Holidays

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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Patriots Give Kids In Need A Holiday Shopping Spree

Last week, the New England Patriots were getting all wrapped up in the holiday season. This week, they are took care of the shopping.

12/19/2012

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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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Guide To Connecticut’s Holiday Light Displays 2012

Festivals of Light in Connecticut are so widespread that come December, just about every town has some official display.

12/07/2012

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Great Gift Ideas For All At Your Holiday Hints

Searching for this season’s hottest gifts for all your friends and family, look no further than Your Holiday Hints.

12/04/2012

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Pick-A-Side: Which Holiday Gift Would You Rather Receive?

We don’t always get what we want for the holidays. But what if we could? Tell us what gift you’d most want to receive.

12/03/2012

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Woman Calls Cops On Salvation Army Workers For Ringing Bells

For some, the idea of Christmas coming early is anything but welcome.

11/21/2012

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Top Spots For Holiday Decoration Shopping In Connecticut

Celebrating your first Christmas in your own space or would like to add an item or two to your decorations to bring some holiday cheer into you home? The following shops can help.

11/20/2012

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Top Bars For Black Wednesday In Connecticut

Here is a list of the top bars to have a hometown reunion on Black Wednesday.

11/15/2012

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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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