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Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 04:39 PM EDT

Smithsonian's "Nature's Best Photography" Exhibit

Washington, D.C.'s National Museum of Natural History's annual "Nature's Best Photography" exhibition showcases 60 large-format prints of this year's most breathtaking nature »

Hot Air Balloon Festival Takes Off in Plainville Sunday

Hot Air Balloon Festival Takes Off in Plainville Sunday

Look up at the skies this weekend in Plainville, and you just might spot a giraffe or a wicked witch. »

4 Connecticut Colleges Make Best Food List

4 Connecticut Colleges Make Best Food List

College students are heading back to school and that’s good news for empty stomachs at four Connecticut colleges and universities. »

Riverfront Dragon Boat and Asian Festival

Riverfront Dragon Boat and Asian Festival

Scenes from the 14th annual Riverfront Dragon Boat and Asian Festival in Hartford this weekend in photos. »

Back to School Tech Gear: 10 Hot Gadgets for Students

Back to School Tech Gear: 10 Hot Gadgets for Students

From tablet convertibles to smart watches and battery charging phone cases, here's a list of top back to school electronics for the season. »

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Infinity Music Hall and Bistro Opens in Hartford

The curtains opened on Hartford's new Infinity Music Hall and Bistro on Gov. Dannel Malloy, along with other local leaders, joined hall founder and owner Dan Hicks for the red-carpeted ribbon cutting ceremony. »

Apple Store Opening at Evergreen Walk in South Windsor

Apple Store Opening at Evergreen Walk in South Windsor

A new Apple Store at Evergreen Walk in South Windsor will hold its grand opening Saturday, Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. »

Local Pizza Place is Top Family Friendly Restaurant

Local Pizza Place is Top Family Friendly Restaurant

A Manchester pizza place has snagged a spot on the list of top-10 family friendly restaurants in the country. »

'Ice Bucket Challenge' Raising Money, Awareness

'Ice Bucket Challenge' Raising Money, Awareness

The "Ice Bucket Challenge" is raising awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as ALS, and a spokesperson for the the association tells NBC News donations are pouring in. »

Back to School Tech: Hot Electronic Gear for Students

Back to School Tech: Hot Electronic Gear for Students

From smart watches to tablet convertibles and a Kindle to download your textbooks, here's what you should know about back to school gear now on the market. »

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