| Oct 8, 2014
| 9:28 AM
Budget problems have erased gifted programs in many schools. And, in the last decade, there has been a real push in the classroom to help the children struggling with academics reach a new level of success. But, in the process, are the high-performing...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Daytrippers visits Mystic's scenic landscape and climbs aboard the Schooner Argia. This modern replica of a 19th century sailing schooner is docked near the quaint downtown and provides tourists a chance to see the coast from onboard a ship. Argia is a...
| 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...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 8:01 PM
After divers in the frigid water set blocks, supports and shims, the 236-ton Mayflower II was slowly raised out of the water at Mystic Seaport on a cold, rainy December day.
The ship, a replica of the vessel that carried the pilgrims to America in 1620,...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 1:12 PM
>> The Connecticut Science Center, 250 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, offers Winter Vacation Exploration Camps on Dec. 29 and 30 and Jan. 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hands-on day camps are filled with science. On Dec. 29 the theme is Grossed Out; Dec. 30 it is...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 11:11 AM
For decades, visitors to Mystic Seaport have enjoyed a 19th-century seafaring village with cobblestone walks, colonial-style buildings, and moored period whaling ships that can be toured.
The first major construction project at the Seaport in 50 years...
| Nov 22, 2014
Christmas in Connecticut might conjure images straight out of a Currier and Ives lithograph for many, but for those of us who live here we know the holiday means a diversity of tradition well beyond (while still including) horse-drawn sleigh rides and...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 1:13 PM
The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is upon us. Friends and relatives are visiting and all are looking for things to do in the spirit of the holidays.
Randy Fiveash, Director of Connecticut’s Office of Tourism, has lots of advice for...
| Oct 25, 2014
When a venerable tree dies in Connecticut, whether it makes a sound or not, chances are good that the Esselstyn brothers hear about it. The call might come from a homeowner, whose children used to swing from its boughs, or from a school whose leafy...
| Oct 12, 2014
Looking for an old-fashioned Thanksgiving experience? Pull up a chair to a re-creation of an early American holiday dinner or open hearth cooking demonstration. You'll get a savory journey into the past — along with a heaping helping of history....
| Sep 30, 2014
| 2:24 PM
WEST HARTFORD — After 40 years working in libraries across the state, Pat Holloway says she's looking forward to relaxing with a good book.
"I don't get much chance to do it. I've got books and books and books that I'd love to sit down and have the...