Running Again In Essex Through Feb. 20

                  The Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St. Essex, brings back the magic with its 23d annual Holiday Train Show, which runs Nov. 18 through Feb. 20. This year, the exhibit, created by train artist Steve Cryan, features more trains, new scenery in a fully operational 26-foot model train layout. A...

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                  • Mike Birbiglia At Funnybone, Barry Crimmins At Mohegan

                    Mike Birbiglia At Funnybone, Barry Crimmins At Mohegan

                    In October, Connecticut audiences got to see comic writer and performer Mike Birbiglia's full-length performance "Thank God for Jokes" at College Street Music Hall in New Haven. That show, about the very nature of humor, had a four-month off-Broadway run and toured 100 cities. Now there's a rare...

                  • ''Tis Pity She's a Whore' At Yale; 'Jimmy And Lorraine' Revisit Hartbeat

                    ''Tis Pity She's a Whore' At Yale; 'Jimmy And Lorraine' Revisit Hartbeat

                    The graduate thesis projects for the students in the directing program at the Yale School of Drama are large-scale productions. The acting students at the school spend a year on mastering Elizabethan verse dramas. So a staging of the slightly post-Elizabethan tragedy "'Tis Pity She's a Whore" is...

                  • HSO’s ‘Beethoven and Ravel’ Adventurous

                    HSO’s ‘Beethoven and Ravel’ Adventurous

                    "You're going to have to pace yourselves tonight," said guest conductor Joel Smirnoff from the stage during the pre-concert talk before Hartford Symphony Orchestra's "Beethoven and Ravel" concert Friday night. The first of the weekend's three scheduled concerts presented a program of beautiful...

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                  • 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...

                  • Where To Ski In The Berkshires

                    Where To Ski In The Berkshires

                    You don't have to travel far for a satisfying skiing or snowboarding experience. The Berkshires, close to Connecticut, is home to several downhill ski areas that boast new amenities and a throwback feel. And after a nearly snowless winter last year, the ski areas are preparing for a great season....

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