If you’re working on your fall honey-do list, check out the Habitat For Humanity ReStore at 500 Cottage Grove Road in Bloomfield. The store sells new and gently used appliances, lighting and plumbing fixtures, kitchen and bath cabinets, counters, doors, windows, furniture, tools and more at discounted prices — and proceeds support Habitat programs.Read more
There will be plenty of free family fun at The 4-H Education Center at AuerFarm’s Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17. The Bloomfield event features free hayrides, along with farm crafts, games, entertainment and the Farmer’s Attic tag sale. Information: 860-242-7144, ext. 10, or www.auerfarm.org.Read more
Columbus Day weekend means turning leaves, cooler days and special sales.
>>Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets holds its annual Columbus Day weekend sale Friday, Oct. 9, through Monday, Oct. 12. Many of the center's stores slash prices on fall merchandise. Stores are open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Monday, and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.Read more
It's one of travel's best-kept secrets.
Convents, abbeys and monasteries throughout the country and around the world are offering budget-priced accommodations to tourists looking to swap stays in busy hotels for more serene surroundings.
You could call them "divine accommodations."Read more
There’s plenty of free fall fun at Stew Leonard's in Newington. Halloween Happenings, taking place throughout October, include a hay maze open daily from 8 a.m. until dark and family-friendly Halloween-themed movies in the store's outdoor Hay Bale Theater each Friday evening at 7 p.m. (First-come, first-served movie seating begins at 6:30 p.m.) Information: stewleonards.com.Read more