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Columbus Day

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  • Wonderful 'Wee Faerie Village' Opens With A Steampunk'd Twist

    Wonderful 'Wee Faerie Village' Opens With A Steampunk'd Twist
    Living on the shoreline, we have been lucky enough to take part in many wonderful events at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, a beautiful place that sparks kids' imaginations with wonderful exhibits, featuring artistic Christmas trees and...
  • Exploring Gillette Castle

    Exploring Gillette Castle
       With gas prices sky high, we can't forget the gorgeous destinations available to us, right here in Connecticut.  Gilette Castle in East Haddam begins it's season this coming weekend and the grounds have never looked so beautiful.  "The view of the...
  • Daytrippers: The Hartford Belle

    Daytrippers: The Hartford Belle
    The banks of the Connecticut River have a little known liquid asset. Looking for serenity now? The Hartford Belle is a 47-foot cruiser offering both exploration and relaxation. "This is a character boat built in 1992 to match the1920's era type...
  • Daytrippers: Mystic Seaport

    Daytrippers: Mystic Seaport
    Strolling the sidewalks of Mystic Seaport is always an educational treat, but, if you haven't seen the historic seaside village from the water, then you've missed the boat! "Our main goal at Mystic Seaport is to get everyone to take a boat ride," says...
  • Get back to basics with spaghetti and meatballs for Columbus Day

    Get back to basics with spaghetti and meatballs for Columbus Day
    I feel a special fondness for spaghetti. Growing up not far from the Italian border in the Austrian town of Sankt Veit, I was certainly familiar from an early age with the cooking of our neighbors to the south. As a young chef at restaurants in Provence,...
  • The Center in Palos Park packs fall calendar with events

    The Center in Palos Park packs fall calendar with events
    October at The Center in Palos Park brings not just a pumpkin patch with barn tours and hayrides but a bevy of other activities, too. Ladies Halloween Tea, ghost tales, a pumpkin pie class and autumnal-themed art classes are among the events welcoming...
  • Eerie entertainment on tap for October

    Eerie entertainment on tap for October
    October's here, which means so is our collective fascination with all things creepy. Luckily, there's some fresh outdoor entertainment that takes advantage of the fall weather and adds a fun dose of scariness. 'Resurrected' The Theatre-Hikes show...
  • West suburban event calendar, Oct. 9-15

    West suburban event calendar, Oct. 9-15
    Here's a look at upcoming events in and around the south suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit triblocal.com/events. Thursday, Oct. 9 Cirque Italia: Cirque...
  • Student horror films invade Emmaus Theatre for 10th year

    Student horror films invade Emmaus Theatre for 10th year
    Over the years, students have developed clever and creepy ideas for films: getting trapped in a coffin, an initiation prank gone wrong, souls stored in jars, and being possessed by a dog. The movies have been shown at the Emmaus Arts Commission...
  • Broadway Box Office: Street Dips, But 'Only a Play' and 'On the Town' Hit Highs

    Broadway box office experienced a predictable decline last week after the boost it got the prior frame from the Columbus Day weekend -- but the larger dips at the Main Stem's tourist faves came juxtaposed against a handful of notable gains, including a...
  • Fort Hill Farms ushers in fall with Farmtober

    Fort Hill Farms in Thompson ushered in fall with a Farmtober event during the Columbus Day weekend. Visitors enjoyed folk music, family-friendly storytelling, gemstone mining and discovering twists and turns in the corn maze and "mini-moo" labyrinth.