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Best of Summer: Places to hike in Southwestern Connecticut

With it being so nice out, your first inclination — and who can blame you — is to head to the beach. But after your done soaking up the sun, try taking in some nature as well. For our next installment of Best of Summer, we’re asking our readers to vote on their favorite place […] [Read More]
Categories: Outdoors

Whaleship Charles W. Morgan is bound for home

During the past three months, the Charles W. Morgan has pulled into numerous ports up and down the Northeast coast, but this week it is headed home. The last wooden whaleship in the world, at the tail end of its 38th voyage, is set to dock at Mystic Seaport’s Chubb’s Wharf on Aug. 6, when […] [Read More]

Music will sound from parks, lawns and other outdoor spaces tonight

Tonight, music will be drawing people to Stamford, Ridgefield, Bridgeport and Wilton. But it is in Norwalk that you will have an option of checking out two different venues. While the Super Monkey Death Grip will be at Freese Park, Nina Et cetera (pictured) will be bringing its roots-inspired music to the lawn of the […] [Read More]

New Canaan venue takes a turn for ‘Route 66′ tonight

Pictured: Jerold Goldstein, Fred Stark and William Squier, the creative team behind the musical “Route 66.” New this year at the Summer Theatre of New Canaan is a series of new works, “Under the Stars,” and the next one up is “Route 66,” a musical romantic comedy that boasts the talent of several local writers […] [Read More]

‘Pork in the Park’ returns to Stamford’s Mill River Park

After a successful first run last year, Stamford’s “Pork in the Park” barbecue festival will be returning to Mill River Park Saturday and Sunday, with the heat centered along Washington Boulevard and West Broad Street. (You can see some of the 2013 event Some of this year’s features include the crowing of the state barbecue […] [Read More]

Stamford’s Annie Nirschel playing Bartlett Arboretum

Stamford’s Annie Nirschel will be in concert at the Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens on Sunday, beginning at 5 p.m. as part of the site’s summer concert series. Nirschel, who released her first album last year, will be performing original songs, as well as covers of popular folk and pop classics. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring […] [Read More]

Tall ships to sail in honor of Charles W. Morgan

Pictured, the whaleship “Charles W. Morgan” sails across Buzzards Bay, Mass. on June 25, 2014. Contributed photo/Andy Price, Mystic Seaport. If you are near a waterway July 12, then make sure to keep an eye out for the barques, schooners, brigantines and other traditional sailing craft that have been invited to set sail in honor […] [Read More]

Connecticut Trails Day sets down multiple paths for exploration across the state

Now’s the time to start looking for those hiking boots, the all-terrain sneakers and those life-jackets. In just a few days, Connecticut will be bursting with all manner of outdoor activities from every corner of the state and the many miles in between. (Photo by Photo by Chris Woodside) The Trails Day weekend has arrived […] [Read More]

Aspiring Shakespearean actors make haste; time nears f’r thy chance to shine

Pictured, actors James Andreassi and Paul Pryce in a scene from 2013′s Elm Shakespeare Company’s “Julius Caesar.” The company is calling on all aspiring actors to participate in a dramatic event on Friday. You can do a whole lot in 15 minutes – find fame, make Jamie Oliver’s sausage gnocchi dish, run a load of laundry […] [Read More]
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Joan Jett to headline 2014 Norwalk Oyster Festival

Pictured, Joan Jett performs with Pat Smear, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic onstage at the 29th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center of Brooklyn, N.Y., on April 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage) The pearl in the Norwalk Seaport Association‘s Oyster Festival this year will […] [Read More]