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The CONNsumer: Tips on Being a Costco Strategist

The CONNsumer: Tips on Being a Costco Strategist

Warehouse clubs like Costco, Sam's and BJ's are popping up all over the state. Is it worth it to become a member? Are there other ways to get great deals? Here's your guide to decide.

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BEACHCOMBING: Some of the Best Daycations in Connecticut

BEACHCOMBING: Some of the Best Daycations in Connecticut

One daycation destination: The “Little Poland” neighborhood of New Britain, which boasts a large Polish population. If you walk down Broad Street, you will see more than 70 Polish shops, including restaurants, bakeries and butchers.

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Will New Leadership at Connecticut DMV Make For a Smoother Ride?

Will New Leadership at Connecticut DMV Make For a Smoother Ride?

With its computer system upgrade a downer, forcing customers to continually play the waiting game, Connecticut’s DMV is seemingly in freefall. But with a new commissioner comes hope — again.

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Isabella Beecher Hooker: Mother, Medium, Suffragist

Isabella Beecher Hooker: Mother, Medium, Suffragist

She predicted the future, communed with the dead and believed women should have the same rights as men.

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Arts & Entertainment

Wilton TV Writer Launches “Feed the Beast” on AMC

Wilton TV Writer Launches “Feed the Beast” on AMC

The show stars David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess and debuts on June 5.

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BACKSTAGE: Connecticut's 'Tony' Awards, Steve Martin at Long Wharf, Al Pacino at Foxwoods

BACKSTAGE: Connecticut's 'Tony' Awards, Steve Martin at Long Wharf, Al Pacino at Foxwoods

Is this a new form of entertainment: a staged “conversation” with a star? I remember attending An Evening With Cary Grant in Stamford in the ’80s. I missed the recent night with Sophia Loren at Foxwoods. But there’s another biggie coming in June: An Evening with Al Pacino is set for the Grand Theater at Foxwoods.

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The New Haven Ballet Takes to the Shubert Theater Stage May 21

The New Haven Ballet Takes to the Shubert Theater Stage May 21

The New Haven Ballet will stage their spring performance at the Shubert Theater on May 21.

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Style & Design

Stepping Out: Shakespeare in Bloom, Big Red For the Arts, Wines of March and more

Stepping Out: Shakespeare in Bloom, Big Red For the Arts, Wines of March and more

Shakespeare on the Hartford Stage, the Stamford Umbrella Club's car raffle, the Greater Hartford Arts Council held its annual fundraiser, and more.

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From Ground to Plate: Gardening Promotes Fresh, Seasonal Food

From Ground to Plate: Gardening Promotes Fresh, Seasonal Food

In the rising tide of the "eat local" movement, what is more local than your own backyard? Gardening is a great way to get your hands on fresh, seasonal food.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
The Uber-Guide to Connecticut's Asian Markets

The Uber-Guide to Connecticut's Asian Markets

Almost 160,000 people of Asian descent call Connecticut home, and a considerable number of grocery stores in the state support the diverse cooking traditions of China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.

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Long a Bristol Tradition, Greer's Chicken Spreads Its Wings to Southington

Long a Bristol Tradition, Greer's Chicken Spreads Its Wings to Southington

Fried chicken connoisseurs rejoice! Poultry mavens Greer's now has a full-fledged, dine-in restaurant in Southington. It's "just like mama makes."

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Barcade Brings Vintage Arcade Games, Great Food, Beer to New Haven

Barcade Brings Vintage Arcade Games, Great Food, Beer to New Haven

Before I left the bar and restaurant I had developed a Pac-Man addiction, reveled in my newfound ability to maneuver a car at ridiculously high speeds around cartoonish racetracks and decided that kids today are far too distracted by their iPads and smartphones and need to remember what’s really important in life — video games.

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Openings: Gourmet Breakfast, An Arcade Beer Bar &  New Restaurant So Cool You’re Not Invited

Openings: Gourmet Breakfast, An Arcade Beer Bar & New Restaurant So Cool You’re Not Invited

A monthly look at some of what’s new and exciting on the Connecticut dining scene

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Health & Science

Solving Autism’s Puzzle

Solving Autism’s Puzzle

A new book by a UConn professor teaches parents exercises for their toddlers that can jumpstart improvement and, in rare cases, have led to a reversal of the diagnosis.

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Derby Company's Spring-loaded Facemask Reduces Facial Impacts for Catchers

Derby Company's Spring-loaded Facemask Reduces Facial Impacts for Catchers

In what could be a game-changer for several sports, the spring-loaded Force3 Defender might help bounce away concussions for baseball and softball catchers and umpires.

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EagleWatch Winter Wildlife boat tours

Event Date/Time

Feb 1, 2014 to Mar 14, 2014
11:00 am

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Friday and Saturday.

Description

EagleWatch Winter Wildlife boat tours

 

February and March are prime viewing for visiting eagles and other birds wintering along the lower Connecticut River Valley. Bring your binoculars and climb aboard Project Oceanology’s Enviro Lab III for a cruise on the river and discover the beauty of the River in winter.  The EagleWatch season also includes the Eagles of Essex exhibit at the museum and programs and activities.

February 1: EagleWatch Season kickoff

- Family activities in the galleries, free with museum admission

- Boat Cruises on the River (see below for more information)

- Live Birds of Prey program at Essex Town Hall at 3pm presented by A Place Called Hope. Free program, donations accepted.

Feb 8 amd March 1: Bird Photography programs by Stanley Kolber at 1:30. Free with museum admission. Seating is limited, please call to reserve a spot.

 

Boat Cruises will depart from the Connecticut River Museum on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Schedule and Fees

January 31 – March 16

Boat departures on Fridays at 1:00 PM; Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM

$40 per person. CRM members $35 per person.  Includes free admission to the Museum’s exhibits and galleries.

Advance reservations strongly suggested. All departures subject to weather conditions. Safety policies prohibit anyone under the age of six on board.

Please call 860.767.8269 x110 for more information or to make a reservation.

 

 

Cost 40$, 35$ for museum members
Location

Connecticut River Museum
67 Main Street
Essex, CT
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Additional Information
SponsorConnecticut River Museum
Phone860-767-8269
Websitehttp://www.ctrivermuseum.org/calendarevent/eaglewatch-season-winter-boat-cruises/

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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