| 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...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 7:26 AM
Wet weather forced the postponement of Hartford’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which now steps off this Saturday at 11 a.m. on Capitol Avenue near the State Capitol. Marchers will wind their way around Main, Asylum and Ford streets to end at...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 7:19 AM
Choosing a venue for the wedding reception is one of the very first things couples do after getting engaged. It seems that all of the other major decisions hinge on finding the perfect place - from what kind of food to serve, to what style of dress to...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 2:00 AM
Expecting the kids to have the there's-nothing-to-do, school-vacation blues? Children 17 and younger (accompanied by a paying adult) are admitted free at Mystic Seaport this Saturday through Monday. (Admission for those ages 6 to 17 is regularly $15.) The...
| 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...