Tag Archives: Connecticut

Examine the LARPers: How to Tell New England Fairs Apart

Fall in New England is a wondrous time, with fairs of every size and shape vying for attention. It can get a little confusing, though, so here’s a handy field guide to figuring out just where you are. Who are the … Continue reading

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October Surprise: A cold “staycation” without power

A freak October storm brought down a massive number of trees and branches on Saturday, and over 800,000 Connecticut households lost power, including mine. As I heard mentioned over and over on the AM radio station that was my only source … Continue reading

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The Farmers Market and the Real Food Pledge

From the frizzy headed drunken woman lettuce to the pasture raised multi-colored chicken eggs, Connecticut’s bounty beckoned at the Edgewood Park Market in New Haven. I was stocking up on produce, whole grain breads, and locally-raised meats in preparation for … Continue reading

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The Connecticut Hot Dog Tour

I won’t be eating another hot dog anytime soon. On Saturday, I completed the Connecticut Hot Dog Tour. A group of men, including my husband, organized a tour of 10 famed hot dog joints in the state (a bonus eleventh … Continue reading

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Kitschy Connecticut

A fun day of road tripping lay ahead when I picked out five Roadside America attractions to check out in my area. My husband was a good sport as we traveled around in between going out to eat and getting … Continue reading

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