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Sulu of 'Star Trek,' a Gay Rights Activist, Draws a Crowd at Yale

Sulu of 'Star Trek,' a Gay Rights Activist, Draws a Crowd at Yale

The laughter of George Takei echoed throughout the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University Friday night as he shared stories from the set of “Star Trek” and discussed “To Be Takei,” a documentary on his life.

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Ron Howard’s Greenwich Estate Sells for $27.5 Million; Buyer Not Named

Ron Howard’s Greenwich Estate Sells for $27.5 Million; Buyer Not Named

The Greenwich, Connecticut, home of director, producer and actor Ron Howard has been sold.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Sweet Pea’s Greenwich Bakery: Breakfast, Lunch and International Flair

Sweet Pea’s Greenwich Bakery: Breakfast, Lunch and International Flair

Sweet Pea’s Baking Company is not just another small town bakery – it’s much more. Owners Rafael and Katjia Pita met as young students in Paris.

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New Haven Is the Testing Ground for Delicious Advances at Panera Bread

New Haven Is the Testing Ground for Delicious Advances at Panera Bread

Panera Bread pursues baking innovation in its test bakery located in the New Haven store.

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Connecticut Politics

by Jennifer Swift
Connecticut Republican Gubernatorial Hopeful Gets an "F" from the NRA

Connecticut Republican Gubernatorial Hopeful Gets an "F" from the NRA

Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley has gotten a B- from the National Rifle Association, while his competitor, John McKinney, was issued an F.

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New Website Covers Connecticut Governor's Race Via Most Pressing Issues

New Website Covers Connecticut Governor's Race Via Most Pressing Issues

Divided Connecticut, an election project and standalone website produced by the New Haven Register, Register Citizen, Middletown Press and Connecticut Magazine, will examine the governor’s race through the lens of the most pressing issues facing the state.

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Arts & Entertainment

Jazz Singer Gets Scare in Bronx, With Guns, on Way to Connecticut Gig

Jazz Singer Gets Scare in Bronx, With Guns, on Way to Connecticut Gig

Vocalist Nicole Zuratis, who is performing in the Litchfield Jazz Festival Aug. 9, had a 'Bonfire of the Vanities' moment in the Bronx last weekend.

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'Queens of Hip Hop' Salt-N-Pepa in Free New Haven Concert

'Queens of Hip Hop' Salt-N-Pepa in Free New Haven Concert

The first female rappers to receive a Grammy, the award-winning group Salt-N-Pepa performs in a free concert July 26 in New Haven.

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Style & Shopping

Vintage Land Rovers as Lifestyle Statements; Muddy Chef Challenge 3 in Lakeville

Vintage Land Rovers as Lifestyle Statements; Muddy Chef Challenge 3 in Lakeville

Calling all Land Rover enthusiasts. Pack up your oriental rugs, leather chairs, Land Rover flags and signs, gourmet grub, camp grills and lots and lots of gusto and head up to Lime Rock Park for a weekend of off road adventure, fine food and drink and lots of camaraderie.

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Stylish Support for Anti-Bullying Efforts, Salvation Army in Norwich Area

Stylish Support for Anti-Bullying Efforts, Salvation Army in Norwich Area

Bows and Things Boutique, a New London-based home business, will support the anti-bullying organization Bully Busters and the Salvation Army in Norwich with two events in August.

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Health & Wellness

CT-Based LambdaVision Working To Restore Sight to Those Who Have Lost It

CT-Based LambdaVision Working To Restore Sight to Those Who Have Lost It

Farmington's LambdaVision is working to help those afflicted by age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and retinitis pigmentosa.

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Beauty Expo With Oprah-Style Star Power to Empower Connecticut Women

Beauty Expo With Oprah-Style Star Power to Empower Connecticut Women

The Empowering Through Beauty Expo on July 26 aims to give women transitioning back into the workforce the confidence to do so through makeovers and education.

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History

Be Indiana Jones for a Week in Connecticut, Dig Up a ‘Holy Grail’

Be Indiana Jones for a Week in Connecticut, Dig Up a ‘Holy Grail’

If you love history and digging in the dirt, the Connecticut Archeology Center's Adult Archaeology Field School may be for you.

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Update: Whaling Ship Morgan in Cape Cod for Last Major Stop of Historic Voyage

Update: Whaling Ship Morgan in Cape Cod for Last Major Stop of Historic Voyage

The Charles W. Morgan’s voyage has been filled with highlights but arguably none has been more dramatic than its recent reunion with whales, the animals it once hunted.

