Litchfield Native Takes Home Second Place Prize on Syfy’s ‘Face Off’

04/23/14

Litchfield Native Takes Home Second Place Prize on Syfy’s ‘Face Off’

Litchfield's Tyler Green runner up in the finale of Syfy's "Face Off" broadcast on Tuesday.

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Gospel Music Gets Listeners Out of Their Seats at The Hotchkiss School

04/23/14

Gospel Music Gets Listeners Out of Their Seats at The Hotchkiss School

Student choirs from around Litchfield County will participate in Gospelfest at The Hotchkiss School this Sunday, April 27.

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Walk with the Animals at the Beardsley Zoo in Support of Make-A-Wish

04/22/14

Walk with the Animals at the Beardsley Zoo in Support of Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish Connecticut's annual fundraiser Walk for Wishes raises money to grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

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Destinations Beyond Connecticut

04/22/14

Destinations Beyond Connecticut

New York New York City Here’s a radical approach for visiting The Big Apple, The City That Never Sleeps, Gotham or simply—since it’s so imperatively the world’s premier urban landscape—The City: Don’t try to cover the waterfront, don’t try to squeeze a lot into a short amount of time and don’t try to take advantage of New York City’s public transportation by bouncing from uptown to downtown, across town and all around town. All or any of that is just going to leave you very fatigued and also thinking that NYC is more challenge than reward. So resist the natural urge when in a target-rich environment to maximize. New York is best enjoyed when its overwhelming volume of riches are carefully parsed and...

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Explore These Specialty Trails

04/22/14

Explore These Specialty Trails

Gardens • Hartford’s Elizabeth Park has the nation’s oldest municipally operated rose garden, which is abloom in June with flowers from more than 15,000 rose bushes. Here you can find 800 different rose varieties including a heritage garden of historic roses, as well as an official test garden, where you can see the roses of tomorrow before they’re introduced to gardeners everywhere. (860) 231-9443, elizabethpark.org • The Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden in Bethlehem is a 100-acre farmstead. The garden’s pastoral landscape was shaped under the stewardship of Eliza and Caroline Ferriday, mother-and-daughter gardeners who together created an evocative parterre garden featuring fragrant trees and shrubs, sweeping lawns and stately evergreens....

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Visit these Great Connecticut Destinations

04/22/14

Visit these Great Connecticut Destinations

Quassy Amusement Park Even after happily entertaining families for over a century, Quassy is still adding new attractions. This year, it’s Splash Away Bay Water Park, which includes the Saturation Station water play zone, the Tunnel Twister waterslides, the BulletBowl water raft ride, the FreeFALL Extreme Bodyslides and Fish Pond splash pad. Plus, there’s the award-winning Wooden Warrior roller coaster and other thrill rides as well as dozens of kid-friendly activities that make for a memorable day by the lake. (800) FOR-PARK, quassy.com Mystic Aquarium When you’re looking for aquatic entertainment, it’s hard to beat beluga whales, sea lions and African penguins—just a handful of the hundreds of amazing sea creatures who call Mystic Aquarium...

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Authors' Luncheon Unites Esteemed Writers on Issue of Domestic Violence

04/22/14

Authors' Luncheon Unites Esteemed Writers on Issue of Domestic Violence

The 10th Annual Authors' Luncheon benefiting the Susan B. Anthony Project will feature authors Evie Wyld, Dagmara Dominczyk and Hilma Wolitzer and be hosted by Diane Meier and Frank Delaney.

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Northeast Travel: Enjoy These CT Summer Events

04/22/14

Northeast Travel: Enjoy These CT Summer Events

Travelers Championship Every summer, the best golfers in the world come to Cromwell’s TPC River Highlands to compete in the Travelers Championship. Bubba Watson, Brandt Snedeker, Hunter Mahan, Patrick Reed and defending champion Ken Duke are just five of the 156 players scheduled to take part in this year’s tournament June 16-22. (860) 502-6800, travelerschampionship.com New Haven Open at Yale The ladies return to the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale as the WTA tour holds court August 15-23 for the New Haven Open at Yale. Last year’s highlights included Simona Halep giving Caroline Wozniacki her only defeat in six appearances at the open and also besting 2012 champion Petra Kvitova. (203) 776-7331, newhavenopen.com International Festival of Arts...

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Danbury's Glover Teixeira Hopes to Bring UFC Championship Belt to Connecticut This Saturday

04/22/14

Danbury's Glover Teixeira Hopes to Bring UFC Championship Belt to Connecticut This Saturday

On Saturday Glover Teixeira will face Jon Jones for the light heavyweight championship belt at UFC 172. The Danbury fighter likes his chances and hopes to bring the belt back to Connecticut.

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Chocolate World Expo Offers Delicious Education at Science Center

04/21/14

Chocolate World Expo Offers Delicious Education at Science Center

The Chocolate World Expo will fill the Connecticut Science Center with over 40 vendors offering everything from brownies to bath soap, April 27.

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