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New Haven area school cooks learn kid-friendly food techniques at ‘boot camp’

New Haven area school cooks learn kid-friendly food techniques at ‘boot camp’

For cooks in the public school system getting children to eat their vegetables is a challenge. A new program in the New Haven area helps cooks find solutions to this and other challenges.

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Gangs of New London: New Guilty Plea in 'Green Garages' Case

Gangs of New London: New Guilty Plea in 'Green Garages' Case

A group called the Green Garages had long engaged in criminal activities in New London including drug dealing and acts of violence. In 2011 the violence intensified.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
7 Upcoming Connecticut Beer Fests You Don't Want to Miss

7 Upcoming Connecticut Beer Fests You Don't Want to Miss

Almost every weekend for the next month Connecticut has a major beer festival coming up.

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 The Next Frozen Yogurt? SnoJoy Café Brings ‘Shaved Snow’ to Connecticut

The Next Frozen Yogurt? SnoJoy Café Brings ‘Shaved Snow’ to Connecticut

Shaved snow is a popular dessert in Taiwan and California. Two young entrepreneurs have started selling it in New Haven and hope it's the "next big thing."

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Connecticut Politics

by Jennifer Swift
Job Recovery, Steady but Slow Under Malloy; 6.7 Percent Jobless in State

Job Recovery, Steady but Slow Under Malloy; 6.7 Percent Jobless in State

Job creation has been slow but steady under Governor Dannel P. Malloy. Will the same be true if he is re-elected?

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Gov. Malloy Touts Economic Progress, But Is It Enough to Win Re-Election?

Gov. Malloy Touts Economic Progress, But Is It Enough to Win Re-Election?

when he took office, Gov. Dannel Malloy pledged to put the state’s economy on a path to prosperity, but four years later Connecticut is still struggling—as is Malloy’s re-election bid.

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Arts & Entertainment

 Katharine Hepburn-Inspired Performance Venue in Old Saybrook Turns 5 in Style

Katharine Hepburn-Inspired Performance Venue in Old Saybrook Turns 5 in Style

The Kate has logged more than 1,000 performances in its lovely 250-seat theater treasured by both performers and audiences for its intimacy and acoustics—and it’s celebrating the five-year milestone Aug. 23 with its annual gala.

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Undying Love, Murder Plot, (Dinner)—A Magic (Flute) Evening in Middlebury

Undying Love, Murder Plot, (Dinner)—A Magic (Flute) Evening in Middlebury

A fully-staged and costumed production of Die Zauberflote (“The Magic Flute”)is being presented Aug. 23 at The Westover School in Middlebury.

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Style & Shopping

'House Hunters' Finds Dream Home for One Connecticut Couple; Airs Saturday

'House Hunters' Finds Dream Home for One Connecticut Couple; Airs Saturday

Erin and Eric Harkrader found their dream home courtesy of HGTV's "House Hunters." Their episode airs Saturday, August 23.

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Bridgeport Family’s Garden Retreat a Labor of Love and Recycling

Bridgeport Family’s Garden Retreat a Labor of Love and Recycling

Annette Erzen got the garden retreat of her dreams thanks to her son and 34 reclaimed windows.

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Health & Wellness

UConn Medical Students Cycle for Leukemia Research; Raise $30,000

UConn Medical Students Cycle for Leukemia Research; Raise $30,000

University of Connecticut medical students Greg Kirby and Jonathan Kobles will finish their cross-country bicycle ride this Saturday with final leg from Farmington to Hammonasset Beach State Park.

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Denan Project of Woodbury Provides Free Health Care to 50,000 Globally

Denan Project of Woodbury Provides Free Health Care to 50,000 Globally

The Denan Project, a nonprofit organization based in Woodbury, operates free health clinics in four countries and provides health care to more than 50,000 people annually.

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History

Hartford Stage's 'Ether Dome' Explores the Story of Dr. Horace Wells

Hartford Stage's 'Ether Dome' Explores the Story of Dr. Horace Wells

The "pain-full" and compelling story of Hartford's Dr. Horace Wells is finally being brought to the stage.

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Great Granddaughter of Architect Cass Gilbert Leads Tours of Woolworth Building

Great Granddaughter of Architect Cass Gilbert Leads Tours of Woolworth Building

New Canaan resident and descendent of Gilbert Cass is offering tours of her great grandfather's most well-known creation.

