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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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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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Levitt Pavilion presents Le Vent Du Nord - Free Concert

Aug 23, 2014

Inaugural Summer Season FREE | OUTDOORS Back by popular demand, Le Vent du nord is now one of the most-loved Quebec folk outfits throughout the world, featuring progressive folk, with a hard-driving soulful and Celtic edge. Lawn opens at 7pm. An on-site concession will be open for all shows. Picnics are welcome.  Shows are “shower or shine”. For free...

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NBC’s Last Comic Standing Semi-Finalist Nikki Glaser To Take The Stage at Comix at Foxwoods Comedy Club

Aug 23, 2014 - Aug 23, 2014

Comix At Foxwoods presents NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” semi-finalist, Nikki Glaser for a three-night, four-performance event that kicks off on Thursday, Aug. 21 at 8 p.m. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased in advance for $15-$40. This show is for mature audiences only. Nikki Glaser, better known as the semifinalist of “Last Comic Standing”...

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The Impracticality of Modern-Day Mastodons

Aug 23, 2014 - Aug 23, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Friday and Saturday.

When everyone becomes what they wanted to be when they grew up, the world is suddenly full of astronauts, ballerinas, and one bewildered mastodon. A brand-new, off-beat comedy about ambition, vocation, and impractical beasts by award-winning playwright Rachel Teagle, featuring a kinetic sculpture by Anne Cubberly. The cast features Lisa DelCegno of Rocky Hill as Jess; Brett Aiello...

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WorldStar Comedy Tour Set to Bring The House Down at Fox Theater at Foxwoods

Aug 23, 2014

Comix At Foxwoods presents for a one-night-only performance, the WorldStar Comedy Tour on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 10 p.m. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased in advance for $30-$50. This show is for mature audiences only. For the first time ever at Foxwoods, the wildly popular comedy website is bringing together the supergroup, for a night of roaring, in-your-face laughter....

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Photography Exhibit

Aug 23, 2014 - Aug 23, 2014

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

Gallery 53, 53 Colony St, Meriden Ct, will host a photography show August 9 - 23.  Receiving is Friday, August 1 from 12 - 3 PM and Saturday, August 2 from 10 - 1 PM.  The public is invited to a reception on Saturday, August 9 from 1 - 3 PM.  Gallery 53 operates with assistance from the Ct. Department of Economic and Community Development.  The Artisan Gift Shop is open...

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New Media: David Borawski

Aug 23, 2014 - Aug 31, 2014

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

Hartford-based multi-media installation artist David Borawski likes to take the viewer on a visual and conceptual ride, leading you down a path then leaving you to find your way home. Unleashing ideas, images and ready made materials that the viewer may not normally consider as art supplies, Borawski’s work draws upon social and political events that have influenced major shifts in our...

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Plein Air Workshops with Robert Reynolds

Aug 23, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014

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

En Plein Air is French for “in open air”. This term was coined in the early 20th century for those that were interested in creating works amongst nature exclusively out doors.    THIS SUMMER Now offering Plein Air workshops with Robert Reynolds June 21st-22nd, July 12th, and September 13th-14th Call Reynolds Fine Art with inquiries.

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Glass Today: 21st Century Innovations

Aug 23, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014

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

A sequel to the NBMAA’s popular 2008 glass exhibition, Glass Today: 21st-Century Innovations, celebrates glass as a material for contemporary art—sculpture, installation, video and even painting and printmaking. This group exhibition, curated by Assistant Curator Anna Rogulina, brings together over 80 works by 66 artists united by their ability to manipulate the properties...

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The Way We Worked – A Smithsonian Exhibit

Aug 23, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014

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

Created by the Smithsonian Institution and drawing from the National Archives’ rich collections, The Way We Worked explores how work became such a central element in American culture by tracing the many changes that affected the workforce and work environments over the past 130 years.  The diversity of the American workforce is one of its strengths. This exhibition is an...

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Mill of the Month program presented by

Aug 23, 2014

 A walking tour of various mill sites on the fourth Saturday of the each month at 10:00 or 4:00.  Including exterior and some interior tours by Bev York and other historians.  Programs held rain or shine. Tours include the study of small buildings and magnificent structures, water and steam powered factories, textile and other products, mill reuse and preservation issues and...

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