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Wallingford Hosts Hyperflite Skyhoundz Disc Dog Competition

When I was a kid, we had a dog who loved to chase frisbees. Notice I said “chase”, not “catch”. If you threw the frisbee, Shep would run underneath it and watch it until it hit the ground, then he’d wait until it was finished bouncing, rolling, skidding or otherwise came to a full stop …

Meriden Hosts Best Buffalo Wing Event

If you like Buffalo wings like I do, then here’s your chance to chow down on some of the area’s best to your heart’s content. On Wednesday, July 20th, il Monticello Restaurant in Meriden will be the site of the 1st Annual “Wing”-ing It Event where locals will converge to decide who has the best Buffalo wings …

Castle Craig in Meriden’s Hubbard Park

Castle Craig in Meriden’s Hubbard Park If you’re looking for something to do on a warm Summer day, look no further than a visit to Castle Craig in Meriden’s Hubbard Park. Located at the summit of East Peak in the Hanging Hills, it’s not really a castle in the strict sense of the word, it’s …

Connecticut Wine Trail 2011: Paradise Hills Vineyards

Connecticut Wine Trail 2011: Paradise Hills Vineyards As some of our readers may remember, we made it a point to visit as many of Connecticut’s wineries as we could last year, and got a little more than half-way through the 29 stops on the Wine Trail. During our travels we kept hearing about a new …

33rd Annual Meriden Daffodil Festival Ready To Roll

In 1979, the first Daffodil Festival in Meriden began as a small community event. Now, 32 years later, it has grown into one of the biggest celebrations in Connecticut. Attended by thousands each year, and sporting over 600,000 dazzling, yellow daffodils, this year’s event at Meriden’s 1,800 acre Hubbard Park promises to be an affair …

Lyman Orchards Winterfest Approaches

Lyman Orchards Winterfest Approaches Snow can be a ski resort’s best friend, give a kid the chance to try out that new sled, or just be nice to look as it sparkles under a full moon. But it can also throw a monkey wrench into the plans to hold an outdoor event, and that’s what …

A Connecticut Christmas: Helping Those in Need

A Connecticut Christmas: Helping Those in Need This is the time of year when many people’s thoughts turn to those less fortunate than themselves, and in today’s economy the number of people in that group continue to grow. We all want to help, but sometimes we just don’t know what to do or where to …

The Connecticut Wine Trail: Twelfth Stop

The Connecticut Wine Trail: Twelfth Stop The next stop on our wine pilgrimage was at Dalice Elizabeth Winery in Preston and owned by John and Mary-Lee Wilcox, and their grandson, Blaze Faillaci. The three are also owners of a gourmet food distribution service, Sumptuous Selections, which  Mary-Lee started with her daughter, Dalice Elizabeth. Around the …

Connecticut Wine Trail: Eleventh Stop

Connecticut Wine Trail: Eleventh Stop Maugle Sierra Vineyards only has 11 acres of producing vines, but just because they’re a small winery doesn’t mean their wines don’t have big flavor. Established in 2002 by Paul and Betty Maugle, Maugle Sierra is dedicated to producing premium wines from Connecticut grapes, including St. Croix, Traminette and Cayuga, …

The Connecticut Wine Trail: Tenth Stop

The Connecticut Wine Trail: Tenth Stop When we left Stonington Vineyards, we headed north for about 4.5 miles until we came to the tenth stop on our tour of the Connecticut Wine Trail, Jonathan Edwards Winery in North Stonington. As you pull into the parking area, you’re greeted by a charming New England farmhouse on …