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Education

Professor Behind Waterbury Comic Convention Studies Black Characters

Professor Behind Waterbury Comic Convention Studies Black Characters

Like most American children of the 1950s, William Foster III, liked comic books. They were cheap, they were readily available from any drug store or newsstand in his native Philadelphia, and they were—well, exciting and fun. He liked the plots, he liked the characters—but then it dawned on him: he never saw a face like his own.

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Time Capsule to Mars Plan by Connecticut Student Has NASA ‘On Board’

Time Capsule to Mars Plan by Connecticut Student Has NASA ‘On Board’

Emily Briere of Connecticut is literally shooting for the stars with a Time Capsule to Mars plan that has NASA on board.

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TWELVE STEPS TO BUILDING YOUR OWN SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS

Jul 28, 2014

Are you looking to build a successful business of your own, either full-time or part-time? Or do you have an existing small business that needs to grow? Either way, you will need to put together a ?business plan?. Many books have been written about business plans, but for most small businesses it all boils down to asking ? and finding the answers to ? twelve very specific questions. This...

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Jul 28, 2014 - Oct 24, 2014

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Modeling the Art and Engineering of Roman Aqueducts with Legos™ Average Joe Photo Show   Storrs, CT - Whether savoring a refreshing dip on a sweltering day, enjoying the calming beauty of the ocean’s waves, or the quenching sensation of an ice cold drink, water is no more on our minds than in the heat and humidity of the summer. Water is the theme of the UConn...

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Dog Days of Summer Children's Program at Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation

Jul 28, 2014 - Aug 15, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Know a kid who LOVES dogs? Looking for a fun summer activity? Check out Fidelco's Dog Days of Summer program! This program is designed for boys and girls ages 8 - 12 and it sells out every year. The program is held at our Bloomfield, CT headquarters and run by our staff. Choose from the following week-long sessions, either morning (8am - Noon) or afternoon (Noon - 4:00pm):...

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H2O x 2

Jul 28, 2014 - Oct 24, 2014

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Modeling the Art and Engineering of Roman Aqueducts with Legos™ Average Joe Photo Show   Storrs, CT - Whether savoring a refreshing dip on a sweltering day, enjoying the calming beauty of the ocean’s waves, or the quenching sensation of an ice cold drink, water is no more on our minds than in the heat and humidity of the summer. Water is the theme of the UConn...

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Welcome to O-la-mi “My World”

Jul 28, 2014 - Aug 15, 2014

This event occurs daily, every weekday.

June 23 – August 15, 9am – 4pm At O-la-mi, we’ve created a wonderful world of summer fun, enhanced by the Jewish values of kindness, respect, compassion, and community.  In addition to providing a joy-filled summer, our goal is to help children build self-esteem, acquire important social skills, make lasting friendships and take home memories that will last a...

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Zoo Patrol

Jul 28, 2014 - Aug 1, 2014

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

This session of Zoo Patrol offers children ages 12 - 14 the opportunity to participate in keeper talks, behind-the-scenes tours, animal related games, and crafts. Hands-on lab activities and nature studies may also be a part of the program. Sessions run on zoo grounds Monday through Friday. Each week is $140/child for Zoo members and $165/child for non-members.Advance registration is...

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TREEHOUSES: Look Who's Living in the Trees!

Jul 28, 2014 - Sep 1, 2014

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Saturday, June 21 - Monday, September 1 Hidden in the leaves, snug in the trunk or burrowed under the roots, what types of animals actually live in a tree? Bring your entire family to our super summer exhibition and find out just who and what lives in a tree! This exhibition encourages visitors to get up close and explore the variety of life forms that live in trees. You can go inside...

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"Vicarious" Exhibit at the Maritime Garage Gallery

Jul 28, 2014 - Aug 29, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

  The Norwalk Parking Authority's Maritime Garage Gallery presents its summer exhibit, “Vicarious”.  “Vicarious” displays art that suggests seeing things through someone else’s eyes, exploring another personality, a new lifestyle or place, or working in a different medium.  Exhibiting artists include Ingrid Baron (Fairfield), Bobbie...

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YWCA Darien/Norwalk Offering Children's Painting Workshops For The Summer

Jul 28, 2014 - Aug 15, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Children's Painting Workshops start June 23rd!  Class are held from 9:30 until noon at the YW Art Studio located at 49 Old Kings Highway N. in Darien, and are open to children ages 5 through 10.  The classes will focus on teaching children painting technique, color use and composition, while inspiring creativity and enjoyment of the artistic process.  Space is limited for...

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Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible

Jul 28, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

This exhibition showcases a singular work of art: a handwritten and illuminated Bible commissioned by the Benedictine monks of Saint John’s University and Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, to mark the dawn of the new millennium. This Bible is monumental in both size and scope: each of its nearly 1,150 pages, comprised in seven volumes, measures approximately 24 x 16 inches, and the...

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