| Feb 19, 2013
| 9:48 AM
Because I don’t have a seat on our town’s Board of Education and I’ve never spent hours trying to decipher school budgets I feel kind of funny asking this, but …
Why is our school calendar such a mess?
This summer will be the...
| Aug 20, 2010
| 8:12 AM
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...
| Aug 26, 2010
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...
| May 12, 2011
| 9:52 AM
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...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 11:35 AM
SEATTLE It's been 34 years since her brother vanished when Mount St. Helens blew.
In certain parts by the mountain, the cascading, pulverized rock was at unbelievable temperatures more than five times the boiling point of water.
Then there was the...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 4:10 PM
The Italian American Celebration Honoring Christopher Columbus Committee (I.A.C.) presents Spring Carnival. This four day event will be held at Columbus Park on Franklin Avenue in the south end of Hartford.
The dates for the 2014 Spring Carnival are:...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 6:15 AM
Today is Pi Day. Math nerds and geometry aficionados will be celebrating the mathematical constant that describes the relationship between the circumference of a circle and its diameter.
For those who need a refresher: Take a circle that is 1 inch...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 5:18 PM
Once known mainly for helping newly-arrived immigrants from Italy, the Order of Sons of Italy in America now raises money for research into various diseases.
Members of the Grand Lodge of Illinois and Wisconsin also appreciate good Italian food and...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 10:54 AM
After a survey a few years ago showed interest in moving first semester final exams in Maine Township High School District 207 to before winter break, nothing was done, but now another survey is asking the same question.
District spokesman Dave Beery...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 2:03 PM
Chicago Public Schools is again changing its school calendar, with classes beginning after Labor Day next school year.
Last year, CPS moved to a single calendar for all schools and classes started Aug. 26. On Wednesday the school board approved a new...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 12:15 PM
NEWINGTON — Lindsay Reiff charges home plate and kicks the red ball with a pop, running as fast as she can to first base while her teammates cheer her on under the lights of Churchill Park: "Go, go go!"
With the base just a few steps away, the...