Roxy’s Best Of… Connecticut

The Best of the State of Connecticut, from kid stuff (including summer camp) to restaurants to shopping, art, culture and events

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Mystic Aquarium & Institute For Exploration Announced New Whales Up Close Program

By: moomette on 05/30/09 @ 1:07 pm

If your vacation time this summer is limited, take a day trip to Mystic, Connecticut and see all that our area has to offer! Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration is now offering a new way to have an up-close visit with a beluga whale. Launching on June 1, the Whales Up Close program allows guests to watch a beluga feeding and their special behaviors, with only a three-foot-high window between them and a whale.




Ice Cream Blogging

By: aldonhynes on 05/30/09 @ 8:22 am

Last night, after dinner, my eldest daughter asked if we could go out for ice cream. She has just gotten home from college and it seemed like an appropriate celebration, so we set off towards one of my favorite ice cream shops here in Connecticut.
First, we stopped at the community gardens, where we have [...]




Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum and Buttolph-Williams House To Celebrate Statewide Connecticut Open House Day June 13

By: moomette on 04/29/09 @ 7:50 pm

The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum in Wethersfield, Connecticut announced plans to participate in the Fifth Annual Connecticut Open House Day — a unified celebration of the state’s fascinating world of art, history, film and tourism — on June 13, 2009.




Essex Connecticut Winter Festival and Eagle Watch

By: moomette on 02/17/09 @ 8:32 pm

The majestic Bald Eagle has been returning from Canada and Maine to nest in the Connecticut River Valley. For several years, the historic Town of Essex has been the hot scene for the gathering of viewing of the eagles at the Annual Eagle Festival




Essex Ed Parade ~ Celebrate Groundhog Day with Connecticut’s Own~

By: moomette on 01/13/09 @ 10:23 pm

The charming village of Essex has celebrated Groundhog Day by hosting a parade with the center of attraction being Essex Ed, an almost 8-foot tall, 200 pound foam and fiberglass character known for his infamous weather predictions!