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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 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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Spicy Deliciousness at Oaxaca Kitchen in New Haven

Spicy Deliciousness at Oaxaca Kitchen in New Haven

New Haven has been home to Prasad Chirnomula’s two stand-out Indian restaurants, the elegant Thali and the more casual, as well as vegetarian, Thali Too. When Chirnomula was encouraged to open yet another eatery, he surprised everyone by switching continents and culinary interests. He and co-owner Tom Brandt went Mexican and called it Oaxaca Kitchen.

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Connecticut Politics

by Jennifer Swift
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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Gun Control Advocates Protest Gov. Chris Christie’s Connecticut Visit

Gun Control Advocates Protest Gov. Chris Christie’s Connecticut Visit

About 180 people lined the road leading to the entrance of a private home in Greenwich, where Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey was campaigning for Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley.

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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

Whaling Ship Charles W. Morgan Sails With Whales, Heads for Cape Cod

Whaling Ship Charles W. Morgan Sails With Whales, Heads for Cape Cod

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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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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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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Jon Tsoi and Marija Pavlovka

Jul 24, 2014 - Jul 25, 2014

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

We hatched them. We let them loose. And now, they're back. From Paris and NYC, Tsoi and Pavlovska are bringing their new work to the gallery in a duo-exhibition. Tsoi, a Chinese artist, uses a blindfold to create his mixed media work. Pavlovska, originally from Macedonia, just completed a residency in Paris, and will be exhibiting a new collection of works that build upon her original...

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COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL PRESENTS CONCERT IN THE PARK

Jul 24, 2014

Bring your blanket, lawn chair, and picnic basket and enjoy an entertaining concert presented by the Community Music School on Thursday, July 24 at 6 pm at the Main Street Park Gazebo in Essex. The rain location is St. John’s Episcopal Church in Essex. The concert features performances by the CMS Summer Band, a multi-generational student ensemble, the Trumpet Ensemble, and others. CMS...

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“RAILS TO BACK TRAILS” with Sue A. DelBianco

Jul 24, 2014

Join us as local Rail-Trail Historian/Author, Sue A. DelBianco hosts a slide presentation entitled “RAILS TO BACK TRAILS” at the Black Rock Branch Library. Sue will show captivating images of then- and- now of a rail line, called The Housatonic, which started in Bridgeport, CT and continued north into The Trumbull Valley, Monroe, Newtown, Hawleyville, and continued all the...

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"Elijah" with Music on the Hill

Jul 24, 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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Levitt Pavilion Presents Casuarina - Free Concert

Jul 24, 2014

FREE | OUTDOORS Samba the night away with Brazil's celebrated quintet! One of the most respected samba bands of Brazil – and celebrating their 13th anniversary – this fresh-faced group sways its way through the sexy, upbeat best of classic sambas. With ties to some of Brazil’s hippest pop figures,Casuarina’s sophisticated and virtuosic original arrangements have...

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South By Southwest (SXSW) sensation to Headline Comix at Foxwoods

Jul 24, 2014 - Jul 26, 2014

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

Comix at Foxwoods presents South By Southwest (SXSW) sensation and Colorado native, Dan Soder who will be kicking off a three-night, four-performance show at Comix at Foxwoods Comedy Club July 24 at 8pm. Only six years into performing stand-up, comedian Dan Soder has established himself as a mainstay at top New York City comedy venues. Soder started doing stand-up comedy while...

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Fiddler on the Roof

Jul 24, 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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BRAVO’s “Better Half “Funnyman, Joe Matarese to Headline Comix at Foxwoods

Jul 24, 2014 - Jul 26, 2014

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Comix at Foxwoods presents funnyman of Bravo’s “Better Half,” Joe Matarese for three evenings of laughter and entertainment kicking off this Thursday. Joe Matarese’s completely autobiographical act criticizes his subtly dysfunctional life, while his main objective is trying to fix it. Matarese’s knack for turning real life struggles into comedic gems landed...

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Plein Air Workshops with Robert Reynolds

Jul 24, 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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Rendezvous: 11th Annual Arts Council Members Exhibition

Jul 24, 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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