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Mystic Aquarium & Institute For Exploration Announced New Whales Up Close Program

By: moomette on 05/30/09 @ 1:07 pm

If your vacation time this summer is limited, take a day trip to Mystic, Connecticut and see all that our area has to offer! Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration is now offering a new way to have an up-close visit with a beluga whale. Launching on June 1, the Whales Up Close program allows guests to watch a beluga feeding and their special behaviors, with only a three-foot-high window between them and a whale.

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Ice Cream Blogging

By: aldonhynes on 05/30/09 @ 8:22 am

Last night, after dinner, my eldest daughter asked if we could go out for ice cream. She has just gotten home from college and it seemed like an appropriate celebration, so we set off towards one of my favorite ice cream shops here in Connecticut.
First, we stopped at the community gardens, where we have [...]

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Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum and Buttolph-Williams House To Celebrate Statewide Connecticut Open House Day June 13

By: moomette on 04/29/09 @ 7:50 pm

The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum in Wethersfield, Connecticut announced plans to participate in the Fifth Annual Connecticut Open House Day — a unified celebration of the state’s fascinating world of art, history, film and tourism — on June 13, 2009.

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Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum and Buttolph-Williams House Celebrate Statewide Connecticut Open House Day June 13

By: moomette on 04/29/09 @ 7:43 pm

The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum in Wethersfield, Connecticut announced plans to participate in the Fifth Annual Connecticut Open House Day — a unified celebration of the state’s fascinating world of art, history, film and tourism — on June 13, 2009.

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Essex Connecticut Winter Festival and Eagle Watch

By: moomette on 02/17/09 @ 8:32 pm

The majestic Bald Eagle has been returning from Canada and Maine to nest in the Connecticut River Valley. For several years, the historic Town of Essex has been the hot scene for the gathering of viewing of the eagles at the Annual Eagle Festival

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Essex Connecticut Winter Festival and Eagle Watch

By: moomette on 02/17/09 @ 8:20 pm

The majestic Bald Eagle has been returning from Canada and Maine to nest in the Connecticut River Valley. For several years, the historic Town of Essex has been the hot scene for the gathering of viewing of the eagles at the Annual Eagle Festival.

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Winterfest ~ Food Expo ~ Snow and Ice Sculptures at Lyman Orchards

By: moomette on 01/22/09 @ 9:16 pm

Come celebrate the fun side of winter! Hours of indoor and outdoor family fun include our annual Food Expo, Snow & Sculptures provided by Bill Covitz, Rail Jam by Ski Sundown, Pony Rides, and more at Lyman Orchards, Middlefield, Connecticut February 21 and February 22, 2009

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Essex Ed Parade ~ Celebrate Groundhog Day with Connecticut’s Own~

By: moomette on 01/13/09 @ 10:23 pm

The charming village of Essex has celebrated Groundhog Day by hosting a parade with the center of attraction being Essex Ed, an almost 8-foot tall, 200 pound foam and fiberglass character known for his infamous weather predictions!

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Soar Like an Eagle ~ Shepaug Dam Bald Eagles

By: moomette on 12/25/08 @ 3:57 pm

Eagles have returned to the Connecticut River Valley to nest. There’s plenty of viewing points to see them soaring as well as hunting in the wild along the Connecticut River.
Because of the Endangered Species Act, the American eagle population is now increasing its numbers.
Eagles can also be found in other areas of Connecticut.  In [...]

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The North Pole Express at the Essex Steam Train and Santa Special

By: moomette on 12/20/08 @ 3:07 pm

Yea, we finally have snow on the ground for the holidays!  Last night parts of Connecticut received almost one foot of snow.  It’s always nice to have some on the ground to get everyone in the holiday mood.
Many children will be on school break until after the New Year.  If you’re looking for a great [...]

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Block Island Express Ferry Gift Certificates are a Great Stocking Stuffer

By: moomette on 12/14/08 @ 8:46 pm

As everyone knows, gas prices were through the roof this past summer.  Many of us did quite a bit of day-tripping, taking in the local scenery and staying close to home.
Connecticut has a gorgeous and vibrant shoreline.  It’s easy to take a drive and enjoy the local clam shacks and down-east lobster dinners.
What many folks [...]

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