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On The Slopes 365: Powder Ridge Installs Synthetic Carpet

"Make sure you knock the snow off the bottom of your ski boots, Mad!" Ordinarily when Jim Soucy calls out this reminder to his teenage daughter Madeline, they are gliding through the snow on their skis in the middle of winter. But this is no ordinary ski trip — this was a brilliantly warm Saturday...

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  • RetroWorld Expo: Vintage Video Games Return To Hartford

    RetroWorld Expo: Vintage Video Games Return To Hartford

    Kris Krohn was 5 years old when the original Nintendo came out in 1985. "I remember it like it was yesterday. I played everything," says Krohn, who is now 36. Video games became his life. In May 1990, a semifinal round of the Nintendo World Championships was held in the Hartford Civic Center. Krohn...

  • Stage Checklist: C.S. Lewis, 'Doubt' And 'Star Of The Sea'

    Stage Checklist: C.S. Lewis, 'Doubt' And 'Star Of The Sea'

    C.S. Lewis' series of stories about the enchanted land of Narnia began with "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe." Four kids climb into some furniture and emerge in a magical realm where they meet Father Christmas, Tumnus the faun, Jadis the White Witch, a unicorn, a talking wolf, married beavers,...

  • Fall Fun That Has Nothing To Do With Halloween

    Fall Fun That Has Nothing To Do With Halloween

    Garlic and Harvest Festival: Oct. 7 and 8. Bethlehem Fairgrounds, entrance at 304 Route 61 (Main Street North). 200 plus vendors with a "garlic theme." Cooking demos, live music, garlic themed food court and specialty food vendors with free samples. Rides and games for kids. Saturday and Sunday,...

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      • The Enduring Legacy Of Lizzy Borden: The Curious Continue To Flock To Fall River

        The Enduring Legacy Of Lizzy Borden: The Curious Continue To Flock To Fall River

        Most everyone has heard some version of the old nursery rhyme that has Lizzie Borden giving her mother "40 whacks" with an ax, and her father, one more than that. Much like the real-life case itself, it's withstood the test of time. Whether it's because the murders of Andrew and Abby Borden were...

      • Disney's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party A Grand, Spooky Affair

        Disney's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party A Grand, Spooky Affair

        It's quarter past 9 and a voice cuts through the darkness, issuing an ominous warning. With a glowing pumpkin to light the way, he's lurking to find his perfect prey. He's the bringer of Halloween fear. Beware, the Headless Horseman is here! A hush falls over the throngs of expectant people lining...

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