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  • 'The Arkansas Traveler' is what you should want to be

    'The Arkansas Traveler' is what you should want to be
    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...
  • Triumph Over Tragedy: First Sandy Hook Run Draws Thousands

    Triumph Over Tragedy: First Sandy Hook Run Draws Thousands
    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...
  • The Meaning Behind Churchill's Stirring Words

    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...
  • Our List of Halloween Events in Greater Hartford

    Our List of Halloween Events in Greater Hartford
    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...
  • Our List of Halloween and Autumn Events in Fairfield County

    Our List of Halloween and Autumn Events in Fairfield County
    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...
  • 2013 Guide To Farmers' Markets Across The State

    2013 Guide To Farmers' Markets Across The State
    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...
  • Robert Frick Left Historic Mark On Twain House

    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...
  • $20 Million Infusion May Revive Hartford's Constitution Plaza

    $20 Million Infusion May Revive Hartford's Constitution Plaza
    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. Yes, apartments. In the wake of a recession that hit in...
  • Local Hero: Eastford Man First Union General To Die In Civil War

    Local Hero: Eastford Man First Union General To Die In Civil War
    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...
  • Farmers Markets And Stands In Connecticut

    Farmers Markets And Stands In Connecticut
    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....
  • The State of Connecticut Has an Array of Valuable and Strange Artifacts

    The State of Connecticut Has an Array of Valuable and Strange Artifacts
    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...