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Live, Interactive Frogs Exhibit At Mystic Aquarium

More than 30 species of frogs populate 1,000 square feet of Mystic Aquarium in an exhibit that explores everything from the mystery of nocturnal species to the chilling behavior of predator frogs. Frogs!, through interactive panels and live specimens, teaches about the beginning stages of these...

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  • Party In Plainville: 3-Day Hot Air Balloon Festival Returns

    Party In Plainville: 3-Day Hot Air Balloon Festival Returns

    Nearly two dozen brightly colored hot air balloons will fill the sky surrounding Plainville's Norton Park at the crack of dawn and at dusk on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 26 to 28, as part of the town's annual Hot Air Balloon Festival. Entertainment at the park, 197 South Washington St., includes...

  • Creature From Black Lagoon Resurfacing For CT HorrorFest

    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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  • 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...

  • 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,...

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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...

        • Two-Day Pride Festival In New London

          Two-Day Pride Festival In New London

          A puppy parade and a Ms. Fabulous contest are two of the highlights of the New London Pride Festival Friday and Saturday, Aug. 26 and 27. The opening ceremony at Hygienic Art Park is from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, with New London Mayor Michael Passero, the Navy color guard and national anthem performed...

        • Open Air Market Day At The Wadsworth Mansion

          Open Air Market Day At The Wadsworth Mansion

          Experience a European en plein air market vibe at the annual Open Air Market Day at The Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill Estate in Middletown on Sunday, Aug. 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors will sell Connecticut-grown produce, along with breads, cheeses, jams and crafts. Entertainment includes...

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