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AAA Recognizes Safe Rides Group and Police Officers in Connecticut

High school students in Wilton don’t have to worry about how to get home on Friday or Saturday nights. Since 2013, Wilton Safe Rides has given thousands of teenagers easy and anonymous access to safe, free transportation. Dozens of volunteers help operate the student-run group, which gives free rides home to high school students who

Peak Ski Spots in the Northeast

It’s easy to lose sight of how sweet it is to live in the Northeast. Our fall foliage is legendary, we’re blessed with awesome beaches and, around this time of year, the skiers and snowboarders among us will soon shred some gnar on several nearby mountains. Whether you’ve been hitting the slopes since you could

Global Good Times: World Holidays All Year-Round

In these parts, we often think of the holiday season as the five or six weeks between Thanksgiving and the New Year. But look around the world and you can find a celebration any time of year. January Australia Day is Jan. 26. The Aussie celebration includes events nationwide, like boat races in Sydney Harbor

Discover Autumn’s Splendor in Scotland and Ireland

Think spring and summer are the best times for an Irish or Scottish getaway? Think again. With a mosaic of fall foliage unfolding, the crisp autumn air, a lineup of traditional festivals, and harvest happiness from some of the friendliest people on the planet, it’s no wonder people fall in love with Ireland and Scotland

Safety Tips for Kids Who Walk or Bike to School

Today’s students aren’t biking or walking to school like they used to. Just 13 percent of students ages 5 to 14 walked or biked to class in 2009 compared with 48 percent 50 years earlier, according to the Safe Routes to School National Partnership. Time, convenience, distance, weather and safety were barriers to walking or

10 Ways to Avoid College Weight Gain

It’s common to put on a few pounds when you first start college. Follow these tips to avoid the dreaded freshman 15.

10 Things to Know About High School Sports

So, your son or daughter wants to play high school sports. Whether this is your child’s first foray into athletics or the latest step in a career that began with T-ball, here’s what you should know.

10 Considerations When Choosing a Preschool

Spend enough time with toddlers, and they’ll surprise you. Sometimes, it’s by using an unexpected word or phrase. Other times, it’s by running, jumping or climbing with unexpected skill. These acts demonstrate the impressive growth occurring during a child’s earliest years. What children learn, and how, during this period can have lifelong effects. That may

10 Places Worth Checking Out on College Campuses

Becoming familiar with each of these campus spots as soon as possible will be valuable on the road from freshman to alum.

Back to School Means Great Rates on Vacations

The start of a new school year means different things to different people. For kids, it means homework. For parents, it means frantic early mornings and afternoons. For teachers, it means stacks of papers and projects. But for travelers, it means one of the year’s best travel windows has arrived. It’s when the summer crowds