| Jan 12, 2012
| 1:15 PM
The remnants of abandoned mills dot the banks of rivers and streams across the state. Many are just ghostly shells eroded by the New England elements and the waters that once powered them, leaving the 21st-century visitor to imagine their industrial past....
| Oct 9, 2012
| 12:56 PM
The filming of the London arena production of the revival of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar will be broadcast to select U.S. cinemas nationwide on Monday, Oct. 29 and again on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m.,...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Along Connecticut's highly developed shoreline, there are vast open places like Rocky Neck and Hammonasset state parks, but there are also the little-known treasures such as Farm River State Park and Grass Island.
Add Madison's Garvan Trail to that...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 3:06 PM
Ah, Meriden's West Peak: The runner-up. The second-place finisher. The "Oh-this-isn't-Castle-Craig-it-must-be-the-other-way" turnaround spot.
The Hanging Hills of Meriden – probably the best view in the state to which visitors can either hike or...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 4:21 PM
There are complex wills and there are simple wills. There are detailed final requests and simple final requests.
The request, "left to nature," is about as simple as they come.
That's what's happening at the 103-acre Allanach-Wolf Woodlands in...
| May 3, 2012
| 3:17 PM
Can you ever truly go home again? Can what was once old become new again while remaining the same?
I had been dreading going home again — returning to the Old Comstock Bridge — a piece of my past that has always been a gateway to my childhood...
| May 10, 2012
| 3:57 PM
It's almost that time of year to gather around the ol' campfire and tell the tale of the ghost bridges of Mansfield Hollow.
What? You've never heard about the ghost bridges of Mansfield Hollow? How, on nights of the full moon, you can hear them...
| 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...