Mystic Knotwork Opens Second Location in Mystic

The Beaudoin family has been tying nautical knots for 60 years in the Mystic area. Mystic Knotwork, owned and operated by the Beaudoin family, is dedicated to preserving the New England nautical tradition of knot tying. Started by Alton Beaudoin in 1957, the company is celebrating 60 years of American Made craftsmanship. They’ve been honored as Read More

Day Tripping to Lake Compounce + Discount Coupon

We visited Lake Compounce today and had a blast! Lake Compounce is truly a family theme park.  The weather held out and while there were lots of people at the park, it wasn’t overcrowded so there was no real wait or long lines. The rides are amazing and such a thrill to ride. Some of Read More

6 Essential Home Garden Resource Books

You can never have too many garden books in your home library. Garden books are a great source of information and reference. While you can search for anything online these days, pulling out a book from the shelf is still a great way to get the help you need. These well-written books are easy to Read More

The Annual Lyme/Old Lyme Garden Tour Is This Weekend

The 14th Lyme/Old Lyme Garden Tour returns to Old Lyme Village, giving visitors a chance to wander through a half dozen gardens amid some of Old Lyme’s most beautiful and historic homes. Stroll Lyme Street and surrounding lanes and admire the garden spaces lovingly created and nurtured to complement a village setting: the Sculpture Garden, Read More

Next up at the Connecticut Repertory Theatre: Noises Off June 15-25

Noises Off is a madcap hilarious farce and perhaps the funniest comedy ever written. A troupe of traveling actors rehearses a flop called Nothing’s On. The antics and intrigue on and offstage make chaos for the cast on the eve of opening night. Doors will slam, love triangles will tangle and misplaced sardines create an uproarious, Read More

How to Build a DIY Greenhouse Under $100

If you like to garden then you will want to read on to learn how you can build a DIY Greenhouse for under $100. The step-by-step instructions are provided in the book, Building Projects for Backyard Farmers and Home Gardeners, by Chris Gleason. This full color book is your guide to 21 handmade garden structures and Read More

Low Maintenance Vegetable Gardening Tips and Tricks

Wouldn’t it be great to easily and quickly grow fresh fruit and vegetables in your own backyard? Author Clare Matthews has written a book entitled, “The Low Maintenance Vegetable Garden” to help you with simple shortcuts and unconventional low-maintenance strategies. Would-be gardeners can learn the tricks needed to grow their own produce without putting in Read More

Buttonwood Farm Sunflower Festival in Griswold, Connecticut

Buttonwood Farm in Griswold, Connecticut is the place to go when you want awesome homemade ice cream and you want to bask in the glow of a 14 acres of sunflowers. Buttonwood Farm was named by Foursquare as one of the best places in to get ice cream in Connecticut. Back in 2003 the owners Read More

Sail on the Schooner Adirondack III During Sail Boston (June 17-21)

The Schooner Adirondack III is hosting narrated cruises for Sail Boston, June 17th through June 21st. Step onboard the 80-foot, 1890s styled pilot schooner Adirondack III for a sail around Boston Harbor. You will be treated to a 2-1/2 hour or 8-hour narrated sail and viewing tours, which will include narration about the tall ships along Read More

Become A Tourist in Your Own Backyard On Connecticut Open House Day, Saturday, June 10

Thousands of Connecticut residents will be exploring the state’s fascinating world of history, art and culture when the Connecticut Office of Tourism hosts its annual Connecticut Open House Day on Saturday, June 10, 2017. Now in its 13th year, Connecticut Open House Day encourages residents to become tourists in their own state, and invites them to Read More