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Before the holiday season can officially begin, there are two things that have to happen. First, your town has to set up and adorn its holiday tree. Secondly, Santas must jingle his way into town to start taking orders from little ones on the Nice List. The town of Manchester will be able to check… Read more »

Sushi, teriyaki, and hibachi are all on the menu at Oyama Japanese & Thai. The fusion Asian restaurant just debuted in Tolland in October. It boasts a chic, simple dining area with slate gray booths and a glossy bar, above which TVs show whatever game is playing that evening. Whether you sit at the bar… Read more »

Short of grabbing your passport and boarding a plane, Jamaican Kitchen is the best way to get your Caribbean food fix. It opened in Vernon in September and brought with it a variety of authentic Jamaican eats, from chicken patties to coco bread. If you've been wanting to branch out with your takeout routine, come… Read more »

Muse Paintbar is a bit different than your typical paint-and-sip art studio. Instead of tasking guests with picking up a bottle of wine on the way to class, Muse Paintbar offers a full selection of 20-plus craft beers and fine wines in-house. What's more, it has a fully functional kitchen that doles out snacks like… Read more »

Halloween will arrive a little early in Manchester as the town holds a special trick-or-treating event on Saturday, Oct. 28. Between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., pint-sized locals are invited to don their Halloween costume, then stop by participating downtown shops for an assortment of sweets and treats. The day has more fun in store,… Read more »

Chefs braise short ribs in Barolo wine before cooking it slowly, resulting in a tender meat that complements house-made gnocchi and ragu sauce perfectly. That's why the short rib ragu is one of the most popular dishes at Trattoria Toscana, a family-owned Italian eatery in Manchester. The clan in the kitchen was born of a… Read more »

When Teriyaki Box came to Manchester this summer, it offered customers a new way to enjoy stir fry, sushi, and hibachi. Its chefs whip up your hibachi bowl to your exact specifications while you watch. Start by selecting the centerpiece of your meal, such as chicken, beef, shrimp, salmon, tofu, or veggies. Then pick a… Read more »

The Wood Memorial Library and Museum is more than just a lending library, and it's more than just a historical museum. It's also a place where the community comes for special educational events that offer a type of learning that extends beyond the written page or the passive educational exhibit. In October alone, the Wood… Read more »

Consider this your last call to visit Manchester's Spruce Street Market. Ending for the season on Oct. 4, the Spruce Street Market takes over 153 and 160 Spruce Street on Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. So after work, head over to grab the perfect ingredients for dinner as well as supplies for fresh… Read more »

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 »

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