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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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Connecticut Politics

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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Boat Building Workshop

Aug 23, 2014 - Aug 24, 2014

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

  Join in the spirit of the Connecticut River’s boat building heritage! Register with your family or a group of friends and build your very own CRM 12′ Skiff. This boat design is inspired by the traditional small boats that have been built along the River for hundreds of years.   Boat building groups of up to 4 people may participate. Children over age 10 are...

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Thank You, CT! 4th Annual Exhibition

Aug 23, 2014 - Aug 30, 2014

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

Thank You, CT! is an annual juried exhibition that showcases Connecticut's artistic talent. In it's fourth year, the show has brought museum directors, art critics, foundation presidents, and established artists to Connecticut to judge each year's entries. In the past, over 500 people each year have flocked to the gallery to see this exhibition.

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Birds of Prey Feeding at Earthplace

Aug 23, 2014 - Dec 27, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

  Earthplace staff will answer all your questions while our Birds of Prey get their daily meal.

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Food Truck Festival

Aug 23, 2014

Choose your favorite food truck to have dinner while you listen to the music from Andre, Eddie and friends on the New London Waterfront Park. We also have free face painting for kids.

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Caribbean Night

Aug 23, 2014

This Caribbean- style event is designed to experience the Caribbean culture. Dance all night to nonstop island music and fest on Caribbean cuisine.

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Truck Stop Troubadours/Bridge Street Live

Aug 23, 2014

Truck Stop Troubadours Tribute to Waylon Jennings & Outlaw Country At Bridge Street Live August 23 8 PM Show Tickets Here 860.693 9762 41 Bridge Street Collinsville Ct

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LEGENDARY COMEDIAN MORT SAHL PERFORMING AT PALACE DANBURY

Aug 23, 2014

Legendary stand-up comedian, Mort Sahl, is coming to Danbury’s historic Palace Theatre for an exclusive Connecticut performance on Saturday, August 23rd at 8pm. Before there was Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, there was the political comedy of Mort Sahl. Regarded by many as the godfather of modern political humor, Sahl changed the course of stand-up comedy. Sahl began...

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Fiddler on the Roof

Aug 23, 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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Martha Davis & The Motels

Aug 23, 2014

Her voice is unique, unmistakable and timeless – The Los Angeles Times’ Robert Hilburn called her “arguably the most charismatic female performer in rock.”  And we all know the hits, right? Only the Lonely, Suddenly Last Summer, Total Control, Careful, Forever Mine, Take the L, Mission of Mercy, Shame, Remember the Night…..oh ya, and there’s a...

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Tap & Jazz at Playhouse on Park

Aug 23, 2014 - Aug 23, 2014

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

WEST HARTFORD, CT- Tap and Jazz go together hand and hand. Now, come witness the collaboration of some of CT's incredible "20 something" musicians and dancers as they bring the two art forms together for an incredible night of tap dancing and jazz music. Don't miss out on this energizing blend of two of America's greatest past times, Tap & Jazz!!!!  ...

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