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Bargain Souvenir Shopping for the Holidays; Connecticut Deals

Bargain Souvenir Shopping for the Holidays; Connecticut Deals November 22, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
The word “souvenirs” bares a rather cheap connotation but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a quality local treasure to take home for cheap. Connecticut is home to an incredible variety of locally produced goods that are really special. This is a quick overview of the diversity available highlighting...

AHL Hockey is the Coolest Game in Connecticut

AHL Hockey is the Coolest Game in Connecticut September 24, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
Connecticut may have lost its NHL team more than 10 years ago, but it still has hockey fever with a couple of exciting teams that compete in the American Hockey League, the top minor league of professional hockey. Home of the Sound Tigers For anyone staying in the New Haven area, access to games is easy....

American Impressionism Found Nearby in Old Lyme

American Impressionism Found Nearby in Old Lyme September 18, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
The Florence Griswold Museum is known as the “Home of American Impressionism.” Located in Old Lyme, it is about 35 miles away from New Haven along Interstate 95. The drive, with normal traffic, will take about 40 minutes. The museum contains world-class collections of American art. This includes...

Burnin’ Down the House: Former Fire Station Has All That Jazz

Burnin’ Down the House: Former Fire Station Has All That Jazz September 5, 2010 | Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Looking for avant-garde jazz? Ever since Nick Lloyd converted a century-old firehouse in New Haven’s to a state-of-the-art music venue, bar, and studio, you no longer have to brave the Big Apple to find it. Lloyd, who moved to New Haven from Park Slope, submitted the winning proposal for the former...

Lake Compounce — America’s First Family Theme Park

Lake Compounce — America’s First Family Theme Park August 14, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
The name Lake Compounce is derived from John Compound, a Mattatuck/Tunxis Native American Chieftain. On December 2, 1684, his wife and several tribal members affixed their waxed fingertip “marks” to a deed that conveyed the “Compound’s Lake” to a group of white settlers...

“Dunc”ing for Deals: Cheap Stays Scarce in the Elm City

July 14, 2010 | Hotels, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
In contrast to the recent construction of swanky new spots and upgrading of existing hotels in New Haven, budget lodging is hard to find. There are no hostels per se in the city, and the closest thing to an actual proper B&B is the Quinnipiack Club, which, with its occupancy rates between $90 and...

To the Tables Down at Mory’s: Modernizing a Yale Tradition

To the Tables Down at Mory’s: Modernizing a Yale Tradition July 7, 2010 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Yale University has made increasing efforts to attract students from diverse backgrounds through affirmative action programs, financial aid packages to students from low socioeconomic brackets, and increased funding for international students, in some cases amounting to full scholarships. Despite these...

Dabbling in Downtown Dining: Restaurant Week in the Have

June 30, 2010 | Events, Food, Things to Do | Read More
Since 2008, New Haven restaurants have run a weeklong promotion that offers fixed-rate meals at over 25 places downtown for lunch and dinner, benefiting both customers’ wallets and restaurants’ bottom lines. The first Restaurant Week, established by Market New Haven, was held November 9-14, 2008,...
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