| Dec 4, 2014
| 5:15 AM
I used to dread it.
My mom would make us go see the Christmas lights at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven on the way home from my Grandparents house on Christmas Eve. We (my sister and I since my other sister and brother were too young to care) would...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 10:15 AM
Who's open and serving on Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day? These Connecticut restaurants welcome you to the holiday table, or, alternately, will do the cooking for you to serve at home.
Is your restaurant serving during the holidays? Email us with...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 7:36 AM
Christine Taylor, Digital Platform Manager for Fox CT and The Hartford Courant, is providing the following suggestions for holiday-related apps that your kids will love! *FaceTime Call or Video Chat with Santa For the kids who get a little freaked out...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 7:39 AM
By Jim MacPherson
Thanksgiving has a special meaning in our family. Forget "Over the river and through the woods…" My wife was born on Thanksgiving Day, which means the holiday takes on added significance for us. As a result, we generally...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 7:25 AM
For me, the week after Thanksgiving can only mean one thing: It's time to get the Christmas tree.
None of this plastic/fake stuff either. One of the biggest perks of the holiday season is the smell of a live Christmas tree in the living room.
| Dec 15, 2011
You don't have to travel to the North Pole to visit Santa's Village this holiday season, you can have the same experience right in Torrington.
Carl Bozenski's Christmas Village has been lighting up Connecticut for 64 years. The employees of Torrington's...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 11:17 AM
Two people. Two families. So, figuring out where to spend the holidays can get quite complicated for couples. The key is to get started early on your planning, know that you will have to compromise, and try to think of strategies that won’t leave...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 2:45 PM
HARTFORD — Veterans Day is back on the city school calendar after residents and the board of education called for its reinstatement as a district holiday.
The board adopted the change for the 2015-16 year during a special meeting at Rawson...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 2:02 PM
When chef Bryan Voltaggio was setting up photos for his latest cookbook, "Home," his young son, Thacher, climbed on a chair and began braising potatoes — in Coca Cola.
Voltaggio, the force behind nine restaurants in Maryland, Virginia and...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 7:48 PM
I read with interest and a bit of annoyance the letter concerning making Sept. 11 a federal holiday. It was apparent the writer's real agenda concerned the news that New York schools will be closed on some Muslim holidays.
She points out that her school...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 2:21 PM
St. Patrick's Day Weekend is an actual thing and it's upon us.
If you wonder why, consider this quote from a 2009 CNNMoney.com article about an Irish-themed tavern in Detroit's Corktown: "Business is so brisk on the day of Detroit's St. Patrick's Day...