| Mar 12, 2014
| 7:46 AM
After spending 13 summers exploring in the Black Sea, Bob Ballard said he knows the country of Ukraine well and knows how important it is to the Russian psyche.
"It's not some faraway place to Russia. It is part of Russia in so many Russian minds,"...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 12:33 PM
HARTFORD — For the second year in a row, the Hartford Public Library is a finalist for the top federal award given to museums and libraries in the United States for community work.
Federal officials this week announced 30 finalists for the 2014...
| 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...
| 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....
| 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...
| 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:...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Characters & Costumes, 260 River St., Guilford, (203) 453-6036, readamusements.com. Costumes for adults and kids, for sale or rent.
Fashionista Vintage & Variety, 93 Whitney Ave., New Haven, (203) 777-4434, fashionista-vintage-variety.com....
| Oct 23, 2012
| 1:46 PM
On Friday the Shedd Aquarium will debut the latest addition to its whale family: an eight-week-old female Beluga Whale.
Her mother, Mauyak, gave birth on Aug. 27 to the calf, then 4 feet, 6 inches long and weighing 130 pounds. The calf has grown about...