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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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This One's Optimistic: Pincushion

Aug 23, 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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Foxwoods® Resort Casino Welcomes "Legends in Concert"

Aug 23, 2014 - Aug 31, 2014

“Legends in Concert,” the original and largest live celebrity tribute show, is returning for its eighth season at Foxwoods® Resort Casino. Performances at the Fox Theater begin on Tuesday, July 22 and last through Sunday, August 31. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. Times and dates vary, please visit www.foxwoods.com for a complete schedule.

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Sentinels on the Sound - 2014 Summer Lighthouse Weekends

Aug 23, 2014 - Aug 31, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Sunday and Saturday.

 16 weekends (both Saturdays & Sundays) of lighthouse boat tours and special events. We will have weekend packages

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Schemitzun

Aug 23, 2014 - Aug 24, 2014

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

Bring the whole family and join the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation as they celebrate their 21st Annual Schemitzun Powwow on Saturday, August 23, from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm and Sunday, August  24, from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm at the Mashantucket  Pequot Cultural Grounds. Admission is $5 per day - free parking and shuttle service will be provided at Foxwoods Resort Casino,...

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La Cage Aux Folles

Aug 23, 2014 - Aug 31, 2014

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

La Cage Aux Folles opens at the Ivoryton Playhouse on August 6th and runs through August 31st. Show times are Weds. & Sun. at 2 p.m.; There will be additonal matinees on Sat. Aug. 16th and Aug. 23rd at 2 p.m. Evening performances are Thurs. & Fri. at 7:30 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. at 8 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 860-767-7318 or at www.ivorytonplayhouse.org La Cage Aux...

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The Brooklyn Fair

Aug 23, 2014 - Aug 24, 2014

The oldest continuously active agricultural fair in the United States. Featuring livestock shows, agricultural & historical displays, home & garden exhibits, live entertainment, rides, food & more. New this year is the addition of Robinson's Racing Pigs & Pig Paddling Porkers.    Admission is: Adults $10, children (under 12) FREE; Friday is Senior Day - admission $6 (65+). Hours: Thur -...

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New Haven’s Own Winfred Rembert

Aug 23, 2014 - Aug 31, 2014

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  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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NEW/NOW: Bob Gregson

Aug 23, 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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