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Vernon Community Arts Center's Holiday Show offers unique gift ideas

One place to get a wide variety of unique holiday gifts is at the Vernon Community Arts Center, but only for a limited time...

Crime prevention tips for the holidays

The following suggestions have been formulated to help residents stay safe during the holiday season:

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Chelanga wins Manchester Road Race; Burfoot breaks record

From the elite runners, to the casual joggers to the costume characters, the 77th annual running of the Manchester Road Race featured a little bit of everything that spectators have grown to expect...

East Hartford Holiday Fest 2013 scheduled for Dec. 6-9

The East Hartford Beautification Commission is putting the final touches on preparations for the town’s annual Holiday Fest...

Keeping senior drivers safe and on the road

Americans love their cars. They are a testament to our ingenuity and creativity...

Early 'mental health first aid' should be a priorty for everyone

The U.S. is celebrating the 50th anniversary of mental health care legislation that President John F. Kennedy signed into law in 1963...

Protecting kids and teens from Internet dangers - Part 2

The Internet can be a wonderful resource for our children. Online they can gain access to a wealth of information and new experiences...

Annual Small Business Saturday will be observed on Nov. 30

While Black Friday is filled with midnight bargains at malls, and Cyber Monday is when shoppers hit the Internet with their credit cards, local businesses finally have a day of their own during the...

Yale-Myers Forest used as a research lab for students

The nearly 8,000-acre Yale-Myers Forest spans across the towns of Ashford, Union, Eastford and Woodstock and is managed by the Department of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University...

New technologies changing couponing strategies

While there’s still a lot of paper-clipping being done by today’s couponers, new technologies are also changing some of the ways they’re finding savings at the checkout...

Educators and officials discuss pros and cons of Common Core Standards

Editor's Note: The story “Parents important to Common Core Standards,” by Denise Coffey in the Nov...

Business owners told, 'You can do this!'

A tourism marketing boot camp was held at Quinebaug Valley Community College on Nov. 15...

Real pests of New England: What you need to know this winter

New England is renowned nationally for its fall foliage this time of year, and Connecticut has several wonderful venues for viewing the state’s beautiful, brilliant colors...

77th annual Manchester Road Race set for Thanksgiving Day

For local residents, the Manchester Road Race is every bit as popular as their Thanksgiving turkey, and often the turkey dinner has to wait until the tradition of running or watching the annual cha...

Keeping kids safe over the Internet

Ryan Halligan was just 13 years old when he committed suicide on Oct. 7, 2003...

Ashford School student’s project benefits Our Companions shelter

In the beginning, while she was excited about her project, 13-year-old Rayann Knowlton also felt a little overwhelmed...

Ashford Grange sponsors foot-stomping bluegrass concert

The Grange organization and bluegrass music both have their origins in the country, so the historic Knowlton Hall was a perfect place for people to come together for an evening of music and sociali...

Keeping teen drivers safe: Part II

Parents are often the last line of defense available to a teen driver before he or she gets behind the wheel of a car...

E.O. Smith ends successful volleyball season

The E.O. Smith girls’ volleyball team overcame several health-related obstacles to put together a very successful season this year...

Women of Faith conference urges women to expect the impossible from God

More than 10,000 Christian women’s voices were raised to sing the hymn “Ten Thousand Reasons” at Hartford’s XL Center Nov...

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