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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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  • 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...

  • Ice Cream Social At Mark Twain House

    Ice Cream Social At Mark Twain House

    The Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., in Hartford dishes out creamy treats and toppings at 5 p.m. today on the museum's Nook Farm Nook patio. The UConn ice cream, with your favorite toppings, is provided by Bear's BBQ Smokehouse, music by Horizon Blue, the Whale from 102.9 will...

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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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  • A Day Of Sand Sculpting On Walnut Beach

    A Day Of Sand Sculpting On Walnut Beach

    Dig out those pails and shovels, pack a picnic and head to Walnut Beach in Milford for the 39th Annual Sand Sculpture Competition Saturday, July 30. Sculpt anything from huge lobsters to mermaids, or just go to watch the sandy fun in the sun. All skill levels and ages welcome. Registration from...

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