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  • MetroHartford Alliance Celebration

    MetroHartford Alliance Celebration

    The MetroHartford Alliance celebrated its 15th year Tuesday night, April 19, with a reception and small program at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.

  • CRIS Radio Dining & Dancing In The Dark Gala

    CRIS Radio Dining & Dancing In The Dark Gala

    CRIS Radio had its 6th Annual Dining & Dancing in the Dark Gala on Saturday night at the Bond Ball Room in downtown Hartford. Guests were treated to some fine dining and then entertained with a celebrity dance competition with members of the Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Guests  included Sen. Richard...

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  • Paris In Plantsville Gallery Closing

    Paris In Plantsville Gallery Closing

    Lots of kids grow up wanting to be firefighters or pro athletes. Sean Michanczyk wanted to be an art gallerist. "I remember being in elementary school and visiting galleries with my mother, always out and about," Michanczyk says. "I thought it would be kind of cool to open one." In 2009 he did,...

      • Fine Art & Flowers At Wadsworth Atheneum

        Fine Art & Flowers At Wadsworth Atheneum

        The 35th Annual Fine Art & Flowers event, where florists, garden clubs and interior designers create flower arrangements inspired by paintings in the museum's permanent collection, will be at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St. in Hartford, from Friday to Sunday, April 29 to May 1. The...

          • 'Making Her Mark' Women's Contemporary Exhibit At Mattatuck

            'Making Her Mark' Women's Contemporary Exhibit At Mattatuck

            The first thing that catches the eye when entering the second-floor galleries at Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury is a portrait on the far wall of a pretty young blonde. From a distance, Lori Simmons' photographic model seems Barbie-perfect. But move closer, and something seems off. Move even closer,...

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              • Hitchcock's Classic 'Spellbound' At NBMAA

                Hitchcock's Classic 'Spellbound' At NBMAA

                New Britain Museum of American Art's current show, "Cycle of Life in Print: Salvador Dalí," will be enhanced on Thursday, April 28, with two screenings of the Alfred Hitchcock classic "Spellbound." The 1945 thriller stars Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck in a story about an amnesia patient accused...

                  • 'A Beautiful Planet' At Maritime Aquarium

                    'A Beautiful Planet' At Maritime Aquarium

                    The newest IMAX movie to be shown at Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk was shot from an unusual perspective: outer space. "A Beautiful Planet" was filmed from inside the International Space Station, which orbits at 220 miles above the Earth at almost 18,000 mph. The station makes a complete circuit...

                      • Mental Health Advocacy Documentary 'Healing Voices'

                        Mental Health Advocacy Documentary 'Healing Voices'

                        The documentary "Healing Voices" is meant to start a worldwide conversation. It tells the stories of people with mental illness as they work to make their lives purposeful. Instead of showing in theaters, the movie is being released in local gathering places all around the United States, England,...

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                          • XTREME Circus At XL Center

                            XTREME Circus At XL Center

                            XTREME sports are the theme for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus that stops at the XL Center in Hartford May 11 through 15. XTREME features BMX freestyle riders, parkour performers, trampoline acrobats and slack-line gymnastics tricks, clowns, big cats, a caravan of camels...

                              • Feet to the Fire Festival On Middletown's The Riverfront

                                Feet to the Fire Festival On Middletown's The Riverfront

                                Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts and the City of Middletown present the second annual "Feet to the Fire: Riverfront Encounter" on Saturday, May 7, from noon to 5 p.m. The day of environmentally focused activities for families along the Connecticut Riverfront features art exhibits, kids'...

                                  • Lake Compounce Opens Season With Phobia Phear

                                    Lake Compounce Opens Season With Phobia Phear

                                    Phobia Phear, a new coaster with speeds up to 65 mph and a cobra roll inversion of 150 feet in the air, debuts at Lake Compounce on amusement park's opening day, Saturday, May 7. The coaster looms 15 stories tall and rumbles forward and backward. Hours opening weekend are 11 am. to 7 p.m. The Bristol...

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                                      • Arts Non-Profits Holding 'Give Local' Campaigns

                                        Arts Non-Profits Holding 'Give Local' Campaigns

                                        On Tuesday and Wednesday, May 3 and 4, various parts of the state are participating in 36-hour charity events where non-profit organizations ask en masse for donations, with incentives and prizes for the organizations who raise the most. In Greater New Haven and the Lower Naugatuck Valley, it's...

                                      • May Markets At Hill-Stead, Essex Town Green

                                        May Markets celebrate spring on Saturday, May 7, in Essex and Farmington. Farmington's Hill-Stead Museum hosts its annual signature home, garden and gourmet benefit Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The May Market features more than 65 artisan exhibitors and specialty plant...

                                      • ArtWalk Festival Returns To Westville

                                        ArtWalk Festival Returns To Westville

                                        There will be dancing in the street as Historic Westville celebrates its 19th annual ArtWalk, Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7, in New Haven. The free, all-ages art festival kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday and runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, featuring a DJ, live music, food trucks, exhibits,...

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                                      • Fly Hartford To Pittsburgh On OneJet; Book Lowest Airfares On Tuesdays

                                        Fly Hartford To Pittsburgh On OneJet; Book Lowest Airfares On Tuesdays

                                        From new non-stop service from Hartford to Pittsburgh to a different type of car rental service, from a discount getaway to the best time to buy your airline tickets, here's a roundup of the latest travel news. >>Business and leisure travelers looking to fly from Hartford to Pittsburgh have a new...

                                      • New York Invites Ghost Hunters To Haunted History Trail

                                        New York Invites Ghost Hunters To Haunted History Trail

                                        NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — One of New York's newest tourism ventures is more dare than invitation. There's the usual guide suggesting places to visit: Inns, museums, restaurants, a winery. Not so usual are claims all may be inhabited by ghosts. The Haunted History Trail of New York State has been unfurled...

                                      • Research Pays Off When Renting A Summer Getaway

                                        Research Pays Off When Renting A Summer Getaway

                                        When daffodils begin appearing in the yard, we start thinking about summer getaways. For many, that means a vacation rental — and these days, with the proliferation of online information and rental websites, finding that perfect spot is easier than ever. (According to a TripAdvisor 2015 survey,...

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