Celebrate Mom This Mother's Day

Top Stores To Shop For Mother's Day Gifts In ConnecticutIt's that special time of year again where you show all of the mothers in your life, especially your mother, just how much you love and appreciate them. A token of your appreciation often comes with a gift but, with each year it gets more and more difficult to find what mom would like, or better yet, where to shop to get it.
Top Mother's Day Spa Deals In ConnecticutWhether you want to treat your mother, wife, daughter or friend this Mother's Day, take advantage of spa deals being offered across the state.
Best Books To Give Mom For Mother's DayFrom memoir, to fiction, to poetry, to essays, these books are sure to please new and veteran mothers alike.
Dress Mom For Success This Mother's DayHelp your mom look fabulous for work this Mother's Day. Here are a few pieces to show your mom how to dress for success.
5 Mother's Day Themed Gift Basket IdeasShow your mom how much you care with a personalized gift basket this Mother's Day. Here are five sample baskets to spark your creativity.
5 Classes Moms Will Love To Take With KidsWhat better way to celebrate mom at Mother’s Day, or throughout the year, than to take a class and share time together doing what you both enjoy.
Great Gifts For Mom Under $30This Mother’s Day give mom a gift she deserves, one that is contemporary, useful, and just what she wants, plus you can have it for under $30. The day is, after all, ideally about spending the time together.
Choose Mother's Day Flowers That Will Live LongerLet your gift stand out by choosing flowers and plants that will last beyond the second Sunday in May.
5 Best Places To Get Mother's Day GiftsSome may say that Mother's Day is everyday but according to the calendar, it truly only comes around once a year. So you only get one shot to show that special mom in your life just how much she means to you. Here are some great ideas to help you start the planning.
6 Books To Give Mom For Mother's Day GiftsOur moms do so much for us. Each Mother’s Day, we want to find the perfect gift to show just how much we love and appreciate them. Whether your mom loves novels or memoirs or home cooking, our sister company Simon & Schuster is back with a book that she’ll love.
Mediterranean Salad With Seared Tuna Recipe Just In Time For Mother's DayWhether it’s a festive brunch or a special family dinner, this Mediterranean Salad with Seared Tuna from The Pollan Family Table cookbook is a perfect way to say, I love you. Pair it with a copy of The Pollan Family Table Cookbook for a memorable Mother’s Day gift.
Mother's Day Gifts For Techy MomsIf your mom loves techy things, chances are she already has that iPad. Here are five other techy gift ideas for your Mom this Mother's Day.

Happy Memorial Day

Holiday Getaway UnderwayThe Memorial Day weekend getaway means more of us on the roads.
Connecticut State Parks Ready For Big WeekendThe Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says Connecticut's 109 state parks are ready for the Memorial Day weekend.
Top Memorial Day Events For The Family In ConnecticutMemorial Day weekend is often regarded for meaning a three-day weekend and the harbinger of the summer season. But the holiday is an important reminder of the sacrifices of those who kept this country safe, and lost their lives doing so.
5 Ways To Give Back To Our Military Heroes On Memorial DaySpend some time giving back to our military heroes this Memorial Day. Here are five great ways to honor a vet today.
3 Must Have BBQ Recipes To Kick Off SummerSummer is here, and so is barbecue season. Try these three tasty recipes instead of your usual boring standbys.
Research & Honor Your Family's Military History This Memorial DayMemorial Day is a great time to research your family's military history or learn a little more about your own past. Here are some helpful ways to start researching your past today.
Top Memorial Day Getaways Near ConnecticutMemorial Day weekend has sentimental meaning for United States citizens, honoring those lives lost while serving to protect our country. The weekend has become the unofficial start to the summer season. If you are looking to travel and plan a getaway this Memorial Day weekend Connecticut and neighboring states have plenty to offer. From festivals, races, beaches, and an all inclusive weekend resort, below are top getaways for Memorial Day in the area.
5 Best Ways To Observe Memorial DayHonor Memorial Day and celebrate the national holiday with these five ideas.
Teaching Our Children The Importance Of Celebrating Memorial DayMemorial Day is not just the official start to summer. It's also an important holiday to pay your respects for those men and women who died in battle.
5 Best Grills To Get You Through Your Memorial Day BBQIt's barbecue season! Time to find the perfect backyard grill for you and your whole family. Here are five great options to get you started.
No Deaths On State Roads During Holiday Travel Period
Top Memorial Day Getaways Near ConnecticutMemorial Day weekend is a time to honor our fallen soldiers. It has also become a staple of our culture to kick start the summer. In less than a two-hour commute, you can be in Boston or Newport to visit tourist attractions and Memorial Day events.

