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Join a Community-Wide Celebration at the Fairfield Dogwood Festival

Posted On: Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Fairfield Dogwood FestivalSpring is the season of festivals in Connecticut, and there’s yet another exciting opportunity for local residents coming up – the 2015 Dogwood Festival. Held at the Greenfield Hill Congregational Church from May 1 through 3, this annual event has drawn thousands of visitors to Fairfield for the past 80 years.

As one of the most celebrated Fairfield events, the Dogwood Festival invites visitors from all around to Greenfield Hill Congregational Church for food, crafts, games, live music and fellowship. (more…)

Easiest Indoor Plants to Grow in Your Apartment

Posted On: Monday, April 27th, 2015

Just because you live in an apartment doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the spring season with a little gardening. While it may seem time-consuming to grow your own plants indoors, there are several options that are incredibly simple to maintain in low light and require very little care – plus, some of them can even improve your indoor air quality! Add a touch of springtime to your apartment this season with these easy-to-manage indoor plants: (more…)

Spacious and Affordable Townhomes for Rent in New Haven Area

Posted On: Friday, April 24th, 2015

Rental Referral CTBestAptsRenters searching for apartments in the New Haven area can find a range of affordable options at Seramonte apartments and townhomes, located in Hamden, and Montoya apartments and condominiums, located in Branford. Both just 10 minutes away from New Haven, these pet-friendly communities offer spacious two- and three-bedroom floor plans to suit any lifestyle.

For a limited time only, tenants of Seramonte and Montoya can refer a friend to these communities and receive up to $500! (more…)

Ring in the Spring at the New Haven Cherry Blossom Festival

Posted On: Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Ring in the spring season at New Haven’s 42nd Cherry Blossom Festival, taking place this Sunday, April 26 in historic Wooster Square Park. In addition to live music, food and over 30 local exhibitors, the festival will kick off with a pre-festival concert on Saturday, April 25 at St. Michael’s on the Park.

With more than 30 local exhibitors in attendance, this event will offer fun for everyone! Children will love the arts and crafts area and face-painting station, while animal lovers will get to bring along their furry friends to the pet-friendly area with dedicated exhibitors. (more…)

Join a Party for the Planet at Maritime Aquarium

Posted On: Monday, April 20th, 2015

Courtesy of Maritime Aquarium FlickrCelebrate the earth with all of your favorite aquatic friends at Maritime Aquarium! On Wednesday, April 22, guests can join a “Party for the Planet” with a variety of games, activities and giveaways to celebrate Earth Day.

Coordinated by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Party for the Planet is the largest combined Earth Day event in North America. As one of the 100 AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums across the country celebrating this event, the Maritime Aquarium will showcase some of the conservation efforts being taken to preserve our oceans and animals. (more…)

Save Big with these Realistic Budgeting Tips!

Posted On: Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Setting a budget may seem like an impossible task, but you don’t have to be a math whiz to save hundreds of dollars a month. Take a good look at your monthly expenses to discover what you need, what you can do without and new ways to set a functional and successful budget.

Keep it realistic. Anyone can create a fantastic budget on paper — all you have to do is cut out any food beyond exactly what you need and rule out impulse purchases. However, maintaining a budget doesn’t mean you have to cut out fun completely, and you also can’t factor in unexpected expenses such as car trouble. (more…)

Kick off the Spring Season at the Westport Playhouse Block Party

Posted On: Friday, April 10th, 2015

Westport Playhouse is weeks away from kicking off its 2015 spring season and is inviting the whole community to celebrate with a kick-off Block Party. Join the Playhouse on Saturday, April 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. for this free event to enjoy food trucks, games for both children and adults, prizes, exclusive ticket offers and more!

Block Party guests will be treated to a special look at the Westport Playhouse, including self-guided tours, scavenger hunts and a “backstage experience” to see the theater through an actor’s perspective. (more…)

Meet the Easter Bunny at the Shore Line Trolley Museum

Posted On: Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Before the Easter Bunny sets out to deliver candy and hide eggs this weekend, he is making a special stop in East Haven! Stop by the Shore Line Trolley Museum today or tomorrow to hitch a trolley car ride with the Easter Bunny himself.

Branch out from the traditional Easter egg hunts this year, and celebrate the holiday with a bit of Connecticut history. Today and tomorrow at the Shore Line Trolley Museum, visitors can meet the Easter Bunny while they enjoy a ride on a beautifully restored 100-year-old trolley car. Families will have plenty of opportunities to take pictures, and a variety of springtime crafts will be offered to provide kids with creative activities and entertainment. Of course, no visit would be complete without a tour of the museum’s historic trolleys, which will be on display for guests to walk through and explore. (more…)

World-Renowned Pizza Chef Opens Amore Cucina and Bar at Childhood Restaurant

Posted On: Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

One of Stamford’s favorite pizza restaurants, Amore Cucina and Bar, is gaining a new location in Springdale! The venture will be led by six-time World Pizza Champion Bruno DiFabio, who made his very first pizza dough at the location more than 30 years ago.

Amore’s new location was once a cozy Italian restaurant where a teenage Bruno DiFabio learned to make pizza. Since then, he was has opened 11 restaurants, served as a Food Network Judge on several occasions and earned the title of World Pizza Champion six times. Now returning to his roots, DiFabio is planning to re-open  the old restaurant as Amore Cucina and Bar. (more…)

Simple Ways to Create More Space in Your Apartment

Posted On: Monday, March 30th, 2015

Some apartments are open and spacious, while others are small and cozy. Either way, it’s difficult to know how to make the most of your space. Here are some tips and tricks to help you create the perfect atmosphere for your apartment.

Double your storage space. By using furniture that doubles as storage, you can spend less money and have more space. Ottomans with removable tops can be used to prop your feet up after a long day, and can also hold all your books and magazines next to the couch! Coffee tables with shelves and desks with built-in drawers and cubbies along the sides also really help to add to storage space.

Reflect your space. Mirrors are a great way to reflect light and open up a room. Hang a mirror across from a window to reflect the natural light, and place one behind a table or chest to create the impression of more space. (more…)