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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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Voting for Connecticut's Favorite Town Ends Friday; Westport, Putnam Leading

Voting for Connecticut's Favorite Town Ends Friday; Westport, Putnam Leading

There is still time vote for the fan-favorite Connecticut town. Which do you think deserves the crown?

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
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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Spicy Deliciousness at Oaxaca Kitchen in New Haven

Spicy Deliciousness at Oaxaca Kitchen in New Haven

New Haven has been home to Prasad Chirnomula’s two stand-out Indian restaurants, the elegant Thali and the more casual, as well as vegetarian, Thali Too. When Chirnomula was encouraged to open yet another eatery, he surprised everyone by switching continents and culinary interests. He and co-owner Tom Brandt went Mexican and called it Oaxaca Kitchen.

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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

'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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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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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

Whaling Ship Charles W. Morgan Sails With Whales, Heads for Cape Cod

Whaling Ship Charles W. Morgan Sails With Whales, Heads for Cape Cod

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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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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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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July Exhibit at the Geary Gallery in Darien, CT

Jul 25, 2014 - Jul 31, 2014

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

The Geary Gallery of Darien proudly presents “The Beauty of En Plein Air” featuring the oil paintings of North Carolina painter, Jon Houglum. His exhibit runs July 1 – 31. The Geary Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 576 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820. (203) 655-6633. www.gearygallery.com  

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

Jul 25, 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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Old State House Farmers Market

Jul 25, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Tuesday and Friday.

The Old State House Farmers Market is the oldest of its kind in the state of Connecticut. Located on the grounds of Connecticut's Old State House in the lively business district of downtown Hartford, the OSH Farmers Market showcases some of Connecticut's freshest produce and coolest crafts - all of which are grown and made right here in the Nutmeg State. The market is open every...

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Into the Woods Jr

Jul 25, 2014 - Jul 27, 2014

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

In Into the Woods, with book by James Lapine and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, fairy tale characters—Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (of beanstalk fame), Rapunzel, and the Witch—meet and interact in an original twisted tale. The story centers on a baker and his wife who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the king's festival; and Jack, who...

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Fujiko Nakaya: Veil

Jul 25, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The Glass House, situated on a promontory overlooking a valley, is subject to changing wind patterns, as well as variable temperature and humidity, that will continually influence the interchange between Veil and the building it shrouds. Fresh water, pumped at high pressure through 600 nozzles, will produce an immersive environment that reveals these dynamic conditions. According to Nakaya,...

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The World in Motion

Jul 25, 2014 - Aug 23, 2014

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

An exhibition and sale of new photographs by Peter Daitch. The theme of motion of light and color aptly reflect this artist's point of view.  Opening reception Saturday, July 19th from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Admission is free.  Visitors are welcome and encouraged Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online anytime at www.cooleygallery.com. The Cooley Gallery, 25 Lyme Street....

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Auditions for Annie Jr

Jul 25, 2014 - Jul 26, 2014

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

Performing Arts Academy will hold auditions for the classic musical, Annie Jr., on Saturday, July 19 and July 25 from 10:00 am to 12:00 p.m. at Performing Arts Academy of CT (131 Bradley Rd, Woodbridge, CT). Child must be between the ages of 5 to 17 are welcome to audition. Those auditioning are asked to prepare one-minute of a song from a musical to sing for their audition. Readings from...

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Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible

Jul 25, 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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"Anything Goes" Art Exhibition

Jul 25, 2014

Affordable art by Lyme Art Association members offered in a fun, casual setting.

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Summer Art Adventures

Jul 25, 2014 - Aug 14, 2014

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

This summer, the Art Adventures series will have six sessions with seven different artists/educators. While they each offer distinct areas of expertise, each teacher is committed to encouraging children in their arts education. Come for one week or the entire summer! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.  July 8-10: Sci-Fi Comics with Matt Ryan July 15-17: Mini...

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