| Jul 13, 2011
In 1999, Helena Morris was an articulate 9-year-old from Simsbury with firm opinions. In an interview with The Courant that year, she described "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," the first in the J.K. Rowling series, as "the best book in the world,...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 10:51 AM
found at: Confetti! (Plainville)
Best drink to order when sitting outside on a hot summer day?
We make a drink that is very refreshing. It's Spinato Prosecco, which is sparkling wine, and we add Chambord and garnish it with a sugared...
| Oct 29, 2011
| 7:27 PM
Some people dream of a white Christmas. Others think it's cool for Thanksgiving. But before Halloween?
An October nor'easter brought heavy, wet snow across the state Saturday, causing widespread traffic problems and knocking down tree limbs and power...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 1:58 PM
You're cold, tired and light deprived as you weather the aftermath of October Storm — powerless as you watch your food defrost and reach for yet another sweatshirt.
When it comes to eating you have two choices: another peanut butter and jelly...
| Nov 13, 2011
| 2:12 PM
But Dad, I don't have an app for raking! -- Jennifer Giannini, Simsbury
Can't you get your job back so I can have my job back? -- Lou Laccavole, Wethersfield
Don't you usually pile it higher and deeper? -- Steve Mogel, West Hartford...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 1:20 PM
In the past several years we've seen some pretty impressive ads. Big companies, desperate to get your attention, are performing all kinds of stunts and visual tricks to stick themselves in your head. In the deserts of Nevada, KFC used tiles to build its...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 1:40 PM
They include an award-winning engineering company, a now-defunct sporting goods operation, a state contractor, a restaurant chain and an auto sales dealer, and they collectively owe the state of Connecticut a tasty $7.42 million in delinquent taxes. If...
| Oct 9, 2011
BET ON WORKERS
We must focus our efforts on the hundreds of small companies based in our state and especially manufacturing firms.
I propose an incentive for hires in the high-tech and manufacturing sectors to build the work force for the future....
| May 25, 2011
| 12:05 PM
* * 1/2 Big Steve's Grill
81 Whiting St., Plainville, (860) 410-4304, bigstevesgrill.com
A fried Twinkie is a freakish thing. That's kind of a given. Start with a Twinkie and you're pretty much gonna end up with something that stretches the...
| May 26, 2011
| 7:54 AM
June 4-6th Annual E.J.K. Car Show
181 Randolph Rd., Middletown
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Rain date June 5
860-870-8590 or firstname.lastname@example.org
June 4 -Meriden Center Car Show
845 Paddock Ave., Meriden
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Hosted by Saturday Nite Cruizers.
| Jun 14, 2011
| 8:47 AM
Out of the Woods
Police in Newington found an alleged shoplifter who had escaped police custody on June 8, according to an article in the New Britain Herald. The article states that the male suspect, a New Britain resident, was found in the woods....
| Jun 7, 2011
| 9:03 AM
Far from home while deployed in the army in Afghanistan, Wesley McCracken was nevertheless able to prepare for his return home while still abroad.In need of transportation, he browsed the Internet looking for a car. He found a 2006 Pontiac GTO at Parsons...