32 Things to Do in Connecticut This January

Looking for something to do in Connecticut in January? Even with all the COVID-19 safety restrictions, there is still so much to see and do — and you can be sure businesses are working hard to keep you safe. Whether you want something active or relaxing, cultural or nature-oriented, historic or trendy, Connecticut’s got youRead More

This Litchfield Hills Chocolate Trail is Ridiculous

There simply aren’t many things in this world more loved, more appreciated, more craved, than chocolate. Chocolatiers are magicians who transform the simplest ingredients into not just delicious confections, but works of art. Fortunately, Litchfield Hills has no shortage of these dedicated artisans who understand that we can’t live without them! As always, be sureRead More

Give The Gift of Cool CT Experiences

Know someone who’s impossible to buy for? Why not give them a great Connecticut experience, such as: A day (or more) on the water, sailing on an authentic New England schooner An amazing driving experience at Thompson Speedway or Lime Rock Park A fly fishing lesson on the Housatonic or Farmington Rivers A foodie tour of gourmet restaurants in New Haven A hot airRead More

Connecticut Remembers Caldor — Popular Retro Items Galore

We understand the appeal of online shopping: It’s quick, it’s convenient, the options are limitless, and you don’t even have to get out of your pajamas. That said, there’s something about old-fashioned brick-and-mortar stores that we miss. There are a few stores in particular—now long out of business—that still give us pangs of nostalgia. And honestly,Read More

Takeout and Delivery Restaurants Across Connecticut

As the state’s situation continues to rapidly change due to COVID-19, many may feel more comfortable staying in, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your favorite restaurants from home. Now more than ever it’s important to support our Connecticut businesses who have been hit hard by the pandemic. So, we have gathered a listRead More

Holiday Cheer in Your Car

Holiday cheer is upon us in Connecticut! Get in the holiday spirit by getting out and experiencing some of the brilliant holiday lights festivals and displays around the state. Enjoy a festive, magical, memorable and safe outing sure to delight audiences of all ages. Just be sure to check with each location before venturing outRead More

Pick Your Own: Christmas Trees & More

Nothing makes the holidays feel more like the holidays than cutting down your own Christmas tree! Throughout November and December, many Connecticut farms even offer additional activities to make the experience even more memorable — from wagon rides to the fields and tree-trimming shops to hot chocolate and visits from Santa’s helpers. So dress warm,Read More

2020 CT Holiday Guide: Safe, Merry & Bright

Walkin’ in a winter wonderland may look different this year, but we can still make the holiday season memorable. While the state’s holiday guidance calls for smaller or even virtual gatherings, Connecticut has many new and creative ways to keep your holiday spirits up. From drive-through light shows and socially distant Santa sightings, to festive feasts, ChristmasRead More

Want to Donate Locally But Not Sure How? Get to Know Your Community Foundation

Exponent Philanthropy a nationwide center for family philanthropy says everyone wants to help during a crisis, and, for many, that means giving money. But few understand what it takes to distribute funds to the people, businesses, or nonprofits that will create the greatest impact and fulfill the most need — especially if the money livesRead More

Postal Worker From Bristol Did a “Big” No-No

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Matthew Modafferi, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, today announced that a federal grand jury in Hartford has returned an indictment charging Nathaniel Bonilla, 31, of Bristol, with three counts of theft of mail by aRead More

Burlington Scavenger Hunt Underway — Offers Safe Family Activity

Looking for a safe socially distant family activity? Consider the Burlington Community Fund Scavenger Hunt. Participants will be tasked with finding and perhaps discovering ten popular Burlington locations. Participants will use a Scavenger Hunt link to receive a clue to the first location. Once you find it, you will find a laminated QR code withRead More

Bristol Police to Participate in Click-It-or-Ticket Campaign

With the Thanksgiving Weekend upon us, Connecticut’s law enforcement agencies intend to promote  safe driving and increase the protection of all motorists. Law enforcement officials are out on  Connecticut’s roads enforcing the State Occupant Protection laws and issuing citations to those who are  unbuckled.  The Bristol Police Department will be participating in the Click-It-or-Ticket campaignRead More

Ten Worst Places in Connecticut Video Proven to be Fake News

Several years ago, a video claiming to countdown the “ten worst places” in Connecticut went viral. It played heavily on prevalent stereotypes and many have criticized its lack of accuracy. Mieum Media explores the video’s alleged methodology, its creators, and more. Mieum Media produced this video after their research and findings. In 2016, the citiesRead More

This Man Across The Globe Had No Clue His Studies Were Being Taught in Bristol Schools

Payeng’s four-decade-long feat of single-handedly raising a 550-acre forest of barren sandbar will now grace the curriculum of sixth grade Bristol Connecticut school students, in what will be the latest laurel for the 57-year-old Assamese farmer. Payeng said he was unaware about the development, but was happy to know that students in the US wereRead More

Updated School-By-School and Nursing Home Coronavirus Case Lists

Connecticut released its first batch of public school-by-school coronavirus data which showed there have been 459 recorded staff cases and 1,061 student cases in public and private schools between the beginning of September and end of October. Below are school-by-school coronavirus cases from the state Department of Education. The case figures are only from theRead More

CT DOT: Daylight Saving Time Requires Drivers to Be ‘Pedestrian Aware’

The Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Office strongly urges motorists and pedestrians to be more alert to roadway risks as the end of Daylight Saving Time approaches. The change to Eastern Standard Time, occurring on November 1, at 2:00 AM, means drivers’ evening commutes will suddenly switch from daylight driving, to dark, nighttime drivingRead More

14 Connecticut Things You Should Know About

1. The word “Connecticut” is an anglicized spelling of the Algonquian word “quinnitukqut,” roughly meaning “at the long tidal river.” 2. Connecticut is officially known as the Constitution State, referring to the state government-establishing Fundamental Orders of Connecticut. Written in 1639, the Fundamental Orders is considered history’s first written constitution. Connecticut is also known as the “Nutmeg State.” Traditionally,Read More

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