Arts & Culture

7 Best Beach Reads For Summer 2016Warm summer weather means it’s time to pack up your bag with a great new book, don your sunglasses, and hit the beach.
Top Outdoor Art In ConnecticutWhether it is a bright mural on the side of a parking garage, a collection of graffiti on a building, or a series of sculptures or other creations made of stone, steel or iron, some of the finest and most creative contemporary art is designed to be displayed outdoors. Connecticut is known for its commitment to the arts, and is fortunate to the be home for many of the nation's leading outdoor artists, as well as the gardens and streets where their art is on display.
How To Discover Your Passion In 5 Easy StepsFeeling stuck? Break through the boredom and discover your true passion with these tips from Angela Duckworth, author of ""Grit: The Power Of Passion And Perseverance."

Shopping & Style

7 Best July 4th Summer Wedding TrendsStart planning your July 4th summer wedding with these trendy ideas.
Top Spots To Buy Beach Hats In ConnecticutIt that time of year again, when the weather gets hot and you head straight for the beach. Though you enjoy the sand in between your toes and little sun in your face, you still may want a little extra protection for you skin and just to add a little style to your beach attire. To accomplish this, you will need the perfect beach hat.
Top Spots To Buy Water Accessories In ConnecticutThe right water accessories can help with a more enjoyable beach or pool experience. It can be the perfect fashion accessory such as a floppy beach hat or rash guards to help protect yourself from the elements of the water or sun. Water shoes and shoe accessories such as korkers can come in handy for fishermen along the shore. Planning your next day out by the water can be simpler if you shop for some of these beach or pool gear.

Food & Drink

Top Craft Beers In Connecticut For Your 4th of July Backyard BBQThe Fourth of July is that one day in the summer when almost everyone goes out for a picnic, hosts a barbecue, heads out to a tailgate party or just grills up a pile of hot dogs and hamburgers on the back deck. Nothing goes better with any of those experiences or the foods served at them than a nice, clean, cold beer. Here are five of the top craft beers that can help make the holiday special, and the breweries in Connecticut that make them.
July 4th Desserts Full Of Red, White & BlueStart crafting your July 4th dessert spread with these red, white, and blue recipes.
5 Father's Day Themed Gift Basket IdeasCraft the perfect Father's Day gift by putting together a themed gift basket with some of your dad's favorite things.

Nightlife & Music

Top 4th Of July Concerts In ConnecticutCatch live music this Independence Day as you celebrate America's freedom. Concerts have been scheduled across the state. Genres range from jazz and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra to local band performances.
Top Spots To Drink A Daiquiri In ConnecticutSavor the rum-based cocktail at one of these state bars and restaurants
Top Bars With Lawn Games In ConnecticutImagine being able to play your favorite outdoor lawn games year round. That dream has become a reality at select bars across the state. Indulge in some friendly competition in cornhole, ping pong and bocce. No matter the change in weather patterns and predictions here in New England, you and your friends will have fun with these fan favorites.

Family & Pets

Best July Fourth Party Decorations & SuppliesThere are lots of ways to decorate for the Fourth of July on a budget. Here are seven ideas to spark your inner decorator.
Top Summer Volunteer Opportunities For Families In ConnecticutTake some time from cookouts and pool parties to bond while giving something back to the community
5 Outdoor Lawn Games To Get Dad For Father's DayWondering what to get for Father's Day? Outdoor and lawn games are also a great way to find dad something he'll use, as well as a fun way to spend time together as a family.

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