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Hot Air Ballooning in Connecticut

Hot Air Ballooning in Connecticut »

By: Staff

The One Of A Kind Festival You Won’t Find Anywhere But Connecticut. Connecticut has its fair share of festivals, ranging from agricultural appreciation to... more

Happy 105th Birthday BUSHNELL PARK CAROUSEL

Happy 105th Birthday BUSHNELL PARK CAROUSEL »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

A citywide celebration of the 105th birthday of the historic Bushnell Park Carousel is scheduled for Saturday, August 24, 2019. The event is planned to begin... more

Fall ’19 Concert Preview – CT’s Best Gigs

Fall ’19 Concert Preview – CT’s Best Gigs »

By: Rob Marchese

Summer may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean Connecticut’s music scene is as well.  On the contrary. This fall will see some wonderful live acts... more

Fireflies – Lighting Up the Night

Fireflies – Lighting Up the Night »

By: Veronica Phobes

Like tiny, magical, Shakespearean sprites, fireflies light up the summertime night with romance, intrigue and biology. These flies, which are not flies... more

Taking the Stage

Taking the Stage »

By: Rob Marchese

    Open mic nights have so often been an underground enterprise.  Rarely are they advertised as much - or attended as often - as feature acts.  Yet the... more

Beach Blanket Musical Masterpieces

Beach Blanket Musical Masterpieces »

By: Staff

The Warmth of the Sun…and 49 other beach blanket musical masterpieces both major and minor. Beach reads and beach music share some common elements. Beach... more

Madison Historical Society’s Tour of Remarkable Homes

Madison Historical Society’s Tour of Remarkable Homes »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

The Madison Historical Society will host its seventh annual Tour of Remarkable Homes on Sunday, June 23, 2019, from 11 am to 4 pm. The self-guided tour will... more

New Haven’s Pardee-Morris House Has it All

New Haven’s Pardee-Morris House Has it All »

By: Rob Marchese

New Haven’s Pardee-Morris House is a veritable haven for cultural events throughout this summer.  From its Twilight Concerts to art exhibits and fit walks,... more

The Village of Noank, Connecticut

The Village of Noank, Connecticut »

By: Deb Cohen

Noank is a village on a small peninsula, vaguely ear-shaped, at the western edge of the entrance to Mystic River Harbor. With water on three sides and the... more

2019 Summer Concert Preview – CT’s Best Gigs

2019 Summer Concert Preview – CT’s Best Gigs »

By: Rob Marchese

Summer is looming.  That means the time to see great live music is fast approaching.  Connecticut’s best venues are teaming with artists from all eras and... more

Drive Change. Drive Electric.

Drive Change. Drive Electric. »

By: Hanna Emerson

Like the arrival of the smartphone, electric cars are causing a generational divide. According to a new study from the ‘Drive Change. Drive Electric.’... more

Nautical Roots of America’s Iconic Style

Nautical Roots of America’s Iconic Style »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

Streamlining in design refers to a style applied to manufactured objects in the 1930s and 40s. Designers and manufacturers were eager to increase... more

Think the Tick Threat Grows with the Grass?

Think the Tick Threat Grows with the Grass? »

By: Jane Hodgins

Not Necessarily.. When Susannah Lerman talked with fellow researchers and friends about her study of the effects of less frequent lawn mowing to improve... more

The State House Rocks in New Haven

The State House Rocks in New Haven »

By: Rob Marchese

A New Shot of Musical Diversity: New Haven’s The State House Opens its Doors Carlos Wells talks about the New Haven music scene the way an ornithologist... more

Dryocopus Pileatus

Dryocopus Pileatus »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

Connecticut is home to 7 species of woodpeckers that live in forests, woodlands, orchards, residential areas, and city parks throughout the state. An... more

2019 Spring Concert Preview – CT’s Best Gigs

2019 Spring Concert Preview – CT’s Best Gigs »

By: Rob Marchese

As always, there’s an impressive roster of musical acts coming to Connecticut this spring.  Taking a quick hiatus from Phish, his usual outfit, Trey... more

Equal Day and Night…

Equal Day and Night… »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, the day and night will be of almost equal duration. Conventional wisdom suggests that on the equinox everybody on Earth gets... more

Spotted in the Bahamas

Spotted in the Bahamas »

By: Sharon Bruce

While just over 60 pairs of Piping Plovers nest in Connecticut, one keeps making herself known. Piping Plover "Pink Flag 2E" first captured Audubon... more

The Sounding of Connecticut Tree Frogs

The Sounding of Connecticut Tree Frogs »

By: Veronica Phobes

They’re small, a little slimy, unassuming and fragile. Most don’t even take notice of them; they are the state’s most abundant frog species, the... more

Stone Walls of Connecticut

Stone Walls of Connecticut »

By: Staff

Have you ever noticed how many stone walls there are in Connecticut? Have you ever wondered who made them? And where they got all of those rocks? Early... more