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A man lays flowers at a memorial for those killed in the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 24, 2012 in Newtown, Conn. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Newtown Child To NORAD: Can Santa ‘Bring Extra Presents So I Can Deliver Them To Families That Lost Kids?’

“I’m from Newtown, Connecticut, where the shooting was,” she remembers the child asking. “Is it possible that Santa can bring extra presents so I can deliver them to the families that lost kids?”

12/25/2012

The board game Operation by toymaker Hasbro is displayed at a toy store on April 14, 2011 in New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Parents Struggling To Find Gender-Neutral Toys For Holidays

A 13-year-old girl’s campaign to get Hasbro to make an Easy-Bake Oven that isn’t purple or pink so it would appeal to her little brother is a fresh sign of movement in an old debate. Parents who hope to expose their children to different kinds of play — science sets for girls and dolls for boys, for example — can find themselves stymied by a toy industry that can seem stuck in the past when it comes to gender roles.

12/21/2012

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Super Mario Man Arrested In NYC Groping

Police say a man dressed as a Super Mario Brother has been arrested for groping a woman in New York City’s Times Square.

12/20/2012

Actor Jamie Foxx at a recent screening of "Django Unchained." (credit: Getty Images)

Jamie Foxx: Movie Violence Influences People

Hollywood has responded to the rampage at a Connecticut elementary school by pulling back on its offerings, and one star says the entertainment industry should take some responsibility for such violence.

12/16/2012

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Celebrate The Holiday Season

Welcome to your 2012 Holiday Guide! Don’t miss our gift-giving ideas, shopping advice, food & drink recipes, and movie & music recommendations. Share some holiday cheer with your friends!

12/11/2012

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Connecticut 2012 Holiday Concert Preview

Holiday music shouldn’t be reserved solely as background buzz or as a distant event on television, but should be celebrated locally as well. This holiday season, get in the spirit at one of these nearby holiday concerts.

11/29/2012

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The Best Fruitcake Recipe Ever

Food Network Chef Keegan Gerhard shares his mother’s fruitcake recipe and proves that fruitcake can still be a delicious and special holiday treat.

11/28/2012

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Top Holiday Travel Tips For People From Connecticut

These days, luxuries like vacations are often set aside and money is squirreled away for the “rainy days” the pundits are forecasting. However, the human psyche needs rejuvenating breaks for the sake of sanity and overall wellness. With some savvy planning, it is possible to take a holiday that feels like a five-star vacation without draining the pocketbook.

11/24/2012

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Top Spots To Create Your Own Holiday Gifts In Connecticut

Local shops around the state allow your creativity to burst in making that perfect gift. Check out these tips to creating your own masterpieces this holiday season.

11/23/2012

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Easy Steps To Prep Your Home For Holiday Guests

If you plan on hosting overnight guests, you are going to need to prep your home for their arrival.

11/14/2012

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