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On Frozen Pond

01.15.2015 - Hartford, Ct. - UConn seniors Richard Weiss (left) and Tom McDougall play ice hockey on Swan Lake near UConn's Chemistry building. McDougall, a Psychology major, and Weiss, an Economics major are taking classes during UCOnn's winter intersession. McDougall, who says he has been playing hockey since he was 3-years-old, said his "parents put me in all sorts of sports, but hockey was always my true passion." Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com

01.15.2015 – Hartford, Ct. – UConn seniors Richard Weiss (left) and Tom McDougall play ice hockey on Swan Lake near UConn’s Chemistry building. McDougall, a Psychology major, and Weiss, an Economics major are taking classes during UCOnn’s winter intersession. McDougall, who says he has been playing hockey since he was 3-years-old, said his “parents put me in all sorts of sports, but hockey was always my true passion.” Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com

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Boar’s Head Festival

The 48th Annual Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival was held last weekend at the Asylum Hill Congregational Church in Hartford. The event, which celebrates the Epiphany through music, dancing, pageantry and live animals. The event included a cast, choir and orchestra of more than 250 people, 16th century period costumes and a giant angel puppet created by Hartford artist Anne Cubberly.

HARTFORD 01/11/15 A giant angel puppet created by artist Anne Cubberly, is raised up as the shepherds cower, during the 48th Annual Boar's Head and Yule Log Festival was held at the Asylum Hill Congregational Church Sunday. This is the fourth of five performances this weekend of the celebration of the Epiphany that includes a cast, choir and orchestra of more than 250 people.  CLOE POISSON|cpoisson@courant.com

HARTFORD 01/11/15 A giant angel puppet created by artist Anne Cubberly, is raised up as the shepherds cower, during the 48th Annual Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival was held at the Asylum Hill Congregational Church Sunday. This is the fourth of five performances this weekend of the celebration of the Epiphany that includes a cast, choir and orchestra of more than 250 people. CLOE POISSON|cpoisson@courant.com

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Oh My.

The defense by UConn and nonexistent shooting by SMU crushed the Mustangs. UConn led 47-9 at the halftime The Huskies then scored the first 27 points over 12:20 to take a 74-9 lead in the second half. Final score: 87-28.

Morgan Tuck spins, defended by SMU forward Stephanie Collins in the 1st half.  Tuck added 5 points.

Morgan Tuck spins, defended by SMU forward Stephanie Collins in the 1st half. Tuck added 5 points.

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UConn Men Take Two in Florida

After some shaky performances at home to start the season, a January trip to Florida may have been just what the doctor ordered to jumpstart the Huskies’ season. After a slow start in both contests, the UConn men showed guts in grinding out victories in Gainesville against the University of Florida and in Tampa in beating the University of South Florida on Tuesday night.

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Circus Kids

Circophony, a youth circus troupe lead by ArtFarm director Dic Wheeler rehearse for “Circus on the High Seas,” a production done in collaboration with the Odd Fellows Playhouse. The cast trained and rehearsed for 3 months twice a week before their first performance in December. The circus goes on the road through June.

Performer Rowan Trowbridge-Wheeler makes her entrance to the spotlight during a dress rehearsal for "Circus on the High Seas," a production done by kids under ARTFARM director Dic Wheeler.

Performer Rowan Trowbridge-Wheeler makes his entrance to the spotlight during a dress rehearsal for “Circus on the High Seas,” a production done by kids under ARTFARM director Dic Wheeler.

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