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Mystery Surrounds Enfield Time Capsule; Will Medical Examiner X-Ray It?

Mystery Surrounds Enfield Time Capsule; Will Medical Examiner X-Ray It?

The giant slab of concrete unearthed by accident at Enfield High School appears to be a time capsule but who buried it and when remains a mystery.

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Hillary Clinton Signs Copies of 'Hard Choices' in Madison; 1,000 Line Up

Hillary Clinton Signs Copies of 'Hard Choices' in Madison; 1,000 Line Up

R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison hosted a Hillary Clinton book-signing for her book “Hard Choices” July 19. At least 1,000 people got their copies signed.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
A Connecticut Company Wants to Change the Way People Eat Candy

A Connecticut Company Wants to Change the Way People Eat Candy

Torie & Howard makes all natural organic hard candy that's low in calories and far healthier than other options on the market.

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New Eli's Tavern in Milford Dazzles With Delicious Gastropub Delights

New Eli's Tavern in Milford Dazzles With Delicious Gastropub Delights

Eli's Tavern, the latest outpost in the mini Eli's empire, has a talented young chef turning out hearty, delicious and creative gastropub food.

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Connecticut Politics

by Jennifer Swift
Gun Control Advocates Protest Gov. Chris Christie’s Connecticut Visit

Gun Control Advocates Protest Gov. Chris Christie’s Connecticut Visit

About 180 people lined the road leading to the entrance of a private home in Greenwich, where Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey was campaigning for Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley.

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Connecticut's Gubernatorial Race Will Be Influenced by Education, Teachers

Connecticut's Gubernatorial Race Will Be Influenced by Education, Teachers

Education—and the issues surrounding it—will play a big role in this year’s gubernatorial election.

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Arts & Entertainment

Star On The Web Rewards Talent at Quarterly Winners Show at The Reserve

Star On The Web Rewards Talent at Quarterly Winners Show at The Reserve

Three performers will be chosen at the Star On The Web Quarterly Winners Show on July 21 at The Reserve in Meriden.

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Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport: John Fogerty, Widespread Panic, Ziggy Marley and More

Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport: John Fogerty, Widespread Panic, Ziggy Marley and More

Gathering of the Vibes, the family friendly music festival, returns to Bridgeport's Seaside Park July 31 to Aug. 3.

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Style & Shopping

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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IKEA Celebrates 10 Years in New Haven With Giveaways this Weekend

IKEA Celebrates 10 Years in New Haven With Giveaways this Weekend

IKEA's store in New Haven is celebrating their 10th anniversary this weekend with giveaways, contests and discounts.

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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

Plans to Turn Wallace Stevens' House Into a Museum Have Fallen Through

Plans to Turn Wallace Stevens' House Into a Museum Have Fallen Through

A Wallace Stevens biographer had hoped to close on the poet's Hartford house this Friday and open a museum, but that plan fell apart Wednesday.

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Ghost Tours at Mark Twain House in Hartford; Will Lady in White Appear?

Ghost Tours at Mark Twain House in Hartford; Will Lady in White Appear?

Samuel Clemens may not have believed in ghosts himself, but that may not have stopped his former house from being a home to them.

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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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Gifts of the Animals

Jul 22, 2014 - Aug 27, 2014

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

Each week, the museum's very own Didi McKay, author of Gifts of the Animals, will explore animals and cultures highlighted in her book, followed by special activities.

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Landscape Painting - Hollis Dunlap, instructor

Jul 22, 2014 - Sep 2, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Tuesday.

Outdoor painting can be an extremely inspiring and rewarding experience. This class will focus on achieving a strong composition and sense of light in the painting. With this in mind, students will be encouraged to use a relatively simple palette and work on smaller canvases in order to more quickly capture fleeting light effects. You will work to achieve interesting compositions, and learn...

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Art Start

Jul 22, 2014 - Aug 26, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Tuesday.

This program helps caregivers and young children discover art together in the Museum. Listen to a story and then explore line, shape, color, and other elements of art with teaching artist Margaret Freedman. Margaret has a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and teaches at the Noah Webster House, here at the New Britain Museum of American Art, and in pre-K through 8th grade...

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Schooner Cruises on the Connecticut River

Jul 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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A Day in a Farmer's Life

Jul 22, 2014 - Aug 19, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Tuesday.

Tuesdays, July 1 - August 19, 2:30 – 3:15pm Come by and discover what it takes to be a farmer on Heckscher Farm. Each week farm staff will pick an activity to show the diversity of farm life and how we care for our animals and the environment. We will be conducting hands-on programs for all ages. Programs will include milking, grooming, caring for baby animals, and more. Program is...

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Plān 'E(ə)r: 
A Group Exhibition

Jul 22, 2014 - Aug 4, 2014

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

  Reynolds Fine Art is pleased present Plān 'E(ə)r:
A Group Exhibition featuring the artwork of  Leif Nilsson, Emily Buchanan, Brian Neher,Timothy Horn, Karen Weihs, Kathryn McMahon,Terry Delapp, Eileen Eder, Margaret Dean, and Kevin Macpherson.

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Jon Tsoi and Marija Pavlovka

Jul 22, 2014 - Jul 25, 2014

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

We hatched them. We let them loose. And now, they're back. From Paris and NYC, Tsoi and Pavlovska are bringing their new work to the gallery in a duo-exhibition. Tsoi, a Chinese artist, uses a blindfold to create his mixed media work. Pavlovska, originally from Macedonia, just completed a residency in Paris, and will be exhibiting a new collection of works that build upon her original...

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FREE Zumba®

Jul 22, 2014 - Dec 30, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Tuesday.

Come join a FREE Zumba Fitness class every Tuesday! Share away and become part of a community fitness organization dedicated to your well-being.

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Summer Improv Master Classes at Playhouse on Park

Jul 22, 2014 - Jul 29, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Tuesday.

WEST HARTFORD, CT- This summer, Playhouse on Park is offering three master classes that focus on improvisational theatre. These classes will be offered on Tuesday evenings from 7 pm to 10 pm. The first class (The Start of the Scene) will be held July 15th. The second class (Master Monologues) will be held July 22nd. The final class (Scenes, Scenes, Scenes) will be held July 29th. The...

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"Elijah" with Music on the Hill

Jul 22, 2014 - Jul 31, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Tuesday and Thursday.

Area singers are invited to join the 12th annual Music on the Hill Summer Chorus for Mendelssohn's Elijah.  Artistic Director Ellen Dickinson will conduct a 60-voice chorus which draws singers from across the region to rehearse and perform a major choral-orchestral work in July. Rehearsals begin July 1 and run Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Weston Public Library.  ...

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