| Mar 18, 2013
| 6:47 AM
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkanas is a state that many people may not give much thought about when planning their vacations. Often considered a "flyover state," it has much to offer a traveler in search of adventure, culture, or a natural refuge.
Home to 52...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 12:37 PM
The event that inspired it was a tragedy like nothing the state had seen before, but the mood at the first Sandy Hook Run for the Families Saturday morning was one of celebration, triumph and hope.
A record-breaking 15,000 runners took part in the...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:47 PM
August brings the anniversary of one of Sir Winston Churchill's most trenchant and memorable observations. It stays with me because of a long-ago summer in England.
In the summer of 1966 I served as a Winant volunteer, working in Bermondsey, London's...
| 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...
| May 30, 2013
| 12:08 PM
Memorial Day marked the unofficial state of summer and the prime growing season for the state of Connecticut. Farmers' markets are beginning to open around the state, which brings an injection of locally grown and produced products into the Connecticut...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 3:05 PM
The Mark Twain House in Hartford was many things after the famed author left in 1891; private home, school, warehouse, apartment house, branch library and fledgling museum. By the late 1950s, it was a casual affair, a mix of visitors and a few residents...
| Mar 20, 2011
| 6:48 AM
Fifty years ago, plans for Hartford's Constitution Plaza called for soaring office towers, a television broadcast studio, a hotel, storefronts for specialty shops and one more thing: apartments.
In the wake of a recession that hit in...
| Sep 17, 2011
| 6:13 PM
Gen. Nathaniel Lyon died at the right time.
Raised in eastern Connecticut, the 43-year-old West Point graduate was killed while commanding the Union forces at the Battle of Wilson's Creek near Springfield, Mo., on Aug. 10, 1861.
He became the first...
| Aug 9, 2012
Markets & Stands
>> Billings Forge: Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 563 Broad St., Hartford. Connecticut-grown vegetables, hydroponic greens, meats, cheese, eggs, jams, baked goods and a tasting table. Food stamps/EBT debit and credit accepted....
| Aug 14, 2012
| 11:30 AM
Painting of George Washington: $20 million. Two-headed calf: $2,000. Iconic industrial statue: $1.5 million. New Haven church records covering 138 years: $2,550. Documents of a disgraced governor: $500,000.
Those are just a sampling of the hundreds of...