| Oct 8, 2013
| 9:12 AM
BRISTOL -- Diane Keaton stood just outside the Twister ride at Lake Compounce on Monday afternoon, crew members shielding her from the sun and near 90-degree heat with an umbrella and battery-operated fan as she waited to film her first scene.
| Jun 24, 2011
| 7:41 AM
In an increasingly wireless world, what’s so bad about staying wired? The Berkshire East Ski Area in Charlemont, Mass is betting that being wired will make them an all season attraction. The ski mountain has just launched three different zip line...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 7:36 AM
The hills are alive at the Woodbury Ski Area where you don’t need snow to find fast company. True, there are about 76 degrees of separation between January and July but the sensation is the same, downhill tubing in the warm weather is on the...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 10:23 AM
After the tragic death of Erin Babieanu , who died during a fatal car accident in Jamaica when her taxi hit an oncoming truck which instantly killed the driver and seriously injured the others in the vehicle.
Erin Marie Babieanu died due...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 8:09 AM
The aging process can be frightening for some and can also be stressful. However, citizens of Connecticut are living their lives worry-free by taking Pilates classes at the South WindsorCommunity Center.
Exercise and fitness sessions were...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 7:29 AM
The latest changes kick in today for FastPass+ at Disney World, so it's a good time to review the procedures of the billion-dollar reservation system. Remember, the whole program is still under "test and adjust" phase, so there could be more alterations...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 6:19 AM
It's silver-anniversary time for Disney's Hollywood Studios. The theme park was born as Disney-MGM Studios on May 1, 1989, back when George Bush (the first one) was president, Americans learned to pronounce Exxon Valdez, and Eastern Air Lines was still...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 9:10 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Monday called on Americans to stand up against religious bigotry as he offered his support to the families of those killed in shootings at two Jewish community centers in the Kansas City area.
“Nobody should have...
| May 21, 2014
| 12:10 PM
Brand mascots should be cuddly, or at the very least they shouldn't give you nightmares. McDonald's learned that the hard way this week after critics on social media referred to Happy -- the restaurant chain's new Happy Meal mascot -- as McScary.
| May 20, 2014
| 6:16 AM
Oh social commentary, you never let me down. When McDonald's revealed its new mascot for the Happy Meal, a character named Happy, Twitter responded with humor not seen since the days of Gallagher and Sheen.
"Cannot be unseen." Thank you @msavener...
| Mar 27, 2014
A while ago, I compiled a group of theme-park quotations and made a quiz out of them. I'm a sucker for accidental catch phrases, some of which were not designed to be humorous.
It was fun to write, and enough people told me they enjoyed it that I made a...