Thinking of buying a boat or trading up to a larger size? Hop aboard — there is much to consider. Luckily, there are dozens of full-service marinas from Old Saybrook and Old Lyme to New London, Groton, Mystic, Stonington, and beyond.
The dog days of summer hold a special place in this foodie heart of mine. There are certain things that just taste so much better when the sun is shining bright:
A tall cool glass of lemonade
An ice cream cone with 2 huge scoops of vanilla ice cream
A summer-ripened peach
A huge slice of juicy watermelon
An estimated 175,000 people are expected over the course of the four-day fair, which had its beginnings with its sponsoring organization, the Woodstock Agricultural Society. In 1859, the society consisted of about 211 people who paid the fifty cents to become members. Descendants of that early group are still involved in the fair.
It may seem like a roadblock to some — after all, finally being able to acquire a boat is all about relaxing and forgetting about the cares of the world. Yet most accidents occur on boats less than 21 feet long, according to statistics gathered by the U.S. Coast Guard and posted on the American Boating Association website.
From the future of the human mind to family drama, these books are great to bring to the beach
From 'charts to parts', New London's boat show promises variety
Parading Paws is a parade and contest, where dog owners are invited to dress their furry friends in their finest and funnest attire.
On a road course along Connecticut's southeast coast, landlocked visitors who left the boat at home or never dreamed of owning one can find small watercraft for rent — and big fun.
Regional beers are enjoying a fizzy surge of awareness. The variety of beers and styles produced by the local brewers is as wide and creative as imagination and tradition allow — and the light lager mentality associated with Coors and Budweiser products scarcely touches the array of porters, stouts, India Pale Ales, lambics, bocks, bitters, pilsners and on and on.
A rundown of seasonal events in southern Rhode Island and eastern Connecticut, through Labor Day.