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Outdoor Education Spots In Connecticut

Every teacher knows that making students get up and walk about outside is a good way to get and hold their attention. Here are some great places in Connecticut where it is not just the teacher but the outdoor classroom itself that does the teaching.

12/16/2013

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Ways To Cut Heating Costs This Winter In Connecticut

What’s an average homeowner (or home renter) to do to shave a few dollars off their heating bills – and still keep their home and its inhabitants safe, healthy and at least reasonably warm? Here are few simple, common sense tips to make the winter heating bill a little less painful.

12/09/2013

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Green Furniture Stores In Connecticut

Green and furniture should go together naturally, real wood pieces of furniture can last for generations. Here are five furniture stores in Connecticut that are green – in either the products they sell or the way they run their company, or both.

12/09/2013

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Top Playgrounds In Connecticut

In Connecticut, there are many great playgrounds including many that are accessible to all or at least in part to all children regardless of their abilities.

12/07/2013

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Top Spots To Take Photos With Santa In Connecticut

Create a memory with these picture-taking opportunities for your child and Santa.

12/06/2013

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Ask A Connecticut Expert: Compiling The Perfect Holiday Menu

Cindy Hartog knows how to throw a party. Here are three tips on putting together a holiday party from this master of culinary entertainment, and one of her favorite – and simplest – recipes to add to the fun.

12/04/2013

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Greenest Companies To Work For In Connecticut

More and more companies in Connecticut are going green – and not just those that are involved in green business. From landscapers who are switching over to propane from gas to schools that are investing in energy-efficient systems, all across the state employers are embracing green ideas.

12/02/2013

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Recycling Programs In Connecticut

Connecticut has embraced recycling and has done so at every level – from the state government and town councils to start-up e-companies and even churches.

12/02/2013

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Green Landscaping In Connecticut

Landscapers and landscape architects come in many varieties, but more and more of them are going “green”, by designing ecologically friendly, environmentally sound and sustainable lawns, gardens and yards. Here are just a pair of such green landscapers in Connecticut.

12/02/2013

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Unique Mashed Potato Dishes In Connecticut

Smashed, mashed, smushed, whipped, beaten, pureed or similarly tortured by hand, whisk or blender, potatoes lend themselves to chefs’ whimsies very well, as this list of five unique ways to serve the sacred smashed spuds shows.

11/27/2013

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