My stomach could not handle this new amusement park attraction at Quassy, but I bet lots of kids will love it

“Frantic,” the new thrill ride at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark in Middlebury, has been a big hit with park guests.  Eight riders are swung back and forth on a huge pendulum while the circular seating platform spins. Frantic continues to swing until momentum carries riders over the top for a series of 360-degree flips.   [Read More]
Categories: General

Enrich kids’ lives: Sign ‘em up with GBYO!

The Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras is having an open rehearsal on Saturday, May 9, in Fairfield so that parents and potential members can hear and see the ensembles in action. The rehearsal takes place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Roger Ludlowe Middle School, 689 Unquowa Road in Fairfield. The GBYO has several ensembles: GBYO […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Music

Living with Alzheimer’s to be discussed at Ridgefield author’s book signing on Sunday, May 3

This weekend the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter will host a discussion on living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, along with a book signing by Dr. David Davis, a Ridgefield resident who is featured in the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book that explores this topic. Davis has been a chiropractor for over 30 years.  His […] [Read More]
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Headliners announced for 2015 “Danbury Fields Forever”

It’s about 13 weeks away, but the lineup for “Danbury Fields Forever” is beginning to take shape — including the recent announcement of two of the headliners, The Hofners and The Blue Meanies. This music, foods and arts festival, which returns to Ives Concert Park in Danbury on Aug. 15, celebrates the music of the […] [Read More]

Greenwich Art Society puts out the call for intrepid travelers

The Greenwich Art Society has teamed up with the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation to offer an eight-day tour to Cuba later this year. The trip is open to all those who are interested in learning more about this Caribbean nation’s artistic and cultural history. From Sept. 29 to Oct. 6, tour participants and their guides will […] [Read More]
Actor Kevin James speaks onstage during Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards held at The Forum on March 28, 2015 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Kevin James to perform at Stamford’s Palace Theatre

Actor Kevin James speaks onstage during Nickelodeon’s 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards held at The Forum on March 28, 2015 in Inglewood, California. He is coming to the Palace Theatre in Stamford, Conn., on June 20, 2015. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) It seems apt that comic royalty will soon be visiting the Palace Theatre […] [Read More]
Categories: Comedy, Event, General

Bruce Cockburn to present night of stories, songs in Fairfield

A solo performer since 1970, Bruce Cockburn, pictured,continues to ascend to stages with his guitar, touting a body of work that now includes 31 albums — more than 7 million of which have sold worldwide. At 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, he will be bring the stories and music that have shaped his life […] [Read More]
Categories: Books, Event, General, Music

Best of Spring: Prom dress shops in southwestern Connecticut

UPDATE: And the winner is….Atiana’s Boutique in Milford! Prom season is upon us, and for many high school girls one of the most important parts of the night is the big prom dress reveal. So where do prom queens go to get the very important dress? For this installment of “Best of Spring,” we want […] [Read More]
Categories: General