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The Hartford CourantThere is an old proverb, "We must learn to walk before we can run." Perhaps there should also be one that says: "We must take our shoes and socks off and roll up our pant legs before we can swim." Few things take me back to those carefree summer days...
Drive along Route 142 in Branford and East Haven and you see houses and condominiums seemingly on top of each other as they battle for precious views of Long Island Sound. Then you pass a patch of forest and small parking area with a wooden sign...
MadisonJoin us at the Meigs Point Nature Center for a day of gratitude. Live music, delicious organic food from G-Zen, a Look for the Good Art Trail along the beach, and an opportunity to make your mark on a community art installation. If you'd like to...
READER SUBMITTED: Shoreline Ecosystems Focus Of Natural History Museum Field Activity At Hammonassett State ParkMadisonThe Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn, presents "Hammonasset Shoreline Ecosystems." The program will be lead by Meigs Point Nature Center Staff on Sunday, June 30, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.,...
MadisonDespite cold and rainy start, the Friends of Hammonassett's Plant and Shrub Sale has been on overwhelming success. And it's not over yet. Deliveries and donations have ensured that there is a continuing supply of annuals, baskets and shrubs. There are...
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MadisonConnecticut Trails Day is a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the parks all over Connecticut. Join the largest National Trails Day celebration in the nation on June 1. Choose from over 200 events in 152 towns on over 560 miles of trail all around the...
The Hartford CourantIt was 1918, five years after the Connecticut State Park Commission was created and charged with developing a statewide system of parks. Even though the commission was presented within its first year of existence with a grand plan identifying ideal park...
The Hartford CourantBy the time storm Sandy wound down last fall, it was clear that some of the most popular coastal state park beaches in southern New England were all but destroyed. In Connecticut and Rhode Island, the storm sent a surge of water so powerful that in...
Tanning causes skin cancer. A tan body is sexy. Teenagers need to be protected from their own worst tanning instincts. Our nanny-state government doesn't need to be telling us who can tan and who can't. Those are some of the arguments and issues...
RHAM's Chrissy Bendzinski had an up-and-down season, but finished her junior year on a strong note, with a runner-up finish in the State Open, three seconds behind the winner, NFA's Brianna Lenehan. Bendzinski won the CCC championship, finished second...
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There was a time when I wanted to live on the shore. It seemed so peaceful, healthful, a place of contemplation, a status symbol, a sure sign to the rest of the world of my success. I've changed my mind. I love visiting friends on the shore, or renting a...
Tags: New Year's Day, State Parks
If you’re an out-of-state tourist visiting Connecticut and feel like catching some sun at our Hammonasset State Park beach on a summer Saturday, it’s gonna set you back a tidy $22. (That’s $9 more than a Connecticut resident will pay.)...
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