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  • What's Happening For The Holidays

    What's Happening For The Holidays

    It's easy to forget that the time between the roasting of the turkey and the toasting of champagne isn't meant to be stuffed with anxiety. So while it may not always seem to be "the best time of the year," we're hoping you'll start hitting the eggnog early and that you can find something on this...

  • From Their Restaurants To Your Holiday Table: Cook Like A Connecticut Chef

    From Their Restaurants To Your Holiday Table: Cook Like A Connecticut Chef

    When your guests are raving about these holiday hits, thank the local experts. We asked four Connecticut chefs and mixologists to share a cocktail, appetizer, side dish and dessert recipe ready for any December gathering, intended to complement your starring main course. All recipes have been provided...

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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...

  • Branford's Red Hill Woods: From Selectman's Stones To Indian Ledges

    This Week's Hike: Red Hill Woods

    A pile of rocks along the trails of Branford's Red Hill Woods tells a story of long-ago border patrols along the Guilford line. The rocks have various years etched into them, some dating back to the late 1800s, denoting the times when the borders were checked and rechecked in the days before Google...

  • 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...

  • A Mighty 'Midsummer Night's Dream' In Edgerton Park

    A Mighty 'Midsummer Night's Dream' In Edgerton Park

    For nearly four decades, Tina Packer has been known for her triumphant summer Shakespeare productions. The vast majority of them have been at Shakespeare & Co. in Lenox, Mass., the theater she founded in 1978 as served as artistic director until 2009. Now New Haven gets the Tina Packer treatment,...

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