| Dec 19, 2013
Whether your family celebrates the holidays around a menorah, a tree, or nothing at all, the one thing most parents have in common this time of year is what to do with the kids over school vacation. We've rounded up a few activities to keep the wee ones...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 3:14 PM
GLASTONBURY — The Cotton Hollow mills, the J.B. Williams soap factory and Harriman Motor Works, the state's first commercial airplane manufacturer, are all historic sites that have all been set in pewter as holiday tree ornaments by Cub Scout Pack...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 6:51 AM
The jolliest of elves doesn't stay that way by hanging around the mall all December listening to wish lists and petrified little ones. No, Santa's a versatile guy who's willing to eat an extra breakfast or two, give up his reindeer reigns for a train or...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:53 PM
"Those that can, do. Those that can't, teach."
This is an odious and offensive insult to teachers everywhere. It should be banished, sent to the same place the "n" word has gone. Never will I write it again.
It's an insult to the memory of the...
| Oct 20, 2013
For a tiny state, Connecticut is big on culture. We're home to hundreds of museums featuring fabulous art and artifacts. But in many cases, admissions aren't cheap — which can make them inaccessible to individuals and families on tight budgets....
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:00 AM
It's time to celebrate the spooky and not-so-spooky, and you can do that with the entire family up at Mystic Aquarium this month. Starting Oct. 19, the aquarium begins its annual Fall-O-Ween Fest. Running for two weekends, Fall-O-Ween Fest will keep the...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 11:56 AM
SPECIALTIES: 200 freestyle; 100 butterfly
COACHES: Eileen and Dan Thurston
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Class M and open champion in 200-yard freestyle and 100 butterfly. Set a Class M record (1:40.86) in 200 free, won the...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 4:55 AM
1. THEIR OWN CALVARY
Devotees in the Philippines reenact the crucifixion of Christ to mark Good Friday, a celebration that mixes Catholic devotion and Filipino folk beliefs.
2. WHAT'S REALLY BEHIND NORTH KOREA'S SABER-RATTLING
Kim orders his...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Father's Day Trolley Special: June 16, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dad rides free with paid family member. The Shoreline Trolley Museum, 17 River St., East Haven, (203) 467-6927, shorelinetrolley.org. Adults $10; seniors $8; kids $6.
Father's Day Cruise:...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 9:16 AM
| May 7, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Connecticut College Arboretum Mother's Day Plant Sale: May 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London, (860) 439-5060, arboretum.conncoll.edu.
Free Outing for Moms: May 11-12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Moms free with paid kids' $21.95...
| Apr 12, 2012
PIX11's Hilary Whittier explores a new exhibit at Mystic Aquarium. Bringing the legendary vessel's timeless history to life, "Titanic 12,450 Feet Below" captivates minds with a glowing iceberg that is cold to the touch, a bi-level adventure area...