| Feb 16, 2012
| 3:35 PM
If you want to explore an Atlantic cedar swamp, there are a few things to keep in mind.
First, you are going to get wet — especially during this year of no winter. Second, if you are afraid of things that go bump in the night or your imagination...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 3:26 PM
Traveling along Cheshire's Prospect Ridge is like being on a roller coaster.
The trail starts deep in a ravine and you can almost hear the clicketyclack of the coaster being jolted up before the first plunge as you struggle up a steep hill and into a...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 2:41 PM
Growing up, whenever the latest "Highlights For Children" magazine came I would tear through it looking for the "hidden pictures" puzzle and spend my walk back from the mailbox searching for things like a baseball bat, toothbrush and a slice of pie....
| Mar 8, 2012
| 2:59 PM
Two images come to mind when one mentions the words "peaceful valley."
The first image is of a place where the only sounds visitors hear are autumn's final leaf rattling at the end of a branch, a babbling brook tumbling over boulders through the...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 3:30 PM
I now know what the steel ball feels like when it is being whopped around the bumpers in a pinball machine.
On a recent visit to the wilds of Litchfield County, I was mesmerized by the sunlight flashing through the breaks in the white pine canopy. My...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 2:50 PM
Norwalk City Councilman David Watts objected to the city's purchase of a new $30,000 Ford Edge for use by Mayor Richard Moccia and he found the perfect way to raise his concern: diss track! "Look at the mayor in a brand new car, riding around like a movie...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 11:15 AM
Walk along the trails of Portland's Riverfront Park and you will quickly discover just about everything is brown. The paths are brown. The stones — from pebbles to boulders — are brown. The mud is brown. And by the end of the hike, your...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 3:36 PM
Exploring Westwoods in a morning or afternoon is a daunting task.
The 1,200-acre preserve to the west of historic Guilford center has 39 miles of trails. And that's not even the time-consuming part. Once you enter this magical natural world jammed...
| May 3, 2012
| 3:17 PM
Can you ever truly go home again? Can what was once old become new again while remaining the same?
I had been dreading going home again — returning to the Old Comstock Bridge — a piece of my past that has always been a gateway to my childhood...
| May 10, 2012
| 3:57 PM
It's almost that time of year to gather around the ol' campfire and tell the tale of the ghost bridges of Mansfield Hollow.
What? You've never heard about the ghost bridges of Mansfield Hollow? How, on nights of the full moon, you can hear them...
| May 15, 2012
| 8:50 AM
Hartford Stage 's current production of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" starring Daniel Davis not enough sturm und drang for you? Even knowing Olympia Dukakis is doing the show this summer at Shakespeare & Company in the Berkshires?
Then check out...