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  • Thomas the Tank Engine Pulls Into Essex For Three Weekends

    Thomas the Tank Engine Pulls Into Essex For Three Weekends

    Thomas the Tank Engine and his friend Percy stop at the Essex Steam Train and Riverboat for three weekends — April 22-23, April 29-30, and May 6-7 — to let their little fans get on board for the "Day Out With Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017." Thomas rides depart every 45 minutes from 9 a.m. through...

    • 'Annie' Makes Two Connecticut Stops

      'Annie' Makes Two Connecticut Stops

      The sun will come out the day after April 23, apparently, when the latest national tour of "Annie" has a single performance at the Garde Arts Center in New London, and the same tomorrow-loving show — about a red-headed orphan, her dog and her multimillionaire friend Daddy Warbucks — will be elsewhere...

      • Daffodil Day: A Family Fest At Wadsworth Mansion

        Daffodil Day: A Family Fest At Wadsworth Mansion

        Meriden isn't the only town that celebrates spring's favorite yellow flower. Middletown's Wadsworth Mansion hosts its annual Daffodil Day Sunday, April 23, from 1 to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Indoor and outdoor activities include docent tours from 1 to 3 p.m.; a Mr. Bungles comedy show at 1:15 p.m.;...

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        • Catskills Spreads Fun Across Four New York Counties

          Catskills Spreads Fun Across Four New York Counties

          If you're heading to New York's Catskills this summer, get out your leg warmers and expect to have the time of your life. August marks the 30th anniversary of "Dirty Dancing," the 1987 movie set in a fictional Catskills lodge and starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. The area is celebrating...

        • Nostalgia Draws Visitors To Closed Catskill Game Farm

          Nostalgia Draws Visitors To Closed Catskill Game Farm

          Oh yes, our family remembers the Catskill Game Farm well. Thanks to the miracle of cherished, vintage, 16-mm movie reels, we revisit those day trips to a must-go family vacation destination in Catskill, N.Y., reliving the sights of gentle but determined deer nosing their way into the baby carriage...

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        • Local H At Outer Space Ballroom

          Local H At Outer Space Ballroom

          Local H was kind of like Marcy Playground, the Nixons or Seven Mary Three —a one-hit wonder of the grunge era. But the kinds of hits that bands were cranking during the '90s were sometimes pretty unusual. Local H was doing the heavy-duo thing before the White Stripes ever came on the scene. (Not...

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