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Five Things to Do in CT on Cinco de Mayo (Connecticut Blog)

Cinco de Mayo. Photo Courtesy of Hello Kids
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Celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Connecticut Five Fun Ways to Celebrate Mexican Culture It’s Cinco de Mayo (meaning May 5th) a celebration of Mexican heritage. Its origins derive from the Mexican state of Puebla, where the Mexican army defeated the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Celebrated through the US and Mexico, it’s [...]

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April in Paris Film Festival at Trinity College’s Cinestudio (CT Blog)

La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928)
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A Week-long Festival of French Cinema Starts April 15th April in Paris Film Festival at Trinity College One of the things I love most about my old school, Trinity College, is Cinestudio, its on-campus movie theater (which I previously wrote a little bit about here). In addition to being a really cool, old-fashioned theater, it [...]

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Collinsville: One of Connecticut’s Coolest Small Towns

A Bridge on the Farmington River Trail.
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Collinsville CT: A Hip Town with an Old Vibe One of CT’s Coolest Small Towns In 2007, Collinsville, Connecticut, was voted one of the Top 10 Coolest Small Towns in America. It’s understandable if you didn’t know this, since this designation didn’t appear in National Geographic or The New York Times; it appeared in the [...]

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A Curiosity in Connecticut: The Colt Armory

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A Curiosity in Connecticut: The Colt Armory A National Historic Landmark That You Can’t Visit…Yet If you’re ever driving into Hartford on I-91, you’ll probably see a large onion dome that looks completely out of place amongst the office buildings and otherwise unremarkable architecture. This bright blue, star-spangled, gold-topped bulb might appear to be modern [...]

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Top 5 Winter Exhibits in CT (Connecticut Blog)

Walker Evans, Joe’s Auto Graveyard, near Bethlehem, Pa., 1936
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Top 5 Winter Exhibits in CT Not to Be Missed Photography, Art, History and Film in Connecticut It’s winter, and even if it’s not snowing where you are, it’s probably cold out. It’s also either unpleasantly wet or searingly dry, leaving you to wring slush out of your dripping-wet jeans one day and give yourself [...]

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An Alternative to Chain Bookstores: The Book Barn (CT Blog)

The Book Barn. Photo Courtesy of The Book Barn
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The Book Barn, Niantic, Connecticut The Book Barn: A Great Place to Find Books (and Cats) It can be hard for small businesses to thrive even in the best of times, but in the current economy it’s becoming harder and harder to find independently owned stores still afloat. The Book Barn, located near the beach [...]

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Holiday Light Displays in Connecticut (CT Blog)

Holiday Light Fantasia in Goodwin Park
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Holiday Light Displays in Connecticut Lights Usher in the Holiday Season in CT Lights! Whatever holiday you celebrate this winter (or even if you celebrate no holidays at all), there will still be a huge, glorious amount of colored lights hanging off of everyone and everything for at least another month. Every street you drive [...]

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A Taste of the Appalachian Trail: Hiking the CT AT (CT Blog)

The Appalachian Trail. Photo by Sarah Alender
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A Taste of the Appalachian Trail: Hiking the Connecticut Appalachian Trail A Look at the 52 Miles of Appalachian Trail that goes through Connecticut The Appalachian Trail spans over 2,150 miles from Georgia to Maine; unbeknownst to many people, approximately 52 of those miles go through Connecticut. The trail crosses the NY/CT border near New [...]

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Best Places for Fall Foliage in CT (CT Blog)

Dennis Hill and Haystack Mountain
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Best Places for Fall Foliage in CT Where to See the Best Fall Foliage in Connecticut Due to various weather-related factors (most notably Hurricane Irene), foliage season in Connecticut was something of a disappointment this year. After a half-hearted “peak” that lasted for perhaps a week and a half, the trees gave up the struggle, [...]

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The Top 5 Haunted Places in Connecticut (CT Blog)

Seventh Day Baptist Cemetery, aka Green Lady Cemetery
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Connecticut’s Most Haunted Places Ghosts Among Us: Villages of the Damned, the Green Lady, Lighthouses and Cemeteries Halloween is nigh, and that means it’s time for people from all walks of life to aggravate the police by poking around in abandoned buildings and old cemeteries in the dead of night, looking for ghosts. Connecticut, having [...]

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