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Leonardo Da Vinci's 'Machines In Motion' At CT Science Center

During the Renaissance, cultured men were expected to be learned across a broad range of disciplines. This gave rise to the phrase "Renaissance man." Leonardo da Vinci outdid them all. He became one of the greatest European artists of the era — rivaled only by Michelangelo — and an extraordinarily...

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  • Save Cold Cash With Mid-Winter Ski Vacation Deals

    Save Cold Cash With Mid-Winter Ski Vacation Deals

    Here's a travel tip for families looking for a bargain winter break getaway — take advantage of the post-holiday shoulder season. Holiday crowds have gone, spring visitors haven't yet arrived, and ski resorts throughout the Northeast are offering deals that will save you cold cash on a variety...

  • Magic, Science, Dinos Among Distractions During February School Vacation

    Magic, Science, Dinos Among Distractions During February School Vacation

    Dinosaurs rule this February vacation. See what else is happening around the state to keep your kids busy on their time off. >> The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven presents Dinosaur Days Saturday to Tuesday, Feb. 13 to 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Sunday hours are noon to 4 p.m.)....

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  • Hartford History, Literary Community Featured On C-SPAN's 'Cities Tour'

    Hartford History, Literary Community Featured On C-SPAN's 'Cities Tour'

    Looking to do a little armchair traveling this winter? You might want to tune in to C-SPAN. As part of its "Cities Tour" series, the public affairs cable network, known for its televised coverage of Congress, travels to midsize cities throughout the country to explore each area's history and literary...

  • New York's Queens A Rising Culinary Destination

    New York's Queens A Rising Culinary Destination

    NEW YORK — When eating in New York City, breaking out of the Manhattan mind-set is tough, at least for visitors. Because when you mostly are here on business — no matter how frequently — the glut of great eats in Manhattan makes it easy to ignore the wealth of awesome restaurants and bars in what...

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  • Salisbury JumpFest: Beer, Bonfires, Skiing And Dancing

    Salisbury JumpFest: Beer, Bonfires, Skiing And Dancing

    Show the cold who's boss at the 90th Annual Salisbury Winter JumpFest, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 12-14. The weekend festivities includes ice carving and a human dogsled race, plus the main event, which is the big 20- and 30-meter jumps. There will be beer, bonfires and plenty of food to...

      • Sleep With The Fishes On Valentine's Day At Mystic Aquarium

        Sleep With The Fishes On Valentine's Day At Mystic Aquarium

        Looking for a family-oriented Valentine's Day? You and your loved ones can spend the night sleeping next to the elusive octopus or the soaring rays, visiting animal exhibits and completing a scavenger hunt during Mystic Aquarium's Valentine's Day Family Overnight on Sunday and Monday, Feb. 14 and...

          • Life Of Hartford Artist Charles Porter Profiled At Library

            Life Of Hartford Artist Charles Porter Profiled At Library

            In honor of Black History Month, the Hartford Public Library offers a look at the life of Charles Ethan Porter — a local African American artist — by Craig Hotchkiss, retired high school history teacher and former education program manager at the Mark Twain House, and by Elisabeth Petry, attorney,...

              • Ski Sundown Hosts Free Winter Carnival

                Ski Sundown Hosts Free Winter Carnival

                Ski Sundown in New Hartford hosts its annual Winter Carnival on Sunday, Feb. 7, featuring activities from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Valentine the Clown will entertain and there will be face painting, balloon animals and complimentary popcorn and cotton candy. The carnival activities are free. Information:...

                  • Connecticut Kids Fair At Convention Center

                    Connecticut Kids Fair At Convention Center

                    Let the little ones burn off some pent-up winter energy with a kids fair that features rides, games, entertainment, gymnastic demos, face-painting, magicians, play areas and more at the Connecticut Kids Fair at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 10 a.m to 5...

                      • Thousands Expected Again For Enormous Amherst Railroad Hobby Show

                        Thousands Expected Again For Enormous Amherst Railroad Hobby Show

                        The Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield will resemble Grand Central Terminal Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 30 and 31, as more than 25,000 train enthusiasts pack in for the Amherst Railway Society's annual Railroad Hobby Show. The show, which has taken place for more than 40 years, is one...

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