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Make National Margarita Day Memorable With These Specials

Tequila, lime, salt or sugar, on the rocks, frozen: However you like your margaritas, there's one waiting for you on National Margarita Day at Connecticut’s restaurants and bars. All specials are available Feb. 22 unless otherwise specified. On the Border in Orange and Rocky Hill offers its classic...

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  • Journey Home Gala 2018

    Journey Home Gala 2018

    Journey Home hosted its 3rd annual gala at The Atrium at CityPlace in Hartford Friday evening, Feb. 9. The Home is Where the Heart Is gala is hosted each year to raise awareness for chronic homelessness. The evening featured a live auction emceed by Renee DiNino of iHeart Radio, silent auction...

  • Febtoberfest At Mattatuck

    Febtoberfest At Mattatuck

    The Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury hosted its 5th annual Febtoberfest Thursday evening, Feb. 8, featuring dozens of breweries, food, wine, and liquor tastings from local buisnesses.  

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  • A Family's Mania For Collecting: 'The Paston Treasure' At Yale Center For British Art

    A Family's Mania For Collecting: 'The Paston Treasure' At Yale Center For British Art

    In November 1662, Sir William Paston knew that he was dying. He was worried that his eldest son, Robert, and his second wife, Margaret, would fight over the family’s collection of artworks and artifacts. So Paston added a sly element to his will: Upon his death, Margaret would decide how the collection...

      • Photos Of CT Quarries Among 'Quarry' Exhibit At Real Art Ways

        Photos Of CT Quarries Among 'Quarry' Exhibit At Real Art Ways

        Andrew Buck is fascinated by quarries. “They are just this vast open space. It is so quiet. It feels and looks like another planet,” Buck says. “There really isn’t anything you’re likely to come across that looks remotely like this.” The Farmington photographer has spent years creating images of...

          • Deborah Buck's Ink Paintings At Trinity College

            Deborah Buck's Ink Paintings At Trinity College

            When Deborah Buck was at Trinity College in Hartford, one of her textbooks, “Janson’s History of Art,” included no female artists. Art was considered a man’s world even out of the textbooks. “The greatest compliment, in the ’70s, that you could get is ‘you paint like a man’,” Buck says. But Buck...

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              • What Else Is Onstage? 'The Crucible' At CT Rep; 'Ada/Ava' at Wesleyan

                What Else Is Onstage? 'The Crucible' At CT Rep; 'Ada/Ava' at Wesleyan

                There are lots of reasons to revisit Arthur Miller’s retelling of the Salem Witch Trials, “The Crucible.” McCarthyism and other political witch-hunts — the metaphorical underpinning of Miller’s play — are a hot topic again. January marked the 65th anniversary of “The Crucible”’s debut. This year...

              • Two Connecticut Chefs Semifinalists For James Beard Foundation Awards

                Two Connecticut Chefs Semifinalists For James Beard Foundation Awards

                Two Connecticut chefs have been nominated as semifinalists for the James Beard Foundation’s annual awards in the Best Chef: Northeast Category. Tyler Anderson, the chef-owner of Millwright’s in Simsbury and co-owner of The Cook and the Bear in West Hartford, has been nominated for the fifth straight...

              • Deaf Documentary 'See What I'm Saying' At NBMAA

                Deaf Documentary 'See What I'm Saying' At NBMAA

                New Britain Museum of American Art’s current exhibit by Francisca Benitez focuses on deaf culture. In conjunction with the exhibit, the museum has presented a lively selection of films on deaf culture. The latest will the shown Thursday, Feb. 22. “See What I'm Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary”...

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              • Après-Ski: The Fun Begins When The Skiing Ends At These New England Destinations

                Après-Ski: The Fun Begins When The Skiing Ends At These New England Destinations

                Ooh, la la. It’s hardly a surprise that it’s the French who coined the term, “après-ski” considering they’re among some of the first Europeans to have widely embraced the sport back in the 1900s. “After ski,” as it translates, describes the imbibing, merriment, and social activities that follow...

              • The Best Ways To Save A Few Bucks On New England Slopes

                The Best Ways To Save A Few Bucks On New England Slopes

                With the arrival of November comes colder weather and the first flakes of snow, officially kicking off ski season. While for enthusiasts it’s the most wonderful time of the year, it also tends to be the most expensive, because for the most part, a day on the slopes doesn’t come cheap. There are,...

              • 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...

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