07.10.2014 - Middletown, Ct. - John Bassinger (center), as King Lear, listens as Raphael Massie, as Earl of Kent, explains how he ended up chained to a stone as Joni Weisfeld (left) as The Fool listens from a distance during a rehearsal of King Lear by The ARTFARM group for their Shakespeare in the Grove performance opening July 17 at an outdoor stage at Middlesex Community College.
07.09.2014 - Windham, Ct. - Equipped with a toy fire hose and water-filled canisters strapped to his back, Mason Varga, 6, stands in his front yard spraying water on a pretend fire in his "climbing tree." Mason was home with his father, Stephen Varga, a paramedic and Windham Center volunteer firefighter. Mason says that when he grows up he wants to be a Connecticut firefighter for six-months out of the year and a State Trooper in Alaska for the other six. "They help out their state," he explained, "And in the winter, guess what?...they go out in snowmobiles."