Local Services in Torrington

50% Off Services

Southington

$100 $50

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Tyler English Fitness – 84% Off Boot Camp & 30-Day Meal Plan

Multiple Locations

$297 $49

Fitness expert's team of coaches leads workouts that blast through typical gym boredom by alternating between cardio and strength routines

Up to 53% at The Hard Drive

Southington

$125 $59

Techs repair computers, laptops, TVs, and mobile devices; offer password and data recovery, software training, and video-to-DVD transfer

jcp portraits – Up to 83% Off Photo Shoots

Multiple Locations

$125 $25

Professional photographers capture families, babies, and individuals with custom backgrounds, props, and variety of poses

50% Off Wedding Steps Bridal Shows

Multiple Locations

$16 $8

Future brides and grooms peruse gowns, custom invitations, and wedding photography at shows with honeymoon giveaways

Up to 60% Off Video Conversion

Waterford

$250 $99

Experienced videographer transfers cherished 8mm films and VHS tapes to lasting DVD formats

45% Off Childcare

Waterbury

$265 $146

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Up to 75% Off Credit-Repair Services or Seminar

Waterbury

$600 $149

Financial experts spend up to six months improving your credit score and lead seminars where students learn how to undo past damage

Up to 51% Off Safety and CPR Courses

667 Main Street

$50 $25

Women's safety course covers awareness of potential threats, protection of themselves and their families, and performing defensive skills

45% Off

Waterford

$22 $12

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44% Off Messenger Services

Waterbury

$50 $28

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50% Off at Counseling Center of Waterbury

Waterbury

$500 $250

Weekly 60-minute group-counseling sessions offer support for family and friends of people struggling with substance abuse

Up to 55% Off Home Furnishings

West Hartford

$200 $95

Selection of gently used furniture items and vintage pieces rotates daily in a renovated, 10,000-square-foot space

80% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot with Images

West Hartford

$485 $99

Experienced photographer puts clients at ease as they pose to their own music in a private candlelit studio

60% Off Custom Framing at Center Framing and Art

West Hartford

$100 $40

Award-winning art and framing shop’s expert staffers align metal, wood, and other materials to border diplomas and printed keepsakes

50% Off Kids' Classes

Multiple Locations

$350 $175

Instructors help kids excel in math, reading, science, music, writing, and dance in engaging and fun classes

Up to 50% Off Tallulah's Caterers

West Hartford

$75 $39

Catered cuisine that changes every time, but may include options such as pan-seared tilapia and Chesapeake crab cakes

49% Off

West Hartford

$75 $38

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67% Off ACT or SAT Test Prep

Newington

$150 $50

Practice tests and review sessions prime college applicants for success on SAT or ACT

78% Off Boudoir or Glamour Photo Shoot

Dirt Salon

$295 $65

Boudoir or glamour photo shoot, with images taken by photographer who aims to help ladies find their flattering sexy sides

45% Off

Multiple Locations

$350 $193

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50% Off

Cheshire

$40 $20

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Up to 56% Off Financial Wellness Coaching

Multiple Locations

$300 $150

Coaches provide clients with detailed personal accountability and support rather than selling them financial products

Up to 88% Off Lifetouch Portrait Packages at Target Portrait Studio

Multiple Locations

$204.95 $25

Photographers customize backdrops and props before capturing images with professional gear; posting images in online gallery within 24 hours

Up to 61% Off Computer Repair

Meriden

$100 $39

Computer experts protect software from sluggish operation and harmful viruses with clean-ups and antivirus software

50% Off

Wethersfield

$50 $25

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55% Off from Oxford Flight Training

Oxford

$265 $119

The flight-instruction package includes pilot handbooks, a logbook, and an hour of flight

50% Off Psychic Readings

Wallingford

$50 $25

Intuitive with 20+ years of experience gives advice on life and love relevant to the past, present, and future

Up to 51% Off Tutoring or Test-Prep Course

Wallingford

$180 $89

One-hour tutoring sessions for kids from preschool through 12th grade cover any subject; SAT class includes covered materials

50% Off Webpage-Design Consulting

Westfield

$499 $250

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55% Off Boudoir Photo Package at ImageMaker Studio

Hamden

$199 $89

Photographer with 15 years of experience creates evocative boudoir images that capture the client's individual beauty

70% Off Federal and State Tax Returns

Hamden

$300 $89

Certified accountants prepare both federal and Connecticut tax returns for individuals or couple filing jointly, with Schedules A and B

91% Off Photo Shoot from Portrait Scene

Wickham Park

$218 $19

Seasoned photographers capture individuals and families during on-location shoots

55% Off Computer Repair

North Haven

$300 $135

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Up to 51% Off Cell Phone or Tablet Repair

Agawam

$70 $36

Technicians fix cracked screens on tablets and cell phones; other smartphone issues, such as nonfunctional buttons, are resolved

