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The Hartford CourantMaybe it's because I read "Treasure Island" too many times as a kid. Or maybe it was the islands of grass -- known as "witches heads" -- we would hop across as kids to get to the other side of the swamp. Whatever the reason, I love islands. Whether I...
The Hartford CourantThe University of Connecticut was placed in an ideal spot for its original 19th-century purpose, an agricultural school. But as it evolved into a multi-faceted research university, the location became something of a challenge. There wasn't much decent...
The Hartford CourantSigh. That's pretty much my reaction each time I pass portions of the abandoned Air Line Railroad as it twists and turns from the rusting iron swing bridge across the Connecticut River through Portland and into the Cobalt section of East Hampton....
The owners of 85 Main in Putnam and Vanilla Bean Café in Pomfret have opened Dog Lane Café at 1 Dog Lane, Storrs. It's described as a "European/American cafe" with seasonal, local and fresh ingredients. The menu features breakfast items, sandwiches,...
As we walked through the deep grass of a former dairy farm, the sound of bulldozers echoed across the fields and woods in the heart of the 700-acre Baffin Sanctuary. "It's bizarre to hear heavy machinery out here," said Sarah Heminway, director of the...
Frankly My Dear - Orlando SentinelThat fast-footed freak of nature Michael Flatley has a few more taps, stomps, poses and costume changes left in the tank. But now in his 50s, it's high time he committed the dance phenomenon that he launched to film, preserving the work of his army of...
Celebrations Gallery & Shoppes, 330 Pomfret St. in Pomfret, presents “Flower Power: A Retro Art Exhibition,” of artworks made of recycled materials, from Friday, May 17, when it will open with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m., and closing on...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Arts
People have been waiting a long time to find out where Leon McQuay III will be going to college and the wait will finally end tonight at the Under Armour All-American Game at St. Petersburg's Tropicana Field. McQuay, the 6-foot-2, 184-pound standout...
Celebrations Gallery and Shoppes, at 330 Pomfret St. (Route 169) in Pomfret Center, presents “Small Works: Artful Treasures,” an exhibition and sale, from Saturday, Nov. 10, opening with a reception from 4 to 7 p.m., and ending on Sunday, Jan....
Tags: Arts and Culture, Arts
The Sentinel, Carlisle, Pa.Sharing a law office with a ghost probably is better than having the proverbial skeleton in the closet. The building at 37 E. Pomfret St. has seen its share of Carlisle history. Attorney Greg Abeln recently was successful in having it recognized under...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Architecture, Culture, Sociology, Fiction
Reuters* Underground banking network remits billions of yuan daily * Money laundering risks exacerbated by unofficial networks * Macau junkets act as pseudo banks for China capital outflows * Chinese authorities soft on enforcement, say intermediaries By...
The Sentinel, Carlisle, Pa.Carol Reed can see the creative potential in every square foot of the new and improved Carlisle Arts Learning Center. At the old location on North Hanover Street, classes competed with each other and the gallery for limited space, and students and...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Artists, Arts
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