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These Are the Places YOU Love In Connecticut

In a matter of a few short hours, this is the list that came up when I asked you on Facebook what your favorite “gem” spots are in Connecticut, what a list! If this doesn’t keep you busy in the car, I don’t know what will. Because I love vintage, the photo is that of Read more…

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Connecticut River Museum In Essex

In beautiful Essex, Connecticut there is a wonderful museum celebrating life on the river. It’s the Connecticut River Museum. On the first floor you’ll fine all the history about the River, especially the role it played during the Revolutionary War. Wait till you read about all of this and all that happened here in Connecticut. Of Read more…

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The Baldwin Bridge is 100!

It’s not every day that a bridge gets to mark a 100th dedication celebration, but that’s the case with Old Saybrook’s~ Old Lyme’s Baldwin Bridge on August 24th, 2011. At the opening ceremony of this Connecticut bridge ten decades ago there was a parade of 500 decorated automobiles. According to the Old Saybrook Historical Society Read more…

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If It’s Sunday, It’s The Chester Market

If it’s Sunday and it’s summertime or early fall, the Chester, Connecticut Market is underway. It’s smack dab in the middle of this movie-back-lot kind-of-town along the Connecticut River. The Sunday Chester Market has the freshest of produce and meat and fish and there are artisans too selling their wares. From 10 until 1 in Read more…

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The Blue Oar On The Banks Of The Connecticut River

The Blue Oar Restaurant along the beautiful banks of the Connecticut River in Haddam, Connecticut is a little slice of heaven. In business for 15 years, it’s a destination for boaters in Connecticut, though according to owner, Jody Reilly, most drive to this Shangri La. It sits next to a small marina and gravel parking Read more…

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Connecticut’s Historic Goodspeed Theater

It doesn’t matter how many times I have been to, or driven by the Goodspeed Opera House, that the word “majestic” doesn’t pop into my head. The 1876 historic building is such a gem along the scenic Connecticut River. Goodspeed Musicals is home to some of the finest shows put on a stage, so good, Read more…

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Katharine Hepburn’s Mansion By The Sea

On a warm but windy day in May, four of us went down to where the Connecticut River meets Long Island Sound to spend some time at what was the home of the late Katharine Hepburn, the iconic actress who called Old Saybrook her paradise. The mansion once owned by the four time Academy Award Read more…

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