| May 19, 2014
| 5:20 PM
If dolphins depart the National Aquarium, officials are contemplating what to do with the 1.2 million-gallon pool where the marine mammals have been on display for more than two decades.
Among the possibilities: creating an underwater forest with...
| May 12, 2014
| 8:03 AM
Birds of The Outback land for a return visit to Mystic Aquarium May 17, a hands-on exhibit of more than 500 free-flying birds. The special guest star this year is the Kookaburra.
This Australian laughing bird gets its name from the manic laughter-like...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:53 PM
"Those that can, do. Those that can't, teach."
This is an odious and offensive insult to teachers everywhere. It should be banished, sent to the same place the "n" word has gone. Never will I write it again.
It's an insult to the memory of the...
| Oct 20, 2013
For a tiny state, Connecticut is big on culture. We're home to hundreds of museums featuring fabulous art and artifacts. But in many cases, admissions aren't cheap — which can make them inaccessible to individuals and families on tight budgets....
| Nov 28, 2012
| 2:45 PM
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's $150 million in immediate cuts to deal with a looming deficit has an effect on many arts, cultural, heritage and tourism organizations.
The governor cut a total of $1,038,742 from the Department of Economic and Communuity...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:00 AM
It's time to celebrate the spooky and not-so-spooky, and you can do that with the entire family up at Mystic Aquarium this month. Starting Oct. 19, the aquarium begins its annual Fall-O-Ween Fest. Running for two weekends, Fall-O-Ween Fest will keep the...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Father's Day Trolley Special: June 16, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dad rides free with paid family member. The Shoreline Trolley Museum, 17 River St., East Haven, (203) 467-6927, shorelinetrolley.org. Adults $10; seniors $8; kids $6.
Father's Day Cruise:...
| May 7, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Connecticut College Arboretum Mother's Day Plant Sale: May 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London, (860) 439-5060, arboretum.conncoll.edu.
Free Outing for Moms: May 11-12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Moms free with paid kids' $21.95...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 11:56 AM
SPECIALTIES: 200 freestyle; 100 butterfly
COACHES: Eileen and Dan Thurston
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Class M and open champion in 200-yard freestyle and 100 butterfly. Set a Class M record (1:40.86) in 200 free, won the...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 1:46 PM
On Friday the Shedd Aquarium will debut the latest addition to its whale family: an eight-week-old female Beluga Whale.
Her mother, Mauyak, gave birth on Aug. 27 to the calf, then 4 feet, 6 inches long and weighing 130 pounds. The calf has grown about...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 6:48 PM
Leaders in Connecticut's arts community were stunned Wednesday over Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's plan to cut more than $11 million in payments to local arts programs as of July 1.
The proposed cuts have raised concern as more than 20 different programs have a...