Up to 55% Off Paint, Signs & Mocktail Classes

Greenwood Center

$37 $20

Instructors teach students sign-language basics in social painting classes or group sign language lessons with other students

89% Off Photo Shoot & Pictures

Danbury

$144 $16

Expert shutterbugs get to know photographees before snapping in front of colorful backdrops, with chosen portraits ready in about an hour

Half Off Counseling or Life Coaching

Patterson

$150 $75

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80% Off Online Training for Computer Programs

Brookfield

$299 $59

A year's subscription to online courses that are shot in high-definition video and cover Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Windows 8, and Quickbooks

55% Off Life Coaching

Ridgefield

$180 $81

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Up to 51% Veterinary Services

Patterson

$122 $60

Vets groom pets or conduct exams to spot potential diseases or prevent parasites

60% Off Custom Framing

Multiple Locations

$100 $40

Professional artisans work with you to design creative frame solutions for items like fine art, photos, or children’s artwork

50% Off

Sherman

$300 $150

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Up to 60% Off at Furry Friends Daycare & Boarding

Danbury

$120 $48.50

Boarded dogs and cats get daytime exercise sessions in cage-free facility; dog-daycare sessions last up to 12 hours

50% Off

Shelton

$70 $35

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55% Off Private Music Lessons

Springfield

$131 $59

Skilled teachers instruct students with lessons in guitar, bass guitar, drums, piano, violin, sax, voice, woodwind, and brass

Half Off In-Studio Photo Shoot

Metro Center

$300 $150

Photo shoots capture subjects dressed in up to six outfits and include 18 edited high-res digital images from the shoot

50% Off Test-Prep Classes

Downtown

$375 $188

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45% Off

New Haven

$100 $55

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Up to 59% Off Music Lessons

East Longmeadow

$140 $65

Lessons in guitar, bass guitar, drums, piano, or voice focus on theory, technique, and performance to help students develop a new skill

Up to 51% Off Music Lessons and Studio Sessions

East Longmeadow

$90 $45

Guitar, piano, bass, drums, and vocal lessons for students of all skill levels; studio sessions offer a professional recording experience

Up to 61% Off Tarot and Psychic Readings

Orange

$40 $20

Intuitive psychic and spiritualist uses tarot and psychic readings to illuminate past, present, and future, and reunites loved ones

Up to 64% Off Boudoir Shoot at Shotsy Photography

Chicopee

$222 $79

Passionate photographer arranges sophisticated boudoir photo shoots that give clients creative freedom and a sense of empowerment

44% Off

Chicopee

$50 $28

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Half Off at Imex Furniture

Holyoke

$50 $25

Armchairs, sofas, beds, and tables by makers such as Vaughan-Bassett and Restonic; mirrors, lamps, and giclée artwork on canvas

50% Off Phone and Electronics Repair Services

The Holyoke Mall

$30 $15

Technicians replace cracked screens and malfunctioning circuitry inside cell phones, laptops, tablets and more

Up to 59% Off Photography at Paper City Pictures

Holyoke

$120 $55

In a historic building built in the early 1900s, subjects pose in front of a variety of colorful backgrounds, including an urban-style mural

45% Off Counseling

Easton

$175 $96

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Half Off Web-Design Package from Web Mastercopy

Trumbull

$959 $479

Web masters conjure professional websites using custom themes and high-quality stock imagery, even creating a video slideshow for your site

Half Off Facials or Makeup Course

Branford

$1,950 $975

Student estheticians relax and rejuvenate clients with facials; classes acquaint students with makeup essentials

55% Off

Parkway / Wheelers Farm Road

$400 $180

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50% Off Psychic Reading

Milford

$60 $30

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50% Off

Post Road North

$80 $40

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45% Off Garment Care

Poughkeepsie

$75 $41

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Up to 70% Off Mattresses

Multiple Locations

$295 $89

Brand name mattresses from Simmons Beautyrest, Serta Perfect Sleeper, Tempur-pedic, iComfort: Spinal Bracer extra firm mattress

Up to 65% Off from United Aviation Academy

Wappinger

$399 $149

Students take control of Cessna airplane or Schweizer helicopter while FAA-certified instructor looks on safely; simulation flight training

45% Off Services

New Paltz

$100 $55

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Up to 53% Off Art Therapy at Artistic Healings

Guilford Center

$125 $59

Expert counselors help clients work through their emotions with relaxing art sessions

Boudoir Photo-Shoot Packages

Stratford

$425 $75

Clad in lingerie or a men’s shirt, subjects pose for tasteful in-studio photo shoots; includes an 8”x10” print

45% Off Locksmith Services

East Side

$300 $165

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58% Off Drop-Off Laundry Service at Wash Works

