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Where To Take Your Valentine To Dine

Indulge in a romantic gourmet dinner this Valentine's Day with special menus at local restaurants or expertly prepared meals perfect for dining at home. (And you'll find a dozen more date ideas here.)

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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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  • New T-Rex, Whale Will Welcome Visitors To CT Science Center

    New T-Rex, Whale Will Welcome Visitors To CT Science Center

    When the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford re-opens on Monday after a two-week renovation, visitors won't recognize the cavernous atrium lobby. A 20-foot-long Tyrannosaurus rex will leap out of the ticket booth. A sperm whale will breach by the stairwell. A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter will...

  • 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...

    • 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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      • A Revolution Plays Out Well In TheaterWorks' 'Sunset Baby'

        A Revolution Plays Out Well In TheaterWorks' 'Sunset Baby'

        "Sunset Baby" is a beautiful play about ugly things. It doesn't try to shock you with talk of sex, drugs and street crime — it treats those topics as ordinary, commonplace. The cardinal sin in this dysfunctional family drama, at TheaterWorks through Feb. 19, is insincerity. A famous activist, Ashanti...

      • Dennehy Masterful In Vibrant, Funny 'Endgame' At Long Wharf

        Dennehy Masterful In Vibrant, Funny 'Endgame' At Long Wharf

        Reg E. Cathey finds invigorating rhythms in slamming doors, sweeping gestures, ascending a stepladder and folding stained linens. This eloquent and effortlessly entertaining actor has not graced a New Haven stage since his heroic role in Seamus Heaney's "A Cure at Troy" at Yale Repertory Theatre...

      • 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...

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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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