Mark McLaughlin

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Ask An Expert: DIY Gift Ideas

Here are some crafting tips and ideas from Alexandra, whose charity, the Pink Pom-Pom Project, offers comfort, solace and support to cancer victims and their families through crafts.

12/16/2014

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Top Fun Events Coming To Connecticut This Winter

Not everyone in Connecticut likes the great outdoors in winter. For those who eschew skiing, sledding, skating and other snowy activities, there are still plenty of options where entire families can go to have fun, be entertained, look at and sample all kinds of cool stuff.

12/15/2014

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Top Spots To Rent Outdoor Gear In Connecticut

Whether it is a snowy slope, a whitewater river, a quiet forest campground or a bicycle trail, wherever the outdoor adventurer wants to go, they will find some great places in Connecticut to rent just about everything they will need for a memorable and safe adventure.

12/13/2014

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Ask A Connecticut Expert: Christmas Cookie Recipes

Although her motto and philosophy of cooking is “Be Healthy, Eat Great Food,” Chef Kashia Cave knows that during the holidays, everyone expects and needs cookies, and she knows all about Christmas cookies. She developed these holiday cookie recipes for us.

12/03/2014

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Top 2014 Holiday Events In Connecticut

There are more things to do in Connecticut over the holidays than there are people and things in the popular seasonal song “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”

12/01/2014

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Top Spots For Winter Outdoor Adventures In Connecticut

Here are just five of the best spots to go or to get information about the top spots for winter outdoor adventures in Connecticut.

11/29/2014

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Top Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving In Connecticut

Whether it is a formal, elegant feast, a more casual and relaxed family meal or even just a pizza, this year, say “thanks” to the cook or cooks in the family by taking everyone out to one of these top five restaurants that are open and eager to please on Thanksgiving.

11/19/2014

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Ask A Connecticut Expert: Your Top Thanksgiving Pie Recipe

Here are three of Blackberry River Baking Company’s head baker’s favorite Thanksgiving pie recipes, each of which is a special treat for those who want something out of the ordinary for the holiday dessert – or meal.

11/12/2014

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Ask A Connecticut Expert: Ideas For Hostess Gifts

Alexandra Wallace-Currie, a designer, knitter and crafter who also owns a lovely clothing, toys, gifts and more boutique, offers up some ideas for the perfect hostess gift – and where to buy them in her part of Connecticut.

11/11/2014

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Top Upcoming Classical Music Performances In Connecticut

Classical music is not just the music of dead masters, especially not in Connecticut and not this season.

11/10/2014

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