| 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.
| Aug 19, 2014
| 6:57 AM
This is the last weekend to catch Illuminate the Night, Lake Compounce's laser light show that features a 50-foot water wall that veils across the lake decorated with lasers and projections along to music.
The family-friendly show at the Bristol...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:39 AM
Rob Caprilozzi saw "Jaws" when he was a little kid and it scared him so much he refused to go swimming for a long time.
"You could put me in a pool and I'd be positive there'd be a shark in there," Caprilozzi says.
He saw "Alien" a few years later....
| Mar 7, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Pink's Hot Dogs, seller of frankfurters of distinction in Southern California, is now looking to make a name for itself on this side of the continent.
Lake Compounce in Bristol announced Friday that the big dog on the West Coast is opening a location at...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 8:42 AM
I had been summoned to the Indian Council Caves.
Actually any adventure with the word "Indian" draws me into the woods in search of it. But the trip to the Indian Council Caves of Barkhamsted was different. It felt more like a journey into the past...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 12:15 PM
NEWINGTON — Lindsay Reiff charges home plate and kicks the red ball with a pop, running as fast as she can to first base while her teammates cheer her on under the lights of Churchill Park: "Go, go go!"
With the base just a few steps away, the...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:00 PM
The history of the oldest house in Hartford's West End is all about the extreme makeover.
First, the Elisha Wadsworth House, built in 1828, was an inn facing Albany Avenue. Then, in the early 1900s, it was turned to face Prospect Avenue and converted to...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 12:40 PM
When Chester architect William Cowan looks out over the abandoned cabins and empty Olympic-sized swimming pool at the former Sunrise Resort, he sees buildings out of code, tangled overhead electrical wires and architecture that went out of style in the...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:35 AM
Trail of Terror, 60 N. Plains Hwy, Wallingford. $10-$20. Not recommended for children under age 10. Hours: Opens at approximately 7 p.m. on Oct. 11, 12, 13; 18, 19, 20; 25, 26, 27 & Nov. 1 and 2. Information: trailofterror.com.
Graveyard Shift Ghost...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:15 AM
32nd Annual Outdoor Arts Festival, Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. (203) 869-0376. A juried event featuring more than 85 artists from across the country. Paintings, photos, drawings, prints, sculptures and mixed media. Rain or...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours: Thu.-Sat. through Oct. 26, 6, 7, 8 & 9 p.m. The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. (860) 247-0998. marktwainhouse.org. Hear creepy tales and learn about Mark Twain's own interest in the supernatural....