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  • New Plans For 'Jonathan's Dream' Playground

    New Plans For 'Jonathan's Dream' Playground
    The Mandell Jewish Community Center in West Hartford is planning to modernize it's well-known Jonathan's Dream Playground and is asking for "brainstorming help" from the community during a public forum scheduled for Thursday, May 23rd at 6:00pm. See...
  • Exploring Gillette Castle

    Exploring Gillette Castle
       With gas prices sky high, we can't forget the gorgeous destinations available to us, right here in Connecticut.  Gilette Castle in East Haddam begins it's season this coming weekend and the grounds have never looked so beautiful.  "The view of the...
  • Free entrance to Everglades National Park Saturday and Sunday

    Free entrance to Everglades National Park Saturday and Sunday
    Get outdoors and explore Everglades National Park for free Saturday and Sunday to celebrate opening day weekend. The park service is offering free entrances at more than 100 U.S. national parks to commemorate the holiday. There are lots of fun...
  • Sewage back-up damages homes in Garden City

    Sewage back-up damages homes in Garden City
    A sewage pump malfunction in Garden City causes sewage to back-up into two neighborhoods. The City of Garden City says a large sewage pump malfunctioned at the city's wastewater treatment plant Sunday afternoon. The city says sewage backed-up into two...
  • Budget talks in Highland Park and Deerfield

    Budget talks in Highland Park and Deerfield
    An unexpected delay in the $13.6 million Deerfield Road project might mean another capital project gets bumped up on Deerfield's priority list. In neighboring Highland Park, City Manager David Knapp floated an idea of attracting a privately-owned luxury...
  • Halloween livens things up for makeup artists

    Halloween livens things up for makeup artists
    By day, they apply lipstick, rouge and powder to create that vibrant, flawless look. But by night they use their skills to paint a picture of death, punctuated with scars, bloody gashes and deformities. For makeup artists, Halloween is a super job...
  • Shutdown closes Catoctin Mountain Park

    Shutdown closes Catoctin Mountain Park
    Maryland's Catoctin Mountain Park is closed to the public and 30 park employees have been furloughed as part of the federal government shutdown that began on Tuesday, National Park officials said. The park closed at noon with just a few roads...
  • 1-day Magic Kingdom tickets now $95

    1-day Magic Kingdom tickets now $95
    Starting Sunday, Disney's Magic Kingdom guests will have to fork over a few extra dollars for single-day park admission. The tickets will now cost $95 for adults and children 10 years old and up. For children ages 3 to 9, tickets will cost $89. This...
  • Disney World offers military discount for theme park tickets

    Disney World offers military discount for theme park tickets
    Disney World is offering discounted theme-park tickets to active and retired members of the U.S. military. Beginning Aug. 12, a Disney four-day military promotion ticket with park-hopper will sell for $169. A four-day military ticket with the "water...
  • New video and photo sharing app SnapShots is great iPhone and iPad feature for use at Disney theme parks

    New video and photo sharing app SnapShots is great iPhone and iPad feature for use at Disney theme parks
    An Orlando mobile app maker has created a unique photo- and video-sharing app that not only promises to streamline multimedia sharing but also could be beneficial for groups visiting Orlando’s theme parks. The iOS app SnapShots allows multiple...
  • This week at theme parks: SeaWorld's Antarctica opens, Magic Kingdom goes 24 hours

    This week at theme parks: SeaWorld's Antarctica opens, Magic Kingdom goes 24 hours
    Big events are on the horizon at Orlando-area theme parks and attractions. +The grand opening of SeaWorld Orlando's Antarctica -- Empire of the Penguin is set for Friday morning. The area, considered the largest expansion in the theme park's history,...