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  • Lime Yellow is the New Red

    Fire trucks are supposed to be red. Even firefighters think so. In 2004, a fire chief from California said, “Fire engines have always been red from the time we’ve been little kids.” Saying “fire engine red” seems...
  • Onyx Spirits Releases Its First Whiskey Dec. 6

    Onyx Spirits Releases Its First Whiskey Dec. 6
    The distillers that brought you the state's first legal moonshine will introduce Connecticut's first barrel-aged whiskey, just in time for the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition. Onyx Spirits of East Hartford debuts its limited-edition...
  • Coventry Regional Farmers' Market Hosts Connecticut Cheese Festival Oct. 13

    Coventry Regional Farmers' Market Hosts Connecticut Cheese Festival Oct. 13
    This weekend’s Coventry Regional Farmers' Market is dedicated to the caseophiles. The Connecticut Cheese Festival on Oct. 13 runs concurrently with the market at the Nathan Hale Homestead, presenting a full schedule of classes, demonstrations, and...
  • Exploring Meshomasic State Forest's Dark Hollow Brook Will Bring Out Your Inner Child

    Exploring Meshomasic State Forest's Dark Hollow Brook Will Bring Out Your Inner Child
    Every time I hike, I come down with a bad case of little-boy-itis. You know, that "virus" you pick up as a child that causes you to go as close to the edge of a cliff as possible or splash your way across a stream or run through the spray of a waterfall....
  • Along Enfield's Hidden Scantic River Linear Trail

    Along Enfield's Hidden Scantic River Linear Trail
    Whenever I am out in the natural world, I listen for the roar. Not the call of lions, tigers and bears, but the sound of waterfalls dropping over rock chasms or rapids tumbling along a river. And there is plenty of roaring as you navigate the trails...
  • Onyx Spirits Hosts Moonshine Ball and 111 Infusion Challenge Sept. 27

    Onyx Spirits Hosts Moonshine Ball and 111 Infusion Challenge Sept. 27
    Onyx Moonshine of East Hartford hosts a Moonshine Ball Great Gatsby-themed gala at Middletown's Wadsworth Mansion Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. The event features a cocktail competition with several local restaurants, who will create their own special moonshine...
  • Pratt Union Faces Tougher Fight

    Ten years ago exactly, Philip Root was fixing jet engines in East Hartford, with 25 years on the job, when word came down that his unit was shutting down. "Our work was moving to Arkansas," Root said Tuesday, recalling that anxious time. "They were...
  • Heavy Lobbying Keeps Red Light Cameras On Track

    Heavy Lobbying Keeps Red Light Cameras On Track
    Up to now, the Connecticut General Assembly has never approved any of the bills offered in recent years that would enable cities and towns to install cameras at red lights and collect fines by mailing tickets to violators. But this year's bill —...
  • Visit "One Of The Most Scenic, Hilly And Tranquil" Trails Along The Hockanum River

    Having hiked along most of the paths on the Hockanum River in East Hartford and Manchester, I am constantly amazed by the ability of the trail blazers to navigate visitors through a thin ribbon of the natural world along the waterway. The Hockanum...
  • Valley Railroad Cries Out For Rails-To-Trails Project

    It is kind of sad that there is no trail that really showcases New England's longest waterway — the Connecticut River — as it twists through our state. Sure, there are places like Hartford's Riverside Park or East Hartford's Great River Park,...
  • 2013 Lexus GS 350

    2013 Lexus GS 350
    ┬áBy Jim MacPherson By nearly any measure, Lexus has been phenomenally successful. The brand is synonymous with luxury, comfort and dependability. It’s not, however, thought of being overly sporty, or ranking high on the fun-to-drive scale. The now-...