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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

‘Woodstock’ at Connecticut’s Powder Ridge, Banned in ’70, Coming in October

‘Woodstock’ at Connecticut’s Powder Ridge, Banned in ’70, Coming in October

Nearly 45 years after the infamous July 1970 rock fest that promised a Woodstock-caliber lineup like Janis Joplin, the Allman Brothers and Van Morrison, Powder Ridge Ski Area CEO Sean Hayes is resurrecting the idea.

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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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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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Schooner Cruises on the Connecticut River

Jul 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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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FREE Zumba®

Jul 29, 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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Levitt Pavilion: Emil Zrihan - Free Concert

Jul 29, 2014

The "Moroccan nightingale" mesmerizes with a concert under the stars. The spectacular Morocco-born, Israel-based countertenor marries Arabic mawal and Jewish cantorial music as he soars through Sephardic and Judeo-Andalusian songs with riveting passion and breathtaking improvisional flights.  FREE | OUTDOORS http://levittpavilion.com/ Lawn opens at 6pm. An on-site...

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Summer Improv Master Classes at Playhouse on Park

Jul 29, 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 29, 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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Fiddler on the Roof

Jul 29, 2014 - Sep 7, 2014

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

"L'Chaim — To Life!" The international smash about Russian villagers and their universal longings — love, wealth, freedom, God and home — makes its Goodspeed Musicals debut, boasting the beloved songs "If I Were a Rich Man," "Sunrise, Sunset," "Matchmaker," and more. Dance into the town of Anatevka, where "Tradition" is...

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NEW/NOW: Bob Gregson

Jul 29, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014

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

In our world of Twitter, iPhones, Facebook, and other forms of social media, many people live removed from the physical world. Bob Gregson’s work counteracts this lack of intimate involvement and creates situations that constantly shift the rules and allow for new encounters. There is a reason why Bob Gregson’s work is fun. His exhibition Space to...

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This One's Optimistic: Pincushion

Jul 29, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014

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

This One’s Optimistic: Pincushion is a densely hung, salon style exhibition that includes paintings and drawings by 38 contemporary artists, all of whom are known for their excellence in making work that leans heavily towards abstraction. Their styles are vastly different and will, in close proximity, create a wide-ranging visual experience, which can be seen as a current...

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