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Liquor Cabinet: The Hop Knot

True to its name, The Hop Knot specializes in pretzels and craft beer, with an impressive lineup of 24 ever-rotating taps and an emphasis on Connecticut breweries. But bar manager Lexi DeRota knew that her beverage menu would need to appeal to everyone.

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  • Freedom Beer Fest

    Freedom Beer Fest

    The Freedom Beer Fest Saturday, June 18, at the Veteran’s Park in Shelton, featured beer from regional brewers, live music and food trucks.  Proceeds from the event went to benefit Building Homes For Heroes.

  • Night Nation Run Hartford

    Night Nation Run Hartford

    Thousands of runners came out to the Night Nation Run 5k at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Saturday night, June 18. The glow-party race featured black lights, glow sticks and live music. Proceeds from the event go to the Stand Up To Cancer program.

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  • CT Rep Names New Artistic Director; Garde Announces Next Season

    CT Rep Names New Artistic Director; Garde Announces Next Season

    Michael Bradford is the new artistic director of the Connecticut Repertory Theatre and the new department head of dramatic arts at the University of Connecticut. An internationally recognized playwright, Bradford's been on the UConn faculty since 2001; his most recent positions were director of...

  • Connecticut Authors Trail Begins; Wrestling Champion Bob Backlund At Hartford Library

    Connecticut Authors Trail Begins; Wrestling Champion Bob Backlund At Hartford Library

    The eighth annual Connecticut Authors Trail begins Thursday, July 7, at Calvert Library, 5 Tyler Drive, Franklin, with a free talk by Adam von Gootkin, whose book is "Living Proof: Onyx Moonshine's Journey to Revive the American Spirit" (Career Press, $15.99). The Authors Trail is a series of free...

  • An Adventurous 'Peter And The Starcatcher' At CT Rep

    An Adventurous 'Peter And The Starcatcher' At CT Rep

    It's a story you think you know, performed by some people you've seen play very similar characters at the same theater a year ago. So it's nice to crow that Connecticut Repertory Theatre's new production of "Peter and the Starcatcher" is full of surprises. The national tour of the New York production...

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  • How To Save On Summer Theater Tickets

    How To Save On Summer Theater Tickets

    June, July and August in the Northeast means summer stock theater productions, arts performances and other cultural events. But pricey tickets for all that entertainment can eat a hole in your vacation budget. Luckily, there are ways to save — if you know where to look. We've got behind-the scenes...

  • Nearby Bargain-Priced Vacations For Fun On A Budget

    Nearby Bargain-Priced Vacations For Fun On A Budget

    If you're looking for summer fun on a budget — and ways to avoid long airport security lines — here are some free and bargain-priced vacations and daycations within easy driving distance of Connecticut. >>Make a sweet day trip to Fascia's Chocolates in Waterbury, where you can tour the chocolate-making...

  • TSA Pre-Check Will Shorten Your Time In Security Checkpoint Lines

    TSA Pre-Check Will Shorten Your Time In Security Checkpoint Lines

    Having just returned from vacation, I can confirm reports of backed-up lines and longer-than-usual waits at airport security checkpoints — and officials say it's not going to get better any time soon. In fact, it's going to get worse. A record number of passengers flew during the spring, and summer...

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