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  • READER SUBMITTED: Earth Funtastic!

    Celebrate our wonderful planet on the Windsor Town Green as part of Earth Action week, on Thursday, April 17, 2 to 5 p.m. At "Earth Funtastic" all ages will enjoy the chance to see a rainmaker, make a recycled craft, touch animal pelts and live snakes,...
  • 'Jonathan's Dream' Being Realized, Again

     'Jonathan's Dream' Being Realized, Again
    WEST HARTFORD — Two weeks before what would have been Jonathan Barzach's 20th birthday, his parents and volunteers are hard at work to bring Jonathan's Dream II, a new "boundless playground," to life. The original Jonathan's Dream -- a wooden,...
  • Connecticut Museums That Are Accessible To All Budgets

    Connecticut Museums That Are Accessible To All Budgets
    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....
  • Don't Insult Teachers — They Are 'Doing'

    "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...
  • Mystic Aquarium's Fall-O-Ween Fest Will Entertain the Whole Family

    Mystic Aquarium's Fall-O-Ween Fest Will Entertain the Whole Family
    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...
  • Our Picks: 5 Father's Day Events in Greater New Haven

    Our Picks: 5 Father's Day Events in Greater New Haven
    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:...
  • Our Picks: 5 Mother's Day Events in Southeastern CT

    Our Picks: 5 Mother's Day Events in Southeastern CT
    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...
  • Berlin's Dan Klotz: No Excuses, Just Victories

    Berlin's Dan Klotz: No Excuses, Just Victories
    DAN KLOTZ BERLIN CLASS: Senior 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...
  • Autumntimes: Halloween and Other Fun Fall Events Around Connecticut

    Autumntimes: Halloween and Other Fun Fall Events Around Connecticut
    Costume Shops 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....
  • Shedd's baby beluga has coming-out party Friday

    Shedd's baby beluga has coming-out party Friday
    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...
  • Activities For Families With Cancelled Halloween

    Activities For Families With Cancelled Halloween
    Well, we still have no power...and we found out last night that our Halloween parades - at school and in town - are cancelled because of the downed trees and power lines in our area....a result of Hurricane Sandy.  Town officials are trying to keep the...
  • Get Out and About on CT Open House Day, June 9

    Get Out and About on CT Open House Day, June 9
    This Saturday marks the annual Connecticut Open House Day, where lots and lots of local museums, cultural attractions, open spaces and more open their doors for us Nutmeggers to enjoy. Here are some of the many things going on on June 9. For a full list...