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CT's Splash Pads: Where Water Meets Playground

It's not even noon yet, and the splash pad at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven is packed with screaming kids keeping cool in 90-degree heat. Splash pads, also known spray parks, are sought-out locations for families trying to beat the heat in the summertime. The watery playgrounds are typically...

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  • There Will Be Dancing: Wadsworth Hosts Free Fiestas Patrias Celebration

    There Will Be Dancing: Wadsworth Hosts Free Fiestas Patrias Celebration

    The Wadsworth Atheneum's marks Peruvian Independence Day with a Fiestas Patrias celebration Thursday, July 28, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Festive live music including guitarists Carlos Revolledo and Oscar Silva, traditional Peruvian dancers, complimentary Peruvian snacks, and a cash bar, will available...

  • Lyman's Sunflower Maze Opens With Buddy The Dinosaur

    Lyman's Sunflower Maze Opens With Buddy The Dinosaur

    Lyman Orchards' quintessential summer — its popular sunflower maze — opens Saturday, July 30. To celebrate the orchard's 275th anniversary, it is honoring the man responsible for building the Airline Railroad in the 1860s: David Lyman II. There are 350,000 red and yellow sunflowers in this year's...

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  • The Different Vibes Of Different Spots On Cape Cod

    The Different Vibes Of Different Spots On Cape Cod

    Cape Cod, Mass. — Maybe it's the 550 miles of unspoiled coastline, or the art galleries, museums and summer theater. Perhaps it's the picture-perfect lighthouses or the hundreds of restaurants serving fresh seafood and homemade ice cream. Or it could be, as Patti Page sang back in 1957, the sand...

  • Wydah Pirate Museum Opens On Cape Cod

    Wydah Pirate Museum Opens On Cape Cod

    West Yarmouth, Mass. — Barry Clifford stood behind a desk amid a few freshwater fish tanks. In each was an orange-colored mass, which drew the curious stares of small children and some adults. In front of him was another one of these masses. To his right was an X-ray screen, and to his left were...

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  • Blacklight Run Brings Neon Craze To Rentschler

    Blacklight Run Brings Neon Craze To Rentschler

    East Hartford's Rentschler Field will be decked out in neon lights, glowsticks and glow powder as the Blacklight 5K Run comes to town on Saturday, Aug. 6. The 5K is focused less on skill level and more on the UV neon-glowing experience. Race participants, who should be clad in white T-shirts, will...

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