Kimberly Ord

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Top LGBT Pride Events In Connecticut

Events are scheduled all across the state of Connecticut to honor and celebrate LGBT pride. These events are hosted by local LGBT organizations such as True Colors, Triangle Community Center and CLARO. They provide the opportunity to celebrate, meet new peers from the community, and enjoy fun entertainment. Most of these events are free with the exception of the Rainbow Ball.

06/01/2015

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Top Memorial Day Getaways Near Connecticut

Memorial 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.

05/16/2015

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Ask An Connecticut Expert: How To Keep Your Pet Cool This Summer

With summer comes higher temperatures which creates safety risks for pets. Without a vocabulary, animals rely on other cues to tell you how they are feeling. They also rely on their owners to keep them cool. For instance, if you see your dog digging in the ground it could be a sign they are searching for cooler dirt under the surface. Following these five tips from Connecticut’s own mobile pet grooming company, pet owners can worry less about their pet’s safety.

05/15/2015

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Top Margaritas In Connecticut

Cheers to the weekend, or end of a tough work day. Wether you are planning a happy hour with coworkers and friends or making a dinner date, finding a delicious tasting margarita doesn’t have to be difficult. When searching for the perfect margarita to quench your thirst Connecticut is guaranteed not to disappoint. Stop by one of these top Mexican restaurant and bars for the best margaritas in state.

05/05/2015

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Top Gift Shops For Mother’s Day In Connecticut

Even though mothers are valued year round, Mother’s Day is one day a year dedicated to saying thank you for all they do. Finding the right gift for your mother, grandmother, wife, or friend doesn’t have to be difficult. Gift shops located across Connecticut offer a variety of unique gifts from personalized jewelry and products to bags, chocolate, or top brand items.

04/28/2015

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Top Movies Filmed In Connecticut

Top selling movies have chosen locations in Connecticut to film some or all of their scenes. It can be exciting to find Connecticut towns and landmarks in the film, but it can be even more exciting to visit those sites.

04/25/2015

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Top Gay Bars In Connecticut

Select bars in Connecticut cater to the LGBT community and create space for them to meet, greet, and feel comfortable. These range from some of the top gay bars in the state to gay friendly bars that might not necessarily host specialized events. Popular gay bars in Connecticut feature drag shows and special event nights such as ladies night or transgender parties.

04/16/2015

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Top Bars To Spend Your Tax Return/Celebrate End of Tax Day In Connecticut

Wednesday, April 15 has different meanings for different people. For some it means the end of overtime and working late doing everyone’s taxes. For others it equates to the joy of getting your tax return money and deciding what to do with your new cash. Celebrate tax returns and the end of tax day by splurging and treating yourself out for dinner and drinks.

04/09/2015

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Top Spots To Buy Women’s Athletic Wear In Connecticut

Finding new athletic wear can be key to making you feel most comfortable during your work out. Local shops around the state of Connecticut sell sportswear to meet the specific needs of women from tops, bottoms, shoes, and bras. When it comes to finding custom designed outfits Connecticut has that too. Shop one of these top stores for your next shopping spree.

04/07/2015

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Top Playgrounds For A Playdate In Connecticut

Planning a playdate is a great way to help your children socialize and exercise. It also gives caregivers a chance to meet new friends or catch up with old ones. Playgrounds are often a go to location for outdoor playdates, especially when the weather cooperates. Across Connecticut children will fall in love with the variety of playscapes, splash pads, nature centers, barnyards, feeding of ducks and picnic areas. There are also wheelchair accessible playgrounds with special accommodations so that everyone can have fun outdoors.

04/03/2015

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