Celebrate Dad This Father's Day

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.
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.
Tech Gifts Dad Has To Have For Father's DaySpoil your dad this Father's Day with some of this year's best tech gifts.
7 Books That Will Make Great Father's Day GiftsThis Father’s Day, whether your dad’s a fan of thrillers, sports, or history, these books are sure to show just how much he means to you!
Creative Backyard Bar Projects To Do With DadHelp Dad get the bar he's always dreamed of by not only gifting him the bar, but building it with him. It'll make for a great gift and place to stock some drinks and add to the backyard.
Ask An Expert: How To Find A Rental Vacation HomeWith many advantages over a hotel room, rental vacation homes are more popular than ever in America.
Top Spots In Connecticut For A Father's Day Drink With DadTaking him out for a beer or cocktail at one of these Connecticut bars and restaurants could be the most meaningful present he receives.
Top Restaurants For Father's Day Dinner Weekend In ConnecticutLooking to take dad out for a nice dinner this Father's Day? These are some of the best spots around Connecticut to take him out for a meal he deserves.
5 Books To Give Dad For Father's Day GiftsDads can be tough to shop for. But don’t let the pressure of finding the perfect Father’s Day gift fill you with dread. Whether he’s into baseball, history or humor, our sister company Simon & Schuster has a book that your dad will love.
5 Gifts For Dad That Will Make Him Feel Like A Kid AgainThis Father’s Day, skip the neckties and coffee mugs and give dad something he can really use: A reminder of his youth.
6 Father's Day Gifts To Help Dad Organize His Mancave Or GarageIt can be very difficult to find the perfect gift for dad on Father's Day, but with a little creativity and a bit of time you can find something very special that he will be able to use every day.
Cook Up Dad's Favorite Dishes For The Perfect Father's Day MealA food-filled Father's Day celebration is the perfect way to honor Dad this year.

Happy Fourth Of July!

July 4th 2016 Fireworks Displays In ConnecticutGet details on the 4th of July fireworks throughout the state, during the holiday weekend and beyond.
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 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.
7 Best July 4th Summer Wedding TrendsStart planning your July 4th summer wedding with these trendy ideas.
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.
July 4th Desserts Full Of Red, White & BlueStart crafting your July 4th dessert spread with these red, white, and blue recipes.
Best Places In America To Celebrate The 4th Of JulyThe Fourth of July holiday is a time when families get out and celebrate the birth of our nation. For this holiday, many communities across the country host festivals that feature live entertainment, food, vendors, activities and fireworks.
Top Fourth Of July Events In ConnecticutWhen the calendar marks July 1, get ready for an abundance of events headed your way with entertainment, food, family fun and of course - fireworks. It's no secret that the 4th of July is a day of celebration that can sometimes turn into a week or a full month's worth of fun and excitement, and Connecticut has plenty going on. Here are some of the Top Fourth of July events in Connecticut.
Celebrate The Fourth Of July Without FireworksIf the nearest July 4th fireworks display isn’t so near, there are other ways to have a safe and sparkly holiday. Read on for some of these creative ways to light up your 4th of July when a fireworks display isn’t an option.
Top Fireworks In ConnecticutWith the Fourth of July upon us, there are several places to go and watch a stunning display of fireworks. Some may not necessarily on the day, but definitely celebratory nonetheless, with higher than expected results. We take a look at Connecticut's finest, and most fun, places to go including festivals and fairs, a town celebration, an amusement park, and even a baseball game.
America's Most Patriotic Summer Vacation SpotsThe U.S.A. boasts all-American tourist spots from sea to shining sea.
July 4th Party Games For Adults And KidsGet a little creative this Fourth of July. Here are five fun party games to entertain all the guests at your upcoming holiday barbecue.

Time To Head Back To School

Ask A Connecticut Expert: School Lunches Kids Can Make ThemselvesStamford nutritionist Jessica Moon offers up some healthy and tasty suggestions.
5 Items To Include In Your Child's Sensory KitLearning about the world can be tough for some young children, particularly ones who have sensory issues or disorders. But the senses can be used to help ground them, and there are a variety of toys and items that can do just that.
How To Create A Back To School Time CapsuleCreate some back to school memories, then re-visit those memories for many years to come. A back to school time capsule is a great annual tradition. Here's how to make one and a few ideas on what to include in your family's capsule.
5 Ways To Prep For School Before The First DayStart the school year off on the right foot by helping your kids prep for school before the first day.
5 Traditions To Start Your Back To School RoutineWhat memories do you use to help document your child's progression through school? Here are five different traditions you can begin this year.
Top Adult Computer Classes In ConnecticutChildren are not the only ones who can stay up to date with apps, software and basic computer knowledge; adults can too. Here's a list of the top adult computer classes in Connecticut.
Ask A Connecticut Expert: How To Find The Perfect BabysitterExpert Tane Trimble, owner of Tane's Lil World Daycare, will provide you with some guidance and tips in making the right decision on the perfect babysitter.
Top Upcoming Exhibits For Kids In ConnecticutBefore the Summer comes to an end and kids head back to school, there's still time to capture and captivate their creativity and imagination with several exhibits located right here in Connecticut. Here's a list of some enticing and hands-on exhibits that the entire family can enjoy, but especially the kids.
5 Ways To Create The Perfect Study Space In Your HouseOne of the keys to academic success is an organized (and quiet!) at-home study space. Create a homework hotspot in your home, whether it’s located in a designated room or tucked into a smaller nook with these tips.
5 Healthy Breakfasts For Weekday MorningsPlan ahead for a quick and healthy morning meal from your own kitchen.
5 Tips On How To Beat SenioritisNearly every student entering his or her last year in school will face senioritis. Here are a few tips and tricks to help keep yourself motivated and on track.
Ask An Expert: Overcoming First Day Of School JittersOvercoming first day jitters -- whether for kindergarten or a new school -- all starts with the parents, according to two counselors who weigh in on the subject.

