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Creature From Black Lagoon Resurfacing For CT HorrorFest

Ricou Browning became legendary almost by accident. In 1953, He was working at Wakulla Springs near Tallahassee, Fla., lifeguarding and doing other chores. His boss, who was going out of town, asked him to show around a crew looking for a film location. "They loved the location, the water and the...

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  • Pixelmania At CT Science Center

    Pixelmania At CT Science Center

    Connecticut Science Center was the focus for Minecraft fans from across the region during the area's first Pixelmania, which celebrated the Minecraft video game through a series of fun games and building activities surrounding a two-day Minecraft tourney.

  • West Indian Independence Celebration

    West Indian Independence Celebration

    Thousands came out to Bushnell Park in Hartford Aug. 13 to listen to live music and take part in the West Indian Independence celebrations. 

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  • Best Of '48 Hour Film Project New Haven' To Be Shown At Criterion

    Best Of '48 Hour Film Project New Haven' To Be Shown At Criterion

    Judging for the "48 Hour Film Project New Haven,'' a short-filmmaking competition, is done and the best of those films will be shown on Thursday, Aug. 25, at 6 p.m. at Criterion Cinemas in New Haven. Teams of filmmakers wrote, shot, edited and turned in their four- to seven-minute-long movies in...

      • 'Men Go To Battle' At Real Art Ways

        'Men Go To Battle' At Real Art Ways

        On Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27 and 28, Real Art Ways will show an acclaimed drama that gives a different perspective on the Civil War. "Men Go To Battle" takes place in 1861, telling the story of two Kentucky brothers struggling to hold onto their meager farm. Circumstances develop that compels...

        • Katharine Hepburn's 'Holiday' Screening In Cedar Hill Cemetery

          Katharine Hepburn's 'Holiday' Screening In Cedar Hill Cemetery

          Want to watch an outdoor movie in a cemetery? Cedar Hill Cemetery, 435 Fairfield Ave. in Hartford, hosts a movie night on Thursday, Aug. 25, at 7:30 p.m. The film being shown is appropriate: a movie starring Katharine Hepburn, who is buried there. "Holiday" is a 1938 comedy co-starring Cary Grant,...

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          • Tax-Free Week Just In Time For Back To School Shopping

            Tax-Free Week Just In Time For Back To School Shopping

            Connecticut holds its annual tax-free week Sunday to Saturday, Aug. 21 to 27, and if you wait until then to do your back to school shopping, you'll see plenty of discounts designed to draw in customers. During this time, you won't pay the state's 6.35 percent sales tax on most adult and kids clothing...

          • Country Fairs In Connecticut

            Country Fairs In Connecticut

            Fried dough, ag exhibits, midways, pig races, live music and pie-eating contests are all part of a Connecticut tradition of closing out the summer and welcoming the fall. From Berlin to Woodstock, each town celebrates in its own way, and we've gathered some memories of fairs past and details of...

              • 3-Day Dream Ride Extravaganza Benefits Special Olympics

                3-Day Dream Ride Extravaganza Benefits Special Olympics

                Thousands of motorcyclists from the around the East Coast and Canada make their way to Farmington for a three-day Dream Ride extravaganza Friday through Sunday, Aug. 26 to 28. In 16th year, the ride raises money and awareness for the Special Olympics. It's grown to include a Dream Show, Dream Cruise...

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                • An Amusing Hike Through Whittemore Sanctuary On The Banks Of Lake Quassapaug

                  An Amusing Hike Through Whittemore Sanctuary On The Banks Of Lake Quassapaug

                  The sounds of children laughing and splashing echoed across the surface of Lake Quassapaug. The clickety-clack of a wooden roller coaster and the sounds of distant screams mixed in with a flock of Canada geese splashing as they landed in the water. A far-off loudspeaker bellowed about a missing...

                • Branford's Red Hill Woods: From Selectman's Stones To Indian Ledges

                  Branford's Red Hill Woods: From Selectman's Stones To Indian Ledges

                  A pile of rocks along the trails of Branford's Red Hill Woods tells a story of long-ago border patrols along the Guilford line. The rocks have various years etched into them, some dating back to the late 1800s, denoting the times when the borders were checked and rechecked in the days before Google...

                • 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...

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                • 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)...

                • King Arthur Education Center In Vermont Offering 'Bakecations'

                  King Arthur Education Center In Vermont Offering 'Bakecations'

                  First, there were staycations, then daycations. Now there are "bakecations." At places like the King Arthur Education Center, in Norwich, Vt., thousands of visitors show up each year to get elbow-deep into dough. The hands-on culinary school, located at the company's flagship campus, features a...

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