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Scholarship Honors Connecticut Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

Scholarship Honors Connecticut Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

TJ Lobraico died defending others last September. Now a scholarship at Western Connecticut has been established in his memory.

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DeLauro Proposes 1-Cent Tax on Each Teaspoon of Sugar in Soft Drinks

DeLauro Proposes 1-Cent Tax on Each Teaspoon of Sugar in Soft Drinks

With high rates of obesity, diabetes and related illnesses prevailing across the United States, U.S. Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro on Wednesday proposed the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax Act, or SWEET Act.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Pepe's Pizza Makes Boston Opening Official; Lines Up Brookline Site

Pepe's Pizza Makes Boston Opening Official; Lines Up Brookline Site

Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana has entered into an agreement to acquire the space that is currently operating as The Fireplace (since 2001) in Brookline, Mass.

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Farm-to-Table Cooking Classes With Northwest Connecticut Flavors

Farm-to-Table Cooking Classes With Northwest Connecticut Flavors

No. 9 Restaurant chef-owner Tim Cocheo will be featured Aug.15 with produce from Weatogue Farm in Salisbury, and on Sept. 13, Executive Chef Brandon Scimeca of the Interlaken Inn will cook with ingredients from Chubby Bunny Farm.

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Connecticut Politics

by Jennifer Swift
Connecticut Working Families Party Endorses Malloy Again

Connecticut Working Families Party Endorses Malloy Again

The Working Families Party announced their endorsement of incumbent Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his running mate, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman Tuesday, shutting out challengers Jonathan Pelto and state Sen. John McKinney.

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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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Arts & Entertainment

Jazz Helps Heal Jimmy Greene, Whose Daughter Was Killed at Sandy Hook; Saxophonist at Litchfield Festival Aug. 10

Jazz Helps Heal Jimmy Greene, Whose Daughter Was Killed at Sandy Hook; Saxophonist at Litchfield Festival Aug. 10

“Music is a way to communicate when there's nothing that words can further communicate,” says Greene, an acclaimed jazz saxophonist from Newtown whose band, the Jimmy Greene Quartet, will be one of the headliners at the 19th annual Litchfield Jazz Festival, taking place Aug. 8 to 10 at the Goshen Fairgrounds in Goshen.

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Top American Authors at a Big Book Event in Tiny Sharon, Connecticut

Top American Authors at a Big Book Event in Tiny Sharon, Connecticut

The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon invites readers and wine lovers alike to meet with more than 30 authors and illustrators at the 18th annual Sharon Summer Book Signing on Aug. 1.

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Style & Shopping

European Style of Emporium, Kiko Milano Cosmetics Coming to Yale Shops

European Style of Emporium, Kiko Milano Cosmetics Coming to Yale Shops

The shops at Yale and Yale University Properties announced Thursday afternoon the signing of lease agreements with two international retailers, Emporium DNA and Kiko Milano, for "one of the prime retail corners in New Haven," at 1 Broadway.

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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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Health & Wellness

Naugatuck 11-Year-Old Invents IV Backpack to Help Kids with Cancer

Naugatuck 11-Year-Old Invents IV Backpack to Help Kids with Cancer

Kylie Simonds is a raising funds to create a prototype of her IV backpack, which won the Patent Award at the UConn Invention Convention.

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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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History

The Charles W. Morgan Returns to Connecticut

The Charles W. Morgan Returns to Connecticut

It left, it has returned! The last wooden whaleship is back as historic voyage draws to a close.

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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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Education

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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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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The Impracticality of Modern-Day Mastodons

Aug 1, 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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CT Free Shakespeare presents As You Like It

Aug 1, 2014 - Aug 3, 2014

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

This adaptation, by Artistic Director, Ellen Lieberman, is As You Like It as you’ve never seen it. While true to Shakespeare’s 400-year-old language and intent, the action takes place in 1968--a time when hippies, love-ins and exuberant music abounded.  As with many of Shakespeare’s comedies, the plot involves feuding, disguised lovers and misplaced love, resulting in...

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Andrew Dice Clay to Perform One-Night-Only at The Fox Theater at Foxwoods August 1st

Aug 1, 2014

He's rude and he's crude. He reached the professional pinnacle for which every young comedian aspires and quickly crumbled to the dregs of the entertainment industry. His career truly embodies the rise and the fall, the high's, the low's, the ebbs and the flows of a bonafide Hollywood icon - even if just for a brief moment. After making his first standup performance back...

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New Haven’s Own Winfred Rembert

Aug 1, 2014 - Aug 31, 2014

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

  Renowned Artist Winfred Rembert Featured in Kehler Liddell Gallery Exhibit   The Kehler Liddell Gallery is honored to present New Haven’s Own Winfred Rembert, featuring stories of African American lives in the Deep South during the era of segregation, boldly told on hand-tooled, dyed leather, on exhibit from Thursday, July 31- Sunday, August 31 at Kehler Liddell’s...

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This One's Optimistic: Pincushion

Aug 1, 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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Register for JCC S'More Camp (K-9th Grade)

Aug 1, 2014

Runs August 11-22 JCC Day Camps has ended for the summer. You want s’more?! Then come on back! 9am-4pm (Before/After camp available) S’more Camp offers more days of fun in the sun. A more relaxed, flexible program that still includes many of the earlier camp activities. Transportation is not offered for S'More Camp. Contact: summercamp@jccnh.org

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Rendezvous: 11th Annual Arts Council Members Exhibition

Aug 1, 2014 - Sep 19, 2014

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

The Arts Council of Greater New Haven presents Rendezvous, in the Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery. There will be an artists’ reception from 5 to 7pm on Thursday, July 10th for this, our 11th annual members show. The public is invited to attend. This inclusive show will be comprised of artwork created by members of The Arts Council of Greater New Haven, representing a wide...

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Friday night concerts at Stonington Vineyards

Aug 1, 2014 - Aug 29, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Friday.

Fridays in August we will be offering live music on our new patio from 6:00 to 9:00pm!  Tickets $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Season Passes available for $96/person online below. {Get one concert free!} Under 12 free admission with parent. Picnics allowed but no outside alcohol allowed on premises. There will be food available for purchase.  To purchase tickets please call the...

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New Media: David Borawski

Aug 1, 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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Ronnie Wood: Art and Music

Aug 1, 2014 - Aug 10, 2014

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

  Best known as a musician with The Rolling Stones and formerly with The Faces, Ronnie Wood is also an accomplished artist who works in a variety of media and exhibits regularly in galleries and museums. The exhibition features an exciting selection of paintings, lithographs, and pen-and-ink drawings by Wood as well as photographs and an exclusive message from Ronnie filmed while he...

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