Multiple Locations

$36 $15

Laundry service cleans 30 pounds of dirty clothes and linens, and offers same-day drop-off and pickup

Select Local Merchants

As the aroma of fresh baked cookies, pies, and cakes wafts through the air at Hannah’s Catering & Bakery, one might wonder where the eponymous baker is. However, the person responsible for the appetizing scent is not Hannah, but rather Margaret Jacobs—Hannah’s great-granddaughter. Surrounded by her great-grandmother's Irish cooking, Margaret learned the ins and outs of the kitchen at a young age—including how to avoid getting locked in the fridge—and developed a deep passion for cooking, a passion she later transformed into a career. In 1989, the Culinary Institute of America grad opened up her own shop in Torrington, naming it in honor of her biggest motivator, Hannah. There, she churned out decadent baked goods for two decades before moving her bakery, café, and catering shop to Litchfield.

Today, Margaret fills boxed lunches or sticks and bindles with hearty chicken-salad, roast-beef, and vegetarian sandwiches, each stacked atop marble-rye, white, or wheat bread. She creates soul-warming soups and chowders, fresh-from-the-oven pot pies, and hearty platters of mac 'n' cheese. For dessert, a glass bakery case showcases freshly baked and elegantly decorated cakes—such as red velvet, mocha raspberry, and classic carrot—and tempts passersby with cream puffs, fruit-filled strudels, and nearly 20 types of pies, from blueberry to mincemeat.

239 West Street
Litchfield,
CT
US

Litchfield's Chabad Community Center celebrates Passover by bringing together families and the community for a night of food and activities. The interactive Seder experience mixes storytelling and humor in with ritual. Listen for readings from the Haggadah, watch some a capella singing, or feel free to join in group discussions that help tie the festival's historic importance to the modern day. The five-course main dinner will be catered by Kosher Cuisine, and it includes dishes such as handmade organic matzah, gefilte fish, and roasted chicken.

7 Village Green Dr
Litchfield,
CT
US

With the ultimate goal of increasing profits for their clients, the business analysts at AVS Energy, LLC comb through every aspect of business in search of inefficiency. They scrutinize 260 areas of accounting, budgeting, and operations, and they develop creative solutions that are informed by years of experience. Before investigating special projects or everyday work, the team conducts free consultations.

274 Sharon Turnpike
Goshen,
CT
US

In Connecticut’s northwest hills, summer blooms alongside the white-and-pink blossoms of its state flower, the mountain laurel. Cyclists in The Village Ride may just catch its faint fragrance as they churn along the country roads that slice through Litchfield County.

The three custom course routes vary by length to accommodate riders of any age and ability. No matter their route, cyclists wind past scenic towns and natural wonders such as lakes, rivers, and state forests. Elevation changes, which lie in wait at most every hill, offer an added heart-friendly challenge. The 25K route nears 700 feet, and the 100K route peaks at about 1,700 feet. After crossing the finish line at Ski Sundown, participants grab a catered lunch (available 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.) or some brews from event sponsor Thomas Hooker Brewing Company while soaking in live entertainment.

Ride proceeds benefit The Village for Families & Children, a child-safety and family-resource organization. In 1809, The Village began its mission “to build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children.” Now, more than 200 years later and helping some 7,000 children each year, the organization maintains that goal through foster services, academic and socialization care, parental-skills programs, and family-crisis prevention and management services.

126 Ratlum Road
New Hartford,
CT
US

Each of the five participating Connecticut Landmarks offers a glimpse inside the domestic lifestyles of the state's early settlers, patriots, and prominent citizens. Grab a three-cornered hat and a nerf musket before storming the grounds of any one of the landmarks with a compatriot, or choose the individual membership for admittance to each house as many times as desired throughout the year. Members also receive a free subscription to the Landmark News newsletter, invitations to special events, a 10% discount on all museum shops, and a discount subscription to Connecticut Explored, a magazine that chronicles Connecticut's history.

9 Main Street North
Bethlehem,
CT
US

With three floors of interactive exhibits, Imagine Nation keeps tykes aged 2–10 and their parents engaged for hours of synapse-firing fun. Tunnels filled with natural decor await youngsters in the museum's indoor jungle-themed playscape, where they can shake excess energy out of their bounding legs in preparation for naptime or hibernation season. In the ESPN center, kids can pretend to be sportscasters as they sit behind the desk of a model TV set, replete with real equipment from the Worldwide Leader in Sports.

The museum also boasts a health exhibit in which children can don hospital attire and explore a model newborn nursery and an operation table, ideal for parents trying to nudge their child toward a career as a hypochondriac. After whippersnapper's minds have been blown learning about the cosmos at the space exhibit, they can unwind with drinks and snacks at the old-fashioned soda fountain, which winds the clock back to the 1940s with the help of a player piano.

1 Pleasant St
Bristol,
CT
US