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Montoya Condominiums Available for Rent in Branford

Posted On: Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Located just a few minutes from New Haven in the charming town of Branford, Montoya condominiums provide the perfect balance between city amenities and tranquil living. With spacious floor plans and access to numerous dining and shopping options, Montoya offers a gateway to the perfect Connecticut lifestyle. (more…)

How to Keep your Apartment Warm During Freezing Temperatures

Posted On: Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Winter is in full swing in Connecticut, and during this time of year there’s nothing better than stepping into a warm, cozy apartment. However, it’s important to practice safety when heating your residence. Here are several ways you can stay warm, healthy and happy throughout the winter season.

Prevent pipes from freezing. When temperatures drop below freezing, it’s important to keep water flowing through the pipes. Periodically flush your toilets during the day, and leave your kitchen and bathroom taps on a thin trickle of water throughout the night.

Keep pipes ventilated. Leave all cabinet doors underneath sinks open, so the water pipes will remain ventilated with warm air. When you’re not at home, do not leave bathroom doors closed. (more…)

Celebrate Chinese New Year at Yale University’s Lunarfest

Posted On: Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Add some culture to your weekend by celebrating the Lunar New Year, or as you most likely know it, Chinese New Year! This Saturday, February 21, the Yale-China Association will be hosting a variety of festivities in New Haven to celebrate this exciting tradition. Lunarfest is free to the public and will take place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. (more…)

Experience a Week-Long Culinary Event at Darien Taste of the Town

Posted On: Monday, February 16th, 2015

Darien is warming up the winter chill by hosting a Taste of the Town! Beginning on Thursday, Feb. 19, this weeklong event will feature lunch and dinner specials from multiple restaurants in downtown Darien.

Presented by the Darien Chamber of Commerce, the Darien Taste of the Town is making a newly-branded debut through a weeklong celebration of its thriving local restaurant scene. Foodies from all across the nearby Stamford area can take advantage of specially designed menus and offers from some of Darien’s favorite chefs. Coinciding with Darien’s winter break, this event will extend into the weekend to provide both locals and visitors with more opportunity to enjoy Darien’s fantastic restaurants! Taste of the Town will begin on Thursday, Feb. 19 at noon and continue until closing time on Thursday, Feb. 26. (more…)

Five Must-See Exhibits at The New Children’s Museum

Posted On: Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Conny the Whale, courtesy of The Children's MuseumBring your young explorers to experience a huge variety of nature and science exhibits at The New Children’s Museum in West Hartford! Located about 40 minutes from Hamden, this incredible museum is well worth the drive to explore a world full of discoveries. If you’ve never been to the museum, here are just a few of the features you’ll see there: (more…)

Hamden Regional Chamber Celebrates 90 Years with Roaring Twenties Mystery Show

Posted On: Monday, February 9th, 2015

Join Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce for a night of mystery, laughter and fun at The Roaring Twenties Homicide! This murder mystery/comedy will kick off the 90th anniversary celebration of Hamden Regional Chamber, and will take place on Feb. 26 at Cascade Fine Catering.

Featuring a cast of 25 local actors, The Roaring Twenties Homicide is both a comedy and a murder mystery that incorporates audience participation throughout the show. As the night progresses, guests will have the opportunity to become a part of the story and help solve the murder! Cascade Fine Catering will be transformed into a 1920’s Speakeasy, and guests are encouraged to wear their best 1920’s flapper dresses, suits and other attire. A reception with hors d’oeuvres will begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and the show at 7 p.m. (more…)

Search for Clues at the Winter Farm Letterboxing Trail

Posted On: Friday, February 6th, 2015

Heckscher Farm, courtesy of SMNCStamford Museum and Nature Center (SMNC) has launched a fun new way to enjoy the winter season with the Winter Farm Letterboxing Trail! Similar to a scavenger hunt, this event will take place at SMNC’s Heckscher Farms from now until Saturday, Feb. 28.

The Winter Farm Letterboxing Trail is a fun new challenge taking place at the Stamford Museum’s Heckscher Farm. Guests can pick up a list of clues from the Stamford Museum Building, and then use the clues to find a series of letterboxes hidden around the farm! Throughout the scavenger hunt, guests can pay a visit to Heckscher Farm’s friendly animals, including cows, chickens, pigs and horses. Despite the chilly weather, it’s difficult not to enjoy the farm’s 10 acres of scenic pastures, quaint barns, organic gardens and charming maple sugar house. Come experience this fun outdoor adventure from now until Feb. 28 during museum hours, open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (more…)

Treat your Valentine to a Gourmet Meal at Westport Garden Café

Posted On: Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Treat your Valentine to a romantic gourmet meal by making a reservation for Terrain’s Valentine’s Day dinner, which will be held on Feb. 13 from 5 to 9 p.m. Hosted at the Westport Garden Café, this reservations-only event is just a short drive away from apartments in Norwalk or Stamford.

Using a wide selection of local, organically-grown food, Chef Alissa Svorka will be creating a variety of delicious seasonal dishes in the café’s charming setting. For only $65 plus tax per person, guests will be able to choose from two to three options per course. Choose from entrée options such as pan seared duck breast or roast rib eye with smoked new potatoes and heirloom carrots, and finish your night on a sweet note with red velvet cheesecake or dark chocolate port cake. To complement this fantastic meal, be sure to bring a bottle of your favorite champagne or wine! See more of this exclusive menu here, or make your reservations by visiting opentable.com or calling 203-226-2732. (more…)

Get your Tickets for the Chocolate, Dessert & Wine Lover’s Evening

Posted On: Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Celebrate Valentine’s Day early at the sixth annual Chocolate, Dessert & Wine Lover’s Evening on Thursday night, Feb.5 from 6 to 9 p.m. Held at the beautiful Marriott Hotel & Spa in downtown Stamford, this event will give back to the community by benefitting the Pacific House emergency shelter in Stamford.

Hosted by the Shelter for the Homeless, the sixth annual Chocolate, Dessert & Wine Lover’s Evening will feature more than 70 vendors at the Marriot Hotel & Spa. Whether you’re enjoying a night out with friends, family or your special someone, this tasting event promises to appeal to the foodie in everyone! Vendors will offer tastings of a wide selection of wines and beverages, savory dishes, custom-made chocolates, baked treats and a Valentine Boutique with a unique selection of gifts. Tickets for this special event are only $60, and 100 percent of the sales benefit the Pacific House emergency Shelter. (more…)

Earthplace Nature Discovery Center to Host Winterfest 2015

Posted On: Friday, January 30th, 2015

Earthplace WinterfestThis Saturday, Jan. 31, grab a blanket and head to Earthplace for Winterfest! Family and friends can enjoy an array of fun winter activities among Earthplace’s wildlife sanctuary, nature trails, forests and Animal Hall exhibit.

It might be cold outside, but Winterfest will have plenty of exciting activities to keep guests warm throughout the day. You can experience the natural beauty of Earthplace by hitching a ride on a horse-drawn carriage, learn to become an ice architect or snowshoe in the 62-acre sanctuary. If you get too cold, just huddle around the campfire and enjoy some hot cocoa and s’mores, or grab a bite at one of the available food trucks! Winterfest will also feature The Buzz Truck, serving locally roasted coffee and an assortment of baked treats from Fairfield’s Sweet & Simple bakery, including muffins, donut, cookies and their signature cupcakes. This event is free for adults and only $5 per child, and will last from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (more…)