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Family Day Tripping to New Haven

By Susan Hayes Walking Tours of New Haven http://www.walkingtoursofnewhaven.com/New Haven’s cultural treasures, innovative city vision and rich history make it a unique urban locale for a family daytrip.  The city simply oozes historic charm with […]

04/06/2012

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Veggie Burger Love In West Hartford

Check out these West Hartford burger joints that offer hand crafted veggie burgers with a staggering variety of toppings.

04/04/2012

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Run Into Spring: Sign Up For A March 5K in Connecticut

Don your green running tights and sign up for Willimantic’s Saint Patty’s Blarney Stone Dash 5K which is to take place on Saturday March 17. There is no pot of gold at the end of this race, but the first one hundred runners will procure a sweet t-shirt and all runners will be supporting the Willimantic Irish club scholarship fund, a worthy cause.

03/03/2012

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Family Fun Guide to Litchfield County

By Susan Hayes Connecticut’s northwest corner may be a summer and fall premier destination, but late winter and early spring hold some allure as well.  It is likely that a bit of snow will still […]

03/02/2012

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Cozy Connecticut Wineries: The Cure For Cabin Fever

By Susan Hayes An off-season visit to one of Connecticut’s wineries can be a lovely way to spend a late winter or early spring afternoon.  The grapes were harvested last fall and wine sits aging […]

02/29/2012

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It’s Maple Syrup Season at Connecticut’s Sugar Houses

By Susan Hayes While the Connecticut countryside is still blanketed with pristine white snow, some resilient farmers are already harvesting their first crop; sap from the state’s numerous sugar maple trees.  Mid February’s emerging daily […]

02/15/2012

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Euro-Asian Café Tisane, Global Vibe in Hartford’s West End

Tisane, a self-described Euro-Asian café exudes indie cool the minute you enter. With paprika red walls behind the curvy bar, vintage tea storage boxes you need a ladder to reach and a casual seat your self among the trendy art and dim deco lighting scene, you pretty much know you’ve entered an enclave of the forward thinkers in the Hartford area.

01/25/2012

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Salute Restaurant: Top Spot for Celebrations

Salute has been hot since it opened in early 2010 and if you haven’t given their fresh take on Italian fare a try, you are missing out. You feel like you are part of the scene when dining there, and If you can handle the lively atmosphere, you will enjoy the wonderful service and friendly vibe.

01/04/2012

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Toast The Holidays With A Nor’easter From The Thomas Hooker Brewery

Thomas Hooker Brewery may be the small batch brew house to put Hartford beer on the map! With distribution reaching down to New York City and Eastern Pennsylvania and as far north as Maine, Thomas Hooker is making a run on the micro brew market in the Northeast. They have been making themselves visible and I felt like a visit to the brewery was in order.

12/21/2011

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Give Thanks For Holiday Pies and Desserts

With autumn’s premier holiday upon us, it is time to start thinking about where to procure a delectable pie or dessert for the Thanksgiving feast. We round up the best places to get desserts that will impress your guests.

11/23/2011

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