The Claypen: Sculpt It

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You can look at art, or make your own creations at the Claypen. Located in West Hartford, the Claypen puts creativity right into your own hands. Everyone from kids to adults can come to the Claypen, have fun and wind up with a creative treasure. First, you pick out your own piece of pottery from […]

Splash Beneath the Petals at Wolcott Park

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Wolcott Park used to be a family farm, so its stretch of land has been a part of Hartford for many years. Today, the park is no longer a farm, but it's named for the family who owned it. Now when the summer sun warms up Hartford in June, families and little ones begin to […]

D & D Market: Shop Smart

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If you’re looking for an exceptional Italian deli in Hartford, this place fits the bill. Vito D’Aprile opened D & D Market all the way back in 1932. Through three generations of family, the market has continued to accomplish that task to the present day. The butcher shop here is one of the best in […]

Theaterworks: A Hartford Playhouse

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A community theater is an essential part of a town’s creative life, so the minds behind Hartford’s Theaterworks are to be commended for creating a comfortable, inviting space for local writers, directors and actors to present their material. Patrons rave about the intimate nature of the performance space – at just around 150 seats, you’re […]

Spotlight Theaters: Bargain Movies in Hartford

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Enjoy a first run movie at Spotlight Theaters. The theater is full of comfortable seating and all your favorite concessions. You can even purchase beer and wine to bring into the movie with you. Before the movie relax in the Bistro while enjoying a meal like a steak with mashed potatoes and the delicious red […]

Modern Pastry: Classic Treats in Hartford, Connecticut

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The sign might say “Modern Pastry,” but many of the products within are classics. This Hartford bakery has become a popular local spot where visitors can find baked treats ranging from every day treats like cannoli to chic specialty cakes perfect for special occasions. Visit and you'll discover treats like Modern Pastry's Vanilla Pyramid (a […]

Middletown Bikram Yoga: Yoga Practiced in Intense Heat

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The idea that yoga can help both physical and mental health may not be entirely new to you, but what about the philosophy that intense heat ups the ante? At Middletown Bikram Yoga, a yoga class isn't as simple as flowing through poses at whatever room temperature naturally happens. Bikram yoga requires intense heat to […]

The Buttonwood Tree: A Nonprofit Arts Center in Middletown

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The Buttonwood Tree began as a bookstore in Middletown's North End in 1989. The bookstore hosted regular performances, but it wasn't strictly an arts venue. That changed in 1991 when, with the help of Middletown's Commission on the Arts, the book shop became a nonprofit organization dedicated solely to the performance arts. The Buttonwood Tree […]

River Highlands State Park: Drink in Beautiful Views from the Bluffs

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Before River Highlands State Park existed, all of its 177 acres were fields where farmers grew crops and pastures where cows grazed. That changed in 2001 when the park was dedicated to preserve the wildlife that lives along the Connecticut River, even in the midst of ongoing commercial and residential development in Cromwell. Take a […]

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