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We asked local celebrities to tell us what vacations they're taking — or wish they were taking — this summer.
Here’s a look at some places to explore right on or just across the Connecticut border.
Travel has never been more complicated than right now, but here are some of the places we're most looking forward to visiting, if not this summer, then sometime soon.
Four health experts tell us if they are planning to travel this summer, and offer advice for those who do.
In late July 1970, tens of thousands of young people descended on the Powder Ridge ski area in Middlefield for a star-studded Woodstock-style event. Here’s how a concert for the ages turned into the greatest show that never was.
This & That
About a year and a half ago, Dean Pagani decided to chuck it all.
At first no one believed the mom from Lyme.
Catching up on recent news, people and trends around Connecticut.
When the Pleasant Valley Drive-In of Barkhamsted opened for the season on the second Friday in May, owner Donna McGrane was worried because it was pouring rain. “But we were packed!” she says. On the following night, “There was a crazy blinding blizzard. We sold out!”
Where & When
With sweeping cancellations of summer concerts and festivals due to COVID-19, audiences are hungry for the arts. Like many organizations, Washington Depot-based dance company Pilobolus has offered online programs in the last few months, but nothing is the same as an in-person arts experience.
Our top picks for events happening around the state this month.
Home & Living
Odds are, you were not among the small percentage of those who absentmindedly or purposefully clicked through to one of the 29,000-plus malicious websites invoking coronavirus that were created in March and April alone.
We reduce, we reuse, we recycle and still landfills and trash incinerators in Connecticut and across the U.S. are bombarded with more than 167 million TONS of garbage each year. What’s an environmentally responsible Nutmegger to do? Investing in the creation of what Dawn Pettinelli of the UC…
Jen King had seen the house countless times, and after renovating two previous homes, she and her husband Rob couldn’t pass up this third opportunity.
It's possible to limit sun exposure and safely get enough Vitamin D.
Eat & Drink
The secret is in your hand. Even if the recipe is the same, it’s the hand of the one who makes it that matters in the end. These words play a pivotal role in Jim Casey’s cooking career. “I heard this from a chef once and it’s stayed with me for a long time,” says Casey, chef-owner of Bridges…
Our wine expert takes a close look at three great wines available for sale here in Connecticut.
Restaurant owners are putting up a brave front. Scroll through Instagram and Facebook and you’ll see makeshift patios, picnic tables in parking lots, masked smiles and announcements of altered menus and hours. Behind the poker faces are fears and uncertainty, for their businesses, their empl…
The outdoor dining experience at Millwright's Restaurant and Tavern was born of necessity, but one of the restaurant’s owners and its lead chef, Tyler Anderson, doesn’t want it to feel that way. “We want to create this oasis at Millwright’s that’s sort of this place you can get away from it …
While pursuing his doctorate in evolutionary biology at Yale in the early 2000s, Geffrey Stopper worked as assistant brewer at the beloved New Haven brewpub, BAR. “I seriously considered starting my own brewery,” he recalls, but his Ph.D. got in the way. “My science career just really took off.”