| 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...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 7:01 AM
BOSTON - I'm always amazed by how many people who consider themselves travelers have never visited Boston. True, having lived there for most of my formative years, I'm a bit prejudiced, but I've been to almost every city worth visiting and I can...
| 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...
| May 13, 2013
| 11:08 AM
A frequent stop and embarkation port on New England/Canada and Bermuda voyages as well as starting point of some seasonal Caribbean cruises and an occasional stop on trans-Atlantic voyages, Boston has seen a dramatic increase in cruise business in...
| 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...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 5:05 AM
There's almost an embarrassment of riches facing New Year's Eve revelers in the Hartford area this year: ice skating, carousel rides, street performers (pictured) and horse-drawn carriage rides at Bushnell Park; puppets, poetry and improvisational...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 6:51 AM
Alice Young was the first to die at the end of a hangman's rope for something no longer considered a crime. Mary Barnes was the last; her life also ended with a noose around her neck.
In between, nine other people were executed in Connecticut for...
| 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...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 2:07 PM
One of the must-see attractions in eastern Connecticut is Diana's Pool in Chaplin, along the beautiful Natchaug River. This fishing, kayaking and hiking spot is also popular as a destination because of its sheer beauty. An almost rite of...
| 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...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 9:55 AM
Author Event: Poet Samuel Amadon reading from The Hartford Book
with Timothy Donnelly, award-winning author of The Cloud Corporation, Wed., July 18, at Real Art Ways, Arbor St., Hartford, realartways.org
Hartford is a peculiar subject. Live or work...