Labor Day Fun

CT State Police: Nearly 1,700 Caught Speeding Over Labor Day WeekendConnecticut State Police step up enforcement over Labor Day weekend every year, and Troopers released their final statistics for 2016 on Tuesday morning.
5 Foods To Cook Over Your Backyard CampfireGet the most out of your backyard campfire. Here are five delicious recipes to try this summer.
Forget Canning: Pickle Your Summer Fruits & VegetablesDon't waste that Summer produce; pickle your fruits and vegetables this year.
How To Can Your Freshly Picked Summer FruitsCanning is the best way to store those large bushels of summer fruit that you've grown all year long. Make some tasty jams and jellies, then have something delicious to enjoy all year, or to give as a very special homemade gift.
3 Creative Burger Recipes For Labor Day CookoutsLabor Day is the unofficial end of summer, so why not go out with a bang this Labor Day with a cookout to remember? Read on for three tasty and delicious burger recipes that put a new twist on that last summertime cookout of the season.
4 Fall Styles To Add To Your Closet NowAs fall approaches, it can be a little tough to make the transition from breezy summer styles to clothes geared for cooler weather.
Travel On A Budget This Labor Day WeekendHere are some helpful tips to keep costs down while enjoying a safe and enjoyable trip over the Labor Day weekend.
Labor Day Weekend Staycation: 5 Ways To Relax Like You're VacationingPlan ahead and prepare for some relaxing time at home this Labor Day weekend. Have your own staycation and get all the relaxation you need without ever leaving town.
5 Fall Fruits & Veggies To Plant As Summer Winds DownGet your fall garden ready by planting these five fruits and veggies in late Summer.
3 Recipes For Delicious End Of Summer MealsSummer is a delicious season of fresh produce, outdoor cooking and refreshing treats.
Top Things To Do Labor Day Weekend In ConnecticutTime for one last summer weekend before the fall, so take advantage of the top things to do Labor Day weekend in Connecticut.
Best Post Labor Day Deal EscapesGet the best deals the travel world has to offer this season, with these insider secrets from top travel pros.

Summer Fun

5 Foods To Cook Over Your Backyard CampfireGet the most out of your backyard campfire. Here are five delicious recipes to try this summer.
Forget Canning: Pickle Your Summer Fruits & VegetablesDon't waste that Summer produce; pickle your fruits and vegetables this year.
5 End Of Summer Trips To TakeMake some summertime memories before the school year begins. Here are a few last-minute trip ideas for the whole family.
Plan An End Of Summer Neighborhood Yard SaleClean out your house and garage, and plan a successful end of summer yard sale with these tips.
3 Ways To Enjoy Summer PeachesPeaches are ripening during August, so it's the perfect time to find a few fun ways to use them in your summer time dishes.
Top End Of Summer Family Activities In ConnecticutAll ages will have a blast at these great events taking place across the state.
Top Spots To Buy Gardening Supplies In ConnecticutFor many in Connecticut, the answer to the old nursery rhyme question “how does your garden grow” is “very well, thank you.” Connecticut is blessed with a soil so rich and a climate so ideal that it has been a famous farm and garden spot since colonial times. For those seeking to start or enhance their gardens, here are just five of the top spots to buy gardening supplies in Connecticut.
Top Hiking Trails In ConnecticutLace up your boots and get ready to explore the state's natural beauty
Hit The Road: Summer Road Trip Must HavesWhether you're hitting the road for a day trip or a where ever the wind takes you trip, these are some road trip must haves.
Top Spots For Pool Accessories In ConnecticutVisit these state businesses to keep your swimming pool clean, safe and comfortable.
Best Summer Food: Hot Dog vs HamburgersWhat is truly the best food of the summer? Is it hot dogs or hamburgers? Test your friends in this fun backyard barbecue party idea.
Top Community Gardens In ConnecticutGardening can be fun and peaceful for those who enjoy the outdoor cultivating experience, but sometimes the outdoor space surrounding your personal home limits growing a garden of beautiful crops. So here's a list of top community gardens in Connecticut.

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