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The Hartford Courant keeps Connecticut's citizens up to date on state, regional, and national happenings with extensive news coverage supplemented by sections on sports, politics, and culture. The paper's in-depth news and editorial sections sharpen minds and widen perspectives, and Sunday's panoply of coupon savings slashes grocery bills and keeps restless shears from snipping away at hair. The sports section chronicles the triumphs and failures of professional athletes and local high-school football and soccer teams, and old editions can be shredded into pompoms for cheering on the UConn Huskies' basketball team. In addition to its fresh-off-the-presses news stories, the Hartford Courant promotes well-rounded leisure with listings of local entertainments and tips on cooking, health, and travel.

285 Broad St
Hartford,
CT
US

During shoots at Portrait Simple—a studio specialized in child, infant, maternity, and family portraits—skilled photographers snap an unlimited number of poses in front of a choice of backgrounds and provide the convenience of instant printing. Sessions can take any size group, accommodating families and close-knit juries. Models don simple duds without heavy patterns or logos and can tote props such as sports equipment or special blankies. After striking jubilant, winsome, or wrathful poses, guests sit down with the photographer to select images to turn into prints.

1500 New Britain Ave
West Hartford,
CT
US

• For $230, you get a square outdoor fire pit kit (a $460 value). • For $249, you get a round outdoor fire pit kit (a $499 value).

260 Murphy Road
Hartford,
CT
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Connecticut Flight Academy?s fleet includes a quartet of Piper aircraft, in addition to an FAA-approved flight simulator. The school's air and ground flight training equipment allows certified instructors to help students of all skill levels accomplish their aviation goals, whether they want to earn a pilot's license or figure out which aeronautical terminology to use when talking to pigeons. Furthermore, the school's location at Hartford-Brainard Airport gives students proximity to Boston and New York airspace, making for good practice with high-traffic areas and New England?s swift weather changes.

20 Lindbergh Dr.
Hartford,
CT
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Co-founders Alana La Fleur and Vanessa Jennings put the mission of VAz Media right in the name: V stands for "Vanessa," A for "Alana," and Z represents "everything for women, from A to Z." The duo established their event-planning company to give women a place to relax and socialize in a supportive environment, free of stress or the incessant pandering for their votes from mayoral candidates. La Fleur and Jennings also partner each event with a charity, raising funds for organizations such as the Connecticut chapter of the National MS Society and CT Women’s Education and Legal Fund.

31 Pratt Street
Hartford,
CT
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