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Tavern Brings New Life to Lacking Monroe Bar Scene

The latest addition to restaurateur Scott Beck’s stable of trendy wine and dine hot spots is not located in Connecticut’s cultural epicenter. Head to Northern Fairfield County, and located off of Route 25, inconspicuously located between a shopping plaza and auto repair store is Beck and co-owner Derrick Lee’s latest foray into food, drink and a night out for friends and families: Tavern.

02/23/2012

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Four Nature Hikes to Explore Connecticut’s Outdoors

By Dani Frank From the deer holding court in your own backyard to the Hostas growing in your front yard, a three-course meal for said deer, Connecticut’s native wildlife and plant life are reminders of […]

02/18/2012

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Five Enriching and Entertaining Afterschool Classes to Enroll in Around CT

By Dani Frank Gymnastics, pee wee Football, cheerleading and Chinese lessons. Enriching the life of your youngster with extracurricular activities is practically law for the proactive parent but if you’re taking away the video games […]

02/17/2012

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‘Colts and Quilts: The Civil War Remembered’ At The Wadsworth

Colts & Quilts: The Civil War Remembered spotlights two disparate objects as contributions and reactions by American men and women responding to a four-year long war raging on their own home turf. In honor of the arrival of the 150-year anniversary of the American Civil War, The Wadsworth Atheneum, in conjunction with the American Art Department and guest curator Lynne Bassett, is remembering the events and significance of the war through art.

02/13/2012

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Five Parks and Preserves for Cross Country Skiing in Connecticut

By Dani Frank Venturing into the outdoors when your backyard is a winter wonderland is an adventure in and of itself. New England under a blanket of snow is a magical time of year, ignoring […]

02/11/2012

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Four Ways to Keep Romance Alive Mid-Week in Connecticut

By Dani Frank Working for the weekend will give you the motivation to push through to Friday, but a mid-week treat can’t hurt either. A reward for working a double shift or getting positive feedback […]

02/09/2012

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Four Farmers Markets to Help You Stay Happy and Healthy in Winter

By Dani Frank In addition to shorter days, chillier temperatures and a downfall of the white stuff, winter brings with it a colorful harvest of plants, produce and pies to brighten your cold days. Soups […]

02/04/2012

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Five Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day with the Whole Family

By Dani Frank Red, pink and Hallmark printed all over, Valentine’s Day is an occasion for cynics to show their disdain, lovers to reaffirm their affection and anyone and everyone to remind those near and […]

02/03/2012

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Four Bars to Host a Private Party or Event

By Dani Frank Getting the gang together for a birthday, holiday, graduation or celebration is a time for indulging, imbibing and heading home in a haze of food, drink and friends. However, if you are […]

02/02/2012

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Top Indoor Sports Training Facilities in Connecticut

By Dani Frank Fighting for court time and battling the elements are a few of the trials and tribulations of playing tennis, basketball, on public courts. A trip to the intramural fields for some impromptu […]

01/28/2012

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