| Dec 5, 2013
Thanksgiving arrived late this year, so folks are scrambling to "spruce up" for the holidays.
"You've really got to get after it! The clock is ticking!" laughs John Dzen, owner of Dzen's Tree Farm in South Windsor, a local staple for the last 40 years....
| Nov 27, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Tony Orlando's Great American Christmas show is Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m., at the Palace Theatre, 100 E. Main St., Waterbury. Tickets are $75 and $45. Information: 203-346-2000, http://www.palacetheaterct.org
The New Haven Symphony Orchestra performs Benjamin...
| Nov 21, 2013
At this time of year, folks often turn to Plimoth Plantation's website for educational materials related to the upcoming autumnal feast.
"We know that schools around the world are using us as a resource," says Deputy Director Richard Pickering, noting...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Thanksgiving is upon us once again. We had the entire year to prepare after getting inspired during last year’s feast, and yet somehow time always seems to get away. If the thought of scrambling to assemble a last-minute Thanksgiving dinner seems...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 12:50 PM
When you see Christmas candy appearing at the supermarkets before Halloween has even happened, there's no surprise that Christmas-themed theater shows are already being performed weeks before Thanksgiving.
A Christmas Story — The Musical tours...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:09 AM
I don't know about you, Moms, but we are swimming in candy after a super-fun Halloween!
Do we eat it? Do we toss it? Do we donate it?
Here are some great ideas from Betsy Brown Braun, a blogger for Huffington Post Parents.
1. Let the kids eat as...
| Oct 18, 2013
There is a new Halloween attraction in Bethany that is not for the faint of heart: The Amity Road Horror!
"Just think of the name," laughs founder Eric Soltis, referencing "The Amityville Horror" films. "Right when I found the property, that name...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 7:09 AM
Two years ago, I wrote this piece about supporting kids with food allergies on Halloween, a time when food and candy are thrown at them from every direction during classroom parties and trick or treating. It is filled with good suggestions from Dr....
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:33 AM
I am re-publishing this post from last year for three reasons:
1.) It makes me laugh.
2.) If you're anything like me, you're beginning to think about your yearly holiday card.
3.) And, I really think it includes some helpful tips for parents....
| Aug 29, 2013
| 6:18 PM
Savor the last unofficial weekend of summer with these Labor Day specials at area restaurants.
At Dish Bar & Grill, 900 Main Street, Hartford, get two-for-one entrees Aug. 29 through Sept. 1 (of equal or lesser value.) Dish sweetens the deal with half-...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, especially with these dining and beverage specials. Here's a sampling of what local restaurants are offering for the holiday.
A St. Patrick's Day prix-fixe at Max Fish, 110 Glastonbury Boulevard, Glastonbury,...