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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
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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Prime Season for Pure Local Food at Farmers Markets Across Connecticut

Prime Season for Pure Local Food at Farmers Markets Across Connecticut

Here's a guide to farmers markets all over Connecticut, which offer locally-grown, often organic fruits, vegetables, meats, breads, sweets and so much more.

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Connecticut Politics

by Jennifer Swift
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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Lauretti Drops Bid for Gov, Will Petition for Lt. Gov.

Altering his bid for the governor's mansion, Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti will instead petition to get on the ballot as a lieutenant governor. Lauretti, who did not receive enough delegates to automatically primary for the Republican nominee for governor at the GOP convention last...

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

Jul 22, 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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Auditions for Annie Jr

Jul 22, 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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The World in Motion

Jul 22, 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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Old State House Farmers Market

Jul 22, 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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Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible

Jul 22, 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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Summer Art Adventures

Jul 22, 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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Glass Today: 21st Century Innovations

Jul 22, 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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This One's Optimistic: Pincushion

Jul 22, 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 reflection of...

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Helen Cantrell-Judy Friday:Summertime

Jul 22, 2014 - Jul 31, 2014

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

New paintings and works on paper, July 1 - August 31.

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Garden Art

Jul 22, 2014 - Jul 26, 2014

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

Gallery 53, 53 Colony St. Meriden will host "Garden Art" an exhibit of paintings and sculptures depicting garden scenes and pieces of art found in gardens.  The show will run July 11 - 26.  The public is invited to the opening reception, Friday July 11, 5-8 P.M.  Gallery 53, which operated with a grant from the Ct. Economic Commission, is open Tuesday - Friday 12 - 4...

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