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What's Happening For The Holidays

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.

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  • HMF Blue Back Mitten Run

    HMF Blue Back Mitten Run

    The Hartford Marathon Foundation hosted its annual Blue Back Mitten Run 5K Sunday, Dec. 4, in downtown West Hartford. Runners were encouraged to bring mittens, scarves and other warm clothing to be donated to The Town That Cares fund.  

  • Beyond Words Gala

    Beyond Words Gala

    The Hartford Public Library hosted its Beyond Words gala Thursday evening, Dec. 1, at the Hartford Marriott. Connecticut novelist Wally Lamb launched his new novel, "I'll Take You There" at the fundraiser, which also honored Louise Blalock, chief Hartford public librarian from 1994 to 2008.

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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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    • HSO: Mozart Lit A Dark Evening

      HSO: Mozart Lit A Dark Evening

      There is nothing quite like Mozart to light a dark December evening, and music by Mozart provided the framework for an engaging concert of juxtaposed styles as the Hartford Symphony Orchestra continued its 2014-2015 Masterworks Series in the Belding Theater, at the Bushnell Center for the Performing...

    • Hartford Library Announces 2017 Lineup For Baby Grand Jazz Series

      Hartford Library Announces 2017 Lineup For Baby Grand Jazz Series

      Ohio pianist James Weidman and his Apertuistic Trio open the 14th season of the Baby Grand Jazz Series on Jan. 8 at 3 p.m., according to a press release. Through April 30, the Hartford Public Library will again host its free jazz concerts at its Downtown Branch every Sunday at 3 p.m. (no concert...

    • 'Elf -The Musical' At Shubert, John Waters Christmas At Ridgefield

      'Elf -The Musical' At Shubert, John Waters Christmas At Ridgefield

      It had two short stints on Broadway, in 2010 and '12. and is on its fourth national tour. Due to its holiday-seasonal subject matter, "Elf The Musical" has special staying power. Based on the 2003 Will Ferrell movie about a child who is brought by accident to the North Pole and becomes one of Santa's...

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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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