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Labor Day Weekend: Events To Soak Up The Last Of Summer

It might be called Labor Day weekend, but who pays attention to that? No working allowed: It's three days meant for soaking up the last minutes of summer outdoors. You can find several of Connecticut's seasonal dining destinations, which will close their doors all too soon, here, and  you can pick...

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  • Yappy Hour at The Shoppes at Farmington Valley

    Yappy Hour at The Shoppes at Farmington Valley

    The Hartford Courant hosted a happy hour for dog owners and their pups at The Shoppes at Farmington Valley in Farmington Friday night, Aug. 26. The event included food, treats, and a doggy-costume contest. Watch the pups in action here.

  • Middletown Mud Volleyball Tournament

    Middletown Mud Volleyball Tournament

    On Saturday, Aug. 20, the Epilepsy Foundation held it's 30th annual Mud Volleyball Tournament at Zoar Pond in Middletown. Teams gathered from across the state to play and raise funding for research into epilepsy management. Media sponsors for the event included The Chaz & AJ Morning Show and 102.9...

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  • Photography, Silkscreens At Clare In Hartford

    Photography, Silkscreens At Clare In Hartford

    Jeff Feldmann loves to golf, but he gets distracted. "I hear a red-tailed hawk and I start looking for it. I see a deer on the fairway, I forget to hit the ball," says Feldmann, 73, of West Hartford. He's happier on lakes and rivers, in his kayak, silently gliding past beautiful views of nature....

  • Hartford Residents Take Advantage Of Free Museum Admission

    Hartford Residents Take Advantage Of Free Museum Admission

    HARTFORD — Lifelong Hartford resident Paul Caraballo had never been to the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art before Wednesday. "It didn't really catch my eye," he said. Then he heard the news that all residents of the city will be admitted free. "My friends came in before me and put it on Facebook,"...

  • 'Science In Motion' Photography At Bruce Museum

    'Science In Motion' Photography At Bruce Museum

    Museum photography exhibits most commonly focus on art and journalism, but a new exhibit at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich puts the spotlight on three photographers who used photography to further scientific knowledge. Each is credited, alongside photography work, with inventing devices to help...

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  • Norman Lear Documentary At Real Art Ways For Three Screenings

    Norman Lear Documentary At Real Art Ways For Three Screenings

    A documentary about Norman Lear, who grew up in Hartford and graduated from Weaver High in 1940 before going on to become a giant in the history of TV, will be shown in three screenings  at Real Art Ways in Hartford."Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You" chronicles the career of the New Haven-born...

      • 'Boomerang!,' Movie Based On Bridgeport Case, At Avon Theater

        'Boomerang!,' Movie Based On Bridgeport Case, At Avon Theater

        The movie "Marshall," about a 1940 Bridgeport court case involving future Supreme Court Chief Justice Thurgood Marshall, will be released later this year. An earlier film, directed by Elia Kazan and released in 1947, tells the story of another extraordinary Bridgeport court case. "Boomerang!" is...

          • Sneak Preview Of Rob Zombie's '31'

            Sneak Preview Of Rob Zombie's '31'

            Rob Zombie's new horror movie, "31," is being released nationwide next month, just in time for Halloween. But this week, theaters around the country are showing a sneak preview of the movie along with two music videos and an interview with the director. "31" tells the story of kidnapped carnival...

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              • Live, Interactive Frogs Exhibit At Mystic Aquarium

                Live, Interactive Frogs Exhibit At Mystic Aquarium

                More than 30 species of frogs populate 1,000 square feet of Mystic Aquarium in an exhibit that explores everything from the mystery of nocturnal species to the chilling behavior of predator frogs. Frogs!, through interactive panels and live specimens, teaches about the beginning stages of these...

                • Baseball BOGO Tuesdays

                  Baseball BOGO Tuesdays

                  Tuesdays are "Two-Fer Days" at the New Britain Bees. Fans purchasing a ticket to any Tuesday home game get a second ticket free. Tickets must be purchased online on the day of the game and you'll need to use promo code "BOGO" to get the deal. (Maximum of four tickets per transaction.) Information:...

                    • 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...

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                      • 15 Years After 9/11 Tragedy, Lower Manhattan Thrives

                        15 Years After 9/11 Tragedy, Lower Manhattan Thrives

                        NEW YORK — Fifteen years after the Sept. 11 attacks, Lower Manhattan has been reborn. The revitalization of the city's downtown, powered by $30 billion in government and private investment, includes not just the reconstruction of the World Trade Center site, but also two new malls filled with upscale...

                      • Declan O'Rourke At Stage One

                        Declan O'Rourke At Stage One

                        Declan O'Rourke makes sleepy and mellow pop, with veins of folk, reggae, and '70s soft radio hits. He's got a soulful voice and an admirably unhurried vibe. The singer and songwriter has attracted fans like Paul Weller, Ron Wood and the members of Snow Patrol. O'Rourke can bring to mind Rufus Wainwright,...

                      • Mac Sabbath Plays Pearl Street

                        Mac Sabbath Plays Pearl Street

                        OK, there's a little bit to unpack here. A concept. McDonald's has been in the music news lately, oddly. Did you read Kanye West's poem on the Golden Arches? I think he mentioned something about "artificial meat eyes" in there, but let's bracket that for now. Another McDonald's-related bit of musical...

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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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