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Education

WCSU's $97 Million Danbury Visual and Performing Arts Center to Open

WCSU's $97 Million Danbury Visual and Performing Arts Center to Open

A stunning concert hall and theater crown the new home of Western Connecticut State University's School of Visual and Performing Arts.

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Teachers Sweeten Summer as Owners of Milford Soft Serve Ice Cream Truck

Teachers Sweeten Summer as Owners of Milford Soft Serve Ice Cream Truck

Fairfield High School teachers Stefanie and Pat Cole serve delicious ice cream off their truck Milford Soft Serve through the summer months.

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Boat Building Workshop

Aug 22, 2014 - Aug 24, 2014

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

  Join in the spirit of the Connecticut River’s boat building heritage! Register with your family or a group of friends and build your very own CRM 12′ Skiff. This boat design is inspired by the traditional small boats that have been built along the River for hundreds of years.   Boat building groups of up to 4 people may participate. Children over age 10 are...

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Schooner Cruises on the Connecticut River

Aug 22, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014

This event occurs daily, every weekday.

  Schooner Mary E River Cruises There’s no better way to experience the wonders and natural beauty of the Connecticut! Climb aboard the Schooner Mary E for an afternoon or sunset cruise beginning Memorial Day weekend through October. Enjoy views of River wildlife and landmarks while gliding through the cool, peaceful waters of the Connecticut. Help hoist a sail or...

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Thank You, CT! 4th Annual Exhibition

Aug 22, 2014 - Aug 30, 2014

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

Thank You, CT! is an annual juried exhibition that showcases Connecticut's artistic talent. In it's fourth year, the show has brought museum directors, art critics, foundation presidents, and established artists to Connecticut to judge each year's entries. In the past, over 500 people each year have flocked to the gallery to see this exhibition.

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Bozrah Farmers Market

Aug 22, 2014 - Oct 10, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Friday.

The Bozrah Farmers Market is held at the scenic Maples Farm Park located at 45 Bozrah Street, Bozrah, CT 06334.  The Market will begin it's 6th Season on July 4, 2014 and run through October 10, 2014 every Friday Evening from 4-7pm. "A Small Town with a Big Market". Voted #1 Connecticut Favorite Farmers Market in 2013. Bozrah Farmers Market is a WIC and...

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4th Friday Square Fair

Aug 22, 2014

The Square Fair will be a great opportunity to visit Storrs Center, have dinner with friends, and browse booths by talented local artists and makers. The Square Fair will be held in Dog Lane in front of One Dog Lane.  The Square Fair will be held on the fourth Friday of each month from May through September.  The Square Fair will be open from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm and will be...

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Maritime Cruise and Cuisine

Aug 22, 2014 - Aug 29, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Friday.

  The recipe for a perfect summer night out is available every Friday night in July and August (except July 4th) thanks to a partnership between the Norwalk Seaport Association, Mama’s Boy restaurant and the Norwalk Parking Authority.   “Maritime Cruise and Cuisine” Fridays are returning for a third year offering participants a cruise around the...

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Armageddon Live w/ Framework, Chirality, and Dainsleif @Cherry St Station

Aug 22, 2014

Come join us for a night of Brutality!  ARMAGEDDON featuring Chris Amott (ex- Arch Enemy) will be headlning with several other bands in support. You won't want to miss it!  Armageddon  Framework  Dainsleif  Chirality  Doors at 7:30 pm  $5 cover  All shows at Cherry Street Station are Strictly 21+

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Square Dance at Blue Slope Country Museum and Farm

Aug 22, 2014

No Experience Necessary! Singles, Couples, Families; Young & Old; Dance: Squares and Lines.  Hoedown held in the Bank Barn.

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The Swon Brothers Play Mohegan Sun's Wolf Den

Aug 22, 2014

The Swon Brothers (Zach and Colton) first hit the national radar charming fans with their incredible sibling harmonies and fun-loving personalities as finalists on Team Blake in Season 4 of NBC's The Voice. Newly signed to the Arista Nashville record label, the brothers returned to The Voice in December of 2013 to perform "Later On," the first taste of the...

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Tap & Jazz at Playhouse on Park

Aug 22, 2014 - Aug 23, 2014

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

WEST HARTFORD, CT- Tap and Jazz go together hand and hand. Now, come witness the collaboration of some of CT's incredible "20 something" musicians and dancers as they bring the two art forms together for an incredible night of tap dancing and jazz music. Don't miss out on this energizing blend of two of America's greatest past times, Tap & Jazz!!!!  ...

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