| 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...
| May 23, 2012
It wasn't a promising start for the hands-on portion of the state finals of the Ford AAA Auto Skills Contest on May 10.
Traditionally held outdoors, rain threatened the finals but only resulted in a 30-minute delay to the 90-minute contest. The...
| May 24, 2012
| 4:01 PM
It started off as a usual walk through the woods of central Connecticut. As I navigated the trails of Middletown's Highlawn Forest, I passed under huge oaks trees, walked along the banks of vernal pools scaring frogs into the water and tripped over chunks...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 5:54 PM
A river flows through the deep hemlock hollows in Wolcott. At times it's placid, the waters slowly flowing through the shadows of the dark forest, with the sun and clouds breaking through the canopy reflecting across the smooth surface.
But at other...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 2:26 PM
When U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward negotiated a treaty with the Russians to purchase Alaska in 1867, it was called "Seward's Folly" because many believed the "last frontier" was a wasteland.
Mendell's Folly in Bethany is no wasteland. The...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 3:05 PM
This is one of the stranger sights you will ever see traveling through the state's inland landscape.
One moment you're walking along a path among towering oaks, past dried-up vernal pools and across a forest floor filled with ferns. And then you pass...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 4:01 PM
HADDAM — It happens each time I hike on a cloudy day.
I walk through the dark, shadowy forest until I reach the path to an overlook. As I approach the opening in the forest, the clouds part and I hear an angelic chorus as I step out and take in the...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 3:38 PM
HartBeat Ensemble and Real Art Ways are will present on Monday, Sept. 17 at "OCCUPY #S17," a performance to mark the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street movement.
This free, one-night-onkly event will be held at RAW at 56 Arbor St. in Hartford...
| May 31, 2012
| 6:54 PM
When you walk through an ancient tunnel that takes a stream beneath abandoned railroad tracks, there are basically two scenarios.
The first is that you walk through slowly, admiring the turn-of-the-century craftmanship of railroad builders as you view...
| Jun 15, 2012
The White Cliffs of Dover tower high over the English Channel, a wall of chalk that's a natural defense between Britain and the rest of Europe. Sailors would stare in awe as they approached the wall of white and…oh, hang on.
| Jun 21, 2012
| 4:48 PM
A light breeze swished through the 6-foot-tall grass as a bumblebee delicately worked the pollen from the purple head of a clover. A dragonfly balanced briefly on top of a bent stalk of grass before buzzing off. A wild turkey, spooked from its hiding...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 3:45 PM
A pair of osprey circled a nesting platform that held what resembled a pile of sticks as I walked along a trail of mud and crushed oyster shells. Off in the distance, traffic droned past along busy I-91.
A path snaked its way through a meadow and along...