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Autumn Apple-Picking Is a Popular Pastime at Wright’s Orchard

September 19, 2017

With autumn right around the corner, Wright's Orchard in Tolland will soon see an influx of apple-pickers. Some of the orchard's apples are already in season, like the Gala and the Gingergold apples. Honeycrisp apples ripen to perfectly pink around September 5th; Cortland apples are ready to be juiced starting September 15th; and Macoun, the… Read more »

Sink Your Teeth Into a Unique Sandwich at Artisanal Burger Company in Manchester

September 13, 2017

If you think the burger is a totally American eat, then you probably haven't been to Artisanal Burger Company in Manchester yet. Its signature ramen burger breaks the mold. In place of a traditional sesame seed bun, the ramen burger features a bun crafted out of ramen noodles. A juicy beef patty, kimchi, and sriracha… Read more »

Savor Crispy Wings at Cheeks Chicken & Waffles in Manchester

September 7, 2017

It only took Steven Murray—or "Cheeks," as his friends call him—less than a year to take Cheeks Chicken & Waffles from a food truck to a permanent brick-and-mortar location in Manchester. That's thanks, in part, to fans of the business, who offered their unwavering support in the form of frequent take-out orders. But their loyalty… Read more »

Taking Place Sept. 10: The 37th Annual British Motorcar Show at Wickham Park

August 24, 2017

Today, sports cars come from all over the world. But in the '50s, '60s, and '70s, British sports cars reigned as the most highly coveted upscale roadsters. The 37th Annual British Motorcar Show at Wickham Park pays homage to this era, inviting present-day owners of British cars to come out and show off their unique… Read more »

Travel Back in Time With a Visit to the The Fire Museum in Manchester

August 17, 2017

The year was 1979, and the fire station at the corner of Pine Street and Hartford Road in Manchester was about to meet a cruel fate. After all, it had been around since 1901, and since it was no longer in use, then-Town Manager Bob Weiss knew that he would have to demolish unless anyone… Read more »

Cruisin’ on Main Street Returns to Manchester on Aug. 6

August 3, 2017

If you're strolling through Manchester this weekend and come across a fleet of vintage cars, that can only mean one thing: Cruisin' on Main Street is back! Returning for its 17th year at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 6, this annual event brings antique and classic cars (pre 1980) to Main Street Manchester for five… Read more »

Don’t Skip the Maple Mayo at Corey’s Catsup and Mustard in Manchester

August 3, 2017

Corey's Catsup and Mustard is named for the condiments that customers routinely use to embellish the signature burgers and fries. Although, in most cases, the food is already infused with so much flavor that really no additional condiments are necessary. Take, for example, the signature 7-Burger. It boasts a pair of peppercorn-infused Angus beef patties… Read more »

Ride the Coasters at Six Flags New England This Summer

July 20, 2017

Six Flags New England boasts an eclectic array of rides for all ages, from an early 20th-century carousel with a herd of hand-carved horses to Batman: The Dark Knight, a high-speed coaster that zips up to 55 miles per hour around sharp curves and down steep hills. So whether you have younger kids, older kids,… Read more »

Cool Off With a Sundae at Shady Glen in Manchester

July 13, 2017

Residents of Manchester know that when you're looking for a juicy burger, a fully loaded sundae, or a pillowy pile of pancakes, there's really only one place to go: Shady Glen. The local diner has been delighting eaters for years with its lineup of classic comfort food, and it continues to do so today. If… Read more »

Enjoy an Al Fresco Flick at the Mansfield Drive-In

July 6, 2017

Going to the drive-in is a totally different experience than sitting in a movie theater. When the summer sun warms your face outdoors, holing up in an air conditioned movie theater feels almost like blasphemy, whereas enjoying a flick at the drive-in allows you to appreciate the fresh air and a film at the same… Read more »

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