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  • 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 Connecticut River can't be beat," says Nicole Chalfant, Museum Curator for State Parks.  This "royal" retirement home has become an iconic site, nestled on an amazing piece of property overlooking the water.
  • Mount Rushmore, Black Hills provide South Dakota's view for the ages

    Mount Rushmore, Black Hills provide South Dakota's view for the ages
    As fall begins, the light is as golden as the prairie. The sky is big and blue. This year, with lots of rain, the hills of ponderosa pines undulate in a deep, thick green carpet so solid that the hills really do look black. One can see why American...

    Events planned around the Lehigh Valley area

    LEHIGH COUNTY HOLY TRINITY MEMORIAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 604 Fourth St., Catasauqua, will host "Deadly Housewives," a mystery dinner theater performed by Philadelphia-based Without a Cue Productions, at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 27. Tickets: $30. Info: 610-264-7037,...

    Corona del Mar Today: Filming of 'SciGirls' gets underway at Crystal Cove State Park

    Corona del Mar Today: Filming of 'SciGirls' gets underway at Crystal Cove State Park
    Three girls, all Crystal Cove State Park Junior Guards participants, were recently hanging out at the park, conducting scientific research in the ocean and in university laboratories — all part of filming of a PBS television show that will air in...

    Southbury, Proudly Rural

    Southbury, Proudly Rural
    Throughout its history, Southbury has been a small town that seems to attract people with big ideas — some good, some not so good. In the 1900s it was political turmoil as usual in Europe that led to a cadre of Russian intellectuals displaced by...