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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.
  • Wolverine girls' cross-country team blazing a new trail

    Losing a headline-grabbing superstar to graduation forces a team to regroup and re-tool, but Griswold girls' cross-country coach Mike Flynn said his runners are up to the challenge. "Their attitude is amazing. They've been happy and positive. The...

    Connecticut's Trees Singularly Spectacular In Fall

    Connecticut's Trees Singularly Spectacular In Fall
    Here is some good advice from a man who knows his trees, Christopher R. Martin, the official state forester and director of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's division of forestry. When out for a look at the fall foliage,...

    Exploring Sarasota

    Exploring Sarasota
    If the graceful aerialists, mighty strongmen and goofy clown humor of the circus puts stars in your eyes, you’ll enjoy Sarasota. John Ringling of Ringling Brothers circus fame not only made a home there but left his imprint on the county known today...

    Readers' top travel picks

    Readers' top travel picks
    Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, Aruba With a free-form pool for the kids and a casino for the adults, Hector Rivas and his family say the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino is the perfect getaway. “We’ve been there four...