Camping with kids: The right gear can make it easier

NEMO's Wagontop four-person tent lets adults stand comfortably, and goes up quickly with just two poles. A removable vestibule clips on and off, providing additional space for gear. The outdoor gear industry offers a wide range of easily packed camping items that both parents and children can enjoy. (NEMO Equipment via AP)

The outdoor gear industry has a variety of camping items aimed at parents with young kids

A look ahead at summer travel

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MMGY Global, a travel and hospitality marketing and research company, projects a significant slowdown in overall leisure travel this year.

Adopting a cat? As kitten season nears, here’s what to consider

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Sledge nuzzles his nose to his cage inside PAWS Old City rescue center in Philadelphia. The stray, estimated to be between 2 to 4 years in age, loves to have his chin rubbed.

Before adopting, there are a few factors to consider, such as if a cat fits into your lifestyle, whether to get a kitten or an older cat, and how to welcome your new feline to the family.

Born This Way fashion show is Sunday in New London

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This is a runway with a little something extra. At the annual Born This Way fashion show presented by OutCT, the models dress in drag. And so they will when the latest show hits the runway Sunday at the Port N Starboard in New London’s Ocean Beach Park. There will also be...




A smashing good time at the Essex River Race

Of all the things that can go awry during a chaotic boat race on a winding river with a narrow channel — running aground, flipping over or cramping up — I hadn’t foreseen one other misadventure last Saturday: slamming into a...

Improving heart health

The Journal of the American College of Cardiology just published an entire edition, a “Special Focus Issue: Cardiovascular Health Promotion", publishing a plethora of studies that look at lifestyle changes to improve heart health.